I have to say that I have never felt this popular in my life. I was seriously geeky in high school (played oboe in wind ensemble and youth orchestra, presided over the French club, worked at the local candy store/ice cream shop, never drank anything stronger than Diet Coke . . . you know the type). I'm still geeky, but I feel like a popular geek. So many nice people are sending me e-mails and inviting me to be friends on Facebook and leaving me comments. I'm really flattered. And it's also going to take me a while to get back to people. So if you've sent me a message or an friend request or an invitation to play Scrabulous, be patient. I'll respond. But it might not be today or this week.
I have a 20-minute commute to work in greater Boston, mostly on the freeway. Anyone who has driven in greater Boston will appreciate the fact that the drivers on my commute often cause me to question the decency of humanity. All of the amazing support I've gotten over the years I've had my blog and in the past couple of days from the CNN article are a reminder that most people are nice, good folks. It's comforting.
There's got to be a transition here, but I'm not yet caffeinated enough to make it. In the realm of the no-longer-popular, bye-bye Jason Castro on Idol. America got that one right. We're on our way to Battle of the Davids. Will Cook or Archuleta triumph? Vegas-style odds have them in an dead heat.
EDITED TO ADD: Good lord, I am like a caricature of myself. The same eagle-eyed friend alerted me to a typo (now corrected) in today's posting. I'm good at my job, I really am. I promise. I swear!