Thursday, January 13, 2005

How to keep an economist busy all day 

Just realized it was 3:30 and I hadn't posted yet today. I did talk to a reporter for the St. Cloud Times about bloggers for a half an hour. (I'll link that up tomorrow if they run it.) I tried to persuade her to come to the next MOBfest, which is a week from Saturday, Jan. 22, from 5 to 9 at Keegans. I got a note from Sean Hackbarth from The American Mind that he would be there, which would be very cool. Apparently the Wisconsin bloggers are thinking about radio too, so we'll be interested in hearing from him.

One hint, Sean: Get good advertising; it helps pay for dinner.

But actually much of the morning was stuck in a car dealership trying to get a brake mechanism repaired that was making very whiny sounds. It's about 5 below zero here and cars naturally have this resistance to performing, but this sound was out of hand. I tried to see if I could blog from my Treo, but I'd've had to do it by post-by-mail and I couldn't proof anything. And had I, I wouldn't have been getting ready for a talk Saturday in DC at the AIPRG conference. (It's from the project I did in August.) I had lunch with a friend and had to admit I had spent most of my morning reading compilation guides from the IMF's balance of payments than anything else, and in fact enjoying myself.