January 17, 2010


It's a little embarrassing for me to put this up because it's blatant self-promotion, but here goes...

The Girl has always liked the post I wrote where I said my life is like one of the characters in an episode of My Name Is Earl:

Earl goes to do right by the guy he locked in a truck and finds the guy dead in his apartment. Earl decides the way to make amends is to throw the man a funeral since he can't seem to find anyone else to do it. This guy doesn't seem to have had any friends at all. No one knows anything about him. Earl throws a lame funeral and goes to clean the man's apartment out. He bumps the computer and finds dozens of IM screens from the man's online friends.

Turns out the guy's Real Life was all online. He didn't have any close friends in Camden County, but he had a vibrant social life in online poker, blogs, and chat rooms. All his online friends came to his second funeral and sent the man off in style.

My husband turned to me and said, "Oh, honey, he's just like you!" I just nodded because of the lump in my throat.

Only instead of a funeral, she said she'd like to throw me a baby shower this way.  Sniff.

If you'd be interested in participating, The Girl set up an email account to organize the virtual shindig.  Email her at babygrokshower -at- yahoo.com and she'll fill you in on the details.

Posted by: Sarah at 12:57 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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We did this for a friend and it turned out really well.

NOT self promotion. A chance for people to do something nice for you. It feels better than to give than to receive and you just gave us the chance to do so.

Posted by: Amber at January 18, 2010 02:36 PM (+ovkX)

2 Amber -- Thank you.  I have been feeling funny about this post all day long, but you made me feel better about it.  I think it's so touching that any of you care...

Posted by: Sarah at January 18, 2010 03:50 PM (gWUle)

3 And might I remind you, dear Sarah, that if you do not give us direction, we will run amok! So this is actually a very polite amd constructive way to acknowledge our desire to do something and make it at least potentially useful!

And thanks to The Girl for doing this!!!!

Posted by: jck at January 18, 2010 08:55 PM (d6k/G)

4 Oh, I was hoping something like this would come together! Not that I'm against running amok, but I think jck is right.

Posted by: dutchgirl at January 20, 2010 07:00 PM (Yg8bq)

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