To Do:  1. Get Hobby 2. Floss

Here's what I need to do: 1. Get Hobby, 2. Floss. Blogging just gets in the way.


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Change of Pace


Lately, I just haven't been into this blog. I think we're growing apart. Maybe we need to try something new. Tell me, is there something you'd like to see here? A burning question? Is there a post that you'd like a follow up to?

This blog is temporarily in your hands.

Mist 1


121 Comments:

At 1:33 AM, Blogger The King said...

In my hands, eh? I like things in my hands. I'm a hands on kind of guy.

I'd like to shake your hand. You've given me much enjoyment during my visits here.

So here's to you, I'm giving you a hand.

Clap, clap, clap. (Louder than it reads.) Clap, clap, clap. (I'm just giving you a hand, not the clap)

 
At 2:26 AM, Blogger Pie said...

You are a fantastic writer, I love reading your posts and your feedback to comments.

As for what to write about next? I don't know, depends why you're writing I guess. I could imagine you writing serious news articles but injecting them with your wit, or some kind of story project - something collaborative with the readers maybe?

 
At 3:27 AM, Blogger Avitable said...

Not feeling it? You should do a video post. I can't believe you would run out of stories about your life, and you're still so young. And hot.

 
At 3:52 AM, Blogger My Reflecting Pool said...

Uh-oh. I love how you describe the back woodsy stuff, your friends, the life you "live" whether its going to a bar, or taking off your pants in front of the fridge. Have a shot of vodka and try again. You are too creative to not be feeling it.

 
At 4:02 AM, Blogger Vengelyne said...

Photo blog of yourself.

 
At 5:28 AM, Blogger WanderingGirl said...

I have been wondering for some time about how you come up with 5 posts a week that are so unique and funny! Do they pop into your head every morning? Do you keep a list of post ideas to keep you going? I think your blog is as funny as my real life, and that's saying something!

 
At 5:32 AM, Blogger Rachel said...

Sounds like you need a sabbatical. Take a break, catch your breath, and meditate on what direction you want to take this. Only you can decide, really. Usually this sort of thing happens when your creative spark wants to do something new, try new venues of expression. What have you been longing to write about, but felt you couldn't becuae it didn't fit, for some reason or another?
For instance, do you want take a more serious approach? Do you want to shift your focus away from you to something or someone else? Or do you want to change your format, style, or voice?

Or maybe you just need a break. :) I look forward to learning your decision. you're posts have always been a delight to read. (You're part of my wake up routine.)

Good luck!

 
At 5:48 AM, Blogger karma lennon said...

Maybe you do need a break. At least from writing here. Sometimes when I get writers' block for something I'm working on, if I switch to a different project eventually it'll break. Or you just might need a sabbatical altogether. Do what's best for you. :)

 
At 6:01 AM, Anonymous hellohahanarf said...

like wanderinggirl, i've wondered how daily you come up with such a witty take on seemingly normal events. if you need a break take it, but i think that is what got you to this point in the first place. damn vacation took you from us!!

if you want post suggestions, here ya go: election crap, strollers in crowded places, stale chocolate chip cookies, baseball games, vitamins, small penises, macs v. pcs, tammy faye passing...you want me to keep going?

 
At 6:11 AM, Blogger Lee said...

I'm with WanderingGirl. I've been amazed at how prolific and steadily funny you are. Whatever you should decide to do, thank you for making me spit my coffee all over my computer so many times.

 
At 6:30 AM, Blogger WNG said...

If you need a break, Mist, take it. I'm thinking that what you really need to do is get pissed off about something. I mean REALLY pissed off. It'll all come pouring out then. I could say mean things about your shoes if you need me to...

 
At 6:35 AM, Blogger Mystic Wing said...

When in doubt, take a creative risk.

 
At 6:46 AM, Blogger Tera said...

*Sigh* You and Fringes have made me very sad with this blog-break...All I know is that when you start to get into it again, you have got to bring it even better than before...if that's possible?

 
At 6:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a few topics to consider:
seafood
see food
smooth vs. hairy
shoe salesmen

 
At 6:54 AM, Blogger Michael C said...

Have you thought about Q and A???

