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.