Well, it’s another one of those weeks where I am being a very bad blogger, partially because of work (too much time in front of the computer at the office = lack of enthusiasm for it at home), but also because I’ve just been feeling lazy about writing. A few of the ideas percolating around in my brain are going to require serious effort, and I am resisting. So instead, here are a few random tidbits, some about the blog, some not.
1. Yeah, I know — I am really late on getting last week’s Project 365 photos posted. I do have them and am hoping to post them tonight. But then, I was planning to post them last night, so no promises.
2. I also know I’ve been terrible about doing my three beautiful things posts of late and promise to improve on that, as well. I may shift it to another day of the week, since I am not always as smart or motivated on Mondays as I might be.
3. Eileen and I are beginning discussions about having her become my official co-blogger, instead of just a now-and-then guest writer (and also instead of her possibly starting her own blog). Any thoughts on this? Does the current template make it easy enough for you to tell who has written what? Or do we need to think of a new design along with a new name?
4. My dishwasher isn’t broken! I’ve thought it was for months, but (as if by magic) it is now working again. I don’t have enough words to say how happy this makes me. Had I written a 3BT post any time in the last few weeks, this would have been on it.
5. I’ve been hearing these really weird ads on NPR for a production of Pirates of Penzance at Wolf Trap. The ad begins normally, but then end with “including the song ‘I am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General.'” I don’t know why this needs to be spelled out — it’s one of the songs in the show; why would it not be included?
6. I’m loving the fact that the DC Sports Bog is covering the National Spelling Bee finals. When one of the participants questioned why she was being interviewed by a sportswriter, blogger Dan Steinberg told her “once it’s on ESPN, it’s a sport.” Her reply is classic:
“Sports is, like, athletics,” she noted. “This isn’t athletic at all.”
7. Speaking of sports, I’m finding this still-developing news story very depressing and want it to not be true. (And I have to say, the complete vagueness of the accusations gives me some hope that it isn’t.) I’ve never thought of hockey as being a steroid-driven sport, so would find the Caps’ involvement very surprising, and, well, if the Nats are taking steroids, they need better ones.
8. I’m starting Arabic lessons on Tuesday with a couple of the girls I went to Jordan with. I’m very nervous, as I’ve never exhibited much of an aptitude for languages. (See: my almost complete inability to communicate effectively in either German or Spanish despite years of classes.) We’re hoping to make another trip to the Middle East next year, and thought having at least some ability to communicate in Arabic might help.
Well, I thought I might make it all the way to ten, but alas… I think that’s all I’ve got for now.
Updated to add numbers 8 and 9. I guess I had more than I thought.