Traditions! Traditions! Who Wants New Traditions?
CalPundit has made it a point to post pictures of his cats every Friday, a practice that he urges other bloggers to mimic as a way of temporarily stepping away from politics and reminding everyone that, despite the critical and occasionally vicious words we hurl at each other, we are all actual human beings with lives beyond our computer monitors.
What a typical bleeding-heart Communist hippie idea. Would you like some granola to munch on while you snap those pictures, Comrade Drum?
I'm kidding, of course. It's actually a fantastic idea, one that should be taken up by more people.
I don't have any cats - I am, in fact, mildly allergic to them (nothing that a low dose of benadryl can't handle though). Beyond that, I need to be rather careful about posting pictures on VeryVeryHappy; I don't need to annoy the people who run the hosting service I use for images by chewing up excessive bandwidth. So, instead of posting cat pictures, I think I will begin the practice of posting on Wednesdays about the music I'm listening to at the time.
Music, because it gives a tiny, non-intrusive glimpse of my life outside of VeryVeryHappy that satisfies the theme of proving that I'm a real-life person with interests outside of politics, without being so exclusively related to my own life as to be obscenely self-indulgent (something that I despise about blogs in general).
Wednesday, because that's the day that my schedule provides the least amount of free time to sufficiently update myself on the news and various discussions to comment with any kind of coherence.
Not quite as serenity-inducing as pictures of Kevin's cats curled up in the sun, perhaps, but a reasonable distraction nonetheless.
Sometimes, I'll just list the tracks I'm currently listening to; sometimes, I'll get into something I like or dislike about a specific song, album, band, or genre. And I may end up moving it to a different day of the week.
Whatever. VeryVeryHappy is my house, and I'll do whatever I damn well please in it. If you don't care for this particular feature, feel free to not read it. Like CalPundit's cats, it's only once a week or so.