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Approaching Another Finish (and Starting) Line

Doing the Post-A-Day thing this year has been tremendously satisfying. I’m also glad that I’m almost done with it. Its relentlessness is a two-edged sword, and I’m looking forward to stepping away from the Damocles role for a little while. I’d been looking around for a similar thing to do in 2012, something to push me creatively in a way that I wouldn’t push myself otherwise. Then I found this, which seems to fit the bill perfectly.

I’d already been thinking about doing the picture-a-day thing, but I wasn’t sure that was enough by itself. The rest of the list would definitely push me in new and not unpleasant directions. And I was able to commission a lovely scrapbook for this from Sara Hindmarch, so what’s not to like?

So while I might not be posting as frequently here when 2011 ends, you’ll still have something to look forward to.


Interruption of Service

No Wednesday Wine Writing for me this week. I’m heading up to San Francisco and Oakland for a long weekend starting tomorrow, so my schedule today got squeezed. I’ll be at the Applied Improvisation Network Bay Area one day conference on Friday and at Endgame Oakland for one of their MiniCons on Saturday and Sunday. If you’re in the area, stop by and say hello.


Fitness: Ran 4 miles

Wine Away

Several folks on Twitter asked me to start blogging about wine, so for the foreseeable Wednesday will be wine day on the blog. As with Reader Request Month, I think this will work best if you ask me questions.

So, what do you want to know about wine?

Fitness: Ran 2.25 miles + One Hundred Pushups, Week 1, Day 2 (6-8-6-6-13)
Sun, Moon, and Stars: 155 words, 402 seven-day average, 261 average, 29223 total, 777 to go for the week


Check Out the Big Brain on This Guy

Smooth move of the week: Forgetting the charger for my laptop at the office. So while I’ll still be able to keep to my fitness routine while I’m at WyrdCon, don’t expect to see much in the way of blogging while I’m here.

And yes, this is proof that I don’t usually work ahead on these.


Fitness: Ran 4 miles
Sun, Moon, and Stars: 0 words, 185 seven-day average, 260 average, 18951 total

Roll Call

Yesterday’s post demonstrates there are things that I don’t know. For example: May has thirty one days. I’d clearly intended yesterday’s post for the last day of the month. Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning and discovered that it wasn’t June 1st.

Today’s post is about another thing I don’t know: Who most of you are. There are a small handful of frequent commenters here, so I mostly know who they are. My experience tells me that there are a lot more lurkers than that. (My logs tell me the same thing.)

So let’s see if we can correct at least part of my ignorance. Who are you? How did you discover this blog? What’s your favorite desert? Answer in the comments below, or you are forever banished from this blog.


Fitness: Ran 4 miles
Writing: 186 words, 265 average