Writing 'Bout Reading
Welcome to Wednesday the 13th!
(No, I will not make this joke every month. Fear not!)
I'm a big believer in finishing things by the end of the day, and it was quite a rush to get things done today. But get them done we did. I think this may be our best release in a year or so (for my team, anyway; I can't speak for other teams).
I spent much of the day at work listening to Paula Cole's album This Fire, which is a lot better than I'd first thought. I'm not too big on "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?" (Sarah Maclachlan lite, IMO), but I really like "Me" and "I Don't Wanna Wait". If her songwriting tightens up more on future albums, then she has a lot of potential.
I listen to a lot of public radio, and pick up many interesting tidbits from All Things Considered. Today I learned that UPS has been around for about 90 years, that they are far and away the largest parcel carrier in the nation (which is why other carriers have had so much trouble picking up the slack), and that the US Post Office mainly handles packages as an afterthought; first class mail (i.e., letters and such) make up the majority of their business and is where most of the money is for them.
So instead of comics, I came home and read the new Baseball Weekly and Comics Buyer's Guide. If we both keep up with this journal (you and me
and the street lamp, that is), you'll probably hear me whine more than once about what a slow reader I am. The truth is that, although I think I am below-average, I spend a lot of time reading comic books, magazines, newspapers, and the Internet rather than good old books. I read a daily local paper; Isthmus, Madison's weekly alternative paper; The Onion, a bi-weekly humor paper; CBG; BBW; The New Yorker (all three of which are weekly), and Comic Relief (monthly). Not exactly the pinnacle of modern cultural education, but who cares?
Oh, yeah; and more than one person has theorized that I have better retention of what I read than your typical speed-demon.
I know a few folks have been reading my journal over the last week (which was a bit surprising since I'd only told one person about it, but I don't mind). Now we'll see if they keep reading...