I haven't posted in days. Do you forgive me, O Internets?
I'm watching American Idol now and enjoying the lack of crappy singers left in the competition. (Though the crappy people who have been voted off will be singing together in the mall tour this summer. No need for that, no need.) So far, I've seen the first round, and agree with Simon that Bo's performance was the best. He made my scalp tingle more than the others, and that is my primary technical criterion for judging the merits of a vocal performance. (Is it bad that my little boy's singing gave me a scalp tingle the other day? 'Cause he's really not quite Idol caliber yet. Calls my whole system into doubt.)
Anyway, why have I forsaken you of late? Well, this afternoon, I was working on constructing a crossword puzzle, in a joint venture with one of my friends from the crossword world. He actually knows what he's doing, so maybe this will go somewhere. With a little luck and work, my friend and I may be splitting a generous paycheck of a whole hundred bucks.
What else have I been doing? Good question. I'm glad I asked that. Some blogworld reading, a touch of magazine reading (that New Yorker article about the Mongols is fascinating. What's more heinous than a Mongol horde?). Catching up on Lost and starting to get caught up on Desperate Housewives. Laundry, always laundry. And a little playing outside with the kid. I introduced hopscotch today! Man, I totally forgot how to play hopscotch. Good thing our neighbor came along to instruct us.
Ben told me he loves Halloween, so I asked what he wanted to dress up as this October. (He wore the Spider-Man muscle suit last year.) His top choice is dress-up stuff from school—the skirt and the purple hat with a flower on it. Yeah, that's right: My son essentially wants to be a church lady for Halloween.
Last but not least, raise your glass of orange juice and give a welcome toast to our new batch of commenters! Stick around. We'll have fun.
P.S. Esquire magazine mentioned erectionphotos.com, which is exactly what it sounds like. Pictures. Of erections. Now, I'm not making that a link, but I bet you're at least a little curious. Curious enough to copy and paste into the address bar of your browser?