I had some minor outpatient surgery on Friday morning, which ended up giving me most of the day to goof around online and watch TV. Once I woke up from the anesthesia, I felt perfectly fine all day and never even needed to take a nap.
As long as I was taking it easy, I got moving on a few long overdue projects. The biggie: starting a new Bloglines account and adding the feeds from my out-of-control blog lists. Between personal, entertainment and business blogs (and other non-blog sites with RSS), I'm up to 179 feeds. I can't believe I waited so long when it's so convenient to have the updates brought to me as soon as they're posted.
The next change I have in the works is switching back to Mac from PC. All of the recent warnings about imminent PC attacks, combined with that @#$%^ Windows Genuine Advantage notification popup that refuses to accept the legitimacy of my copy of Windows, have finally lured me back from what my husband refers to as "the dark side." I've backed up all my files from the PC and I'll probably complete the swap tonight.
Speaking of things I'm not willing to put up with, I am SO glad that Blogher took place before the current airport insanity. I've pretty much decided that there's no destination so appealing right now that it's worth flying to. Any travel I undertake in the foreseeable future will have to be a road trip. It's lucky I drive a hybrid.
I'm almost ready to start the new blog I thought of while I was at Blogher. I'm going to plan out the first dozen or so posts, scan the recurring photos, and decide which posts will require new photography. The biggest thing I need that I can't do for myself: template design. If you or someone you know is a graphic designer who freelances and has time to build me a blog design for Typepad, let me know! (I'll hit up all the designers I know in real life, too, but they tend to be booked solid all the time.)
The new blog has an important characteristic that differs from my other blogs: it reveals my real name. I've been thinking a lot about my online semi-anonymity over the past year or so and it seems less and less important that I truly remain anonymous. As we've seen from the recent AOL debacle, online privacy is an illusion anyway. My family, friends and co-workers already know that this is my blog; anyone else in my life who might stumble across it is unlikely to be offended or surprised by anything I've written.
That's not to say I'm going to start regularly blurting out my real name here. However, I have decided that I'll announce and link to the new blog when it launches. When my band is ready, I'll also announce and link to our songs, probably on my personal MySpace page.
I hope you all enjoy the new era of multifaceted Jane-ness.