Monday, August 2, 2010

Blog-roll update

Wow. I’m really behind on adding people, and honestly, I don’t know where some of you are coming from. Maybe I should rephrase that to wonder why the tens of you are stopping by, unless it’s just out of sheer curiosity to see what tangent I’m taking this week. Not that I’m complaining, and I’m not fishing for reassurances, but as an unpopular kid growing up, I find it amusing that people stop by on purpose, and it’s not to try to T.P. my dad’s trees.

First of all, I am very remiss in not adding bluesun at Dead Man Dance sooner. He’s been commenting since the beginning, and has stuck with me from bayoneting pot roasts to making 18th century gingerbread to listening to me (of all newbies!) offer thoughts on carrying a concealed pistol.

I’ve added Daddy Bear’s Den with whom I have that whole “middle-aged parent” thing going on, and The Clue Meter.

Ah, and the Blazing Orange. He was one of the first bloggers I met in Charlotte before the “Agh! Too many people for me to remember!” thing hit. I know he can pick me out of a police line-up because he and Caleb were standing back-to-back checking out who was taller, just as I stood up from behind the table and tried to scoot past them. It was kind of funny, at least from my perspective, but maybe you had to be there. (And no, I’m not really 7 feet tall. Stop spreading rumors, JayG!)

Anyhow, if for some odd reason you link to this foolishness, I’ll show you mine if you show me yours let me know and I’ll reciprocate. Unless you creep me out, or something.


  1. Glad to know I don't creep you out!

    And your tangents can't hold a candle to my tangents. I don't even try.

  2. We show up because the stuff is good - foolish, funny, serious - it's all good. (and SD and Shorter Half to boot!) Thanks for writing!

  3. Thanks for the link! You're always a good read, and you never fail to bring a smile.

  4. Heh.

    Unc was the one who started the 7' tall rumor.

    She's really only 6' 11" folks...

  5. Aw, shucks.

    At first I thought my sister-in-law had started a blog without telling us, until I realized you were on the other side of the country. And, apparently, the revolution... ;-)

  6. D.W.,

    I really hate to tar everyone with the same brush, but (very) generally speaking, I've found there to be less of the "yahoo" factor (otherwise knowns as "Bubba's in buckskin") thing going on here on the conservative side of law and order, goodness and light, and don't forget the Divine right of Kings. *grin* I'm not saying there aren't some wonderful Continental units, because there really are, and I don't care what your impression is if it's done well, but what can I say? I was recruited by this particular group (I'm darned if I know why ...) and I am nothing if not loyal.

    And I hope my ancestor, John Hart, Signer of the DOI from NJ, has a sense of humor about it all.

  7. Heh. One of the first RevWar events I went to, in Detroit (well, Livonia) featured a duel between a British and an American officer. The Redcoat won the duel, the American Riflemen popped up and shot him and his second, and the French-Canadian auxiliaries to the Crown forces rushed out to scalp the dead, regardless of side.

    I was, in fact, recruited by the Grenadier Guards unit in Detroit, but there was no way I could have afforded it as a college student.

  8. "The Redcoat won the duel, the American Riflemen popped up and shot him ..."

    See? Yahoo factor. *grin* What happened to that whole American "we pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor" thing?