We at Courting would love to thank Library Lady for the really intoxicating shout out she gave us. It was a great ego boost.
Lately we have been getting many shout outs, and while we would like to be all humble and bashful about it, we’re not!!!!!!!!!! We have also become addicted to the exclamation point and are seriously thinking about finding an A group for excessive use of !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have been finding that Technorati doesn’t always pick up the links, and have been wondering if other people are having the same problem.
We do use the royal “we’ when we are trying to seperate ourselves from our work. Then there is Toto our imaginary dog who does begin barking if not given credit, and Savannah Falls Too, our computer, who refuses to operate properly unless mentioned often. When somebody is named Savannah Falls Too, you tend to listen to her.
We love writing in the second person as it too lets us be distanced from what we are saying. Yes, we know, Lorrie Moore is the only person who can write in the second person well.
Actually and more honestly we don’t know that. The same person who said “good writers borrow, great writers steal,” told us that. We don’t agree with that. Stealing is never acceptable. We have never been sure if the person who said that just really liked the line, and tried to work it into as many conversations as possible because it was her one great line.
At a party, this weekend, where few people knew each other we noticed an editor for a newspaper we read every day asking each group of people the same question. We noticed this because it’s a great technique for talking to strangers. Unless there’s somebody like me around who notices everything. We discretely followed this person, and listened to the different answers. The question itself was simple: “I’ve recently moved to the neighborhood. What’s your favorite restaurant?” As there are many restaurants on the Upper West Side, and everybody has a different favorite, it’s a great conversation starter. In the interest of full disclosure, it’s a question we have asked when we weren’t able to think of anything to say.
Then somebody approached us and asked the question he knew would make us begin talking, and not shut up for the rest of the night. It was a political question; not a question about blogging. People in New York tend to think less of blogging than people other places, though we have empirical proof that is changing. We are including links to articles on blogging that were in this past Monday’s New York Times.
As the mold farm is back and we have to walk around our 600 square feet of prime New York real estate in our exercise sandals, because the humidity is 100 percent and oppressive, we will stop while slightly ahead.
If anybody knows why technorati doesn’t pick up all links or knows a good alternative to it, please let us know.
One last thing. We hated Live 8. Hated it. Live Aid was so perfect, and Live 8 was so commercial and not worth it. We found that very sad.