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My iPhone chimes, "New mail!" I check it: eight new comments on old posts from strangers.


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My iPhone chimes, "New mail!" I check it: four new comments on old posts from strangers.

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My iPhone chimes, "New mail!" I check it: five new comments on old posts from strangers.

What the hell is going on?

My iPhone chimes, "New mail!" I check it: two new comments on old posts from strangers, and one of them congratulates me.

What for? Seriously, what the fresh hell is happening to my blog?

This went on all day yesterday. I truly had no idea what was happening and had no time at work to figure it out. It wasn't until about 7:30 last night that I began to understand that this here little hobby of a blog had been chosen by The Blogger Team as the Blog of Note for the day. To say this is an honor is an understatement. I never dreamed this corner lot in Blogaritaville would get this kind of traffic or following. It's like someone built a water park at the end of the street. And if I'm going to be honest, it's a little overwhelming and intimidating.

Hello, all you new people! We here at EILCC HQ are excited to have you but could you please not track internet dust into the lobby? We just had new floors installed. And you? Yeah, you over there sitting on the red couch? Please put your feet on the floor. Thank you.

According to the "Historie and Nature of Blogs of Note" the criteria for selection includes "good writing, good design, or original content or concept, or I just liked the name." This is fairly broad and leaves me wondering, why this one? At one time I'd have said Obscenity Week brought all the boys to the yard, but things have aged and slowed and tamed over here since then. I may never know why this blog was chosen so I'll be grateful rather than trying to analyze it:

THANK YOU BLOGGER TEAM AND EVERYONE WHO HAS STOPPED BY!

I hope I can live up to the hype. I suppose I'll move forward from this moment just being me since that's what got me here, The Land of Infinite Internet Fame and Fortune. My first act of keeping it real will be to go outside and pick up all the poop left in the back yard by these two adorable ruffians when they stayed at EILCC HQ last week:

Hello, Babysitter Lady!
We're the cutest Jehovah's Witnesses to ever visit your door.
Also, you need to paint your porch.

70 comments:

jacksofbuxton said...

Just another ping on your iphone from a new stranger.

love the blog.

Cora said...

Gwennie Gwennie Gwennie, I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO freaking excited for you!!!!

Hear that ominous crashing sort of noise? Hmm? That was me doing cartwheels down the hallway in your honor, lady!

(Don't worry, I'll sweep up the broken glass and Count Chocula later.)

First things first: CONGRATULATIONS!!!! There's another boob-honking in your future next time I see you, and who knows, maybe I'll even throw in an ass grab while I'm at it.

((((HUGS))))

SkylersDad said...

Your iPhone chimes, "New mail!"

Oh look! It's just another congratulatory comment from an old reader. Well not an "old" reader, an "experienced" reader. No, that doesn't sound good either.

Let's just say I am so happy I have been following you a long time, and for most of that time just typing comments instead of actually following you, with my video camera... and night vision goggles.

Megan said...

Congratulations! :)

Adam said...

Blogaritaville > Blogosphere.

Love your entries!

Amy, Woman Exploding said...

Cutest puppies!! Congrats on your award!

Sass said...

And to say I knew you when...

When?

Hmm.

Wait.

What was that?

I'm so confused.

CON-GRAB-YOU-LATIONS!

LegalMist said...

Congratulations! I won't pretend I know why they only just now got around to recognizing the fantastic with a side of awesomesauce that is EILCC, but I'm glad you're finally getting recognized for your wonderful blog. :)

Mommy Lisa said...

Wow - that is like the coolest thing EVER! I have never been the cool kid who was following BEFORE someone became a Blog of Note.

Enjoy!

commoncents said...

VERY COOL!!

Congrats on being a BON! I love your homepage!!

Steve
Common Cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

FrogCheeks said...

Congrats!! You deserve the attention!!

Dr Zibbs said...

Awesome!!

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I saw u on Blog Note...omg. u made me laugh... Not having a good month at all... I will be your newest follower...thank u for making me laugh.

Eva Gallant said...

