Welcome to the quirkiest blog, I have ever seen, read or written.
Can’t believe that in my best of posts, I forgot all about many of my posts from 11/04-1/05. I live a very exciting life consisting of trips to Fairway, my neighborhood supermarket; very occasional trips into JP Morgan Chase, the bank that loves to hate me, and so on.
Truthfully I don’t like to talk about my present day life because I then get panic attacks thinking about who I might have hurt and why.
Don’t do categories well. Will try to fix that someday…
If you haven’t already voted for me, BIO, Bob Geiger, and The Fat Lady Sings, what are you doing here?
Once again here is a direct link to “best writing.”
If you don’t know Jane she claims to have nothing to say now, and is or was deeply immersed in the NCAA whatever–I don’t follow it. It’s a good time to begin reading her archives.
Also soon I won’t be able to say that my youngest known reader and friend is nineteen anymore. Actually my youngest friends are eleven and fifteen but I don’t think they read Courting. Esoteric Wombat does, and EW, Alice is right, readership does fall off on weekends. EW is esoteric but not a wombat, and always interesting and a pleasure to read. I’m kind of esoteric myself so…
I’m also eclectic. Neil is not only the best story teller in the blogging circuit, but informative. Didn’t ever think I would learn about RSS feeds from him, but hey. His post today is classic–story telling at its finest. We’re both from Queens and played ringelevio–learn about it from him. Think that one is a couple of posts down. Neil’s a great fun read. But I moved from Queens, still the borough of boroughs, when I was twelve to Nassau County. Yes I said blogging circuit rather than blogosphere. Jews from Queens tended to learn all about the borscht belt circuit in the Catskill; where all the great comedians of yesteryear learned to hone and fine tune their skills. My father learned to be a waiter; I could set a perfect table for 20 by the time I was eight. Might write about it someday, and if you need material to fall asleep to….
Of course I hated it when I lived with my family; didn’t all kids hate living in a suburb before computer games, the Internet, Ipods, and before parents catered to every whim? Mine tried, but they also wanted me to know that adulthood is when the real fun begins. After I left my parents house, I lived in various North Shore towns, on and off until I was almost 23.
I will never bash Long Island because I had incredibly wonderful experiences–after leaving the family manse. After all these years I can’t say I regret wanting to leave. It’s a very normal part of growing up. Wait, me and normal in the same sentence? My first and fave college had a course on “how to get rid of your Longguyland accent.” I never knew that people said “Long Island” like that until I read the catalogue. Think it must have been a South Shore thing.
Library Lady is from another borough, Da Bronx, used to love going there as a kid because I thought all kids were so much cooler than kids from Queens. Library Lady lives outside of DC is, guess what? a librarian and has two daughters. She also has some great recipes, rants, kvetches, and can teach you the language of our people, Yiddish. It’s a wonderfully descriptive language with double meanings and cynical attachments. We’re a cynical but funny people. Had to be to live;hope we don’t have to resort to funny cynicism again. There is a big difference between rants and kvetches. Ask her; she will explain.
Can’t use the word cynical and not talk about our dawg Doug Truly believe that Doug brought a whole new genre to our blogging world, or at least popularized it. Don’t have a clue as to what I’m talking about? Just read him.
If you don’t know MizB, you’re missing a great person with an incredible mind who can stir up trouble for herself like nobody I have met, but me. That’s a compliment, I think. She is fabulous.
Wow I missed so much by not reading blogs for a week. See the Dawg’s brawl, yesteday, over at Sar’s.
Last but not least for today is the person who first nominated me for an award. She happens to be another exceptional person with much to say, and her blog today is more provocative than the Courting pin-up. Who? Why Cat of course.
Will discuss more people next week and maybe even dish some dirt. I believe that mentioning people you like to read for one reason or another is important to imparting a sense of community to the blogging circuit, and way more important than linking less than you are linked to in order to further your Google rank
Have to go back to the beach and since this turned into a post I will put comments back on.