Pre-coffee Ramble

Just because I didn’t blog yesterday, it doesn’t mean I wasn’t chained to the computer all weekend. Au contraire mon frere with the thong underwear!

Mostly, I spent a ton of time getting ready for the 2004 season of Solonor’s Groovy Computer Baseball League. There are four new team owners for this run, along with new rules and stuff, plus 9 of us actually own the game. (Where’s my commission check OOTP?) And, ya know what? I’m finding that way more fun than running around trying to make sure I keep up with everyone’s blog life and what today’s frickin’ blog war is all about. I’m a bad blogizen, I guess. Sorry.

With that in mind, I decided to see if I could chop down the amount of time it takes me to read blogs. So, I went through my whole blogroll, updated URL’s, chopped away the dead wood, and put a bunch of them into my trial copy of NewsGator. It brings all the blogs into Outlook, so I can read them with my e-mail, plus it has a nice little “here’s the x most recent stories” thing that I like. I’ve still got NewzCrawler, but it didn’t seem like I was using it very much. I like having things all in one place. I’m lazy like that. Yo.

In real life, we went to see Seabiscuit on Saturday night. Very good movie. Not too schmaltzy. I loved the historical tone. It was like “a very special episode” of The American Experience (which I love). Anything with David McCullough narration is worth my time.

Last night we went to a church sing-a-long / ice cream social. Yes, we even sang “Old MacDonald” and “Row, row, row your boat”. Lots of goofy fun.

Finally, in the last news item of the day, I have come to the conclusion that Albuquerque is almost (but not quite) my favorite rambling, trippy song. The current Top 5 are:

  1. Existential Blues by Tom “T-Bone” Stankus
  2. Albuquerque by “Weird” Al Yankovic
  3. Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream by Bob Dylan
  4. Alice’s Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie
  5. Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues by Bob Dylan

OK, so the last one doesn’t ramble. I just threw that last one one there ‘cuz I like it. Bite me.

[Grooving to: I Just Wanna Have Something To by Garbage]
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4 Responses to Pre-coffee Ramble

  1. Scott says:

    I know the feeling, Brothah Lestah!

  2. brandelion says:

    i wanna sing row row your boat and eat ice cream too. 😀

    no. really.

  3. jane says:

    yeah i have a hard time firing up two programs as well. i use outlook and then i have to get newzcrawller up and going as well. empitome of laziness. i am excited about feedemon when it goes live. looks like a great interface.



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