Thursday, January 10, 2008

National Delurking Day

This is National Delurking Week, and today, Jan. 10, is the official Delurking Day, so step right out of the shadows. Tell me how you got here, or what you had for breakfast, or what you're reading right now, or what your favorite Dr. Seuss book is. (To make it fair, I will start by saying that I had a cappucino chip muffin, I'm reading Mr. Timothy by Louis Bayard, and my favorite Dr. Seuss is The Lorax.) Or, just do what the icon says and say hello!


Alicia said...

Lurker #1, showing herself.

I've read quite a bit, but I don't think I've ever posted.

I didn't realize that today was Delurking Day, but I'm glad you told, me because it gave me something to write about! And when I did, I realized that I was a lurker here.

My bad.

Alicia said...

Oh, also:

I have no idea how I got here. Oh, to this blog?! Probably followed a link from the board, or one of our board cohorts' blogs.

I had two cups of coffee and a mini Milky Way bar for breakfast. Followed by a Starburst and a slice of cheddar cheese.

I'm reading Sabbath and The History of Doubt. Actually, I'm not reading either of them, but they are both lying around waiting for me. And I just bought a new Tony Hillerman novel. The boys and I are listening to Dealing With Dragons during the commute to and from school.

My favorite Dr. Seuss book is Wacky Wednesday.

Anonymous said...


Your post about kids needing to know that grownups will keep them safe really stuck with me. In our house we are dealing with addiction and underlying rage issues, and I realized that my 11-year old son has become quite the codependent. He's constantly asking me if I'm OK. No, I'm not OK -- but for his sake, it's time to start acting like I am.

Anonymous said...

I think I may have commented on your blog before, but I'm not sure. I'm also a recent widow (10 months) and found your blog either from ywbb or from another widow blog.
I read your blog almost every day and am consistently impressed by how funny your daughter is and how clearly you express your love for her. - Gayle

jillian said...

Your honesty is refreshing in a wasteland of irony and snark. I am happy to stop lurking and say hello!

I arrived one day fresh off a broccoli casserole search and could not stop reading; I went all the way back to unravel the plot. I cried and cried. Oh! But I also often laugh at your misadventures with G. She reminds me of Ramona Quimby, Age 8.

I had Skippy on Bimbo* and coffee for breakfast (*the Wonder of Mexico) and have just begun reading the wonderful novel The Ladies of Grace Adieu.

your writing is so lovely. thank you, jillian

pgvet2 said...

Since I've commented on here before, hopefully that removes me from the Lurker category. I would hate to appear creepy.

I don't remember how I arrived at your blog. It might have been as complex as some maze of another blogs comments or as simple as I pushed the next blog button at the top of my own blog. I kept reading since my sister is a widow and I enjoy the way you write. Plus I live in the OC and I'm a single parent as well.

For Breakfast I had a Cherry Coke and two pieces of chocolate fudge. Niether of which I consume on a regular basis.

I hope you have a great new year. I think you are doing a good job with G and I'm impressed with your parenting skills. You seem to instinctivly know how to handle tough situations. Keep up the good work and hang in there.

God Bless.

Anonymous said...

I arrived via a comment that you made on another blog I regularly read. I love your writing and commenced to read your archives. Thanks for your honesty.

Oh, and I had a bagel for breakfast, no coffee...machine broke yesterday.

Jenny said...

Well, I'm a day late and I'm not exactly a lurker. But I'll play cause I'm that kinda gal. ;)

I got here from a link on my blog that is a result of you commenting on my blog as a result of following a link on Maria's blog. Simple, really.

Breakfast... gosh that was so long ago. Cold pizza, I do believe.

I'm reading The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Very good so far.

My favorite Dr. Seuss is The Lorax, without a doubt. I can't even read it aloud to the kids because I get so choked up.

Oh, and "Hello!"

suedaz said...

Found your blog via the YWBB.
Honest writing,fun parenting adventures.
Breaky was slim fast.
Just read A Time to Grieve.
Dr.Seuss book would be The Butter Battle Book or Hop on Pop...

Anonymous said...

Hi, it's NJN. Sorry I'm late.

Let's see - I got here originally from a shared widowboard. Today's breakfast was coffee and half a bagel on the run. Right now I'm reading the new Patricia Cornwell (Book of the Dead) and Al Gore's Assault on Reason. My favorite Dr. Suess? Either Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book or Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Pixilated Mum said...

I'm not really delurking ... but I'll post here.

You know me because of our shared IM-ness way back in the day when I was paid for my work. And so, you told me you had a blog, and I started reading it.

You gave choices of breakfast or what I'm reading or my favorite Dr. Seuss. My first is dull, and I don't care much for Dr. S. So, I'll choose the middle question. I'm reading "Jude the Obscure" by Thomas Hardy and "Wuthering Heights" by E. Bronte for an informal book club.

Your Middle-Named Friend
Maria : )

Yondalla said...


Actually I cam by to respond to your comment. I am also thinking about moving to Wordpress for the selective control. I won't make the entire blog private. Right now I have two different blogs. The private one doesn't see much activity except when I have a kid in the house who is making me particularly crazy. And that doesn't look like it will be happening for a while.