I’m a total failure
jason says, “you’re a total failure at being nasty”
jason says, “you’re a total failure at being nasty”
[+][beam] Hildegarde says, “I just wrote blog entry #99”
[+][beam] salmon exclaims, “wooo!”
[+][beam] Hildegarde says, “I’m going to end it with a clean 100”
[+][beam] Hildegarde says, “that seems like the right thing to do”
[+][beam] jason goes Woooooohoooooooo! across the channel.’
[+][beam] Hildegarde says, “I would like to take this time….to thank God….”
[+][beam] Hildegarde says, “I’d like to thank my parents…”
[+][beam] salmon grin.
[+][beam] EvaB wipes another tear
[+][beam] Hildegarde says, “without whom I wouldn’t be here…”
[+][beam] Hildegarde says, “And all our sponsors”
[+][beam] EvaB whips out the camera
[+][beam] Hildegarde poses, Angelina Jolie style
[+][beam] EvaB whistles
[+][beam] Hildegarde exclaims, “Oh…..I just…I just love you ALL!!”
[+][beam] Hildegarde starts to cry.
[+][beam] EvaB says, “yeah we like you we *really* like you”
[+][beam] jason affectionately rubs noses with Hildegarde.
[+][beam] Hildegarde falls apart laughing.
I just suckered EvaB into going through my new tutorial! WOOOOHOOOO! She really is the inspiration for these things…..the tap dancing and weeping and expressions…she’s my favourite dramatic MOO person, after all. 🙂
20 minutes to go! 20 minutes! There’s no way I can fail now. Unbelieveable. At 6am I didn’t think i’d still be here. 3pm seemed SO far away. Wow….
Radio quote: “I know when I was younger I saw God as a sugar daddy.” The murder of a child changes the sugar daddy image of God who looks after everyone, who provides for everyone, who makes sure you get what you want. “Good people do experience tragedy…we can all be targets for something. We not only need to give our lives to God….we also need to give our deaths.”
We lost intrinsic.nu a while back….“sorry folks, but i have to go to bed. my head is spinning just a little too much.thanks to all my sponsors. see you next year.”
Truly amazing how many pictures of a random guy can be posted within a 24 hour period.
Screwing around with the description of Achieve Centre. Trying to make it a little more…user friendly?
a bloggable event
Well. I counted my posts for the blogathon, and discovered that this is post #92. Good thing I wasn’t counting. I should do something nice for #100.
Anyway, i was still thinking about #11, sheesh…I got all interrupted and discombobulated….
Okay, I got to 50 and then my blog stopped. But there’s more, Oh, I’ll get a complete total…..
Sleepy sneeze. Back in a sec.
After all the blogging I do, I wanna know why I’m only #20 on this list. Well, I guess you can’t have it all….
And now, just for the heck of it….(cringe) I’m going to go back and see how many times I actually posted. My sister has already commented that my blog was ‘like a history lesson’, and you have to say that with just the right tone of voice, you know what I mean. (Heck, I’m a phd student in….say it….yes…history, so I guess I should take that as a compliment.)
Paging Melissa Mazar
[+][beam] salmon [to Hildegarde]: tell your sis i’m okay
Melissa: consider yourself told. 🙂 She’s alright, she’s just feeling like a salmon shoe today.
Melissa…my dearest darling sister….you see how easy it is? Yes, you NEED a blog. My my. Yes. And I’d love to see what yours would look like…
The phone rang and I wondered who the heck it would be….so sweet of my sis to check up on me. Older sis’s are like that, I guess. 🙂
Reminds me…I need to put that link on my blog permanently…
Now….where was I?
My sister called! She’s the coolest!
The sheesh, I’m really sorry it’s been so tough award goes to Anodyne, who writes: “Ten more posts. Oh wow, it’s methadone time already. I have got to put some pants on and get my flaccidiferous caboosenik down to the little building with no sign on it wherein are dispensed legal opiates in little plastic cups for people like me who fucked up and became junkies. The stuff saved my life from heroin, which is nothing but good. It also made me fat. Which isn’t so good. Though I dun’ think it’s pointful to make much of it, sometimes it decides it wants to be made much of, and I am just sort of pulled along with it.” Ouch. And I thought I had it tough just trying to make it to 3pm.
