Happy Delurking Day! *hint hint* ;)

Today is Delurking Day!

I’d like to take a moment to thank those of you who comment regularly – you definitely help me feel more connected to the knitting and/or blogging community and I always appreciate your support and insights. If you haven’t commented before, or you don’t comment often, why not give it a shot today? I always reply to comments that have a valid email address. 🙂 (Well, ok, except for the happy birthday comments for Jeanne – she read your comments and definitely appreciated them!)

Limedragon is having a contest – leave her a comment by January 13, midnight CST, and you could win a copy of Blogging Tips: What bloggers won’t tell you about blogging.

Toronto music blogger Frank of Chromewaves is giving away two Phillips GoGear mp3 players – one to a US resident and another (better!) one to a Canadian resident. Contest closes January 17, midnight EST.

Have you heard about the Chunkster Challenge? (A chunkster is a 450+ page book of adult literature – no Twilight, no Harry Potter, no audiobooks.) Amy sums it up nicely and provides a link to the official site. Worth checking out if only for the amusing button.

More on the increased library use during our economically troubled times.

Too bad this lamp/bookmark is only a concept – it’s very clever.

Author Carrie Vaughn has an interesting three-part analysis of urban fantasy. (The link is to part 1.)

If you enjoy reading, erm, “racy” paranormal romances, you’ll probably get a giggle out of this NSFW blog entry.

Playing Tetris can wipe out bad memories?! Is this the future of PTSD treatment?

If you live in the Twin Cities and you’d like to see the Presidential Inauguration on the big screen, the Riverview Theater will be showing it. Admission is free.

Brace yourselves – you’re going to get a cute burn from this one.


“Really, Mom, I love pink feathers, but that little thing is just pathetic.” -Mayhem

84 thoughts on “Happy Delurking Day! *hint hint* ;)”

  1. Wow! Lots of de-lurkers today.

    Hey – I am just finishing up The Accidental Demon Slayer. Very light and fluffy, but kinda cute.

  2. Another thrift tip that makes me laugh. What, go to the library? What a novel idea!! (No pun intended.) Maybe I’ll take the Chunkster Challenge by going to Library and finding some big fat books!

  3. I totally agree with Jessica (comment #26, I think) – I must stop by every day for a dose of Chaos and Mayhem 😉 Your blog is one of my very favorites; your stories, the knitting, and I just love your book recommendations!

  4. Happy Delurking Day!

    I enjoy your blog and the antics of your two felines. They remind me of one of my cats now gone. He was called Sebastian and loved to pose on nice red woolen fabric. I think he knew how the bright red set of his black sleekness.

  5. Like Amy, there is nothing like a challenge to make me not want to do whatever the challenge is. Since I want to re-read Gone with the Wind this year (haven’t read it since HS), I better not sign up.

    Perhaps Mayhem didn’t have the best weekend? She seems grouchy.

  6. This is the first post of yours that I’ve read and now I’ve gotta delurk because it is delurking day (found you via WendyKnits). Once I hit post I’ll be adding you to my bloglines… cheers to a happy delurking day.

  7. Okay, I guess I’ll de-lurk (if only for a moment.) 🙂 Like someone else said – I like to get a daily dose of blakc kitty cuteness!! Even though I have two of my onw – they are really hard to photograph well. You do a great job!

  8. Hi, Chris! I just emailed you about a blog contest but I wanted to thank you for posting about all the blog contests out there. I’m afraid I’m guilty of reading and not commenting and that’s terrible because I love getting comments!

    The lamp is a neat idea but I’m afraid my books would knock it over more often than not. I don’t read many paperbacks anymore..old eyes don’t like little print.

  9. Paranormal ,erm, barbs? Ick! As for the cute burn…..AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!! Sorry I haven’t been by lately. I can’t beleive what life has been throwing at me. busy!

  10. (giggle) I have visions of someone having a bad experience and stopping everything to whip out their portable emergency Tetris.

    The cute burn reminded me of Katie when she first came here.

  11. I don’t lurk, I meander around the edges and pat kitties on the head.

    We are going to be having an HD box hooked up on inaguration day. So hopefuly by noon I can see some High Definition President.

  12. I’m delurking, it’s delightful, I’m delirious!

    Oh, come on, not a lurker, I comment here and there!

    I need tips in black cat photography now that a black kitten has taken up residence at our house….amazingly difficult (though she does contrast with the wood floors, unlike the orange cat).

  13. I came here from Wendy Knits.

    I didn’t really think I was using the library more because of the economy, but we are selling our condo at one of the worst times to do so and needed to pack up a lot of stuff to make it more showable. That was a lot of bookshelves, so we are borrowing books rather than buying them.

    And, umm, I decided I wanted to read Twilight to see what all the hubbub was about and got stuck just after the glitter vampire. So bad!

  14. I did start tetris after a bad breakup in college. I just downloaded onto my phone. Maybe I need to play it while I’m working toward tenure and feeling inadequate (or maybe I should go to industry–to bad jobs are not stable right now).

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