Some of my readers may have been a little shocked by my last post. The language was a bit harsh in places.
I was whining about Tillerman demoting Joe Rouse from his place on Tillerman's list of annointed Favorites. I was a little miffed that a good blogging friend had been dressed down. But I wasn't as miffed as it may have seemed. Some who don't know my attempts at irony may not have understood that. And some who do know me may not have understood either. Such is the way of irony.
As usual, though, the last stroke of irony was cast by Tillerman. I was next on his list to get the boot.
Some may have seen that as a vindictive reaction to my post, but I don't think that was at all the case.
Tillerman, it's mainly your support that got me started blogging and that first directed readers to my blog. I think I may be the only blog to make your Favorites list on day one. And I must be the only one to win a Tilley without even having a blog.
In the early days, when I was the Unblogger, I was frankly amazed to learn that your readers were responding to my comments. You could have ignored my little intrusions, but, instead, encouraged them.
For me, some of your funniest nonsense has been the mock battles you wage with Joe Rouse over Lasers, Force 5's, geriatric frailty, and the propriety of blogging about semi-naked ladies. It is the peculiar relationship you two goofballs have that allows you to spar with no blood being drawn.
I've engaged in more than a little of this faux warfare with you, too, and I trust you understand by now that my bullets are blanks. I no more think you are a fascist than you are actually considering giving up your Laser for a Bayliner.
I do know you reserve several spots on your list for the new and unsung who you think would benefit from some time in the limelight. As holder of one of those spots, it's more than time for me to relinquish it to someone who has a bright future in blogging.
So, thanks again for your help in getting started and my sincere best wishes to Baydog.
OK, the truce is over.