As you know, I’ve been keeping an eye on blogs in the ring the whole darn time….salmon and jason are just starting to poke around. (What were they doing all this time?) I wish metafilter were up….
Started to think about what kinds of blog awards we would hand out. 🙂 There’s a good wrapper-upper activity….
In spite of the fact that I agreed that description would be best…..I am making a new gif. Typical.
This is like a star trek episode. Yes, everything is like a star trek episode. The ship is caught in a loop, where they relieve the same day over and over and over….and they keep starting it again without realizing, and just get deja vu. Once they realize that this is happening, they see that they only way out is to send a message to themselves in the next loop. But it has to be short and it has to clear. So how do you give out an important bit of imformation to someone who doesn’t realize that they need it, without overwhelming anyone, and without being too cryptic?
Okay, so the only way I can do this is to keep talking. And keep focussed. As long as I do that, I should be able to make it to the end. So now I’m going to focus on #11.
For the unititiated: #11 is the first room you arrive in when you visit achieve. I’m not terribly happy with it, because it doesn’t really 1) welcome you, or 2) give you any direction on what to do next.
I was talking to some of the bloggers who came by to visit us over the last few (many) hours, and I think I’ve got some ideas about what needs to happen in #11. First and foremost: we need something big and bright right away that tells you how to speak. People don’t click around looking for that information, because they don’t realize they need it. So how can we do that?
Possibilities: 1) a bright gif as a pic on the room that tells you, 2) an audio file that tells you, 3) room noises that remind you, 4) instructions in the room description, 5) a pop up window that describes it. That’s all I can think up right now. I’m leaning toward….well, the easiest one, description. Though i think it would be cute to have an audio clip. 🙂
I think I fell asleep for a second or two. I’m not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing yet. I’ll think about something to actually say….
Uh huh. Yeah. Maria/Lynn is bowing out to. Lynn writes: “I`m seriously thinking about stopping, cause I`m hungry again but then again I`m too tired to cook. What to do what to do…”
Lucid Dreaming joins the dropout list. “This is it folks, the last post … *hear the bugle playing* ….My fatigue is now being accompanied by nausea, and so I’m off to bed. This middle-ager can’t remember the last time she saw 3:00 a.m.
I’m gonna make it after all
“You remember how the first season, the theme song was You just might make it after all, but the second season it became the more familiar You’re gonna make it after all? I’m feeling that second season MTM spirit right here, boys and girls. It’s 6:20 and I’ve got my second wind.”
And Tahnee writes: Time’s up.And, in the immortal words of Eric Cartman:
“Screw you guys; I’m going home.”
It looks to me like this one is a dropout too….
Elwen on Mollie’s book of days has fallen asleep. She says: “Twelve hours! I think I could have made it all the way. You know, “But mom, I’m not sleeeeepy… *yawn*” But I think this is for the best.
An Ancient Geek is bowing out. ” ‘Fraid the old gray bod, like that famous mare, ain’t what she used to be. So I gotta call it quits. Thank you Lee, Kent, Paul, Ari and all other sponsors, the olde phart gave it all he could and had a ball. I’ll check in when I wake up and say hi then. Ciao for niao.”
And now the sounds on Hiildegarde are working too….and I’m fading fast….
Crap is good. When all barriers (money, status, position, computer expertise) are down, everyone can start publishing. Which is good. OK, there’ll be a lot of crap, but “everyone” includes people who have a lot to say on a lot of important topics, not just people with technical, stylistic, or design abilities.
Conversations are conversations. If you randomly drop by some weblog, the personal details may seem pointless. But if you follow the weblog over time, and other weblogs in the same community, the details add up, and you’ll see individuality and personality and connections emerging. Which is how the web gets its glue.
Linking to a link found on another weblog is good. It’s the six-degrees-of-separation thing. Weblogs are good because they can lead people to interesting sites they wouldn’t have otherwise found. But if weblogs only linked to sites they found by themselves, the word would not get around.
It’s Your Civic Duty to Run a Weblog!. A vast sea of individuals’ weblogs is the only force available to counter the Corporations’ TV-ization of the Web. Without individuals, the corporations will be in control, pushing out content to us.
[Break it down, man. Break it down. Hear hear!]
And another… Wow…I can really just blog people dropping out. Well, 24 hours is a long flippin’ time.