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March 04, 2007


Nothing broke during the past seven days, at least nothing that was really important. A small piece of plastic broke off my desk when I accidentally kicked against it, but it doesn't seem o be important, and you barely notice it's missing.

Once again I noticed that "rare" is an overused term when applied to used records. Why is it that some record dealers all have he same nondescipt albums in their "rare" box, and then you discover some really rare, much sought-after items in their special offers box? Do they even know what they are selling? What happened to the term "expertise"?

Yes, I haven't been blogging much lately. Neither have, I noticed, many of the people who started blogging around the same time that I did and that I used to keep contact with. Are we floating on similar brainwaves that are telling us "no use blogging" these days? Or does our non-blogging exert negative vibes on our respective blogs? Who knows. The increasing number of inactive weblogs around me in the blogosphere will, however, be one of the things that I will use in my paper on weblog applications for libraries, which I've finally started to work on more seriously.

At any rate, my readership is once again dropping significantly as a direct effect of non-blogging. I understand this completely; after all you people want to be entertained.

Other than that, the good news is that something nice has happened which I can't tell anybody yet until next week, and the not-so-good news is my father has his operation scheduled for Wednesday, and as if that wasn't scary enough, I have a rather scary (less scary than my dad's operation, but still scary enough) birthday coming up. I'll keep you informed.

Posted by Horst on March 4, 2007 01:48 PM to my so-called life | Tell-a-friend
Jann said on March 6, 2007 03:31 PM:

I hope all goes well for your father tomorrow. As for the birthday: don't worry about it; middle age doesn't even *start* until forty-five, (forty-five to sixty-five, according to Random House's "Compact Unabridged Dictionary" 1987 edition). You're still young.

Jann said on March 6, 2007 03:46 PM:

Actually, it's the 1996 edition. (No breakfast yet.)

nora said on March 6, 2007 10:28 PM:

40 is the new 30!

novala said on March 6, 2007 10:44 PM:

You are right - it seems a lot of people got tired of blogging. I notice that, too.

dieter said on March 7, 2007 10:46 AM:

Round birthdays are only scary, because they remind us that we are ageing. Actually, we are ageing all the time. Good luck for your father!

Talking about reading: Having started with a reread of the "Messages", I finished the "Happiest Guy" only the other day. It was an inspiring read, sometimes intriguing, and I would really like to have a chance to talk to you about it.
My colleague, who is presently on maternity leave, has started the copy of the Messages I offered her for Christmas, and she says that she could hardly stop reading.

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