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The Last ‘State of the Blog’ Post for a While

Hey, all. Sorry about this commercial break, but I feel that I’ve got to slip in one more info-post about some things that are ongoing and wrapping up. I think this will be the last for a while, though, so take heart — it’ll be an uninterrupted stream of hilarity again soon. (And if you’re really Jonesin’ for the usual shit, check out my Amberview answers from yesterday. That oughta tide you over.)

Now, on to the first order of business. Speaking of interviews, let’s get that out of the way right off the bat. There are still three sets of interview questions out there in the hands of folks who haven’t posted answers yet. (I know, I know — how can this be? Apparently, my sphere of influence is shrinking. Oh, the shrinkage!)

Anyway, I have a pledge from nv over at Advanced Maternal Age that she’s working on them, but I can’t say for sure what’s up with the other two folks. Maybe I got spam-filtered out — I dunno. Anyway, here’s the complete list of questions / answers, as it stands now. Go check these out if you haven’t already; these folks have some spectacular responses to some pretty ridiculous, outlandish questions. Great job, guys.

Happy Questions with Cool, Witty Answers

Jon of Quality Control: answers here

Joe of Play By Play: answers here

Natalie of Natalieville: answers here

Mark of R80o: answers here

Marti of Marti’s Blog: answers here

Erin of Chix Mix: answers here

Faith of Faith Wild: answers here

Rae of A Likely Story: answers here

Dinky of Dinky’s Docket: answers here

Susan of Third Daughter: answers here

Amber of Learn to Speak Ebenese: answers here

JavaJenn of Mommy Needs Coffee: answers here

Flip of Here Somewhere: answers (in progress) here

Sad Little Orphan Questions with No Home or Loved Ones

Eka of SnazzyKat

nv of Advanced Maternal Age

Cometgrrrl of Adventures of Cometgrrrl and Comet

This’ll be my last update on the interviews — I’ll edit this post if answers come in, but I won’t bug you with these lists any further. It’s been a couple of weeks, after all; I’ve really got to learn to ‘let go’.

While we’re in the ‘Things That Are Winding Down‘ mode, I’ll also mention (for the last time) that voting for the Bloggies ends tomorrow. Hop on over and find yourself some cool reads — in assorted languages, no less!

This humble little effort of mine is up for the ‘Best New Weblog‘ — there’s some stiff competition in that category; I suggest you go check them all out, and make an informed decision before you vote. Even if you’re still inclined to vote for me, you still might find some new fodder for the old blogroll. Just tell ’em Charlie sent ya.

(Oooh, yeah — especially if you didn’t vote for ’em. That’ll give ’em a false sense of security. Sweet.)

While we’re on the subject of voting (and don’t ya just love the seques this time?), I’d like to thank each of you who voted for me in the first round of the Blog Madness competition. With your kind help, I’ve made it through to the second round in the Bills region. This week, my opponent is tales of a silly girl…, who’s logging in with the entry ‘I was curious. So shoot me.‘ Go read her post — and mine, if you haven’t already — and vote for whichever you prefer. The competition is heating up — vote early and often, folks!

(Well, okay, you can’t really vote ‘early‘; the round started at midnight today, so the time for being ‘early’ has passed. And frankly, you can’t vote ‘often’, either — just once per person. I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about.

Look, it’s a figure of damned speech, all right? Just… go. Go vote. Stop giving me crap. It’s early, dammit.)

While we’re on the subject of voting (yes, I know I already used that; I said it was early, all right? Cut me some friggin’ slack), I’m a couple of days overdue in listing my favorites for this week’s Blogger Idol posts. Week Two‘s topic was ‘Freedom’, and here are some posts that struck my fancy (and in some cases, that other little naughty bit next to the fancy, but not quite as ticklish):

Frenklin’s Tale at Shouting Into the Void

A Full List of Freedoms at Quality Control

The Freedom to be Real at quantum meruit

What is that smell? at Southernly Delicious

The Abuse of the Freedom of Style! at Jaded Angel

Read ’em up, folks — they’ll put hair on your chest! And click the image below to read all the week two posts. Bonus!


