Lets Go For A Ride!


Today’s Music: Phoebe Snow – Shoorah! Shoorah!
Music Note: Found this song through Joan Osborne’s album Bring It On Home.

Some people see Wheelchair. She see Opportunity!

There are bloggers who show up and read pages, then drift silently back into the ethernet.
There are bloggers who show up, leave a comment and disappear, never to be seen again.
Some bloggers post stuff they made up, or copied from somewhere else, or just sort of ramble.
Some of them tell you surface stories, or hint at things but don;t really go below the surface or let you in.

Today is the birthday of someone who does none of those things.
In the short time I’ve known her, she has embedded herself in the lives lucky enough to be her online friends. She responds to every comment, starts conversations, and keeps them going with her wit, her charm, and her genuine interest.
Put up a post that you had a bad night, and she’ll give you 50 comments to cheer you up, drawing you out of your funk.
Post that you did something silly, and she’ll follow you across the blogosphere, hounding you until you can’t help but laugh at yourself.
And you’ll thank her for it

I don’t remember how I stumbled across her blog, but I’m glad I did. There are very few people that put themselves out there like that. But she does, and brings you along for the ride.
Want to play games with other bloggers? Yeah, she’ll do that (check the comments!)
Want to play in a flash web mob? Yup, she’s got it covered.
Deeper thoughts? Go evil, and be glad you did? Stunningly played
April Fools joke? Yep.

But it’s not just fun and games.
I’ve seen her hunt and track people down when they were having problems, just to cheer them up. And follow up, just to lend an ear.
She also doesn’t shy away from describing when she has a problem, and she is ridiculously brave about explaining them to us and answering questions about them.

I don’t know how I got on her good side, but I’m glad I did.
And I would never want to be on her bad side.
She takes her Evil seriously.
And stalks like nobodies business!

It was a good day when I met her, and they’ve been good days ever since.
So join me if you would, in a heartfelt sincere wish:
Font size: HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOBBLER!!!
And I hope every day is as bright and shiny as you are, and as you make mine.

Coolest villainess in the sphere!


(Oh, and if all that wasn’t enough, she’s even got a new blog now, Not Hobbling Now!)

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102 responses to “Lets Go For A Ride!

  1. Nice! I’ve seen Hobbler around, admired her witty comments – but had no idea she was a stalker! But a stalker for Good – right? Go Hobbler!

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  2. Happy Birthday, Hobbler!

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  3. Wonderful birthday tribute by Mr. Guapo!

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  4. You are making me cry EG. I don’t know how we came to know eachother, but I am the lucky one. I have the best friends in the universe here, and I just can’t say enough about how much I love you guys. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Guap.

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  5. I just got back from wishing her a happy birthday. It was my first time on her blog and yup, now I’m on her list. Hopefully, I’ll stay on the good side.

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  6. love ya Hobbs!

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  7. whiteladyinthehood

    Guapo, I will check out your friend, The Hobbler, (I try to steal all your friends, anyway – they are the best!) And Guapo, from what I’ve seen in my little piece of blogworld – YOU are one of the nicest and sweetest commentors of all.

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  8. Why can’t all stalkers be as beautiful as the Hobbler? Happy Birthday! Great post EG! One question though, how do you know everyone’s birthday?

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  9. Awww, what a sweet tribute. Happy birthday Hobbler! I’m checking out your blog now. As in Right. Nao! Hope your whole birthday week is great.

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  10. Weenie Girl

    Happy Birthday Hobbler!

    EG, how could you develop enough speed or momentum on a wheelchair to enjoy that jump? You didn’t think it through enough. Please try again.

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  11. Lovely tribute, and here’s wishing the Hobbler a great b-day! Now I will go check out your Blogler. Cheers!

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  12. springfieldfem

    Guapo, you are a much nicer blogger than I am. There. I said it. πŸ™‚

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  13. Happy Birthday Hobbler!!! Any friend of El Guapo is a friend of mine. : )
    Have a great day!

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  14. Did you know that after her big breakout record in the early ’90s, Joan Osborne got into a losing battle with her record label and was contractually prohibited from recording for something like 7 years. That’s why she dropped off the face of the earth after that mega-hit, “What if God Were One of Us.”

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  15. What a sweet post. Happy birthday to the Hobbler, first of all.
    Secondly, great song of the day. Thirdly, I only know Joan Osborne for that one, oh so beautiful song.
    It turns out the nose ring was a fake.

