Monday, June 2, 2008
So, Come Here Often?
I have been writing this blog for the better part of a year (give or take some serious slacking in mid-2007) and it's been an extraordinary experience. And, yeah, the writing and creating and taking pictures and thinking and doing and growing and learning blah blah blah are great, but this is the best part: every day, a couple hundred of you come here and read my ridiculous (but lovingly-created) drivel. Some of you are friends and family, some of you are freaks in Qatar who keep searching for "rectal exam video", but most of you are smart, funny, wonderful people I've never met. And, just as the Internet never ceases to amaze with its startling and infinite array of weirdos and pervs, this corner of the Internet is a testament to the startling and infinite kindness of strangers.
And, though you've already done me an enormous favor just by reading, I have to ask for one more thing. Please, if you don't mind, leave a comment with your name and blog/website address (if you have one) and, for triple platinum bonus points, how or why you come here.
Besides needing to update my list of links, I'm working on a BeanPaste Blog Community Initiative (With Little Rotating Sites of The Week) which is in no way related to my Beans And Vegetables For Dinner Initiative (With More Kale Even Though I Kind Of Hate It). Both are good initiatives, initiatives that could finally prove the wrongness of my 11th grade history teacher, Mrs. J@ckson, when she told my mother that I "sorely lacked initiative" even though she was mostly annoyed that I corrected her pronunciation of "Italian" in front of the whole class.
(Confidential to Mrs. J@ckson: Sorry about that. It was a triple platinum douche-nozzle move, to be sure. I really put the 'ass' in 'sass mouth' but, that said, I might argue that correcting your pronunciation actually took a fair amount of initiative. Just saying. But don't tell my mom I just said that, OK?)
So, long story short: say hello if you have the time. I am trying to track everyone down and give out some personal, platinum-grade sass.
Thank you, thank you for everything.
P.S.: She pronounced it "Eye-Talian." Eye-Talian!