Thursday, January 14, 2010

Delurking, morons, bragging and other miscellany

Apparently, this is Delurking Week, or it was already Delurking Day, or something. I always miss it, and probably shouldn't even post about it since now if no one delurks, I'll feel REALLY stupid. But it means come say hello. That's all. Just make an appearance. Pretty please?

Creepy Delurking Day logo courtesy of Aimee at Greeblemonkey. Go check her out.

I know from looking at my stats whenever I remember I can that I get a bunch more visitors than commenters -- and most of you even stay for longer than five seconds! There must be a handful of people who have at least heard of my blog and love me enough to click a little hand thingy, as evidenced by my inexplicably high position here:
Photographic evidence, since people are bound to come to their senses.

In the meantime, here are some assorted pieces of me-news/nuggets rattling around in my head:

Posts coming up on the blog include roadrunners, herons/egrets, death and crickets, crap factories doves, ants, more snapshots, my shortcomings as a parent and brain-using human, and some other stuff -- almost definitely not in that order.

I'm picking up the pace on article writing. I've got one in the pipeline and hopefully a few more on the way. Yea me.

I'm sure you may have heard about it already, but I have to briefly vent about Pat Robertson, who claimed that the earthquake that ravaged Haiti is due to a pact they made with the devil. Quite aside from how absolutely insane this is, and with all due sensitivity to the spectrum of faiths of people who may read my little rant -- If you garner attention every time a tragedy strikes (Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, this) by blaming the victims and by spewing garbage about devil curses and divine retribution; if you scam money out of people that could be used either by them (because you take money from people who have a fraction of the wealth you have), or to really help victims of tragedy, so that you can travel there because somehow your bigoted, hateful hypocrisy prayers are more effective if you change your location on the planet; if THIS is the god you serve ... then screw you and your imagined revenge-obsessed deity. Also, screw the sycophantic bobbleheaded morons who keep putting you on television and not calling you on your crap. Real faith and civilized society should have no place for you.

And in the spirit of yesterday's "Just do it" post and today's rant, if you are looking for ways to help for REAL, check here and here for actual information and organizations helping Haiti, or here for a list of ways you can help, or just, you know, contribute to the general humanity of humans.

Oh, also, if you're here for actual Arizona stuff, I understand this is turning out to be a good year for bald eagles. There have been some good opportunities to see them in the Tres Rios Wetlands area, for one. Also, hawks are out in force right now, and the egrets and herons are really pretty awesome lately.

My Delurking logo. Because he's lurking, sorta. What? It fits!

That is all.


Leslie F. Miller said... Best Blogger Tips

You are fabulous. I hope all the lurkers show their you-know-whats to you. (I mean, of course, their thoughts.)

andrea said... Best Blogger Tips

Is this where you say "HI"?
If it is, HI!
Thanks for all the photos on Flickr.

kirsten said... Best Blogger Tips

*flash* delurk mode on. you're fabulous and I genuinely adore reading your blog and poking around your photostream. Wish I could come join you around the riparian reserve sometime!

zoniedude1 said... Best Blogger Tips

I never lurk.
Well, almost never...
A big delurking Hi! to you.

Oh yeah, I've always thought Pat Robertson was one of the biggest low-life scum bags on the planet and his latest atrocity proves it once again. Indeed a mega-moron.

OakMonster said... Best Blogger Tips

Well, you delurked. So I delurked too! What a great way to find new blogger friend, eh? :)

Happy Delurking Day!

Kim Hosey said... Best Blogger Tips

Leslie: You're fabulouser. You can show off your you-know-whats here any time. (Your thoughts, of course.)

Andy: It is indeed. Hello, and thanks for stopping by!

Kirsten: Thank you so much. The Preserve is indeed a great place. I figure I might as well plug them, seeing as how they help me illustrate my blog!

Paul: Hello back! And yes, he is the mega-est of morons.

Oakley: Nice to "meet" you!

Tara said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello - just another delurker here, came by to check things out and I'm glad I did.

Robertson's an ass.

I love your photographs :0)

Kim Hosey said... Best Blogger Tips


"Robertson's an ass.

I love your photographs."

See; we should totally be friends! Thanks.

Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

I thought I got a masters in lurking?

heather said... Best Blogger Tips

Delurking? Great, goes right up there with unfriending! (and blogging /blaugging/) said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello :~)

I agree with you about Pat Robinson and others like him that "pray" (like a snake would pray on a mouse) on the least fortunate, most desperate people out there.

The Bug said... Best Blogger Tips

When I grow up I want to be a brain-using human. It sounds like a worthy goal LOL!

Thanks for stopping by my blog - & ditto to the nth on your Pat rant!

javadoug said... Best Blogger Tips

Delurking, lurking, shirking, and smirking,
well I like to throw out words, even ones I don't know.

You visit my flickr photos all the time, I guess it's good to delurk for just one day.

I've go so many blogs, I've lost track, and I certainly don't keep track of who views them (probably because none do :)


SciFi Dad said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on reaching double digit comments. Thanks for stopping by today.

Sy said... Best Blogger Tips

Its nice to see someone brag and not feel bad about it.. lovely!! really

ZenMom said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm new here. But I think I'll be sticking around. I like your rants. :)

Petula said... Best Blogger Tips

That's funny! I thought the same thing about people not commenting after I posted the delurker post. At least you have more comments than I do... :D

Average Jane said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy Delurking Day!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

hey there. Thanks commenting. Glad you like my photos.

I totally think that Pat Robertson is a jerk for making that comment. I'm a Christian and that is not the way my God thinks.

Anyway...take care. Hope to see more of you.

Katie @ Can't Get There said... Best Blogger Tips

I am not really a lurker since I just found your site, but I wanted to say HELLO! I was here! lest I be accused of future lurking. :)

Hope your Friday is bug-free. Because *someone's* needs to be and apparently it's not mine.

sue said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm here! I'm here! Yes, you have a cool blog yourself... and I shall return. :)

ComfyMom~Stacey said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the delurking photo!

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a total lurker--found you via flickr (I'm mama2em) and LOVE your thoughts on stuff (probably 'cuz they so match mine... ;-) )! Our kids (both "onlies") seem very similar too, minus the fact that mine is the WAY girly version of yours...

Keep it up! (And that's about all I've got of you-know-whats...)

Echo said... Best Blogger Tips

this is me delurking :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

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ck said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on the blog nomination and all the votes! That's awesome. (And you totally deserve it.)

daniela said... Best Blogger Tips

hi! glad to be here, saying hi and all. :)

JennyMac said... Best Blogger Tips

Pat Robertson...GRRRR. ANd I am not delurking...:) First time over from Babble. Glad I stopped by.

Kim Hosey said... Best Blogger Tips

Just wanted to offer a (belated)thanks to everyone who came out of the webwork here, or even visited for the first time. It was great to "meet" you all.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm not really a lurker. I've just found your blog, read the post "everybody dies, baby" and promptly subscribed. Just a heads up, you're now up to number 10 on the Babble list of nominees!

Cheers from southern AZ