Yet another site design. I think it was needed this time, though. The latest experiment with the site, allowing visitors to contribute and have it flow in a conversational kind of manner was mostly a flop. At least for now. I think I need to share a bit more and build up a rapport with you folks before that sort of effort will be truly successful.
So, aside from that, it’s been a busy summer at Casa del Monkey. The Little Monkey’s birthday was just over a week ago, and we had a fun time throwing a party for him. He celebrated it in style, of course. I’ll try and get a couple of pictures up of that shortly. This past weekend, we attended a party at a friend’s house, and that was really nice. We have realized we don’t get out as much as we need to.
I’m slowly working my way through my “Summer Reading List”. I asked my Facebook friends to submit 1 or 2 of their favorite books to me, and built a summer reading list around the submissions I received. Well, it’s probably more aptly titled a “2009 Reading List”, because it’s going to take me at least until the end of the year to finish this, and probably into next year as well. But, it’s been enjoyable reading thus far. Currently, I’m reading Now I Can Die in Peace: How ESPN’s Sports Guy Found Salvation, with a Little Help from Nomar, Pedro, Shawshank, and the 2004 Red Sox. It’s a really great read. I’d read Bill Simmons before, in ESPN’s magazine, I think, but I hadn’t really gotten a good dose of his work. It’s really good reading, especially if you’re a sports fan from New England. Which, HEY! I am.
Aside from that, I’ve been working on the Other Website, which if you haven’t checked out, and you’re a fan of hockey, please do! I think you’ll enjoy it. We’re going to be rolling into hockey season in the next month or so, and things are really going to pick up there, I think. I’m a strange mixture of nervous and excited. Which feeling is prevailing depends on the day.