April 20, 2004

Is This Thing On?

Pulse-check time. As much as I'd like to say I don't pay attention to the number of comments I get, I think that the vast majority of the pleasure I derive from this is hearing from the people who actually read this thing. And while I've got, like, four blogrolls over there on the right, I enjoy hearing from each and every one of you and try and make it to your blogs as much as possible. So, since you're already here, leave me a comment and let me know how I'm doing. Its been a while since I've heard from some of you!

Posted by Chris at April 20, 2004 11:53 AM

you comment monger. ;)
you're doing fabulous as always.

Posted by: julie at April 20, 2004 12:06 PM

I'm trying to stop being so quiet...seems like things got busy for everyone lately, not just me!

Posted by: Anne at April 20, 2004 12:06 PM


Posted by: Busy Mom at April 20, 2004 12:09 PM

Oh yeah, it's been so long, one whole post. You must REALLY miss me! I'm a post-aholic, I love to leave little notes everywhere!

Posted by: Oliquig at April 20, 2004 12:10 PM

Love you as always!

Posted by: Cheeky Girl at April 20, 2004 12:13 PM

I must say that your site has become my portal to new and interesting blogs...Yeah.

Posted by: Del at April 20, 2004 12:16 PM

Hi! :-)

Posted by: Rebecca at April 20, 2004 12:17 PM

How am I doing? I'm a little hungry...nothing that a Hot Pocket won't fix. And you?


Posted by: feisty girl at April 20, 2004 12:25 PM


Posted by: Cornelia at April 20, 2004 12:29 PM

*jumps up and down waving hands in air* I'm here! (and I'm not that short--5'8"--so the waving is just to get your attention) ;-)

Posted by: Krush at April 20, 2004 12:30 PM


Maybe I need to go into a comment competition with you and see who leaves more comments on whose site. I am in need of the comments because I have no idea what anyone thinks of my site. Yes, that was part of the reason for moving, although, it is also hard to always be inspired to write without a potential audience.

Posted by: goodsnake at April 20, 2004 12:48 PM

We all love you Chris! Look on the bright side - my site gets like 2 comments a day!!

Posted by: Kimmie at April 20, 2004 12:58 PM

I'm here and checking in regularly--I'm just not feeling particularly witty, so I haven't been commenting.

Posted by: Casey at April 20, 2004 01:11 PM

*points* Comment whore! comment whore!!!!!!!!!

It's ok. I am too. But I don't get nearly the same amount of comments as you do. I'm lucky to reach the double digits, while that seems to be normal for you .



Posted by: Tjej at April 20, 2004 01:38 PM

You invite me in here, into this "comments room" and you dont even have Cookies? Or Punch? Or Scotch? What kind of party is this?

Luckily I brought my own *gulp*

(seriously Chris - you are the best. I am guilty of clicking "refresh" here very often.)

Posted by: Zoot at April 20, 2004 02:00 PM

Here I am, commenting. I don't get to read all the blogs I want to faithfully, and I know that makes me BAD, but I am worried about getting "caught" reading blogs at work. And God forbid they ever find out I have a blog. No one from work is going to read my blog, and if they do, I'll have to shut her down, move, and change my identity.

Posted by: Shiz at April 20, 2004 02:04 PM

Still reading, just got nothing worth while to say. Too busy and too tired to come up with witty little sayings to litter your comment boards. Meh-- *shrugs*

Posted by: myllissa at April 20, 2004 02:35 PM

Really really busy - but taking a short break to peruse my fave blogs for updates.

So "Hi Chris!" :)

Posted by: Mala at April 20, 2004 02:39 PM

Oh, be assured that the pleasure I get from reading your blog is in no way proportional to the number of comments I leave... or is that the other way round?

You never fail to serve up at least one thought per week that makes me stop and examine one of my own. Some would argue that I really should examine a much higher percentage of my own thoughts, but as long as you are around, you will be doing the world at least exactly that amount of good that comes of my thinking once per week about the things I think.


Posted by: Mindy at April 20, 2004 02:53 PM

Everything's going swimmingly, it seems. I'm just quiet because... well, because. I haven't really had a whole lot to say at all, lately.

Posted by: Tara at April 20, 2004 03:15 PM

Hey. What up?

Posted by: jjjjb at April 20, 2004 03:44 PM

hehe you comment whore ;) (and I mean that in the nicest possible way).

I've decided not to care about commenting anymore. I can tell people visit my site from the logs, but apparently I don't say anything worth responding to. Ever. Bastards, all of you.

