August 14, 2010

El hotel eléctrico

I'm putting the finishing touches on my bathroom this weekend, including wiring in two new light fixtures (scary!). Speaking of electricity, I stumbled upon this fantastic video of "If You're a Viper", Bob Howard's 1937 cover of the ode to Wacky Tobacky, ingeniously paired with scenes from El hotel eléctrico.

On an unrelated note, I want to thank each and every one of my faithful readers for sticking with me through all my blogging starts and stops, and for leaving your thoughtful comments. I truly appreciate each one of you, and I apologize for sometimes failing to respond. This is something that I intend to work on, so let me ask you, how do you respond to comments left for you on your own blog? Comment leavers, how do you prefer to receive responses to comments you have made? In the comment section itself? On one of your own blog posts? By email? It seems that there's not a one-size-fits-all solution. I'd love to hear your thoughts.


Robin Thomas said...

Oh girl, never apologize for your own blog! Haha. I email comments if they have an email to reply to on the comment email. Not all do. I never go back to a blog to read comments nor do I want to receive an automatic follow up email for any comment like blogger does. That's my 2 cents. Congrats on rewiring, you are woman.

Heather said...

Love the new banner! Its sure looking fancy over here. And your blog is what you want it to be, no apologies necessary!~
What I usually do is try my best to visit the blogs of those who have commented and leave a comment for them. This I believe is just the simple etiquette of blogging--- and it usually ends up in a return visit from the blogger, so you begin to have a rapport with people.
I rarely respond within the comments myself because as a reader I rarely return to comment threads within blogs.

Cat Soup said...

Awesome video.

I like it when people comment on my own blog in response, although I have been bad about responding myself. It lets me know you're reading!

Mama Brook said...

I just like reading your blog, either way :)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

If I ask a question, I love it if the answer is put in a Comment in my blog. Alluding to what my question was, of course. :-)

I never go back to read through Comments in blogs I have read the latest post in, so..... This works very well, for me.

You asked. I said. :-)