Gut Rumbles
 

July 09, 2005

hell... we all count

I first met this person early in my blogging days. She was part of "The Original Crew" that helped me through some difficult times in my life. She's approaching just passed the 400,000 visitor mark on her blog. Good for her.

I agree with this statement:

Beneath the pretense that numbers matters lies one undisputable truth for me....from those who have stopped by this humble site, I have made some wonderful friends. Not everyone has ended up my new best buddy, but I have met incredible people through this medium. My life would be much less interesting without them. I'd be deprived of inspiration, frustration, comfort, irritation, and a host of other emotions. Each and every person who has stopped by this site and commented has influenced my life to some extent. For ill or for good, I'm different because of their presence.

Ah... cogent thought, darlin.' But has anyone from Australia sent you any genuine vegemite yet? THAT'S when I knew that I had truly arrived as a blogger. I've also eaten about half of that tube he sent, too. It's GOOD on frozen waffles once you adjust to the taste.

I am (at last count) a little more than 19,000 visitors away from the TWO MILLION MARK. I should collect that many in the next week or so. I fully intend to celebrate that milestone with lots of bells and whistles.

I'm giving away a Washburn Rover guitar, a jar of genuine Jawja "home-made wine," a few really good cigars and a GUT RUMBLES bumper sticker or two to the lucky winner. I'll even post their picture, if they don't mind. I've come a long way from here over the past few years.

It's been a lovely cruise.

Comments

I got vegemite two years ago from my friend in Melbourne. Rae and her husband both blog...and now their daughter is trying her hand at it.

Thanks for being my friend, no matter how much we scrap. Blogging wouldn't be blogging without you

Posted by: Da Goddess on July 10, 2005 12:29 AM

"It's been a lovely cruise."??? Please don't tell me that means you're quitting the blog. Anyways, congrats on getting so far and on having made such a great blog.

Posted by: steve on July 10, 2005 12:41 AM

"It's been a lovely cruise" is just a line from a Jimmy Buffet song that I've always liked.

I have no intention of quitting blogging. I'm looking for THREE MILLION now.

Posted by: Acidman on July 10, 2005 01:06 AM

Dear Acidic Personage

I didn't start reading you until right before I left Georgia last year. I had just found out what a blog was and I don't remember now how I stumbled over you. Congratulations on the upcoming bazillionth visitor....I think I'm somewhere in the low 100's on mine, but what the hell.

I'm in "The Bunker" every morning at 6 A.M. Tipperary time and I start my day with the usual suspects to catch up with America - Drudge, Little Green Footballs, etc. I top it off with your blog and I'm usually pissing myself laughing by 7 A.M.....then I'm writing and recording, but I drop by your place many times a day when I take my breaks. I thank you.

I followed your link to your old blog. I had never seen it 'till now. Hope it stays up for a while cause I'd like to scroll around a little bit. I liked the goat story. Drop by my place. More than a few were written and recorded in my "cracker box with wheels" up in Gray, Ga. I think you might like "Angel In Savannah"

Posted by: James Hooker, shmuck on July 10, 2005 02:24 AM

Christ, I don't remember how I got here. Or how long I've been reading you. I do remember that you had about a year's worth of archives that I stayed up all night going through at one point LOL. I don't even visit my own site more than I visit you.

Here's to another two million!

Posted by: Chablis on July 10, 2005 08:14 AM

Acidman Mars?

Can you tell us what the "Mars" was all about? I imagine there's a story there.

Thanks.

Posted by: Hank on July 10, 2005 11:22 AM

Blogger asked for a last name when I registered with them. I typed "Mars."

That's all there is to that story.

Posted by: Acidman on July 10, 2005 04:10 PM

Don't mail the Hooch man! That thing in the federal mail system will probably be considered a terrorist device.

Posted by: Yogimus on July 11, 2005 12:16 AM

Yogi, if you DRINK IT, you'll KNOW that it's a terrorist device.

Posted by: Acidman on July 11, 2005 08:06 AM
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