Thursday, June 14, 2007

365 (and 2 More)

I started this blog well over a year ago. But it wasn't until Tuesday that I hit the 365 post mark. A post for each day of the year! For two months I've been anticipating the day I could say that. Yes, I'm really THAT much of a nerd. Then I looked at the post counter this morning and realized... I'm two days late! At first I considered going back and erasing two of my earlier posts to make it an even 365. But that seemed a little neurotic extreme. In the process of trying to find posts to eliminate, I found some real gems though. Posts about conversations and feelings I'd totally forgotten about. Which is really why I started this blog. I started it so I would remember. Thankfully, it ended up as something so much more than just a diary. It became the meeting ground for wonderful people like you.

So, thank you!

If you stick around for the next 365, I'll bust out some door prizes.

Random Conversation:
Stranger: Are those cupcakes good?
Tink: Very.
Stranger: Are they expensive?
Tink: Somewhat.
Stranger: Like what, fourteen bucks?
Tink: No, more like three.
Stranger: Oh... What's the frosting to cupcake ratio?
Tink: ...
Stranger: Because grocery store cupcakes are always loaded with more frosting than cake. I hate that!
Tink: Um. They're pretty good all the way around.
Stranger: Good to know.

Hoop Quote Of The Day:
"If I died, would you kill yourself?"

Daily Hoop Conversation:
Hoop: Work is pissing me off.
Tink: What's wrong?
Hoop: Everything shifted after we changed managers. Instead of being on top of the game, I'm just mediokra now.
Tink: Mediocre.
Hoop: That's what I said!
Tink: No, you said mediokra. Okra is a vegetable.
Hoop: I should name my blog that!
Tink: Okra?
Hoop: Meaty Okra.
Tink: Pickled Beef and Meaty Okra. We're going to be the freaks of the blogosphere.

Twisted (Tink) has been updated with another revised chapter, "Casino City." Click on over and tell me what you think!

Btw: Hoop and I got a huge kick out of reading your comments to his post last night. He promises to try and make time tonight to respond.

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At 14 June, 2007, Blogger Kell said...

Pickled Beef and Meaty Okra?!? That's just awesome!

At 14 June, 2007, Blogger Brodimus Prime said...

Mmmmm, Meaty Okra. Sounds delish. When do we get served?

At 14 June, 2007, Blogger Jay said...

Please use the Meaty Okra name! That's beyond hilarious.

Congrats on a full year of Tink. I've enjoyed it very much myself.

mmmmm .... cupcakes

At 14 June, 2007, Blogger Betty said...

Meaty Okra. What a great name. Can't wait to start reading that blog!

At 14 June, 2007, Blogger Godiva Jen said...

Awesome! Just awesome!

BTW Hoop - I too wish I could be a kid once more. Being big and grown has its downfalls and has an even bigger reality check. I'd love to only worry about who would win at kickball, when's the next kick-the-can game, where to walk the dog, my next soccer game/practice, and beg ( super beg) for a cat. Kid worries.

Congrats on your 365 +2! Looking forward to the future!

At 14 June, 2007, Blogger Lefty said...

Not only did you meet a lot of wonderful people through your blog, you also met a lot of total whack jobs like Captain Corky and Lefty.

"Mediokra" is also good. (Didn't Mediokra and Godzilla have a huge fight once?)

And sometimes it's okay to shoot strangers.

At 14 June, 2007, Blogger Maggie said...

HA I hate okra but I love the sound of a blog titled Meaty Okra. Remember this: Meat is Love - as read in the window of a butcher shop.

Oh and don't kid yourselves, you are the freaks of the blogosphere.
Its why I come here, I feel at home.

At 14 June, 2007, Blogger Arabella said...

So much to say...

1) Congratulations on a year of posts, Tink! And don't worry--it's better to be two days late with BLOGGING than with, um, something else.

2) Pickled Beef and Meaty Okra sound GREAT.

3) I have to admit that I sympathize with the stranger concerned about the icing-to-cake ratio. My friend C.S. has made a science out of consuming Denny's Hot Fudge Cake Sundae in such a way that each bite gets the right amount of ice cream and the right amount of cake, and I applaud her efforts.

At 14 June, 2007, Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

Meaty Okra! That's awesome! Hoop is a genius!!

At 14 June, 2007, Blogger captain corky said...

I just caught the tail end of your first 365, but I'll definitely be around for the next 365.

PS. We'll keep it between the three of us that You and Hoop liked my comment the best on his post. We don't wan't to hurt anyone's feelings. We all know how sensitive bloggers can be sometimes. Sheesh.

At 14 June, 2007, Blogger Jay said...

$14 for cupcakes?
Strangers sure are strange.

At 14 June, 2007, Blogger meno said...

I have to agree that there is usually too much frosting on store cupcakes. And not the good kind of frosting either.

These things are important.

At 15 June, 2007, Anonymous Michelle said...

OMG. Meaty Okra is just about the coolest blog name evah. Right after Pickled Beef. ;o)

At 15 June, 2007, Blogger Chelle said...

This is my second attempt to "comment." I went to do it the first time, then forgot what I was going to say. I had to read your blog again to remind me. The funny thing is I was going to write about "Alzhiemers."

This is in response to Hoop's question about "killing yourself."

My grandmother has Alzheimer's and before she was put in a nursing home, my grandpa took care of her as long as he could do so. We watched how much he loved her and was patient with her.

One day, my sister was kidding and told Wes, her husband, that if she got Alzhiemer's, she hoped she died before it got that bad. Wes, being the loving husband, said, "I hope so too!"

Ha ha! I guess he would not kill himself either. Where's the love? :)

At 15 June, 2007, Blogger mamatulip said...

Meaty Okra is an AWESOME name for a blog!

At 15 June, 2007, Blogger Nvisiblewmn said...

If there is ever a blog called Meaty Okra, I'm going to read that blog.

At 15 June, 2007, Blogger Chris said...

Congrats on 365!

At 15 June, 2007, Anonymous oddmix said...

I want to read Meaty Okra, too!

At 15 June, 2007, Blogger Tawcan said...

365 is a big accomplishment. Now make it 365 * 2. :)

Meaty Okra? That sounds like something you'd find in a restaurant.

At 15 June, 2007, Blogger coffespaz said...

Came here way of Newt and must say I love what I have seen so far. Since I read from the top down...have a good vacation. Congrats on making 365!! I love the idea of Pickled Beef and Meaty Okra being blog names. I'll provide the Coffee! :-)

At 15 June, 2007, Blogger Spamboy said...

Being named after meat (or meat substitute) myself, I sign off on Hoop's name change.

Of course, if the two of you were to merge into one super blogger, Spam is probably as close as one gets to "pickled" "meat".

At 17 June, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Mediokra although Meaty Okra is neat too. It's a toss up!

So would you? Kill yourself.

At 25 June, 2007, Blogger Chris said...

Congrats on 365+! LOL - Meaty Okra or Media Okra are excellent blog names...


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