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Globserver Effect

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blogserver effect
A rather mildly common example of “globserver effect,” which is what I call the blogosphere’s version of the observer effect, to be sure. And this one’s direction is coming out of the blog instead of in it. That is, whereas the more devious globserver effects may be those where knowing one will be blogging about an event affects one’s actions in that event, here it was somewhat more innocuously the fact that I was already blogging about a previous event that so directly affected our appetite for a repeat performance.

Now if I thought someone might actually be observing this blog post, then we might see some real blogserver effect kicking in.

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19 April 2008 at 6:10 pm

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Sweet Tooth

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sweet tooth

Not only do I get to lick the bowl from the icing Nat made for Susan‘s birthday cake, but there was about a cup of icing left over that will make me a good lunch tomorrow.

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19 April 2008 at 12:16 pm

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My Only Immediate Deadline

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my only immediate deadline

No income tax forms to be bothered with. No speeches to work on. No work left on my Friday’s desk expecting to be completed before anyone else gets to their Monday’s desk. Nothing in particular making demands on this Saturday. Nothing noticeable I need to project my powers of procrastination against.

It will all crowd back in quickly enough once I’m not the only one up and about. Some additional shopping I have in mind before Monday. Catching up on steam cleaning around the house and cleaning Gertie’s cage and tidying up my nightstand for the thousandth time this year and a crowd of other chores. More cleaning up of this old laptop and those old dead journals. Some writing I’ve been wanting to get to. And the mob of fabricated deadlines that will spontaneously create themselves as I turn my attention to any of that.

But for the moment, all I have on my agenda is that I promised myself I would get up half an hour earlier than Natalie this morning so I could brew the coffee, in part as a thank you for those fantastic cookies she baked for us last night after she baked that tempting cake lurking too close to me here.

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19 April 2008 at 9:33 am

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