Thank You For Your Comment

14 Nov

I never say that enough, so I’ll say it again:

Thank you

Thank you (Photo credit: Avard Woolaver)

Dear Reader, thank you for your comment.

Now, do you mind not talking?

No, no, I’m not asking you to stop commenting; I’m asking if you mind that at the moment you are commenting into a vacuum?  That we are not having our usual fun conversations? To whit: one Bud, Tilly has not been returning your calls?

What do you mean, you hadn’t noticed?

I blame Nano.  I decided to do my Nano writing in the afternoons because I won’t give up my blogging time and it turns out that the Hub was right – I do spend all my time on that swear word* computer.  I am two weeks into writing a novel in which one abandoned mother, one widowed traffic warden, four kids and one bracelet all solve a mystery (I’m glad they’re doing it, because I can’t). In the past, I must have replied to your comments in the afternoons because I have hardly managed to do them while I’ve been occupied this past fortnight.

Nano Building System

Nano Building System (Photo credit: jurvetson)

*Insert your own swear word according to your preferred level of vulgarity.

I have decided, in this post, to answer the general tenor of the comments rather than each and every one individually (my 100,000 comments target just slipped out of my grasp, but my tired eyes need respite).  So, in no particular order, here are my replies to your comments.  See if you can spot which one is yours:

  • Thank you.
  • Thanks!
  • Thanks, [insert name]
  • Thank you 🙂
  • Thanks 😀
  • Thank you 😀
  • Thanks 🙂
  • Thank you for your support 🙂
  • Thank you for your support 😀
  • Thank you for your support.  I really appreciate it.
  • I don’t, that’s for sure!
  • I don’t blame him.
  • I don’t really know.
  • I do.**
  • It is.
  • It isn’t.
  • I’m glad.
  • I’m sorry.
  • Feel free!
  • Eww!
  • I write joke posts a few at a time and schedule them for 04:00 every day.
  • Well done!
  • That’s good!
  • I like the idea.
  • I like the way you think.
  • Kindred spirits!
  • I like the idea, but it’s not for me.
  • You’re new here, aren’t you?
  • You are so sweet!

Combinations of one, two or three of the above responses may be made.

**I have to be careful using that one – it’s how I ended up married.

You know, I’m beginning to suspect you commenters are not missing much…

Some more answers:

  • Are you a friend of Sheldon Cooper’s?
  • You should write about sticks.
  • I always do.
  • It’s the only way to cope with this terrifying world.
  • I have to.  I don’t drive.
  • My baubles will be out before then.
  • I’m trying.
  • The Hub had the jab this afternoon.  The doctor also gave him a form to hand in at reception so that he doesn’t go through this again, although he warned him he – and I quote – ‘may have to go though this again next year.’ You couldn’t make it up.  Spud and I are going to have the jab as well.  A local chemist is offering it at a tenner each.  I can’t afford to get sick with everything I do and Spud is doing his A Levels.   And I’m not sure that I’m not a little bit frightened as well – the doctor told the Hub that a flu pandemic is overdue and it’s better to be inoculated, just in case, because we don’t want to become vampires.
  • I’ll let you know what the Queen replies.
  • I’m sorry, but I think he’s going to kiss her in the end.
  • If you grow up doing things a certain way, it will seem normal.


    SAYHEDGEHOG SELF PORTRAIT #6 (Photo credit: sayhedgehog)

  • I believe in a constitutional monarchy.
  • Put down the pitchforks and go back to your homes!
  • They are bread buns with sausage and egg on them.
  • Carrier pigeons might work.
  • It wasn’t meant to be creepy; it’s funny.  But if I have to explain it, then I guess it isn’t.  Good job I gave you three.
  • Who knew Goldilocks was so popular?
  • That may have been a slight exaggeration.
  • I wish our judiciary had such latitude.
  • Groaann***
  • I think I love you.****
  • That may just be the best comment made this week.****

***This comment is reserved exclusively for Al, with a special nod to Robin.

****This comment is reserved exclusively for you.

You should find something appropriate to your comment amongst that lot and if you don’t, leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.  

Thank you for your support 😀



36 Responses to “Thank You For Your Comment”

  1. faydanamyjake November 14, 2012 at 11:24 #

    I am glad we got that over with 🙂


  2. jmgoyder November 14, 2012 at 11:48 #

    You are one of the funniest people I have ever met! You deserve a truckload of maltesers – haha.


  3. sarsm November 14, 2012 at 12:09 #

    I wanted to ask about the jab. So thank you for your comment. 🙂


  4. vivinfrance November 14, 2012 at 12:10 #

    I know which one is mine: My baubles will be out before then.

