Various weblogs I read keep pointing to mimi smartypants and singing its praises. I've read a few of the entries and admit they are good, but usually when I drop in I think to myself, "Sheesh! This entry goes on forever. I don't have time for this," and then I surf someplace else.
I did that again today, and then it hit me: the entries at mimi smartypants are no longer than the entries at foldedspace.org. Gulp. What if my readers do the same thing? What if they come here and say to themselves, "Sheesh! Not another huge entry; I'll just come back tomorrow."
I need to learn how to revise, how to edit myself.
Quite the busy weekend, and now I'm completely exhausted. I'm running on caffeine and fumes.
Friday night we met Dave and Karen for Lebanese food. All we ever go to is Lebanese restaurants anymore. Kris loves Lebanese food, and my craving for Asian cuisine is suffering because of it. Do we ever go for Indian food? Only if I'm tricksy, and I'm not tricksy very often.
Saturday and Sunday mornings were devoted to photography. Saturday afternoon, Kris and I picked up tomatoes and peppers and basil at the Master Gardeners show at the fairgrounds. In the evening, I raced to Portland to join Mac and Andrew for a movie.
X-Men 2 is not a great movie, but it's not terrible, either. It's mostly fun, though the acting is laughable in spots. And the script. It's certainly the most 'comic-booky' comic book movie I've ever seen. That alone should tell you need in order to decide whether or not you want to see the movie.
Yesterday afternoon I succumbed to the urge to make clam chowder. This always takes longer than I think it will (note to self: budget at least ninety minutes in the future). Since I'd already seen most of my other close friends over the weekend, I called Jeremy and Jennifer and they brought the kids over for dinner.
A very social weekend, but one with little sleep. And it's not over yet! I'm heading up after work to watch the first soccer game of the FC Saints' second season. I wish I were playing, but I can at least cheer the team from the sideline (and encourage Joel, who is taking my place in the goal).
Further evidence that once you've thought of something cool to put on the internet, it's probably already been done: Strong Bad episode guide.
Also: a list of fictional cats.
On this day at foldedspace.org
2005 — Community Garage Sale The Oak Grove neighborhood hosts a community garage sale every year during one weekend in May. This is that weekend. I took a day off work to be here today, and I'm glad I did.
2004 — The Top of My Head Biking to work. Calories in meats. Stinky size 32 jeans. Cookies for breakfast. Sun roofs vs. moon roofs. The Decmeberists are coming. New foldedspace weblogs. Printing from a Mac. Coming out of a funk.
2002 — Unchained Finally the woman can resist no longer. She approaches the three of us, interrupts our conversation, begins babbling. She starts talking to us about the spirits inside of us, about our spiritual family. She tells us that we don't need telephones because we have the spirits inside of us.
2001 — Long Day It's been a long day already and it's only about half over.