Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Don't call them "reruns"; call them "encore presentations"

It seems a lot of my favorite bloggers are taking an official or unofficial hiatus lately. Perhaps there's something in the air (or rather, the series of tubes that is the Internet), because I'm not feeling too inspired this week myself. Rather than just post nothing, though, I have an alternate plan in mind.

I was not one of those lucky bloggers who somehow garnered a readership almost instantly after my first post. This could, of course, have something to do with the fact that I didn't actually tell anyone about my blog until I had been writing in it for at least three months, and that I didn't start freely commenting on other people's blogs (thereby getting links out there where people might decide to click over and pop in) for a long time after that. Of course, it could also be that everything I wrote in those first several months was utter crap. Considering I still write entries that I think likely qualify as utter crap, however, I sort of doubt that was entirely the case.

Know what that means? That means there's actually a chance there is a "lost episode" of Stefanie Says that might possibly be interesting or amusing, but that quite likely no more than seven people ever read. I am going to try to identify some of these and post them this week. If you actually have been here for a while and you do remember some of these, I do apologize. (I apologize in particular if you already read them once and didn't enjoy them the first time. Don't you hate it when a rerun is an episode you didn't even like?)

I'll start with one that I'll admit wasn't hilarious or anything, but that is resonating with me pretty strongly lately, as it seems everyone on every road in my usual route has completely forgotten how to drive. Here's my public service message response: My own personal traffic school


lizgwiz said...

For the record, I don't believe I've ever read anything here I would categorize as "utter crap." I am always entertained. Of course, it's possible that I'm simply easily entertained, and actually ENJOY crap. (I kid! Although since I have admitted to watching "I Love New York," maybe there is something to that. Hee. But no--I WATCH crap, I don't READ it.)

Great driving tips! They should give those out with the license.

-R- said...

I actually know someone who was pulled over for driving too slow. He was old and French, so he just pretended not to speak English, and he got a warning.

Your tips reminded me why I take the bus!

NancyPearlWannabe said...

It's true! Where is everyone?

L Sass said...

What a fun idea! I am relatively new to your blog, so I look forward to catching up!

don't call me MA'AM said...

I love that post! I scream many of those same things to people everyday... especially the 4-way stop. Count to FOUR, people! Please!

stefanie said...

Liz--Aw, thanks. You don't write utter crap, either. :-) Also, I had to look up "I Love New York" because I had no idea what it was. Apparently I am not the pop culture expert I might occasionally think I am.

R--I think if I tried to take the bus to my office, it would take me about three hours and would involve at least three transfers. Believe me, I envy your ability to leave the driving to someone else.

Nancypearlwannabe--I know, weird, right? I hope they're coming back!

L Sass--Yay; someone who actually thinks this plan is a good idea!! Thanks! :-)

DCCM--Thanks. Perhaps I'd post those rules at all four-way stops, but then people would be reading, and they'd never move!

metalia said...

This "Lost Episodes" thing is such a cute idea...one that I may promptly steal. (Pretty please?)

I LOVE the driving tips; as somone who uses her turn signal in my apartment builiding's garage/one way streets, etc., I wholeheartedly endorse this list. :)

PS: My "word verification" code here was "welvmn," which cracked me up, because I read it as, "We love men." Oh Blogger, you dirty bird, you.

stefanie said...

Heh. That could be "We love Minnesota," too, but yours is better. Dirty bird indeed.

And steal away; fine by me. :-)