Monday, October 31, 2005

To McSweeney's, With Love

The following is from a Saturday email to a friend (who oft looks uncannily like Gilbert Blythe and others times--less oft but more recently--like a rebel beach bum without a cause), himself a master blogster:

(Note: I'm desiring enough to be a regular blogster that I'm going to steal from my own emails. Maybe just this once. Maybe again, too. I know--I never write, I never call, I never leave a message.)

Let's be honest. There's a good chance you've considered all of the following things. But I just had a moment, lying almost flat on my back in my bed in my room, with my head propped up on two pillows and chin resting on my chest, laptop on my lap, which was formed by my knees being propped and bent so-and-so (are you with me?), laughing. I laughed aloud, more than once, more than once.

So, consider.

(which I found from following your link to stupidramblings to his link to Eric Snider's blog)--the entry for Oct. 7 and its attendant link to .

Which is especially funny because today, when brainstorming with a friend for his Halloween costume, I came across the same website, different entry, and laughed and laughed. (Maybe I just laughed once.)

This entry I found because we typed in "halloween costume ideas" or something, and the first three or four pages were (a) silly and (b) the first three or four pages. (In other words, if he'd pulled a costume idea from these pages, and someone else in the ward had also googled for costume ideas and had seen his idea, then it would be a let-down, a disappointment, not a triumph.) So I picked a random high number in the page links (like 9 or something) and la la, McSweeney's.

Heavens, I'm sick. (Literally so.) Which is why I'm convalescing (and lying in bed) on a Saturday afternoon. Let's also ascribe said sickness to my lack of (a) coherence and (b) punch.


Limon said...

Desperation is the mother of blogging. I think.
I am going to be a salt shaker. I was going to be an amputee, but I couldn't find a saw of any sort. Boo. (the disappointed kind, not the scaring kind.)

Th. said...


My, you're an erratic blogger.

Anyway, I just hit that same link as well. And Edgy and I were just discussing McSweeney's.

I don't know if I like it or not.

More on this ... likely never.

ambrosia ananas said...

Hey, saw your link on Limon's and thought I'd say hi. Hope you're enjoying school and whatnot.

Sarah Louise said...

I wrote a comment last week to welcome you all to the blog, etc., but it wasn't pithy or somethingsomething, there was a computer thing, and then la la, I look today, and there was no comment. I didn't post it. But welcome! You're all celebrities to me (from Limon's blog), and for the occasion, I used an exclamation point. (This I don't often do.)

Limon said...

Thanks for the exclamation point. I wish you weren't so involved in torts that you couldn't post anything. I miss that Sarah humor (& Co. isn't bad either).