Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Reader, part two

If you missed part one, scroll down.

I turn my attention now to you, Gravesend reader.* Oh, yes. You. I admit that you are not a daily reader, but when you do visit, you make up for lost time, for big and sure. In my imagination, Gravesend reader, you are a British schoolboy all grown up, working at a book shop most of your time and being smoking hot pretty much all the time. The first time you stumbled onto my blog, sitemeter clocked you at three hours. I assume that after that you went to get some lunch. But you know what happened next? You came back from lunch and read my blog for another three hours. The only reason I can think of for you to do this is that either a) you don't have a thriving legal career b) you don't have seven kids or c) you don't have seven cats, two dogs, and a baby. Or perhaps you need a hobby? Take up needlework, perhaps?

Alabama reader, I have no idea why you are so shy. Is it because you are a creative, sensitive type? Or perhaps you are thinking you would be the only southern girl? In my imagination, Alabama reader, you are a chic and sassy southern belle. No? Then perhaps you are a heroically smart teacher - or better yet, junior high school administrator. On the other hand, maybe I have it all wrong. Maybe, if I really knew you, I would love you instead for your earthy manliness. Perhaps, Alabama reader, if I knew you, we could get drunk on your porch.


This, of course, is where I run into nine kinds of trouble. The imagining. The fantasizing. The internet-specific indulgence of a thousand ethereal sins.

More on this tomorrow.

If you are not linked and included yet, and you wish to be, comment. I have a list, but I don't want to miss anybody.

Have a clickable Wednesday.




*If you haven't read yesterday's comments, do. Welcome to non-lurker status, Cork reader Claire! Other lurkers, feel free to out yourself, but please believe me when I say you don't have to. I meant it when I said I cherish all readers, even those who don't comment. So lurk or de-lurk. It's up to you.

19 comments:

Sizzle said...

I do love you more for linking me with the words "smoking hot"- sincerely I do.

Though you link to my old site, not my wordpress site. I'll forgive you since you referred to me as hot and smoking.

See? Flattery gets you everywhere!

Finn said...

Please reassure me that you didn't forget about me and are saving the best for last...

Julie said...

Thanks for the shout out! I love feeling special...

Annie said...

Still love you even though I am not included here :-).

Nina said...

Sizzle, fixed it!

Finn, how could I forget you?? Never! Saving you for tomorrow!

Julie, you are my specialest person.

Anie, you are actually in there... click "earthy".

Nina said...
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Cylithria said...

Wow Nina - this is brilliant. I too often wonder about my readers whom I only know as spots on a map. I love both part 1 and part 2 of these posts. Nicely done.

Annie said...

How could I have missed that! I thought I clicked each one. Thank you
Nina! Lots of hugs for that.

Joel said...

My brood and I are honored, delightful lady. (Brood of eight, actually, but who can tell for sure?)

DumDiDum said...

I love how muh work you've put into this and am awaiting tomorrow's post with sizzling anticipating. If I'm included I'll feel like I've won the lottery! Except for the not working for a year part... *grin*

Catherine said...

Wow, so many great blogs, what are you DOING to me! I need another set of eyeballs and at least four more hours in every day.

Rick said...

Aw, I love you, too. [shrugs and decides to refrain from saying anything more, something that may cheapen the moment]

Say It said...

These are great!

Ki said...

There is a lovely grin on my face.

You are one of a kind, and wonderful.

cajunvegan said...

You are SO my favorite person today.

My gawd, you are so pretty!

Kate P said...

So. . . the "Cork" you married me off to in the previous post is really "Claire"? Ah, well, I can't complain--I love that name. My mom's late mom is Clare (and *her* mom was from Ireland).

Tense Teacher said...

How long does it take you to do this?! You are the coolest, and I'm still very impressed!

And now that I'm a hero, I'm gonna ask my blog designer to put a cape on me in my next template

maryse said...

i'm delurking only to say that sandy and her needlework brought me here. and i'm sucked in.

Jamie said...

Thanks for the alabama shout out. he he.

I have 21 of your blogs I have to read. I have been naughty and busy, so I must get busy and read today.

be well,