…has been increasingly difficult for me to do these last couple of weeks.  Seriously.  I looked up and it was March.  My dissertation has been haunting me so much I feel like I’m in some 21st century, black version of an Edgar Allan Poe novel.

I’m finishing up a blog on the US census that I hope to post this afternoon, but in the meantime, here are a few things.

1. I tweeted that I hoped Precious lost every Oscar it was nominated for.  It didn’t work out that way, but I will say it’s not really all that odd that Precious won several awards the same night that Sandra Bullock nabbed an Oscar.  Precious, The Blind Side, and Avatar is one helluva trifecta.

2. Speaking of the Oscars, is it okay for me to admit now that I found Gabby Sidibe during interviews nearly as obnoxious as I found those folks who insisted, insisted that they called her beautiful?  Saying it a whole bunch doesn’t convince me that you really mean it.  I’m just saying.

3. At the very least, Ben Roethlisberger is an idiot.

I hope to provide you with something meatier this afternoon, folks.  Thanks for your patience.