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Self-Portrait Of A Blog Writing Its
Own Post

Posted on | May 14, 2010 | 23 Comments

by Smitty

In the attempt to be cool like the Instapundit, I was off to see the vampire today for my octofortnightly* donation on the apherisis machine.

The Inspiron Mini proves its worth yet again. With the 6-cell battery pack, it represents a great tradeoff between form factor, horsepower, and endurance. The trackpad exhibits some personality, so you may want some sort of USB device to tidy that up. I have the T-Mobile Ludicrous Data plan, and the unit survived the Tea Party test on Tax Day down on the Mall. Even in the relatively mellow case of a blood donation taking an hour, the ability to have the thing on the lap and work the Google Reader proved a good source of entertainment. Sure, I could have brought a book, but where is the nerd factor in that?

Yeah, Reynolds may have InstaVision, but *sniff* I got my Mini and my pride, and he can’t take that away. I should also add that this post’s title alludes to Steven Wright’s ‘self portrait of an artist writing his own autobiography’.


*Which ought to trigger a cranial ‘splosion for Little Miss Attila.

Comments

23 Responses to “Self-Portrait Of A Blog Writing Its
Own Post”

  1. proof
    May 14th, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

    I was envisioning the Saturday Evening Post portrait of Norman Rockwell’s self portrait when I saw the headline.

  2. proof
    May 14th, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

    I was envisioning the Saturday Evening Post portrait of Norman Rockwell’s self portrait when I saw the headline.

  3. proof
    May 14th, 2010 @ 5:15 pm

    PS: I also like the death grip you have on that squeeze ball, like Obama on a taxpayer!

  4. proof
    May 14th, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

    PS: I also like the death grip you have on that squeeze ball, like Obama on a taxpayer!

  5. The Watcher
    May 14th, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

    Man, and I thought blogging from the can was ‘dedication’.

  6. The Watcher
    May 14th, 2010 @ 1:31 pm

    Man, and I thought blogging from the can was ‘dedication’.

  7. Red
    May 14th, 2010 @ 6:38 pm

    Smitty! You linked wordsmith dot org. You are my new ultra fave.

  8. Red
    May 14th, 2010 @ 1:38 pm

    Smitty! You linked wordsmith dot org. You are my new ultra fave.

  9. Robert Stacy McCain
    May 14th, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

    He bleeds blogging!

  10. Robert Stacy McCain
    May 14th, 2010 @ 2:58 pm

    He bleeds blogging!

  11. John Doe
    May 14th, 2010 @ 9:55 pm

    Looks like The Red Cross has lowered its standards dramatically. πŸ˜‰

    No. WAIT! Like Spider Man getting bit by the spider, I WANT SOME OF THAT MAN’S BLOOOOOOD! Yes. I now am cool. I can write the Queen’s English. I will never forget again neglect Rule 5. And I’ll wear weird Fedora’s even more often than I already do…

  12. John Doe
    May 14th, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

    Looks like The Red Cross has lowered its standards dramatically. πŸ˜‰

    No. WAIT! Like Spider Man getting bit by the spider, I WANT SOME OF THAT MAN’S BLOOOOOOD! Yes. I now am cool. I can write the Queen’s English. I will never forget again neglect Rule 5. And I’ll wear weird Fedora’s even more often than I already do…

  13. Bob Belvedere
    May 14th, 2010 @ 10:01 pm

    And John: you’ll become a comma whore!

  14. Bob Belvedere
    May 14th, 2010 @ 5:01 pm

    And John: you’ll become a comma whore!

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    May 14th, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

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  16. Adobe Walls
    May 15th, 2010 @ 2:24 am

    Is that shirt adherence to Hawaiian shirt Friday.

  17. Adobe Walls
    May 14th, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

    Is that shirt adherence to Hawaiian shirt Friday.

  18. Estragon
    May 15th, 2010 @ 4:55 am

    Hey – is that Charlie Crist’s testicle in your left hand?

  19. Estragon
    May 14th, 2010 @ 11:55 pm

    Hey – is that Charlie Crist’s testicle in your left hand?

  20. Casey
    May 15th, 2010 @ 6:10 am

    Nope. Too big. πŸ™‚

  21. Casey
    May 15th, 2010 @ 1:10 am

    Nope. Too big. πŸ™‚

  22. smitty
    May 16th, 2010 @ 5:01 am

    @Adobe Walls:
    Why yes; yes, it is.

  23. smitty
    May 16th, 2010 @ 12:01 am

    @Adobe Walls:
    Why yes; yes, it is.