Congratulations!!!!

hello haha narf said...

you deserve good things. maybe i'll finally get around to mailing you the damn butter dish i promised you forever and a half ago. not that a butter dish is a good thing. but presents in the mail totally count as good things!

so anyhow, yaaaaaaaaaaaay, you!

otherworldlyone said...

Congrats, lady. :)

P.s. - Any new developments on your end per our recent email conversation?

lesinfin said...

Hi, Gwen!
Congrats on your blog of note! I'm new. Cool place. Hilarious writing! I'm in!
xoxo

Jan said...

Congrats on B.O.N.!
Just had to leave a comment following quick perusal of your profile.
An interest in the Arts&Crafts movement AND Arctic Monkeys? ...
I'm intrigued.
Bookmarking you
:)

Holyoke Home said...

Woot! Great post. Congrats on the well-deserved blog of note. Enjoy the ride! (also? My boston terrier says hi to one of the Jehovah Witnesses)

Kelli C. said...

Wow, congratulations!

Kelli C.
http://pathsofnature.blogspot.com

florida mango said...

I happen to be a part of that group of strangers but I will no longer be a stranger because I have nothing better to do at work.

Love your blog Gwen!

Stacie's Madness said...

I always knew you'd be famous. :)

katrocket said...

YAY!!!! So who do I have to sleep with to become a "Blog of Note"? (please say it's you. I miss you!)

nice job Gwennie!!

Jennifer Scavone said...

congrats on being a blog of note! please follow mine at http://jenniferscavone.blogspot.com

how did you become a blog of note? ive been trying. =(

nice blog!

Jenahlee said...

I'm a newbie too....as a school librarian myself I just love the entries about the library....especially the one about Oprah's book list! :)

Leslie said...

for me when i looked at the blogs of note i was attracted to your blogs name - its catchy! but i will have to continue reading to see if it qualifies for the other catagories!

ttmac said...

Ha, made you ping! Congrats to one of my funniest besties! XOXO -ttmac

Scope said...

Sorry I'm late. Hope the party isn't over yet. I brought a bottle of "The Devil"! ;-)

commoncents said...

CONGRATS!! LOVE YOUR BLOG!!

Steve
Common Cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

♥ T said...

Congrats! & aww I love the doggies :)

http://whatshernameslittlesecrets.blogspot.com/

J.J. in L.A. said...

If you ever figure out how you got chosen (which is well deserved, btw!!! Is that enough sucking up?) would you put in a good word for me? Or maybe I should re-title my blog, "Poor Little Crippled Girl in L.A." Yeah, that'll do it. ; ) *snort*

Brian Bedell said...

Another day, another stranger making a post to yoru comment sheet. Great looking blog. Seriously, keep up the good work and you are sure to get more accolades than just blog of note! I bow to you and commend you on your accomplishment.

Brian Bedell
http://analternatetruth.blogspot.com/

Red Nomad OZ said...

Hey, I never saw a JW THAT cute before!! Maybe they only send the ugly ones to Australia??

Happy travels!!

Rachael said...

You blog must be booming by now.

I have never seen Jehovah's Witnesses like that before, but I bet they're just as pestering as the ones I get...but who cares when they're that cute ay.

Mr London Street said...

Congratulations.

Life, Laughter and Paris said...

Congratulation! Well deserved. Your posts are great.

Carla Buchanan said...

Love your blog of note and I can totally relate to the iphone! It is so great for everything except making phone calls
Carla Buchanan
http://carlabuchanan.blogspot.com/2010/10/celebrity-fashion-trend-2010-bold.html

Ecoblogical said...

Congrats!

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Look at you, Fancy Pants! I can say I knew you when and then nobody will believe me and call me a name dropper.

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Oh shit, it's you gwen! sorry I was busy spamming. congrats on getting BONed.

cupcakelady said...

Congrats!

Sneha said...

Hey...Here s one more stranger following u 4 what u r weather u like it or not..;)

Chef Matt and Megs said...

