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Achenblog: April 2, 2006 - April 8, 2006

Pity Party

One of the major activities in my circle of friends is Feeling Sorry For Oneself. It's the hot new hobby, bigger even than scrapbooking. Anyone can do it -- no special training or talent is necessary. Remarkably enough, you don't...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 8, 2006; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (100)
 
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Everyone Needs a Boodle

I'm constantly in trouble for blogging when I should be doing journalism, which is why I'm so grateful to the boodle, which keeps things rolling even when I'm working, or overwhelmed, or distracted, or unconscious, or aphasic, or temporarily...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 7, 2006; 7:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Did Jesus Walk on Ice?

Did Jesus walk on ice? Or is this a case of trying way, way too hard to explain something? I link, you decide. [This is a mini-microkit, posted solely to put the current boodle thread out of its longwinded...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 6, 2006; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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At Swank Pundit Gig, Betting On Katie Couric

Last night I went to a fancy-pants awards dinner at the Mellon Auditorium, sponsored by The Week magazine and the Aspen Institute. It was a pleasant event, but I could never quite figure out why it was happening in...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 5, 2006; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Great to Be a Florida Gator

The contract between fan and team is such that, when the team is triumphant, it reflects well upon the fan. So it is that the triumph last night of the Florida Gators is yet further evidence of my own...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 4, 2006; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mysterious Cubicle Crud

The reason I can't blog this morning is that I have just moved to a new cubicle and am totally out of sorts. The monitor seems to be leaning to the right -- tilting just enough to bother me,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 3, 2006; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Say It Is So

Baseball is an easy game: All you need is an open field, a bat, a ball, a couple of gloves, a syringe, some Deca Durabolin, some Winstrol, some human growth hormone, some testosterone decanoate, some norbolethone, some trenbolone and some...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 2, 2006; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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