May 26, 2003
D/Blogging Contest Part III

Hello again.

Amazing to me, and probably only me, about this blogging-thingy, is how I post something, forget what I've said, remember it, think: "Oh My God!!! What was I saying?@!", frantically re-read what's been written, spot ten stupid typos, erase three extraneous paragraphs, consider that the few who do read this page most likely never visit after things have been fixed, if indeed they're ever fixed - because that's just not the way life works, is it, Andrew? - and also, lately, I consider how this contest has pushed me to the wall.

Seriously, the experience of realizing how unproof-readable what I've been writing is is just the absolute worst and I hate it. I really don't think it's at all fair that d's allowed to have a proof-reader on staff (I'm only saying). And while on this subject, two days ago, I actually sat, desperate to produce something-anything, and typed: "On How To Recover From Believing In Meat Trees In Public," convinced this title held some secret promise. My opening line: "People rarely ask me what it's like having a blog, as I get the sense they can generally tell," had me sitting there, waiting to see where it would go.

Stumbling across these two sentences a few minutes ago, it struck me their finest quality was their incompletion. I'm not asking you to imagine what I was going through at the time, no-no. I only ask you appreciate that though it could have go on from there, it would have been terrible, and I saw this in time.

Perhaps this is what they call growth. Or wait-- what am I saying here?

I can't believe it though. Not only am I in the race-- I'm in first place!! I mean, why isn't everybody hugging me right now?!

Um... Hello?

Posted by at May 26, 2003 10:21 PM

You are? Damn, I should have made that Matrix thing into ten separate posts.

Posted by: D on May 27, 2003 01:05 AM .

Yeah, that Matrix post of yours might count for 5 posts as it is.

It's made it impossible for me to want to see reloaded, as I'm convinced you're right, though I know two and a half hours of my life, and at least a twleve of my dollars, must be parted with before I'm entitled to agree.

Posted by: on May 27, 2003 10:38 AM .

Ah the commodification of culture - it's a big part of why I saw it. Suddenly you have to pay $13.50 to carry on conversations with people.

But I confess, against all odds (as I didn't like the first film), I was excited to see this one - possibly I caught Matrix fever from the hordes of people around me who were wetting their pants with anticipation. I work at a sci-fi channel, after all.

Posted by: D on May 27, 2003 10:56 AM .

Thank you for explaining to me why my pants are always wet. They have dried since, but now they're hard and they cut my skin.

Posted by: king on May 27, 2003 11:04 AM .

You were unaware you were a carrier for Matrix-fever? Think how many people you could have infected!

And y! I may have caught up to you now! Except I can't count, so tell me... who's winning?

Posted by: D on May 27, 2003 05:12 PM .

I count 46 entries to 44 (in my favour.) I also can't count though, and this could be a problem for us. An impartial judge, perhaps? Someone who will have no trouble seeing Boo-Yeah constitutes a post?

Who am I kidding? - I'm going to roll over and die in the days to come, I can feel it. But I got us both beyond 45, Sanks, so I already won!

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