First things first: Blogger seems to be eating comments. I thought it ate some of mine.
But they seem to be turning up hours later.
Actually, it might not entirely be Blogger's fault. I suspect the Chinese spammers who leave me daily comments are likely heavily involved.
They probably steal my comments in my sleep and when I'm actually working on work work and replace them with things like, "Heavenly breezes, rough seas and small boats, so cheap Viagra!"
You think it's a haiku - oh, someone is leaving me poetry! - but then you remember that that's a Japanese art form. And I doubt real poets get involved in other people's erections.
Although truthfully, what do I know about the confluence of poetry and erections?
And WHAT is my point? I think all the endorphins from the weekend have temporarily created a void in my brain.
Ah, the point.
That if you have commented and you think it's gone nowhere, and you're all, this is the first and LAST time I comment on Lisa's blog because she just throws them away! Because WHERE is my comment?
I don't know where it is! Maybe in a Chinese Viagra warehouse?
But I jump up and down with excitement whenever I get comments, particularly from old friends, and I love having them on the blog, because that way I keep them forever and ever.
So just know that it might appear tomorrow. But they do wind up in my in-box and I read them and adore them. So please don't stop just because they seem to have gone into a vacuum.
I was about to be all, "Fucking Blogger! Fucking Chinese spammers!" but I've decided to try and be more Zen.
Don't think I didn't hear you snorting loudly at your keyboards.
Also, the hugging.
Nick, he comes from non-huggy people. They might hug hello when you arrive for a long visit. And they might hug goodbye. Or they might just say "Bye!" from across the room.
Whereas me, I hug. I hug you hello. I hug you goodbye. Even if I'm going to see you a couple hours later. At which point I will hug you hello again.
"You're leaving? Oh, you're just going to the bathroom? Well, let me hug you in case I don't see you when you come back."
I exaggerate, but not by much.
And so Nick, he gets over-hugged by my people.
At the end of our wedding weekend, he turned to me and said, "What's with the hugging strangers? I've never been hugged so much by so many people in my life. Two of them even kissed me on the lips!"
This happens. Some of the overseas friends are lip kissers. I knew exactly who he was talking about.
I shrugged, "It's good for you."
Nick thinks it's weird, all the hugging. I think, how can you be over-hugged? Tell me it doesn't feel good.
Unless, of course, someone creepy and molesty is trying to hug you. Eeeee! Run away! But in that situation, I know Nick could hold his own.
That sounds sketchy in itself. But you know what I mean.
So I knew that reunion weekend would be similar. I didn't warn him, because it's good to keep him on his big ole toes.
HUGS! HUGS to all of you! I hug you from afar!
Except you, Chinese spammers. You're pissing me off. I'm not hugging you. And not just because you're probably all walking around with perpetual erections.
AND ALSO! OPEN THE GODDAMN WAREHOUSE AND GIVE ME BACK MY COMMENTS!