February 13th, 2007 | Uncategorized

My friend Helen Sandler is visiting from the UK. We’ve been talking about how stressful we’re finding it to maintain our blogs. So to give ourselves a break, we’re going to swap.

14 Responses to “guestblogger”

  1. Sara says:

    What a great idea.

    You do realize that there’s no rule / requirement re. how often you post though, right??? The beauty of blogging is that you get to decide when and whether to post 😉


  2. Amberooni says:

    *having a panic attack* *biting my nails*
    but…but…what if the people over at Alison’s friend’s blog like Alison and decide to keep her and make her stay?


    oh yeah, this is only the internet.

    okay. I’m calm now. 😀

  3. meg says:

    too funny.

    and ditto on what Sara sez, btw. If this relentless self pressure continues, the next thing you know you’ll be sending us all yearly *Valentines*, or some such nonsense. 😉

  4. Maggie Jochild says:

    I can’t believe you trust us with a guest. You know what this means? “You like us, you really like us!”

  5. Ian says:

    Don’t worry – we’ll be nice to her I’m sure. *Wicked Laugh*

    Maggie: what film/movie *is* that Sally Field line from??? It’s quoted in Tales of the City/Sure of You as well and I’ve never found out where it’s from!!!

  6. Maggie Jochild says:

    It’s what she said when she won her second Oscar. Completely sincere, and she embarrassed the crap out of the Hollywood set.

    Ah, “Tales of the City”. When I lived in SF, I subscribed to the mainstream paper just to make sure I got that serial as it came out of Maupin’s wonderful head. I wonder how he dealt with people who were just as invested in his characters and plot line as Alison’s fanbase is with her strip? But his fans didn’t have this kind of (fantasized) access to him, or instant gratification. (Instant gratification vs. instant karma…)

  7. Audrey Wylfing says:

    I think the guest writer is an excellent idea.

    Here’s one for your collection of Dykes to Watch Out For

    We have several like this in Cambridgeshire, England.

    Kind regards


  8. curious in Manchester says:

    Hi Helen,
    I’m saying hello from London. Don’t forget to bring back some goodies.


  9. Antibush says:

    Watch subject. Bush goes ballistic about other countries being evil and dangerous, because they have weapons of mass destruction. But, he insists on building up even a more deadly supply of nuclear arms right here in the US. What do you think? Why has bush turned our country from a country of hope and prosperity to a country of belligerence and fear.
    What happened to us, people? When did we become such lemmings?
    We have lost friends and influenced no one. No wonder most of the world thinks we suck. Thanks to what george bush has done to our country during the past three years, we do!

  10. loooooong-time reader, 1st-time commenter says:

    yo, a

    i hope you don’t worry too much about the blog. your contribution remains as always your work, for which i don’t think any of use will ever thank you enough. i imagine having such an active and vocal (graphile?) fan community commenting might weigh on you, but hey, it’s how we show our love. (also by buying books, i guess.)

    re blogging, there’s a book
    by a blogging friend of a blogging friend of mine. sort of funny that it exists at all, i guess.

  11. carol p says:

    Hey Antibush. Perhaps I can help you to feel a little better.
    I am South African, and I got back from a trip to Vermont last month. I’ve never had any desire to go to America but I made friends here from Vermont so went to see them. I didn’t meet a single person who sucked, in fact I was astounded at the level of awareness I encountered there. It was refreshing to find people who are gentle, respectful of other humans and the environment, and who are aware of the impact that George Bush is having on the rest of the world. I do know, however, that Vermont is not really a reflection of the whole of America but there are many of us out here in the rest of the world that know that George Bush is not representative of the whole country, as much as that sounds weird.
    Speaking of fear, I live surrounded by spiked walls and heavy locks. Not to say that you are not fearful by what he is doing. I have fallen in love with your country and would go back in a heart beat!
    And Helen from the UK … yes long johns and snow shoes, also new to me. I had never seen snow before I came to the USA and was terrified of snow ploughs! never mind the crashing of snow falling off roofs, which sounds like burglars to me. Shovelling snow was a novelty. Didn’t get to strap tennis rackets to my feet though; glaobal warming caused a melt down.
    JFK? Now THAT sucks.

  12. Floroskop says:

    I think this try.

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