Monday, March 14, 2011

Ode to a Lurker Busy, Quiet, or New-to-the-Blog Person with Absolutely No Evil Intent at All.

I know you're reading! And I love it! But I miss hearing from you, and knowing who you are, exactly. Yes, YOU. I do mean YOU ... I want to hear from you! Gimme a shout? Tell me what you're thinking about lately in that lovely head of yours. Or ask me a question! Or link to a post you've written recently that you love and want to share.


Or just give the color of this terrifyingly green sweater I wore on Saturday a creative Crayola-esque name!

A post about nothing -
I wonder who's reading
Is it you, you, or YOU?

If you readz and no commentz
(Though that may sound presumptuous)
To meet you down there (↓)
Would simply be scrumptuous!

Write me a note!
C'mon, tell me you're list'nin'.
I'm stuck inside cleaning
Gotta get this place glist'nin.

Haven't cleaned for weeks
And I'll tell you, it shows
Can't even sit down
I'd get ick on my clothes!

And speaking of clothes
It's laundry day too.
Housecleanin' Lottery,
I think I've won you!

It's drudgery, people!
Wouldja gimme a 'scuse
To put down my duster
And rest my caboose?

Speak up today,
Then go back in your shell.
Or stay out. You might like it!
You never can tell.

-- FriedOkra, originally published October 2007, reproduced this time with slight modifications because I've grown to dislike the implications of the word "lurker."

Seriously. Say one little sumpm'. Go on, it feels good!

And leave me your blog or email address so I can say sumpm back.

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  1. You are just too cute. So happy to have "met" you this year!

  2. Hi Megan!

    Always glad to stop in at your place, especially when you post pix of your adorable kiddos! Today at my house the agenda is school, a run to the store to exchange some clothes and mail a package, and then later back at home maybe a bit of decluttering.


  3. Hilarious! Your plea worked; here I am; creeper, browser, viewer, reader!! Found your blog a few weeks ago; read daily! Keep it up!
    Oh, and the green?? Ummm,
    err, ehh
    hmm :~)

  4. Cute! Hope Spring's coming your way!!! I try to read each post.

  5. Ok - "sumpm' " How's that? No seriously, since you are on a cleaning jag, it would be a good idea to clean out the lint in your dryer vents. Just read of 2 house fires on Facebook that were attributed to dryers. Check out my FB post...Love to you all!!

  6. i put one of these posts on my blog a few days ago ... and got 2 responses. but there are 99 people (and have been for weeks! where is that 100th person!) that are listed in my readers spot.
    and it's beginning to drive me bonks. because i have no idea who (if anyone) is listening.
    that felt good to get off of my chest.

  7. Hi,
    I have followed your blog for a while and even found you on facebook but I don't leave many comments on here.
    I love that you have such a devotion to the 3-Day!
    I'd have to name your sweater Easter Grass Green. I love that color by the way. :)

    Have a great day with your cleaning and laundry and just think about how good it will feel when you are done! I need to be doing the same thing.

  8. I think the color on the sweater is great. Lovely.

    I thought we were all well, but I took Benjamin (10 months) to have his lungs checked today and he is still wheezing. So a round of steroids and antibiotics has been ordered. Ugh.

    I wrote about gratitude in the midst of many minor illnesses last week.

  9. I know the feeling - the same is happening here. Hello! I read - of course I do. And have been for years. Sometimes, though, I just don't have the time to comment. Lame excuse, I know. Oops. This week's resolution - comment.

  10. All the shades of green I would call that have alredy been invented. That's a total "mint green" or "sea-foam green" if I ever saw one....and a color that looks great on you I might add.

    By the way...did you see that Clemson almost beat UNC in the ACC tourney this weekend? Even went to overtime....but as usual we came up short.

  11. Great poem! I don't have a blog, but I am a follower of yours. Just wanted to say Hi.

  12. I have been reading forever...but sadly have very little to say. I love your posts and blog. The pics make me smile as do you.

  13. Hiya Okra! Nice poem! I love the green sweater, I love your posts, I love the nice thank you I got in the mail today and I love sweet, wonderful, you!

  14. know I'm here...and loving you in your pistachiho sweater! :)

  15. Hi Megan. Enjoy your blog. Watched Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood last night on netflix. Kinda thought of you.

  16. That is a slightly pastelized emerald lime mint twist :) Love the poem! Love you too! xx

  17. Hmm, I'd say pepto bismal green, but I still like it. Anything green is good with me!

    Does it count as lurking if, like me, one comments about once a month? :) Glad you're getting some response. It never works when I try...

  18. Hey Megan!

    I just found your blog yesterday and happened upon this post. I don't usually comment but you have a way of disarming people and making them feel comfortable being themselves. Your like a master wordsmith, but I'm not sure that really does your talent justice. Thank you for writing this blog. It's one of my new favorites.

    I've never been a fan of green. I'm more of a purple person myself. I think teal might look good with that sweater style.

  19. Greetings from sunny Florida! We're on vacation down here for March Break. Love your poem! Very well written.

  20. 14, 2011 at 11:02 PM

    This is the cuties thing ever. I laughed and laughed. I am that person.. I read your blogs every time you post, and never say a thing. OMG, I am a peepingblogger.. Love your blogs. I really do. Thank you so much for this one today..

  21. I do not have a blog but I have southern roots and I loved fried okra made by my grandma years ago in MS
    Your love for your family shines and it is wonderful to read even when you struggle it reminds me of my days with toddlers.
    We have four grandchildren now and I am missing them like crazy We moved down to FL and they live up North
    I enjoy your blog and appreciate your honesty
    thanks so much for sharing Patty N

  22. Hello! Love that little bit of poetry. It's very Seuss-ish. Seuss-like? Anywho. Are you enjoying Spring?

  23. All right, I confess that I don't always comment. I often read during lunch at work or while I'm pumping during the day and I just don't always have the time (or free hands) to comment. I'll try to be better - I promise! :)

  24. Hi Megan,

    Okay,this is the first time I have ever commented (ever, anywhere!). I am more of a listener than a talker. I used to read you at 5 Minutes for Parenting, I missed your great posts and finally tracked you down over here. I love to read about your beautiful family! Keep posting.


  25. oh Meagan, I always go right to your blog when I see you have posted.You are soooo talented.I really love it when I've had a bad day like today and there you are ! Even in the sad and bad times for you,I have loved to hear from you and love to pray for you and thank God for you !

  26. Just saying hello. I linked to you via boomama and have enjoyed reading your blog. I am from SC and live there now, but I also graduated from high school in IL and my family still lives there, so I enjoy your own little mix of midwestern/southern living. :)
    Jennifer L.

  27. Well Ms. Megan, I have commented multiple times in the past but just had to throw my two cents in...the poem was great and like someone above said very Dr. Suess-ish. Your ability with words is great and I too smile every time I read blog. Love to you gal :)

  28. Well Ms. Megan, I have commented multiple times in the past but just had to throw my two cents in...the poem was great and like someone above said very Dr. Suess-ish. Your ability with words is great and I too smile every time I read blog. Love to you gal :)

  29. Pretty sure I have delurked and commented before, but wanted to say hello again and tell you how much I have been enjoying your posts lately. I have been able to relate to so many in one way or another. :) Nothing too interesting over at my blog unless you want to find out what hamentashen is. ;)

  30. I'm here....late, but here. I have been so busy and not been commenting. Thanks for giving me an excuse to comment today!! Love ya!!

  31. i haven't said a proper thank you for all your ooh-ing and ah-ing over us surviving Africa and getting home. So thank you for the comment love, friend. Many hugs!

  32. Hilarious! I understand exactly how you feel. :) Lana