It’s D’lovely!

By Mir
January 5, 2005
Category Detritus

delightful.jpgSheryl at Papernapkin has dubbed today, January 5, International De-Lurking Day. That means that if you visit a blog today, you must comment or bad luck will befall you, your children, your children’s children, and so on and so forth. Well, not really, but hey, commenting is painless and every once in a while it wouldn’t kill ya. This is your chance to see and be seen, to comment and leave your mark on the world! Er, at least to leave your mark on my blog.

And I’m still sick and highly unlikely to say anything interesting today, so have at it. It’s Make Your Own Entertainment day here at Woulda Coulda Shoulda! Ready? Go!


  1. Heather

    Okay, I’m stepping out now! Also, love the title—it’s too bad freaking literati won’t accept that as a real word! ;)

  2. averagejoe

    Hi there! Just trying to dodge bad luck!

  3. JenE

    I just started reading your site a few weeks back, and I like your style! Former teacher, so the lice trauma brought a smile to my face. You can’t imagine how many lice incidents a 2nd grade teacher faces over 5 years of teaching.

  4. Kristie

    Feel better soon!!!

  5. alektra

    Feel better!

  6. Chewie

    I’m not commenting…I’m still mad I didn’t make the year end meme…

  7. Shari

    Argh! I feel like a rat who has had a flashlight shone on her! Yes, I’m here. I’m here every day. Sometimes two or three times a day, if I notice you’ve updated according to my blogroll. I think I qualify to be your stalker.

    Back to lurking. ;o)

  8. MoMMY

    Major lurker/semi-stalker here. I’m finally saying hello and hope you feel better soon.

    (Sorry no entertainment here.)

  9. Oliquig

    Alright. I’ll comment, since you’re forcing me to. But I won’t like it. “Comment,” there, are you happy now? Now I’m going to go to my room and pout.

    Hee. I am way too tired. Feel better Mir.

  10. Sheryl

    Okay, I’m obviously not a lurker. I just came by to tell you you’re fabulous, and I read every post.

  11. Purple Elephant

    I’ve been reading your site for a while now. I love your style so I thought I’d pop my head up and say hello.

  12. Charmless

    Hi Mir. No bad luck for me…

  13. missy

    ***sliding out from behind the lurking bush*** Hi! ***back to hiding now***

  14. Cat

    Ok, so I think I came out the last time you shone this light in the closet…and I’m still hiding in here.

    You entertain the hell out of me and I’m always excited to check your site after a long weekend to see if large company has called, ex has been up to more mischief, or some other major/minor event has conspired.

    Ok, I’m going back in the closet now.

  15. Laura

    Good idea – force out the lurkers (like me). I’ll have to try that myself!

    sick here with fever too, so I feel for ya!

  16. Mike

    But, but, but…lurking is a way of LIFE! S’ok, don’t mind commenting to say Happy New Year, and kick those sickies!!

  17. Stacey

    Lurker here! :) Hope you’re feeling better!

  18. Liz

    Wench – You’re as bad as a chain letter! I hope you feel better, and I hope the ex’s “fatigue” turns back into a miserable fever. And maybe a scaly karmic rash. On his face. Or somewhere more embarassing and harder to itch in public. Nothing quite disfiguring, but close.

  19. laura floyd

    This delurker hopes you are feeling better soon. Love your blog!

  20. amber

    Feel better!
    Why do I now have this sudden urge to type out 10 letters and mail them to family members to increase their junk mail?

  21. Nina

    I hope you feel better soon! I joined the non lurker band wagon, this is fun!!

  22. Little Red Hen

    Just another lurker hoping to avoid bad luck and say you crack me up. Thanks for the daily laughs.

  23. Lizt

    That’s what I was coming here to do…my list being alphabetical and all!

    Hi, my name is Liz and I’m a recovering lurkaholic and dork.

    I love your blog!

    Come visit my January 5th post and be a part of De-Lurking Day.

  24. kim

    Ok, i am not technically a lurker because i Have commented in the past…just not recently.
    Hope you’re feeling better!

  25. Kris

    Hi Mir! I read your blog quite often, and always enjoy it. Hope you feel better soon!

  26. savtadotty

    So this guy gets into an elevator with a statistician he knows, and the conversation goes like this:
    Guy: How are you today?
    Statistician: Compared to what?

  27. dorrie

    God! The guilt!
    I enjoy your blog, your “voice” as a mommy rings true to me (although mine are much bigger now but no less of a challenge) as I remember those days of insanity. Keep it real.

