I’m going to contribute to both blogs for awhile, see how things go. I don’t have a solid line in my mind as far as what type of post should go where, but basically, I guess, posts that skew toward family stuff would go here, and posts that are more my own interests and take on things will go on banannie.com.
So, to make this more of a family-type post-
Pat’s in Sweden on business again. We chatted for awhile on GTalk, until my connection burped and I couldn’t log back on for about 10 minutes. By then it was late there, he needed to get to bed. I know trans-Atlantic communications are very old tech (anyone else see that docu on tv about the laying of the first trans-Atlantic cable?), but it was still pretty awesome connecting like that, even cooler than talking by phone, I think, but then I prefer chatting and email to the phone in general.
I drove Andy back up to school today. It was nice having him home for a week- but it did point out his need to find employment early and often this summer. A little too much nothin’ to do time. His road test is rescheduled for two weeks from now, so he’ll be back again then!
Tonight it’s early to bed, I think, or maybe I’ll catch up with an episode or two of Heros (I’ve 5 shows behind!)
Bill at The Biz of Knowledge is looking for the 100 most prolific bloggers. I was pretty sure I didn’t have the minimum of 1000 posts that he’s looking for, but I’m a lot closer than I thought I’d be- this is my 886th post here!
I wonder if I have the record for highest post to reader ratio? 886:5 or something like that. And I appreciate each one of you :).
I joined MyBlogLog awhile back but haven’t really done much with it. But I read about the little battle between Steve Olsen and Wendy Piersall (of emomsathome.com) to raise money for kiva.org, so I joined Wendy’s group (her site has been a great resource for a little project I’ve been working on) and actually took a look at the stats MyBlogLog had compiled for my own blog. It’s pretty cool, I already see I’ve had readers I didn’t know about. It’s an easier interface than other stat services I’ve used, and I like the community aspect, too.
So, I plopped a little widget on my sidebar. I’d love to see faces of my regular readers in there, but most of you aren’t members! So, if you’re so inclined, join up and add a pic so I can see you when you stop by!
If you’re sitting there wondering what to do with the next 20 minutes or so of your life, may I suggest you take a look at the “caught my eye” box on my sidebar? Some really cool stuff has popped up in the past few days, at least I think so!
My cousin Tom is a sports reporter for WXYZ in Detroit and he’s blogging the Super Bowl hoopla here (look for the entries by Tom Leyden.)
He must be having a blast- he’s been a football fanatic since he was old enough to know what one was, and now he’s working for the ABC affiliate in the town where the Super Bowl is being played!
Every once in awhile I stumble upon someone who immediately makes me go all Charlie Brown “THAT’S IT!!!!”
Deni Bonet is living my fantasy. A musician, an artist, living in NYC. Back in the days of my youth I had Big NYC Dreams. I imagined I’d be a video artist, stumbling through life happy and carefree.
Of course, the reality is that most artists in NYC are stumbling through life unhappy and hungry. It was a risk I wasn’t willing to take. Plus I lacked the confidence to try. Plus I was in love and got married and allowed myself to bury pieces of me.
I don’t regret the choices I’ve made, because they worked out quite well (evidence = great husband, great kids, nice house, cute dog.) But those buried pieces pop back up once in awhile, and it’s been happening more and more often. I don’t imagine I’ll be stumbling through life with a video camera in my hand, but I still think there’s a space in the Big World waiting for me to fill it, if only I could find it.
Read Deni’s blog here. But be warned, she greets you with a song that I love but others may find offensive- so turn down the volume first if you’re at work or have other reason to avoid the f word! (and, um, as I just realized- in Firefox the music loads and plays right away, but in IE you have to click to play it, so the safer choice at work would be IE.)
(thanks for the link, panthergirl!)
Gee, here I have a post all about blog downsizing, etc… and the next day I’m a site on Michele’s scavenger hunt! Way to make a good first impression :doh2: .
I’m sorry I updated the picture on my moblog, it would have made it a bit easier on you to get my clue!