Magic Jewball

all signs point to no


Shout to the top

Filed under : Meta/Blognews,Sports,Tennis
On June 9, 2006
At 2:02 am
Comments : 19

Can I be a little meta here? That is, talk about my blog on my actual blog? Oh, right, I make the rules here, I keep forgetting.

Anyway, here’s some exciting blognews. First off, I finally registered the name What does this mean? It means you can’t have it! So what happens if you type it into your browser? Try it, I’ll wait.

It’s like you never left! Yes, it just comes right back here. Same with and The .org is because I’m pathetically non-profit. The .net is because…yeah, I’ll think about that one. But what it all really means is that one day I’ll leave this godforsaken Blogspot place that seems to have an outage every single day. And how can Soxy’s relatives see her be famous when that happens? By the way, 35% of my visitors over the last 48 hours have been from Massachusetts. Soxy’s friends didn’t have a lot to do what with the game being rained out and all. Or maybe it was Patriot Day or something. Anyway, I hope to eventually have my own space somewhere. Don’t worry, there won’t be any color there either.

But someone else just took that plunge. You can see former guest blogger Culotte’s new blog linked in the Blogroll on the right. Also now over there in the sidebar is a special feature. It’s for me, really. Why should everything be for you? I mean, I’m already disqualified from being Reader of the Month because I’m a blogger, and lets face it, I read this blog more than Bob, Steph, Soxy, and their associated buddies combined.

It’s “Where in the world is David Nalbandian?” (Try to say that in a cavernous, echoey voice and it sounds WAY more exciting). David Nalbandian is my favorite tennis player and I’m tired of trying to remember to check where he is all the time. He doesn’t put out a schedule like the Yankees or the alternate side of the street parking people do. This will remind me to do the research to find out where he is every week before I later discover he won a tournament that I didn’t even know existed. Otherwise it will be humiliatingly out of date, bringing shame upon me and my loved ones.

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¡Buena idea, Becca!

But don’t miss the other new items, including a handy link to instantaneously e-mail me at my new address (becca at and a link to Technorati’s list of who links to me. If you link to me and you don’t see your site there, feel free to picket the Technorati headquarters, wherever they may be. But even without you, I’m number 522,050! That really warms my heart. I’m sure I’ll be in the 400,000’s in no time. I know the Beatles famously wanted to go to “the very top!” but for me that’d be, oh, 358,000. Yes, I’m that ambitious.

But I only hope I live to see that. You see, on Sunday I’ll be doing a highly dangerous activity that I almost never do. That’s right, I’ll be driving a car. Look out, Eastern Seaboard! I’d tell you where I’m going but it’s a surprise party secret. I haven’t actually driven in the state of New York in about three years. I only ever drive when I travel, mostly in LA. Unfortunately, I haven’t killed anyone there yet. Oh, I kid! My exes all moved out of LA long ago.

But in case I don’t make it, please attend to my Technorati rating, thanks. And don’t forget David Nalbandian. I think he started at #522,050 but now he’s number three! Vamos!

Too many themes = too many songs

Style Council – Shout To The Top

Deftones – Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)

Sinead O’Conner – Don’t Cry For Me Argentina

Yeah, somehow I don’t think anyone’s crying for Sinead O’Conner but whatever.


19 Comments for this post

  1. Culotte says:

    “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” is totally my song. I called it.

    Um, you know what I realized last night? Jan *always* posts to your blog, but she never posts to mine. Huh.

  2. Twenchie says:

    Am I right in asssuming where I *think* you’re going? Cuz’ that would be totally kewl!

  3. Becca says:

    Culotte, it’s because I posted a picture of her dog’s head on someone else’s body. You should try that.

    Twenchie, sadly, I can’t read your mind but you’re probably right.

  4. Supermom says:

    Uh, you won’t be in Jersey, will you? Just so I know if I should stay off the roads…

  5. Becca says:

    Um, Supermom? Is it your birthday Sunday?

  6. steph says:

    I’m just happy to see my name in light blue. Or is that periwinkle?

  7. Becca says:

    It’s periwinkle. Thanks for noticing!

    PS, you look good in periwinkle.

  8. sarpon says:

    Oh, my, that is one hot tennis player. But what does is mean in the Wikipedeia entry when it says “Nalbandian is a good friend of compatriot Guillermo Coria”? Am I supposed to know who Guillermo is, or is it just important that I know he is David’s BFF?

  9. steph says:

    Periwinkle, perhaps. Florescent green, not so much.

  10. Becca says:

    Phew. I was afraid I had just told you about your own surprise party.


    1. The brakes on the car are out. I’ll be getting a ride. You’re all safe.

    2. Nalbandian pulled out of his semi-final match due to injury today. Since I’m not sure exactly where he’s flying, I’m not yet changing my sidebar.

  11. Becca says:

    Oh, Sarpon, I missed yours. That’s actually quite hysterical as they are known to not like each other at all.

    But yes, Gee-jer-mo is another Argentinian champion.

  12. RN says:

    Congratulations on your new org and net.

    Driving, like procreation are both highly over-rated. But not David Nalbandian, he’s quite a little hottie!

  13. PsychoPants says:

    i feel so refreshed, more alert and very energized after reading your blog, becca.

    my, i am an exceptionally good reader.

  14. Becky says:

    Dude, I love Sinead…don’t be dissin’ her.

    I’m so glad I finally have time to check out your blog. It rocks!!!

  15. Anonymous says:

    I kept reading that dude’s name as Dave Navarro. Does he have nipple rings too? Oh I hope so.

    My favorite tennis player is Roger Federer, only because I like to say his name as Roger Federererer.

    This is what happens when you spend too much time with men.

    Still trying to be anonymous,


  16. Becca says:

    You crack me up, Anonymous. Poor Roger Federererer lost today, alas.

    Thanks, Becky! You’ve increased my NY audience by 50%!

    The rest of you, I’m beginning to think no one really likes this blog, they just want to be ROTM. But I’ll take what I can get.

  17. Jan says:

    Bec, please don’t tell CP that I’ve never even read her blog before.


  18. Becca says:

    Your secret is safe with me, Jan.

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