So I finally aggregated all my blogs to Google Reader. I like it, but it actually takes me more time to read than less, I think, because instead of needing to remember a link, it’s there. *sigh*
Anyway, I was reading a post about how to blog. Yeah, I’ve been doing this for 4 years now and apparently still don’t know how to do it. This dude says to blog list style. ‘Kay.
1. I like lists. It’s easy to remember and more effective to get information in bites, I think.
2. Two weeks with iPhone. LOVE it.
3. The App Store really makes something cool into something super functional.
4. I have a Facebook app. MySpace. Twitter.
5. Shazam will help you figure out the name of a song simply from hearing a snippet.
6. Bejeweled 2 rocks. There’s even a wormhole.
7. The Dinner Spinner is amazing. How did I live without this cool app? If I’m standing in the grocery store, I can pick a food item, whether I want a main, side, or appetizer, and how long I want to spend prepping. A list of recipes crops up. I can choose one and shop for the ingredients. How, I say again, did I live without this?
8. Let’s not forget Stanza, the e-book reader. So far, I’ve read some Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, and a couple of Wodehouse short stories. And I have my free Harlequin downloads on there ready to go. You can even get War and Peace for heaven’s sake! I simply cannot imagine reading W&P on my phone, though.
9. I also have a Bible app that will allow me to read any version I want. I choose KJV because I’m fussy that way. (Hel-loooo, language of Shakespeare. English major.)
10. Going to see Spamalot this weekend with friends. Richard Chamberlain is in it. I remember sighing over him as Father Ralph in The Thornbirds eons ago. Who knew he was gay back then, hmm?
11. I wanted to write a Thornbirds-like saga when I was young and impressionable and reading all about Father Ralph and Meggie.
12. I doubt I could even read the book again these days, though I read it two or three times in the 80s. Too long for my life now.
13. What happened to all those family sagas anyway? You never see them published anymore. Think it’s because of all the quick things we have in our lives? Internet, television, cell phones, etc. Information happens fast and furious now. Thirty years ago, not so much.
14. That’s enough randomness for one day.
What do you think? About sagas, lists, Spamalot, or iPhones? Or whatever?