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July 16, 2007

The Mildly Triumphant Return of the I Miss Fafblog Comment of the Week, Spot! Award

Here’s one for all those out there who thought that the IMFBCOTW,S! Award jumped the shark when the Awards Committee took a vacation, and didn’t seem to come back afterwards…

It was a melancholy week, at the site, as we noted the one year mark on the period of inactivity at Real Fafblog — and things got pretty quiet ’round here even. We hope the quietness is testament to vacations enjoyed, time spent with families, the brushing up of long dormant guitar playing skills, the eating of delicious foodstuffs, and the swimmings of summer… And not bleak all-consuming contemplation of a downwardly spiraling life without Fafblog!

Here is your I Miss Fafblog Commentator of the Week, Fannie Farmer (Mrs.), with some well wishes and a little perspective:

As the poet mused (approximately) – “where are the pies of yesteryear?”

Well, this year’s pies are at

Coming into existence, waxing, waning, passing away – always changing, and same as it ever was

Life is like a beanstalk – isn’t it?

There’s an old, old joke, comparing and contrasting the situation of the girl in church (with hope in her soul) with that of the same girl, we presume, thoroughly washing herself in the bathtub

Let us try to use our difficulties and disappointments as ways of purifying ourselves, rather than becoming bitter and losing hope

For that the Awards Committee says, “Thank you, Fannie Farmer (Mrs.)”

And IMFBCOTW’S! runner-up, MarkC responds to the prospect of becoming bitter and losing hope:

Never! But if it someone were to come up with a pie in that flavor, I might have an eensy-weensy wedge of it.

Happy sad anniversary!

Happy sad anniversary, indeed.

Thanks also to Melissa of The Great Shakesville for adding I Miss Fafblog, Spot! to the blog-rolls, and to our own MR. Bill (I presume) for making it happen.

AND… Hippo Bird Day, to friend of the blog, Blue Gal, who is having a party tonight and everybody’s invited.

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