Okay, everyone. I’m going to do something shameless here, so I’m sorry. But I got a cat and as a first-time kitty owner, I couldn’t be more thrilled. Except when he meows all night long. And when he had that abscess on his ear and I nearly passed out at the vet.
No, seriously. I nearly passed out. Imagine this: I got so sick that my temperature probably flew up to 100 degrees and I walked outside, not sure whether I needed to throw up or not. My body was like “Yeah, I’ll spare you the throwing up but I am going to give you a horrible case of gas right now.” So I’m outside the SPCA farting and counting back from 10 as I sweated profusely. All because kitty had to have his blood taken and a pimple popped.
Anyway, everyone…meet CatStevens. He’s a tiny bit famous now since he was desperately trying to shag another famous Baltimore kitty. That’s my boy.
We’ve been able to turn this horny street kitty into the most suave cat in Baltimore, seriously, check out his sweet bow tie.
Anyway, sorry for my shameless self-promotion of my cat, but I feel like I can finally join the ranks of internet users who do zany things with their cats. And I already found out that the other half of the internet basically loves him, so…y’know, I got that going for me.
Well, everybody. It’s that time for me to start stuffing my face full of food. Which means that Daily of the Day has decided to take the rest of the day off to spend time with loved ones and family, arguing with our crazy Conservative uncle and actively avoiding talking to that one cousin we have absolutely nothing in common with, while dodging questions from everybody about when you’re planning on getting married and popping out some babies.
I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I am truly thankful for this last year and all of you lovely people who continue to come and visit our little corner of the internet. At times, I sometimes wonder if what I’m doing is actually important, meaningful, or even worthwhile. And then I read the comments and see how much of a community this really is that you all have created, whether you’re an active commenter or just a lurker. And I want to say thank you! Thanks for making it all worthwhile, everyday.
Enjoy the rest of the day and apologies to our international readers who don’t get to partake in the ultimate form of giving thanks in America: GLUTTONY. Mmmmm…piiiiiiiiiiie.
So, I’ve known our music writer Carson since 2001. We went to Trinity Western University together, a small private Christian Liberal Arts school in Langley, BC and from the first moment I met him, I knew I wanted to be friends with him. He was the kind of laid-back, cool person that you wanted to impress, but knew that you never needed to because he’d like you no matter what.
And he was my introduction into good music. I remember the first time I listened to Fugazi after he recommended them and my brain practically exploded from the sheer awesomeness of it. We’d unapologetically enjoy listening to shitty pop punk and he’d give me playful jabs about all the shitty emo I was listening (I still listen to Juliana Theory…sorry Carson).
Parties at his house were the best. He humored me by being one of my human models for photography class (that picture above, featuring my bunny rabbit Deb). He introduced me to the world of sketch comedy and we’d watch Mr. Show, Upright Citizens Brigade, Kids in the Hall and old-school Saturday Night Live. To say that my twisted sense of humor was influenced by Carson would be an understatement. He also showed me to just stop trying so damn hard to get people to like me and it’s a lesson I’m incredibly thankful for and humbled by.
So, happy birthday, Carson! Thanks for hanging out in this fun little venture we started and thanks for continuing to humor me. Here’s to more years of friendship, music, and comedy.
Video TOTALLY has nothing to do with this post. I promise.
This month, Daily of the Day has officially hit ONE MILLION UNIQUE VISITORS! Sure, most of them visited purely to join in the religious tipping war over in this thread, but we could have never imagined having this many people coming to our site!
Another smaller accomplishment, our Facebook page has reached 1,000 likes! If you love DotD, come party on Facebook with us!
So, we just want to say thanks for visiting our site every day and making our world a little more awesome.
Also relevant to my emotions right now:
We apologize if you’ve been experiencing some downtime with the site. An article that was published by Nona over a year ago took off over the weekend after being posted on Keith Olbermann’s Fan Page. Since then, it’s been shared over 55,000 times. WOAH! The surge in traffic has caused some database errors, so we’ll be working to improve our uptime in the event that another surge like that happens again.
That being said, when the site goes down, everything goes down. Posts may go a little slower and will be slightly more intermittent as we try to sludge our way through the backend.
In other news, we’d like to retroactively congratulate LlamaHomefry and Maggie for their top comments of the….year and week?! Seriously. Dem upvotes.
Please bear with us as we work on getting the site back together and running smoothly.
Cheers and internet fluff,
Earlier today I posted a question on my Facebook page.
“If I work from home, am I allowed to take a sick day?”
And it’s a question that I’ve been struggling with for the past couple days, because I feel like absolute garbage. I powered through yesterday with the help of honey and lemon tea, but today? Today I feel like I got hit by a Mack truck. I took my temperature this morning and I’m apparently at a solid 101.6°F.
So, here’s what I’m going to do. It’s something I hate doing and usually only do in emergencies. I’m going to post only videos and photos with corresponding links the rest of the day. No commentary (good luck trying to get my brain to sort of work) and it’ll probably be a short day. I’m going to rest, get more than five hours of sleep tonight, and hopefully be back tomorrow feeling well enough to bring you some weekend news.
I’m sorry. I hate being sick. I haven’t been sick in years and I think these past two weeks and only sleeping five hours a night finally caught up to me. Please don’t hate me.
Apologies, dear DotD readers! We know there have been a disturbing lack of posts this morning. I’ve been in court since 8am, kicking my former landlord’s ass in small claims. It’s cool, guys. I won the suit and am now a full security deposit (and then some) richer. However, due to a scheduling mix-up with Kylie, no one was at the helm this morning and afternoon and we’re sincerely sorry for that.
But I’m back now. Just give me a couple minutes to see what we missed and we’ll get things back on track.
Also, everyone, let’s have a good laugh at my landlord, who thought she could dick me out of $1350. HAHAHAHAHA. SUCK IT, LANDLORD.