I am back and I am blogging!
I have returned after my hiatus! As all of my loyal readers know, I am moving into a new condo in the middle of Madison. Here is another shot of the view out my window. It is very cold in Madison in the winter, but of course you can always find something to eat, if you are very resourceful.
I have not been on vacation. Here is what happened. I am getting my new condo painted, and I decided that it would be very exciting to liveblog the process of watching the paint dry. What a hoot! That is the sort of original thrill only Altmouse provides.
So as soon as the painters left, I brought in a pillow, my laptop, a pot of coffee, and a big bag of Marshmallow Peeps, and I started blogging away! But I made a mistake. I brought in a humidifier because I have sinus trouble. How was I to know that blowing a humidifier does not help paint to dry? The humidifier manufacturer is very partisan, so they did not put a warning of this sort on their machine. How shocking. To make a long story short, three days ago I woke up in the hospital with an acute case of Marshmallow Peeps poisoning. I understand that there will be a medical journal article written about my condition! Of course I would prefer that someone would write a blog post about it. It would seem more appropriate.
UPDATE: I cannot get the final episode of Project Runway out of my head! How exciting it all was! And did you know tnat the musical Oklahoma takes place in... Oklahoma? I find that very fitting. It is also about sexuality. How surprising! Who knew that musicals were ever willing to take on such subjects, especially 40 years ago, well before sexuality was invented?
UPDATE: I see that Scott Lemieux calls The New Republic "vacuous." Ha! He is the one who is "vacuous." If there is one thing that gets my goat, it is people who write empty-headed, meandering fluff about trivial issues and yet have the audacity to call other people names like "vacuous." Lemieux needs to engage in a process of sincere self-reflection.