Before I start with the next ridiculously long post of the year (I promise I will run out of steam soon and then I'll just dry up on the vine. I promise!), I must pay homage to my friend Sandy (gag. Are you tired of my and Sandy's lovefest yet? Honestly, we're not this disgustingly sweet in real life. We actually just sort of tolerate each other. But bear with me here.) for coming up with the super-fabulous idea of numbering the blogposts for 365. And, of course, since .....what's the phrase..... oh, yes, blatant copying .... is the sincerest form of flattery, I'm flattering her blatantly. And sincerely. By copying her. But for the record? My 2.1 for yesterday's second post of the day? Totally my own idea.
But anyway. I looked on with interest, and a bit of horror at first -- it looked like something that had the potential to become a train wreck -- when another blogger invited her readers to ask questions of her, whatever question they wanted answered. But in the end it was fascinating and fun, and I thought I'd try it, too. In this year of full-on blogging, maybe it'll give me a day or two of blog fodder.
I'm a pretty open book here in the blog, and because I am one of those bloggers who have been described by reliable sources as "just like my blog," if you read me regularly, you know me fairly well. Of course, much to the relief of some people, I WILL NOT tell you everything. But still, I know some of you have burning questions that need answers! Or maybe not. In any event, it will be fun to see.
For example, here is a question that is emerging as a FAQ about Blog 365. I mentioned this in my first post about it, but people keep on axing the question anyway:
Q. 2008 is a leap year, so shouldn't it be Blog 366?
A. Well, I'm so glad you asked. Again and again. *cue canned laughter*
But yes, 2008 is indeed a leap year. Gold star for those of you on the ball enough to know that. I didn't. But the organizer of Blog 365 has already thought of that and she is giving us February 29th as a day off. But as I mentioned, chances are probably good that I'll be blogging that day anyway, as I'm in the habit. But if you want to give me my own category called Blog 366, I'll wear the banner with pride.
Here's another FAQ. I'm joshing you again. It's not a FAQ. Only one person has asked it, and I'm hereby teasing her mercilessly:
Q. Do you have a search function in your blog?
A. Why, yes, I certainly do. It's powered by Google, even. It's in the sidebar, and it is looking super-fabulous, sort of like this:
(In my preview the graphic came out a little bit odd and elongated. Hopefully in the final publish it will be correctly displayed.)
Q. So what IS your middle name?
A. Well, actually, nowadays it's Jarvis. However, that is not the middle name my mother gave me at birth. I don't know what my mother was smoking when I was born, but Roxie nearly made me pee my pants last night with this comment, which hit the nail right on the head:
"Norma Mae. It's not a name, it's an attitude."
I'm thinking now of changing the subtitle of my blog.
I mailed it off yesterday. Fingers crossed that I interpreted the request reasonably well, and that it fits him.
He's supposed to send pics, taken in an exciting location in New York City. I took Wendy's wise suggestion and used Encore Chunky. That way, if it's a bust, it can be a throw-away. And it's machine washable. A white hat in NYC needs to be machine washable, natch. Although I do worry how well that pompom will stay on through a washing-and-drying cycle.
Q. How's Vincent?
A. His liver enzymes are elevated, and he's not feeling too good. He could not have his scheduled dental procedure yesterday because of the liver situation. But everything else about his blood profile was good, so that's at least something. His eyes look kind of like two piss-holes in the snow, as I believe Frank McCourt said in Angela's Ashes about 16 bajillion times. Or maybe I'm misquoting him, but he said something about his nasty infected eyes as a child too many times in that book; that much I know. I've put him (Vincent, not Frank McCourt) back on his raw food diet (I got lazy about ordering it a couple months ago), and he's going in today for another ultrasound of his liver. Wish us well.
Now it's your turn. Ask away.