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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Super Fantastic Caption Contest (#59)

Okay, it's back.

Let's not get all mushy and stuff.

I think this week's pic is a great one. I can't wait to read all those millions and millions of comments and captions.

You people are like comment-leaving machines. Voracious, I tell you . . . Voracious.

Should a good one.

Ben O.

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Friday, May 08, 2009

Feedback Friday (#81)

Okay, here's one for ya . . .

I finally finished reading the entire Harry Potter book series. Yep, done. All 29 books. In the bag.

And I must say that I found them all to be really good. I know they have a reputation as kids books, but I really got alot out of them. Looking back, I think there is a whole bunch of material in there that is actually a little beyond the childhood realm. Especially in the last few installments, which began to venture quite boldly into the ever-dark and mysterious subject of "death".

My favorite thing about them is the world that J.K. Rowling created. It was believable and even preferable sometimes. Magic and the study and care of it makes for a wonderful backdrop for a bunch of growing kids adventure stories.

So, seeing as how the over-worked, under-paid intern is still on oxygen down in the sub-basement and the last substantially legitimate sighting of Evil Twin Biff was somewhere in North Dakota, I have the place all to myself.

And that means I get to come up with the Feedback Friday question without any unnecessary distractions or intimidation. Feels good to have a unique and un-influenced thought.

So, here it is . . .

Which Harry Potter book was your favorite?

That's it. That's the assignment. Which one did you like the best. And why?

If you have never heard of Harry Potter, or if you actually are a practicing Wizard and therefore don't need to read about magic in a fictional form, tell us about the best book you've read in the past few months.

If you don't read and live in a cave, describe your favorite rock or stone.

There. Everyone should be able to participate.

Looking forward to it - Ben O.

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The Bane of my Blogging Existence

Okay people, here's one for ya . . .

Facebook. Anyone heard of it? Anyone participating? Anyone listening?

That's what I thought. I signed up with the intent of simply reconnecting with old friends and having a few laughs checking out old pictures and such. 109,342 hours later, I'm realizing that I might be spending a tad bit too much time on Facebook.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that you shouldn't indulge. Come on, this is PS, we're all about indulgence. Just ask Evil Twin Biff. (You could if he were here, but alas, he's on "assignment" in the Yukon. Apparently they are offering free fried twinkies to the first 100 entrants in this year's Annual Moose Dropping Toss. He wanted to be sure and get up there bright and early. You know how he is.)

So, what am I ranting about anyway?

I found myself torn between two lovers. On the one hand - my beloved blog. Procastination Station. You have been with me for so long, through thick and thin. How could I ever desert you? While on the other hand - Facebook. The new kid in town. So flashy and fun . . . and time consuming.

Hopefully, I can find some happy balance. I made an excel spreadsheet last night to organize my time management and so far this is what I have -

19 hours a day devoted to Blogging
17 hours a day devoted to Facebook
8 hours a day devoted to work
1/2 hour a day devoted to eating and sleeping.

Yep, I think this is going to work out just fine.

Ben O.

Oh . . . it's good to be back!

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