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I don't like cricket

Cricket. Some people don't get it at all. Like the French and Americans. Although Americans surprise me. I thought they loved games that went on for hours on end, punctuated with breaks that allow time for commercials on TV and for audiences to drink and eat. I suppose they don't get the idea that you can play a game for five days, 6 hours of play per day (yes, that's 30 hours to complete a match!) and it still ends in a draw.

Anyhow, for those who don't get it, The Ashes, the oldest cricketing rivalry, began yesterday. I am not going to give my blog over to match reports and stuff; I've long felt that my love of all things sport runs contrary to my desire to be intellectual and creative. I simply wanted to contextualise the notion that I was up until 3:45am listening to Internet radio commentary from Brisbane and I still managed to get up to do breakfast and get the kids to school. Actually, we got to school early. I was so tired, paranoia had set in. Deb definitely doesn't get cricket. Or any sport for that matter. She thinks anyone who chooses to stay awake rather than go to sleep when it's dark outside, is mad. I was terrified of not getting the kids out on time. She would not have understood and Jack and Isaac would have thought it was great fun to grass on me.

Staying up almost all night gave me the opportunity to blog. I wanted to think of how to get more people reading this. I love seeing regulars (thanks Rosemary and Kenju) come back and I want more of that. I decided I would set up a couple of other blogs, each interlinked and using the celerman slogan. Hopefully this will emcourage a few more hits. I also think the two blogs are interesting in their own right. They are linked in the side bar. Who is celerman? is a blog of lists. I'll leave it to you to come up with ideas for what the lists are about. The other comes from an idea I saw on 4th Avenue (thanks). It's a cast list with biographies. It's growing slowly, but if the cricket is exciting it might grow a little faster.

And finally, I'm running out of book. Can someone suggest my next read please?

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