March 19, 2004

Under Construction

Now you know I don't like to get too touchy-feely with y'all (or, indeed, with nearly anybody) but I thought I might as well own up that the reason this blog thing really isn't happening at the pace it ought to be is because it's sort of a personal housecleaning time for me these days, and when I say "housecleaning" I mean it's probably about comparable to renovating a crack house, so that many of my days begin with exclamations like "There are trash bags on the windows? How in hell did trash bags get on the windows? Who put those up? Wait . . . wait, I did that. Shit."

And the problem with having your head up your own rear like that is, well, I can't tell you what I think about the Spanish elections or the hotel bombing in Iraq or Howard Stern or Martha Stewart or . . . because I'm not thinking about any of that. I'm trying to figure out how to clean things up around here without making an even bigger mess.

Luckily others are not so encumbered. Jim Peacock has a post up on political correctness that prompted me to write a mini-post in his comments that I'd actually meant to write months ago and then, um, didn't. If I had a dime for every time that happened . . . .

Oh, and get this: Meryl Yourish hooked up Haloscan comments. You could have colored me dead when I saw that. Dead, but happy--if that's possible; I suppose some religions claim it is. Anyway, you just know she'll attract all the fun types with that action. Try not to be one of them, huh?

Well, just thought I'd warn you that a whoppin' one post a day is going to be, like, the best I can do for a little while. Which is fine. This was never an Instajerk-style blog anyhow.

And no, that ain't a typo.

If you must have some political stuff, however, you can do me a favor and tell me what you think of this (which I got via that Howard Sternophile dude who used to write for TV Guide). My own opinions on it are in that the-damn-custard-just-won't-set stage, where you can't decide whether to leave it in the oven at 300 for a few more minutes yet or just to dump it all and have something else instead. Maybe you'll do better with it.

Posted by Ilyka at March 19, 2004 03:02 AM in navel gazing

Hey, when you're done with your place could I borrow you for a few days? I've got some seriously challenging areas I'm going to need to handle.

Posted by: Jim at March 19, 2004 08:27 PM

I think that if I'm not on that blogroll, the site is just NOT a happenin' place.

And it takes way too long to load. Even on a cable modem.

Posted by: Meryl Yourish at March 20, 2004 01:54 AM

I could fill up your comment box with what I think about that. Suffice it to say, I believe he is talking just to hear himself talk. Comparing the logistic necessities of WWII with our current situation is like demanding that everyone in the bakery save up their crumbs. Removing trade restrictions is always a good idea, but it is kind of moot if you have the country on rations.
The Department of Nation Building is rich coming from a liberal. I thought they were firmly opposed to that, apparently only if it is Republicans who engage in it.
Bottom line, their idea of how to run a war sucks rotten potatoes.

Posted by: Christine at March 23, 2004 12:06 PM

Come back, Ilkya! I have a secret. You really do know me.

What I think of that. . .well ~

I think every commenter swallowed a friggin' thesaurus. And they need to quit watching CSPAN and Meet the Press.

Seriously, I'll need more than a few minutes to digest everything there. I'll have to get back to you.

Posted by: Emma at March 30, 2004 04:03 AM

It loads like ZAP! for me. Takes a little while to leave a comment, something I'd love to fix.

Let me know if the slow loads continue.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 30, 2004 06:03 PM