02 October 2007

Delurk, And The Perils of Tonic

The Great Mofo Delurk 2007Tomorrow, the 3rd of October, is delurking day - as decreed by Schmutzie, Sweetney and Jenandtonic. So delurk tomorrow! Here and elsewhere. And, as a refresher, delurk means getting up the gall to post a comment to a blog where you've been reading posts without commenting (a/k/a lurking). You don't need an account. Go ahead. Try it.

Jenandtonic's blog name reminds me of a little piece I read in the Sunday Times Book Review, about the remaining one of the Two Fat Ladies and her penchant for gins and tonic:

About Wright’s heft, The Daily Mail’s interviewer comments: “It wasn’t the alcohol that damaged her health. It was the quinine in the tonic water she added to her gin — two pints of gin a day for 12 years, which I calculate as roughly 9,000 pints of gin and over 50,000 pints of tonic water. The quinine destroyed her adrenal gland, and now she can’t lose weight, even if she lived on lettuce — which I doubt she ever would.”

Imagine. It's not the gin that's hurtful, it's the tonic. Who'd have thunk it?

15 comments:

niobe said...

At least she was safe from malaria.

Mrs. Chicky said...

I'd kill for a gin and tonic right about now. That ain't gonna happen.

Becky said...

Well, that does it. Gin, straight up, for me.

Schmutzie said...

Thanks for joining in! I'm like a kid at Christmas waiting for tomorrow.

BOSSY said...

Bossy never was much of a lurker. She could use a little of that quality, actually.

Aurelia said...

Delurking!

And joining in!

MadMad said...

So just gin it is, then!

alejna said...

My goodness, the delurking buttons are tempting. I should at least make an effort to delurk around town a bit.

Perhaps I will need a gin & tonic to help get those comments flowing.

Janet said...

I'm not much of a lurker, except, perhaps, on the blogs that already have a bazillion comments. Sometimes I mean to comment, then skim through the others and think it's all been said.

Tomorrow I will try to comment wherever I go. Question: is "Ummm...." a valid comment?

painted maypole said...

I don't get lurkers. I mean... don't we ALL just THRIVE on comments? So why would you NOT comment- and on a regular basis? Granted, I did a bit of lurking before I had a blog, but once I realized that comments are like GOLD I learned to leave them nearly every time I visit a blog. Occasionally I am just confounded and can think of nothing to say, and even then I try. ;)

Mad Hatter said...

Delurking just to say hi. Hi. Plus I have consumed my fair share of gin and tonic in this life.

flutter said...

pfft, just gimme vodka

katiez said...

Well of course it's the tonic! Juniper berries are very healthy and it certainly coudn't have been the knobs of butter.... I love/loved those two!

Isis said...

I knew it! I agree with Becky: time for just the good stuff.

PunditMom said...

Mmmm. G&T! ;) None for you, Mrs. Chicky!