12/07/2006

How Blogger Is Like Cheap Hoop Earrings

Several years back, I went to a Pretenders concert where in between blistering away on her guitar, Chrissie Hynde kept fiddling with the big hoop earrings she had on. She went through a few numbers like this until she couldn't stand it anymore. In mid song, she tore them out of her ears and threw them into the crowd calling out You get what you pay for ladies without missing a beat and then finished off the song.

I tend to think about Blogger that way - you get what you pay for. I prided myself on not joining the fun of telling Blogger to go feck itself lately because I hadn't had too many problems with it really. But then, a few days ago, the thieving fecker ate most of my template leaving my page all forlorn. Order has been more or less restored but if I've inadvertently left you off my link list, it's not you, it's me.

Back to another Precious moment starring Chrissie Hynde -- at the same concert, the opening act was Iggy Pop. When Chrissie first came out, she said she just wanted to take a moment and kiss the ground that Iggy Pop walked on. And she did. She got down on her knees, kissed the floor and then rocked on. Cool.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

No middle of the road for Chrissie!

mellowlee said...

There's almost nothing worse than cheap earrings!!!!

Dale said...

Haha, that's good Old Lady. You know I love you right?

Not even Blogger MellowLee? This is some serious declaration you and Chrissie are making!

Beth said...

That bitch Blogger ate my template a couple of months ago. Did you forget my link?

I wish I was Chrissie Hynde ...

Dale said...

You are Chrissie Hynde just with the volume turned up to Beth. That's supposed to be a compliment, not just awkward.

mellowlee said...

Dale, Im either allergic or extremely sensitive to cheap metals, and it actually hurts me. Sometimes I can't resist and buy the damn cheap earrings, and its just torture.

Mob said...

Blogger is like the kid everybody picks on just for exercise.

I'm glad it's Blogger and not me anymore.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I was wondering why half of your page was all weird lines the other day. Thank God you weren't hurt!

Bubs said...

Did your template problems come after switching to the new version? I noticed the "offer" when I signed on this morning, but I'm reluctant to switch anything because of the grumbling I've been hearing lately.

Anonymous said...

Switching to beta shouldn't be such a trauma. I did it and I'm fine. So obviously it's you and your weirdo friends.

(Keeding! I'm keeding! I love you guys! I crush you all with my love!)

Anonymous said...

Chrissie is a goddess.... One of the coolest rock chics to ever walk the planet and a true inspiration when I was growing up...

Dale said...

And yet you still torture yourself with them MellowLee. The cheap earrings have messed with your mind!

With a fierce beak like that Mob, I wouldn't dream of picking on you. Freak.

Barbara! You're the only one who's shown such concern. I'll have to think of a reward.

I got the invite too Bubs but then it denied me 3 times just like Jesus! Stupid blogger.

But you have the kind of time to switch to beta Tanya, we're all busy complaining and the like.

Chrissie is pretty divine Shroom-Monkey, much like you.

X. Dell said...

I've noticed somewhat a progression. People start out on blogger, and then move to WordPress. Eventually, they either give up blogging, or get their own domain.

You sound like you're ready to make us all change our links.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Yay for rewards! I'm going to be nice all the time now.

Dale said...

I don't know if I'm ready for anything, certainly not anything that requires me thinking too hard X. Dell.

Don't do it Barbara, I want you to throw the odd barb my way too.

Writeprocrastinator said...

Ah yes, your template and about a third of my posting on comments, into the Internet ether.

You do get what you pay for and I'm sure that if you complained, Blogger would quote Chrissie Hynde and say, "stop your sobbing."

Either that, or "bad boys get spanked."

wonderturtle said...

That simile kicks ass. And as an English teacher, I'm highly qualified to say that.

Dale said...

I love lyric quoting goodness Write Procrastinator. Let's wait for Blogger after school and do some damage.

Speaking of school, thanks for not sending me to detention Wonderturtle. As a former student and sometime operator of the English language, I loved your comment.

Anonymous said...

I never get to brag, so here goes, dearest internet strangers...

Chrissie Hynde has an apartment in my sister's apartment building--she has even seen her in the hallways.

I think that's really effing cool and can't get over it. One advantage from being from Akron, Ohio! I knew there had to be one!

Dale said...

Hi Mombi! That's a very excellent degree of separation from Miss Chrissie! Good work. Tell her I say hi!