 
At 7:20 AM, Blogger c j. said...

say WHAT?! you're so consistently witty. *cries*. anyway, take a break if you need to, but take your time.
j.
ps: i hope this has nothing to do with being entertained on a regular basis

 
At 7:32 AM, Blogger turnerBroadcasting said...

Something beautiful and pure.
Nice.

Well this takes me right back to origins. Which is a nice place to be.

Not here.

If you know of a person whose name turns into gold, she has my contact.

The clue here is to think about your platform. I wouldn't put it beyond you to figure out what you need to do yourself but you might want to trust me that you will be better off letting someone else drive

you used to say live and let live..
(you know you did)
>:)

 
At 7:54 AM, Blogger Mayren said...

i'd like to know more about the actual Mist1 instead of the crazy stories you come up with. *shrug*
I find your comments on other blogs and my own usually more "real". I have to say that if you're not into blogging then it's always a natural time to take a break and let us know - then come back when you feel the urge.

Take a change of template- review your layout - find few things you'd like to focus on in life etc and then blog about those things for awhile.
You're a great writer, perhaps it's time to take you're writing more seriously and publish something?

 
At 8:28 AM, Blogger Wavemancali said...

Ok, a serious question then. Do you write professionally and if you don't have you ever considered doing so?

I'd love to see a "Real Mist1" profile too although I know a lot of people don't want to put that out there on the web.

 
At 8:36 AM, Blogger Scottsdale Girl said...

Q & A!!!!!

 
At 8:52 AM, Blogger puppylander said...

a year of daily blogging, mist. that's impressive. i run out of material after a couple of minutes.

whatever you decide to do, don't do it for us. do it for you.

but if you go, you'll be mist. a lot. and if you go, let me say, thanks for the laughs.

-just another adoring fan

 
At 8:58 AM, Blogger furiousBall said...

I say you start posting funny pictures of yourself and let us caption them a la icanhascheezburger.com it would be like lolMist 1

 
At 9:14 AM, Blogger heartinsanfrancisco said...

I think you're just tired. You've been sick, and before that you were on vacation, also enervating but more importantly, it broke the momentum.

I was surprised to find when I came back from 10 days away from the Internet that I was less into it than before. I've been back for over two weeks, and I still have not gotten back in stride with writing for my blog.

Maybe it just takes time for the energy to return when it's been in other places for so long.

I hope yours comes back soon, as you'd be terribly Mist if you went away.

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger Stacy said...

It probably doesn't help you to know how supportive all of us are in letting you follow your own heart here but who would we be to give you any suggestions? You are the Blog queen, after all. . Maybe you just want a break from all your adoring fans.

 
At 9:56 AM, Blogger Kiyotoe said...

a picture...

...of me!
Guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing!

you missed me didn't you?

 
At 11:05 AM, Blogger Diesel said...

Are you into swinging? You and I could swap blogs for a day (or night). Seriously.

 
At 11:21 AM, Blogger Jenny! said...

I love the blog just the way it is...and I can barely come up with shit for mine...why would i give you any of my ideas!

 
At 11:33 AM, Blogger Nölff said...

I quit blogging because I'm still moving.

Please post naked pictures.

 
At 11:54 AM, Blogger turnerBroadcasting said...

hearts i think it has to do more with format and environment than anything.

nobody can be carmen, from bizet - every single day of their life


what is nonredoubtable is the fact that she's built something here that doesn't deserve to be taken out in the backyard and shot in the head.

without care and feeding that is what this blog will do to itself if she doesn't

I assume she.

for all i know this blog is written by a dog.


its wierd I never get tired of writing mine, i just dance back and forth between six or seven that I maintain or six or seven different venues I guess.

then again, my blog is designed to
be kind of sneaky and i dont think anyone really knows what its about. If anyone finds out then I wil have to post there even more than three or four times a day, or post way less and make it mean more, like maybe twice a month -
its a game I am playing between myself and just a few other people yourself in cluded and sometimes i sneak up on my self and dont even know it . My first rule there is no rules. I have someone to thank for that. I started it three years ago and thought it all had to be about politics. now I know I can write about kinky sex. >:)



for this one, the last post said she felt retarded.

mist is ++not++ retarded. if anything mist is probably one of the sharpest knives in the drawer we have out here in this world of vanity and half formed sentences.

