On the reading front, I finished Fatal Voyage, the fourth in the Bones/Temperance Brennan series, by Kathy Reichs and started The Road To Ruin, the 11th in the Dortmunder series, by Donald E. Westlake. I would have made better progress on the book had I not prematurely returned it to the library on Tuesday. I came home, intending to delve into the book and possibly finish it only to discover I had returned it with a few other books earlier that night. As it is now, I’m still working my way through it and enjoying it as I’ve enjoyed the other 10 in the series.
On Wednesday, I wrote about Westlake and how he is a “comfort author” to whom I keep returning. I then asked all of you if you had any comfort authors. To see the responses or give your own response, go visit the post here.
On Thursday, I joined Google +. I can be found here: http://gplus.to/unfinishedperson. I don’t know about y’all, but I’m getting a little overwhelmed by all the places we now can find each other. I mean not only am I on Facebook: both page, http://www.facebook.com/unfinishedperson and personal profile (or in other words, chapter and verse), but also I am on Tumblr: http://unfinishedperson.tumblr.com and Twitter: http://twitter.com/unfinishedperson. I think I’m still on StumbleUpon, Reddit, FriendFeed, Buzz, del.icio.us, posterous, Pandora, Blip, blah de blah blah blah, but I don’t visit any of them regularly as much as the first four mentioned. Oh, I think I forgot some of the Yahoo products too: Flickr and Fluckr 😉 and all the rest. As I told a friend online earlier this week, I waived Wave when it happened. I even have an application to keep track of all the places I’m on: Retaggr, which is badly in need of updating and why I’m not providing a link to it.
So my questions today are:
How do you manage all the pieces of yourself? How do you integrate them or are you like me with at least three tabs (laugh, thought I’d die, seriously with blogs I’m reading too, usually about 10 to 15) open on your browser and going back and forth among them?If you feel particularly narcissistic like I did, leave links to your umpteen profiles on your umpteen applications and maybe I’ll follow you at one or more of them…if I can juggle all these bowling pins without losing my shit.
And just to prove again that you can find anything on YouTube when you type in the most random…ahem…stuff (“juggling bowling pins” in this case — good thing I didn’t type in the rest of the phrase who knows what I would have come up with), here is your Moment of Zen for today, Sunday, July 12:
Forgive me for my use of a four-letter word, I just thought “composure” sounded too hoity-toity.