Monday, January 02, 2006
It Just Turned Out That Way…
Sorry about that.
See, I didn’t expect to be silent for over a week. I had started--but didn’t finish--a “2005: Best and Worst” post and even a post about the proper job of public schools called “The Educated American” (which started out as “The Indoctrinated American”, but that was tossed since I didn’t think it wasn’t really accurate and the negative baggage rightly associated with the word “Indoctrinated” was definitely contrary to what I wanted to get across).
One of the things I almost came out of hiding about was the recent Web site cookies stories breathlessly reported in the newspapers. I was going to note just how cookies are domain (and, I believe, server) specific and that the only cookies that can “track” a person’s travels through the Internet are set by ad companies and can only track a person through the sites that have contracts with that advertiser. But then I figured that someone else was probably covering the information just fine.
What really got me close to poking my head out was Steve Green’s recent daddy-hood. I’m thrilled for Melissa and him (although I wonder just how this will effect his partying abilities for future Rocky Mountain Blogger Bashes). Congratulations are in order for those two on their beautiful baby, Preston.
I almost wrote posts about how The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe didn’t disappoint, but The Producers sure as hell did. I almost wrote a Merry Christmas post followed up by almost writing a Happy New Year post.
But then I didn’t.
It wasn’t planned and it wasn’t really a matter of self-discipline. It just sort of turned out that way.
Now it’s a new year and a new week. I’m heading back into the office today for the first time since before Christmas and all of the stress of the holidays (driven mostly by parties, dinners, gifts, out-of-town drivers) is receding. Somehow, I think that means it’s time to start posting again.
I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season filled with great Christmas loot (the g-phrase sure hooked me up), some good rest, and all of the happiness that is supposed to come with the season. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and, hey, it’s good to be back.