Lee Aaron: Canadian
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CSN:AFU Week Twenty-Seven
I Can’t Write Textbooks.
I’ve been having a crisis of blogs recently… which has manifested itself into a new avatar and “WordPress nickname”. But I’ve also started two other blogs, one for photos and commentary, the other to excercise my humour muscles. In the meantime I’ve been letting CSN:AFU slide, and it just hit me yesterday why I’ve been having such an identity crisis…
CSN:AFU has been gradually turning into a textbook. And I don’t want to write a textbook. And I certainly want to avoid becoming a “Daily Reporter.” I’ve never had the stamina, or the discipline. As a daily reporter it takes a lot of energy to write 800-1000 words every day on specific topics. Done properly it’s ten phone interviews to get three to four sources. As a blogger I generally use ten to thirty websites for my “features”, plus a couple of books or magazines and maybe a PBS special. The “Monday News” things alone are six hour posts. Writing these things involves three or four drafts and — in general — it takes twice as many words in notes to find the ones worth printing. And there’s no paycheque at the end of my week. Plus there’s all the drinking, and the groupies and the coke associated with news blogging, and really, I just don’t have the energy for blow and hooker binges anymore.
So CSN:AFU, to me, was meant to be two or three stories a week, plus my little Monday News Recap. But I haven’t got the discipline right now to be writing serious pieces aboot abortion, native rights, inventions, books, people and general poltics every week, so CSN:AFU became this weird place to write news briefs… and only news briefs. So I’m taking my New, Improved Photo Blog, and smashing it into CSN:AFU. This will give me the opportunity to write short, simple and interesting posts aboot things that are somewhat more personal to me in between writing aboot Canadian stuff.
So RIP ‘Photo Graphic F.T.S’. The posts and comments will be moved from There to Here. I’m not sure aboot “Dumb Waiter… I think I’m still going to give it a shot. I want to keep CSN:AFU totally Canadian, and Salted completely aboot my recovery, so Dumb Waiter will probably stay seperate. Hopefully this will let me post here a lot more often… basically, I need something to do here between the energy bursts which lead to the Features. C’est ca.
The Lists From Week Twenty-Seven:
Five Strangest Search Terms Used To Find CSN:AFU
5) Africans screwing monkeys
4) “Dead Robot” AND gay
3) Muture sult fucking a donkey
2) alternative for youtube for porn
1) don’t need cock in movies
Honourable Mention: donkey fucking a sult; india neked sex free; all email address india man doctor livin; Vick is complete moron, and; movies you need to see high
Top Five CSN:AFU Posts For Week 27:
1) The First Ten Things You Need To Know Aboot Canada
2) CSN:AFU Week 26 In Review
3) Greatest Hits: Canadian Inventions — ‘The Wonderbra’
4) Canada: Where Abortion Is So Legal It’s Retroactive OR
Why You Never Piss Off Your Canadian Mom
5) CSN:AFU Monday’s Top Three News Stories — July 30/07
Honourable Mention: CSN:AFU Monday’s Top Three News Stories — July 02/07
The Five Blogs I Visited Most This Week
This Week In General:
I don’t know, this week seemed to blow by… pretty quickly. I spent so much time dicking around with my eighty-three blogs I forgot to get outside. I did start walking again, I’m going to take it slowly. I’ve been out three times for 1.5 miles each time. My knee was freaking sore. When I was 18 I dislocated my kneecap and tore my ACL almost entirely, and damaged my MCL playing midnight basketball in the playground. I walked with a cane for almost three years, and a brace for most of that as well. Surgery helped a little. Last year I was up to five miles a night, I figure by the end of the month I’ll be up there again.
I did finally get to a working scale, and it turns out I’ve lost 15 pounds since I started this new healthy diet thing. The Village Fair was this weekend, I took photos of the Parade, but didn’t go to the actual Event… and what else… of yeah, I helped my step-father get the trusses up for the roof on his new garage. He’s an architect, actually a VP with the second largest architectual firm on Earth. Right now he’s helping build a brand-spanking new city in Saudi Arabia. I’ve worked on a lot of projects around Ontario, but I’ve never seen anyone better with a hammer or with a better sense as to how things work than he does.
This garage project, and the other ones around town that he has done, are what he does on vacation. I helped — a little — but the Musuem Project was 80% entirely him… I’ll post the photos sometime this week. It’s an amazing renovation project. It took him aboot six years to get it done. The Garage Project will be done next spring. We should have the plywood done next weekend. Just to give you an idea… he put the first four trusses on himself. I’ve never seen anyone do that alone.
And that’s it. His mother, my step-granny, turns 73 tomorrow so we’re going out for brunch. I’ll probably have some of the local chedder and a bagel.
Photo Of My Week:
This Weeks New Post:
Uhm… yeah. Well… nope. Nada.
I did write three posts on Photo Graphic F.T.S., and another on Salted.
Coming In Week Twenty-Eight:
Photos, A Movie And Maybe Something Else
Bananas in my All-Bran with a whole wheat bagel and
a big glass of orange juice… mmm.
If you find a broken link, or the YouTube stuff isn’t loading
properly, let me know and I’ll find an alternative…
I’m Canadian, it’s what we do. Off the ice.