Friday, July 23, 2010

Oh My Gawd! It Finally Happened After Almost Four Years!

I have to tell you that when I first started my blog (at the urging of K.K. over at Mid Life Gals), I had visions of grandeur. Yes, I was honestly under the delusion that one day I'd be at the grocery store (or somewhere equally as exciting) and one (or more) of my hundreds of of blog followers would recognize me and say something like, "Oh My Gawd, I can't believe it's you! Snooty!" Yes, that is sadly the way my mind functions. Many months later, I came to the self deflating realization that it wasn't going to happen any time in the near future. I was also convinced that I'd soon be offered a *book deal* of some kind, which was also never realized. Thankfully, not much can get me down, so I forgot about those unrealized dreams (they got filed in the garbage along with the many other scathingly brilliant ideas from my past) and I moved on.


So, fast forward 3-1/2 years to today, Thursday, July 22, 2010. Mr. Snoots and I decided to meet at a favorite local lunch spot (dive) that has awesome cheeseburgers and home made french fries. These days, if I'm craving meat of any kind, I try to eat it early in the day, since it's more difficult for the body to process beef if eaten later in the day. So, this was cheeseburger/fries day. Can I hear a Hallelujah here please? Half of the way through my burger (which is all I can eat these days anyway), two ladies entered said lunch spot (dive) and I thought I knew one of them from way back, but considering the decline of my mind these days, I just wasn't sure. Then, on her way to a table, she stopped by our table AND IT HAPPENED!


She stopped by our table and said, "I have to tell you how much I enjoy anonymously reading your blog, especially the foxes coverage." Momentarily dumbstruck, I managed to recover long enough to say, "Thank you!", when all I really wanted to do was sit and stare at her with my mouth gaping wide open, in total awe. I wanted to drink in my first ever (public) recognition of my blog. Honestly, I could have sat there and wallowed in it for hours, but I had places to go and things to do, so I moved on after relishing it for at least 20 minutes. It Was Heaven On Earth. Seriously. I'm still rather giddy from the experience.


It turns out that she and I had been on the Cancer Society Board together as well as both being members of the Junior League. It had just been so long since we'd seen each other that apparently neither of us was able to remember at first. Sure. There's a surprise. Like my mind works according to instructions. NOT. The fact remains, this is a woman I've always admired so it was a special day for me.


Anyway, here's a special *shout out* to Betty! Thanks for being a loyal fan reader. You might possibly be one of very few, but I am thankful for your loyalty!


So has anyone else experienced total obliteration of their blogroll lately? Mine has disappeared like the wind on any given day in West Texas. What is up with that? How can I possibly follow my favorite blogs without links? WHAT IS GOING ON BLOGSPOT? Get a grip because I'm ready to find a new home if you can't provide a better service. Really. Seriously.

11 comments:

Sjn said...

Anonymous followers are sort of like stalkers. They read all about you but you don't know it. I have extended family members and friends that never comment, but then I'll see them and they'll say something about what I wrote on my blog. It's a weird feeling, but then again I am publishing all this on a semi-public site. I wish they would comment so I can see who's there.
Blogroll or not, keep following me girl! I need your friendship!

Suburban Princess said...

I know there is someone who stalks my blog - so I sometimes write less than flattering things about her to see if she will take the bait. She never does tee hee!

Yay for being known!! You are on the road to fame now!

BJ Roan said...

I live in a very small town and surely most know I have a blog, but never get any comments. Lucky you!

The Incredible Woody said...

Woot! You are FAMOUS!!! I sense that book/movie deal is just around the corner:)

Mental P Mama said...

May I have your autograph? ;) Yay for the props!

Blarney said...

Nope. Haven't run across anyone who regular like reads my blog. Have quite a few in close proximity to me but no encounters with fame. I'm okay with it. Afterall if I have too many then I can't write scandalous things about them. *snort*

Itty Bitty Crazy said...

Wooooo BABY! YEAH!

I am just like you - always wanting to be acknowledged for my blogging. Hence my "READ MY BLOG" barked instructions to my poor husband who is usually innocently watching TV at the time. He dutifully logs on via his iPhone and blurts out a fake chuckle a minute or so later.

Now that I think about it, he could be just playing his Angry Birds game and totally humoring me...

Hm.....

I may have to stand over his shoulder as he reads in future.

He is what one might call an Enforced Fan...

Beth Dunn said...

You are so cute. I read in the princess handbook that we all think we are famous, even if we really aren't. Go girl for being honest and meeting a fan!
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Diane said...

Being famous rocks! I think... I'm not so I can't say for sure. But I too love your fox coverage!

Beth Dunn said...

HAve you read Golf Girls Little Tartan Book by Patricia Hannigan? If not let me know as I'll send it to you!
xoxo
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Heather Jones said...

I have a fan at the local grocery store and I'd give you a book deal.

 

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