Just kidding. I’m sure regular readers thought they had hit the wrong link to get here. No picture of chocolate cake across the top. Besides the new masthead photo the blog has just undergone a seismic shift. John is gone and he has taken his chocolate cake photo with him. In its place is the new photo of and ideas from Tony. The info you get here comes from a world of facts. Ideas instead of chocolate cake. Cerebral instead of visceral. I like that. I hope you will, too.
You probably noticed that there were no new posts the last couple of days. That’s because the blog was in a state of flux, as in fluxed up. My former co-blogger, John, and I are going our separate ways. He has transferred his rights in the blog to me. Besides ending this nearly three year creative venture, we also terminated a 30-year friendship.
The whole story is way too long to recount here, but I think you deserve at least a bit of an explanation. We started the blog in March 2010 on John’s suggestion. Our popularity grew from the start and we both enjoyed working on it. I think our friendship became closer for a while. Cut to December 2012: I found myself disappointed over a lot of what John was posting and I have a strong feeling he felt the same way about what I wrote. A good example, and possibly the straw that broke the camel’s back, is my post – A Love Letter to Hostess Ho Ho’s – NOT.
John posted a number of comments to it and pretty much stopped talking to me as a result.
Bottom line: The king is dead. Long live the king.
I don’t have any particular ill will toward John. He was a gentleman about stepping down from the blog and letting me own it. As I have written numerous times here, I am currently enjoying the best health of my life, both mental and physical, and the reason is all of the things I have learned in writing for this blog for the past months. Writing for this blog is undoubtedly the best thing that has happened to me in the last 10 years.
The blog was John’s idea. He asked me if I wanted to do it. He had done blogs at work. I never had, but he said not to worry about it. So, I agreed and the rest is history. I am totally grateful to John for having the idea in the first place and inviting me along in the second. I wish him well in his future endeavors.
As soon as I figure out how to change the title from Two Regular Guys to One … I will. Although I have owned a personal computer since 1979, I am really not very geeky. If I am not able to get it changed, I promise to work as hard as Two Regular Guys … and leave it unchanged. (I found it!)
What all this means to you, dear reader, is that I will be continuing to research and learn and write about topics that help individuals to eat healthy, exercise adequately and live to a ripe old age with their mental faculties intact. I hope you will be sticking around for the fun.
2 responses to “Notice Anything Different?”
I’ve enjoyed reading posts from you and John. I always learn something interesting. I DID notice a difference in tone and food philosophy between the two of you, which added to the charm. Today, I saw a new post from “ONE” regular guy. Where did the other one go? And where was the chocolate cake? I had suggested changing the masthead picture myself, when John first started to change his eating habits. Did one of the guys actually listen to me? I wondered 🙂 So I checked back and found this post. So glad to find out John is all right! I thought perhaps he had had another health set back. I wish him every success in his quest for a healthier life style. I’ll miss him (but not the chocolate cake so much 🙂 ). Maybe you can convince him to do a guest post from time to time so we can keep in touch. Good luck to both of you regular guys.
Thanks for your kind thoughts, Vinny. Sadly, I fear John isn’t going to change his eating habits enough to get himself well. That was a sticking point in our relationship. I couldn’t be supportive of my friend when I thought he was harming himself by his choices. I wish him good luck in dealing with his food demons.