For two reasons, one being I just read this prayer from Tony Pierce to the Lord during his trip to New York (Tony's not the Lord's), his new job (ibid), and tony's pretty sureal visit to the now-popular BlowGun conference.
dear Lord,thank you for everything youve given me. my cup overfloweth. im considering a super big gulp cup. i cant believe that you do all of this for me. i know i dont deserve it so i will do my best not to be a jerk about it. those girls last night were amazing. im not handsome. i dont know what these girls want with me. i wasnt even funny. i barely had anything to say other than wow cool tattoos.also thank you for letting me meet all the cool bloggers and shakers at the conference. thanks for letting me meet some of my readers. i know i dont deserve any of that either. why are you doing this for me? is it to spread the Good News? fine, consider it spread.you know i totally believe in you and i do my best to be a good person. for some reason i didnt buy condoms at the drug store because i had no idea what was in store for me. what you have taught me on this trip is: when i leave my house, everything is in store for me.also thank you for letting me go to ucsb. i drank and smoked and partied and i was able to stay up super late and wake up pretty early and not make a fool out of myself - more than i usually do. thank you for letting me practice how to write over all of these years - its paid off better than if i had taken guitar lessons. plus i dont have to wear mascara.also thank you for getting me this job at Buzznet. i think i will do a great job there. we have some competition which is great cuz i love competition.also thank you for letting my book agent contact me today. i know ive been resisting writing a real book but maybe theres something down that path that you see and i dont. and maybe im being a lazy bastard.thanks for all the great food ive been able to eat here.please bless everyone especially the cubs. amen
And the other being that reading Frank's site and then Tony's recapitulation of last night, i can only figure that when tony says he met some nice people from Madison, Wisconsin sent over by jeneananenaenane or however tony spells my name, he musta meant the Paynters. And how cool is that? Now two of each of the three of us have never met eachother but are best friends, and what else is blogging for anyhow? comeon blowgun 2006!