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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
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I’m funny! Ha! HAAAAA! Ha? Heh.

For reasons I can’t imagine, apparently I have been nominated for “Most Humorous Blog” honors by these kind people. Go figure. Upon hearing this I promptly curled up in a dark corner and muttered “Must be funny… mustn’t disappoint my audience…” And I thought up all kinds of laff-tastic entries that would prove just how funny I can be, proving only that I am desperately unfunny when the pressure’s on.

Anyway, I’m not winning, so I command thee to go forth and vote. I didn’t want to say anything, but those other blogs? They all have syphilis.*

(Normally I’m not one to toot my own bloggy horn, but last time I said nothing, and then--disgrace. Penury. Death. I won’t let it happen again, damn it.)

Also, today is National De-Lurking Day.


So sayeth Sheryl of the delightful Paper Napkin, and I do whatever other bloggers tell me to do. So say hello. Now. I think this is a bank holiday, too, so you can all go home from your jobs. They’ll tell you that if you leave you’ll be fired, but that’s all part of the holiday hijinks.

*Also, before you think, "Hey, syphilis! I wonder what that looks like!" and do a Google image search for syphilis, I warn you--DO NOT DO A GOOGLE SEARCH FOR SYPHILIS. I was hoping to link to some humorous cautionary poster, and instead saw--well, never you mind. It must never be spoken of. (Wow.)

Reader Comments (94)

Happy de-lurking day to you, too. Just started reading a few weeks ago because all my housemates read you. And you do make me laugh out loud. The google image search reminds me of when my friend and I were looking for info about the movie "Dick" and cleverly navigated to
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterJenn
I can't even remember how I found you (dooce, maybe?), but you are by far one of the funniest blogs I read, and I'd be honored to cast a vote in your direction. Your ratio of entries that make me laugh to total entries written is AT LEAST 100%, if not more. I'll consider myself happily de-lurked.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterLisa J
Consider me de-lurked. I was going to say that I also do what other bloggers tell me but then I went and googled syphilis. Too make it worse? Because I wasn't sufficiently ooked out I googled IMAGES of syphilis. Now I have STDs on the brain because someone up there said you were "the cream of the crop" and for a moment I thought they said you had the clap.

Congrats on your nomination. I'm off to vote for you now.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle
de-lurking myself :)

January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commenteranother Jules
I am having a very busy de-lurking day!
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterJen
Hi. My name's Emma, and I'm a lurk-a-holic.I agree that smock is one of the finest words in the english language.I can say without hesitation that I will never, ever google any known type of sexually transmitted disease.I admire your hilarity, and will go vote for you right this minute.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commenteremma
Hi. My name's Emma, and I'm a lurk-a-holic.I agree that smock is one of the finest words in the english language.I can say without hesitation that I will never, ever google any known type of sexually transmitted disease.I admire your hilarity, and will go vote for you right this minute.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commenteremma
I hope this means you're going to vote for me twice.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterAlice
Okay, fine, though I have sent you a hello comment before. Only because this wouldn't be America if I didn't send you holiday greetings on your chosen holy day.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterNew Blue Shoe
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commentersweetney
I am delurking to say I come by every couple of weeks (I don't get a lot of internet time) and you amuse me without fail, (except when you haven't updated).
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
31 minutes to delurk before the day is over. Thanks alot, by the way, you know I had to search. That'll cure you of any penchant for internet porn (not that I HAVE a penchant for internet porn, but if I did, I would TOTALLY be over it).
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterEm
I've been voting for you every time I vote :)

January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterchasmyn
Geez, this deluking thing takes some time. I have 20 blogs to go delurk at, so I think it's going to have to be De-Lurk Week for me. Anyway, I do read your site regularly. As a matter of fact, I check every day, so now I have the title "you deserve better but this is all I have" burned into my retinas.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterGinny
Wow. You have your own Commenting Army. What will you command us to do next week? (Note: NOT GOOGLING. THANK YOU.)

January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterjac
Well cookie, since yours is the only blog I read, of course I raced to register my vote, and you didn't even have to pay me. This time. Will refrain from googling the aforementioned affliction as the lunch hour is swiftly approaching this side of the pond. Happy New Year and vote people!
January 6, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterIrene
You know, I'm only delurking at places with reasonable commenting facilities. Thanks for using typepad. Thanks, too, for the syphilis warning. I mean, ewwww.
January 6, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria
De-lurking and voting today!

Love your blog and the great stories!
January 6, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterFred
Hello. Just found your blog via Suburban Bliss. I think you're funny. sure is hard to be when the pressure's on, though. That I know from experience. anyhow, consider me de-lurked and officially saying "hi". ~Liz
January 6, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterLiz
I read your blog frequently and I laugh my arse off.Can you hear the thump?

January 6, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMolly
Happy delurk and a prosperous new year.
January 6, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterBelgianwaffle
Another lurker decloaks for a moment. Love your blog when it's funny and even when it's not!
January 6, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterminty
I don't know what counts as lurking or what. Does reading a blog without commenting every time count as lurking? Because that's crazy. But getting a shout-out from everyone who reads your blog in a day is a good idea. Hello, friend!
January 6, 2005 | Unregistered Commenters-way
Congratulations on being a finalist! I'll de-lurk when you de-lurk...
January 6, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip
your website is so funny that i spent hours one slow day at work reading your archives and laughing until my jaw hurt. and yes, i have voted.
January 6, 2005 | Unregistered Commentererinire

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