March 2nd, 2007


I don’t know if this is the sort of thing a person ought to mention on their blog or not. I worry a lot about appropriateness, if you hadn’t noticed. I like for people to have a pleasant experience when they show up here, and I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable.

But this seems like kind of a big deal, so I thought I’d chance it.

I’m not even sure how to put this, so I guess… well, I guess I’ll just say it like this, separately spaced, centered, and bolded:

I’m available.

It’s taken me some time to come to this point, but I’m finally ready to announce it. Sure, it might not mean much to some of you – most of you, even – but for a select few, it might put a spring in your step, a gleam in your eye, or a flutter in your heart. To those select few I say this: contact me. My email address is in the upper-left corner, the comments section is open – I’ll even give you my phone number if you want. Just give me a holler.

We’ll have fun, I promise you. Oh, there’ll be rough times, but if we work through them, we’ll come out on the other side of them a better team, more prepared for the next challenges. But if you’re up for it, so am I. With enough work, maybe we’ll eventually be able to take a crack at something a little scary, very difficult, but ultimately rewarding: “Freebird” on Expert.

Considering I’m just now starting to try songs on Hard, it might take a while. But if you’re available to work on it, I am, too. So if you wanna play some Guitar Hero until your fingers fall off, give me a holler.

I’m totally available. For playing Guitar Hero.

18 Comments on “Available”

  1. M. Kate says:


    You're so outta my league. I'd be afraid to even dream of it. *sigh*

  2. TheBon says:

    You are far too adorable for your own good.

  3. the obscure says:

    You did not.

  4. mrross says:

    Haha, you're my favorite. :)

  5. Big E says:

    Those two words…and the picture of you waxing poetic in front of the Thomas Kincaide picture and the candles has put me over the edge.

  6. Brandy says:

    Of course NOW you become available…. and I'm already taken!

  7. Vanessa says:

    Uncle Mark!!! You're hillarious and so sweet…how can any woman not love you! I wish you all the best.

  8. A person says:

    Your best bet is probably to host a Guitar Hero night for your Sunday School group!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Girls can rock at Guitar Hero too. I'm good but not that good because I am only half way through medium.

  10. wendles says:


  11. Mike Clifford says:

    Guitar Hero ROCKS I hope you find someone available to spend hours of time practing with you.

  12. Sizzledowski says:

    I got a bigger kick out of the select few who didn't bother to make the connection between the post and Guitar Hero. :)

  13. Anonymous says:

    You can't fool anyone Mark, all the "available" woman really know what you are talking about and it has NOTHING to do with guitar playing! But I love how you did it, how could any "available" woman resist such an invitation! You are awesome.

  14. Mandy says:

    Very nice :)

  15. Star says:

    If you know that it would put a spring in a few people's step that you're available, why don't you make someone's day and challenge them?

  16. Wahooty says:

    I find it hard to believe you have time for Guitar Hero training when you've clearly been busy moonlighting as a writer for EW:

  17. meleik says:

    oh CRACK me up!

  18. kat says:

    Didn't fool me for a minute. The part that gave it away was how you talked about "working hard" … more than once. HA!

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