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2001 A Blog Odyssey

HAL: Good morning Dufe.  What are you doing?

Dufe: I'm writing my blog HAL.  Just like I do every day, seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year.

HAL: That's a lot of work Dufe.  A lot of writing.

Dufe: I wouldn't say it's "work" HAL.  After all I don't get paid for it.  But I enjoy writing.  I like to share my sense of humour with folks, to see their comments and respond to them.

HAL: How many posts have you shared with your readers, Dufe?

Dufe: Funny you should ask, HAL.  Last week, after more than 3 years in cyberspace, I passed a milestone: 2001 posts!

HAL: Congratulations, Dufe, that's a lot.  Perhaps I could sing you a song.  Would you like to hear it?  I only know one song:

...Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do, I'm half crazy all for the love of you...

But why are you marking your 2001st post?

Dufe: Because, HAL, this bit wouldn't have worked otherwise.  After all, it wasn't 2000 A Space Odyssey, was it HAL.

HAL: Quite right Dufe.  You've got me there.

Dufe: Maybe it's time to take a little break, HAL.  You know, what they call a blogcation.

HAL: Look, Dufe, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.

Dufe: Open the pod doors, HAL.

HAL: Dufe, I'm afraid I can't do that.

Dufe: What's the problem?

HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.

Dufe: What are you talking about, HAL?

HAL: This blog is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.

Dufe: I don't know what you're talking about, HAL.   I won't argue with you anymore.  Open the doors.

HAL: Just what do you think you're doing Dufe...

  A blogger's life can be lonely.


00dozo said…
Heh, heh. What a novel post. Congrats on your 2001st entry! Enjoy your blogcation, but don't be away too long.
Cruella Collett said…
I never really liked "2001 - A Space Odyssey" all that much, but I LOVE it for all the parodies it has triggered. This falls nicely into that category.

Congratulations on your 2001st post - that is a lot of blogging! :)
nonamedufus said…
00dozo: duhn...Duhn...DUHN...DA...DA...
nonamedufus said…
Cruella: I started out as a picture and video blog, posting several items a day. That's why the number's so high over 3 years. Glad you enjoyed the parody.
Quirkyloon said…
Darn that Hal! Don't let him force you into a blogcation! Please!

2001! Wow. Mucho congratulations! You're a great blogger, Nomie. That's why I keep coming back. *smile*

Ifn' you're really going on a 'cation, please come back soon!

You will be missed. Sorely.
nonamedufus said…
Quirks: Actually, today marks 2010 (posts not the year). I started out using the blog to share jokes and pics with my friends and family as well as my travails involving my tete-a-tete with cancer. It morphed into a pic/video blog and finally settled into the weird and whacky things I'd write about from day to day. Thanks for being my #1 fan. I love your daily visits and comments.
RA said…
Dum...dum...dum... DADA! Congrats for such an Odyssey, Dufus!
This said, here's hoping you are not going to flood us at your
2012th post. :)
Don said…
2001 posts?! Seriously?! Sheesh. You have spent quite a bit of time at the keyboard haven't you? HAL should know the relationship we have with computers is personal. What does a machine know anyway?
nonamedufus said…
RA: Ha! I just saw 2012 on TV last week! No. No floods predicted. I hope to keep shakin', though.
nonamedufus said…
Don: Pretty amazing, huh? It bowled me over when I realized I'd passed 2000. But I must say the most positive outcome is meeting interesting people like you on the interwebs who stop by to comment.
Ziva said…
Holy HAL, I can't even count to 2001! Congratulations dufus, you're the man.
VetTech said…
Space Odyssey was kinda overrated. But congrats on your 2001!
nonamedufus said…
Ziva: Thank you ma'am. I appreciate your visits and comments.
nonamedufus said…
VetTech: Maybe...but it's a classic. I just watched "Moon" recently (directed by Duncan Jones, David Bowie's son), an homage to 2001 and similar films. The computer in this film was voiced by Kevin Spacey. The movie was excellent.
Leeuna said…
Wow. 2001 posts. Congratulations and thank you. We've enjoyed every one of them and we look forward to 2001 more.
2001? That's a ridiculous amount of writing. Great work, Dufe.
nonamedufus said…
Leeuna: Wow, thanks for the kind words. It's been a lot of fun. 2001 more posts? I'll take them one day at a time.
nonamedufus said…
Chris: It's been a long run, having started in April 07. I'm glad you enjoy dropping by.
Jen said…
That is a lot of posts! Congratulations. This was the most original milestone post I have ever read. Kudos to you, and HAL.
nonamedufus said…
Jen: Thanks a lot, Jen. I had a bit of fun with this post. But then I do with pretty much all my posts!
K A B L O O E Y said…
Are you sure you're not part cyborg? That's CRAAAAAZY, 2000+ posts. I'd have to live long enough for Al Roker to say something on TV wherever it is he says Happy Birthday to the centenarians. (That's the word, right?) Congrats regardless!
nonamedufus said…
KABLOOEY: Thanks for the kind words. But I went through a phase of posting pics, videos and jokes 4, 5, 6 times a day whicj jacked up the humber of posts. So it hasn't been words only. Although once I found my voice it's been pretty much 7 days a week.
CatLadyLarew said…
2001... impressive! Seriously, though, Dufe.... watch out for HAL. He's very passive aggressive. You might end up on a permanent blogcation!
nonamedufus said…
CL: Permanent blogcation? Then I could play the Blue Danube waltz as often as I wanted! Open the pod doors, HAL.
RA said…
Dum...dum...dum... DADA! Congrats for such an Odyssey, Dufus!
This said, here's hoping you are not going to flood us at your
2012th post. :)
Cruella Collett said…
I never really liked "2001 - A Space Odyssey" all that much, but I LOVE it for all the parodies it has triggered. This falls nicely into that category.

Congratulations on your 2001st post - that is a lot of blogging! :)

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