  28. Cara

    You crack me up.

    I wish many, many blessings on you and your family in 2005.

    Love your blog.

  29. Carrie

    This is my de-lurk. I’m not sure if I’ve ever commented here or not, but here I am, reading every day.

  30. Laua B

    Okay – that’s 2 of you who’ve caught me in the non-lurking posting web. I’m leaving the room. No more blogs until tomorrow when this madness will be over.

  31. Wendy

    Hi my name is Wendy and I lurk on an almost daily basis. You have a wonderful writing style. I love your blog. You keep writing and I’ll keep lurking.

  32. mothersong

    Another lurker, wishing you well (and wellness).

  33. sarah

    i’ve JUST started journaling and have been cruising the web to get some ideas about what’s possible, what works, and what doesn’t. yours is one of the good ones … thanks!

  34. Peek


    Get better soon! But, before you do, perhaps you should pay a vistit to Mr. I-forgot-how-to-use-a-phone and infect him. Share the wealth I say!!!

  35. Micheline P.

    I just wanted to let you know how much I look forward to reading your blog every day. Your writing has been a comfort as well as a source of inspiration to me and I just want to thank you for letting all of us out here see into your world! Many well wishes for you and your family for a terrific New Year! Thanks again!

  36. Kimberly

    Hope you’re feeling better very soon.

  37. Linda

    I found your site today. I will be back. Take care. Being sick in not fun.


  38. joan

    caught me – I check in at least once a day. Hope you’re feeling better!

  39. mc

    Another de-lurker here… it sounds like some kind of syndrome! Nice to have an excuse to come out for some fresh air, right? Anyway, I’m a big WCS fan and fellow New Englander. Hope you and yours are feeling better.

  40. chris

    Just trying to stop the bad luck curse right here.

    Hope you feel better soon. Seems like everyone in New England is sick, myself included.

  41. minni

    I haven’t posted before either but love your writing. Thanks for sharing your life with us. Oops, kids in dog food – gotta go.

  42. Semper

    Hope you feel better

  43. Sarah G.

    Hey there,
    your descriptions of getting your two ready in the morning is very simular to what happens here.

  44. Chris

    Happy DL day! Hope you feel better soon Mir ;-)

  45. Ben

    Another lurker here, saying “Hi, Mir!”

    Hope you’re feeling better…


  46. Diana

    Well, I don’t usually delurk unless your dad comments, but I suppose I can make an exception.

  47. maggie

    De-lurking to say feel better and I love your site!

  48. alice

    lurk, lurk, lurk, lurk, lurk, lurk, lurk …

    Crap! Did I say that out loud? Curse you and your magical delurking powers!

  49. Amy

    Poking my head out from under the covers of lurkdom. I love your site, I visit often.

  50. mrscrumley

    Happy de-lurking day!

  51. Kris

    Okay – so you have a bunch of lurkers and semi-stalkers. But we all come back everyday :) Hope you feel better soon.

  52. -erica

    Delurking to say hello, and that I love your blog. Maybe next time I’ll say something more witty, when I’m not put on the spot like this…

  53. Momsy

    De-lurking: Can you believe that Target is only at 75% off holiday and there is NOTHING left??

  54. Beth

    I don’t have any children, so am commenting totally without regard to being threatened.

  55. Carmen

    Knock, knock
    Who’s there?
    Me, mommy, don’t you see me?

    (courtesy of my five year old – guess you had to be there!)I read every day, but I think you already know that…..

  56. annie

    way to many offspring here to risk the ole evil eye from the blog emperess. hope you are feeling better and that the laser eye thing has simmered down a bit!

  57. Toni

    Happy DeLurking Day Mir! Love the site and read daily!

    Feel better soon!

  58. RockStar Mommy

    Holy hell you’ve got a lot of lurkers!!! Who would lurk on such a fascinating site?

  59. dad

    My appointed tasks to be accomplished today were:
    to wish that you feel better
    to pick up my meds
    to fill my Honda with gas
    to not get stuck in my driveway
    to kvell
    to lurk!

    Mission accomplished,
    and no bad luck for me or my progeny.

  60. Tuesday

    I am not currently looking for any more bad luck.

  61. Annabel

    I’ve commented once or twice but read on a daily basis. You have a wonderful way with words and are very entertaining. Hope you’re feeling better.

  62. jetmom

    Not only do I lurk here, but found you from FFD where I lurk, too. And you’ve opened my eyes to the world of blogging, where I lurk and lurk and lurk… Now, I’m afraid to go look at any other blogs, having to reveal myself…..

