You would not believe this, but there are questions people ask me all the time about this blog. So here you go, here are the answers.
How the hell do you pronounce the name?
Josh? Oh, you mean Ngewo. Well it is quite simple na-JAY-woo.
What does it mean?
Ngewo is an African god (the Mende people of Sierra Leone). I wrote a report in forth grade about Sierra Leone. Later in life when I signed up for AOL IM, I wanted to use a screen name that was a god, unfortunately God was already taken...
Why did you start this blog?
It was the next logical progression. You see, I started out writing really long away messages on IM. In fact, sometimes they would be so long that I needed to continue in the info or make them multiple part messages. And then I discovered Livejournal.
Go there and read some of those posts. Mainly they were entertaining because they were my rants or my anger towards my life and where it was going. And then one day I stopped writing it. I saw my friend James had started a blog, so I figured I would give it a shot. How funny is it that mine is still going strong?
I decided to make this more about things I am interested in, especially the things that my friends and I used to discuss when we lived and worked together in State College. Now that we are all scattered across the world, simple conversations about a television show or sporting event have become quite difficult. Basically this is my way of putting my thoughts out there to stay in touch with my friends.
Did you really almost get fired for this blog?
A bit of an exaggeration, but close to the truth. I mentioned in a post how I went to a company sponsored event and that it was quite lame. The post below it had a picture of a porn star wearing lingerie. So the next day at work I get a phone call from the head of HR. He asks if I am the author of the blog.
He tells me that the company employs someone to search for their name and see what people are saying about them. Mine came up and since I am a manager for the company, it looks bad if I say negative things or if there are pictures of naked girls associated with the companies name.
He also says that my half-naked picture does not reflect well with the company image. He gives me two options. I can either remove any mention of the company, or continue mentioning the company and maybe lose my job. I told him that I would immediately remove all company references. I had to delete about ten posts or modify them in some way.
That is why I refer to work as some variant of The Place That Shall Not Be Named (a little nod to LOTR, or Harry Potter I guess.)
Why the hell are you drinking a Budweiser in that picture?
I used to hate the King of Beers, until I moved in with Justin. That is all he drinks and whenever we would get beer for the apartment, it had to be Bud. I grew to like it and eventually continued drinking it long after he moved away. I am not sure how or why I switched to Miller Lite. I guess it just happened, but now I cannot really drink a Budweiser.
Why is the other picture of you naked?
That is not a picture of me naked. That is me sleeping in my boxer-briefs. Someone decided to take a picture of me sleeping and maybe use the picture for a photography class. Also, for those of you who are my friend on facebook realize that 99% of my pictures are me mostly naked. It is just how I roll.
That should wrap it up for now. Anything else you want to know, just ask in the comments. Good questions could make it up here...