Friday, June 18, 2010

One of those random things thrown in

Ok, so I'm tired, and have a bit too many random things running around my head, so beware, this may not make a lot of sense. It's been an interesting day..surprisingly. Typically, with it being summer, I get restless in the house all day with the kids. I'm not a "homebody". Today though, I couldn't drag myself out. Today, my obsessive side kicked in overdrive when Adrian McKinty put a contest on his blog to find out who took a specific picture of Jorge Luis Borges. The first person to hunt it down got a signed copy of his new paperback 50 Grand. I've posted about this book, and enjoyed reading it, so getting signed copy sounded like something fun to add to my nice little book collection. The hunt started. I googled my little heart out, forgot to eat lunch, drank lots of coffee, and managed to pacify the kids and eventually the answer came to me and I'll soon have the book...(did I mention I can be a bit obsessive when I'm looking for a "piece to a puzzle"?). And, along the way I think I learned more random facts about Borges than I could possible remember. As a matter of fact, at this moment I feel like I've crammed for a test and now can't remember what it's over. I can't say I mind though, I like random pieces of knowledge, and I'm hoping I retain at least part of it.


Philip Robinson said...

Congratulations on your research and your prize, Glenna. I followed the competition too, and was most impressed (but you shouldn't have given the game away about Googling it - just let everybody think you knew it all the time!)

Glenna said...

Hahaha, you're probably right Philip. I'll have to remember that next time.