Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Ask and ye shall receive

I received an e-mail from loyal reader, Señor Pájaro...

"The most important thing I need to tell you is that you must BLOG THE OSCARS. It is your duty, and this is the perfect year for it, since you cannot throw the party. You must watch the Oscars somewhere where you can take notes (in hotel room, uncrowded bar, etc), take copious notes in diary format with onstage events interposed with your own digressive musings (e.g. "9:42 pm. Harrison Ford just had a stroke onstage, and the camera cut to a strangely laughing Carrie Fisher, and I was reminded of the way Xan sometimes throws up"), then use the plane ride home to edit these notes into a long, witty blog posting (what were you gonna do, spend the ride home working on your book?!), then post it as soon as you get home. This really needs to happen."

Well, I was planning on grading a little on the plane ride home -- but this sounds much more entertaining. And so, I shall do this. (I may ever try to gather some other random SCMSers to see if I can get them in on the fun.) I even picked a hotel that has free Internet service. And so, all of a sudden, the Oscars become exciting again!


J.J. said...

except for dz, who now must watch the oscars alone in his arctic desolation.

Middento said...

I know this does nothing for your tortured soul, but what if you do it as well?