Preparing to describe and recount the events concerning the selection of my costume for an upcoming Halloween bash, I was surprised when I sat down at the computer this morning.
I purposely take the staff out on Sunday for Sunday Brunch as a means to rebuild team spirit and to give us a day off. It's the least I can do for the Misfits. I also note this fact in our normal Sunday posting. Imagine my surprise, then, when I received a comment from Peter in Sweden whom posted a poem plus links to some of his other works in yesterday's Sunday comments. Not only does he want to post his poems, but, he also bribes me with a promotion link offering to "advertise you indefinitely" while stating he "will follow you in return" if I promote his website as a blog I follow. A cursory review shows that Peter follows approximately 435 different blogs. I have a feeling he probably can't keep up with all of them. I have a small embedded measuring device that tracks the time spent here at Flatline Thinking. Peter spent a total of 21 seconds cutting, pasting, and posting his comments to our site. Our background and charter amendments specifically state that we offer no bribes to follow this site or write insightful poetry/haiku pieces. Apparently Peter didn't use his 21 seconds wisely to review these key tenets.
Like many a wine gone bad, our site looks fine on the outside. It's when you sample it that you realize even the fruit flies stay away from the shit. Holding our near daily recitations in a much higher regard, however, I do understand that it is definitely an acquired taste. (Our two faithful readers were obviously imbibing when they stumbled upon us in the first place and continued to over indulge and now not only follow us, but, also have the neighbors whisper behind their backs about "their problem".) Regardless, Peter you seem to be a great poet. It's just that our readers aren't going to know it.
Tomorrow: My Halloween costume