July 21, 2005

What is Althouse doing with her hands during a radio interview?

Well, if I was doing the show from home -- or had an internet connection in the studio -- I'd probably be typing on my laptop, Googling for more information or blogging along with the show. In the studio, if there's no host in the room, like yesterday, I might be doing the NYT crossword, as I did yesterday. But, most likely, I'm jotting notes and doodling. I kept my scratch paper from today's show about the Roberts nomination. If you click on the image and then on "all sizes" you can get to the original size. Feel free to print it out and frame it for an Althouse original, made in real time while thinking about the Supreme Court.

Scratchpad

9 comments:

leeontheroad said...

fascinating. to what does "existing" refer? precedent?

Dirty Harry said...

That looks an awful lot like Glenn Reynolds. I'll let HuffTo take it from here...

Ann Althouse said...

Dirty Harry: It's based on the photo in the NYT article of Roberts with a bunch of guys at a wedding.

Lee: I can't remember why I wrote "existing." It seems existential, doesn't it? But it must have been a word a caller said. If anyone listens to the show and hears the word "existing," they could give us the timestamp. Like you, I'd guess it was a reference to precedent.

miklos rosza said...

i would like to see you return to doodling, or "doodleblogging" if that's the definition you prefer.

Dean said...

The only thing I heard about "existing" was perhaps the caller who asked about conservative and liberal views of laws which was after Schumer, about 34 minutes.

leeontheroad said...

glad to have you say that Dean. I listened (half an ear) and didn't hear it, either; but since i was doing other things, as well, I couldn't be sure.

I still think it had to do with precedent. Or is was existential ;-)

Mark Daniels said...

I would never ask what someone was doing with their hands during a radio interview for fear I'd get an answer.

Mark Daniels said...

It strikes me that little posts like this one, Ann, hold a key to understanding why you're such a good and appreciated blogger: You are endlessly fascinated with yourself. I don't mean that you're narcissistic. I mean that, for all your seeming gruffness, you continue to have a childlike interest in what interests you and the equally childlike courage to share those things. A random thought, a stray reflection, a picture of you snapped in a restaurant, doodles executed during a radio interview...you feel no hesitation about posting such things.

Most of us are probably too self-consciousness and too mindful of the childhood drubbings from peers we took for displaying our true selves in this way to ever attempt it in adulthood. I'll bet that lots of your readers live vicariously through you.

Mark

PS: I'm not one of them, by the way. I like being me. But I don't know how to scan pics onto my site...yet. (And I'm just enough of a contrarian to want to resist learning.)

Ann Althouse said...

Uh.. thanks, Mark, I guess. Actually, I went to school before "self esteem" was encouraged. Blogging just brings out a different spirit, which is more about observing everything, even things right in front of you.