Thursday, June 15, 2006

Thank you

A big thanks to Deadspin for linking to my response to J. J. Redick's DWI. The first day, I had 1,488 hits. Yesterday, 930. My first thousand-hit day, and probably the only one I'll ever have. I feel all warm and fuzzy.

In other news, I'm preparing to start reading for comps (technically, I've started, but not in any systematic, real way) by color-coding my lists: what books I know very well (only a few), what books I know pretty well (a surprisingly high number), what books I read a long time ago and remember one meaningless detail from (a few), and the books I haven't read at all (the word "yikes" doesn't even begin to cover it). Am I just doing things to prevent getting started? My wife likes the idea, having been through comps herself. Plus, it's pretty cool to pull up a candy-coated Microsoft Word file. But I'm not sure if it's just one of another set of distractions I'm setting up for myself. Like, you know, blogging.

5 comments:

Wanda Ball said...

Blogging a distraction? Impossible!

Soggy Bear said...

Maybe we should blog our progress through the primary fiction list?Can't entice the poets to do it. Even though they READ MY BLOG. Humph.

Soggy Bear said...

Also, a thousand hits? Good lord!

Crazy Little Thing said...

Poets can be so lazy. (My wife excluded.)

Crazy Little Thing said...

Oh, yes, I'll be posting occasionally about my progress and what I'm thinking about some of the books.