Wednesday, April 23, 2008

No Longer A Virgin


It's crazy to think that only a couple of months ago I was a blogging virgin. Not only did I not have a blog or write blog entries, but I rarely even visited blogs. Occasionally some friend or other would call me and say "Did you read my blog today?" And I would think, "No, I didn't read your blog today. What do you think I do, sit around all day reading people's blogs? No, I have a life." Well, then I started blogging and now I sit around all day reading people's blogs. I have no life.

But my blog loss of virginity is about to go up a notch (that metaphor doesn't really work, does it?). I'm about to announce my first blog stalking out in the open. It's Mindi. I can't remember my first Mindi post I read. Something Tib pointed to, but I can't remember what. Anyway, I have such a good time reading Mindi's posts because she is funny as hell and her posts are nice, succinct little packages of humor, irritation, pop trivia, or life events, that I've decided to come out in the open and admit that I read the blogs of a person I don't even know.

This probably doesn't seem like a big deal to you more seasoned bloggers. But you're forgetting my #1 self-identity characteristic: I HATE jumping on bandwagons. I hate to do something just because it is popular and everyone else is doing. Especially if it's not something that really appeals to ME. That's why I resisted blogging for so long (and why I still don't scrapbook or read the Twilight books, although I gave the scrapbooking a whirl). But as it turns out, blogging rocks. I love it. It actually IS me. But I held out on the peripheral parts of blogging like subscribing to Goodle reader and blurking to try to preserve some self-respect for a while. Ah, screw it. That self-respect stuff is over-rated. I'm a blogger. I'm a blurker. And now I'm a blalker (blog stalker?).

My whole point to this post was actually so I could post a link to a video on Mindi's blog. But I figured if I was going to give credit, I was going to have to fess up to stalking her blog first. So... the fessing is done, here is the link:



Thanks for entertaining me, Mindi!

19 comments:

Mindi said...

are you freaking kidding me???? that just made my whole century, sister!! in fact, i am gonna publish your love for me on my blog because:
1: all those things you said about my blog are the reasons i read yours--you have a wicked sense of humor!
2: you are my first "stalker" post and i heart it soooooo very much.
3: i like people to think i am popular
it's ON!!!
ps thanks soooo much--that makes me feel like a mini-celebrity. and i eat that shit up.
you kick some major a in a major way--

Mindi said...

i just wrote my homage of love to you and posted. i'm seriously giddy as a school girl. you made me feel great. THANK YOU!!!!

Mindi said...

P.P.P.S.: admitting you have a problem is the first step.
you're on the road to recovery now!

Tiffany said...

Welcome to the blogging neighborhood. Here are some cookies!

Omgirl said...

Cookies? someone is giving me cookies? you must know my love for baked goods. Sweet.

Tiburon said...

Love that you love Mindi. She is the best. She is the greatest. There is no one better - there is no one greater. If you like her blog, you should spend the weekend with her. Changed my life. For.real.

Alice Wills Gold said...

Hello...I came over from wordtoyourmother...I love her blog too.

I am so glad to have you in our world, even if it took you a bandwagon to get on it! ;)

Mia said...

Love the post! I also love the blog design... That Tib! Hope you don't mind if I stalk you too ;)

The Payne-Rinne Family said...

Okay, well, while we're 'fessing up, let me just say that I lost my blog-stalking virginity to you, dear omgirl. Yes, that feels strange to type, and when I meet you in real life I'm going to give you a free hug.

Kami said...

I too love me some Mindi!!

Welcome Blogger to the bloggerhood!

P.S. I think I might know you in real life?! Did you work at Magleby's Restaurant in college? Just curious, if not then never mind, I hope I didn't embarrass myself on a first comment.

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Julie said...

Arianne you are not the only Mindi stalker!! hehe

And you haven't read the twilight series yet?!? You are SOOO missing out.

Tiburon said...

I have left 400 comments on this post and none of them are going through. I quit. You will just have to imagine the comment. It was a goodie.

Kami said...

What a small world! I am so happy for you and Kelly! How great! You will have to tell him I say "Hi"!

Christie said...

Hmmm - sounds like I have another blog to stalk. I seriously don't have enough time in the day.

gab said...

Love this clip! Glad you lost your blog-ginity. It's so much fun, isn't it?

gab said...

I sent a comment...don't know if it went through. But happy to meet you and glad you blog!

Mindi said...

sister--picture steal away! let the blesbian pride wave proud and be not afraid to continue the blove affair with blogging!!!
i think i'll mention tomorrow that anyone can post it. good stuff. your husband is a GENIUS.

alex dumas said...

I enjoyed your coming out party. Even if it was more than a year ago.