I love you, man!

Posted: June 30, 2010 in Friends, Pimp, Warm Fuzzy
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Okay, you guys. You remember a long time ago when I mentioned that I wrote a warm-fuzzy bomb of epic proportions but saved it to my drafts, and in the cold light of (sober) reality (i.e. the next morning) I decided against posting it? That was back in May of 2009. I post it today because a) it still applies, over a year later; and 2) I thought you’d get a giggle out of it because, well, HOLY HELL, I must have been buzzing fit to beat the band. Still, I mean every word! I just generally choose a more subtle, toned-down way to express my feelings for y’all. Love ya! Mean it!

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This is the blog version of an, “I love you, man!” after two beers and a really big shot of something potent.

I just have to express to you, my lovely readers, how much I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOU GUYS. Your blog entries make me laugh, cry, and think, sometimes all in the same post. You leave me comments that make me crack up, and I know that you really, really get me. I may have only met a handful of you “in real life”, but the friendships I have with you are so very valuable, and so very dear to me, that physicalities mean nothing to me in the face of true, real, kindredship.

Heather – Lovey, you don’t even know the special place you hold in my heart. You are my sister in spirit, and I wish everything good for you because YOU ARE DUE. Your hugs are like gold, and I’m planning on cashing in and stocking up in very short order. I can’t carry you in my pocket like I really want to, but I always carry you in my heart.

Amy – I think if we ever had a face-to-face conversation, we’d end up using this binary short-speak that started each sentence with three random words, and ended with, “Oh my God, me too!” Don’t be surprised if I show up on your doorstep one day, fixin’ to help you break in that outdoor kitchen. I’ll bring the beer. And the tequila.

Kim – If my sense of humor, and sense of reality, had a twin, it would be you. The way you spin words is so damned smart that if I were ever to be compared to you, I would consider that to be a very high compliment, indeed. In fact, I’m going to call you. If I can wheedle your phone number out of you. You’ll have your very own tele-stalker, and you will be flattered. Oh yes, you will.

Crisitunity – Reading your words makes me feel peaceful. I know you, out of everyone else I know, really understands how huge that is. Calm in the center of a stormy life, that’s what you are. You make me want to take better care of myself, and emulate the centered-ness that you have created for yourself.

TB – Dude, you’re wicked cool. That’s a Maine-ism right there, so you understand the honor I’m bestowing upon you. You’re a long, lovely conversation that goes on until 3:00 in the morning. I know you get that. I’ve got a bottle of whisky with your name on it, any time you want to cash in.

Dys – We’re twins, you and me. Friendship never looked me in the face so hard as when you and I started rapping back and forth together. Distance doesn’t matter, day or night, I know you’re someone to count on, and I hope you know you have the same in me.

MTAE/Steve – I can’t think of a better occupation for you than a comedian. You talk about life so well, and we all know that’s where the best material comes from. One of these days I’m going to see you on Comedy Central and think, “Hey, I know that guy!

Amanda – You’ve read me forever, and I’ve read you forever. Since you posted under a “nom-de-net”, do you remember that? “Heather”, wasn’t it? You remind me of home, and you of all people understand how much that means to me. Some day, we’ll have a beer down at the Lower Deck!

Joe – You’re tender, you’re gangsta, you’re vulnerable, and you’re strong, all at the same time. You make me take a closer look, think a little longer, and assess my perceptions. For that, I consider you a blessed friend.

Jayne – Haven’t we met, in real life? It truly feels like we have, though you’re thousands of miles away. One day I’m going to make good on my threat to move in with you. You’re wise, you’re loving, and you have a young and vibrant spirit. I cherish you, I really really do.

Jen – You’re one of my best friends. We’re enough alike, and enough different, to have a truly fulfilling friendship. So no matter what, no matter where, I’ll be your fellow geek in spirit and protect you from the dreaded cubicle disease. It’s the least I can do, you keep me company in my craziness!

Robyn – Good grief, I can’t even count how many years I’ve been reading you. A fellow Exiled Maineiac, I’m drawn to your journal day after day, like cozying up to your kitchen table and chatting over coffee. One of these days we’ll have to coordinate a trip to Maine and meet face-to-face.

Sherry – You’ve been a constant in my life since I started reading on-line journals, YEARS and YEARS and YEARS ago (not to date us, or anything). I’ve so enjoyed reading along as your family grows, and sharing our love of photography. Some day we will meet in Halifax and have a grand laugh at how far we’ve come since HTML and Notepad.

