And then there was this terror-inducing comment:
Biff Spiffy said...
I'm only on nummer 3 or 4. I looked at your Yak video, and the original (on the sidebar) brought back the same vivid horrifically scary memories.
What were those crackheads thinking??
The original yak bit:
OF COURSE I had to go look and see what the original looked like and it turns out? YAK ANIMATION STILL SCARES ME.
Why create a yak in cartoon form only to make it mean and gruff? And that end part? When the yak comes CHARGING at your screen?
That is one totally indefensibly angry yak, if you ask me.
So the way these things work, I now tag 8 more people to do the same thing. And I will. Except first, I need to introduce you to someone in particular.
Ages ago, my friend Lisa alerted me to this funny blogger, named Dan.
She'd told me all about this one post of his where he discusses his adventures of wearing a Tobias Funke "analrapist" shirt and how it turns out that most of the country never watched Arrested Development.
Now, if you're any kind of fan of Arrested Development, you know exactly what this is and you're going to read the post and laugh until you cry.
But if you are like most everyone else and you never watched or paid attention to the show, you're probably thinking I'm sending you to the site of an anal rapist.
That's funny, Kristy has never asked us to go look at an anal raping blog before...
But back to Dan.
But then he created the Redacted Blog and returned to regularly posting.
And I have to tell you. He really is hilarious.
So then, right. I was GOING to mention him here ages ago, but didn't. And you're perhaps wondering why. (Or not, whatever.)
But I have two very good reasons.
1. I am petty and jealous and afraid that if I told you about Dan's blog you would never ever come back here. Especially because he's so goshdarn cute.
Losing my entire readership = Strike One
2. I decided I would get over myself and link to him, but I wanted to introduce myself first. I thought perhaps we could become blog buddies. Right? Makes sense? So I wrote him and expressed how much I enjoyed his blog (and sure, maybe I also proposed marriage, but who's to say exactly?) and that I thought we should connect. And then he never replied.
Not thinking an uninvited email proposal is cute = Strike Two
Oh well, I thought.
But then several weeks later I got a mass email from him! And was like, HOLD THE PHONE. If he managed to get my name onto his mailing list, he at least got my email and knows I'm a reader.
So I wrote him. Again.
And he did not reply. Again.
I wasn't really taking it personally, but I also couldn't figure it out. I mean, if I were him, I would want to connect with me. What was I doing wrong? Why wasn't I interesting enough?
Why wouldn't he pay attention to me?
(I will NOT be ignored!)
So I kept reading his blog. And waiting.
And then one day, I saw my chance. A golden opportunity to write Dan about something sort of kind of useful. Dan had made a very common grammatical error, and I decided I would call him* on it.
And that time he replied. A-ha!
I was thrilled.
Except my excitement was short-lived. Because rather than his response being the beginning of a long-running email exchange between us, an Internet friendship, a meaningful relationship...well. To him it was just a one-time thing. Casual. Forgettable.
Which made me a little bit, you know, cranky.
However, I am pleased to say that this story has a happy ending. No dead rabbit boiling on the stove. No police report filed. No me pretend-innocuously finding a way to show up in "Brooke's" living room, only to have Dan come home and be all, "What is SHE doing here" and me being all, "I'm sorry; Dan was it?" complete with blank stare and eyelash batting and then me with the whole, "Brooke was just telling me that you're a 'bloggist,' I believe it was?"
Instead, we have agreed to acknowledge each other's online presence. And I think that is swell.
Which brings me to the point of this post.
Remember about how it's my duty to tag more bloggers to write 8 Random Things about themselves? Well, here's who I'm tagging:
**Oh, and while I encourage you to follow the basic rules of this game, I am also asking that, if possible, you please include at least one tidbit about some form of livestock.**
1. Dan, who you might recall from 7 lines ago.
2. Sam, darling IIF.
3. Michele, despite her praising anything in the state of Delaware.
4. Shannon, who is in the throes of weddingmania as well.
5. Dizzy Ms. Lizzy, who is in need of a few blog posts! (ahem)
6. Leila, because she complimented me and I am SO EASY like that. (Also she's cute and asked.)
7. Elle, because she complimented me and I wasn't lying in #6.
8. Tami, who blogger hates, apparently.
And there it is. Good luck!
*By which I mean I basically sent him a bitchy email alerting him to the fact that it's "champing" at the bit and not "chomping" at the bit.