Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Start of a Beautiful Blogging Friendship

As an autistic, I'm pretty weird about dates and numbers. I remember the strangest dates any one can imagine. I always scare my husband out of his wits by reminding him of the dates of even very insignificant events in our relationship. Of course, I'm not one of those people who expect others to keep track of dates. To make life easier for friends and family members, I always begin reminding them of my birthday or any anniversary I want commemorated well in advance.

This is why I remembered that today is the anniversary of the night when I saw an opossum next to my house for the very first time and wrote about it in a panicky blog post. Then, I discovered that some cheeky blogger made fun of my terror. To which I responded in my trademark aggressive and humorless style. However, thanks to this whole opossum debacle I discovered my most favorite blog ever. (I'm sorry, everybody, I love your blogs too but this one is just too good.) Now I visit that blog obsessively and enjoy it immensely. Turns out it's useful to be ridiculed every once in a while. :-)


SereneBabe said...

Thanks for the reference. Looks like a good one. (Like I need *more* stuff to read online? ;-)

Clarissa said...

I just hope that now people don't abandon me for the sake of Mike's blog. Which would be understandable but kind of sad for me. :-)

And then I'll have to go and kill that opossum. :-) (A joke).

Anonymous said...

I can hardly believe it's been a year. Yours is one of the few blogs I visit more than once a day, so yes, very glad for fortuitous internet meetings.

One day, you'll have to think the opossum. ;-)


Anonymous said...

Just confess already how much this guy is paying you to aggressively promote his blog. Maybe I'll hire you to promote mine.

Clarissa said...

Anonymous: I hate to break it to you but you are all kinds of fool. No wonder your blog (if you even have one) is so unpopular. You don't understand that the first rule of successful blogging is honesty. You couldn't pay me enough to say I like something I don't because that would defeat the entire purpose of blogging for me.


KT said...

LOL. You have some really interesting commenters :)

In my case, I wish I had time to read all the blogs I'd have loved to read everyday.

Clarissa said...

KT: do you remember how we started chatting on my blog and kept doing it for weeks and you kept wondering who I was? And kept looking suspiciously at your office mate? :-)

Good times. :-)

KT said...

Yes, I remember :) I was new to the department and everything looked like a maze of faces. Add to that a mysterious blog commenter and you get the dilemma of a bewildered newcomer :).

Good times.

Pagan Topologist said...

I also tend to remember dates of things in that way. I find it surprising that most people seem not to. Every year, May 18, July 20, November 22, and others such as my daughters' birthdays, etc., bring an instant recognition response from me. Juxtapositions such as the fact that Richard Nixon's birthday is my parents' wedding anniversary also capture my attention.