30 November 2009

"How can I explain when there are few words I can choose" --Erasure

Well, it is November 30th. The end of NaBloPoMo. And we've been through 30 posts in 30 days together. Freaky.

I pondered how to end this. What would continue the thrust of this month? How could I nail the right sentiment on such an auspicious occasion? I searched long and hard for the right tone. Something that expressed the right depth and feeling.

Here's what I found:


Hope I'm not over-intellectualizing.



P.S. Want more? Try "unfortunate place names".

P.P.S. h/t to Tewkesbury for her recent related post.

P.P.P.S. Thanks for your encouragement along the NaBloPoMo way. I'm totally naming my first born after you. Or eating a Hershey's Kiss (with Almond!) in your honor. One or the other. Definitely.

31 comments:

12minds said...

I look forward to either meeting little Alberto or you enjoying a delicious Almond-embedded Kiss.

Maya said...

I hope you go for the Kiss in my honor!

kys said...

Congrats on completing your mission!

Bilbo said...

Congratulations! I would have made it, too, had I not missed the family reunion weekend days. Drat! I shall just have to live vicariously through your success. Gilahi and I will raise a glass to you when we meet later this afternoon to solve the world's problems.

vw: hydrowga - a water-powered wga.

Kate said...

Sometimes I wish my name was Daisy, so I would prefer that thankyouverymuch. And congrats!

The Bug said...

Mmm - hershey's kiss with almond (drool)...

It's been a lot of fun! Don't stop now! Well, you can take a day or two off every now & then...

Cyndy said...

Yaay, you did it! We've all enjoyed your challenge of the past 30 days very much.

Hannah said...

Woo congrats! Wetwang must get a lot of visitors! ;)

brad said...

I just set off fireworks in your honor!

Which means the fact that I'm reading blogs at work is made irrelevant by the fact that I set off pyrotechnics in the office.

Mike said...

Did anyone mention NaBloPoYr starts Jan 1?

Bowie Mike said...

Congrats on NaBloPoMo!

The Wetwang sign reminds me of a good friend - really! The old Wang Laboratories had their headquarters just off the highway in Lowell, Massachusetts. There were three connected buildings that people referred to as the Wang towers, and at the top of each tower was a big sign that said "WANG." Without fail during our high school and college years, every time we drove by those towers, my friend would say, "now there's a couple of big wangs!" It was so corny and stupid, but I still can't drive by those buildings without thinking about him and laughing to myself.

WV: prethro - that terrible feeling that you get when you realize that you're going to barf

Sean said...

Congrats on making it all the way through! I just hope that you don't decide to take the month of December off from blogging.

lustyreader said...

Wahoo you did it! *cheering and stomping of feet* Congrats on all your posts, it was super fun as a spectator but i don't know how you did it!

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

OMG. That is priceless!

The next time I drive to Basel, I'm stopping at Wankdorf and snapping a picture. I wonder if Wetwang is the sister city of Wankdorf? Hm....

P.S. Word ver: prigolo! What are the chances?!?! Hahahahaha!!! Oh.

Mac and Cheese said...

I'm gonna pass on Wetwang, but I'll be back to visit you in any case. Congrats on making it all the way. My closing ceremonies won't be until later after I knock out my kids.

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

thrust and wetWANG?

haha

Tina said...

thanks for the quality posts - what in the world am I going to read on weekends now!!

Barbara said...

Congrats! Maybe you should go for another month since this one worked out so well. I really enjoyed coming here knowing there would be something new to read every day.

onthecurb said...

Wetwang...that's awesome. Thanks for the chuckle.

Congrats on completing a month of NaBloPoMo. Looks like you did MUCH better than myself. Keep up the stellar blogging.

FoggyDew said...

This could be funnier, although less sexual, if the town were called "Wetwillie". I wonder what the folks who named Wetwang, like the town fathers of French Lick, Ind., had any second thoughts?

Mike said...

OMG! Dec 1 comments on a Nov 30 post! WAIT! You must be resting up for NaBloPoYr.

Little Ms Blogger said...

Congrats!

I know of 5 bloggers who did this and I think it's an amazing feat.

Reya Mellicker said...

Laura I'm so sorry to hear the sad news from your yesterday post. Thinking of you with love.

And with admiration at the completion of your November exertions here on the blog! Well done, you!!

Alice said...

congrats!! i'm really impressed with all you nanowrimo lot. i haven't posted in over a week. :-)

Alice said...

i mean nablopomo. whatever. nanowriplobamo.

lacochran said...

12minds: Little Alberto would be *so* cute. (And the kiss was delicious!)

Maya: I totally went for the kiss in your honor. And it was fantastic!

kys: Thanks! It was an interesting month/challenge to be sure.

Bilbo: From what I hear, you raised more than one glass. Please deliver all the resolutions to the world's problems toot suite.

Kate: Thanks! You know, I could picture you as a Daisy, although I really, REALLY like the name Kate. Reminds me of Taming of the Shrew and how strong-willed Kate was. :)

The Bug: Thanks. I'm thinking I'll do just that.

Cyndy: Aren't you sweet! It was a pleasure spending the month with you!

Hannah: Thanks. I'd go there, wouldn't you?

brad: WOOT! Thanks for the fireworks. I love sparkly stuff! (Hope you didn't get fired.) Also, I like the new picture.

Mike: In the words of Shaft, shut your mouth.

Bowie Mike: "now there's a couple of big wangs!" *snort!* And, thank you, Bowie Mike, for commenting every freakin' day! You rock! You really do.

Sean: It's tempting. (And thanks. I'm a little amazed myself.)

lustyreader: Thank you! I'm not sure how I did it, either. *sheepish grin*

J. M. Tewkesbury: They have to be sister cities. No, maybe brother cities!

Mac and Cheese: Thanks for stopping by and congrats on your own NaBloPoMo success! You rock!

alexa - Cleveland's a plum: I was hoping I wasn't too subtle there.

Tina: Aren't you a sweetheart! It was lovely spending the month with you!

Barbara: Thanks. I don't honestly think I have another month in me.

onthecurb: Thanks! I enjoyed your blog, too. :)

FoggyDew: I'd like to believe it means something else in a different language. But, I'd like to believe in leprechauns, too.

Mike: I'm resting up all right.

Little Ms Blogger: Thanks! I have new respect for other people that do this because it sure wasn't easy.

Reya Mellicker: Thanks for your kind words. We went to my cousin's funeral today. *hug*

Alice: "nanowriplobamo"--isn't that a type of salsa? (Thanks!)

Matt said...

HA, good job on finishing that up.

and eating lots of chocolate.

emma said...

I am so damn proud of your fortitude! As you know, it wasn't something I could muster, at least not this time. You just rock beyond words!!

GreenCanary said...

Would you really name your kid "Canary?" Because if you did, I'd love you long time. Oh yes indeedie I would.

kansasmediocrity said...

And now, it's over.
Death, where is thy sting?

spleeness said...

Thank you for the end-of-the-month wetwang! I needed that.