Thursday, January 8, 2009

It's been way to long!

My deepest and darkest fear was realized over the course of the past two weeks as I neglected my blog more than I neglected my 3 pet gerbils in 4th grade. Pele, Jordan, & Pippen were my first shots at parenting. Little did I know, the fumes from remodeling the downstairs of our house would be strong enough to claim all three lives. Why didn't I move them upstairs? I neglected them, hence, their lives were lost. It was a painful loss. We buried them in an old cheeto balls tin in our backyard under the hammock which was hung between two fence posts under a large evergreen. Two months later our dog, Smokey, unearthed them.

I hope to never neglect my loyal readers again. You deserve at least one post a week, and at least one post a week I shall write.

My email has been overflowing with questions & concerns of my bearings. I've included excerpts from my 3 favorite:

1. "Has anyone seen the author of 'a blog' Last known whereabouts was Wisconsin. He is said to be a tall, dreamy, and elusive man, with the ability to grow facial hair rapidly".
- redbeard

2. "Much like a cheddar cheese that is put in a cellar to age for 10 years, the anticipation of the return of 'a blog' may be to sharp for some, but true fans always want more".
- Thor

3. "What does 'a blog' and Brett Favre have in common? No one is sure if they are retired or not".
- Mr. Miller

I'm back, friends; I assure you, I'm back for good.

After reading fan mail for several hours last night, I got to thinking: "What's the deal with the name of this blog: 'a blog'?" (I never know whether the " goes before the ?/./! or after - little help?)

Anyhow, when I started this blog, I never could have anticipated the enormous amounts of feedback I've received and the jaw-dropping number of "followers" I have (nine - not that I'm counting). That being said, I think it's time to improve the name of 'a blog'.

I'll be accepting ideas for this historic change (think the Oklahoma State University Tigers changing their name to the Cowboys in the early 1900s - very historically similar) for the next 10 days, with the final suggestions being accepted on Jan 18th. Please type your ideas at the bottom of this post in the comments section. A cash prize will be awarded to the winning idea!

Lastly, I'm sure many of you have been overflowing with anxiety to hear stories on the Mustache Wedding. Check back Tuesday (we'll be returning to our regular scheduling), to read all about the fantastic times we had rocking our disgustaches.

Happy 2009!

The Toph


Molly Mc said...

Miller disagrees with me, but I think "a blog" is good...but whatever you're comfortable with.

Andy Miller said...

Redbeard, Thor and Mr. Miller are kinda pushy guys!!

I am wondering what a play on words with something from OSU could get you for a blog title.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I am leaning toward using a song title or some lyrics to a song for the title of the blog like: "You, me and Julio down by the schoolyard"
"Viva La Vida"
"Warwick Avenue"
Any of the Dashboard song titles or lyrics that might strike you like: "This might sound trite, but I could always be wrong"

Anyway, that is my suggestion, let me know what you think.