Saturday, May 21, 2005

which american city...?


American Cities That Best Fit You:

60% Washington, DC

55% San Diego

55% San Francisco

50% Austin

50% Boston

I found and snagged this quiz from/at

Friday, May 13, 2005

grading breaks

I need some good suggestions for what to do when taking a break from grading. I've tried reading through my fave blogs, but my mind is too tired even for that. I check e-mail, but never have enough words left nor energy to respond.

I guess the cleaning kind of stuff is good. I have been doing laundry, and so far no colors have bled, the socks still seem to match, etc. Dishes I can handle. Eating chocolate chip cookies seems effective too....

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

blogging interview

Today my ex/friend, Kate, is coming to interview me about my blog/blogging. It's funny because I was trying to explain to her that blogging, at this point, can be/has been theorized, "scholarized," etc. There is even "blogese" and so on. I am just your basic blogger. I don't necessarily think about it (although I might like to); I just "do it." Anyhow, it'll be fun to just blather on about my 'lil blog (that could). Besides she needs to edit the interview down to a thirty second sound-bite, so there won't be a lot of room for heavy theorizing.

It's very interesting to me, though, that Kate, who is highly educated (has more degrees and partial degrees than most people I know) and is fairly handy with computers, only recently (in the past couple of weeks) learned what a blog was. And last night, on the phone, my brother, who is a computer consultant, said, "Now a blog...that's like a daily journal kept on the web????" It just bewilders me to some extent, because, in my head, blogs had their heyday and have even become the object of ridicule....

I wish I could interview Kate about *how* you can be an active part of this computerized world (she has, afterall, done the online dating thing, does research on the web, and has two active e-mail accounts that she checks 25 times a day) and not know what a blog is.

I'm so confused....