Drats. Grease has wormed its way into my wordle.

Drats. Grease has wormed its way into my wordle.

Clay Burell tagged me for my very first meme!

1. Create a wordle from your blog’s RSS feed.
2. Blog it and describe your reaction. Any surprises?
3. Tag others to do the same.
4. Link back here and to where you were first tagged.

Impressions? Well, I’m not surprised by the results; my last two posts of substance have both climbed close to 2,000 words in length, and both dealt with similar themes, so I’m not surprised at the words that came out on top. I think it will be interesting to revisit this in a few months and compare what comes up then with this first effort.

I’m supposed to tag others, but since I’m not exactly established enough to have any frequent and familiar readers, I suppose I’ll just tag the last few people with blogs who commented here (not counting Clay, obviously). So feel free to run with this:

Steve Ransom

Bill Farren

And a free spot… With which I guess I’ll just tag the next person who wants it?

The last spot goes to jhawtin! See her creation here.


visited 4 states (1.77%)
Create your own visited map of The World or try another Douwe Osinga project

So, just in case you can’t make out the countries, they are tiny after all, here’s where I’ve been, all spelled out:



United Kingdom

United States of America

Yeah, I suppose I should do more traveling. I have always wanted to backpack across Europe, and I’d love to go to Argentina and Cuba.

Hat tip goes to Frederick MCCS1977.


November 18, 2008

Somalian pirates have captured a Saudi Arabian oil tanker carrying two million barrels of crude oil.

The bad news: that much oil is a quarter of Saudi Arabia’s daily output, and the attack sent prices on an upward climb.

The good news: Pastafarians the world over can rejoice, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster will most certainly bless this day with his noodly appendage.