So, yesterday, I'm complaining that I'm feeling a mite short on blog inspiration these days and somebody suggests I write something about stem cell research. "But I don't really have anything new to say about stem cell research," I whined.
My lack of enthusiasm for writing about this topic partially comes from the fact that Fausto did such a great job with it last year.
(That post was one of my nominations for the UU blog awards.)
Then I see that the UU enforcer is writing about the Ute Indians. I read it feeling knowledgeable as I just did an LSAT reading comprehension passage on their attempts to keep their tribal language alive two days ago. I am amassing all sorts of useless knowledge from my LSAT studying. The other night I was telling Linguist Friend how the snout of a playpus is basically a sensory organ, covered with little hairs. When a platypus is hunting for food, he swings his nose back and forth in the water. Naturally, LF was skeptical on this one, but I looked it up and it's true.
I read the Pew Research Study on Bloggers yesterday which was sort of interesting. They had asked people "how important is blogging to you." I realize I don't have a good answer. I do it every day, but I don't really view myself as a part of any subculture, I don't make money off of it. I just like to write.
Children of the 80's, if you haven't seen the "human space invaders" video, you really should, if only for a minute or so as it actually gets dull after that.