Tarry for the Nonce

January 16, 2006

A Post of Introduction

Filed under: Rambles — lmwalker @ 11:50 am

This post is dedicated to my “commenters.” Included in this post is some basic information about each person – limited, of course, to things they have revealed in their past comments. Webpage content is fair game, if the website was linked here . . .

Those I’ve Met

Andrew P. (aka, Pavman) is located in Lombard, Illinois and first posted in June 2005. He is also a self-proclaimed RightWingAntiEarthEgoManiacOnlyOutForMyChanceToRuleTheWorldUnderBarbaricPower type of person (although Alistair A. claimed the title first) and watches the financial markets closely. He works for IBM and is emphatically not a C.S. guy, but he admits to being a hacker and objects to the comment restrictions I use to combat spam. He doesn’t own a copy of Shrek for moral reasons, has been to Lisle Fest, and likes vanilla, chocolate and cookie dough ice cream. He is not Dutch and has the unique distinction of admitting to posting while intoxicated. He enjoys all manner of board games, and especially Settlers of Catan. I met Andrew at a Bible study run by Brian Preston. I remind him of Chewbacca.

Anne was one of my first commenters – Valentine’s Day of 2003, to be exact. She lives in Downers Grove, Illinois and only posts to my blog when there is an online quiz or a discussion about pop culture. I met her soon after she was born, since we share common parents.

auntlori is my dearly beloved godmother who first posted in September 2003. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia and is the mother of six, all of whom were (at least partially) homeschooled. Brian, her eldest, is a Marine in Iraq. Kevin, her second, refuses to post to the blog. Jeffrey and John Paul (her youngest two) are frequently roped into participating in the online quizzes. As for the woman herself, she is a kindred spirit who likes Jane Austen, J.R.R. Tolkien, musicals and BBC productions. We met within the first month of my birth . . .

Barbara (or “Barb” or “Bonnie”) is my goddaughter who first posted in April 2004. She is temporarily located with my grandparents in Charlottesville, Virginia and likes the online quizzes, although she is much more opinionated than she appears. We met within a day or two after she was born, since we share common parentage.

Beth has posted exactly four times, the first in September 2005. She lives in Urbana, Illinois, likes musicals and defines herself as an economic conservative and a social liberal. I met Beth through Tim Skirvin, who is currently courting her favor.

Bob Johnson lives in Chicago, Illinois and has posted a handful of times, starting in May of 2003. He can not afford a Ducati. I met Bob while drinking a chocolate martini in a steakhouse somewhere around North Avenue. He is a friend of Randall Mueller.

Brian Preston first posted in September 2005. He lives in Naperville, Illinois and teaches 7th grade religious education with me. He remembers getting 5 cent candy after completing the World’s Largest Corn Maze, is in favor of the cigarette tax, doesn’t think the Bible should be used as a science book, and likes Alito more than Bush. I met Brian through Michele Amoroso.

Brian Cain posted some additional information to the NSA wiretaps post in December 2005. I work with Brian.

Chrispy first posted in January 2003. He lives in Chicago. He would pay to see Ayn Rand and C.S. Lewis in a steel-cage match and has invoked Godwin’s law on more than one occasion. He likes Baldur’s Gate and would recommend Command and Conquer: Red Alert. He likes Boggle, hasn’t seen Barbarella and thinks Jean Gray is the sexiest of X-Men. I went to school with Chris. He thinks I bear a resemblance to Kate Beckinsale, so you can imagine how well we get along . . .

Those I Haven’t Met

“Agent Smith” posted once in November 2005. No other information is available, other than s/he probably is acquainted with Jeffrey D. Bedford.

Alex Groce posted three times in September/October of 2004. He is a PhD student in Computer Science who lives in Pasadena, California. He is a recently Tibered Catholic with a Methodist mother and a Baptist father and a lovely fiance named Josie.

Alistair Alibaster first posted on this blog in June 2005. This “Southern-born babe” lives around Charlottesville, Virginia and is a self-proclaimed “RightWingAntiEarthEgoManiacOnlyOutForMyChanceToRuleTheWorldUnderBarbaricPower.” She loves cats, doesn’t like Scrabble, has all the AofE games and spent her last million on the giant Lego Yoda.

Allyson Shaw is (was?) the associate editor of the Del Sol Review. She posted once in December of 2003 to ask if I was someone I am not.

Andres Salazar posted once in March 2004 in support of Garry Meier.

“Andy” posted once in April 2004 in support of Garry Meier. He is located in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

“Aries” posted once in September 2004. Aries has blue eyes and is located around Reston, Virginia.

“Luqqy” posted twice in April 2004. S/he is from Chicago and thinks cell phones are “more bad than good” and that “the Vatican is paying lip-service to y’all.”

“Boy” posted once in May 2004. He believes that Catholics do not understand Catholicism. He is located in Lombard, Illinois.

“Brad” posted once in June 2004 to add information to the Garry Meier thread. He is located on Naperville, Illinois.

