Sunday, October 19, 2008
it's like the day after christmas around here. only it's the day after the read-a-thon. and instead of a sad little christmas tree in the corner, i've got a ratty looking pair of neglected pom-poms lying at my feet. okay, not really, but i am kinda sad it's all over, because i had a great time, even if i was only a cheerleader. and if you're wondering why the capitals have left my blog, it's because after leaving a bajilion and one comments yesterday, today i am a lazy typer...you should be grateful i'm using periods and commas and such.
you know, i really wanted to be a reader, but i knew i couldn't stay up all night (i have to get up early tomorrow and go back to davis for another training, so sleep deprivation wasn't an option). except now, after cheering all the readers on, i'm thinking i kinda like the idea of being a permanent cheerleader. i actually went the whole day without reading, and i survived. and it's fun to kinda get a global perspective of the read-a-thon, to see what everyone is up to without worrying about not reading.
major kudos to dewey, the master-mind of the whole event, and her helpers, aerin, trish, nymeth and hannah. you guys totally rock!
as a cheerleader, i just have two suggestions. well, pleas really. the first is a plea to all bloggers to turn off their word verification for the day, because, i'm sorry, but when you're leaving comment after comment after comment, that becomes a total pain in the buttinsky to deal with. and the second is...we need more cheerleaders! i was thinking it'd be easy to bop around and leave comments on everyone's blog, but it's not. easy, that is. i know there were blogs i never made it to (and yes, i have feelings of guilt) and there were blogs i stopped by a few times, and then there were bloggers who couldn't shake me. and really, doesn't everyone deserve a pain in the ass cheerleader to cheer them on?