FAMILY, GOD, BULLDOGS

SO, HAVE I EVEN INTRODUCED MYSELF TO Y’ALL? THEY CALL ME HAN, NOT AS IN HAND WITHOUT A D, AS IN HAN SOLO, THE HAN DYNASTY. I WRITE ABOUT WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE ALIVE, WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE, TASTES LIKE, FEELS LIKE. I STARTED WRITING IN EARNEST IN CALIFORNIA IN 2005. I HAD LOST MY MARRIAGE AT MY OWN FAULT. 2 GOOD FRIENDS HAD DIED FROM DRUGS. I HAD ISSUES TO DEAL WITH, SO I ESCAPED TO CALI AND WROTE; I WROTE A WHOLE DAMN BOOK THAT WILL BE COMING TO A STORE NEAR YOU WHEN I FINALLY LET IT GO, RELEASE IT, STOP WITH THE EDITS OF IT.  THEN I WILL WRITE ANOTHER BOOK WHICH I HAVE MOST OF AND ANOTHER BOOK WHICH I HAVE OUTLINED AFTER THAT, ETC.

I LOVE THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA BULLDOGS MORE THAN ANYTHING EXCEPT FAMILY AND GOD, SO HAVING BEEN A “WRITER” SINCE 2005 I DECIDED TO WRITE ABOUT MY PASSION. MY MEDIUM WAS MYSPACE.COM BECAUSE IT WAS 100% FREE. PRESTO, I HAD A WEBSITE. I  WROTE 50 PLUS “ARTICLES” ON THE DAWGS LAST SEASON THAT VARIED IN FORMAT: FOOTBALL POEMS, MEAN-SPIRITED TAUNTS, STORIES, PREDICTIONS, ANALYSIS, REPORTS FROM THE HEART OF THE TAILGATE, SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE COCKTAIL PARTY, ETC. IT WAS FUN AND I DID IT JUST FOR FUN AND WAS UNCONFINED BY THE RULES OF A BOOK. OVER 3,000 READ ME ON MYSPACE, WHICH IS A VERY NON-FOOTBALL WORLD. I WAS ON TO SOMETHING. I COMPILED LAST SEASON INTO A TRIBUTE PIECE, A NOVELLA ENTITLED, WHAT IT FELT LIKE, WHICH IS AVAILABLE HERE FOR PURCHASE. NO ONE HAS EVER DONE FOOTBALL QUITE LIKE ME. GET YOURSELF A COPY IF YOU DARE. FOR TRUE FANS ONLY AND NOT FOR THE EASILY OFFENDED OR JUDGEMENTAL.

I ALSO WRITE: AN ON-LINE JOURNAL, BUSINESS DOCUMENTS, INTERVIEWS WITH MUSIC MAKERS, ART REVIEWS, TRAVEL STORIES, SCRIPTS, NON-FOOTBALL POEMS (I AM A SPOKEN WORD POET WITH A FEW REAL FANS IN THE ATLANTA SCENE). BUT ALL THAT IS ANCILLARY TO MY CHORE MISSION HERE, TO TALK TO Y’ALL ‘BOUT THEM DAWGS. I’LL DO IT A BIT BEFORE AUGUST, AND THEN WHEN AUGUST HITS, I WILL ABSOLUTELY GO NUTS, LIKE I ALWAYS DO, LIKE I HAVE SINCE I WAS A CHILD. THIS TIME AROUND, I’LL HAVE YOU WITH ME WHEN I CUSS AND SCREAM AND CHEER AND HOPE AND PRAY AND DREAM. I’M GLAD TO BE A DAWG, GLAD TO BE AN ALUM, GLAD TO BE A FAN, GLAD TO BE ALIVE. thx.

www.hanvance.com for a taste of my other stuff; www.bighairyblawg.com for the voice of the “FanJournalist” Copyright (C) 2007-8 Hansh “HAN” Vance, HV. To contact me: hanvance@yahoo.com