"everything I do with pants, is better without pants"

she is contemplating more than just pants. she was writing about dropping conventions.

imho the next step involves doing something that nobody expects .
catching them by surprise.

which is why I won't post my idea about what she has to do, here.
i love the element of surprise far too much.


for your writing you are fine, the writing you have there is great. think of what would happen if john steinbeck felt he had to write a book a day. Mist has a totally different thing going here.
Its like. Vulnerable. if that makes sense..?
Do you agree?

 
At 11:56 AM, Blogger turnerBroadcasting said...

ugh. I just caught the pun at the end of your post hearts.

(room is spinning)

did you know that I actully tripped today over the +circumference+ of a bike tire?

ouch. now the pun.
its .. its painful...

 
At 12:11 PM, Blogger His Sinfulness said...

I never let lack of inspiration stop me from blogging; which might be why I get 10-12 comments a day and you get 60-90. I'm sure there's a lesson there...

Take whatever time you need, just don't stop for good. That would suck.

 
At 12:34 PM, Blogger mysterygirl! said...

I once had a burning question, but a week's worth of penicillin cleared it right up.

You could write about anything and your faithful readers would enjoy. Take a break if you need to, or at least don't feel pressured to write every day if you aren't feeling it. We'll take what we can get. :)

 
At 12:48 PM, Blogger Winter said...

Me, you need some of me.

 
At 12:48 PM, Blogger Comedy + said...

I think if you cheat on your blog then you can go through the making up part. That could be steamy.

 
At 12:52 PM, Blogger othurme said...

I would like cash prizes!

 
At 12:59 PM, Blogger blog Portland said...

How about some well-written adventures about being a flirtatious lush? Then again, I guess that's not exactly bleeding edge stuff for this site...

 
At 3:51 PM, Blogger Alicia said...

Take a break. You deserve one.

 
At 4:01 PM, Blogger Liz said...

When I can't think of anything better to write about, I write about me. You have my full permission to impersonate. You may write a post as liz

Or even better, Killer.

 
At 6:10 PM, Blogger tammy said...

I think you need to get an agent. Stat.

 
At 6:24 PM, Blogger Sheila said...

I do have one burning question:

If I were a carpenter, and you were a lady, would you marry me anyway, would you have my baby?

 
At 6:27 PM, Blogger WanderingGirl said...

Okay, I'm lost. If you had said f*ck instead of "entertain" I'd have been right with you. But entertain? Do people really entertain anymore?

 
At 6:31 PM, Blogger Uncivil said...

Speaking of hands. My grandmother always told me to marry a woman with small hands. I say "why grandma"? She say's "it will make your pecker look bigger"!

 
At 6:40 PM, Blogger heather said...

knowing that you are rather leary of posting pictures of yourself i'd say that was pretty much out of the question. maybe switch to just once or twice a week posts. or photos of things you find interesting either with or without captions. whatever you decide, we'll follow.

 
At 7:08 PM, Anonymous Karmyn R said...

I took a 2 week blogging break recently and it helped - I actually had some things happen that I could write about.

Hey - have you ever actually shown us a picture of your shoe collection? Cuz', I'm dying to see it.

 
At 10:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

King: I try to avoid the clap.

Pie: Serious has a restraining order against me, I can't get near him.

Av: The heat is starting to get to me.

Pool: Why are there sarcastiquotes around "live."

Vengelyne: Check xtube.com.

Wandering: The only thing that pops into my head in the morning is an Excedrin. Unless I'm being entertained.

Rachel: Did you say meditate or medicate? So far as serious, please see above.

Karma: Is this a project? Thanks for stopping by.

Hellohahanarf: The new blog will be called Strollers in Small Places.

Lee: You're welcome. Sometimes it's best to swallow.

Wng: A prizefighter said something mean about my shoes once. Once.

Mystic: Isn't that a board game?

Tera: Did you really just tell me to bring it?

Anonymous: I'll take smooth shoes for $100.

Michael: I don't usually get past T and A.

c.j.: Blogging and entertainment don't mix.