Three other quick things, and then I’ll let you get back to whatever it was you were twiddling before you got here. (And I’m really hoping it was ‘thumbs’, and further that it was ‘your thumbs’, but I’m not gonna make any judgements. To each his or her own twiddly things, I always say.)

Anyway, the latest King of the Blogs competition has unfortunately gotten mired in a bit of drama. There’s been name-calling, and complaining, and hurt feelings, and some generally assheadery, but things seem to be working out now.

(And I’ve even gotten a new tagline out of it, to go in the randomizer with the others. So when you see this at the top of the page one day:

It’s not for everyone. It’s for everyone except humorless, self-righteous assholes.

just know that I’ve got someone specific in mind. But it works in the general sense, too. And it makes me giggle. Hee!)

Kudos to Nick, who runs the show, for taking a step back and getting things settled down. I think it could be a lot of fun, despite the snarkiness that crept into this round; I’m not sure exactly what happens next, frankly, but I’ll keep you posted. That’s just the kind of stand-up guy that I am, folks.

And speaking of standup (hoo, am I good at these seques, or what?), I also wanted to let you know that my latest comedy set is now available for your viewing confusion. It’s nine minutes of ‘Comedy Feldspar’; check it out.

Ooh, and as I said in the description page for the clip, it should finally makre this post clearer. Not that I actually was able to follow that list, but it’s something. Follow along, if you like. It’s blogger participation day at the open mic!

Finally, there’s a new feature on the left sidebar, just above the archives. It’s called ‘Quantum Terminology‘, and I’m not sure exactly what’s gonna happen with it, or how long it’s gonna last. It’s really just a place for me to put the random things that pop into my head, so they won’t keep me awake at night. But of course, now there’s the whole Catch-22 possibility that I’ll start staying awake at night trying to think of them, so it’s all pretty much a wash.

Just think of it as another zany window into my tortured, mangled soul. Except… you know, funnier. That sounds sort of painful and tragic and all. Yeah, we can’t have that. Just go check out the new feature, shake your head sadly at my madness, and move on. That’s probably for the best. Yeah.

Okay. That seems to be all that I have on today’s agenda. And it’s Friday, so let’s all fan out and get hammered! I’ll be back later with a ‘real’ post of some sort; in the meantime, you folks stay safe and warm, and I’ll see you again soon. Cheerio!

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6 Responses to “The Last ‘State of the Blog’ Post for a While”

  1. The Hearn says:

    RE: Getting you drunk (completely unrelated to your post, ’cause I’m retarded)

    I know some peeps in Boston. I’ll ask them to find you at a bar and pour scotch down your throat. Unfortunately, one of them is a girl and is thusly prone to girlie drinks, and we can’t be having you throwing up Sex-On-The-Beaches (Sexes on the beach? Who knows) at 3am.

    The other is an FBI agent and is probably investigating you for something, so I’m not gonna go telling him where to find you. I do this because I care.

    If you find yourself in Delaware for some retarded reason, feel free to let me know, and we’ll go Shellhammer’s and get, well, Shellhammered.

  2. Jon says:

    Hey, two links to me in one of your posts! People busting down the nonexistant doors to my blog…

    Only to find it blows.

    I’m glad you enjoyed it. The one from shouting into the void is top-notch in my opinion.

    Man, I really outta get my top 5 up.. because let’s be honest, I’ve read’em all.

  3. Joe says:

    I want you to know that I stood up and applaused at every paragraph break during your State of the Blog address.

    It was truly moving.

    Have a great weekend, Charlie.

  4. HR Lady says:

    How does one applause, Joe? JK I’m sure you meant applauded. Charlie, I said it once, I’ll say it again -Why just King of the Bloggers? I say Charlie for President! Free Beer for Everyone and we still stay within the Federal Budget and, let’s face it… a drunk America is a happy, er, uh oblivious America.

  5. Joe says:

    Gee…Thanks HR Lady…thanks for pointing out my error!

    I’m so ASHAMED!!!

    I thought it was very applausible to tell you the truth.

    So there!

  6. HR Lady says:

    Joe, *down on bended knee, tear dripping to the floor* will you ever find it in your heart to forgive me?

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