My first thought upon seeing this here post was, "He'll never be able to keep it up."Oh, how right she was. Now that the oppressive force of winter has pretty much turned me into a hermit I thought I'd give ChrisNotes another try. Well, that and nothing on my 'Blog Ideas' list looks particularly appealing to me at the moment. Feel free to skim through and check out what interests you.
I thought this in the nicest possible way and should clarify that I know without a doubt that *I* would be unable to sustain such a schedule.
I'm just saying...
Responding to Comments:
As some of you know, I started replying to comments via email Thursday. If you haven't noticed this you probably either don't check your messages or your blogger profile isn't linked to your email address. If you want to allow people to respond to your comments via email then go to your blogger dashboard, click edit profile and then check the box next to "Show my email address".
If you don't have time to reply, believe me, I won't take it personally, or if you just find me creepy let me know and I'll stop replying to your comments. Much less paperwork than a restraining order that way. A few bloggers I know do it and I figure if you are taking the time to read and comment on my blog the least I can do is reply.
I've had it for a couple weeks already so this isn't really a "new" development. I went with No.FU because it's an acronym for Notes From Underground. I was going to go with NFU but I didn't want to get sued by the National Farmers Union. Plus, I'm immature so I still laugh when swear words are implied. Look at my graphic design prowess. LOOK AT IT!!!
The Week in Review:
It Hurts. Still a bit depressed over that. Tuesday (Rahm Emanuel For Mayor ... Maybe Not.) I talked about the mayoral race in Chicago and Emanuel getting kicked off the ballot. The Illinois State Supreme Court has since said he is eligible to run. Wednesday I posted State of the Union (2011) and shared my thoughts about the President's speech.
On Thursday I told you all my new pen name and my ridiculous reasons for even having one in Christopher Allen. I've since learned that some jerk-off named Kris Allen won American Idol. I'm going to try and sue him to get him to change his name. He doesn't really deserve the name Chris if he's going to spell it with a K anyway. Friday I put up Revolutionary Excitement in which I talked about the future of democracy and human rights in the Middle East. Then Saturday there was talk of babies, shoes, a thought experiment and a very interesting debate in my blog Babies vs. Shoes.
Go Look at This!
Traveler@large over at the The Post Modern Talk-o posted a silly, yet educational, video blog (or vlog for all of you in the know) about some cultural differences between France and the United States that I really got a kick out of. Click here and go watch!
David over at Brits in the USA put up a very insightful post about the past, present and future of Egypt that was a lot more interesting than what I wrote about the country. Click here to give it a read!
Random Tweet of the Week from @ntsfrmundergrnd :
Comment of the Week:
Jayne over at Suburban Soliloquy added this poignant response to State of the Union (2011):
I had a lot of mixed feelings about Obama's SOU. I was disappointed he didn't mention gun control issues, and didn't spend enough time on secondary education, which is woefully inadequate in this country. (In fact, he made it sound much better than it really is.)
What he did quite skillfully, though, by way of examples, was to talk about a certain value system (whether American or not) that this country (its people) sorely lacks. Until the good people of this country get out from behind their XBoxes, TV's, away from mass media, away from mass consumption, away from the idea of instant gratification and throwaway everything, and decide to make a major shift in their priorities.
And I think we need to start at ground zero: eduction. Unless that happens, this country is going to hell in a handbasket (to quote... I don't know who). There is no overnight fix, we may not see the changes we desire in our lifetime, but we have the ability to start making small changes now that can, and hopefully will, affect future generations for the better. That's right, you may never see the benefit of your actions, but you may help to preserve, for your children or grandchildren, what little is left of this world.
Don't leave anything to the politicians. Become the change you want to see in the world, and spread it around.
(Sorry, Christopher - I think all this white stuff is getting to me.)
Netflix Stream Movie of the Week: Wild China.
Click here to read the full review.
Next Week at NoFU (probably):
- My take on everyone clamoring to put the dollar back on the gold standard.
- Another bible blog. This one on Ecclesiastes.
- A review of Charles Dickens Great Expectations.
- Some creative writing.