After carefully and scientifically weighing the evidence concerning diet cola presented in last Friday's discussion, I have come to the following resolution:
- I shall attempt to reduce my diet cola intake from 88 to 44 fluid ounces per day.
- From this coming Monday to the following Sunday, I will target an interim diet cola intake level of 64 fluid ounces.
- Road trips, movies, and restaurants don't count.
- No adjustment shall be made to my customary weekly coffee treat.
The "I'm Sorry, Madonna" Single Release
Have you listened to my song yet? Well, why the hell not? It's entirely listenable! People have said so!
Seriously, many thanks to those of you who have listened and made encouraging comments. And even more thanks to those of you who have listened and kept discouraging comments to yourself!
What's Up With the Projects
Summer, the sudden recording binge, being involved with a community group, and a steady stream of guests through the Castle have all conspired to slow down the whole self-education thing. I'm about a third of the way into both of the current Reading List books, Beowulf and Dominion, but haven't made much headway this week. Also, I'm kind of behind over at Michael Reads the Bible, which no doubt is deeply distressing to all three readers of that fine blog. I haven't even made much headway with The Great Movies, what with the weather being good and all that.
So: I think, if this enterprise continues to operate in future years, I'm not going to try to do much with it in the summer. Too much other fun stuff to be doing.
I will shortly be turning forty. I know, I know, you would have guessed me at 28, but there you go. And in celebration of this turning over of the odometer, I am going to throw a biggish bash here at Castle5000. If you are a regular L&T reader and are able to make it to the City of Roses, you are definitely invited. Contact me at the obvious gmail account, and I'll give you the specific day and time, as well as directions to the Castle grounds.
I may have implied to some of you -- for instance, by presenting it as fact -- that I would be LiveBlogging the big bash. I've decided not to do this. The reason is, it wouldn't be any fun. And I prefer a certain minimum fun level in my party experience, don't you? So, if you want to get in on the action, you'll have to do it in person. See you there!