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July 14, 2004

I'm Blushing Furiously Right Now « Blogging »

This is all my fault. I was afraid my whining would get back to Ms. Malkin, and it did.

I tried to head it off with this post, but it was too late. She'd already got a free shot. Grandstandin'. Right there in front of the home team.*

I was wrong to be miffed. I was doubly wrong to post about it. I guess the last few times I've whined (and I have, believe me), I got zero attention for it. This time, well, let's just say I am embarassed and ashamed that I didn't keep my mouth (fingers?) in check. Sure, blogs are a place to vent your spleen, but I vented in the wrong direction at the wrong time.

The worst of it is, now I'll never know if I would have earned a spot on her blogroll.

The moral of the story, kiddies, is that if you don't do things the right way, you rob yourself of any satisfaction when you succeed.

You can quote that.


Posted by Nathan at 07:49 AM | Comments (14)

your writing....if I could marry it I would. you hit the brain and the heart at the same time without pretense or sentiment. glad I found your site.

Posted by: susita at July 14, 2004 07:55 AM

I'm sorry it came about as it did, but you do deserve the props. As always. ;)

Posted by: Jo at July 14, 2004 08:26 AM

Aw, shucks, Ma', Ma'ams, er, wimmenfolk. Aw, shoot. Y'all know whut I mean.

Posted by: Nathan at July 14, 2004 08:29 AM

Maybe she was just the wrong person to whine about! You just need to find someone right to whine about, and huzzah! You earn a spot on their blogroll!

Posted by: Todd Johnson at July 14, 2004 08:43 AM

From "The Streak."

And why I have that bit of useless trivia crammed in my cranium is also why I did not major in math.


Who doesn't want to be linked by a babe such as Michelle? (I mean "babe" in the Pretty Hot and Sexy AND Conservative way.)

Posted by: Emma at July 14, 2004 10:47 AM

Would it have been as easy if I'd just stopped at "but she already had a free shot"?

Oh, and I still don't have a place on Ms. Malkin's blogroll, I recently noticed. Just an apology and a link in a prominent post.

She's got class, though, doesn't she: she apologizes to me and sends huge traffic this way, when actually I wronged her (and apologized for it...but again: too late).

Posted by: Nathan at July 14, 2004 10:50 AM

Better look again -- Lady Malkin has indeed "Blogrolled" you...and with a cool little "*" by your site name...whatever the heck that means...

Posted by: Dalin at July 14, 2004 11:06 AM

It means: "sexy as George Clooney". Or maybe just that I've recently updated...not sure.

But last time I looked I wasn't blogrolled. Dang. Am I destined to be wrong about everything this week?!?!??!! Sheesh.

Note to self: when you are in a hole, stop digging!

Posted by: Nathan at July 14, 2004 11:16 AM

But last time I looked I wasn't blogrolled. Dang. Am I destined to be wrong about everything this week?!?!??!! Sheesh.

This week? ;)

Posted by: Dalin at July 14, 2004 11:20 AM

My friend, if you are married you allready know the answer to your questions.....and it is the second or third most used comment I make to my better half. Right after "Yes dear" and "I love you"...."I'm sorry for (insert crime/offense here)...after all, I'm just a man."

Posted by: Guy S. at July 14, 2004 12:08 PM

Okay, Nathan, now I offered you a deal shortly after Michelle started her blog -- that I would repost your "prominent place of honor" link if you could get Michelle to blogroll me.

Since you've shown you can get it done... ;-)

Posted by: McGehee at July 14, 2004 12:39 PM

Well, now, I think perhaps the circumstances have changed somewhat...Perhaps we should be discussing what it takes to get a prominent location on my blogroll...?

Posted by: Nathan at July 14, 2004 01:25 PM

Dude, any position in your blogroll is a prominent one.

Especially any position that contains the name of my blog, but I wasn't going to point that out...

Posted by: McGehee at July 15, 2004 05:22 AM

Flattery will get you...somewhere. As soon as I figure out the location, I'll let you know.

Posted by: Nathan at July 15, 2004 08:07 AM
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