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  16. free penny press

    Don’t know Hobbler but i am getting to know you and you like her than I do too πŸ™‚
    Happiest of Birthdays Hobbler (I’d sing but, well let’s not and say I did πŸ™‚

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  17. Hi,
    What a fun post, and of course I wish Hobbler a very Happy Birthday. πŸ˜€

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  18. Awwww this blog post made me go all gooey inside. $#@! what a mess.. πŸ˜‰

    EG your comments about Hobbs are spot on! I am trying to think where I first stumbled over her. I think she’d left her bloody wheelchair underfoot in the doorway over at Hotspurs place .. Must follow up that law suit for tripping over it ..

    (UNTICKS the comments via email box) My new mantra lol

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  19. Awww Guap – that was an amazingly awesome of a tribute for our Hobbler… I got a little teary eyed.

    Happy Birthday Hobbsy. I love ya!

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  20. Nicely done El G.

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  21. Damn it forgot to untick that stupid box again.

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    • you mean the one that makes every single comment come to your box?
      What;s up with that it;s like set on default now or something… and with Guap mannnn you will be getting them all. week. long.. and then more next week, you should see my damn in box. Or were you referring to another box?

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      • I went back and did another comment and unticked it then, seems to be holding. I noticed a few blogs without the box auto ticked. I asked and got this answer from Magsx2
        Once you comment on a blog and have unticked the notify be e-mail, it doesn’t show up again.

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        • I dunno – I usually have to go back to tick it.. and now every single comment I make it’s there and ticked and I forget. So you are saying if I untick it on a comment then it wont be there ? John – I am horribly confused… it’s kinda a thing with me.

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    • See Sharp LIttle Pencil comment below. Link to fix the glitch. I am woman, hear me roar, ha ha. Amy Barlow Liberatore

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  22. Cool post, EG!!!
    What a wonderful WordPress World We Wive in!!!!
    still celebrating out there Hobbs?

    save yourself a little porn on the blog for later (lotsa butter and salt)!!!

    πŸ™‚

    Go.Uncheck.Box.Now.DO.It.

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  23. El Guapo. You are such a great friend to all your blogging friends!
    And Happy Birthday Hobbler!! πŸ˜€

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  24. This is going to look totally unrelated to all your other comments, but I wanted to make sure to follow up with you on the comment you made on my blog, but it didn’t have a linky thing so I brought it over here manually.
    Hey EG – I think if you spend any time reading you will always come across badly written books & yes I often learn from them too! I did a review on a book earlier in my posts & I learned a lot about developing your protagonist from the mistakes the author made.

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    • I actually do follow the comment, since I read most of them in email on my phone.
      Thanks, benzeknees, and I’ll be over to reply shortly…

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  25. Hobbler does rule the blogosphere! I don’t know her personally but have read her stuff, and she is a courageous, gutsy, fun woman. We used to call her type a “game girl,” and I mean that as a compliment!

    Guapo, you still have that darned WordPress pre-checked “notify me of followup comments via email” box. Your readers may be getting flooded with unwanted emails, and WordPress has not fixed it. So I did! Ha! Follow these step-by-step instructions to rid yourself of both the check mark and the box entirely. Fondly, Amy
    (and pls. credit my blog if you cut and paste instructions, because I got rid of the box after much finagling, and I write concise, easy to access instructions) http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/05/06/antibiotic-for-wordpress-glitch/
    and a dverse poem for you!
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/05/08/moon-beams-dverse/

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  26. I love this song, very nice.

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  27. So nice of you to post this – you’re a good blog buddy, Guap. ❀ (And happy birthday to Hobbler, too, by the way.)

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  28. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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  29. Great words and endorsement! I try not to be any of the above. Damn work gets in the way sometimes – how rude.

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  30. Hey handsome. I was all set to go with the Black Eyed Peas homage to Sergio before I made the beautiful mistake of throwing some Platters to the fire last night. This song. It was like, right there.

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  31. a very kind post EG. since you mentioned her up top, check out Joan Osborne’s “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted” on youtube.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA0GcXV2njY continue…

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  32. You can disable the follow-up comment button.
    Happy Birthday Hobbler! WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOO!

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  33. I have read all of the comments here, and maybe I will get a chance to get to a real computer tomorrow and reply better, but thank you all so much for the birthday wishes, kind words, and love. It’s a long story, but I really need and appreciate your compassion without pity more than I could possibly describe. So, thank you!

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