Things have been a little frustrating lately; between the internet being out, fostering a cat until she finds a new home, my car needing $500 in repairs ($500 I don’t have), and trying to find the money to pay off bills I’ve had my hands full. Indeed, reading and blogging are my primary refuges from day-to-day life (I would go to the beach, but I have no money to pay the various fees for such a trip and until today I didn’t think my car would make it). Here’s what’s been going on;
1) Within the next day or so this blog will hit
25,000 28,000 visits and just over 400 posts. When I hit 500 I’ll have to do something special (any suggestions?)
2) I’ve been rather flattered that so many people have added me to their blogrolls, especially when those bloggers are more experienced/educated/intelligent than myself. Take a look through the new additions in the blogroll; there’s plenty of good stuff out there.
3) I’ve added an Open Lab 2007 button on the sidebar, just as a reminder to everyone to nominate posts they think belong in the next edition of the book (and thanks to Bora for reminding me!). I don’t think anything I’ve come up with is especially worthy of belonging to such a compilation, but it is my goal to write such a post, not so much for just wanting to be selected but to write something of merit that is insightful.
4) I know I still have to follow up on my posts about giraffe evolution, swimming sloths, Ornithosuchus, mosasaurs, seal evolution, and other topics. I usually get most of my ideas for posts at work because I have access to various journals, but I often don’t have time to write until I get home (where I do not have access), and usually I read in the evening anyway. Still, that’s no excuse, and I’ll have at least one of these long-promised posts out before the end of the week. I need to get cracking on my evolution book as well, before I start forgetting what I’ve learned over the past year.
That’s it for now; I’m hoping to finish (if not nearly finish) Aldo Leopold’s Sand County Almanac tonight, and hopefully Silent Spring or The Jungle will come within the next day or so.