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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Monika and Douglas

Exactly today one year ago: I rode the big wave of the bloggoverse (also known as blog-explosion) and hit a site called "Waking Ambrose". You can magine my delight and as I was about to hit the "next blog"-button for a quick get-away... something made me open the comment section and I read the seven previous comments and decided to get away even quicker.

What a bunch of smart-asses I thought. And so out of my league and vocabulary style. But it doesn´t hurt to be polite, so I left a simple comment and left, ready never to visit again-because why surround yourself with smart people when you can find stupid ones and feel better about yourself?!

But I made my bill without the dawg. He stalked me back to my place and made me return. It is hard to refuse when you see that tail wagging.
Little did I know that a year later I would be one of those regulars hanging out on that sarcastic playground, trying to outdo each other.

The level of teasing, wit and class has become my daily bread. As it has for many of you. I met a bunch of you over there and I am glad you decided to join me over here. Less elegant and smart, yet refreshingly simple :) A place to kick back your shoes and pull up a chair, versus biting your nails and coming up with something you shouldn´t be thinking in the first place!

Doug, you are wonderful and I hope you know it. Here is to the next year...Cheers!

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At 13:03, Blogger Fred said...

So....the rest of us are stupid? :)


At 13:57, Blogger brian said...

Woof, Woof. How do dawgs bark in German, or Icelandic?

At 14:19, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

ha ha Fred!

Monika, what a lovely tribute to the blogging dawg.

Waking Ambrose is my daily bread too. Equally important are my frequent trips to this little corner of Iceland. I've met a lot of great people through Doug's blog, you're one of them


Yay, third!

At 15:17, Blogger G said...

Brian - my guess - Voof Voof!

Monika - nice post. And actually, just what I thought - who are these snarky smart asses? Until you get drawn in. You're right -that's it, what draws me over to your place, refreshingly simple - "simply said - search for simplicity"?

Okay, we're celebrating your anniversary back over at Doug's, so come on back. The party is getting a little out of hand and I fear the luminary of a police officer's flashlight can't be far off.

At 18:56, Blogger ariel said...

"why surround yourself with smart people when you can find stupid ones and feel better about yourself?!" LOL Monika! yeah, we and our plans. I can hardly believe last summer was a year ago, though. seems only a couple months...

At 19:46, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I followed that crazy Bohemian to Doug's place. One itty bitty comment. Then I went back a few days later. Another itty bitty comment. And now...oy...slight addiction to the dog's blog.

Happy Blogiversary - or however I spelt it over there. Oh yeah...we're partying it up. Just for you and Doug. We're generous that way.

At 21:08, Blogger SquareGirl said...

I must admit, your avatars look quite adorable together!

At 21:09, Blogger Cowgirl said...

Let's see....so many blogs I frequent go to Doug's, that I forget how I first got there. Lovely place...thanks for being one of the bloggers that makes it so.

At 21:56, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

And you forgot to mention that he is your brother now! (and ahem, ahem... y'all have a sister now too! ;-P)

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! (What a devilish anniversary at that might I add!)

At 22:30, Blogger tsduff said...

Hi Monika,

What a nice post. Your posts have all been so nice lately :-) Doug makes himself at home where ever he goes - and puts forth his witty pith along the way. (How's that for wit - ha ha) You are all a wonderful crowd to hang out with. It will be one year of blogging for me come the 16th of this month. Amazing.

At 22:43, Blogger actonbell said...

I agree that it all seemed so intimidating. I'm not a big-vocabularied person, either, and certainly not good at this sort of thing, but it's been lots of fun, hasn't it?

Happy anniversary!

At 22:58, Blogger Logophile said...

You know, that is just soooo sweet!
Long like the Douggy Dawg, Long live the Ice Queen, his sister.

At 23:32, Blogger Minka said...

Fred, nono..you hang out at Doug´s too...that means you are smart enough to surround yourself with inspiring people.

Brian, teh German dog says: WAU WAU
the Icelandic one says-I have no clue- I cna hardly pronounce "bread" in a convincing way! :)

kyahgirl, third is good...it leaves room for imroving;) And thank you for saying that!

g- that was funny, but I have to shake my head in consideration of my German blood! *voof voof* And "g" you did a wonderful job hosting the dawgs blog today. It figures he goes of galavanting with freedom searchers, all teh while ignorong our big day. Men!

ariel, I totally agree. I feel it unfair that time moves faster when you are a grown-up! Kids can´t wait fo rthe next day...do you think we could trade somehow?

jenna, I amglad you enjoying yourself in our honour. Another martini?

squaregirl...what do you mean our avatars? I am a talking penguin and dog is a somewhat frightening dog in that pic! We really look like that! Why do you think we are bloggers, imagine if we were to go out in public?!

cowgirl, thank you and right back at ye!

Miz B...youa re right. i should have somehow mentioned my family tree of choice. Especially sinc eit is so much better than the real thing :)

tsduff, 1 year! That means a bloggoversay is coming up for you as well! Will there be cake? And dancing...and stuff. Uh...could I plan it? :)

actonbell, you of all people-scared?
But I have to admit, your mom was teh scariest one of teh bunch! :)

logo, mini wave in celebration of me and Doug :)

At 00:46, Blogger MyUtopia said...

