Why is it that Indonesia is willing to check in at TGTV but Iowa is not? Is there a glitch in the system? We've got comment proof that people from Iowa have said "Hello!" But, uh, we're they actually in Iowa or merely from Iowa? I'm kind of loving this. The great state of Iowa holding out, not wanting to know about "Dexter" or "Extras" or the fact that I posted all the good TV Talk Machine podcasts on this here blog, for your convenience. Nope. Iowa says no. Iowa is busy. Election stuff. Snow. General disinterest in SF. Who knows. I will say that if you're actually in Iowa, not just from Iowa, and you're reading TGTV, then by all means let me know. It might be nice to tell Google that it did something wrong, that it has a glitch in the system.
Elsewhere, since I last posted about TGTV going international, another 10 countries have signed on, bringing the total to 49 (and yet, no Iowa....hmmm...). Anyway, the 10 newbies are:
3. Czech Republic.
5. Taiwan. (Did you know Mrs. CrankyPants lived in Taiwan for six years, in two different stints?)
7. South Korea.
8. India. (Well, you'd think the odds were in my favor. 1 person in, what, a billion?)
9. Russia. (Ditto, though lesser totals. And yet, the math is essentially the same.)
Alrighty, then, onto the housekeeping stuff. I'm on vacation but still compiling my year-end lists and still likely to keep putting stuff up here. So keep checking back. I'm also working on my "best Christmas music" list, which should come pretty quickly because that's pretty much all that I'm listening to lately. We've got a great tree (had it since Dec. 1). I'm a sucker for Christmas. Can't get enough of it. Except that late shopping thing. I'm over that already.
Oh, lastly, you'll notice that I did tweak the minimalism of this blog by posting the links to the aforementioned podcasts. I only did the good ones. I hope you take a listen if you haven't already. And who knows, as the days go by, maybe I'll put up some pictures or something. You know, move in...