Tuesday, August 01, 2006

De-lurk, you fuckers!


I've had a lot* more visitors in the past two days than normal. I don't really understand sitecounter, but I think some of you are new... Who are you all? Where have you come from?

It's a tad unsettling. Especially as it follows a comments thread that got a bit serious. Well. Maybe there'll be more of that shit in the future.

Or perhaps I'll revert to interminable stories about how nobody wants to go out with me.**

We'll see....

*When I say a lot, I mean about six.

**Lots*** of people want to go out with me. Just not the right ones.

***When I say lots, I mean about three.


  • Yeah I have started coming here...you are funny you see....It's your own fault.

    By Blogger UnderCrackers, at 7:34 PM  

  • Hi. I am just interesting in finding out why people blog. I may be tempted to start blogging myself first if i have a bit of spare time, as i have interesting stories to tell. My conclusion so far is that bloggers have had relationship breakups in the main and the blog allows the feelings of anger and upset to be released. I have picked your blog because at least its interesting with it x

    By Blogger You crazy bloggers, at 8:34 PM  

  • *** that's three more than I have

    By Blogger GreatSheElephant, at 8:51 PM  

  • hello! I always find it frustrating when people lurk too, so am de-lurking. (Think I found you through Tim - or maybe Wyndham). Very interesting thread on the Guardian, got there a bit late to add anything.

    By Blogger Annie, at 9:19 PM  

  • Am following Annie's example and also de-lurking (minding my manners). I'm happy to have found you through the very lovely Urban Chick.

    I was highly diverted by your recent post on the Grauniad, but was too cowardly to weigh in on what clearly turned into a somewhat emotive issue (being the kind of craven coward who yells "f-i-i-i-g-h-t!!!" - and then stands back to watch...)

    By Blogger the plate invigilator, at 9:27 PM  

  • "very lovely"?

    **throws up**

    (s'alright, spinny, not trying to start a fight - TPI is actually a meatspace friend of mine)

    By Blogger Urban Chick, at 9:57 PM  

  • but yeah, i can confirm that she is the craven coward type

    By Blogger Urban Chick, at 9:58 PM  

  • Hi, I got here by way of Kaz (maybe others have, as well?) and liked it enough to bookmark. I've got a few U.K. blogs bookmarked because I like it there, in fact want to move there. Mostly, though, I just like the perspective and humor, particularly the entertaing (to me) idiom.

    I've just recently started a blog of my own, but I'm not sure how long I'll continue. I think that I am, at heart, a commenter.

    BTW, were you the the one from Bristol who came to check mine out recently? If so, you didn't delurk either. :)

    By Blogger RLT, at 12:11 AM  

  • I usually just post on Blue Cat but legged it over here in an attempt to wallow in spinsteryness for a bit to remove all 'awww, that's sweet' from my system and replace it with 'ha ha' or 'grrr'.
    I'm cracking*.

    *not meant in a Northern-Wallace and Gromit-toast-related way.

    By Anonymous Button, at 9:22 AM  

  • Me, probably.

    By Blogger Bowleserised, at 9:26 AM  

  • Dude, I really think you should let me hook you up with the Hairy Man. He really is an incredibly nice guy (and he knows where everything is). I think you two might hit it off.

    By Blogger Chaucer's Bitch, at 11:04 AM  

  • CB, thanks for the offer, but I don't think I could live with the sketchers!

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 11:35 AM  

  • A link for the Cuntiad post, please Spinster. Ta in anticipation.

    btw - apropos of nothing, "For my brother is an hairy man and I am an smooth man" (Alan Bennett TM 196?)

    fbtw - do you say 'How' as "High" like the bird trying to disguise her Ulster accent on Breakfast this morning?

    fsbtw - you really are worthy of the attention/adulation you're getting here Spin - I've been a fan for a long while, as you know - and think you should be on the telly or something. Just don't forget your true fans when the big time beckons, that's all we ask...

    wrod vercfication: mcentw (from Sunderland, perhaps?)

