All your words

I just want to drop you, my gentle readers, a message to say that yes, I do read all your comments. Sometimes (like this week), I get frustrated that I don’t have the time to respond to all of you. I want to write in response to all your emails, but doing everything is sometimes an impossible balancing act.

If you don’t read PhD Comics, at least check out their latest comic. For me it is currently a careful balance of writing this blog, Astronomy Cast, writing grants, doing research, answering email/comments, being married, and trying to keep up with our 110 year old house. Wheeeeee

Most days I love my life, but all days I feel like I’m behind in everything I want to do. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day. Sometimes, what I end up actually being behind in doing is writing answers to comments from you.

But I always read all your comments…

10 Comments

  1. Heather
    Jun 28, 2007

    Then, mwahahahaha, I’m here to say I’m a fairly recent new reader, first time commentor. Love reading your blog. Also note that the links in this post are wonky. 😉

  2. Rebecca B-F
    Jun 28, 2007

    You do so much you can’t keep track of it all. You mentor students too.

  3. Astrogeek
    Jun 28, 2007

    I know the feeling. Some days it just isn’t worth it to chew through the leather straps.

  4. Jorge Schrauwen
    Jun 28, 2007

    Make sure you still have time to breath and eat 🙂

    And we’ll forgive you 😉

    ps: both links aren’t working.

  5. pamela
    Jun 28, 2007

    Links are working now. Here is what is happening. I write my posts in a text editor to spell check and than copy and paste the text+links into WordPress 2.0.4 If I view the text+links in their [html] editor, the links are fine. If I don’t, then WordPress changes my links the xhref links.

    I think I need to update WordPress, but that is scary.

    Does anyone have any iea what is going on?

  6. HoosierHoops
    Jun 28, 2007

    Pamela…re: last posting on the sun blowing up someday..
    Since your Hubby plays blues guitar..have him try some of these words and build on it 🙂

    Type 1a Nova Blues

    Well its getting hotter here in paradise
    the earth is warming up to record highs

    Suns puffed all up and it fills the sky
    looks like its time for man to die..

    We are trying to find a drop of water
    but it keeps boiling off and it’s getting hotter

    Don’t feel sorry for poor ole me
    a 5 billion year run is all I need

    oh lordy i got me them type 1a nova blues
    all that hydrogen has all been fused
    yea got me them type 1a nova blues…
    ___________________________________________
    Sorry..just bored 🙂 think i’ll go have lunch and get some fishing in..
    good day

  7. Astrogeek
    Jun 28, 2007

    Pamela:

    If you use the FireFox web browser, you might try the ScribFire extension for posting blog entries. It will let you compose, spell check, preview, and then when you’re ready, post with a single click. I use it, and I haven’t had any problems with broken links.

    The WYSIWYG editor in WordPress (as well as other blog sites/software) will tend to eat important parts of your links if you try to paste them in that section. I don’t think that upgrading WordPress will help much, as I have had that problem on WordPress.com, and I assume they’re up to date.

    So, you can either paste them into the HTML editor or use another piece of software to compose them.

  8. Jorge Schrauwen
    Jun 28, 2007

    Nice one Astrogeek!
    You did misspell it 😉 ScribEfire

  9. Kevin
    Jun 28, 2007

    It’s easy to get backed up, and not have the time you want for a vast number of projects. And, even when you can’t do anything more, something comes up that piques your interest so much that you have to try it as well.

    I have never felt slighted in the least if a comment of mine was not responded to. That’s the way it goes.

    A friend of mine is – at the same time – working on finishing his PhD, writing a book, authoring some papers, and running his own non-profit company. In addition to that, he’s doing some majorly-cool space stuff that I am not allowed to comment on. 🙂 And even though we’re good friends, sometimes it is weeks before email is answered. It just “goes with the territory.”

    I don’t think anyone is going to abandon reading your posts; you might get tired of us first.:)

  10. Astrogeek
    Jun 28, 2007

    Jorge; Ooops! Yes, it is ScribeFire at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1730

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