About the comments…

I’ve written this before but bear* with me – it’s NaBloPoMo and so, “repeat…”

*Couldn’t decide if it should be bear or bare – so I Googled it. Landed on a favorite site for checking up on grammar/language/spelling/punctuation – http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/bare.html.

I really, really like getting to know other people through comments. I actually do a little happy dance when someone new lands here and even better, leaves a comment. (Newest
d-friend is Grammie and it’s been nice to read her blog and make a new friend.)

Maybe because I’m blogging every day this month – whatever possessed me???? – I’m getting more spam comments. WordPress does a great job of sorting real and spam but, a few have ended up in the “real” box. I’m not sure if they’re real or not – and so, I block them.  I refuse to become someone’s commercial. (And to be honest, it’s not like a whole lot of people read my comments so… doesn’t do them much good.)

I don’t have the word verification thing as new commentors are not posted without my approval. When I first started blogging, I noticed that people would write something like, “HaHa, wv is sugarlady.” I had no idea what “wv” meant. Aha! – took me awhile but it’s “word verification.” duhhhhh… I even put together an image of some of my wv’s for Diabetes Blog Week back in May.

And right now, I’m extremely grateful that November has just 30 days.
Nine more posts to go!

Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November;
All the rest have thirty-one,
Save February, with twenty-eight days clear,
And twenty-nine each leap year.

4 thoughts on “About the comments…

  1. Some of those are really hard to tell if they are spam or not. I wouldn’t have thought about wv being word verification either. I always that that was West Virginia!

  2. Thanks for the link to my blog, glad you are enjoying reading it. I started it 2 or 3 years before my D diagnosis so it has kind of evolved into a pseudo d-blog. I’m looking forward to getting back to some creating. Have spent the past 9 months learning how to live with t1 D. I’m enjoying reading yours as well.

  3. I just read your post about your dad (long story about how I wandered onto it), and wanted to tell you how sorry I am about his passing. I was an MP at Quarry Heights in 1973 – 74, and knew him a little. One day, after seeing a freckle faced girl (woman) drive thru the backgate, I made the connection to your name ( I won’t post it here, to keep your privacy, but we both know what it is…Ha Ha ), as we went to St Marys Elementary School together ( your freckles were what I remembered most about you obviously). Remember Sister Norbert ? Yeah, we all do. She cracked me over the head with a grammar book once…how could I forget ? Anyway, I confirmed it with him, and we chatted about St Marys and Alexandria Va. By stroke of luck, I also was at the front gate when you all left Quarry Heights for the last time, and rendered him his last salute at QH, along with a little “non regulation” wave goodbye. He was well liked by the troops at QH, and from my conversations with him, he seemed to be a genuinely good man. I hope he had a great retirement. And good luck in your struggle with diabetes. John Gary Devlin

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