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Sunday, August 05, 2007

I don't usually do this, but...

... I feel the need to apologize for not responding to comments lately.

I have always prided myself on at least acknowledging people's comments... but a bunch of immovable things (good things... not to worry), have been making demands on my computer access time and, well, given a choice of writing posts or writing responses... guess which wins out?

I will certainly try to do better going forward, but the next couple of weeks do not bode well for the whole computer access thing.  Please bear with me and know that I read and enjoy each and every comment. 

Another thing I don't usually do very often is plug other sites or direct traffic to other bloggers.  This is not a snobby thing, although I'm sure many people take it as such.  The truth is, when I sit down (or roll over, as is usually the case, since I do most of my writing in bed) to post something on this site, it usually has something to do with my world... not someone else's. 

Well, seeing as I trashed the post I wrote this morning due to a surplus of suckiness (that's a real term we writers use... look it up!), I actually had two extra minutes to draw your attention to a site I just discovered called Bits of Ink

The author had me with the first two paragraphs of his 'about me' page:

The really short version: Twentysomething techie living in Israel. Religious Jew. Originally from the East Coast of the USA. Fond of chocolate and ponies. Writes about life in Israel, the voices in his head, the voices outside his head, and aforementioned ponies.

Long version: Born Ilan Y. Cohen (ok, actually it was spelled “Elon” for the first several months - don’t ask) in Stamford, CT, I grew up in a white house with black shutters and a white picket fence (yes, really) with 2 loving parents, 2 siblings, and a series of suicidal cats. Childhood was generally an ongoing quest to get the sugar fix I could not get at home. If memory serves, a lot of cartoons and Legoes were involved as well.

OK, truth be told, I didn't really discover 'Bits of Ink'.  It actually found me when the blogger posted a comment on treppenwitz.  Incidentally, that's how I started visiting most of my regular reads.

So in addition to very well written posts, this guy (Ilan) has started a comic strip called 'Why I shouldn't Date'.  If he can keep up this level, I see a cult classic in the making. 

Here are his first two strips (you'll have to go to his site to see any future content (click to embiggen):


And the follow-up:



Posted by David Bogner on August 5, 2007 | Permalink


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Cult classic? You flatter me, Mr. Bogner. Looks like I'll have to give it a shot.
Oh, and thanks a bunch for the linky goodness!

Posted by: ilan | Aug 5, 2007 1:49:18 PM

I agree. This guy is good. But..."embiggen"?

Posted by: dfb1968 | Aug 5, 2007 2:47:06 PM

Priceless! I haven't been this hooked since I started Doonesbury. Thanks!!

Posted by: aliyah06 | Aug 5, 2007 8:45:29 PM

It's smart, and smart is important!

Posted by: Schvach | Aug 5, 2007 11:00:32 PM

LOL! This guy could be the "Dilbert" of the dating universe!

Posted by: psachya | Aug 6, 2007 10:42:01 AM

"She out-geeked me."

Whoa, that's the line that corresponds to that particular SO's facial expression! Enlightenment de luxe!


Posted by: a. | Aug 6, 2007 11:14:02 AM

I guess one of those guys is me... In real life! :-)

Posted by: Rami | Aug 6, 2007 4:59:06 PM

I think I'm in love...

Posted by: Cara | Aug 6, 2007 8:46:15 PM

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