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Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Notes: Busy, Busy, Busy...

I appreciated the reader who commented on my last blog in Japanese.  I don’t know if you know this, but my first language was actually Japanese.  I was born in Okinawa and my parents had a maid and I’m told out of my little mouf came the Japanese.  But now, I only know a few of the standard phrases that most Americans have learned from watching TV like, Flied Lice.

I apologize for the lack of any important updates this past week.  It has been quite hectic with limited time to do even the easiest things like take pictures of goofy people driving weird automobiles or snapping pictures of food.  Oh, I’ve done all that stuff, I just haven’t found the time to post any of it, and to be honest, once the moment passes, I generally lose interest.  

That is to say, I’m sure you don’t care about the weird car we saw that had this really dull black paint making it almost look like a SmartCar version of the Batmobile.  That was so last week.

 And I have been meaning to stop and take pictures of the new bridge on Timber Path at Grissom, but alas, all I have to offer is this quick snap of men standing on the fresh cement (fresh, but hard enough to walk on).  The significance of course, is that now, it will take another year to make it all look pretty before we can drive on it. 


I’ll try to keep up but I suspect the average number of weekly blog entries is going to slow down for a while.  There are loads of reasons.  I don’t want to use this blog to discuss my activities on the GNW board – that would just be wrong, but I don’t mind sharing with readers here that I have taken an active role in the publishing of Passages, our community newspaper.  We are in the process of updating the format to make it more readable, crisper imaging and most of all, somewhat consistent from month to month.  I have given myself a crash course in Adobe CS4 and specifically InDesign, and really, have only scratched the surface on the capability of that tool.
 
If you are a local reader of Passages, I’ll be interested in hearing some suggestions as we go forward in revamping it and in January, when you have it delivered to your door, I hope you will read through it and offer some feedback.

My wife reminded me that we are only 13 days away from Christmas.  How does this sort of thing catch up on me?  I mean, it seems like only a few weeks ago that we were celebrating Thanksgiving.  Time flies.  Next thing you know, it will be 2010.  Then, we can join everybody in pronouncing the year, “Twenty-Ten” instead of “Two-thousand and nine”.  I know this is not something worth arguing, but I think the only person I hear saying “Twenty-oh-nine” is the bow-tied Charles Osgood on CBS Sunday Morning.  And he is correct, by the way. Everyone else I know says “Two-thousand and nine.”  All I know is, this year; I am going to party like it is “One Thousand, nine-hundred, and ninety-nine.

Finally, for the bloggers whose blogs I normally try to visit daily, sorry if my comments haven't been rolling in.  I'm still trying to grab a few minutes here and there to check in and read what you have to say.


Busy, busy, busy! 

6 comments:

AlanDP said...

On the one hand, we won't be able to refer to the current year as "two double-aught nine" anymore, which will be a drag. But on the other hand, we will be able to preface our stories with, "I remember back in aught-six..."

Maureen said...

LOL I tell my 13 year old he was born back "before the turn of the century" and I giggle, he doesn't. I guess I was, too, but that's not funny.

Deep Forest said...

How those guys get away with tinted taillights still mystifies me. State says ya can't do it...

Dave said...

How those guys get away with tinted taillights still mystifies me. State says ya can't do it...

Yea, you could see the lights when he hit the brakes on the clear day, but I wondered about how they would perform in the rain.

Four Dinners said...

busy busy busy?

Even the thought tires me out....

Never mind busy old bean. Just chill...nice and chilled...vodka ice in one hand....cigarette in the other....

Anonymous said...

Just a little secret, but the person who posted in Japanese was born in Germany!

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