    A great post. I only respond to comments if I have something to say! And that applies to commenting as well.


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife November 14, 2012 at 12:13 #

      I always feel so rude when I don’t respond but I often answer only to be polite, and usually I have nothing intelligent to say, so it’s a waste of everyone’s time.


  5. bevchen November 14, 2012 at 12:31 #

    The hedgehog picture is fantastic – and expresses what I would like to be doing right now! Why don’t humans hibernate?


  6. viveka November 14, 2012 at 14:07 #

    Personal I think this Nano writing – has made you much more wired and wonderful … woman you’re full of words !!! Just … amazing and you never give me a dull moment here – even if some are less amazing.


  7. laurieanichols November 14, 2012 at 14:12 #

    I found my comment, hooray. I am happy that you are having a great time with your novel, it’s going to be great!


  8. Karen Snyder November 14, 2012 at 14:19 #

    An entire grab bag of responses! You’ve created the perfect generic “Reply” — just insert a link to this post when you’re short of time, and you’ve covered all the bases!

    in·gen·ious / inˈjēnyəs/
    (of a person) Clever, original, and inventive.
    (of a machine or idea) Cleverly and originally devised and well suited to its purpose.
    clever – resourceful – inventive – skilful – skillful ❤ ❤


  9. Karen Snyder November 14, 2012 at 14:20 #

    Well, obviously, ❤ doesn't translate here… 😦


  10. Rorybore November 14, 2012 at 15:38 #

    this is actually quite brilliant. I bow to your mastery.
    Whoops….I just lost a Malteser, didn’t I?


  11. SchmidleysScribbling November 14, 2012 at 15:46 #

    Ha ha, I spotted mine…I think. You Royalist you. Dianne


  12. misswhiplash November 14, 2012 at 16:07 #

    No Comment

    how can you be so funny …just doing that…….in a vacuum….


  13. slpmartin November 14, 2012 at 17:03 #

    Oh this is just too funny….loved how you combined your responses.


  14. robincoyle November 14, 2012 at 17:09 #

    Bulk comment reply. Why didn’t I think of that~?~ Was that nod at the end to me? Do I do a lot of groaning?


  15. Al November 14, 2012 at 18:56 #

    My very own reserved reply! Eat your heart out all you Freshly Presseders!


  16. adinparadise November 14, 2012 at 21:15 #

    I’ll take the “Thanks :)”
    “My baubles will be out before then” sounds very ominous. 🙂


  17. klrs09 November 15, 2012 at 03:23 #

    Awesome post! Good luck with NaNo — it is a time stealer, but in a very good way. I didn’t do it this year, too much other crap on my plate at the moment.


  18. Sharp Little Pencil November 15, 2012 at 08:25 #

    Yes, I am a friend of Sheldon Cooper’s, although I’m not sure the term “friend” is quite accurate; he is a hybrid of a current acquaintance and former lover. He is, as you know, a hyperbolic anthropoid in the sack, but his constant haranguing about the temperature of the bedroom, the low thread count of my sheets, the feather quilt (he has so many allergies, including a recently discovered reaction to rosemary, which means he had to interrogate every SINGLE grocery store employee: “This bottle of Italian seasoning says, ‘other spices added.’ Does that include rosemary or is it, perhaps, terragon, because I opened the bottle and got a distinct whiff of a soapy smell, and this indicates there is a 92.756 percent chance of rosemary being present in this mixture. I’ll take this bottle to the lab and have it analyzed… if it is indeed rosemary-free, I can get a ride from Leonard next Tuesday to come back and pay for it. And if there IS rosemary in it, I will return and place it exactly on the shelf where I first encountered it, and don’t worry – I have a device for hermetically re-sealing the bottle.”)

    Sorry, babe, I couldn’t resist!! Love, Amy


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife November 15, 2012 at 17:59 #

      You never have to resist on my blog!

      You do have to be un-spammed, though. Don’t know how you ended up there. It’s always good to see you here 😀


  19. Grannymar November 15, 2012 at 10:09 #

    I’ll have a number 10. That’s not a Chinese meal, I hope! keep those keys clicking and Good luck with NaNo!


  20. Gobetween November 15, 2012 at 19:24 #

    Such a long post and all I really wanted was a Malteser … sigh!


  21. Three Well Beings November 17, 2012 at 05:12 #

    This really made me laugh. It’s got to be tough balancing creativity with courtesy! No wonder some of the greatest writers locked themselves away with a typewriter and booze…and gave up on friendship! Sound tempting?


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