Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Dutch Treat

=======UPDATED==12/7 11:00PM======
New answers added -- plus I reversed the order.
Note: Moni said we could all visit with her in New Mexico -- I'm willing to rent the bus!!!!

Let's do two lists.

1. What blogger would you most like to have lunch with? It can be someone you visit with daily, or maybe a blog you have only been too once. And, it is only for lunch, we are not asking about anything else. [NOTE: Your choice cannot be me. I only eat lunch with Rooty, in the car, on our way home from McDonald's.]

2. What visitor would you most like to know who it is? If you use a tracking service (Sitemeter, StatCounter, etc.) you can tell what city your visitors come from. All of us have frequent visitors who never leave comments, most don't. But is there that one visitor who you would really like to know about.

SO, in your comment, lunch with whom and why? and what visitor intrigues you and why? I'll recopy to list below.

-------------------------THE LISTS---------------------
LIST ONE - What blogger would you most like to have lunch with?

Suzi -- OK, Jim and Rooty won't eat lunch with us. Fine...I'll deal with it. I'd like to have lunch with Phoenix, Pixie, and Rob Thurman (local folks) plus out-of-towners Stan and Amber.

Phoexix -- I think it would be fun to have a big lunch gathering with Kim (phoenix-rising.net/blog), Kimberlyn (kimcstl.blogspot), Lon (obilon.blogspot), Andrew Cairns from Austrailia, of course you Jim, and Meagan (hopefully she'll play piano for us), and Suzi Chen. Maybe Suzi can cook some fried rice for us.

Meagan -- Well, first off, I think it would be like a non-stop laugh-fest to have lunch with Jim, Stan, Me, Phoenix, Suzi, Scott, and David Amulet all together. A big enough group of bloggers who are all semi-familiar with each other enough to not have those awkward UPC-code-inspired silences.

And Jim, maybe we could rent a mini-van so we can all drive-through McDonalds, that way you and Rooty can be involved also.

But, one-one-one, I would like to have lunch with Emily (emilyrenee.blogpost.com) because I think we have so many similarities beyond the fun silliness. We only met in blogworld and I really wonder if we'll ever meet for real.

Stan -- Since I've actually had a meal with half of my blog friends at one point or another, and I can't choose Jim and Rooty, that narrows down the field considerably. I'd have to choose Kristen, because I think that we'd get along just as well in person as we do in the blogosphere. She'd have to be okay with my girlfriend coming along. ;)

Jim -- I would like to have lunch with Stan, probably because of our shared preoccupation with inconsequentials, but in person there would probably be awkward silences followed by my beating him senseless for reciting random UPC codes during dessert. I would take Moni, Suzi, Maegan, Phoenix, Scott, and the rest of you to dinner (with cake).

LIST TWO - What visitor would you most like to know who it is?

Suzi -- Regular reader from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Who the heck is this who visits almost every day?

Phoenix -- That's so weird, Jim, because I have a frequent visitor from Ontario as well, right from the very beginning. No idea who they are. Also, I have someone from Saskatchewan that has been to my blog over 100 times. Maybe the Canadians are mad at me for all my wisecracks!

Meagan -- I am not nearly savvy enough to keep track of my sitemeter. It's through bravenet and I guess I just haven't figured it out yet. However, when I created that silly quiz, there was a Diana and a Tom who took it. They both got 70% right, so must be somewhat regular readers. Neither of them have ever commented. Diana and Tom! Who are you!?!

Stan -- I used to have a frequent visitor whose ISP was a UPS in New Jersey, but when I publicly asked who the person was, they mysteriously disappeared. These days I'm seeing a bunch of hits from an ISP in Hickory, NC, and I can't think of anyone I know who lives there.

Jim -- I have a visitor from Toronto Ontario, I also used to have an IM chat buddy from Toronto, and every time I see Toronto I wonder if it is him. It was a very causal chat buddy, I didn't even save his IM address, it's just on of those things that sticks in your mind.

22 comments:

stan said...

Jim - thanks for choosing me, I didn't expect it. It warms my heart, like a cup full of 747599620010.

[I'm deleting the parts of the comments that I copied to the two lists.]

stan said...

Guess you changed your mind.

Jim said...

Stan -- I was rewording the paragraph, hit upload, and Blogger ate everything -- will someone please tell them to feed the hampster -- anyway, I had typed the original in Notebook and reloaded that -- the XXXXX's were temporary until I could retype the changes -- I lost a complete post yesterday that I did not recreate -- "recover post" seems to disappear when you need, you know, to recover a post

stan said...

What the crap is up with Blogger these days anyway? Have I finally created too many blogs?

Jim said...

yes, Stan, it is all your fault -- yesterday was terrible -- then this morning my template got messed up -- and, they had word veritifcation on my posts (not on my comments) which is a real pain, they thought I was a spammer, which they finally removed -- sorry, it's snowing and I'm whinning!!!!!!!! I have had to shovel part of the the driveway twice today -- and yes, fellow bloggers in st.louis I know you didn't have any or much -- whine, whine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meagan said...

Zrharc has that post word verification too. It's kind of crazy how blogger just decides who gets it.

Jim: I like chocolate cake best. Thanks.

love meagan

Jim said...

post verification was annoying the first time, the second time it was infuriating!!!!!

he needs to click on the little question mark, then follow the links until he gets to a form to fill out to have a real Google person look at the site and verifier that he is not a spammer

stan said...

he needs to click on the little question mark...

Appreciate that, Jim! I hadn't figured out where to deal with that nuisance. :) Though in retrospect it seems obvious.

Jim said...

I wrote a post about my ongoing problems with Blogger and post verification, but Blogger crashed and it vanished, that's whent the "recover post" link disappeared.

stan said...

It's a conspiracy. Mulder and Scully are looking into it.

The Phoenix said...

Jim - I'm with Meagan, I love chocolate cake.

moni said...

Well, thanks Jim. I love chocolate cake but I have a better plan - come see me, bring along your other blogger buddies and I will bake you a really super chocolate cake - and, a tex mex meal too!

The Phoenix said...

tex-mex? oh man, me likey tex-mex

Ms. RTB said...

Oh, did I say something bad in my comment and it got deleted or blocked?

Jim said...

It's Jim is PG or whatever is more conservative than PG.

Willow said...

I had to think about it a while before I posted.

Meagan said...

Are Moni and Phoenix the same person? I noticed that the Moni link at the top of your post goes to The Phoenix's blog...

Jim said...

Yes, Moni and Phoenix are the same person

Jim said...

temp post

Visitor From Toronto said...

Jim,

I visit your site from Toronto, not sure if it is me you notice in your stats. We do not know each other, and I honestly cannot remember who linked to one of your posts that brought me here in the first place. I enjoy the thoughts & observations in your posts.
Keep up the good work.
Rick

Meagan said...

Ooh!! One mystery solved!

Jim said...

yeh, Meagan, pretty neat!!!!!!!