Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Happy Blogday To Me

I'm sure you'll be delighted to join me in celebration of the momentous occasion of this, my hundredth blog post.

In order for me to really maximise my blogging pleasure on my special day, I'm going to need to enlist your help. Don't worry - I haven't got a difficult neighbour, or a large piece of furniture that needs moving or a boil in need of lancing or anything. Let me explain. I know you're out there because, well, without wishing to come off all creepy....I can see you. My sitemeter tells me you visit, but some of you don't talk to me. So in the spirit of narcissism and self-indulgence that you've come to expect from surly old me, this is what I want you to do: simply de-lurk (or step up if you're already a regular) and say hello. You can do it anonymously if you want to. I don't need essays or praise or death threats - just say bonjour and let me know where on the planet you are. I'm not going to invade your privacy; I'm just curious (and needy) so there you go. Please note - this invitation extends to anyone who has arrived here by accident, and to the many disillusioned people who have found their way here while looking for information on how to deal with that persistent verucca.

This is going to end badly, isn't it?


Anonymous Anonymous chimed in with...

Hi! . . .uhm . . .was that all you needed?

Happy Monday!

25 October, 2005 19:20  
Blogger elvira black chimed in with...

Surly grrrl...as luck would have it, I DO have a boil in need of lancing! Can you catch the next plane over? Or shall I come to your place? Mazel tov (aka congratulations)!

25 October, 2005 19:25  
Blogger Ant chimed in with...

Well, my status has downgraded to a lurker for a while now, but dear sweet surly has still been faithfully attending my own little corner of the blogsphere for all this time...

So happy blog-day!

25 October, 2005 19:52  
Blogger car01 chimed in with...

Happy blog-day to you - the first 500 are the worst you know (says she who happens to be struggling to write her 557th).

25 October, 2005 19:54  
Blogger cartoons! chimed in with...

happy blog day! just celebrated one year m'self.
it's hard to watch your blog grow. pretty soon it will hate your guts and come home with a boyfriend named Rat.

25 October, 2005 21:12  
Blogger 30-Something chimed in with...

Happy blog-day. You can see me eh? What colour knickers have I got on then, smartie pants? (This is only a ploy to get you talking about my under crackers, btw)

25 October, 2005 21:35  
Anonymous Ann Onymous chimed in with...

Good evening. I saw we're supposed to say where we are. Surrey, UK. Bye!

25 October, 2005 21:47  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

evening all. thanks for stopping by - but ann (hmmm...not your real name?) has a good point - tell me where you are...

oh, and elvira - i don't do boils.

30 something - behave, madam.

ant - where you been?

annika - welcome back

carol - 577? i salute you....

and anonymous people - ta for being brave. see - we're friendly!

25 October, 2005 22:03  
Blogger Urban Chick chimed in with...


(from a regular pretending to be a lurker - can you guess who i am?)

25 October, 2005 22:22  
Anonymous Anonymous chimed in with...


i was supposed to goddamn hit 'anonymous'

jeeeeeesus, i cannot even get that right

i need HELP

(but then i am a bit squiffy)

a nonny mouse

25 October, 2005 22:23  
Blogger Meegan chimed in with...

Howdy, and congrats on the 100th post!

26 October, 2005 00:08  
Anonymous Anonymous chimed in with...

I am the first "anonymous." I am from the great state of TEXAS in the USA. Glad to meet you!

26 October, 2005 00:16  
Blogger S.I.D. chimed in with...

Been here before but great coming back again and again.

Oh...and interesting fact time. I heard recently most toilets flush in the key of D.

And in no relation to your blog of course.:)

Brought to ya by ittzundn

26 October, 2005 00:32  
Blogger cartoons! chimed in with...

dunno if you can see it or not on your sitemeter, but i'm from portland, oregon in the usa. :)

26 October, 2005 00:37  
Blogger FUNKYBROWNCHICK chimed in with...

Stolie, here. Just sending you a big HAPPY 100th BLOGDAY from cold, wet, damp and rainy New York City! :)

I'm only on post 86. But, I might steal this fabulous idea that you have here when I reach 100. I, too, check my sitemeter and it pains me to know that I have a bunch of stalkers who absolutely refuse to comment, email or otherwise make themselves known.

I write it off as this: some people are just really really blissfully happy with blog-voyeurism. :)

26 October, 2005 01:19  
Blogger Whinger chimed in with...

A very momentous occasion indeed.

Happy BlogDay then. You should write a BlogDay song and then get rich off the copyrights.

