Monday, January 21, 2008

Dispatch from the home front

My dad has actually been a regular reader since I started the column- he's not at all political, but it thrilled him to death to see my writing in print and was happy that I took the job (he's always wanted me to be a writer). He's obviously not happy about Friday's turn of events, but he thinks the comment thread is pretty cool. Plus, he's always got to throw in a blonde joke, because that's my dad.

Megan,
How are you doing? I can’t believe the size of the response to your being fired or the number of comments. It must ease the pain a bit. I notice the hits on the site are down dramatically for a live blogging. Hang in there and call if you feel like it.
Love Ya, Dad

21 comments:

Nabisco said...

Your dad is awesome.

Megan said...

He totally is.

rptrcub said...

Cool daddy-o, yo. But does this mean he's been reading me when I've mentioned unmentionable acts? I has shame.

berightback said...

Oh, Dads. Adorable.

Megan said...

Rptrcub,

My dad's best friend when I was growing up was (probably) the only out gay man in our village. I think he's fine. The other two emails I got from him today were dirty jokes.

-M

coozlemominatrix said...

Megan - How hard is it to get blogads? Until you are gainfully employed -and possibly even after if you so choose- would you consider running some kind of ads and post regularly here or over at HFA? My impression is that your usual commenters will follow you where ever you go. Might as well make something off that. I don't think they mind being used. I wouldn't expect it to pay the bills but it might buy you a beer and you'd still get to write and they'd still get to comment. Oh, bliss. Uh, I should note here that I have no idea what I am talking about and I hate to be so earnest. I am coozledad's keeper and if you do go with the ad thing, I promise to beat him if he doesn't hit your site at least 20 times per day. And NOT in the way he likes either.

(Plus, if you don't find somewhere to post regularly, c-dad is going to be IN MY WAY! What is he going to do with himself all day? I'll have to hire a sitter and the low-priced illegals have gotten scarce around here)

jamie sommers said...

Megan's dad should be an honorary member of the HFA.

nojo said...

coozlemominatrix: I haven't played with Blogger much recently, but it's owned by Google, and last I checked they have some convenient methods for adding the ads.

And from the looks of 26,000 pageviews for the farewell post, there may be an audience more than happy to help.

Megan said...

On the ads: I tried a couple of times to complete the stupid process and got an error in the end. So, I'm giving up and making dinner and will try later tonight or tomorrow. Stupid Google says that their engineers are aware.

Raging Monk said...

What a great dad. Megan, did I ever tell you that I have a daughter Megan, too? She's 19 y/o, second semester freshman in college. She's a blogger, but I don't think I'll be recommending Gawker Media to her.

Isn't it nice to know you have so many friends at a time like this?

Megan said...

No, I didn't know, but it sounds like her dad might be aaaaalmost as cool as mine.

Raging Monk said...

*blush* Uh, thanks.

sanfranlefty said...

Now I'm a little self-conscious about my potty mouth and odes to weed and rants about anti-choice Republicans if I knew someone's dad was reading it!

That's very sweet of him.

Megan said...

Honey, you can't curse worse than I do, he was alive in the 60s and he probs feels the same way you do about anti-choice Republicans.

coozledad said...

San Fran Lefty: Dear, you are so fortunate that the attitude toward drugs out there in the West permits you be so sweetly sane. I envy the fucking hell out of you. I really want to be able to make pot brownies and paint, and draw, and write. But my government wants me to fry my few remaining brain cells with scandalously nasty cheap alcohol. I dislike my country.

coozlemomonatrix (c 1960) said...

@Megs(if I may call you Megs - I'm drunk!) - post the jokes from your dad. I used to send my dad and his friends(!) the jokes that the Euro office guys sent to me. The were WAY WAY WAY NaAaStY!!! I think they weirded my dad out. I wouldn't be surprised and in some ways I'd feel bad for him, but in others, I sorta' think "whatevs". My father's a bit of a misogynist (c-dad agrees with my assessment) though I've always thought he (my dad) adored me in one way or another [after all, I'd rode the zipper - and do not let that sound NASTY - it's a midway ride, gaddammit! with him at the county fair since '67). Plus I've managed to do well for myself (being much more a child of the great society than he would want to admit - NIXON! NIXON! Whatever!)

Megan said...

@coozlemomonatrix:

Call me whatever, just don't call me late for dinner!

This is one of the other jokes my dad sent me:

"It has been determined that the most used sexual position for married couples is a doggie position.

The husband sits up and begs.

The wife rolls over and plays dead."

Agent Sparks said...

i can has drunken rant on my own blog about all this mess?

Megan said...

Agent Sparks-

I'm all about the drunken ranting!

-Megan

coozlemominarix said...

Look, Honey - a "joke" about "us":
"It has been determined that the most used sexual position for married couples is a doggie position.

The husband sits up and begs.
The wife rolls over and plays dead. Good One, Eh? ZZZZzzzzzzz

Megan said...

@coozlemomonatrix:

Mom?