Friday, August 12, 2005

A beautiful post from Ardeelee

This is just lovely - and really life-affirming for a wet Friday morning in Stabo...

12 comments:

David Duff said...

This is a comment I left for 'Ardeelee' before I realised that her site is not open to typepad subscribers:

"Exactly how many times did you use the word 'I', not including the one in "Ipod"? I only ask because there is self-absorption - and then there is you! Has your "better half" ever considered taking an axe to you? Just wondered."

You seemed to find her vapid witterings "life-affirming". I felt distinctly homicidal.

Still, we're not going to let a silly disagreement over a very silly girl spoil our blossoming friendship, are we?

ardeelee said...

(ahem...) i'm sorry ms rullsenberg if i'm using your 'space' to comment back on what david duff said...

...it's my blog and I can write whatever.....

You see, like you i've been feeling homicidal and suicidal for the past few months; I've decided to turn it around and for once, delve into self-absorption and count the many things that makes me 'unique'...in light of hope.

ps: I don't think my better half would want to axe me to death, as a matter of fact, the opposite. On January, we'll walk down the aisle of some church.

I think we're going to invite you David Duff to the wedding. It ought to be fun.

JoeinVegas said...

Will we see a list of I Likes from Lisa? Maybe I can put one together - be a lot different that what I usually do.

David Duff said...

Goes without saying that Lisa's list would begin with "I like David Duff".

I must apologise to Ardeelee to whom I was even more rude than is normal, even for me. It was churlish and unwarranted, and my only pathetic excuse is that I was in a very ratty mood yesterday, and I couldn't find a kitten to kick! I had probably been reading too much stupidity on the 'Trot-lot' sites. I truly wish you both a very happy life together.

Now I've got to go and lie down, all this being nice makes my head hurt.

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

A few things:
Duff: Being nice shouldn't hurt - and you don't have the wit or wisdom to turn negativity into an artform (as John has). And your ironic humour about our 'friendship' is wearing too too thin.

Ardeelee: use my space for whatever you need! (Better to litter my comments with the to and fro of dealing with Duffman than having to deal with the pollution of your own site.) Enjoy your walk down the aisle and please continue to bring light and shade to my world by continuing to blog (I can't do without my frequent dose of Cooper!)

David Duff said...

Well, Lisa, as *you* pointed me in the direction of John, and his feeble-minded and snooze-inspiring list of 'likes', I can only leave my comment for him on your site. (He, too, has a Blogger site that is closed to outsiders.) This is what I would have said to him:

"Yeeeees, John, but in a very deep, meaningful and profound way, do we actually give a rat's arse what you like? Of course, as 'ardeelee' pointed out to me when I made roughly the same point concerning her inordinately long list of likes, it is your site upon which you can publish anything you like (as indeed you have done - at length - in great detail - comprehensively, one might say); but if, after a bout of such intense navel-gazing, this is the best you can come up with, well, frankly, old chap, you might do better sitting in front of a mirror and talking to yourself, at least you would have an attentive audience.

Only trying to be helpful, you understand, ask 'la Rullsenberg', she'll tell you."

Incidentally, Lisa (or must I revert to the Ms. Rullsenberg?), do I detect a certain 'froideur' in our budding friendship? I am very sensitive, you know, the 'little Memsahib' will tell you - well, she never actually says so, but I know she thinks it - that my feelings are of the most refined and delicate nature, and at the slightest snub I simply shrivel! However, for the moment I will assume that your remark was a humorous slip of the keypad.

ardeelee said...

i smell BLOGworld war 3 coming...

ardeelee said...

I happen to like John's dislikes. I like you I like me, I like everybody. I even like Satan.

David Duff said...

Oh God! And I'm beginning to like you, 'ardeelee'. I must stop this blog-cruising. Get me outta' here!

John said...
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John said...

I'm not sure I should bother to point out, since I'm sure its clear as day to everyone else who read it, that Mr. Duff didn't get the point of my list.

In the first place, it obviously isn't a list of "likes." In the second, it isn't a list of 'my' dislikes but a tribute to Ardeelee's list, in other words, a work of fiction. I suspect you probably didn't read that far down, which is entirely your prerogative; other people's (apparent) likes and dislikes aren't everyone's cup of tea, I can see that.

Counago & Spaves was open to anonymous commenters last time I looked, but if I've altered the settings by mistake I shall rectify it. You'll see from the comments to the posting in question that its fictional nature (at least in part) is reiterated.

Those exceedingly tasteful people over at Drink-soaked popinjays directed no fewer than 200 readers to this particular posting. I can only hope they were a more attentive readership.

John said...

I just realised that I changed form of address in the above posting. Let it be noted that I was addressing Mr. Duff, no one else.