26 October, 2005 02:16  
Blogger pissoff chimed in with...

Keep on blogging.... Happy 100th.

26 October, 2005 03:09  
Blogger Who is this Dave? chimed in with...

Yes indeedy, many congratulations. I'd go and count how many blog entries I've made, if only I had enough interest. I think I'll save my celebrations for the anniversary of my first one.

Anyway, love your blog (and if I can say this in a non-pimpy way, please don't be too harsh about today's entry on mine).

From somewhere in North Norfolk, England, UK, somewhere off the coast of Europe, The World, The Universe, etc.

26 October, 2005 07:17  
Blogger chris chimed in with...

howdy :)

26 October, 2005 08:30  
Blogger Stef the engineer chimed in with...

As the first person to ever comment on my blog, you'll always have a special place in my heart. (The guest room with the gurgly radiators, and the curtains that are just slightly too short for the windows.)

26 October, 2005 08:48  
Blogger Betty chimed in with...

Hello from Kent, England, Europe, and congratulations.

Could you recommend a good gas fitter?

26 October, 2005 09:28  
Blogger Donna chimed in with...

Hello, only me ... and just to brag a little, me and Crash have a combined effort of 619 posts. And for those who don't know - we're comin at ya from Ipswich, England ...

26 October, 2005 09:36  
Blogger bedshaped chimed in with...

I can't even remember how I found this place, but I've been returning since.
I tried reporting you to the Robbie Williams stalker provention society, but it seems they are already aware of you.

26 October, 2005 10:36  
Blogger MinCat chimed in with...

hiya. India. in the east. you know, with the peninsula and whatnot.

26 October, 2005 10:59  
Anonymous Paul King chimed in with...

Hi Cilla

My name's Paul, and I'm from the Isle of Man.

I fall under the daily reader category.

26 October, 2005 11:20  
Blogger Lippy chimed in with...

Happy Blogday! I only just came across your site yesterday (I think - the days all run together sometimes) but it's tons of fun. BTW - I replied to your Haloscan query in the last post :-)

26 October, 2005 11:53  
Blogger Wyndham chimed in with...

This is a genius idea foe getting comments, I may lift it meself for my momentous - momentus? - 106th post which is coming up soon. Happy blogday, indeed.

26 October, 2005 11:57  
Anonymous Lisa - Manx One chimed in with...

Hi Surly. Read your blog daily. Got here via Kingster via Donna n Crash.

26 October, 2005 13:23  
Blogger greta chimed in with...

Happy blogcentenary.
I'm in Melbourne. It's great here. There are plenty of trams to play with and Harold's son from Neighbours goes to my supermarket.

26 October, 2005 13:47  
Blogger Northern Blond chimed in with...

Happy Blogday - it's my first "outing" although I have to say I read your blog every day - and you know it surly girl.

I love your blog, it's a refreshing honest take on all the crap that's going on and I love it.


26 October, 2005 14:04  
Blogger Cheezy chimed in with...


How was it for you?

26 October, 2005 15:24  
Blogger Lee chimed in with...

Happy blogday, my sweet!

And may all your posts be marvellous.

26 October, 2005 15:37  
Anonymous Pat chimed in with...

New reader and you are oon my book list. Near Exmoor, Somerset.

26 October, 2005 15:55  
Blogger Mike chimed in with...

All this talk of "I can see you" is unnerving . . . but effective. I'm right behind you - not in an "I can see you" sense, more in a blog post quantity sense. I'm only in my early 70s, there'll be no telegram for me just yet. Happy Hundredth!

26 October, 2005 17:14  
Anonymous Anonymous chimed in with...

Dontcha just love blogworld? Happy 100th post SG (and apols for lateness to the party, as it were - is there any wine left?).

26 October, 2005 17:47  
Blogger patroclus chimed in with...

I used to comment, but time constraints have meant that for the past couple of weeks I've been merely lurking. I hope to become an active commenter again soon. Congrats on your 100 posts though SG - excellent work, and always a quality read too. Marvellous.

26 October, 2005 18:20  
Blogger patroclus chimed in with...

Oo, and I'm from swinging London Town (you knew that), but currently I am in the arse end of nowhere on a dodgy dial-up connection in the south of France.

26 October, 2005 18:22  
Blogger The Mincemeat Vixen chimed in with...

Good afternoon Madam Surly, I read you fairly frequently and you're always good for a laugh. I frequently want to post shit on my site asking whoever the hell is spending hours on my site in Australia/China/Somewhere Suitably Bizarre to come forward and let me know who the hell they are but then I think of the creepiness factor and shut up. I'm in Toronto.

