Sunday, October 09, 2005
Now I'm a Farmer ...
Well, nice to see you all arriving at the party on time! I just finished reading Wonderland Avenue by Danny Sugerman, a real must-read for any Jim Morrison or Iggy Pop fans out there. Danny is co-author of No One Here Gets Out Alive, and he was hanging with The Doors from when he was about twelve, working for them (answering fan mail, writing press releases) since he was fourteen. It was all hunky dory until the needle and the damage done.
For there to be interaction there has to be action; from a quick peruse, I'd say you could increase your blog's popularity sevenfold by posting shorter articles, but more frequently. Cut to the flippin chase my friend, and if you don't want the official FunnyFarmOnline.org site to be commercialized, utilize this baby for that porpoise. You know I have four large offspring and cannot pay my freakin' bills right now.
Anyways, there's a Malene Arpe article in the Toronto Star today about a cybercouple from Boston and Toronto who recently married, with wedding coverage on both of their blogs and on their rabbi's blog, VelveteenRabbi Blog .
Here's some of the story of the blogging couple, Joey deVilla of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Wendy Koslow of Boston, Massachusetts, USA:
What blog has joined together ... Blogospheric romance makes something old something new
They promised to love, honour ... and blog.
Wendy Koslow and Joey deVilla got married Sept. 24 in Boston after a year of careful planning, but if you're a reader of deVilla's blog or the couple's mutual blog, you already knew that.
Koslow, 31, of Boston, and deVilla, 37, a Toronto resident, met at a blogging conference. The rabbi, of course, has all the details on her blog.
"Last night I married Wendy Koslow (of now-defunct blog The Redhead Wore Crimson) and Joey "Accordion Guy" deVilla. Their story reads like a fairytale.
They were introduced by Reverend AKMA at the first BloggerCon a few years back. Despite the distance between Toronto and Boston (and between their two families and backgrounds — Wendy is Jewish and American, Joey a Catholic Philippino-Canadian) they fell in love," reads a recent entry from Rachel Barenblat's Velveteen Rabbi blog.
There was no blogging involved in last year's romantic proposal.
"We'd just spent the weekend out on the town (in Boston) celebrating Wendy's 30th birthday. After a quiet romantic dinner, we went back to Wendy's apartment where we were planning to have dessert and watch a movie. While relaxing, Joey decided that this was as good a time as any, and asked, "Wendy, will you marry this big ol' dumb ol' bear?'" the couple says — via email, of course.
"Everyone was expecting the engagement to happen that weekend except for us. Joey didn't plan to propose then. We didn't even have a ring — there was a diamond waiting for us, but it wasn't in town with Joey."
Last October, following the enthusiastic "yes" to the proposal, the couple started posting the ups and downs and minutiae and links of wedding planning on wendyandjoey.com. On Oct. 29, Joey, a technical community development coordinator, had this update:
"In case you hadn't heard, our wedding will be both multicultural and interfaith...
More of this story on TheStar.com
Joey's Accordion Guy Blog
Velveteen Rabbi Blog
I was searching for Elvis and somehow ended up in your blog, but you know I'm sure I saw Elvis in the supermarket yesterday.
No honest really, he was right there in front of me, next to the steaks singing "Love me Tender".
He said to me (his lip was only slightly curled) "Boy, you need to get yourself a shiny, new plasmatv to go with that blue suede sofa of yours.
But Elvis said I, In the Ghetto nobody has a plasma tv .
Dude I'm All Shook Up said Elvis. I think I'll have me another cheeseburger then I'm gonna go home and ask Michael Jackson to come round and watch that waaaay cool surfing scene in Apocalypse Now on my new plasma tv .
And then he just walked out of the supermarket singing. . .
"You give me love and consolation,
You give me strength to carry on "
Strange day or what? :-)
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