Sunday, January 03, 2010


S-s-s-so cold this week. It was 1 degree outside when I woke up this morning. One.

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Thanks to Leann's post over at Blogness, I just frittered away at least an hour working out my personal Springsteen setlist statistics. I attended 9.4% of the shows on the "Working on a Dream" tour, and I was curious to see which songs I got that were statistically more or less improbable to have gotten. I didn't get the sole performance of anything, but I did get one of two performances for a few, and ... so on. Also, I got 25% of the Girls In Their Summer Clothes this year.

Anne. Put down the spreadsheet and back slooooooowly away.

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Here's a little video that I took at the Atlanta Zoo when I was there. The keeper was feeding the meerkats some live crickets, one by one. Apparently this is a great meerkat delicacy.


Lyle Daggett said...

My more or less characteristic way of relating in the world is to move through it intuitively, picking up the raw stuff of feeling as it comes. Periodically, as I start to get a little burned out from having my "feelers" out in the world all the time, I'll retreat temporarily into drier mind stuff -- puzzles and numbers and statistics. I find making lists and shuffling statistics a kind of calming meditative act.

Now that's just me...

Crickets a meerkat delicacy. Hmmm.

"First the good news: you get to live your next life as a meerkat.

Now the bad news: you'll have to eat bugs."

Jessie Carty said...

Spreadsheets are so addictive!