January 18, 2005

The Blogs at 4 am

I wake up in the dark, the wife and kids still invisible and inaudible in the predawn gray. I put on a sweatsuit but I'm too lazy to go out to the gym—I'll write something, or at least think about what to write. First I'll check my favorite blogs for inspiration—are any of them up at this hour? Will I be the first to post today? Nothing on Althouse for almost 24 hours—unusual. Nothing on AmbivaBlog or her brother True Ancestor, with whom I'm feeling a steady, growing affinity. Aha, here's something on Good and Happy dated January 18—and my name's the first word in it!

Now I really can't sleep.