Okay so I'm back, and I've got coffee. I’ve no real excuse for not posting except for being really busy. That and the inevitable blog-apathy that comes in early every year. If you could graph the frequency with which I posted I’m sure you’d come up with the winter being the least populous. Right, so after typing that last sentence, I did just that. I was wrong. My least frequent posting is done during the summer. Here is the average number of posts I’ve made every month for the last nine and a bit years.
| ||Jan ||Feb ||Mar ||Apr ||May ||Jun ||Jul ||Aug ||Sep ||Oct ||Now ||Dec |
|Avg. Posts ||5 ||5 ||6 ||8 ||8 ||3 ||4 ||3 ||3 ||7 ||6 ||4 |
Naturally enough, I also drew a pretty graph about it. So what can we tell from all this? Well, I’m not the most prodigious of posters, that’s for sure. That’d be about it really. I do find it strange that the most frequent time of year for posting is actually in the Autumn, but that’s just me. Anyway, the reason I was able to get all this data into Excel really easily is that I’ve been working a little on a new design for here. I know I’ve been talking about this for months, I do have a good excuse for not rolling it out sooner. I’ve just been really busy with other things, and not in a position to do significant typing with my finger. So, even though I’m still in this cast, here’s a rundown on everything that’s going on at the moment.
I finished watching Buffy last night. The ending was good but lacked something I think. Then again, I was used to having each of the series end with a cliff-hanger, and this one nicely tied up all the loose ends. It left something for the future, but I guess that never panned out. Overall it was a brilliant series. There were high points, such as “Once More With Feeling”, “The Body” and of course “Hush”, and… well not much in the way of low points. “Once More With Feeling”, was an episode that was filmed as a musical and was so good that I can’t get the music out of my head. Its very Sondheimey, and brilliantly written. I also have the entire six series of Angel to watch, though I’m a bit tired now, so maybe that can wait for a few weeks. Awesome series though, I have no idea why I didn’t watch it years ago. If you don’t already know, the guy who created the show is called Joss Whedon. He the one who created both Buffy and Angel, and also Firefly with its spin-off movie Serenity. He also created the excellent series Dollhouse, which is airing right now. I had been a fan of his long before I knew who he was.
German classes are of course ongoing, though a little slowly at the moment. There were so few applicants for my course (ie: two) that they decided to change the times around to once a week instead of two. On top of that, our teacher has been out for the last week, so apart from some homework (which I got mostly wrong!) there’s fuck all happening there. I thought I had a complete handle on the meaning of the words in the homework – obwohl, falls, wenn, dass, weil, um, damit etc. English translations would be although, if, that…, at…, with etc, and it turns out I didn’t know them as well as I thought I did. I actually though I had nailed the meanings of these words about a year ago and had no problem with them. Until now. Oh well, there’s a major re-learning session coming up I think.
I’m going to be potentially doing some interesting work for James soon, if a couple of quotes that we have sent out are accepted. More on that as it happens, but there’s a chance to get better at some things I’ve been familiar with but never used extensively in the past. Oh, and in the next post I’ll tell you about my new mobile. I’ll start that in a while, just have to go do some things first.