March 2nd, 2009


the man in the arena

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt, "Citizenship in a Republic"

h/t art of manliness

oh the weather outside

So, I just checked the forecast for today, and the "current conditions" icon has changed from plain old snow to a snowman. First time that's happened this winter. Probably the last time, too, given that it's now March. When I look out the window (which is hard, because there's a huge snow drift across the bottom of it), pretty much all I can see is white. Visibility is about nil. It's kind of creepy, actually.

I'm hoping they decide to close early.

website query!

Right now, all the stories on my website link back to comment forms for the original LJ entries. I'm thinking of changing that to a single LJ post that'll function basically as an inbox for everything website-related. Mainly because I'm lazy, and it would be marginally easier if there was only a single link to cut and paste.

What think you?

Some other brilliant suggestion I'll give in comments