the otherwhirled

where nothing is real, and nothing else is sacred.

Oh, too funny

having been gone all day yesterday, and not having posted anything before i left the house at 6:30 a.m., i was curious today how many people came through. surprisingly, there was quite a good number of you (in my miserable, small-timer terms). one that that struck me as “funny” though, was that last Wednesday, i removed the ‘public figures’ category, because none of the major sites seem to use that as a search term, and hardly any other bloggers do, either.

today, however, i discover that WordPress has (probably automatedly) created a ‘public figures’ RSS feed, and naturally, the majority of the posts are from the otherwhirled. and, as Murphy’s Law would naturally dicate, that feed provided most of my hits yesterday. so, while i’m not going back through 170-odd posts and re-tacking the ‘public figures’ category onto them, i will start using that category again.

if it wasn’t obvious already, i apply a relatively subjective usage of my categories, and they overlap intentionally. i do this in part because it makes the tag cloud look funky, but also because it’s appropriate. not everything i do here is ‘snark’ (although obviously most of it is), and i think the separation of ‘politics’ from ‘political hegemony’ is important, as one example. ‘public figures’ is one of those categories that covers people from politics, sports, and entertainment, so i had come to consider it a bit too generalistic, but i guess if that’s how people are going to find me, i might as well keep using it.

anyway, thanks very much for visiting! the rambling is done, now.

{edit} ooo, neat-o. WordPress automatically included those previous posts when i re-enabled ‘public figures’. golly, could life be any better?

2007.06.02 Posted by | housekeeping, public figures | 3 Comments

At the Risk of Sounding (Being?) Terribly Lame

It is highly unlikely that I will be able to post anything until late Monday, June 4, (which happens to be my wedding anniversary ~ condolences should be sent directly to Mrs. Other, of course). This weekend is the state tournament for soccer hereabouts, and I spent all day on the fields yesterday, and will do so again most of Monday. I am skipping Saturday’s and Sunday’s opportunities to referee my ass off, because I sponsor the local renaissance fair, and am thus obligated to cover it photographically, since that’s what I do for a living. It’s one of those weekends when “rest and relaxation” means bed and a couple of beers at the end of a really, really long day. Hrm. Maybe in the other order, though….

That having been said, I’m going to try to sneak a few things in this morning before the gates at the fair open. Traditionally, my readership is rather low on the weekends, so I’m trusting everyone will survive without a ton of posts from me. In the meantime, go fill your noggins with these:

There. Now don’t let me hear you telling anyone I never gave you anything.

{edit} Added Republic of Sestakastan. Howdy, Morse!

2007.06.02 Posted by | blogging, housekeeping | 5 Comments