Blogging. Clogging. Whatever.

Posted on April 5, 2011


I think I Googled “clogging” instead of “blogging”

It’s been a great week in Blogopolis: 

I get a lot of positive comments from people in other countries that WordPress  labels Spam.  Some of them submit their comments in languages I don’t speak. Others submit in languages that no one on the planet speaks.   And sometimes, the ones written in English are so deep and profound that I have no idea what the hell they are saying. A few days ago, I got the following in response to my post about colonoscopies. It was written in English, or rather, it made liberal use of English words and phrases.  The identifying name was in Hebrew: 

“Unquestionably believe that which you stated. Your favorite justification appeared to be on the internet the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people think about worries that they plainly don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing without having side-effects, people can take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks.” 

So, thanks, Person With Hebrew Name, for contributing a new awareness to a topic that is, for most of us, merely annoying and/or distasteful. I will remember your words in 10 years while I am purging for my next colonoscopy.



A couple days later, Tori of The Ramblings  gave me a Versatile Blogger Award, which basically means I can do anything I want with it.  What I would really like to do with it would be to put it on my resume when I write to literary agents, but I’m not sure that would be a good thing.  I’ve heard tell that literary agents have basketball tournaments with crumpled up submissions.  But, back to Tori:  I told Tori she was dropped into The South from another planet in order to make hilarious observations about everything around her.  I don’t know where she’s actually from, but I hope she stays right where she is so she can continue to do so.  She’s now planning an actual wedding based on input from other bloggers, which is evidence of either Tori’s deep trust of the loving, supportive network that bloggers create, or she is going to submit this as a proposal for a TV reality show. 

I follow a fair number of bloggers, and they are all worth reading.  You can see their links to the right of this post.  I’d like to name a couple bloggers specifically, because they are consistently funny and because I don’t think most of the people I follow follow them (but maybe I’m wrong): 

Elly of Buggin Word Elly has a big fanbase.  She is a gifted writer even though most of the words she uses consist of uke (which she plays beautifully, while she sings beautifully) and vagina (which gives her an enormous amount of pleasure to have) and uterus (which now houses a mini male or female version of Elly) and poop.  I think Elly is really funny, in that way that makes you really grateful you are out of school and not sitting next to her in fifth grade. 

Myra of My Parents Are Crazier Than Yours  Before I started reading Myra’s blog, I looked at the title and I thought, OK, I only had one crazy parent, but I think the rest of my family more than compensated. I was wrong.  Myra wins.  By a wide margin.  Plus, she lives with them, which, at age 40, is some kind of achievement they don’t even make awards for.

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