December 14, 2005


I have a lot of blog friends. Some of 'em I have met in person, some only via e-mail. Over on the left side-bar is a list of all the ones I have met in person. There are some I have met who are not on that list, but that is due to the fact that I either didn't talk to you (or vice versa) or I was too drunk to remember you. Do we party at blogmeets? Duh!

So I'm looking over at the list and some of the people don't use their real names. I can relate. Sometimes we need to keep our identities secret. I used to call IBM TCIDNN (The Company I Dare Not Name), but I used my real name. My friend Brian was always worried I was gonna get in trouble, but I always told him that

1. IBM managers were too stupid to surf the web.
2. Even if they did, they wouldn't recognize themselves.
3. They wouldn't even recognize IBM.

I never got caught.

It's lots of fun at blogmeets when sometimes people don't respond to their real names. At Helen, Sam kept trying to get the attention of one of the bloggers by calling her by her real name. Finally, he used her blog name and got her attention immediately.

Anyway, I know lots of people by their blog names and not their real names. I know Army Wife's first name, but not her last. I also know that she is hot! She can do this! Holy freaking shit! I know Key Monroe's first name, but not her last. She's also hot! You detecting a pattern here?

There are guys like that too, but since they aren't hot, who cares? Zonker? Couldn't care less. He's just Zonker.

I do know Bou's first and last name along with that of her sister, Morrigan, but I ain't telling. Keeping up with the pattern of this post, I have to say they're both hot. Smart too.

Anyway, Christina e-mailed me asking for my address. I assume she wanted it because she wanted to send me a Christmas card. I realized that even though I have met her more than once and have known her for quite some time, I do not have the slightest idea of what her last name is. Same with her friend Susan. But then, I've discovered, that as bloggers, we're immediately on a first name basis.

Come to a bloogmeet sometime and you'll see what I mean. And did I mention that some of the blogger babes are hot?

Posted by denny at December 14, 2005 05:14 PM  

Well, my hubby is currently a manager for IBM and I bet he'd know. However, he just FIRED a mainframe programmer who was earning $125,000 a year and working from home because the brainless one never did setup his voicemail. He'd worked for the company for thirty six years... oy vey.

Posted by: Susie on December 14, 2005 06:47 PM

That's one of the wonders of the Internet. You don't need a snail mail address. Just send an E-card! I hope you enjoyed mine.

Posted by: Ralph Gizzip on December 14, 2005 07:22 PM

Well, Denny, did you get it yet?!

; )

Posted by: Christina on December 14, 2005 07:29 PM

...That reminds me--I'm doing cards this week, too--you mind sending me your addy via email, hon? :-)


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons on December 14, 2005 07:48 PM

Susie - Your husband must be one of the few good ones (or smart ones). I know IBM has some good ones 'cause I worked for a few of them. The last few that I worked for sucked. Big time! And I was a mainframe programmer. Never made $125K. With variable pay my best year was $106K. 31.5 years. Left on my own terms when I was ready and got paid to do it.

Ralph - Yes, I did.

Christina - Not yet. I've got my card ready to send you. Just waiting to get the last name and return address off the envelope.

Denita - On its way.

Posted by: Denny on December 14, 2005 09:25 PM

It's funny, but I readily go by both names now. It's not uncommon for me to talk to a blogger on the phone and have them call me "Bou". Hell, I've almost called my own sister, "Mo". ;-)

My job is one reason I stay anon, but also my husband's. I would hate that my antics or opinions were to reflect poorly upon him or his business... OUR income.

Posted by: Bou on December 14, 2005 10:00 PM

Who is Matt Ashby?

Posted by: mashby on December 14, 2005 11:15 PM

... hi, Denny.. my name is Eric... you've been to my humble home.... no biggie if people know where I live... or even who I am.... I'm fairly well armed... even for a hillbilly.....

Posted by: Eric on December 14, 2005 11:16 PM

Bou - I would never, ever spill the beans.

Matt - The Photoshop dude. Got another project for you.

Eric - You're Eric the Ellipse Guy.

Posted by: Denny on December 14, 2005 11:20 PM

Eirc, "fairly well armed even for a hillbilly" usually means that you could outfit a regiment of Marines.

Posted by: Jeremy on December 15, 2005 09:15 AM

Never give out your junk on the e-mail, dah!

I have a great ancient pasta to share, but I'd really like to snooze.

Posted by: lisakay on December 15, 2005 10:02 AM


you are really funny...
one mention of hot Martha, and my traffic has tripled. I am sure people have dropped in to see crafts, or get cooking tips...
you make me laugh....

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom on December 15, 2005 11:12 AM

Wow, thanks you grouchy honey!
Understand, that when you made my pissed list today, it was purely due to my affection for you! I'm prepared, in fact, to beat the ass of anyone who has a problem with you... ;)

Posted by: Key on December 15, 2005 03:12 PM

Army Wife - I only wish you would post pictures of yourself in the Yoga poses. You could wear a mask. I'm glad people are stopping by your site. You're a real sweetie.

Key - You know I could never ever get mad at you. You're the best!

Posted by: Denny on December 15, 2005 05:02 PM

Denny- OH I know! I wouldn't have told you who I was, last name and all, if I didn't trust you.

Oh... and Jeremy- if you get this, Eric is a former Marine.

Posted by: Bou on December 15, 2005 11:23 PM

Denny, I made the link love list because I'm hot, too, right? You know you like mullets. 'Fess up.

Posted by: zonker on December 15, 2005 11:55 PM

I still don't know Eric's last name. Or Zonker's, for that matter.

Might make it difficult if I need to score some...ellipses. Or a mullet.

Posted by: Elisson on December 16, 2005 01:03 PM

I think I get called Livey more than Linda. Hope to see you at Cats!

Posted by: livey on December 16, 2005 07:42 PM

livey - What's going on at Cats? Did my invitation get lost in the mail?

Posted by: Denny on December 16, 2005 10:38 PM

Cat said he emailed you. I'm going to be at his place from Dec 31 to Jan 6th. Blog party on the 3rd. It's on his blog.

Posted by: livey on December 17, 2005 11:08 PM
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