Here's the deal.
I have way too much stuff going on in my real life. Blogging takes a lot of time out of my day and I can't concentrate as much as I should on things that matter right now. Namely, things like grades and college.
Therefore, I will be taking a break from blogging. I'm going to have to take off at least a month and it could very easily be 3+ months. This is not the end at all. I'm committed to being back up at 100% right after the new year.
There is one exception - the Friday Flickr Fetch will NOT stop. I've pre-selected all future Fetches leading up to February so there's no hours and hours searching for that perfect hot pic.
I can't wait to come back and rock it out.
Today, October 3, 2006, at 4:55PM, Gayer Mechanic Wales had its 100,000th visitor. They were the everyday GMW visitor - they got here by way of a link on one of my favorite blogs - Aussielicious - and they live outside America - in Italy - just like an increasing percentage of visitors here.
I started this blog less than 8 months ago on a dark, cold, and lonely Wednesday in February. I started the blog for myself, as a personal collection of things that interested me, and I got about 5 hits a day - all from hitting reload/refresh . There wasn't any real need for anonymity - no one was watching. Well today, things are a little different.
Yes, in the future, I want to be out. There are so many things I wish I could share and I think those things would make this blog better. Someday when I come out in real life to my friends and family, I'll jump on the computer and do the same for all the readers in cyberspace.
Until then, look forward to some changes around here - mainly a major facelift that is gonna be gorgeous!
There is a long list of people the Scissor Sisters wanted to thank on their new album, Ta Dah. Here are some of my (obvious) favorites:
- The Jim Henson Creature Shop
- Amanda Lepore
- Kylie Minogue
- John Cameron Mitchell
- The Osbournes
- Richie Rich & Traver Rains of Heatherette
- Rufus Wainwright
- Elton John, a "musical Godfather"
- Anderson Cooper
I kid you not, ANDERSON COOPER. The proof is below. Yes we knew that Jake and Anderson knew each other. This is a little different. Oh Anderson...
Last night I went to a friend's birthday party. I've mentioned her and her parents before. She lives way outside the city that I live in - almost half an hour. When I got to her house, walked around to the back porch, and looked around, I realized that I knew NONE of the other people there. Not to desperage the other people there, but they were all pretty rural and the center of their social lives is the McDonalds right off the interstate. So generally not the crowd of people that I hang out with.
We had a bonfire and made smores, something that I haven't done in years. I snapped a picture on my pebl. I gave my friend the new Scissor Sisters album, Ta Dah. I went to the record store before the party and picked the album up. As I was leaving I realized that I wanted one too so I went back and got another for myself. Crazy crazy. Since then, I've listened to the album 4 times through, which is insane, but so satisfying. I almost never buy physical albums anymore, mostly I download from iTunes. But for both this album and Confessions, I go for the real deal.