16 January 2007

international de-lurking week

Except it's not any more. It was last week.

But please do.

I know there are 300 of you out there and only about 30 of you comment, leaving a grand total of 280 skulking out there in the dark.

So here's your chance. De-lurk and ask me a question.

I'll do my best.

(It's 40 degrees today. This is the ginandtonic talking. Ask me before it wears off).

37 comments:

Suse said...

270.

Ahem.

The ginandtonic is stronger than I thought.

plum said...

But if I ask a question it'll be about "that diary" and we all know that incident is wrapped up and never to be spoken of again!!

dahlia said...

Hi there,

I've been reading for the past year and I love the window you open into your family's life and your reading lists...

If you look at your site stats, I'm the currently pregnant reader waving to you all the way from Israel.

A question? Hmm. Maybe a request, for when you have time. Can you write about what it was like to be a new mum? It's obviously something I think a lot about right now, and I've really appreciated the birth stories you've shared in the past.

I'll keep on reading (probably in lurkdom) -- thanks for writing!

Tuija said...

Hi, one lurker from Finland here. Love reading your self-ironic, humorous, warm writings - thanks!

Martina said...

Glad you caught your error! I was going to ask wher you learned to do Math! DO you have air conditioning?

Wendy said...

Hello! I've been a loyal reader for a while now. I do believe I've commented once before, but wanted to pop on once more since you asked ;-) I wouldn't want to be one of the 270 skulking in the dark.

I adore your posts and was initially drawn to your blog by reading a post on Waldorf/Steiner education. I also love seeing the glorious photos of your little portion of Australia. So beautiful.

I'm in cold and unbelievably icey south Texas.

daysgoby said...

Hello!

Haven't commented in awhile, so we'll pretend I'm a real lurker...

Who taught you to knit?

zephyr said...

hmmm, i guess since i lurk more than comment, i get to ask a question...

are you native Australian, or born elsewhere?

Rogue Knitter said...

Sure... I can come out of lurkdom for a moment.

I'm a knitter who works in a yarn shop in southern Oregon. Your blog gives me a witty and picturesque view of the world, upside-down.

As a true lurker, I would never ask a question and interrupt your monologue! But - your "op shop" finds really intrigue me. We have thrift stores - but the quality can't compare.

BabelBabe said...

i am not a delurker; in fact, you probably wish sometimes i'd shut up and JUST lurk : )

More g&t, dear.

Badger said...

You know I'm here, right?

(Yes, that was my question.)

capello said...

that must be some really good booze. your math skills are awesome. :-)

Dawn said...

been reading for awhile, not a lurker...at least I don't think so...anyway I love your blog...it is quite great! A question...ummm what is your favorite color combination?

Ali said...

Always happy to oblige with a 'hi'!

Anonymous said...

Hello, waving from Wellington NZ. A question? Hmm, tell me a couple of crafty shops I should see next time I'm in Melbourne. cheers!
www.pixiepost.blogspot.com

velcro said...

Hello and welcome back from your hols

tut-tut said...

I very much like reading your musing and doings. And looking at your lovely photographs.

Eclair said...

I've commented before (I think. I comment all over the place and read you regularly so I must have chipped in at some point?!) so this isn't a real de-lurking, more of a piping-up.

Question: are you finding it too hot to knit? And what do you do when it is?

2nd Question: G & T vs. Cosmopolitan. Which is the most delightful when sipped under the jacaranda on a hot afternoon with your feet in the paddling pool?

Laura said...

I've delurked before a couple times but given the chance to ask a question...

can we see that view from your house you keep showing us again? the one that makes me want to give up my career, move to Australia, and become a backpacker...

Elizabeth said...

Semi-lurker from London saying hello and happy new year! I enjoy reading your blog, I can just about smell the gum trees.

Ok my question -do you miss anything about living in the city?

Lazy cow said...

My first thought was: how are you going to have time to answer nearly 300 questions?

Emma said...

oh! I'd love a g&t too :) Not delurking, since you already knew I was here.

Stomper Girl said...

Mmmm. Ginandtonic. My favourite summer drink.

My girlfriend smuggled some into the Fitzroy Pool for us last week. We were, like, total teenagers! As we responsibly supervised our children. Awesome.

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herhimnbryn said...

Not a lurker, but have a question.

Does knitting while under the influence affect the end result?

Clare said...

Consider me de-lurked. And, um, with nothing to say. Best get back to my lurking then.

Meg said...

I'll de-lurk to ask you to weigh in on the eternal question plaguing my household: Bombay Sapphaire or Tanqueray?

teachergirl said...

De-lurking to just say Hi!

Vintage to Victorian said...

Hi - I've just arrived and thought I should de-lurk before spending some time with you. My sitemeter tells me I have plenty of lurkers, too - my first Russian one today.

Another G&T person. Brilliant! It's not good to drink alone, so I'm delighted you'll be having one, too.

I'll pop in again. If you have time come and say hello.

Sue

Paisley said...

mmmm g&t... at least it has cooled down a bit today.
Another commenter asked if knitting under the influence had an effect on the knitting. The last time I tried knitting whilst indulging in a g&t (poured by a friend who's pretty generous with the G) I started finding mistakes that weren't there. I had to stop (knitting that is!).

shula said...

just signing in to bump your stats up.

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

Does promising to visit Melbourne and then failing to show up count as a lurk of some kind?

See you when it's colder down there - Oh, and en blogge, of course!

Susan said...

If I must :-). Delurking from, um, Melbourne. Definitely Bombay Sapphire and my theory is that if you knit the whole project under the ginandtonic influence then everything would be, consistent, shall we say? I'm not sure it would do paisley much good though?

So, where do you buy your needles?

nutmeg said...

Well, I didn't notice the mathematical error and I'm an accountant by trade. Maybe it's the couple of glasses of Verdelho I've had. It's the G&T you have when you've run out of G&T :-)

And Stomper, shame on you ha ha :-) I wonder what the equivalent for taking to the beach is?

Ayelet said...

Unlurking to say Hi :)
I've been reading your blog for about 6 months now and enjoying it a lot..

Cher Mere said...

I really like the funky hip-ness of your pictures

Claire said...

Hello,
I enjoy reading your blog from Rossendale, East Lancashire, England. (Currently cold and very very windy!)

What is an op shop? We have charity shops were people donate clothing, bric-a-brac etc. to be sold. They vary widely in content, quality and price. Is it something similar?

Warm regards
Claire
xxx