She said it was in our hands! I tried. Somebody pick up the ball?

 
At 10:42 PM, Blogger Captain Smack said...

Ok, here's an idea: Maybe you could take a couple of well known characters and have them play out little scenes. Like one of the characters could be a cool, retro hipster, like say, The Fonz... yeah, and the other could be a religious figure. Like Buddha, for instance. It would be a neat personality contrast, Buddha & The Fonz. They could be housemates even, and get into little trivial conversations with each other.

Ok, maybe not.

When I don't feel like blogging, I just don't blog. Sure, I lose traffic, but who cares? It's not like we're getting paid for this crap. Or laid. At least not me. Not yet, anyway. Hell, I should be asking you for advice...

 
At 10:43 PM, Blogger Nina said...

You've just got the summer-time blues. You'll feel better in the fall.

 
At 11:54 PM, Blogger The CEO said...

1,
Take a break, and heal.

 
At 12:00 AM, Blogger The Muser said...

I was going to be all witty and say "Sometimes it burns when I pee, what do you think that's about?". But it seems mysterygirl beat me to the burning question pun already. I'm such a loser.

 
At 1:53 AM, Blogger eric313 said...

Sounds like you need to read.

Good novels, too, not crappy blogs full of gack poetry, veriously requited love, and other claptrap. Like my blog.

Read (if you haven't yet already):

Mother Night by KVjr--nazis, fake and real. Awesome

Barrel Fever by David Sedaris--lmaorofisodstba (laughed my ass off rolled on floor impaled self on door stop thingy by accident)

A Confederate General From Big Sur
by Richard Brautigan (read any Brautigan--hillarious and trippy)

A story called "Dr Nazi", by Bukowski

A story called "92 Days" by Larry Brown, from his book Big Bad Love. You'll see why when you read it. It's about all of us who write.

Hell's Angels Hunter S Thompson

All Of My Friends Are Going To Be Strangers by Larry McMurtry--so awesome and so quick. Also read The Last Picture Show, not as funny but a trainwreck of social order in a small town. Gorgeous prose in both.

Be well, friend. Never force it, never try too hard. I know you've heard it all before. I am a never ending well of writing advice, so tell me to get bent, if need be.

 
At 2:42 AM, Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

The last thing I had in my hands was my penis. We all know how that turned out.

 
At 3:35 AM, Blogger melodyann said...

The last thing ANY man has in their hands is their penis. It's pretty much the ONLY thing men have in their hands.

Here is MY 2 cents:

1. You don't have to write everyday.
2. You don't ALWAYS have to be funny.
3. Q & A's would be fun and interesting.
4. What about guest posters?
5. How 'bout letting your audience pick a subject, and you write about it?
6. Become UN-anonymous?
7. You do NOT have to please anyone but yourself.
8. I meant that in a non-sexual way, but.. you know, it still applies.
9. Guest post for me, only more..
10. Do whatever you want, and lots of it.

Gosh, that's good advice, mist. You might expect to pay nearly .99 cents for that advice, elsewhere. And I offer it to you free of charge. Because I adore you.

 
At 3:37 AM, Blogger melodyann said...

I have never even made it to your sidebar, and I still love you... how's THAT for loyalty, hmm?

 
At 4:47 AM, Blogger NWJR said...

Yep. Guest posts and nudity.

 
At 5:04 AM, Anonymous Chochippie said...

I'm with the "If you don't feel like blogging, don't blog" contingent, but I would miss you terribly and search the net endlessly for evidence of your presence. If you do take a break, would you consider gathering up your blogs and putting them in a book? You could expand and organize according to theme. Or, you could just write in diary form. Or, you could have liitle pocket-sized books with each book a separate theme. If you can't find a publisher, self-publish. Offer the book for sale on your blog (or on all your reader's blogs if you end up taking a sabbatical), as well as through the convential online channels.
Do the occasional guest blog to keep your hand in. And, much as I adore you and want to know everything about you, I would recommend staying anonymous. It adds to the Mistyque. :)

 
At 5:30 AM, Blogger WanderingGirl said...

Wait a minute... is this code for "Help, I'm in a Tijuana prison with inappropriate shoes?"

