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by mg at 10:12 AM on October 17, 2001

Yesterday was a good day. I've mentioned my relatively exciting employment news. And I've mentioned my celebrity sighting.

There was, however, another very similar celebrity encounter. The big difference is that this one involved a superstar I actually care about. The bigger difference is that I actually talked to this celeb. To be more exact, she talked to me. Well, sent an email, but you get the idea.

The celeb in question is none other than Michele from A Small Victory, the blog formerly known as A Fire Inside. Not only did she talk to me, but she had a question for me. And not just a question, but an utterly shocking and amazing proposal.

No, not marriage, she is already hooked up. But close, at least in the sense that when the proposed union is complete we'll both end up sweaty and in need of a cigarette.

Yes, Michele's offer involved her joining Bad Samaritan. I had no choice but to accept. So, please welcome Michele, who’ll be known around these parts as Squee.

comments (37)

oh, i didn't realize that you awarded gang names when you got in as a columnist here. or is it like that nun thing where when you take the holy orders, they rename you something burdensome like Sr. Aloysiuos Innocentia? then your own name is gone forever.

goodbye, michele. hello, squee.

by bobthecorgi at October 17, 2001 11:58 AM

unless that introduction was a 3MB and your timer ran out just as you were typing sque_ _ _




by bobthecorgi at October 17, 2001 12:01 PM

What an awesome, perfect addition to Bad Sam. I'm sweaty and in need of a cigarette just thinking about it.

by kd at October 17, 2001 12:26 PM

Yes, not only do we assign gang names, but we have initiations as well. All propsective Bad Samaritans have to pop a cap in a member of a rival weblog. If they complete that task successfully they have to survive a "jump in" - where us old timers get to beat the crap of them with baseball bats.

by mg at October 17, 2001 12:27 PM

I want to pop a cap in Kottke, is that ok? But if you come near me with a baseball bat, you will be tasting wood for a long time.

by michele at October 17, 2001 1:34 PM

And it's Squee. s-q-u-e-e. If I told you anything else, I'd have to kill you. Twice.

by michele at October 17, 2001 1:34 PM


I didn't get a gang name. I didn't get to go shoot anybody. I don't think I'd like the baseball bat part, but a group spanking might be cool.

by kd at October 17, 2001 1:59 PM

so, like, surreally isn't considered a rival weblog, correct? i'd hate to have squee popping a cap in my ass or anything.

by Miguel at October 17, 2001 2:34 PM

Nah, but I'd like to take that afireinside chick and bitchslap her a couple of times.

by michele at October 17, 2001 2:37 PM

You didn't get your beating and gang name kd? Cripes. That's what I get for putting Snaggle in charge of savage beatings and Shar in charge of gang name generation.

by mg at October 17, 2001 2:48 PM

Well, sounds like a little torch-passing in order. I think that space would make an ideal name-generator (cheese names for everybody!) & michele/Squee sounds like the go-to gal for the beatings.

by kd at October 17, 2001 4:57 PM

I have secretly wanted a cheese name for sooo long! Can I be stringcheese?

by michele at October 17, 2001 7:10 PM

I need a cheese name too. I hear there are over 30 (!!) cheeses already, but heck, what's a couple more?

by kd at October 17, 2001 7:30 PM

Is there a cheese of the month club?

by michele at October 17, 2001 7:47 PM

Hey! I know I'm a little behind on the beatings, but I'll service everyone eventually.

Oh. Wait. Maybe I've been doing this wrong. They always ask for -more- beatings...........

by snaggle at October 17, 2001 10:37 PM

Ok Two things: YEAH MICHELLE! I am glad your here! (thats one) TWO: I WANT TO HAVE A cheese name to but I want to be the unique one you know? So what is a unique cheese? hmm....

by Pristine at October 17, 2001 10:48 PM

You don't get the name of a real cheese, Pris. I mean, you can't walk into your local deli and say "gimme half a pound of space cheese." No, the names reflect some aspect of the recipients personality (i'm guessing). That would make your cheese name almost obvious.

by mg at October 17, 2001 11:23 PM

How about smegma cheese?

by Bad MrB at October 17, 2001 11:33 PM

kd you're from LA - you should know that's called a throw down.

Damn Michelle...welcome. You write so much on your own that I'm amazed you're doing this, too!

by Charles at October 18, 2001 12:33 AM

Then again, maybe Pristine needs the initiation. I seem to remember from a certain dream that she is into the rough group stuff...

by Charles at October 18, 2001 12:42 AM

(Umm Yeah, smegma-cheese would certainly be unique, no doubt. Not exactly what I was thinking, but then I am not a man either, and we all know which head men think with...)

As for my dream, will I ever live that down? WILL I? It was a DREAM for goodness sakes...

Charles you mean mean twisted individual! :-) That we all LOVE! :-)

by Pristine at October 18, 2001 1:49 AM

Is there a BootyCheese?

by kd at October 18, 2001 2:42 AM

kd, bootyliciousCheese would be so much beteter.

by michele at October 18, 2001 5:16 AM

Meaning no disrespect to the cheese name discussion, let me catch up and welcome Michelle; glad you're here.

by Muad'Dib at October 18, 2001 11:33 AM

Thanks for the welcomes everyone. I was working on my first post for this place, but got sidetracked by Muad's "five songs" meme. So little time, so many ways to fill it up.

by michele at October 18, 2001 11:51 AM

umm hey I just thought of something, WHAT DID YOU MEAN MG? "OBVIOUS"? This I DO wanna hear. What is obvious oh THOU GOD OF UN LAMENESS please school me! :-)

by Pristine at October 18, 2001 12:29 PM

Michele, I'm watching out for the five songs blog your post implies you've got in the works, but so far I've been coming up empty....

by Muad'Dib at October 18, 2001 6:48 PM

pris: I said almost obvious.

Phew, glad I got out of that one.

by mg at October 18, 2001 6:50 PM

(just testing the "remember me" cookie)

by mg at October 18, 2001 8:34 PM

I'll do some explaining of the Cheese names in the near future, I promise.

by space at October 18, 2001 10:10 PM

Oh JOY! Check THIS OUT! (no mg I won't let you go that easy.) haha But this is kinda cool. Did I see "remember me cookie"? DOUBLE JOY! :-)

by Pristine at October 18, 2001 10:41 PM

YES! :-) See MG you know how to make lil' ol' me happy! :-) (but don't think for a second this gets you off the hook on the boots, ok?) haha

by Pristine at October 18, 2001 10:42 PM

K, I looked and looked again. Maybe it is just me and maybe it is just me because I once again have a really bad cold, but, something about this is not eye site friendly? Or is it the way you have the links set-up or is it just me because I am sick and sensitive? I mean I love it, but yet, I dunno forget It, it is probably just me.

by Pristine at October 18, 2001 10:47 PM

Dayum...finally heh

by Charles at October 18, 2001 10:59 PM

Well, this rocks. At least in IE6 & for cryin' out loud what else matters? Ack. I'm out here shilling for Bill Gates. In any case, I utterly love the background & pretty much everything else about the new look. Excellent stuff.

by kd at October 19, 2001 2:55 AM

White. very pleasing. Easy on the eyes. I like.

by mcihele at October 19, 2001 4:53 AM

I like it!

by ST at October 19, 2001 7:24 AM

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