Wednesday, June 27, 2007

279 For 1

Last night I was surprised to discover that the Thought Wad has been blowing for a whole year now. 365 days, 279 posts. I very rarely bother to celebrate my own birthday so I don’t really see why I should make a big deal of this. But what the hell...

It’s been a useful exercise to get away and write something different on the days I’ve been writing all day. Or to write something on the days we’ve been filming or editing or doing whatever else it was.

Will was the first person to leave a proper comment – so thanks for that fella. I guess after going off in a lot of different directions to begin with, in a way he helped me set the tone. That doesn’t mean you should lay any blame at his door.

What you get here has mostly been undiluted me. I tried to avoid any kind of self-censorship – unless of course something seriously crosses the line or it’s just way too much information. I probably have jammed my foot right in my mouth a couple times.

Though probably not as badly as the time I was sitting next to a Disney pod-person producer at an end-of-production meal. She mentioned OJ had to be guilty because it would be too difficult to sustain a conspiracy like that. I laughed and said, “Oh yeah, what about Dealey Plaza?!” At which point the whole restaurant went deathly silent.

Judging from the various comments, it’s been a blessed relief to find like-minded people out there in the digital ether who loathe you-know-what as much as I do. The discussions have been entertaining. Then again there have been other times where I had to step out the way to avoid getting tumbleweed wedged in my arse.

I never bothered looking inside Drawer C. When I followed the process Adrian Mead put forward about The Power of Three and mentioned I was looking for people, the response was generally crickets chirping and a church bell tolling in the distance.

Maybe the readership has changed. Or maybe I should have been more explicit and used a megaphone while strapped to a giant firework. (Thanks once again though to Dolly and Lara who did step up when I asked them independently of the blog. Their responses were very helpful).

Anyway, the next year will be bigger and better because that’s the way things have to be, right? I was talking about the blog itself, but then again, who knows?


At 3:25 pm, Blogger Jaded and Cynical said...

Congratulations on your birthday.

I appreciate all the work you put in.

If you could somehow add internet-banking and hi-resolution porn to the site, I'd go nowhere else.

At 4:03 pm, Blogger Lee said...

Dude, I apologised for that. Next time, put me at the top of the list - that is if you think my opinion can be trusted!

Happy blogoversary.

At 4:10 pm, Blogger wcdixon said...

Well done sir...and 'bigger and better next year'- I liked that one.

At 4:14 pm, Blogger English Dave said...

Congrats GD. signed an avid reader.

At 5:17 pm, Blogger potdoll said...

Happy Birthday Dear Wad
Happy Birthday Dear Wad
Happy Birthday Dear Waddy Wad
Happy Birthday to you.

Ahhhhh Mennnnn

At 6:32 pm, Blogger Good Dog said...

Thanks guys.

J&C, internet banking is something I’m happy to try out. If anyone wants to send me their money I’ll sort something out. Or at least send back a postcard. If there was porn here where the heck would I go?

Lee, fella, you’re right, you did mention it before. And I forgot, which is dumb because it was pretty recent as well (if I recall rightly). One of my previous readers has dropped out – or rather I haven’t asked her given her bonnie baby just arrived. I’ll mail them over.

Will, well of late I’ve been virtually nailed to the desk here and my diet has gone to hell so I can guarantee the ‘bigger’ part.

ED, right back at you. I think we share a lot of the same views and concerns.

Dolly Doll, you crack me up. I was going to say you always make my tail wag but that could be completely misinterpreted and highly inappropriate. Judging by the picture you need to work on the tan in PA, CA.

At 8:51 pm, Blogger Eleanor said...

Happy Birthday!

At 3:15 pm, Blogger Far away said...

hap bday

At 5:35 pm, Blogger potdoll said...


At 5:47 pm, Blogger Jason Arnopp said...

Darn it all to hell, fella, I missed your request for readers. Am always willing to help - especially after your epic War & Peace-esque critique of my last script. :)

At 6:13 am, Blogger Brian Sibley said...

Belated Birthday Thingys! And Many More!


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