This puzzle brought to you by no one or nothing in particular.
Ah, the vicissitudes of construction. Sometimes the little beasts refuse to behave and we spend hours dancing little letters around to get the right placement and balance. It is much easier to construct a numbingly difficult one than to create one with few enough letters to make it seem challenging without it being a cause of wrenching hairs from one's head (the irony.)
But that's not why you stopped by. Here is the 12th Journal Sudoku.
The anagram/fill-in portion includes the journaler's first name and the title of his blogspot journal. As a bonus, if you remove the A, I, and L from the list and add an O, you will discover the name of his hometown -
_ O_ _ _ _ _ _ _ .
(You may have noticed that we have slightly redesigned the grid to present a cleaner appearance.)
Lastly, a joke -
Two men are approaching each other on a sidewalk. Each is dragging his right foot as he walks.
As they meet, one man looks at the other knowingly, points to his foot and says, "Vietnam, 1969."
The other points his thumb behind him and says, "Dog shit, 20 feet back."