See, that was easy.
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down these curtains.
A general sense yesterday of "oh maaaaaaaaannnnnn..... ads?" An understandable sentiment and away they go, just as promised.
Although - to be truthful - I was expecting a little bit more out of our newfound anonymous friends in the comments.
The "booo. think." is a study in vague, biting online disapproval (if I'm reading it right... I can't be sure, though, that's the beauty of it), meanwhile the "sellouts" was probably our manager testing our resolve.
(except I'm so thin-skinned! and I wasn't sure if we had to give you 20% of the 41 cents we made yesterday)
Anyways. If I expect more out of you, I should expect more out of myself.
My best attempts as follows (with the help of your friend and mine, Mr. Disposition):
"but I came here for Anathallo, not AD-athallo!"
"I must have typed in the wrong address... why am I at youradsensemakesmegocrazy.blogspot.com?"
"adsense? more like lack of sense."
"mewithoutYou wouldn't have tried this."
You were trying to make train fare? Suckers!
If anyone wants another shot, it's all yours (anonymously or not) in the comments. I am hoping for (a) clever, (b) fairly clever, or (c) just plain awful.
Online vitriol will be met with emoticons that represent marked sadness.
So it turns out that our Web Log is not just of Enchantment but also Minor Controversy. I think that's healthy. And if that ad bothered you, just wait until!.... well no, nevermind. Not yet. :-) <--------marked happiness
In case you were worried, though, the four dimes a day we'll be throwing away were made up for by this phone call last night:
"Hey Bret, we have an extra ticket to see The National - wanna go?"
YES YES YES.
The band graciously allows me to exit the studio early.
YES YES YES.
We miss St. Vincent by ten minutes but that is okay because the tickets are free and there are still great seats to be found and soon enough The National take the stage.
These two songs made the night for me:
(this one, especially)
(I have no idea why Dave is carrying around the Lombardi trophy)
And that was that. A lovely, lovely evening.
If you've ever visited Threadless before but were overwhelmed by their abundance of shirts and thought to yourself "I just wish I had one designer to support... their site would be so much easier to navigate and I would buy everything with his name on it," I would vote for the one who was nice enough to call last night.
(or if you could only choose a single shirt of his, I would vote for the one that donates ten dollars from every sale to the Red Cross)
Okay. STUDIO TIME. And I have an ebay auction to win in eight hours! If I come through big time, I will show you my newest treasure. Currently, it is hovering below ten bucks. And it is beautiful.