Jeanette – You’re kind and you’re thoughtful, generous to a fault, and always ready with an encouraging word. That I know all this without even meeting you in person is just a testament to how wonderfully your personality shines through in your writing.

Finally, before I get too maudlin, I’d like to mention all of these other folks whom I read on a regular basis. We don’t really talk with one another, other than the occasional comment, but I appreciate them just the same!

Kitschin Logic
Dysfunction Junction
Anissa
A Pile of Dog Bones
Sundry
Avitable
Bedlam Farm
Blogography
Chronicles of a Country Girl
Coping with Chaos
Dana
Carrie
JenFu
Rob
Mo
Hyperbole and a Half
I Promise Not to Laugh During the Seance
Karen Sugarpants
Less Internet, More Cabernet
Mandajuice
Midnight Cliff
Britt
Native Born
Plain Jane
Rabbitch
Secondhand Karl
Six Year Med
Smitten Kitchen
Snackiepoo
Weetabix
Bound and Gags
John Scalzi
Wil Wheaton
Vix
Jestertunes
Ideas and Tidbits
Sole Prop
The Kim Challenge
This is Reverb
Conniption Knit
Honea Express
Poppy
Dlynz
My Bad Pants

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God bless the internet!

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Comments
  1. crisi-tunity says:

    Gawsh. I’m very flattered, even if I’m also stunned that you think I’m CALM. I’m a little verklempt over here.

    Also, what the heck was in that liquor? That was like the longest, loveliest Oscar speech ever. 🙂

    • Tiffany says:

      Well, mind you, I wrote that a year ago when you were doing the yoga retreat (I think). Things were calmer then!

      I put Kanye to shame, right? No award, all speecheriffic.

  2. Jen says:

    you are awesome! ❤ ❤ ❤

  3. Taoist Biker says:

    Back atcha, woman.

    It’s funny how to this day I really don’t recollect exactly how we bumped into each other – did I see your blog in “Recently Pressed” back when I was furiously trying to find other bloggers with whom to connect? Did some misguided happenstance lead you to stumble across mine?

    Who the hell cares?

    I’ve considered it a privilege to come to know such a kind and kindred spirit. Fun will be had in August. Even if a lot of it has is followed with “WHAT?!?” and has to be repeated again, louder…

    • Tiffany says:

      You know, I did a search of your comments and I can’t figure out when you first started hanging out over here, either. I think you hung around at the tail end of the old Blogger site, if I’m not mistaken?

      • Taoist Biker says:

        Nope, I think we fell in together right as you were moving over to WP, if memory serves.

        I searched: Your first comment (well, the first mention of Snerkology) on my blog was Feb 6 2008, which was about the time frame I had in mind. So far the earliest I’ve found of mine on your blog was this one.

        Amusingly, both of those first comments jump right in with no “Long time listener, first time caller” preamble. Heh. Typical of us both, eh?

  4. sherry says:

    Okay Imma need a few shots of Jack Daniels for this…

    (Hee. NOT)

    I still remember when you revealed your true identity (woo, how superhero!) and being so honoured that you trusted me like that. I have always loved the way you write and the way you invite us all into your life. Mwah!

  5. Avitable says:

    Awww. So sweet I almost got diabetes! 🙂

  6. Whit says:

    That’s good company.

    Thanks!

  7. Thanks! I checked out for a couple of days. I was spending time pickin’ off crazies with a rifle from the roof.

  8. iamheatherjo says:

    Warm fuzzies! Aww! These entries are so much fun! Thank you, sweet girl. I love you bunches.

    These mashed potatoes are SO creamy!

    You really pegged Joey, I gotta say.

  9. Kim says:

    Even when buzzed people tell me they love me it makes me very happy so I’m smiling very big right now!
    I don’t know what I ever did on the internet BS – Before Snerkology.

  10. Hilly says:

    This is such a nice post to read! I love positive stuff like this. 🙂

  11. angelcel says:

    Aw…that’s a lovely way to start the day. You are a sweetheart. 🙂

  12. Dyskinesia says:

    Absolutely right back at you, doll. 🙂 I’m not sure if TB found you through me or if I found you through him, but I’m pretty sure we’d fight over the right be to first. 😉

    Love you, and can’t wait to see you – soon! 😀

  13. Poppy says:

    I just found this link to my blog on my WP dashboard. Funny how I follow you on twitter but haven’t been reading your blog. Fixing that today. 🙂

  14. Amy says:

    Wow! This was super sweet and very wonderful of you, but I’ve come to expect nothing less since you are such an amazing human being!!!

    xoxo!

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