Causes to Celebrate – Two Thousand Views and the New Year

Happy to announce that this blog reached 2,000 pageloads on 30 Dec 2012! Thanks for your readership!

On another note, 2012 is over, don’t worry about it anymore. Look towards having a good and happy 2013! God bless you.

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Not Dead Yet. But Drowning For Sure. But Won’t Die. But Painful. But Will Make Me Stronger. But Sapping For Now. But Will End In A Week. But…

I haven’t been posting. I’m not dead yet, at least not as far as this blog is concerned. But what I am though is drowning in papers, page counts and preparation for exams. And I will be back with a vengeance, and it shall be all mine. Watch out for me next weekend.

In the meantime I leave my readers with a picture from the breakfast buffet at the Hilton, of an atrocity from the perspective of all the lefties of the world.

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PS. It was me who had just dished from the tray on the left, so it doesn’t count.

Excuses

It is absolutely ironic that I would not have had the time to post on a 3-day weekend.  But there’s a lot going on.  A dinner party that lasted till 1:30am Friday night (a belated happy birthday to me), a sports shopping spree (I exaggerate, but how does one resist a 20% storewide discount) on Saturday morning, needing to sleep early Saturday night (the prime time of blogging – I know, I need to get a life) due to the need to arise at unearthly 5am on Sunday morning to start a half-marathon at 7:30am (brilliant, brilliant race, I ran out of my skin, I could start a new blog on it), and then now, after hammering out a draft project proposal for a left-handed professor about how to design interventions for stressed-out kids.

(There, an absolutely justified 101-word sentence.)

And my final excuse is that it’s 2 in the morning and I ran a retirement-inducing (cos it will never be bettered, not cos it stank) 13.1 miles and I should really be in bed recovering from my exertions.

So I leave you, the esteemed reader, with this left-handed link called Left Handers Day (sic).  It designates 13 Aug as the day.  A bit of fun. Just that every day for me is Left-Handed Day.

PS. The next blog post is my final project proposal for the digital media class to which this blog owes its existence.  Please excuse it, it’s the last one of those crude interruptions.

PPS. What left-handed issues do you want to read about?  Please comment.

A Post About This Post

This post is so so late. Too late to catch the weekend viewership.  That essentially means only half of you will get to read this than if I posted this on Friday night. In Singapore where I normally live, the weekend would have been almost over, and this would be getting the depressingly low Monday viewership.  It’s a fact—my stats tell me that people don’t read blogs on Mondays. I suppose there are much better things to do on a Monday, like go to work or school, read the newspaper, or wallow in your Monday blues like Garfield does, instead of reading something silly that only concerns a small minority of humankind. By the way, this was the first mention of Garfield in my life since those shockingly depressing movies he made some years ago. Has his arteries finally clogged on him? Or did Odie finally decide to become a real canine and mauled a feline?

But you know in Massachusetts where I now live, this wouldn’t be that late—it’s the Columbus Day weekend! So there are two more days of weekend left after I post this.  It’s my first long weekend post! Let’s see how it works out.

If you get the feeling that I am obsessing about my readership, I certain am not. (By the way, please share this blog with your left-handed friends).  Though sometimes I do feel like a movie executive wondering when to release the latest Scott Baio (I was trying to think of an actor that people used to know and no one else can remember and I saw him in a Nickelodeon sitcom last night and was surprised he is still in showbiz…this mention of him will absolutely not help to spike readership) movie that no one wants to watch. (Oh and by the way, please share this blog with your right-handed friends too. This equals to sharing with all your friends. And don’t forget your family, you love them too). And most importantly, I don’t watch Nickelodeon, Baby was messing about with the TV channels.

And why was I late? Apart from the fact that I am spending the weekend in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for the long weekendImage, I was conned by my professor into reading pages and pages of mind-numbing stuff, which I spent the last night doing.  At this point, I can only hope that my resultant knowledge of the fact that the Portuguese helped to transport tons and tons of spices to Europe from Southeast Asia in the 15th and 16th centuries will come to good use at some point. Wait, or was it the 14th and 15th century?  Wait some more, why couldn’t the Europeans just eat with salt and vinegar? Sure goes great with potato chips

I read the post I have written thus far and realise that this has become a Seinfeld post (Alert! Seinfeld performs at Wang Theater on 17 Nov! Woo hoo!).  I honestly did have a topic in mind, but if I carried on, I would take too long blogging, and you would take too long reading, and so I thought I’d move on to hopefully less mind-numbing reading and to see some stunning fall foliage, and you might want to continue to wallow in your Monday blues or to carry on with your long weekend blast, depending on which part of the world you live in. Till next time then. Because the one who doth mess around with the TV channels riseth…