26 October, 2005 20:14  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

me creepy or them creepy?

welcome anyway.

right then you lot, thanks awfully for stepping up and admitting you read this drivel. you're all (well, most of you - dave knows the score) very welcome and i am now petrified at the thought of having to entertain you.

oh, and greta? my sister lives in melbourne. perhaps you could pop round and remind her that i'm still giving houseroom to two enormous boxes of her random crap and that if she doesn't get her fucking finger out by christmas i'm going to burn it and dance round the flames shrieking with glee.

carry on.

26 October, 2005 20:24  
Blogger Liz chimed in with...

Hi Ms Surly - have only met you via Cheezy's blog - ditto re Jamie Oliver btw - but what a lovely site you have!

I also wonder why some bizarro people in Italy look at my site(s) and don't post...and especially America...bizarre.

Catch you on the flipside!

26 October, 2005 20:39  
Blogger Tabby Rabbit chimed in with...

Pen blog hapus i chi (as they would say in Wales)

What was the opinion of Jamie Oliver? Mockney twat I hope - that's the only rationale reaction to him, isn't it?

27 October, 2005 00:14  
Blogger malachi trizec chimed in with...

hiya, first time reading you blog.

27 October, 2005 06:20  
Blogger Urban Chick chimed in with...

golly gosh, SG, what a lot of lurkers you have! i want to 'out' mine too - what a marvellous concept you have hit upon!

well done!

and here's to your next 100 posts...

27 October, 2005 11:46  
Blogger Internet Wombat chimed in with...


Internet Wombat is a UK based blogger who occasionally visits this blog during the lunch break.

I don't get the chance to visit every day (hence the late comment) but usually enjoys it when I do (except the blog about the dermatology clinic where - yes - I was eating!).

27 October, 2005 13:47  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

welcome, wombat.

you may want to leave the sandwiches until later tomorrow - it's only going to get worse.

27 October, 2005 13:52  
Blogger looby chimed in with...

Hello - I've just found you now via Homer's Odyssey, but I'll be back. I've enjoyed reading it so far. I live oop north in Lancashire btw.

28 October, 2005 19:48  
Anonymous Anonymous chimed in with...

hello looby, and welcome.....

28 October, 2005 20:50  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

ooh, weird...that was me btw...

28 October, 2005 20:53  
Blogger mig bardsley chimed in with...

Well I couldn't resist an invitation like that!!
And I do have a persistant (and recurrant) verrucca to boot. (or not to boot for preference, since they hurt)
I've just sat and giggled hysterically through your blog so far and I love it. If you visit my blog you may (if you can be bothered to read that far back and if you understand American times of day, which I don't) you'll know I have to go to bed right now because I'm already half an hour late. but I'll be back tomorrow.

29 October, 2005 01:12  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

hello mig (how are we pronouncing that? migg? midge? do tell), and welcome....

29 October, 2005 14:12  
Blogger mig bardsley chimed in with...

Thankyou and omg (i'm picking up jargon so fast since I started this) I bet they all think I'm a midge. no it's pronounced migg!
will now read rest of your blog...well not maybe quite all hundred of it tonight.

29 October, 2005 23:01  
Anonymous entropy chimed in with...

'lo. Only sometimes get to lurk, from somewhere on the right hand side of a map of the British Isles.

03 November, 2005 15:44  
Blogger funny thing chimed in with...


Bottom to middle left, British Isles. Bottom of Wales. But not the arse-end, that's Swansea.

04 November, 2005 14:05  
Blogger Kyahgirl chimed in with...

I'm really late for the party SG but I've brought a keg of beer.
I think I missed this post because on the day of your 100th post I was somewhere in Hospital hell. But we're not going back there.

I'm so happy to see all your lurkers and regulars coming out of the woodwork.
I love your blog. Its always appealing, whether its just funny or just down to earth, its a great place to visit. Keep up the good work.

08 November, 2005 21:00  
Anonymous Caspydoodle, the Standard Poodle chimed in with...

Well, I've come here a few times because I like to follow Laura around but there aren't any dogs so I tend to hang out at Ariella's instead. Get the small person a puppy and I'll be all over ya!

Congrats :-)

08 November, 2005 21:01  
Blogger Darren chimed in with...

Hi, yea, i've been lurking for a while and just about to do my 100th post. And anyone who likes the Wildhearts deserves to be praised.

04 January, 2006 13:18  

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