Jadedprimadonna (Angie/SC) has a trivial quiz contest going and invited me to play. When I went to sign up I was given the following options:
"Create an Account" or "I already exist"
I felt it was obvious that I already existed, but according to the quiz site, I didn’t. If I ponder this too long, I'm liable to end up an existentialist. On the good news, I got all but one question right. How am I to know what Boston Red Sock player let a ball slip through his leg in a playoff game back in the 80s. Why do I care? They could have asked who, in the bottom of the 9th, in the seventh game of the 1960s World Series, slapped a homer against the Yankees. I’d known that one! I'll give you a hint, it was at Forbes Field. I'm sure Mistress of the Dark knows the answer. By the way, I need to get me a mouse for these contests—it takes too long to take the test when you’re using a finger pointer on a laptop.
Ed has an interesting first hand look at what’s going on in Iowa. Right now, in addition to planting corn, potential presidential candidates are stepping on each other as they try to shake hands with potential voters. Ed showed us what kind of jerk candidates can be (this time it’s Rudy, but he’s not alone, I’m sure)
The Appalachianist (AI, Iraq/NC) is just about done with his tour of duty in Iraq. His recent post assures him that the Chamber of Commerce in Taji, Iraq won’t be asking him to write travel brochures for them. I’ve also scratched Taji off the list of places I need to visit before I die.
Murf is trying to come up with a book cover for my autobiography. She already decided that the backcover should be the picture I posted last Friday of a two-track road running along the Kalamazoo River. I’m looking for help writing the autobiography—I’ll offer a small percent of the royalties (I figure you got to be hot stuff to have someone else to write your autobiography)
Kevin (our recent birthday boy) just posted a review on a book about mining history. Why should we care, you may ask? Well, as one who devoted a number of years studying and writing about mining history, I care. Thanks Kevin. Diane (our recent birthday girl) is going to Hawaii in a few days. Anyone envious? I would be, except that Tim and I have been promised tickets to Tahiti (Murf, we’re still waiting, my passport expires in 2010). PS: I JUST REALIZED WHY MURF DELETED HER FORMER BLOG--SHE ERASED THE EVIDENCE OF HER PROMISE TO TIM AND ME.
Speaking of book reviews, Seawyf is back in the blogging business with a site devoted to books. Her first review is of a Umberto Eco novel of which I’m not familiar. Eco is known for his novel The Name of the Rose.
Continuing to speak of books, Maggie, another book review blogger and a librarian in Mississippi (hold the jokes about that being an easy job), has a summer reading challenge. It' s easy. Just read three books from southern authors and post reviews between June 1 and August 30. I’m up for the challenge and also encourage you (especially you Yankees, you know who you are) to join in the fun. My three books will be:
Terry Kay, The Year the Lights Came On
Ted Ownby, Subduing Satan, Religion, Recreation and Manhood in the Rural South, 1865-1920
Ernest Gaines, A Gathering of Old Man
I am also planning on reading the next book of Taylor Branch’s “America in the King Years” trilogy, A Pillar of Fire, 1963-1965. Click here for my review of the first book in the trilogy, The Parting of the Waters
Now I'm getting tired and can't get around to everyone, so be sure to check out the rest of the folks in my bloglist!