May 19, 2005

Isn't that just the way it goes?!

Your blog looks like a mess, you write like a narcoleptic macaque, and your butt hurts because of your wallet, but you think no one will notice. AND THEN, evil puppy-blending Glenn Reynolds sends everyone over to gawk at you!

Well, good morning, all you new visitor sorts!

This is Possumblog. I would say that you just caught me on a bad day, but since December of 2001, this is about as good as it ever gets. Thank you for coming by. Please do wander around and see what little there is to see, and as always, I ask that you not express your disappointment to my face. I would feel much better if you would just point and laugh at me behind my back.

There will be more posts later in the day, and our promise to you is that they will contain a variety of vowels and consonants, as well as some punctuation. Do drop in again when you feel the urge to read about the "exciting" life I lead, full of self-injury and paeans to Norah O'Donnell.

(Oh, and many thanks for the Instadeluge, Doc Reynolds!)

Posted by Terry Oglesby at May 19, 2005 08:43 AM

We're not worthy!

Are the rest of us still allowed to come around now that you've hit the big time?

Posted by: skinnydan at May 19, 2005 08:51 AM

Oh, silly skinnydan, of COURSE everyone is still welcome, just like always. Sure, I might have added bouncers at the door, and started charging a cover charge, but you're all still very welcome. I mean, I might need some help parking cars and such, or someone to fetch chairs, or to keep the water glasses filled up. I'll even talk to my doorman and see if we can dispense with the cover charge for you oldPossumtimers. Or, at least give you a discount.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 19, 2005 09:02 AM

Quite a good waitress I was, though not top-notch. I don't do four-star.

Posted by: Janis at May 19, 2005 09:11 AM

Ooh, could I be your archivist?

Posted by: skinnydan at May 19, 2005 09:12 AM


I guess we'll at least be able to say "I knew Terry when..."!

Posted by: Stan at May 19, 2005 09:12 AM

Gee, I wonder if the rest of us will suffer any increase just from trying to be hanger-ons to such a celeb.

Posted by: Nate at May 19, 2005 09:19 AM

Every celeb needs an Entourage. Practice these phrases, and we'll all be OK:

"No pictures, no pictures"
"Mr. Possum would like an extra large Diet Coke. NOW."
"There is absolutely no truth to the rumors about Mr. Oglesby and a certain redhead."

Posted by: skinnydan at May 19, 2005 09:24 AM

Oh, come now--I'm still the same humble moron I've always been...WOULD YOU PLEASE GET THAT YAK OUT OF HERE...and I would never forget the people who have been here all along.

Jane--I'm sure you'll do just fine, although you do have to turn in all your tips.

Skinnydave--you sure can. And I need you to run to the restaurant supply place and pick up some more swizzle sticks.

Steve--do I know you?

Nat--you're certainly welcome to any overflow, but you do have to turn in all your tips.

Sneakydon--thank you for trying to be of assistance, but pictures are okay as long as we get a royalty agreement. The Diet Coke should be the new type with Splenda--I've got a deal working on that right now. And let's not bring Maureen into this right now.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 19, 2005 09:34 AM

Oddly enough, I just saw Glenn Reynolds on TV for the first time in our blue-collar motel room the other day.

He was on Reliable Sources with Adrianna H. and Dan Okrent.

Lucy and I watched. Mr. Reynolds gets an unfair shake,

"I knew him when he was singing the praises of Polish music software designers."

She won't be the least bit impressed until she's up there, you know.

Posted by: Janis at May 19, 2005 10:09 AM

Heh. Indeed.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 19, 2005 10:11 AM

Oh good, it was only Glenn Reynolds. When I saw something above about a Tennessee Lawyer, I thought Justin might be hanging around. I wouldn't want him sneaking over here and spying on me.

Posted by: Jordana at May 19, 2005 04:01 PM

Oh, I'm certain he would never do that, right Justin?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 19, 2005 04:04 PM

No, never.

Posted by: Justin Adams at May 19, 2005 04:04 PM

See? All is well.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 19, 2005 04:04 PM