Wow, congrats! Your blog has to really stand out to get the blog of note and it does! It's as unique as it is amusing and very entertaining all at the same time...well deserved! Feel free to stop by lowly blog (although I think it's the best blog I've done yet but not compared to yours) anytime, and give me advice @ WWW.LIVINTEJAS.BLOGSPOT.COM
It'd be an honor to have you join my blog. Best Regards From Texas, Matt

Some Guy said...

I'm very proud of you, Gwen! It is a well-deserved honor.

Son of a Thomas said...

Congratulations!
I mean, I can't get anyone to look at my blog or comment but I am HAPPY for YOU though. It must be great to have someone read your thoughts and find them funny, or insightful. I wouldn't know but I imagine it would be.
And I am not jealous of you blog. Just your boobs.

Renaissance Woman said...

Congrats to you! Finally the world knows we those of us who have been reading for years...you are amazing.

Jan said...

Great little blog you've got here...such an entertaining read. Ergo and therefore - you deserve the accolades!

Wickzki said...

Congrats on the blogger. Nice blog you have - great name! :)

You've motivated me to keep posting in my new blog. Congrats

Wickzki from Melbourne, Australia

WendyB said...

I'd open the door to those visitors!

Allan! said...

Congratulations on the BON!

Donda said...

CONGRATS! I am here because your blog of note has a cool title!

Brett said...

My blog of note moment happened a couple of years ago and reading your post brought it all back, a quite Friday afternoon and a quick check on the stats show 100 visitors (10x the norm) a run down stairs to tell the wife and then back up stairs to find another 100 visitors in the last 5 mins! over a weekend at theat time i would normally get 25 visits, that weekend 11,000, great times.

Caren Gittleman said...

as someone else said above "I am a ping on your iphone from a stranger!" but I won't be a stranger much longer because I LOVE your wit and I LOVE your blog!

I am your newest follower!

Cat Chat http://opcatchat.blogspot.com

angie on maui said...

PING!

Congratulations for making BON! I've only this one post and I can already tell that I like you. :) You're hysterical!

JNetFromUnity said...

Just throwing this out there, I got mildly creeped out because I am indeed sitting on a red couch, and my feet are on the coffee table in front of me.

great stuff :)

mdub said...

PING!

hahaa

had to follow, it's a good blog! I'll even click the ads for you! ha ha

Saffire said...

Congrats on making Blog of Note :) I love your blog.

Cyndi said...

Congratulations! I found your blog through blogs of note and I absolutely love it! Keep blogging and enjoy your new found fame! :)

Courtney Clydesdale said...

I love your design and layout. Looks great!

JC said...

I like this blog. Also, relevant to my interests: those are the only Jehovah's Witnesses I would want to talk to, ever.

Jennifer said...

haha i love your blog site
you shouldnt be to surprised
happy that they did pick you cause then it'd be unfortunate if i never got to read your blog! its very fun (=

dennicapearl said...

congratulations :D


<3 dennica pearl
- through the eyes of a pearl
- vintage shop

Vanessa said...

Hooray for you! Isn't the iPhone mail sound exciting... and then probably really annoying. Have you turned it off yet?

StageFiveClinger said...

Congrats!

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Demonstrative Psychosis said...

Hype? Nay! You are a jackrabbit of hope!

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Jasmine said...

ping from new zealand!lol hi from my side of the world...

Mermanda said...

First.

Just kidding. Congrats on your honor. I tried to bribe those assholes to make my blog famous but no one would return my messages.

xo

words...words...words... said...

Gwendolyn, I'm just catching up on blogs now...but WOW! Congratulations! You do pretty much have the best blog title in the universe, so I'm sure that played a part. It must be so gratifying to have so many people come see the place. Although now it will be hell getting a table in here. Damn hipsters.

Kold_Kadavr_flatliner said...

Babe-O-licious, I'd love to make-out with you, dollface. Can you RSVP at my BIG-ol, kick-ass, party-hardy in Heaven, girl, where we'll celebrate our resurrection for the length of eternity? Cool? Meet me Upstairs, girly. I'm a fab-you-lous nekk'r. God blessa youse -Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL.

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