On the reading front, I’m still working my way through Fatal Voyage, the fourth in the Bones/Temperance Brennan series, by Kathy Reichs as mentioned last week. It’s not that it’s that long or that it’s that bad. It’s just that I’m easily distracted by Netflix, Facebook, Twitter…oh, and work at the library and at the newspaper. Not helping this week was as of Friday, Netflix Instant (finally) has all the episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation. I really didn’t get to watch much of either, though, as I had to go cover a school board meeting yesterday where a local board voted to close one of its districts’ three high schools.
I don’t know if you know this about me, but I’m easily distracted. For example, this morning I don’t have a clear direction for this post. I’m seeing what some others are doing for their Sunday Salon posts (wrap up of June reading, half-year roundup, goals for July, goals for the rest of the year, oh, and, of course, the obligatory Fourth of July nod from the Americans in the group) and I don’t know if I’m feeling any of them (except for one, of course, because if I am anything, I am a patriot). So I’m just going to toss some things against the wall and see what sticks. Here goes:
- Today I can be found in the august company of other bloggers at the Weekend Spotlight, Sunday edition over at StudioThirtyPlus. Go there to see some of the blog posts that were highlighted today, but most especially a link to one of my own from this past week in which I question (again) why I am blogging.
- Last night I was in the presence of a group of lady birds as we tweeted about the movie The Birds for this week’s #hitchfest on Twitter. I don’t know if I can pick out one best tweet of the week. Go and see if you can find a favorite.
- Over on my Tumblr blog this weekend I’m making my way through my favorite songs I associate with the Fourth of July. Here’s a link to the post about today’s song. Go there if you want to see what I chose for today and see what I selected earlier in the weekend.
- Also over on Mog, I have set up a playlist of my favorite songs I associate with the Fourth of July. The list is called Fourth of July: From Jimi to Kate and A Little Bit of Everything In Between.
- And just so you know that it’s not all about me, I highly encourage you to check out this post from my wife about camping with her family when she was a kid. Check out the comments too where her dad responds. Sweeet!
That’s about it for today. Of course, I did forget one thing. Today’s Moment of Zen (proving that you can find anything on YouTube, just type in “Fourth of July” and “Star Trek” and wa laa):
So what are you reading today? If you’re American, what are you doing to celebrate the Fourth? Me and mine? Not much since she has to work throughout the weekend, but I’ll probably be enjoying Star Trek.