As you may or may not have noticed, I haven't blogged in two days. Let's just say it's been one of those weeks, basically busy to the point that my procrastination caught up with me, and I ran out of time to get some good blogging done. And so today, because I owe it to you, it is time once again to influence what Phil writes about!

Last time I did this, I pulled a whole bunch of stuff out from various news tidbits, and that turned out pretty cool. Today, I decided to take a slightly different take.

But first, a quick recap of how this goes. Below you'll see a poll, where you will see a list of choices from which you can choose a favorite topic. I will pick the two most popular topics and combine them into a single blog entry. Depending on how it plays out, I may or may not include all the topics, to some degree, as I did before.

So this time, vote on the following five topics, and I'll give myself the weekend to work this one out and have it posted sometime Monday morning.

The overall topic is: random things in Phil's life and/or on Phil's mind. This could get interesting, huh?

What should Phil write about? (Votes listed in parentheses)

1. The Price is Right vs. 24-Hour News Stations (6)
2. The insane rise in gas prices (6)
3. Odwalla bars (5)
4. UFOs (12)
5. The giant colon on display at my school (11)