 
At 6:43 AM, Blogger Rayne said...

mist, seriously, and i take the risk of seriously kissing your ass here...but between this blog and your burt reynolds postings...my life is complete. sad, but seriously true. i constantly marvel at how you come up with this stuff every day... (and how, on the rare occasion i've actually thought of something witty to comment...someone else beats me to it.)
if you have to take a break, we'll miss you...but you have to take care of yourself. and when you're feeling bereft...you have to fill yourself up. read. entertain. buy shoes. and p.s...eric is spot on about david sedaris. a bit of crumpet the xmas elf cures everything...

 
At 7:37 AM, Blogger Tiggerlane said...

Wow...mist1.

I think wine, rest and more shoes will help.

And if you have to dump the blog to feel healthy, so be it. But something tells me that a break will be all you need. Writing as good as yours doesn't happen by accident...it must be cathartic to a point.

I think most people need a blogging break - nothing to feel guilty about.

 
At 8:07 AM, Anonymous themuttprincess said...

You must be a very trusting person.

 
At 8:43 AM, Blogger Arthur Dent said...

Take the time you need. Go on a blog-holiday. I went for a full month without a post (but I was sans technology of all kinds except fire and a chainsaw for two weeks, so it was easy).

Just make sure you come back.

 
At 9:08 AM, Blogger Melanie said...

i was all like, duh... and she was all like, uh-huh.. and I was like, how could he do that? and she was like, he is a dawg... and I was like, yea, but a cute dog, you know, like a yorkie, and she was all like, ewww... his thing-ie is too small.. and I was all like, yea but its got great hair, and she was all like, maybe you should call him... and i was all like, like a rebound thing? and she was all like, why not? and i was all like, ewww leftovers? i don't think so...

like that maybe?

(enjoy the time off. thinking is highly overrated.)

 
At 9:37 AM, Blogger Flenker said...

I feel your pain, mist. I've been busy lately, and just don't want to take the time to write about anything. A little blog-burnout indeed.

 
At 9:44 AM, Blogger Suzie said...

My followup question is Did you ever find your hamster?
Just take your pants off and wait for the blogging urge to hit again.

 
At 9:58 AM, Blogger puppylander said...

let's have a survey...

who else besides me is going to check back on mist's blog every day for a month, hopeful that she'll come back, no matter what she decides?

 
At 10:04 AM, Blogger c j. said...

i'm with puppylander. and not even a comment to the comments. these are sad, sad times.

 
At 10:26 AM, Blogger Rayne said...

(raising my hand to puppylander's comment)...

 
At 10:59 AM, Blogger Natalia said...

Maybe you need a blog-break. Like a holiday. It should be a pleasurable thing to do, not a chore. So time apart sometimes works.

-N

 
At 12:13 PM, Blogger What A Crock said...

you're feeling this way because you have missed me terribly and now.. suffer from an acute state of blogpression.

its okay.. i missed you too mist1. ;p

Yas

 
At 2:38 PM, Blogger Legaleagle said...

For the record, my coworkers and I laugh hysterically every day at your blog.

Disillusionment is a bitch. Of course, you could...

1. Find some memes, make us laugh.

2. Blog about what you think your readers are like in real life -- there are so many of us, it could be a wealth of material.

3. Blog about your shoes. Include pictures and stories.

Good luck.

 
At 2:41 PM, Blogger Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

well just warn me first if you are going to post pictures of you without your pants, okay? just sayin'...

smiles, bee

 
At 3:41 PM, Blogger K said...

i have a burning something. down there.

is that too much to share?

you are not into the blog anymore? just stick your posts here and split, huh?

 
At 5:08 PM, Anonymous Paul D said...

Try-
1.Get Hobby (bull fighting or something?)
2. Floss (between toes?)
3. Different writing (check out 400words.com I think they'd love to see your talent)

 
At 5:20 PM, Blogger Miss Ann Thrope said...

Your blog is one of the best reads ever. I don't think changing is necessary.

But sometimes you need a break so...take a break if you want!

 
At 5:25 PM, Blogger notfearingchange said...

Mist

I love your posts. They give me hope.

Can i have a story about prison love?

Or vodka swimming pools?

