I had big plans for the extended weekend. I thought I’d use my three days off to finally hammer out some of the ideas bouncing around in my head. I was going to get ahead of the game (for once!) by creating a backlog of new material to unleash on you this week. We were going to kick off September in grand style.
Instead, I ended up listening to Sugarland’s “All I Want to Do” about fifty times between Saturday and Monday. In some strange way, I enjoyed it. You see, my 18-month-old niece and her much older parents came for a surprise visit. It happens that “woo woo woo” is her favorite song. She’ll stop in the middle of other activities to request it, then dance around with curls bobbing every which way as it plays. As soon as the song ends, she’ll request it again. How can you refuse? And how can you actively hate a song that excites such enthusiasm in an adorable little girl? It would take a heart of stone.
So, now I’m conflicted. On one hand, Sugarland crafted a song whose basic emotional message (fun) can be understood even by a toddler. But doesn’t this also mean that the song is appealing to adult listeners whose musical tastes haven’t matured since they were toddlers?
Anyway, that’s what I’ve been up to for the past couple days and why I’ll be flying by the seat of my pants again this week. If you’d like, consider this my ‘dog ate my homework’ excuse.
There’s some exciting stuff planned for September, including the debut of one or two new features, so you keep reading and I’ll keep writing. Traffic more than tripled from July to August; with any luck, September will be the biggest month yet… an inauspicious start notwithstanding.