  63. Amy

    I know Joshilyn told you this morning that I’m a lurker but I’ll comment anyway…by the way, Scott is MINE and you should know I weigh over 200 pounds and I’m MEAN :)

  64. Brian

    No room for anymore bad luck.


  65. Trish

    Not lurking… hi :)

  66. Lisa

    Hi there…been visiting your blog now for a week or so. Enjoying it greatly! Also celebrating De-Lurking Day and raising $$ for tsunami relief. Read all about it at my blog. :)

  67. hermia

    Actually I was just thinking that I really should comment one of these days. I love your blog. I’ve been reading practically daily for over a month now after following a link from Three Kid Circus. I hope you feel better soon!

  68. Dreama

    ya know I usually lurk because I’m eating. What am I eating right now?? RAW COOKIE DOUGH…..Yummy!

  69. janie

    Um, yeah, I’m here. Sharing your laments over not getting to be the “fun” parent. Yup, my crew is going to the “fun” dad’s this weekend where he will probably let them watch a rated R movie and stay up all night watching video games. Then I will have to yell at him and deprogram the children. Sigh. (How’s that for de-lurking?)

  70. Rachel

    I am a faithful reader and love your writing. You are hilarious and I hope that 2005 brings all good things to you and your munchkins.

  71. Her Ladyship

    I feel such pressure with these comments – this is why I frown upon Evite, there’s such a pressure to be witty – but what the hell. I have recently discovered your blog and have spent many an hour laughing about some of your posts. Keep up the good work and I hope you feel better soon.

  72. Leah S

    Good afternoon from Arizona. Yes, we have some sunshine today, would you like me to share? :)

  73. Amanda

    You are a W and it’s taken me half a workday to get this far down my blogroll!

    Hi! My name is Amanda and I have been a lurker for one year. I read you every day, but seldom comment. I am a dork that way.

    But I do love your blog and wish you all the best. Wish I could send you MY job when I quit next week.

  74. Jen

    I’ve had enough bad luck in 2004. I’m going for a “Good-Luck-Only-2005, so I’ll unlurk today!
    Feel better Mir.

  75. slyfox

    Um, hi! Just stepping out of the shadows for a brief second to let you know that I’m here and that I read your blog everyday too. You crack me up! Hope you are feeling better soon and that 2005 is a year of realized dreams for you.

  76. Kym

    I think you should have to send all this comment traffic to the wonderful person who got you started blogging to begin with eh?

    Hey… feel better soon!

  77. Karin Kydland

    I’m not superstitious, but thought I’d comment anyway. Still, there are already 76 posts before mine…who the heck is going to keep linking all the way down to little old me??

  78. Heidi

    Happy De-lurking Day! I hope you feel better soon. :o)

  79. Kathy

    Don’t want any of that bad luck so here’s a quick hello:-) Enjoying your blog!!

  80. Alice

    I’m making naughty sounds with my hand and my armpit! Who needs funny blogs when you have this!

    Also: I’m sorry you’re sick. Boo, fever. Boooo. And as for your question on my site, the answer is: believe me you don’t want this hair.

  81. Jenny

    I adore you! Feel better!


  82. babblingdweeb

    Well if it’s a holiday of sorts I suppose we should all say /something/ eh?

    Now of course we’ll all go back to the lurk state! :)

    – bd

  83. Fraulein N

    Not a lurker, but I think you know how much I love your site.

  84. Summer

    Do you feel popular yet, Mir?

  85. Genuine

    I’ll de-lurk if you show us your patch….

  86. Keri

    lurking lurking lurking….

    hope some of these lovely lurkers will stop over and do the same to me. I’d love to give my money to the victims as well… LOTS of money…

  87. Lois Lane

    I’m lurking too as always!
    Lois Lane

  88. christina

    Hi from a lurking Canadian in Germany. I’ve been reading your blog just forever. Keep up the good work!

  89. Zuska

    …I’ll take this opportunity to let you know that my curly girl is STILL plotting to get rid of the new playroom table…

  90. RisibleGirl

    Coming out from behind the bushes….

  91. bmh

    Does de-lurking make one feel better? I think you might be well on your way to recovery if so.

  92. Michelle

    I guess I’m out of the closet now…Love your site!

  93. Zoot

    I visit a lot, but rarely comment. Happy de-lurking day!!!

  94. MZM

    Happy De-lurker Day Mir…..

  95. JuJuBee

    Long time lurker….some time commentor…feel better!!

