Apr 17 2007

I’m an asshole.

Clearly, I won’t be getting any argument.

I was complimented so wonderfully by a friend of mine on his personal blog. I think I was supposed to sort of… continue the meme or something. A blog-meme version of pay-it-forward, I suppose. I thought it was just a couple of days ago. I thought that I could still consider my reply “on-time.”

I just looked back into his archives (yes- already in archives) and realized that it’s been weeks. Literally.

The thing is that I don’t know how to pay this one forward. I have several blogs that I read daily, many the work of people who read and occasionally comment here. I love them. I have blogosphere-crushes on every blogger I read. I aspire to be each and every one of you, in the moments I am reading your work, for your talent and cleverness and honesty. You all make me think. Sometimes I really hate what you say, but I keep coming back because I know you’re all ultimately interesting, good people who have great reasons for believing what you do. And because I’d hate to think of you all judging me on a single writing sample. I’m more than that, and I know you are too.

I refer to you all as my friends. I feel I know some of you more intimately than I know people I have met in real life. Sometimes I feel like a stalker. Other times I get an indication that my feelings of friendship are reciprocated; that you have all been in the same place, had the same kind of on-line “friend” dilemma that I have.

I want to meet you all. I want to hug you until you start thinking “why did I EVER agree to meet this freak?” I want to have you all over to drink wine and stuff ourselves with mini-quiches and Doritos.

All of this to say: I’m terrible and I can’t choose who I would include in the meme. Please don’t make me.


  • By Beth Fish, April 17, 2007 @ 6:40 pm

    Wine and doritos? Now you’re talking my language.

  • By nrp, April 18, 2007 @ 10:33 am

    You had me at mini quiches. Mmmmmmm.

  • By The Princess, April 18, 2007 @ 12:16 pm

    You know, you’re right (duh!)….I thought about who I’d put on the list, and although I came up with a good list, I realized how many of my favorite blogger’s feelings would be hurt b/c they weren’t on the list.

    Obviously I won’t be doing that meme!

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