    By Blogger Robert A. Swipe, at 11:45 AM  

  • I don't think people from Norn Iron should be allowed on the telly one account of our eardrum-shattering accent.

    Twelve years since I left the god-forsaken place and I still can't pronounce 'mirror'.

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 12:06 PM  

  • I haven't been over there since about 1983 myself Spin - I hear Belfast's changed a lot. I love the accent though. My Mum was born in Belfast but she lost hers completely (although friends said they could still detect it) but my aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces and all had fairly strong ones. My favourite aunt, Joy (like Ma Swipe, no longer with us, sadly), had the one that's stuck with me most (I use hers to figure out how to phonetically spell the words out for our slower, less imaginative English readers) She'd say tea as tay and tay-dee Brad for tattie bread and made the biggest breakfasts in the world ever (she is actually in the Guinness Book of Records for this...) that included those (shouldn't really say this as a convert to veggiedom) lovely really pink little sausages and wheaten bread and soda bread and....[I'd better stop, it's making me peckish just to list them...]

    By Blogger Robert A. Swipe, at 12:25 PM  

  • My cousins are from Norn Iron and and they say paarr shaaarr and mommee and dada. I like it. Like The Swipe - I've been commenting inanely for quite a while. I love your blog. I think I found it via Surly Girl (Dflat chimebar).

    By Blogger rockmother, at 12:26 PM  

  • "My conclusion so far is that bloggers have had relationship breakups in the main and the blog allows the feelings of anger and upset to be released."

    not sure if anti-blogger will read this, but the anger and upset part of his assessment is definitely right. my blog is basically a long rant, but at the behaviour of donors and development organisations.

    By Anonymous riddledwiththepox, at 12:50 PM  

  • I come from Australia and found your blog via Miss Meep's. I read your blog to get my daily dosage of swearing, bitterness and ranting. Makes me smile so thank you and keep going.

    By Blogger thanh7580, at 1:57 PM  

  • This was the best blog post title ever.

    By Blogger patroclus, at 3:33 PM  

  • Thanks P.

    I've been trying to reign in the swearing lately (cos there are vicars and proper grown-ups reading this sometimes you know).

    But fuck it!

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 4:10 PM  

  • OK...I stumbled upon you a ways back from the random blog link on the blogger page. Consider me de-lurked.
    What can I say. You're funny. I pop by now and then to see what's up with you, as I like your style of writing.
    Erm - or maybe it's that I have no life...
    Best not to think about it.

    By Blogger Geosomin, at 5:02 PM  

  • Spinny, define "proper grown-up".
    btw, I love the way you write! And, do you talk that way in real life?

    By Blogger Remiman, at 10:29 AM  

  • Hi Spin

    I've been lurking for a couple of months now and seeing as how you asked so nicely I thought I ought to appear, blinking into the daylight.

    Your blog rules! Can't remember how I found it but who cares, I'm very happy to be here now.

    Goodnight and good luck

    **resumes lurking**

    By Anonymous ateabutnoe, at 7:37 PM  

  • Well I wouldn't consider myself a lurkee...but here I am (does this remind anyone of In and Out when the whole assembly stands up and says I'm gay!!)

    By Blogger Jools, at 8:43 AM  

  • I only found you a bitago. I think it might have been indirectly because of that stupid woman in the Independnet who can't spot a female blogger when she sees one. I'd have thought 'professional spinster' and 'blogspot' might have been tiny clues*

    I got into that whole mullarkey via Rullsenberg. I visit from Bloglines #3057397

    And I like the fact that your blogger comments remember me...which proves it can be done!

    * not that she had any clues on which to work in her non-researched piece...

    By Anonymous Gert, at 6:20 PM  

  • I think i got here from Kirses at Highly Strung and i think it's about time i stopped lurking.

    Good stuff, Spinny - you and the others are hijacking the holidays...can't stop reading.

    By Blogger the whales, at 12:25 PM  

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