Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Tuesday naval gazing**

**This post was edited (and enhanced with a new link) on Wednesday morning.

I don't have anything earth-shattering to report on this evening, I'm afraid.

I had lots of good ideas a few days ago, but if you don't move on them right away, your self-censoring kicks in and you realize that it isn't as cool as you thought it would be. And, as all dedicated readers of WWYG know . . . if it ain't cool, I ain't interested in writin' about it.

I did try Lulu's googlewhack suggestion. I was not successful. Insouciant pineapple (153), insouciant snark (58), and insouciant backbone (326) all failed. Insouciant whangdoodle brought back absolutely no hits at all! Isn't that amazing? Naive whangdoodle brought back 20 hits. Snarky shenanigan and smarmy googlewhack both resulted in 20 hits and egregious pineapple brought back an astounding (egregious even?) number of 698 hits. Oh well.

The other idea that I had was to provide some statistics on how many hits my site has been getting (via Sitemeter). I envisioned some weird Charlie Kaufmannesque thing where you are reading about yourself reading about my site. Get it? Well, I probably couldn't have pulled it off successfully anyway. I mean, if I could have, I wouldn't be writing this stuff to a grand total of 10 people and would instead be writing very derivative stuff for some soon-to-fail sitcom.

Whoa . . . that sure sounds bitter. And I'm not really in a bad mood or anything.

I'm just not motivated by anything in particular. The final presidential debate is tomorrow night and while I plan to post another post-debate breakdown, my heart is less and less into it. I cringe with the thought that I will have to listen to those two throw the same phrases and accusations back and forth for another hour and a half. I have little confidence that something new will occur . . . maybe I'm angry that completely missed the "W bulge" that is all the talk lately. Won't we all feel bad if it turns out that the bulge in his back is really a cancerous tumor or something terrible like that? I am confident that "The Daily Show" will eventually have something to say on this rumor.

Hmmm. Anything else? I am trying to decide if I want to add a trackback feature to the blog, but right now I think I'll let it go. I doubt anyone who habitually reads WWYG would know what it does--and I'm not entirely clear on it myself right now. So, that will have to wait for another day when my weekly statistics reports tell me that I am receiving several hundred hits a day.

Oh, don't worry . . . it'll happen someday.

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