Having the blog go down for an extended period of time is pretty awful.
I went to church this morning and learned that the Super Bowl is tonight, which was something interesting. I think the Giants and the Patriots (don’t quote me) are playing and I suppose that I could watch the game instead of blogging.
This afternoon in desperation I went for a walk with Ms. Conspiracy and the dog. (We have a fantastic 6-acre park nearby, laid out like a miniature State of South Carolina with historical landmarks and stone paths for the Interstate Highway System.)
I’ve also been reduced to reading books, the latest being a history of Central Europe. I looked into the 2nd Harry Potter book.
Yesterday, I added a red Grundig M-300 radio to my portable shortwave collection. That’s the 6th color I have for that radio (gray, black, blue, silver, yellow and red). Still looking for the elusive camouflage version. [Update: I got the camo, along with white, pink and orange.] I also had some time to write a short review on one radio for a Chinese radio site. I’ve been bidding on some on eBay.
Last night, instead of blogging, I watch the movie Pi. Now that was strange. Of course being math major and a computer enthusiast, and having dabbled in the “Bible codes” crank theories, a lot of that movie was familiar. Reading Douglas Hofstadter’s book, Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid provided background too. Funny how one of the themes in that movie is to ease up and not be so single-minded about things. I also got to watch a few episodes of Pawn Stars that I hadn’t seen and finally got around to watching Season 1, Episode 1 of Warehouse 13.
I even got a few minutes to visit The Fogbow forums and catch up on what’s being written there.
I tell you, it sucks to be down.
There are plenty of interesting things to do besides blogging. What really sucks is disappointing the fine folks for whom visiting this site is part of their daily routine.