Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Just took a gander at my blog stats. Pit-e-full. I wrote 143 blogs in 2005 (June - December) and less than half that in the full duration of 2006 (70). My record for 2007 isn't looking so swell either, with only 3 blogs so far and the month is coming to a close!

So, I think that I should probably get to work a little early to blog in the morning. Mostly just to get my brained warmed up so I can edit a little sharper and make better picks for our pages. You know, writing takes up about 20 percent of your active brain, whereas most tasks usually take less than 5!

This morning on the train I was listening to "If it was you" by Tegan & Sara. The whole album is such a mixed bag. When I'm actively listening to music, be it on the train, bus or while I'm ignoring Dave, I like to put my iPod on shuffle and hit the advance button until something clicks, and there I'll stay until it's time to shuffle and click, shuffle and click. Shuffle. Click.

But I decided to listen to the album most of the way through, resisting the urge to skip to the next track. Best. Decision. Ever. The way the album is laid out, you've got a flowing mixture of up-tempo, acoustic/lyrical, ballad-type songs that all mingle and mix incredibly well. And, if you've ever sampled the Canadian twins that harmonize like sitar and flute, well, you're missing out.

I got off the train today, sipping my coffee and enjoying the brisk, chilly wind against my cheek as the conductor crossed the intersection and waved, and I departed toward my downtown desk with a smile. It's amazing what difference a good soundtrack will have on a usually lackluster commute.

5 comments:

Olivia said...

Coffee, the faithful companion on your morning commute :)

You are so right about the 20% activity. When I was doing the audiotyping my brain was busy on both hemispheres. Did I ever mention the flashbacks I would have?

I might be your only (commenting) reader while Matt is in Philly.
Do you have lurkers?

MattJ said...

w00t! Welcome back! I really need to employ spellcheck on my entries as I often post in a rush!

Now kick up that blograte missy!

lunaliar said...

AHH MATT! You should really work on having fun while you're here in the states! Just don't get injured b/c we don't have universal health care!

Aubbie said...

Sometimes, you discover the best music when you refrain from skipping. I know I do...

Olivia said...

Oops, I take that back about Matt not commenting from Philly...