Or a "Guide to..."

just thoughts.

ciao

 
At 5:59 PM, Blogger Orhan Kahn said...

I noticed you were drifting away. Didn't want to see you say it :(

You and I could always start a podcast? Or some kind of BlogTV show using BlogTV.com

I don't know, really. I like you just the way you are.

Keep in touch if you do step away, you are a very unique and beautiful individual.

Stay sexy, stay crazy.

 
At 6:20 PM, Anonymous hedgehog said...

We love you, Mist1.

I'm glad to see everyone coming out and saying what I was telling you 6 months ago: You should consider pitching yourself as a full-time funny writer. You need your own sitcom. Your talent is being wasted as a -- what are you again? satellite designer for a boutique West Coast defense contractor? Staff manicurist for a Mexican reality show? Skydiving instructor? I forget, but whatever it is, let us know if you need anyone to read over your pitch letter to the networks...

 
At 7:01 PM, Blogger eric313 said...

take your time. That's most important and make your decision for yourself.

Rayne is right, right as...

Orhan knows it, He knows.

Your comedy and web personality are complete. Your the only person I ever put five messages in a row just to help get one hundred responses. I know that's cheating. But you're cool. Reinvent and recharge and come back writing five hundred a day, that's it. You will be a wild writer, still, no matter what.

Thanks for your words, Mist1.
PS
They are yours, since its all been done. You are free to write about anything you ever want to because of this.

 
At 8:05 PM, Blogger jennifer starfall said...

fuck. there goes the neighborhood.

you feeling better yet? my phone has been so quiet... i've been keeping slave hours lately and haven't been drinking enough to call you.

 
At 8:30 PM, Blogger Chrissy121875 said...

Ohhhhh noooooo, Mist!!! Say it ain't so! I understand how you can fall out of love with the blog or feel like you've grown apart. Just don't give up on the blog. The blog has been a somewhat faithful companion, no? The blog has been there through good times and bad...and all the times that have been forgotten due to copious amounts of alcohol!

I just love, love, love your blog! I never tire of your witty stories of crazy antics and inebriated escapades. Perhaps some Q & A sessions or heck...I don't know. I like it the way it is.

PS. I know you're not much into memes, but if you have time you can answer in my comments if you don't want to post on here. You've been tagged for the MOANING MEME. Mehhhhhhh...It's not as exciteing as it sounds. It's not that kind of moaning.

 
At 8:44 PM, Blogger Steph said...

Oh noes you've got bloggy burn out! I'm gonna say something you may not agree with, and I think you've actually been blogging longer than I but here goes anyway.

I don't agree with turning your blog over to the whims of your readers. When you start to blog for OTHERS you lose sight of why it is that you blog in the first place. Think back to when you first started blogging, before you had an "audience" wasn't it more freeing? Didn't you enjoy not having a readerships expectations?
i know I did. So I made the decision to only blog FOR myself and about stuff that I wanted to and also WHEN I wanted to. I used to churn out about four, sometimes five posts a week! Insane!
Now I only do about three and could care less if anyone likes it or not.
Once blogging starts to become hard or a chore, it's time to re-assess. It should be fun and an outlet and something you enjoy, not something you feel obligated to do.

You're funny as fuck and super talented at story telling. Don't try to force it for us. We'll love you regardless.xx

 
At 8:50 PM, Blogger Yoffi said...

Oh the power! I can feel the power running through my vains!

But since I'm already nearing "loosing it" point I think I may just pass the buck on this one.

Just this once.

 
At 8:53 PM, Blogger Yoffi said...

Oh, and TURNERBROADCASTING - if you know a dog that can switch on a computer, make a blog and then post regularly (or semi regularly) I'll give you a million dollars*.

*All fictional ofcourse.

 
At 10:17 PM, Blogger Jocelyn said...

If it's a matter of material, mine your family. There's more there than you've given us (which has been terrific and tantalizing). Devote some posts to growing up with Sis and to your mom--even before she had kids--and to your dad and such.

And shoot for twice a week instead of five times. That might help.

Overall, I'm agreeing with Hearts in SF; you've been sick and on vacation, and you're tired, and it's summer and such. We're here if and when you are.

