Friends, I have an exciting announcement for you. A new website all about meeeeeee:

This is the ultimate in self-aggrandizement and self-worship. I know that when y’all are at home googling me, it can be a bit frustrating since I’ve spread myself pretty wide across the internet. Well, now here is your one-stop-shop for all thing Reuben. Yes, that’s right. A one-stop-shop. Check it out.

Actually, mostly this will just serve to minimize my email signature. Rather than listing the domains of the several blogs or social networking handles, I can just list this one domain. And because once I bought the domain name, I didn’t have anything else to do with it.

Forget it. I don’t have to explain myself to you. I can create websites about myself if I feel like it.

Also, a big thanks to my friend @andyguzman who created the excellent design, but is not responsible for the terrible background photo.

As a bit of a side note, here’s the story of how I bought the domain name from a corporate squatter:

I had tried to buy the domain name a couple years ago, but some corporate squatter had it. Sometime last year, the squatter announced that the domain name would be auctioned off and encouraged me to make an offer on the domain. It was suggested that the domain name that would sell for thousands of dollars. Well, I happened to know from extensively googling myself that there just aren’t too many people out there with my same name, and nobody as narcissistic as I am that they would want their own domain name. And, since bidding on the domain name was definitely not a legal commitment to pay that amount, I offered $100 for it.

I received a response indicating that my offer was not nearly enough and was encouraged to increase my offer. At that point, it became very clear that I was the only bidder, and since the bidding process was in no way legally binding, I responded that the domain name was now only worth $50 to me. Again, I was told it was not enough and was encouraged to increase my bid. Again, I responded that the site was now only worth $30 to me. I don’t recall what I finally ended up paying for it, but somewhere around the $20 mark which I was pretty happy with.

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