Extremely Average #148: Abysmal...

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Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 05-30-2010 05:16 AM 1230 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today I read a little bit about woodworking in a magazine, but not enough to blog about. The blog was frank discussion about my abysmal day on the golf course. It has a happy ending though.


-- Brian Meeks,

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#1 posted 05-30-2010 06:01 AM

Hi Brian
I’m confused every time I look at your post here it always has a link and says not much about woodworking today, and no comments. Am I missing something?

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#2 posted 05-31-2010 01:41 AM


I have blogged 148 times, that last few have not been about woodworking. I am not sure I understand your definition of ‘Every time’, clearly you have taken a number, probably less than 10, divided it into 148, and determined that 7%, is close to 100%, and rounded up, to arrive at ‘Everytime’.

I am mostly working on practice dovetails for the next month, and over the weekend, I am at my parents, which makes woodworking difficult. Because it is boring to say, I practiced cutting dovetails, for 30 days in a row, I am doing some creative writing. I have explained this in my blog, which you don’t read!

The overall scope of my blog is my daily journey in woodworking, and sometimes the journey includes taking a holiday weekend and spending it with my parents.

I have made a point to accurately reflect what is in my blog each day, so that the people who read my blog, know if it is worth their time to read. Sometimes I say my blog post is good, sometimes I say it stinks. I was asked by several people who are regular readers to post the notice indicating when my blog is up. I figured that some may not want to read on days where it isn’t relating to woodworking, so I try to give an accurate description.

If I remember, you are one of the people who does NOT follow my blog. Which is fine. You have mentioned several times that you DON’T click on my links. You seem very proud of NOT reading my blog. What I want to know, is, why do you continue to leave a comment? You don’t like my blog, it seems like you are only looking for a confrontation, and to increase your ‘number of comments’ left number.

My assumption is that you are looking to start some sort of angry debate about me posting the links to my blog on LJ, which should be kept pure for people who have posted 30651 comments.

I have met some very nice people here who like to hear about all the successes and failures I am experiencing while I try to learn woodworking, and for them, I post here. I do not wish to have some sort of battle with you, and I won’t be sucked into the tirade you seem to be planning.

Now I am going to go back and enjoy my weekend, write a blog piece, likely about the time I spent with my mother at some gardens in Ames. So there isn’t any reason for you to click on my next post, or any others for that matter.

Good Luck in Reaching 40,000 posts…I am sure it will be a very proud day for you.


-- Brian Meeks,

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#3 posted 05-31-2010 02:23 AM

I guess you could consider my question as some kind of challenge but it was not intended as so.Because I don’t follow most links I thought there was more than what I was seeing the past few times I clicked on your link. I choose not to have confrontations with anyone or start a angry debate with anyone and I would be a fool to even think of such with a well spoken person as yourself. If you think that’s what I’m about you must not have read any of my post. for the record I have nothing against you or your blog and I only remember commenting on one of your previous post. I hope you do have a great weekend. I won’t bother you with any more questions as you have requested.

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