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Ramble On

I was counting down the days until Penguicon, and Twittered “11 days until Penguicon … Holy crap!”
Which, of course, sent my mind off on a little journey. Why do we say “holy crap”? Is holy crap better or worse than unholy crap? Or agnostic crap? And for that matter, why do so many people (practically everybody, really) use the word “unholy” as though it actually were “anti-holy”? I mean, if “holy” means “blessed by the church” (which is more or less what it actually means), then anything which is not so blessed is, by definition, un-holy. Your shoes, your underwear, your car keys, your car, credit cards, cash… all unholy. Yet if you asked somebody to “please remove your unholy shoes before walking on the carpet”, they’d most likely be offended, and claim (most likely incorrectly) that their shoes are not unholy. And wow did I ever just diverge from the focus of Penguicon… Did I mention I’ve been listening to a lot of Led Zeppelin lately? I have. Not that it matters, because the kind of rambling I’m doing isn’t really what they were singing about. Not that Penguicon is completely unrelated to songs dealing with the darkest depths of Mordor… and now I’ve gone full-circle. Which is a cool online magazine for Ubuntu, which there will be a lot of at Penguicon.

Two weeks gone?

I got hassled yesterday by a friend of mine for not blogging anything for two entire weeks. Two weeks? How is that possible? And yet, it’s true. I didn’t even post for Photo Friday. I am such a slacker. In my defense, life’s been busy. Two weekends ago I spent an entire day at the Detroit Institute of Arts. One weekend ago I spent an entire day at the Detroit Zoo. This past weekend I spent an entire day at the Detroit Science Center. This coming weekend I will spend an entire day at Clancy Day. Some of the other things I’ve packed into my time: movies (the director’s cut of Alexander is nearly 3 hours long), Red Wings (won, 1-0 in overtime), 5-a-day (had to do a couple 10-a-day days too try to make up for lost time), moving furniture, and spending quality time with a good friend. And probably other things I can’t recall.

Things I need to do still:
Get my “Basic Bug Triage for Ubuntu” presentation for Penguicon done (or at least sketched out)
Update the MeMaker package for Ubuntu (because I was holding off for an update on Good Friday, and when I finally got the update I procrastinated a little bit, and never had the time again thereafter).
Go over the Penguicon schedule and figure out how I’m going to pack everything I want to do into 3 short days.
Post some photos from the zoo trip.
Return to a life of blogging. Because teh internets need more of me. B-)