Brendan Jameison posted once in March 2004 to express displeasure about the opinions of Don and Curt in regards to Garry Meier. He is located in Chicago.

Chris Muir posted twice – once in October 2003 and once in March 2004. He is the creator of the Day by Day cartoon. He lives in Orlando, Florida.

More to come . . .

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15 Comments

  1. Laura,

    Just an idea — maybe you could group everyone into helpful categories like CONSERVATIVE and LIBERAL, so that we know in advance whether or not we should pay attention to their posts?

    This other personal information is distracting.

    *tongue firmly in cheek*

    Comment by Troy — January 16, 2006 @ 2:54 pm

  2. What a good idea! I didn’t realize that you had so many “commenters”…:-)

    Comment by Genna — January 16, 2006 @ 3:15 pm

  3. maybe you could group everyone into helpful categories like CONSERVATIVE and LIBERAL, so that we know in advance whether or not we should pay attention to their posts?

    conservative, liberal, libertarian, constitution, green, independent….. and anything in-between?

    I pay attention to all the posts! Some of my own posts are even posted to encourage comments from the sundry.

    ::looks shocked::

    I have been exposed!

    Comment by auntlori — January 16, 2006 @ 7:07 pm

  4. Marc most likely feels that I’m going to go to hell and suffer unbearable agony until the end of time for accepting Jesus as my lord and savior.-comment from Free Range Products and Orderly Aisles

    btw, I am pretty sure, Howard, that pagans go to limbo not hell.

    Comment by auntlori — January 16, 2006 @ 8:10 pm

  5. …a self-proclaimed RightWingAntiEarthEgoManiacOnlyOutForMyChanceToRuleTheWorldUnderBarbaricPower

    Umm, I’d prefer if you didn’t label me.

    …he admits to being a hacker… in the classical sense… I’m a natural problem solver and find unique, possibly unconventional solutions to problems :o)

    …and objects to the comment restrictions I use to combat spam. I do indeed.

    …has been to Lisle Fest hahaha…I’ve been to much more than just Lisle Fest…I actually didn’t go IN to Lisle Fest

    …likes vanilla, chocolate and cookie dough ice cream. Umm? You have a bot or something making synopsises (sp?) of our posting personalities? This is weird, I’ve never admitted to liking any of those (well, maybe Chocolate).

    He is not Dutch Tis true.

    I remind him of Chewbacca. I can’t be the only one?!

    Comment by Andrew P. — January 16, 2006 @ 8:57 pm

  6. Yours truly hasn’t met Laura, but Anne has…though I do understand if she doesn’t want to admit it. 🙂

    Comment by Matt C. Abbott — January 17, 2006 @ 12:06 am

  7. Er, let me rewrite my previous nonsensical post (it’s late):

    I haven’t met Laura, but I have met Anne…though I do understand if Anne doesn’t want to admit it. 🙂

    There. That’s better.

    Comment by Matt C. Abbott — January 17, 2006 @ 12:11 am

  8. …a self-proclaimed RightWingAntiEarthEgoManiacOnlyOutForMyChanceToRuleTheWorldUnderBarbaricPower

    Umm, I’d prefer if you didn’t label me.

    I’ll bet that somewhere on this blog, AndrewP, you described yourself thus…..

    could not all of us conservatives be thus described?

    Er, let me rewrite my previous nonsensical post (it’s late):

    lol

    Matt C Abbott — many of us post late at night! Doesn’t web courtesy require that we forgive nonsensical posts??? If not, I am really in trouble……

    Comment by auntlori — January 17, 2006 @ 6:59 am

  9. You failed to mention FRJTK.

    Comment by Alistair A. — January 17, 2006 @ 9:59 am

  10. Scratch last post by me; I just noticed you’re doing them in alphabetically. It’s too early in the morning for me to be out of bed.

    Comment by Alistair A. — January 17, 2006 @ 10:08 am

  11. Dang, where does the time go? It seems like yesterday. When I was 25 lbs lighter. With more hair. And I dressed better…

    Comment by Chris Muir — January 17, 2006 @ 3:33 pm

  12. Courting my favor, hmm? :p i think engaged is a tad simpler to say.

    Comment by Beth — January 17, 2006 @ 10:24 pm

  13. Aw man, Ayn Rand and C.S. Lewis in a cage match? i don’t know who i’d be rooting for, i love them both! C.S. Lewis for nostalgia and Ayn Rand for… well, i love Atlas Shrugged (and am probably the only non-objectivist who would admit to it).

    i think she’d kick his butt, though, as she was pretty tough.

    Comment by Beth — January 17, 2006 @ 10:30 pm

  14. C.S. Lewis fought in a war. I think he would hold his own pretty well in a cage match. I further think that with his wits he would elevate Rand’s objectivism to new heights.

    Comment by Brian — January 20, 2006 @ 11:08 am

  15. i dunno… her pictures always make her look rabid.

    Comment by Beth — January 22, 2006 @ 4:28 pm


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