I’ve been having trouble concentrating.  I’ve been wondering what it’s all about.  I’ve been having a really hard time focusing on tasks and getting them accomplished.  Other than sounding like an add for some Pfizer drug, I have also been lacking an appropriate metaphor or analogy to describe this feeling.  Just now I thought of one.

You know how, in Springtime, bees hover around flowers sucking the pollen or whatever out of the pistils of the flowers?  It always looks to me kind of like a helicopter before it touches down.  Sort of wibbly-wobbly, and all noisy and vibrating.  Those bees, the way they do that almost-set-down helicopter thing from flower to flower, that is how my thought process has been lately.  I can touch every flower of thought, but I can’t rest on one long enough to suck the pollen out of it.


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American Idol – The End Is Near

So I’ve been blogging for an American Idol site – you can check out an example of my journalistic awesomeness here – and I have to say that this season lacks the luster and excitement of previous years.  I guess it’s the absence of Paula, and the fact that Simon announced it was his last season.  I know you really care.

The coolest thing about this season is the awesome peeps I get to work with on this site.  Jebbica’s posts are worthy of constant reading, and so are Cait’s posts.    Plus, they both have their own websites (Jebbica’s, Cait’s) and I’m having a lot of the interwebs love for both of them.

So, American Idol may have jumped the shark – or maybe not.  We’ve got a lot of road to cover, so the season might surprise me.  But either way, I’m having a ton of fun this season.

I’m live-blogging whenever I can – my school schedule does tend to get in the way (in the way of LOST, too, for shame) but I do recaps as well.  On the night I live blog you can watch and read with me.  I promise I’ll make it fun.

Oh, Internet

I know, I know.  It’s been a while.  It’s been snowing like we’re in New England or something, plus there have been boxes to move (long story – I didn’t move) and work to do and a new semester of grad school to start and WHEW!  It’s exhausting being a massive underachiever.  Underachiever because I don’t feel like I have a handle on anything PER SE, but I’m doing OK.  See?  It’s OK.  I’m not doing GRAND, mainly because I hate winter and because grad school is hard and because I’m not excelling in everything I do and touch.

But enough about me!  Let’s talk about my dog.  He’s adjusting to a new companion.  My parents’ dog Bailey came to live with us for a little while.  She’s about twice Jake’s size and three times his age.  They are getting along, however.  How could they not?  Look at that face!

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They are still getting used to each other, so I don’t have any hilarious videos of them playing yet, but they do some funny stuff.  I’ll save that for another post.

Since it had been since December since I visited my own website (for shame!) I decided to weed out the spam comments, since I can’t figure out how to turn my Askimet on (Blog Daddy, help me!), and I came across some fun ones.

“Brim over I to but I dream the post should acquire more info then it has.”

–Had I know for to your comment earlier may have deleted some.

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–guess it’s hard times for the Granville Police.  Actually, it’s a real website, for a police force in a town called Granville, MA.  I’m sure some hacking is involved here, though their site is a little weird.  Not at all government-y.  Maybe a fake?  Who knows.

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–again, either the Koch family has fallen on hard times, unless their site got hacked or whatever.  Because I doubt they want to use pictures of their kids hanging Christmas ornaments to sell valium or whatever.  **Incidentally – I realize that “Hacked” is an antiquated term or whatever and I don’t care.  Correct me if you want to.  At least THAT would be a legitimate comment.

“just became a member of this forum here”
“enjoy the environment around here”
“enjoy the quality of the posts”

–this is a really lame business tactic.  This is not a forum, nor is it an environment.  It is more like a dry and desolate desert, akin to something out of The Gunslinger, where you expect to see tumbleweeds at any time.  That’s my fault.  I’m just sayin.’
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–Soul. Pitch.  Hustle.  That’s the most awesome name for a website ever.  I just don’t know why the website that calls itself “Da Urban Vehicle for Straight Raw Gritty Newz. From the Streetz to the Boardroom! ~It’s More Than A Lifestyle~” would want to sell me insurance.  Is this more of that internet tampering I’ve been hearing so much about?
The writer of has written a superior article. I got your point and there is nothing to argue about. It is like the following universal truth that you can not disagree with: triangular sandwiches always taste better I will be back.

–this is a payday loan site.  It just gave me this funny mental image of a person standing in front of their fridge with their hands on their hips, saying “There’s no food in here!” and someone else saying, “Hold on a minute, let me go down to Payday Town to get some money.”  And then a song plays.  I do agree, however, that triangular sandwiches taste better.
Good post and this post helped me alot on my college assignment.  Say thank you for as your information.
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–if my personal opinion helped out some weird computer bug that had a college assignment about the “Kid Behind the Couch” post that went viral, OK by me.  Generic WP.  Whatevs.
thanks, very useful information.  I have been looking for something like this for a long time.

–this comment was deposited on my review of “Harvard Man,” so I very much doubt that a real live person at LargeHamsterCage (which is actually a business that sells large hamster cages – with the tubes for the hamsters to run through and stuff) was surfing the old web and really needed my insights on a weirdo straight-to-DVD POS starring the guy from Entourage.

That’s all I’ve got for tonight, Folks.  I have ten pages of prose to polish, a ton of reading to do, and lots and lots of work to do.