HayMan Quarterly No. 1
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Welcome to HayMan Quarterly, Jan. 2002!!


What's New?

How do you like our mascot? I figure he's hitchhiking because his Ford broke down along the highway. Probably electrical problems... Kinda looks like the Blue's in the background, huh?

Yes, I've been working on this place a little bit. Losing sleep, what-have-you. I've got the MAILBAG page going now, so you can check that out. I'll keep you posted on other additions. If you're on my mailing list, I'm sending out notices of updates. If you don't want a notice, then let me know. (If you're one of my good friends, you'll notice that you'll stay on the list. That's just how much I care. Ha!)

Enjoy! --caMper (12-16-01)

Here we go again. I added to the BullPucky page and the Misc. Doodads. Check it out!! :) ---caMper 12-18-01

12-23-01 I've added a story to "Shorts". Also did some 'touchin' up' here and there...

Hay, Man!! How's it goin'??

You're probably wondering, "Whatever possessed them to name this place HayMan? Well, maybe I'll tell you and maybe I won't... all that needs said at this point is that I will do my best to keep things interesting.

HayMan Quarterly is an on-line magazine devoted to my friends and, well, myself. I decided to use Tripod because it was free, so please try to outlast the advertising bombardments, as they are necessary. I'll try to make them as painless as possible.

First of all, let me say that this isn't exactly a quarterly. It is my intention to change and update four (4) times a year. It might happen more often, and it might be late. Late is more my style, but we'll see how things go.

When I decided to create this place, it was in the form of a paper-based newsletter containing snid-bits, short stories, bull-pucky gossip, and downright silliness. It was also to be a place just to keep in touch with the people I called friends without having to write so many different letters to everyone (Yes--i'm lazy like that). It was going to be copied and sent out to my friends, and whoever else wanted a copy, for that matter. I was going to ask for a small donation to aid in the making of copies and postage. (Yes--I was thinking of old-style mailers via snail-mail). I was also going to name it something completely different and irrelevant, and quite possibly irrational. That was all about 10 years ago...

But thanx to the progress of the great World Wide Web (not to mention places like Tripod!), I don't have to spend any money getting this out!!! And that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside... Now I can offer you this 'site', my newsletter, as an online magazine without much hassle. And, if I'm lucky, you might enjoy it a little.

The content won't be quite what I intended 10 years ago, but similar. It will come from a variety of sources: some I've written myself, some that will be written by friends, and some that will be contributed by other Internet users that I don't even know. It's going to be quite a venture for me, and I can't wait for it to take off!

Anyway, I hope you like it. I hope it's fun and useful. Please sign my guestbook at the bottom of the screen or send e-mail to let me know what you think (or to contribute 'articles' or ideas). I'll be updating from time to time before the big quarterly change, so check back often to catch previews and bulletins!

And, finally.... ENJOY!!!

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Table of Contents
January 2002

VOLKSKAMP 2002!! - Find out what we're up to this year...

SHORTS - Get a taste of talent with these little stories...

BIG-TIME BULPUCKY - Tabloid turmoil, all the latest gossip -- 100% false...

MISCELLANEOUS DOODADS - Outbursts, poems, rants, what-have-you...

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VW emblem with bug circling

What's up with the VW emblem??

Just because I like it! Volkswagens are great!! I have a bus; an old California Westfalia (I think) and it's the greatest investment of my life!! The stupid thing doesn't run right now, but that will soon be taken care of! Oh...whoops. The bus isn't stupid -- I was talking about the problem with it running... uh... yeah. It's old...

It's an ironic thing. The Volkswagen came from Germany during WWII as part of a dream from the Third Reich. They promised "the peoples car" to all at affordable prices. The madman Hitler was hell-bent on ruling the world and he was gonna do it in a vee-dub. (Ha!)

Well-- he lost, thank God, and the volksie survived! Later, the car was adopted by hippies in the 60's as part of their peace movement. They became known as "love bugs" and "hippie vans". Peace signs and flower power, psychedelic stickers and road trips went hand-in-hand with the people's car. It was a symbol of youth and mindfulness. Most of all, self expressionism and freedom.

The madman must be rolling over in his grave!!!

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