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Sunday, April 02, 2006

11 months

Did you spring forward? Offer void in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and parts of Arizona. Welcome to Daylight Saving Time, all of Indiana! Here's the current time in your area.
I've been doing this blogging thingy for 11 months now, and have been thinking what I want to do with the blog in the coming year. Your input is desired. I'm just throwing it out there. I think this post has something to do with my musings. Yesterday's post was my April Fool's post, and I'm the one that got fooled - Blogger now thinks I have a spam site, and I am asked for word verification when I post!
Some asked me why I often note dead people. Well, I don't mention ALL the famous dead people. Slobodan Milošević died, and I said nothing. He's gone, I'm not broken up about it. Lyn Nofziger, who worked in the Reagan administration died; all I can say is that he was probably the second most rumpled man in political life in the last half of the 20th century, after Fred Harris, who I once voted for. Sometimes, I don't place the name, so I might link, for example, to Gordon's tribute to Dan Curtis.
Took Lydia for her two-year checkup this week. She's 36 1/4" inches, over half my height! That puts her in the over 95th percentile bracket. She's 30 pounds (85th percentile). Her head is in the 75th percentile.
However, I'm increasingly convinced that she has developed allergies, since she has many of the symptoms described in the article. We're going to experiment with different foods.
This is the end of National Sleep Awareness Week 2006. Lately, Lydia's been waking up at 4:30 a.m.; I'm aware that this has had some impact on MY sleep. The upside: it will make her transition to Daylight Savings Time easier. Not MY transition, but there it is.
I'm always happy when people come home safely from a dangerous situation, even the ones I don't know, but Jill Carroll's release really brought me joy. I think it's partially a function of this story a couple months ago on CBS Sunday Morning.
So, it's Florida vs. UCLA in the men's college basketball final. Michael and I going mano a mano in the pool; no one else can win. Or, since Michael's only five, maybe it's mano a boyo.
I've added a few links to the web/blogroll. There may be others, but I can't remember, and I'm too lazy to look.

One of them is a webpage I used to maintain, but with Lydia, the blog and other matters, fell through the cracks for so long, I need a refresher course in how to access it. It's the FOCUS Churches of the Capital Region. FOCUS folks, please send me stuff to post.

Indie Rock Librarian - this is a nascent site by Christina, the Youth services librarian at the Pine Hills branch, about two blocks from my house. I've given her an idea or two. If you go there and/or to the main branch blog, I'm sure they'll be thrilled with some out-of- town traffic.

The Scooter Chronicles I meant to link to months ago, but I didn't know what category to put him in. So, I just changed the categories! He's a newer (but younger) dad than I, likes music and baseball. He also likes hockey; I don't quite understand hockey. Somebody please explain AGAIN what icing is?

I wasn't going to add any more comic bloggers, but Thom Wade is so wonderfully acerbic, I couldn't resist.

A Place to Talk About War by an English professor in Texas I discovered when he commented on of Greg Burgas' posts. It's a site where, well, you know.

TU Editors' Blog, primarily for "Today's 2-faced heads": Headlines that can be taken more than one
way. Example: "Court to Paris Hilton: Stay away from man, except at parties".
I've been accused of a lot of things. But being a "23-year-old-white sorority girl living in Urbana, Illinois" was not one of them. Until now. (See the comments section.)
Feel better, Kelly.


Scott said...

Thanks for the plug Roger.

As for icing, it is when a team shoots (dumps) the puck to the other end of the ice when they are on the opposite side of the red line, and there is no chance of player from either team touching it before it goes past the end line, which is the line that runs in front of the goal. It is done purposely, and was used in situations when your players were tired and you needed a line change.

This season though there is a new rule. If you ice the puck, you can't make a line change. So teams are more careful. On the flip side, the linesmen (the two without orange bands on their sleeves) are being more lenient. If the player was actually trying to make a pass, yet the puck didn't make it to their teammate, the linesmen will wave it off and let the play continue.

Hope this helps.

Congrats on 11 months of blogging! I don't have any suggestions on what you should do. I enjoy reading your blog because you always have something interesting posted, and you post often.

Greg said...

You seriously didn't know what icing is? I'm starting to think you ARE a 23-year-old sorority chick from Urbana. Don't black people like hockey? I can't imagine why - there has to be at least two black hockey players!

I love not having Daylight Savings. Now we're three hours behind the imperialistic East Coast and everything on television but the network stations starts an hour earlier. Cool.

GayProf said...

I notice you didn't deny being a 23-year-old sorotiy chick. I am not saying, I am just saying.

Roger Owen Green said...

GP- I tried out for the sorority, but I was rejected, just because I'm not female. The shock! The horror! The shame!

Actually, when I was in college, the Greeks were really on the decline. The scene never interested me.

I wouldn't WANT to be 23 again.

And Margaret Mitchell wears army boots.