 
At 12:01 AM, Blogger SQT said...

Sometimes you just need a break. Selfishly I hope it's a short one.

 
At 9:48 AM, Blogger Christine and FAZ said...

What can we say - we'll miss you. Come back when you're in the mood.

 
At 9:49 AM, Blogger Fairmaiden327 said...

I heart you long time M. Life has taken an unexpected turn. Hope to see you before summer ends.

 
At 10:04 AM, Blogger M@ said...

Don't YOU stop, Mist1. You're the uber-blogger.

You should publish a video of yourself (non-sexual, of course) as a vlog post.

 
At 10:33 AM, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Blog when you feel like it and don't try to please anyone but yourself. x

 
At 12:07 PM, Blogger turnerBroadcasting said...

yoffi -

I am actually a border collie. Technically, a retriever border collie mix.

You can send your check to :

Bank of Nigeria
c/o the swiss bank
account 1239191
Cayman Islands, BVI

Please feel free to include dog biscuits or, if you like, you can put a nice juicy steak in a manila envelope as well. You don't have to send the money in that case.
I don't have any use for it. I am independently wealthy.


Sincerely Yours,

Turnerbroadcasting

 
At 12:10 PM, Blogger turnerBroadcasting said...

PS. I hate michael vick. I want to raise my leg up and pee on him.

GRRR

 
At 1:21 PM, Blogger Stacy Sheer said...

Excuse me Mist, I think I am going into withdrawal.

 
At 3:10 PM, Blogger Shay said...

Find a busy public area with somewhere to sit, then look @ all the people around you and make up stories about them. If anyone sits with you, talk to them. Anything that pops into your head. Maybe get their opinion on what they think other people's stories are, or pretend to be someone you are not. I like pretending to be someone I'm not to strangers, I've made some interesting contacts that I will never be able to use, but it's very entertaining.

 
At 10:43 PM, Anonymous archie said...

Mist1, if you decide to change your blogging style you may also change your name and blog. Please let some of us know what happens. If, of course, you choose to keep a real life, out where the vodka isn't free and the men are all toads, then enjoy. Good luck, whatever you decide.

 
At 11:19 PM, Blogger Gucci Muse said...

I quite frankly could not believe how you where so fervent at blogging- it made me tired!

Take a break!

 
At 12:43 AM, Blogger Jim said...

Misty, you are a born writer. Just take a break and we'll check back on you quite often to see if you've started again.
One of my blogger friends quit for over a year. Now she is having another baby and started up again, with the same blog.
You don't even to have to have a new baby to do that!
I vote you keep on, just slow down a little. Your posts are ALWAYS GOOD!
..

 
At 3:49 AM, Anonymous tom said...

I hate change!! It's always falling out of my pocket when I'm in my favorite recliner..

The Blogging world without you...stop it I'm getting Misty-Eyed.

Suck that wine down, kick that guy outta bed and write us something funny...we read your blog and we are very needy!!

 
At 7:16 AM, Blogger Ryan said...

It's a precarious position you are in. Everyone starts blogging for themselves and then they typically find themselves writing to their readers...

And then they realize that half the world is actually reading their blog - so they quit (unmotivated).

The readers retaliate by burning down said bloggers house.

It's a vicious circle that is best kept 'going'

I look forward to your next post.

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger Arthur Dent said...

Come back Mist!!!

 
At 1:35 AM, Blogger MXI said...

Mist!!!
Don't go,I am just getting set to return..if you leave me now..(etc. etc. so on and so forth...)
Don't change your blog.....it's wonderful,fantastic (etc. etc. soon and so forth...)

 
At 4:41 AM, Anonymous mailman said...

Drink and drive, then go to jail. Inmates can be a source of comedy and then you can write a Konvikt Blog or something.

Either that or get a sabbatical from this blog. Maybe you're just tired?

 
At 7:38 AM, Blogger turnerBroadcasting said...

I am going to miss her. Really I am.

Fortunately I can keep the best parts of her in my fridge to warm up and visit over and over
.. and over.. again.


Now, respect her. Even if she's gone. If she doesn't want you to keep that part of her around, then remember its hers. Even then.


Be on the lookout for the following...

