Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The List.

In another narcissistic informative effort to let you, the readers, learn more about me, I have started yet another blog. (Considering that I own millions of blogs anyway, what's one more?) I simply call it The List, and it consists of concisely described items that I either do or do not like. The items can be objects, people, songs, movies, concepts or other things that don't fit any categorization.

Several of these items I have written about previously in my other blogs; others have not warranted any explanation beyond a simple description. It's like McSweeney's Recommends, but without the arguments for (or, in this case, against).

22 Talked Back:

At January 25, 2006 at 2:29:00 PM CST, Blogger Jim said...

so, it's been a really slow day???

 

At January 25, 2006 at 2:39:00 PM CST, Blogger stan said...

It was yesterday.

 

At January 25, 2006 at 7:25:00 PM CST, Blogger Jim said...

you could combine all of them into one big blog -- the first megablog, or perhaps Stanology

 

At January 25, 2006 at 7:30:00 PM CST, Blogger stan said...

If I knew anything about adding RSS feeds, I suppose I could integrate The List into the sidebar...

 

At January 25, 2006 at 9:51:00 PM CST, Blogger Jim said...

not sure there would be enough room for all of them

 

At January 25, 2006 at 10:18:00 PM CST, Blogger kristen said...

yeah it'd be cool to see your weight for the day, your likes for the day, your thoughts for the day, quote of the day, and whatever else of the day all in one spot. neat. i'm going to check out the list right now.

hey what happens if you change your mind about something, is it noted? and how come some things are blue, some are white, and some are gray?

and what is that new ad in the corner??

 

At January 25, 2006 at 10:21:00 PM CST, Blogger kristen said...

ah ha i see the blue ones are links!

 

At January 25, 2006 at 11:04:00 PM CST, Blogger stan said...

So many questions!!

I have given some thought to integrating the blogs before, but the reason I haven't is that they serve different purposes, more or less. I mean, I know that I tend to ramble on the 185 blog just as much as I do here, but 185 almost always comes back to the issue at hand, my diet. On here (dinglemunch), it's "anything goes", but usually it falls into the categories of either observation or introspection.

Zrharc! and occppa have their own purposes, too, just as Getaway Banjo Music and occasionl doodl did. The List is designed to be a minimalist view of what makes me tick (or ticks me off), and as such, it's open to your own further interpretation (and response).

That said, here's how the rules for The List work: Items I like are preceded by a green up-arrow, and are in white text. Items I don't like have a red down-arrow, and are grayer so as to further distinguish them from the items I like. Blue items are as you said: links. I don't know that I will link from any of the items I don't like.

I hadn't even thought about what happens if I change my mind. The items I have been listing seem pretty clear-cut to me, and I don't foresee myself changing my opinion of them. But who knows?

 

At January 25, 2006 at 11:15:00 PM CST, Blogger stan said...

Jim's right: I do have more blogs than you know. I have created, at last count, 15 blogs, only six of which are "public".

Of the remaining nine:

2 are "placeholder" blogs (Notes to Self; Image and Code Dump)

2 are defunct blogs (GBM; occasionl doodl)

2 are future project ideas (Letters and Numbers; Funny Street Names)

3 are private journals, each with its own specific purpose.

I also plan on eventually starting another blog for [Joel Bedford's] Movie Grabs, and if I ever get my micro-comic idea off the ground again (The Bill Small Show), I'll start another one for that.

The way I look at it, it's better to have many ideas going at once and have some fall away than never to start any ideas at all.

 

At January 26, 2006 at 12:37:00 AM CST, Blogger Jim said...

"Jim's right" should have been in bold

 

At January 26, 2006 at 12:41:00 AM CST, Blogger stan said...

You're right

 

At January 26, 2006 at 4:08:00 AM CST, Blogger kristen said...

i can hardly manage my 4. i don't know how you manage 15. that's just crazy. lots of ideas!

 

At January 26, 2006 at 1:29:00 PM CST, Blogger Jim said...

Kristen -- Stan has one blog for each of his multiple-personalities, he would have 16 but the drugs kicked in

 

At January 26, 2006 at 7:01:00 PM CST, Blogger stan said...

Jim - you're assuming that "Kristen" is not one of my personalities. Are you talking to her or me? :)

 

At January 26, 2006 at 7:22:00 PM CST, Blogger kristen said...

we do have a lot in common it would seem, in the spectrum of likes and dislikes

 

At January 26, 2006 at 8:46:00 PM CST, Blogger Jim said...

I notice now that you both have the same dress -- I thought for a long time that Stan and Scott were the same person

 

At January 26, 2006 at 8:53:00 PM CST, Blogger stan said...

Actually, Stan doesn't exist - I'm a character created by several people (and one cat), who log in as Stan from time to time and ramble on and on about stupid crap.

All of these pictures of Stan (including the lemur) are from Google searches.

 

At January 26, 2006 at 8:57:00 PM CST, Blogger stan said...

I Don't Exist

 

At January 26, 2006 at 9:04:00 PM CST, Blogger Scott said...

Don't have much to say, just felt left out, so I thought I would just drop by and say HI :)

 

At January 27, 2006 at 12:54:00 AM CST, Blogger Jim said...

Hi Scott -- I realized that you and Stan were not the same person when you posted a picture of Fred -- if Stan had a cat it would have three blogs of its own plus a community blog of photos of hairballs that look like rock groups.

Stan spelled backwards is Nats -- and Stan does look just like one of their pitchers

 

At January 27, 2006 at 12:50:00 PM CST, Blogger kristen said...

pseudo-stan - your existence is flattering. nice photo.

 

At January 28, 2006 at 3:15:00 PM CST, Blogger Katie said...

Yeah... I can't keep up with all the blogs. I read this one. That's all I can take in at a time. Besides I just talk to you in person to get all the other fun anecdotes!

 

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