Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Hello Hoop.

I wasn't hiding. I just didn't know if you'd approve. I keep looking at my hands to see if they're red. They're not. I guess I'm not ashamed.

It started off so simple. I was bored and needed a creative outlet. And then I made friends, these wonderful people who comment here. You should meet them, they're amazing.

Suddenly I wasn't alone. I didn't envy your friends or the close relationship you have with your brother. Suddenly there were people around to share stories with, to vent to, to rejoice in, and brag about you to. Please don't think ill of me. I love you!

And I'm inviting you in.

Some Of My Favorite Posts You've Missed:
1. Our first
2. My
Valentines Day, also the original date to quit smoking.
4. The start of our
house hunt.

To everyone else, tomorrow we'll return to the usual clam bake.

Until then... I finally got the pictures for yesterday's post to load. Check them out and let me know what you think.


At 25 July, 2006, Blogger Mike Y said...

Uh... Tink. Are you having an out of body experience?

At 25 July, 2006, Blogger Arabella said...

Welcome, Hoop! Don't worry; you already have fans. And a pretty awesome girlfriend. :)

At 25 July, 2006, Blogger Chelle Y. said...

Hoop, we all like you already. Tink has made you seem like the most nice, fun, and caring man in the world. She adores you!

At 25 July, 2006, Blogger graymama said...

Hoop--Nice to see you here! You and Tink have a fabulous relationship. You both really love each other and have the components I think are important in every successful relationship: Love, Respect, Trust, Communication and Humor. Both of you remind me quite a bit of Hubby and myself.

Tink--I know how you feel since Hubby just found my blog. Hoop will probably love you even more now, if that is even possible :-)

At 25 July, 2006, Blogger Jay said...

Howdy Hoop! You're a very lucky guy .... I hope you realize that!

I love those pics. That bridge to the front door is interesting. I think I'd like for mine to be a draw bridge though. Kinda like over a moat.

At 25 July, 2006, Anonymous mamatulip said...

Hi Hoop. As you can probably see, your girlfriend's blog is one of my favourites. She rocks the casbah. ;)

I love that picture of you. It's just beautiful. (And I commented in your previous post about the pictures you added. They're awesome.)

At 25 July, 2006, Blogger KTP said...

Oh, boy. I can't wait to read the conversations that follow THIS post!

At 25 July, 2006, Blogger FA said...

Greetings Hoop! Can't wait to hear from you. Take a look through Tink's blog and you'll see you mean the world to her.

The picture is fantastic. It captures the moment perfectly!!

At 25 July, 2006, Blogger Betty said...

Hello, Hoop. You might say I'm the "mother figure" here, everyone else is soooooooo young and I'm sooooo old. But, I love reading Tink's blog, and can't help but comment every now and then. I'm looking forward to reading yours, too, if you choose to write one.

At 25 July, 2006, Blogger Pixie LaRouge said...

Hi Hoop. Welcome to the chaos. Wait, you already live in th chaos. Welcome to the place where we all get to laugh about it and be glad it's not us.

Hi Tink, just on general principles. :)

At 25 July, 2006, Blogger Chris said...

Hiya, Hoop!

Great picture, Tink - it is beautiful.

At 25 July, 2006, Blogger F&W said...

Welcome, Hoop!

I think Tink is one of the most talented, articulate and interesting blog writers I've come across. And it is very clear to this regular reader that she loves you deeply.

I also think you're damn funny (read the Daily Hoop Conversations and you'll see it for yourself).

Have a great time reading and we're looking forward to hearing from you.

At 25 July, 2006, Anonymous Sarah said...

Howdy Hoop. You tie with my husband as funniest dude ever.

And good on you, Tink, for telling him about your site - you're damn funny and I love reading it.

At 25 July, 2006, Blogger Not Yet said...

1)Hi Hoop.
2)Have I delurked before?
3)Savannha is my second favorite place in the world to visit. Having said that, the place really creeps me out sometimes. I haven't been back for a long visit since I was younger and my dad lived there and recently I have only had several overnight trips with Mom, Dad, sisters, Hubby, kids, and various others that keep me and hubby on a more boring path, so I can only assume that areas have gotten worse.
3)Did you see the "Waving Lady"? She is my favorite statue!

The best time to go is during the first weekend of the month. They have arts and crafts fairs on River Street. Its lots and lots of fun to get drunk and hang out people watching!

At 25 July, 2006, Blogger Mignon said...

Hi Hoop. I guess now we'll all have to laugh with you...

