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Reader of the Month – May!

Filed under : Reader of the Month
On May 10, 2006
At 9:13 pm
Comments : 29

It was hard to choose, I’ll admit. You guys have been bored enough at work or home to visit The Jewball many many times and leave kind, funny, and virulently anti-Yankee comments. But really, it came down to this. One of my readers does her blog perusing on dial-up. I mean, visiting several times a day on a phone line? That, my friends, is dedication. And so, with much fondness and appreciation, the Reader of the Month for May is Steph318. Now, I’ve never met Steph and so I’ll have to take her word for it that this is actually her. The best part is, when I asked Steph to send in a photo where she wasn’t readily identifiable, she sent me this one:



That’s her behind the dogs. I think. But I wanted a picture of Steph normally, you know, as she’d appear on a weekday around the house.



There we go. Perfect.

But let me wax a little more lyrical. First off, according to an early comment, she visits my blog 42 brazillion times a day. I’m not really that good at math, but I know that’s a lot. Second, she uses a lot of exclamation points in her comments so I know either her shift/1 key is stuck or she really, really gets me. Lastly, she lives in my second favorite state, Maryland, which has the added bonus of ensuring she will never come claim her dinner, which, of course she’d have to pay for anyway.

But I think the thing I love most about Steph, after her adorableness (is that a word? don’t tell me if it isn’t), is that she leads a life entirely different than my own, in rural beauty, surrounded by God’s creatures. And by God’s creatures I don’t mean rats and homeless people. For example, the below:



Steph described this as “a sheep head in the doggie door.” Doggie door? Here we call that a burglar door



So here’s to you, Steph! Let’s have a mutton dinner the next time you’re up this way.

Now isn’t that cute sheep a lot more comforting than that Red Sox logo? I feel better already.



So I stupidly forgot to ask Miss May what song she’d like on her page but I picked this one on her behalf because it always makes me think of the country. It’s very evocative. Don’t be turned off because it’s Everclear; their early stuff was just brilliant. Then they decided to become their own tribute band. Their own lame tribute band. This, however, is from their first album, back when they both rocked and moved you.

Of course, Steph won’t be able to hear it since she’s on dial-up.
Everclear – Fire Maple Song

 

29 Comments for this post

 
Anonymous says

Yay! Congrats Steph!

I could be green with envy, but I will remain pinstriped with pride!

KP

 
Paige says

I love the blog! I’m a rare poster in the GDT but love reading your comments and the blog. (We share a deep love for Ian Curtis) And, the Jewball image just made my day.

 
notsteph says

Oh, Bec. This made me laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh!!!!!! With extra exclamation points. I really don’t care if there aren’t any left for the GDT.

I told my Dave tonight ( funny, huh, my Dave) that I could not go to sleep until I read my supa stah page. I also told him how ironic it was that the two of us had found each other as friends since we led such different lives. His response, “What, is she from New York City or something?”

I laughed and laughed again. And then reminded him of the F2F that I missed for a frikken rabbit show.

He suggested that you spend a day here, we spend a day there, you make a movie or a novel out of it, and we’ll be brazilioinaires.

And for the record, that’s not my Preakness Hat.

 
Becca says

And they look damn good on you, KP.

Paige, really? That’s fab, and thanks!

 
Becca says

Oh yay! You did see it tonight! I hope I did you justice, Notsteph.

Ha! Yes, you see we might as well be on the North and South Poles, right?

BTW, if I do come down there, well, you haven’t laughed and laughed until you’ve seen me on a horse. Of course, I get to see you on a subway. It’s only fair.

Plus it’ll add action scenes to the movie.

 
Jane says

What went through Jane’s mind reading Becca’s last comment: The image of Becca straddling a horse followed by the image of Steph straddling a subway car.

I love the pictures. And I’m way jealous that Steph comments for you because she never comments for me.

 
Becca says

It’s all in the special effects, Jane. Steph will ride a horse against a green screen and we’ll superimpose the subway car in post-production.

