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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Fisty's in a land far far away!!!!!

Hey everybody, sorry this is out so late. I suck. I'm an asshole.....I sound like fisty.....ha!...ok here we go, guest entry number 1 from Just Rose...enjoy!!!

Every once in a while, a person who should have more to do with her life sits at a keyboard and goes blogrolling in search of buried treasure. She fights her way through spooky repetitive real estate and viagra-substitute blogs, stuff in Portuguese, and blogs with blinky little javascripts and anime characters written by disenfranchised teens. A totally discouraging process, and pointless -- worse than scraping gum off a hot asphalt parking lot with a spork.

But occasionally, with a click of a mouse at the upper right corner, a gem pops up. And one Sunday evening, while I resembled the person described in the above paragraph, the gem was this:

I am a self-loathing, miserable jackass. That pretty much sums it all up.

I pretty much am too, so I laughed and kept reading.

And that's how I found Fisty, whose blog I have read every day since, except for the days I was on vacation, when he generously guest posted on mine.

Who am I? Just so you know, my name is Justrose, my full given name is really a large and cumbersome, mispronounced compound of the name Rose, so I tell people in life that "it's just Rose." I live in Philly, and my blog is called Anonymous Rowhouse 'cause I live in this kind of ancient townhouse thing for which our city is known. I am a mom of one daughter, aged five years, who is the joy of my life and who drives me crazy and whom I love love love. She likes hissing cockroaches more than My Little Pony -- not to imply that there are hissing cockroaches in this house, though there are ponies. She petted one at the zoo.

I am married and have two ungrateful cats. I guess I'm a writer -- I tell people I am -- but I work a bit from home when I am not cleaning litter pans and shaking my fist at the sky.

But enough about me. And back to how I got here and why I visit.

Fisty (who prefers to be referred to as "Drake" at certain junctures) has created a blog that is so welcoming and conversational, with its happy giant tagboard to your right. Daily in posts, he greets us all, he warns us that he is at work and may have to cease soon, yet still we return. He speaks of beer and the boy and his lovely wife. He regales us with tales of the boy's diapers and getting stuck in traffic. He speaks of his brother, the dungeonmaster (a role which I appreciate. My husband has been a DM since the dawn of role-playing -- literally, since he was 13 and wore velour shirts with piping. Luckily, I found the shirts last year and dispatched with them, as the sleeves now reach his elbows and maroon is NOT the new teal) with a sense of hushed awe and appreciation.

And he writes of celebrity and popular culture in such a way that I often get the first dish of a coordinated set on any particular topic right here on Fisty's blog. Even though I subscribe to People magazine. Yes. He is that up-to-the-minute.

His critique and summary is so thorough that I no longer have to watch television. And this leaves more time for blogging, which is the new block party without a keg but WITH poetry, so he is indeed performing a service to mankind.

Rock on Fisty.


  • At 11:12 AM, Anonymous Doncock said…

    Nice post, JR (can I call you JR?). And good timing too, since the fact that Mr. C put the words "fisty" and "asshole" in the same sentence is undoubtedly going to result in many, many Google hits.

  • At 11:13 AM, Anonymous Doncock said…

    Oh, and I forgot to mention that going to a block party without poetry is like going deer hunting without an accordion.

  • At 1:42 PM, Blogger Maidink said…

    Good post, cuz.

    Drake? Who knew ...

  • At 4:56 PM, Blogger eatmisery said…

    Great job, Justrose! Fisty will be proud.

  • At 6:56 PM, Blogger Joe Tornatore said…

    any blog good enough for Justrose is good enough by me.


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