Watching the DVD is making me feel guilty, and not because I've stopped cleaning the desk. Partly it's because I've had the DVD for so long. It's been waiting here for
Mostly, though, the reason for the guilt is that it's been waiting that long for me to take notes from it and possibly write up a small blurb or article. In the past, I've thought of writing books. I have another blog for pieces of fiction, some of which are even complete. These two book ideas were non-fiction, though.
Over the years I thought about the subjects and collected bits and pieces, but never sat down and wrote, never even sat down and outlined a structure. Also over the years, technology changed and about some years ago I started thinking that the two subjects could make a website. I never sat down and outlined what the sites should look like, but I collected a bunch of online articles that could be used for reference or linked to.
Three years ago, I bought domains for the two ideas and, uh, well, once I started thinking of websites instead of books, I had another idea for one, so that's three domains I bought. I say bought. With a domain, it's more like renting. I've renewed them twice, now.
One of the domains is fossilswithoutdinosaurs.com. I'll explain why I'm interested in the concept later. Explaining here would be like writing the About page for the website, except I wouldn't really have an actual About page at the end.
I almost don't feel guilty that I've spent the money for three domains and all I've done to make something out of them is cruise the web looking for articles, harvest the addresses and some quotes, and email them to myself (there are two computers involved, it's not quite as schizophrenic as it seems).
Well, it's time to pop that guilt like a zit. That is, slowly and hesitantly, because being to firm might hurt. And quitting after a bit to whine, telling myself that it will be easier if I wait until it's riper. But before I quit, I'm going to start another blog. And it shall be named (sound of heavenly choir): Fossils Without Dinosaurs.
It won't be much more than a placeholder. But before I go to bed, it will have, if not an article, at least the notes for a possible article inspired by part of the documentary that I've let sit on my desk for far too long.
(Oh. For anyone wondering why an article inspired by Arctic Dinosaurs should be suitable for a blog called Fossils Without Dinosaurs, it's because they used fossil plants to determine how cold it was in the arctic at the time the dinosaurs were there. Fossil plants, folks - there are lots of them and they deserve a bit more cred.)