Posted by: pie at April 20, 2004 04:40 PM

Why should I? You never comment on my site. EVER.


Posted by: yvonne at April 20, 2004 04:52 PM

busier than a one armed paper hanger with the crabs lately at work.... after work I have been kickin my ass at the gym. Thats pretty much my life right now!


Posted by: dewnut at April 20, 2004 05:57 PM

Comments are my favorite part about blogging too. Nothing like getting feedback on your day and thoughts from people with a fresh perspective.

I dig the black and white photography and the writing style. Do a book.

Posted by: Jon at April 20, 2004 07:31 PM

wonderful as always. ;)

Posted by: FN at April 20, 2004 07:39 PM

You're great! Better than any American Idol contestant!

Posted by: Nicole at April 20, 2004 08:29 PM

ugh, i hate your site. it's the worst. i never come here. i would never recommend anybody to visit this site.

today is "opposite day" ... isn't it?

Posted by: tj at April 20, 2004 08:32 PM

i've been thinking about doing a
mouseketeer roll call


Posted by: stacy at April 20, 2004 08:53 PM

You have extreme talent for making people laugh through writing in your blog. Plus for just general awesomeness.


Posted by: Maureen at April 20, 2004 09:55 PM

Of COURSE I am here. I am always with you. Like the Lord, or that musty smell in your car when you leave your gym bag in it too long.

Posted by: Coleen at April 20, 2004 10:38 PM

I read you daily and just checking in to say hey.

Posted by: zenwanderer at April 20, 2004 10:40 PM

Greetings from the left coast!

Posted by: Jay at April 20, 2004 10:59 PM

Can it be that Mr. Cactus isn't satisfied with the large number of comments that I always see posted on his site? Or is it just because they tend to come from the same regular commenters, and you're wondering who all these other (unidentified) visitors are? :)

Posted by: Zandria at April 20, 2004 11:19 PM

You're doing great!

Posted by: Dawn at April 20, 2004 11:39 PM

I honestly can't remember how I stumbled upon your blog. All I remember was seeing a urinal cake floating in a toilet and thinking to myself...this man is strange. And yet...I read. LOL. Keep up the great work!

Posted by: Pam at April 21, 2004 12:26 AM

tj--WEDNESDAYS are Opposite Day!

Posted by: Mindy at April 21, 2004 02:08 AM

Oh my god. Youíre begging. Major LOL over here!

Iíll sing you a song, make sure you put your best crystal away (Aretha eat your heart out!):

The moment I wake up, before I put on my make up
I have a little comment for you
While combing my hair now
And wonderin' what skirt to wear now
I have a little comment for you

Forever, forever you'll stay on my blogroll
And I will love you forever and ever

Posted by: Sweety at April 21, 2004 04:47 AM

I'm late but I'm here!

Posted by: Empress at April 21, 2004 08:09 AM

Do I know you?

Posted by: Buzz at April 21, 2004 08:27 AM

Unidentified visitor here. Just thought I'd say thank you! Rude Cactus is the first thing I do in the morning. I laugh (overheard office conversations), I cry (how you became a brew-dah), I've even been to the Judith Light Brigade. Just waiting for the chance to get my Rude Cactus t-shirt. :)

Posted by: Honor at April 21, 2004 09:59 AM

I'll add to the "Comment Whore" within in you ;d

Posted by: Charlene at April 21, 2004 10:27 AM

Boo! You know I love ya!

Posted by: Amber at April 21, 2004 11:06 AM

:: waves :: Hiya Chris.

Posted by: Theresa at April 21, 2004 11:30 AM

hi hi hi!!! lol

Posted by: tiffanie at April 21, 2004 03:14 PM

Doing fab. Always read ya, haven't been commenting, merely because I'm boring lately. ;)

Posted by: Kelly at April 21, 2004 05:29 PM

Wow, I'm #47 to leave a comment. Holy crap. I don't think I've seen more than three comments on my blog.. well, I know I haven't, and usually I'm 2 of them. heh, I'm a dork.

Love your blog!

Posted by: Tisha at April 21, 2004 06:54 PM

well, i NEVER hear from you these days...must be a month since you've visited, eh? (at least) ;)

Posted by: lilly at April 21, 2004 07:25 PM

i read semi-daily :)

Posted by: leah at April 21, 2004 08:34 PM

I'm here.....late but better than not at all! lol
You give a WONDERFUL blog-job.

Posted by: Dana at April 22, 2004 07:03 AM

i'm here, i'm here! just been busy :|

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