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At 00:47, Blogger MyUtopia said...

Sometimes wit has a way of pulling you in and keeping you in the bullpin.

At 01:16, Blogger Tim Rice said...

Isn't it interesting who all we meet through blogging from our diverse circumstances yet we all usually enjoy and benefit from it.

At 02:20, Blogger SquareGirl said...

Hahaha! I personally would love to see a talking penguin and a dog out in public! That would be quite entertaining for me...by the way, I am really and literally a square.

At 05:14, Blogger Doug said...

OK, I came here with all kinds of tart-tongued nonsense but, apart from calling BS on all the unearned humility above, I'm really enjoying the lovefest. Thanks to all of you for the kind words and friendship.

Minka, Mädchen, Penguin, pal, it turned out to be a big day when you offered me your politeness and bigger ones since you learned to leave it behind. You're an extraordinary woman, a special friend and a 3-alarm riot. Both Waking Ambrose and I are better for knowing you.

At 05:14, Blogger Doug said...

Oh, and it's still June 6 here so this counts, dammit!

At 05:15, Blogger Doug said...

Do I have to go to my site now?

At 06:21, Blogger SquareGirl said...

Aww Doaug, Minkas sleeping I bet, but I bet she'd give you permission to stay and play instead of returning to your site...with all those avid guests who are anxiously awaiting you arrival.

You're much safer here, so as much as I'd advise you to stay, I have a feeling your sense of obligation will make you attend to your own eccentric commenters.

Anyway, A final happy blogiversarry to you borth and what species are penguins anyways?

And what is the traditional gift for one year blogiverssiaries ? I am so ucouth!

At 11:09, Blogger brian said...

Good morning Monika,

Wau-Wau? Sounds like a Barbie doll trying to hold it. New post up, see you around.

At 11:19, Blogger omsi8 said...

hæ moniga er bara gaman hjá þer

At 11:37, Blogger omar said...

hæ moniga para að brufa
ertu búin að batna ??? en hvað seigirðu fínt bara spir???

At 12:02, Blogger Doug said...

Squaregirl, I think this is the hardcopy anniversary.

At 14:05, Anonymous Joel said...

Minka...finally took the plunge and left a comment on Doug's site. Very scary but I've broken the ice and shed my lurking ways.

At 15:26, Blogger omar said...

moniga fegstu sgila boðin

At 15:39, Blogger Sar said...

Happy blogiversary again you two. I for one am proud to say I met my dear sistah at Doug's place back when she was still Monika and her avatar reflected her lovely self and her lovely birdies.

At 16:02, Blogger Minka said...

my utopia...ye sit has. It is the stuff that makes you smile and you canæt have enough of that!

Tim, it sure is. And I think it is mind-opening!

squaregirl, well...if you really are a square than join our club. Now imagine us three walking down the street. We sure would turn some heads :)

Doug, you came late...but you had teh right words. And I hope for your sake that 3-alarm riot is a good thing!
And I am afraid you ahve to go back to your place...last time I checked there were 7o-something comments :)
Good luck with it!

sqauregirl, the perfect gift is a salami-buddy according to the new Home in Style catalogue. page 43...upper left corner. Get the silver one :)

Brian...be right over! And Wau wau is much like the English "wow wow", which makles German dogs really cool!

omsi8, er að batna. Samt ennþá að gubba. Mikið gengur þér vel að blogga. Afar stolt af þér!

Doug, what now who?

Joel, yes I saw. You are really brave. We all had to dive into teh deep end and wait for teh big wave to hit us. But rest assured, you are ready for the ride. And if the host of that page is mean to you, you just let me know. I´ll pull his ears!

omsi8, hvað skilabóð? Meiniru í msn? Það er eitthvað ekki að virka hjá mér í dag!

Sar, that is right. We sure have been around that block for quite a while together :) I think teh two birdies was one of my first avatars...back in the days when I had no clue what avatar means :) I am glad we all got to meet!

At 16:24, Blogger Doug said...

Nope, Minka, you had a picture of yourself before the birdies. Oh, and I think the first anniversary is traditionally the "paper" anniversary, little computer gag there. Never mind me. A 3-alarm riot is big fun.

At 16:31, Blogger Minka said...

Douglas, douglas *shakes head slightly.
That is why I typed: "one of my first..."
That is it!: I am finding you an English tutour!

At 23:28, Blogger Doug said...

There are no American tutours.

At 02:36, Blogger Tom & Icy said...

Doug did a genius job of creating quite a wave in cyber space and people like you have made it crest.

At 08:59, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, and why should there? :)

Icy, that is so sweet of you to woof that. I know for a fatc that your bark had made quite a difference too. happy Thursday to you! By golly, I have to make a new post!

At 10:39, Blogger Doug said...

His boat was called the Kon Tiki!

At 10:50, Blogger Doug said...

He is said to have converted to Christianity after having had his throne carried to the beach and, having commanded the tide to go out got wet instead.

At 11:33, Blogger Minka said...

Douglas, all good clues *pad pad*
but sadly: incorrect!
Youa re such a Pushy Pushersson!

At 16:14, Anonymous shayna said...

one can't help but love the dawg...

Congrats on one year... :)

At 23:39, Blogger Doug said...

Is that a Norwegian cabbie?

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