  96. Kim

    Hey! Didn’t want the bad luck. Here’s to delurking! Let’s all lift a glass.

  97. Wendi

    De-Lurking Devotee…found you via KATE SPOT….HOWDY from TX!

  98. Liz

    De-lurking now… love, love!, LOVE!! your blog. Read it every day. You are hilarious. I adore the way you write about your kids -it’s so realistic! Thank you for a daily chuckle. Good luck on the job hunt.

  99. Betsy

    I’m not really a lurker, but I’ll still comment to ward off any bad luck.

    Although I got the dreaded ‘your child is sick- can you come pick him up?’ phone call from school a couple of hours ago, so the bad luck may still be incoming, urgh…

  100. Rin

    Ok I lurk here! Im caught today but oh how I do love your blog and your wit and humour! Being a mom makes it all that much more relatable! I love it! Kudos to you hon! Keep it up! ;)

  101. Thernessia

    Hi. My name is Thernessia and I’m a recovering lurker.

  102. Thumper

    My name is Thumper, and I’m a recovering lurker… I found your blog last week or so and the design drew me in first (holy crap, it’s AWESOME!) and then the blog itself.

    I often don’t comment on blogs because I feel like an intruder…even though I want comments on mine.

    I said I was a lurker, not a sane one…

  103. bellabelly

    But if I commented everytime I came here, I’d have a label that read “serious stalker and obnoxiously loud laugher” on my head.

  104. Smitha

    Uh oh…it’s as if the spotlight went on and it shown right one me as I was lurking through! :P

    I have been lurking around a week or so and immensely enjoy your stories! :) Well, maybe now I won’t hide anymore!

    Hope you get better soon!

  105. melanie

    I’m de-lurking to say that I enjoy reading your blog and I often laugh out loud while doing so! Thanks ; )

  106. Marcia

    Holy sh*t, you have 106 comments, Mir.

  107. Pamalamadingdong

    GOOOD LORD! I’m late!
    I rarely lurk, as I have such a large mouth but still…happy de-lurking day.

  108. Nancy

    I honestly haven’t “lurked” over here for a while, and of course today I am delurking!
    Love, Love, love … the new look!!!!!!!

  109. susan

    Well, gee, who knew? Not me till I got home from a crappy day and read your blog. And you gave me something to smile about.

  110. Michele

    You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and lurk you.

    Damn I just spoiled the lurking aspect by commenting here. Please forgive me and accept my admiration. Which is of course ardent.

  111. Samantha

    Delurking to say hello and to ward away any additional bad luck that could come my way :-) Feel better! Love your blog!

  112. Sara

    just found your site a couple weeks ago and am now a regular.

  113. amy

    Hi. I have been visiting your blog for awhile now. I really enjoy doing so, do u think there’s a possability we were seprated at birth?!?!?!

  114. rudolf

    I’ve commented before, so I’m not *really* de-lurking, but I wanted to add to the list of your ardent blogmirers.

    Hope you feel better, or at least your fever breaks, so you can go back to not being that hot.

    (OK, that was mean. I WAS KIDDING!)

  115. Casey

    really I’m just a sudo lurker…I do comment every now and again

  116. dave

    You know that I don’t lurk, I go ahead and say something inappropriate!

  117. Teri

    Ok, I’ll leave a short message, since you are sick and I don’t want to catch anything by staying too long. Good luck with the BoB!

  118. bad penguin

    I think I’ve commented here before, but just in case, de-lurking to confess that I read, and enjoy your blog way more than I ever comment. Hope you’re feeling better!

  119. udge

    All aboard!

  120. Em

    Yours is my favorite blog for its content plus how often you update. Quality AND quantity! Like a biggie fries. If you knew me, you would know that is the highest compliment one could bestow on another.

    Happy delurking day!

  121. Ginny

    So since I actually comment on your blog occasionally I guess I’m not officially a lurker, but I’ll delurk anyway, just for the sake of the holiday.

  122. chasmyn

    I’m late, but I’m de-lurking!

  123. Annecat

    De-lurking again :)Hope you’re feeling better!

  124. Coleen

    Lord, did I forget to come here and say hi? Feel free to hit me over the head with something large and heavy.

  125. Marlen

    Hi! I have been reading you for a while now and thought I should probably comment or something, especially with it being “De-Lurking Day” and all. Anyway, I love your writing! ~Marlen

  126. Katie


  127. Alan

    I want it to be a matter of record that I cannot abide bandwagons so shan’t be jumping on this one either.

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