1. skiing "Accidents" where she freezes to death, (like Tina Turner! well preserved!)

2. a carefully staged situation where she can go into comatose fear (thank you, living will!)
(et diabolique!)

3. a combination of harmless sleeping pills and drugs all mixed up in a nice double vodka to hide the taste.


Now lets get the rules straight, men. Only keep ... for personal fair use. Don't ever give anything to lots of other people, even if the stripper doesn't show and they're all drunk and you think they wouldn't remember.


Finally, most importantly, remember that Mist 1 is actually a koi, of a delicate and exotic variant. Although all of her species is nothing more or less than a descendant of the common carp - she was bred specifically for this purpose.. drinking to breathe. Fragile and beautiful.
And you can love her, if you want. Even if you don't know her at all.


If we never see the little fish here again. And you find it one day, lifeless. Slowly. Tearfully.


Feed it to your pet housecat.

 
At 5:19 PM, Blogger velvet said...

You've got to do what's right for you, not us, though we'd all miss you terribly. Still, that's life, eh?

Good luck finding the groove again or... whatever you decide.

 
At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

turner, i think she'd notice any bastardization of her ketel 1.

 
At 5:25 AM, Blogger Glamourpuss said...

Shoe pictures and sex toy reviews.

A girl can never have enough of those.

Puss

 
At 12:21 PM, Anonymous Slick said...

Anything but beastiality.

Or pictures of shoes.

 
At 3:13 PM, Blogger ~Tim said...

I can barely come up with content for my own blog....

But tell us, what do you see when you look in the mirror?

 
At 3:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

:~(

Mist sent you a mail. did you get it

 
At 3:21 PM, Blogger turnerBroadcasting said...

anonymous what is ketel 1?
is it a drink?

 
At 5:57 PM, Blogger turnerBroadcasting said...

:(

sob

 
At 12:31 AM, Blogger phishez_rule said...

If you've left the blog in my hands I haven't received the password for it. I think my junk mail might have eaten it.

 
At 5:49 AM, Blogger WanderingGirl said...

7 days without Mist makes one week.

 
At 6:28 AM, Blogger Jim said...

Misty, today is Blogging Sin Confession Day on my blog if you care to check it out.
Not that I'm accusing you of any (blogging) sins!
HURRY BACK!
..
http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/
..

 
At 6:55 AM, Blogger His Sinfulness said...

This is getting serious. We have to stage a blog intervention...

 
At 7:09 AM, Blogger eric313 said...

Be cool Misty, retirement is a great source of material!

 
At 7:53 AM, Anonymous rayne said...

miss ya, mist...remember, a cup of tea, a cat purring in your lap, and a little something - anything - by david sedaris...cures all..

 
At 8:42 AM, Blogger turnerBroadcasting said...

No she is very clever. Thats the secret. She understands grace.

Here we are railing away as if she wasn't even here. This is a dangerous precedent to set.

I sent her a mail. Hope she gets it.

 
At 2:12 PM, Blogger Tammie Jean said...

Aw, Mist... if the blog is starting to feel more like an obligation than a fun outlet, or it's wearing you out (I have no idea how you post consistently great stuff 5 days a week!) chill for a few weeks and let us know when you'll be back. I'm sure your adoring fans will understand.

And maybe when you come back, you can post two or three times per week so it doesn't feel like a daily chore. It must take you all day to keep up with posting, replying to comments, and commenting on other people's blogs. You have loyal fans - you won't lose any readers.

And I'm sure with the extra time on your hands it will be easier to make all those witty little observations that you do and create the fabulous tales you tell.

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger Dirk_Star said...

Nude animals involved in badger sex.

 
At 5:16 PM, Blogger ShadowFalcon said...

:-( will mist you

 
At 7:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is proving she is indeed the Mist 1.

 
At 6:20 PM, Blogger Dawn Coyote said...

Missed one,

Here's what I'd do if I were you: I'd read comedy, study style, consume whatever entertainment held the most interest to me. I'd try on different voices. I'd register on a message board as someone else, maybe a man. I'd wander the internet in search of my ka, and eventually, I'd come upon what I wanted to do next. And I'd do that.

 

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