At 25 July, 2006, Blogger Hoop said...

Hello everyone, I did not mean to inflict myself on ya'll. She passed out last night so I played on the computer and I ran out of stuff to look at (after 10 minutes) so I came here. I hope I didn't invade your privacy baby- I Love you and I have no ill thoughts towards you. It would be different if you were on that other site I was looking at! ;)evidently... the notorious Hoop

At 25 July, 2006, Blogger geenalyn said...

hiya Hoop :)

awesome pictures Tink!!

At 25 July, 2006, Blogger Peevish said...

Hi Hoop!!

At 25 July, 2006, Blogger mamalujo1 said...

Hello, Mr. Tink, aka Hoop. (Why am I having such a hard time commenting?)

At 25 July, 2006, Blogger Newt said...

Tink, you are hands down one of the great joys in my day. I love to read your thoughts no matter what direction you go in. And this is one of the reasons you are so dear to so many of us. Your kindness, intelligence, and creative soul come through every day.

Hoop, you're a lucky guy, don't screw this one up. ha ha ha - but seriously, you have an amazing and talented girlfriend. Someone you should look forward to growing old with. Someone who will keep you laughing till your last breath, and someone that loves you more than anything else in the world.

At 25 July, 2006, Blogger Alien said...

Hey Hoop! I kinda assumed you already knew about this whole blog thing your hot girlfriend has going, but I guess I was wrong. I am however, glad that my husband literally doesn't have any clue what a blog is. And let's just keep it that way, shall we?

Oh, and Hoop, there was one post where she tried to trash your orange shirt. She even had us vote. I voted that it was cool. (And I really do think that.) Your girlfriend has no taste. ;)

At 25 July, 2006, Anonymous OddMix said...

Hey, Hoop! Welcome to our little corner of the "blogosphere"!

You are a fortunate guy to have captured the heart of such a neat young lady. She is very special to us here, despite the fact we have never met her in the real world. I think we all seem to regard her as our (somewhat manic) little sister.

She thinks the world of you and seems to have decided you are a keeper. My advice (not that you've asked for it, but Tink will tell you I'm liable to give it anyway) is buy a ring, seal the deal, make her an honest woman before you let her slip away. And don't hurt our little sister or we may have to come have a get together in real life. ;)

We're glad to have you amongst us. I for one am looking forward to getting to know you.

At 25 July, 2006, Anonymous OddMix said...

Oh, and Tink, MDW and I agree that that picture of you is very nicely done!

At 26 July, 2006, Anonymous Susan said...

Hey Hoop,

Isn't it amazing to meet these people that know ALL about you??!!

We think you are just as amazing as we think Tink is. (OK, she rarely hears from me but I'm one of her happy lurkers!)

At 26 July, 2006, Blogger Heather said...

C'mon Hoop.. You know you WANT to!

Tink, I was laughing so hard I nearly peed my pants over your House Hunting post...

At 26 July, 2006, Blogger EE said...

Awww, HI HOOP! :)

*LOVE* the pic of you Tink, beautiful...

At 26 July, 2006, Blogger Rude Cactus said...

Ahh Hoop you're among friends!

At 26 July, 2006, Blogger Foo said...

My, what big eyes you have.

So you mean to say that you've been posting those amazing Hoop/Tink conversations all this time, and Hoop didn't know you guys were our heroes?

Hoop: Dude... you guys are amazing. Welcome.

WV: "zfeepy". How you feel on Xanax. Oh, wait... that would be xfeepy. Or Zanax. Never mind.

At 26 July, 2006, Blogger mE said...

Fabulous pic - definitely a keeper.

Hoop, you're a lucky man - and clearly you deserve it.

For once, it's a *good* thing when someone says, "You two deserve each other..."

At 26 July, 2006, Blogger Melissa said...

Hi, Hoop!

At 26 July, 2006, Blogger Freakazojd said...

Hoop - Hi from one of your girlfriend's many fans. I think you guys are HI-larious.

Tink - Uh, lady...YOU'RE FREAKIN' GORGEOUS!! Who knew? (Well Hoop did, obviously, but still...)

(Geez, my word verification is freakin' long and "consonantial"...qjwbwgdx. What is that?!)

At 02 August, 2006, Anonymous TB said...

Oh man, I can't believe I missed this! Hi Hoop, I'm your Florida peeps. Don't worry, I'm not crazy or a stalker. Well, okay I might be crazy but definitely not in the psycho horse head in your bed bunny in the boiling water way.

PS your girlfriend rocks


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