Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Naming my blog
I guess my second post should be about the name of my blog. When 'The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy' movie came out this year I realized that despite knowing about the books and radio shows, I had somehow never read any of Adams' books. I'm not sure how I missed them because I have always loved science fiction and fantasy books, but there you have it. My daughter wanted to see the movie too so off we went. I loved it and then of course, being a reader, I had to read the book and compare. I enjoyed the book too, but somehow things happened and I never got to the other books. Recently, I was reading a book by Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion) and he mentions Douglas Adams several times, especially the posthumous book 'The Salmon of Doubt'. On my next trip to the public library I took it out. And I loved it. It made me so sad that he had died without writing any more of the wonderful stories and commentaries that I was reading. I loved the comments about Bach and Mozart, P.G. Wodehouse and Jane Austen, conservation and computers. It was great to read about somebody with so many, varied interests who seems to have been as much of a procrastinator as I am. So when I finally stopped procrastinating and set up this blog, it seemed fitting to make reference to Douglas Adams. It also gives me great leeway in what I write about!