December 04, 2002

It's About Time

Hey! You there. I see you timidly standing just outside the fence, waiting to see if there is going to be any excitement around the old homeplace today.

It's about time that you come up here out from behind the boxwood hedge there and let me take a look at you. I'm getting all these nice new visitors on the heels of last week's mention on Weblog Central at MSNBC, and not a one of you has come up to ring my doorbell. I don't care if you hang out in the yard, even peak in the windows here at Fragments. That's what it's here for (if it has any purpose at all for being here). But you know, you should knock on the door and introduce yourself, don't you think, just a quick howdjadoo and be on your way?

I would love to hear from you by email or comments, especially if you have not only come once by a Google accident or random click, but have come back intentionally, maybe even bookmarked Fragments and have been coming for months. You know who you are. Come up here in the light and let me get a good look at ya. Hmmm... say, you look as though you might be a rather bright lad or lass. Let me hear you say a few words....

I would love to hear from you. Especially today. I will be home alone for at least two days, a storm orphan whose wife left for work this morning with the winter storm suitcase. Oh please let the power stay on! I'd hate to have to start the generator just to blog. But I'd do it. And you know it.

Posted by fred1st at December 4, 2002 07:09 AM

We have the air-conditioner on today. High of 75 here today in New Orleans. Would gladly trade places with you.

Posted by: Liska at December 4, 2002 10:34 AM

Oh to be snowed in. If just for a few days.

I'm just hoping the temperatures here in Houston will go back down below 50 degrees again.

Congrats on the MSNBC hit you got. I've been an infrequent visitor for a few months now, usually wandering in from other people's blogs.

In fact, I thought about you the other night while watching CSI. What do you think of the entomologist character Grissom on that show? (Assuming you watch it, of course) Not many shows feature entomology so prominently. Just wondered what you thought.

Posted by: Cody at December 4, 2002 11:48 AM

It's snowing now in Oklahoma City, which suggests that they ran out of the freezing rain that fell for the previous 14 hours.

I mention this because a lot of people assume that our sort-of-southern latitude means it's warm here in winter.

Posted by: CGHill at December 4, 2002 02:52 PM

Define storm. Temp. Precipitation. Wind chill. Winds. Are you talking a couple of feet worth of white stuff? Drifts taller than you are? Can't see two feet in front of you? Lose the dog when he goes out for a run kind of storm?
Stay warm, dry and safe and blog on!

Posted by: Bene Diction at December 4, 2002 11:41 PM

Hi there Mr.Phred,
A windblown, definitely snowed-upon, but not snowed in (despite all my crossed fingers and the wonderful (unused) luck that my place in the "real world" gets snow days) Lori here. Thanks for inviting me to be part of the pre-Christmas celebrations. I really look forward to seeing the valley in snow and getting to talk to you and Ann. Well, yes, Nate too, of course. And thanks for sharing your thoughts and self and inspirations on the blog. My dad's started reading every once in a while, for the Buster stories and so that he can vicariously have the valley and quiet farm he dreams of.
Wish you, Annie, and the pup well,

Posted by: Lori Winters at December 5, 2002 11:57 AM

While Sydney burns, Melbourne is literally and typically "hot and cold" - 33 degrees on Monday, 17 today with snow falling in the country! This is too much for my black labrador's coat! Just when he's moving into shedding proper, he needs to draw on his reserves! Love your blog - (I've only just discovered it) not just for the Buster stories, but for the "sense of place" that resonates across the globe.

Posted by: boynton at December 6, 2002 04:21 AM

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