Tuesday, December 18, 2007


So the colors on our blog have changed. I wonder if that's a kind of a stop-posting-because-it-won't-count-for-credit cue? Either way, I think I'm a blog or two short of the requirement, and it would be pretty cool if enough people posted to get the post total up to 500. I get really excited about round numbers like that.

Anyhow, I figured for my last blog entry I would write about another blog I've started reading this semester. It's Wisconsinology, also hosted on bloggerdotcom.

Each day the writer updates with some sort of factoid about Wisconsin natives or events that occurred here. Some are pretty fascinating -- the man who invented the first self contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) hails from Milwaukee and tested it in chilly Lake Michigan during the winter of 1937. Some are mildly interesting -- frozen yogurt was first created in Babcock Hall at UW-Madison in the 1920's. Some are admittedly boring, a quote from yesterday's update reads, "Wisconsin is the number one cranberry producing state in America. Yawn.
Dr. Mike gave me this one. I know...he's an idiot.

It's a relatively new blog, began in October this year, but so far the updates are generally interesting and concise. The writing style is almost conversational, which makes it more fun to read. Worth checking out.

Happy end-of-the-semester, everybody. :]

1 comment:

michael said...

Yeah, happy end of semester! The blog colors changed because the semester is ending but I'll count this entry and any others today or tomorrow. And that's a fun blog you wrote about, thanks for sharing.