Friday, March 06, 2009

Off The Grid

Your comments from Wednesday's post were priceless, guys! As much as I love writing, my favorite part of blogging has always been hearing what you have to say. Hoop and I discuss your lives over dinner and drives and most definitely NOT during sex. That would just be creepy. But every time else! I'll pop my head out from the computer room and shout, "Do you know what Cynical Jay just said?" or "Oh no! Knight lost her job too." And he'll know, he'll know exactly who I'm talking about. I'll lean over breakfast and casually tell him, "So Mamatulip was talking about porn and..." He doesn't even bat an eye.

"Mike, the guy with the awesome bike," or "Allison, my friend who's the whiz at Photoshop," are all permanent titles. Hoop knows you. I don't need to give some characterizing detail. But I do anyway. They're household names. Your blogs are like houses on our street. I thank you for that, for always being there when I need you, no matter how crazy your own lives are. Hoop and I are leaving for Tennessee until Wednesday. I hate leaving the blogosphere, even for five days. But I know this thing doesn't run for me alone. So take care of each other. Tuesday's WWC post will be automated. But don't let that keep you from submitting!

I'll be back soon.

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27 Comments:

At 06 March, 2009, Blogger furiousBall said...

the grid will still be here when you get back

 
At 06 March, 2009, Blogger Farmer*swife said...

We'll miss you but have some fun! And, take a load off your mind for a few days....

 
At 06 March, 2009, Blogger Tawcan said...

Take a short break from blogging and take a few days to reflect. Things will get better and we'll still be here. :)

 
At 06 March, 2009, Blogger Catutes said...

A little Tennessee scenery should lift the spirits some!
Enjoy the trip.

 
At 06 March, 2009, Blogger Chris said...

Aw! I feel the same about my little blogosphere, too. My family mocks me.

Have fun! Don't piss off any backwoods banjo players.

 
At 06 March, 2009, Blogger Woman in a Window said...

What a cool street you live on, Tink. Imagine all the gnomes that'd go missing though. You'd have to bolt them down. Uh, em, not that I know anyone with a gnome.

Have fun. Be safe.

 
At 06 March, 2009, Blogger LL said...

What??? You just come back to tell us that you're leaving us again? Of all da noive...

Have a fun trip my dear!

 
At 06 March, 2009, Blogger Jay said...

I don't know. I think the blogosphere will be just a little less fun without you. Even if it's just for a few days.

But, time away is always a good thing too. Have fun!

 
At 06 March, 2009, Blogger meno said...

Tennessee?!! I just visited there 2 weeks ago. I got to go hiking and it was pretty.

Peace out!

 
At 06 March, 2009, Blogger Orhan Kahn said...

Aw, just aw.

 
At 06 March, 2009, Blogger Reb said...

How sweet are you two, talking about bloggers at dinner ;) You have a safe trip and relax, we'll keep an eye on things for you.

 
At 06 March, 2009, OpenID kcinnova said...

SuperDad & I went out for our Anniversary dinner last night (Mexican food, yum!) and I was rambling on about fellow bloggers... "Moo's baby is finally coming home from the hospital" and "Did I ever tell you that Tink's grandfather was a porn dealer?" and "Knight lost her job, too."
I love living on your street.
We'll watch the house for you while you're gone. Hope you have a good trip!

 
At 06 March, 2009, Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

Go and have fun. You need it/want it/deserve it. Love the new 'do by the way.

 
At 06 March, 2009, Blogger Fortune Cookies said...

Blogosphere - Tink = a bit more sad and gloomy.

Wifester and I are in Tennessee...stop by!

 
At 07 March, 2009, Blogger Coffespaz said...

Hey Tink!! So sorry to read about your job. Seems to be happening more and more lately. Though it really stinks, I hope this is just one door closing so another window can open for you! HUGS!!!

Take a break, get away and have a wonderful time.

PS I totally related to this particular post. I tell my hubby about my blog friends too. Its fun to know that you are connected with some wonderful people in the world, even if you wouldn't recognize them if you passed them in the mall.

 
At 07 March, 2009, Blogger Hilary said...

Be safe, Tink and Hoop. See you when you get back. :)

 
At 07 March, 2009, Anonymous apathy lounge said...

Every word you've said is true, Tink. I think of the bloggers I've been reading as real friends. The ones I've actually met are even closer to that mark, but only slightly. I read about your job loss and I'm crestfallen. I wish Florida was closer so I could take you to lunch and brainstorm a way out of it. You and Hoop are real and I hope you find the job you need and want really soon. Love, love love!!

 
At 07 March, 2009, Blogger the planet of janet said...

have fun...

i'll still be here, catching up on blogs, when you get back.

 
At 08 March, 2009, Blogger Knight said...

Yeah the Wednesday comments were a lot of fun to read. I talk about bloggers like I know everyone personally as well. Because we sort of do. Take a break. I have been. I'll be here when you come back.

 
At 08 March, 2009, Blogger mamatulip said...

Yeah, most people don't bat any lashes when they hear that I'm talking about porn.

Have fun. :)

 
At 09 March, 2009, Blogger Dr.John said...

I on the other hand never talk about porn.

 
At 09 March, 2009, Anonymous Mike said...

Seeing as I'm the only Mike in the last comments, It's me that has the awesome bike.

I'd like to say I do have an awesome bike.

It's been hanging on my garage wall for a while, but me and it have matching scars.

If i'm not that mike, then never mind.

 
At 10 March, 2009, Blogger Aunt Jackie said...

Wow, if you were near Memphis then I could have met up with you guys... :(

 
At 10 March, 2009, Blogger rudecactus said...

Enjoy. I'll be here, on the grid, awaiting your return.

 
At 10 March, 2009, Blogger Jay said...

I hope you're taking good good care of yourself, sweetie pie.

 
At 14 March, 2009, Blogger Foo said...

That's a relief. I was afraid ours was the only household where names like "Tink" and "Hoop" regularly crop up in conversation.

WV: "experr". As the shortage of Ts began driving up prices, substitutions were made.

 
At 15 March, 2009, Blogger HalfAsstic.com said...

AWW! That makes me feel so good! And slightly guilty. I have been so busy lately I haven't been getting around to my blog reading much at all! BUT! I am an equal opportunity offender. I have got to get with it!

 

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