Monday, November 27, 2006

little landmarks in the life of the blogger

(1) i've made $11 on istockphoto.com! only $89 more and i'll actually be able to cash out.
(2) i've evaluated 4,182 mp3s. only 75 more and i'll have rated my entire itunes library.
(3) i've exchanged 4+ emails about editing a client's novel. only 1+ more and i might have a deal.
(4) i've posted 192 blog entries. only 8 more and i'll have exhausted all of my ideas for the 17 point scale. okay that's probably not true, but at the moment it certainly feels that way. and since it's always best to be prepared, i've found you a replacement site; it's a blog about reading, writing, and annie dillard. in the most recent post, the blogger (beth) talks of church, polar bears (well, they're actually dillard's polar bears, not beth's), and the beautiful agony that is writing (or more particularly, the troubling realization that visits nearly every young writer, the sad epiphany that some greater, more renowned author has somehow stolen your paper mache idea and given it wings, the elegant, nuanced wings of a monarch butterfly or a hoatzin). just imagine the coolness of my parenthetical thought multiplied by some really big number (maybe a number like 70. isn't that the really huge, seemingly infinite number that Christ offered the apostles when they asked how many times they should forgive their brother? i may be recalling this wrong, but if not, does that mean that jews and romans were really bad at math? or should i stop forgiving him later this year?), and you'll have a rough sense of how great this blog is. but there is one problem. you'll have to pay spu a few thousand dollars before you can read it. yep, it's that good. officially, the money that you'd spend to read the blog is considered tuition for spu's mfa in creative writing, but we all know that that's just lawyer talk, cause i'm telling you, it's a darn good blog.


andrew david. "yes this is a rather plain wedding picture and yes i wore those sandals during the wedding and yes thats danny and alison at the bottom of the page and yes you can tell becky that ive finally read some wendell berry" saskatchewan, canada.

6 comments:

Joel said...

In the end, I'm still not sure if there's a real blog or what?!?!?

Beth said...

It's a blog hosted by "Blackboard" for SPU's MFA students, and therefore not available to the public. So, unfortunately, I won't be able to cash in on all this good PR!

andrew said...

errrrr...i see how that could be the case.

there is a blog, but it's only accessible to the mfa students, their staff, and, on occasion, the bf of the mfa staff. soooo...basically i just wrote a long paragraph (full of meaningless asides) that has little or no practical to folks like you, which might be good because if i keep going like this everyone might just mount a mass exodus to the mfa blog. except that they can't....

andrew said...

oh, beth already explained.

Anonymous said...

I don't want you to quit writing the blog.
-Whitney

andrew said...

thanks, whitney, i'm glad to hear that. i probably won't quit.