Posted by: topher274 | August 31, 2008

Introductions and a few answers

Well, this is officially my second foray into the wild world of bloging – ah, the blessed Blogosphere. There are a number of preliminary comments that I will now set out to explain. Perhaps you might like to grab a snack as we go through these formalities.

I think it is only honest to begin by telling you, dear readers, that I do not, as yet, have my own computer. This is fine while I am mooching off friends in the various cities I hope to be visiting, but I cannot promise anything like regular postings until I own a computer of my very own. Given my first failed blogging experiment, I’m not sure I can promise writing more after I get a computer, but a guy can dream, can’t he?

So Why am I starting a blog, and whom is its audience? Well, as most of you may know, I am about to make one of the greatest transitions of my life. I am moving to Seoul, South Korea to teach English at an elementary school there. This blog is intended for my friends and any who would like to keep up with my travels, feelings, experiences, adventures, misadventures, debacles, and, of course, hair-brained schemes.

Where did this blog get it’s name? The name is a reference to Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, the Joss Whedon musical starring Neil Patrick Harris, which I watched with some good friends at my going away party some weeks ago. It is also a tribute to Charleen and Jesse Wells, who gave me one of my most beloved monikers, Doctor Fiorello, owing to my Sudd-sized store of random information that seems to come in handy in all sorts of situations.

When am I going to Korea?Well here’s the deal: Though I have already signed a contract with a school in Seoul, I have not yet gotten my Visa. I hope to do this in the weeks to come. The general USA limit is my attendance at the wedding of Alicia Walmus and Jeremy Clifton, two of the finest people I know, in the great city of Buffalo, New York on September 20th.

What will be the content of this blog? Well, though I initially wanted it to be an exclusively video blog, it didn’t seem right to postpone its creation until I obtained my own computer. I imagine there will be video posts at some point. I think this blog can be appropriately described as a collection of posts on a continuum between deeply theological/philosophical thoughts and extended facebook status updates. It may include travel plans and itineraries also. The long and short of it is, there are many who want their regular dose of Christopher Fiorello. And by crackie, they are going to get it!

This blog will (hopefully) have no overarching theme. I have had the opportunity to read a good many blogs in my day and I appreciate (and celebrate) the many approaches. No preference will be given to the profound or the inane. It’s a blog about what I’m up to, what i’m thinking about, and generally what’s going on. This blog is a conversation with me.

How emergent of me.



  1. We just wanted to let you know that we will be among your most faithful of readers.

    We love you Chris!!! Hurry back, Danny may be voted out of family night on account of how bad his puns really are.

  2. Oh how I miss conversations with you. This lovely blog will serve as an adequate replacement. Though I may end up coming out to Korea for the real thing.

    Miss you, friend.

  3. Wow, Chris, this is so cool! Are you going to stay in KC until you leave? Kate and I live together now, and we were hoping to make a trip to KC sometime soon.

  4. So, wait, you’re going to korea? Where’s korea?

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