And duh, she used up all her exclamation points here. Sorry about that.

 
Kay says

I love Steph and all but could we have the Red Sox logo back?

 
Becca says

Please see the subheader of the blog for the answer.

 
MzHolly says

That ~IS~ Steph, in all her glory. She saves that special ensemble for her f2fs. When I met her, she was so gorgeous and exclamation-pointy that she made a man fall down the stairs and nearly choke. Mama & Cheesie can confirm this. They may say the man was overwhelmed by their beauty, but I know it was Steph and her hat.

 
Cranky says

Is there some way to run for Reader of the Month?

If so, I would just like to note that I read your blog from my idyllic work environment at least once a day. I can even tell you what to look for if you have stalker stats.

And I like to think of myself as an honorary Jew.

 
Becca says

MzH, THANK YOU for the confirmation. Because this all could have been a lie and that would have made my blog a lie and then I would have been living a lie.

PS, I hope that man hit by the exclamation points is OK.

Cranky, of *course* I have stalker stats. I know what you’re doing right now, in fact. Put down that cheese danish.

Running for Reader of the Month. That would be interesting. Let me ponder that one.

 
Steph says

I have a very funny story about my attempt to ride the Baltimore subway when my son was about 3. Let’s just say it ended with me tripping over the turnstyle thingy and falling on my face. There weren’t enough exclamation points to catch my fall but there were enough explitives.

I’ve never tried it again. I’m pretty sure I’d have heart failure in the NY Subway. Your movie scared the bejeebus out of me!

 
cranky says

It’s not cheese danish. Oh wait, I dropped some in my cleavage. Let me taste it and– why yes, it is cheese danish.

 
Becca says

Well, the Baltimore subway, come on. That thing is scary.

Cranky, get a shot of the danish in your cleavage and you are sure to be Reader of the Month.

 
Jan says

Oh my God, the sheep head through the doggie door is too fricken much. And I love that I finally got to see what my beautimous Steph looks like (love the hat, BTW. On your way to church in that pic, were you?).

 
Steph says

Oh, and Cranky’s song could be from her album! Excellent!

 
sarpon says

Alright, you’ve completely sucked me in now, Becca. I clicked on the song link and now I’m signed up for napster. I thought I was just registering a user name to sign this comment and now I have a whole blog . If you think for one minute you can make me be a Yankee fan, you can just forget it.

Congratulations, steph. You earned it.

By the way, my sign in word was “heauw.” Just what are you implying?

 
cranky says

I think I have a cleave shot with Dorito crumbs, will that suffice?

 
Anonymous says

i am only posting because now i know there might be something in it for me.

psycho.

 
Becca says

Ladies and…well, I think you’re mostly ladies. This sort of thing will not lead to Reader of the Month! It is a subtle and copyrighted set of criteria.

Plus, how can I make you ROTM when you’re anonymous?

Of course, if Sarpon becomes a Yankee fan, that would move her up.

No, no, all races, religions, creeds, and baseball fans are considered equally.

 
Anonymous says

if you knew me at all, you’d realize that posting anything (albeit anonymously) is a miracle in and of itself.

perhaps i’ll figure out the name thing someday.

or not.

 
Twenchie says

Stepha is a ballot box stuffer.

Pass it on.

I’m not bitter though.

 
Becca says

Hm, this is isn’t going quite as well as I’d hoped.

 
sbmusky says

Look what I found….more Becca.

Just can’t get enough of the girl.

 
steph says

I have a tip for all you ROTM wannabes. Go get some dirty sneakers, tapered jeans and a really ugly hat and take a picture.

Or put doritos on your boobages.

Either way, I’m sure it will move you up on the Most Wanted list.

 
Becca says

Hey, Musky’s here! Now the party can really start.

Listen to Steph. She knows all.

 
Nottherealme says

Notsteph? Don’t I get royalties or something for Steph’s use of that moniker?

 
Becca says

Bad time to ask her for money. She has to pay for her own dinner and all that.