Well, there’s no really classy way to put this…

…I updated my Wish List.  I spent several hours mucking about with it; more accurately, I spent twenty minutes mucking about with it and two hours trying to come up with a deniable way of being all cool and going Oh, hey, I updated my Wish List and everything without it looking like some sort of crass banging-the-drum thing.  Which is pathetic, because it is a crass banging-the-drum thing.  And there’s nothing wrong with that: I mean, you’re all welcome to ignore it.

Anyway.  That book Lost States (about “states that never were”) looks interesting; I probably will pick that up at some point.  Eventually.


  • earlgrey says:

    I think we should add some “lost states” in Texas, Oklahoma and Utah so we can beef up our numbers in the Senate.

    Really Rhode Island has too much influence.

  • Finrod says:

    There’s nothing wrong with being a capitalist. Other conservative bloggers post lines like ‘Hit The Freakin’ Tip Jar’ often, and there’s nothing wrong with that either.

  • Finrod says:

    Regarding Lost States: have you watched the show on the History Channel (or its alt, H2) _How The States Got Their Shapes_? The recent ones have gotten a bit far afield but the first couple of seasons had a number of really good episodes that mostly covered the same territory.

  • Crawford says:

    “Frontier legend Daniel Boone once proposed a state of Transylvania in the Appalachian wilderness”

    Well, that explains Transylvania University, one time home of my favorite colonial-era oddball, Constantine Samuel Raffinesque-Schmalz.

  • Spegen says:

    A Kindle Fire? Did you wife steal your iPad? My wife stole my first iPad, bought originally for us to share, then I got glared at when I went to use it. Ofcourse, now I share mine with the kids.

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