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Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2007


Dave's Fast Wagon



But if that doesn't frighten you away, I ramble on for quite a bit in an extended entry...

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Since I am having to push back my T-shirt print-date, I am extending all T-shirt coupons until June 15th. So if you won a shirt coupon you haven't used yet, or want to take advantage of the $5 off each shirt coupon (up to four) posted at the Artificial Duck Store, you still have a chance to do so. Please remember that pre-orders are your best bet to get the shirt you want, because we don't keep a large amount of inventory on-hand between print runs. A few people have had problems placing an order... if that's you, then please email me directly and I'll try my best to help out...


It's a post-sabbatical Q & A!

What's happening? Are you okay? Why these pre-recorded entries? While the details are personal, I can say that no less than five really terrible things happened in a short period of time, culminating Thursday afternoon with the worst news I've had in recent memory. I needed a blogging break for a while to take care of some things and process all the crap that was going on. I then had to decide whether I would just disappear for a week... or whether I would pre-record some entries to keep up with my daily blogging. Ultimately, I thought it was best to future-blog my sabbatical. Since I wanted to be honest about it, I was sure to mark the entries as "pre-recorded." In any event, I am fine. I will be fine. Things are going to be just fine, thanks!

Dude! Seven entries at once! Yeah, tell me about it. Usually I find it easy to write in my blog... I just sit in front of my computer when I have a free moment and let the magic happen. Well, not really magic, because most of the stuff I write here is crap, but my point is that coming up with stuff to write about every day is no big deal. Writing seven entries in a day is another matter entirely. Something good did come out of it, however. The DaveToon of Lil' Dave sitting in his wagon is my favorite one ever. Hence the sequels yesterday and today.

You were still approving comments though. Nope. The comments were all taken care of by a friend... the same friend who approves comments when I am traveling. I did read each and every one of them, however, because I love me my comments. The entries themselves were posted automatically at noon each day (except on the 4th, when I manually posted it that morning after I noticed Hilly had already posted my guest-entry over at Kapgar).

What's new?

Moment of Clarity Thursday... "Screw my blog. There's more to life than blogging right now!" —Dave2

Reality Hits Friday... "Holy shit! This is the first day in over three years I haven't written in my blog!" —Dave2

Wacky Weekend Hijinks... While filling my gas tank at the local mini mart, I hear the woman across from me loudly complaining about how much money it cost her to fill-up. "CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?" she screams at me "IT'S HIGHWAY ROBBERY!" Not willing to pass up the opportunity, I said "actually, it's not that bad here... gas is $6.50 a gallon in Norway." To which she replied, "awww, everything's more expensive in California."

Total Suckage Monday... "Yeah, but on the bright side, that cheese you like is on sale." —Bad Robert

Dental Bread Tuesday... When I had my teeth cleaned a while back, I was reminded that I had a busted-ass tooth that needed to be fixed. So on Tuesday I went and had it fixed. I was shot-up with novocain, but they used a quick-dry filler to repair the tooth which meant I could eat lunch. With limited range of motion in my numb jaw, I decided I wanted some Orgasmic Tuscan Cheese Bread from Applebees because it would be easy to chew. But when I got there they told me Orgasmic Tuscan Cheese Bread was from an expired promotion and I couldn't have any. Since I didn't want anything else, I went hungry the rest of the day. Applebee fuckers.

Tuscan Cheese Bread No More

Nearly Bitch-Slapped Wednesday... "I did not mean to imply that there was anything wrong with your ass, I just need you to move it out of my way." —Dave2

No Surprise Thursday... "What do you mean I can't substitute rice for beef in my Chalupa? What am I supposed to eat with my Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes?" —Dave2

Back to Blogging Friday... Oh, that's today. I guess we're all caught up then.

Viewer Mail!

You registered "" in March of 2002, but your archives only go back to April 2003... where is the missing year of Blogography entries? Ah yes! My secret past comes back to haunt me! As I have mentioned a few times before, I had two blogs before Blogography came to be. But that's not a totally accurate statement. There was a kind of quasi-blog before this one, also called "Blogography," which I created at the time I registered the domain on March 27th, 2002. What I did back then was slowly start copying all my old entries from "Dave's World" and "DaveBlog" over to my new site... only occasionally adding new material. The problem was that all of those earlier entries were kind of personal, and were meant only for my friends to see. Once I noticed that bunches of total strangers were reading, I decided to erase my blog and start all over again. So, while Blogography technically started in 2002, I choose not to count that first year when I count blogiversaries because it was deleted. You aren't missing anything though, trust me.

Are you going to BlogHer? Regretfully, I will not be attending BlogHer this year. I was intending on going to ComiCon in San Diego to hang out with a friend I haven't seen in years... but we couldn't find hotel rooms, so I decided to go see Erasure when they play in Milwaukee. Unfortunately, that conflicts with BlogHer, so perhaps I'll get to BlogHer next year... or perhaps I'll organize my own event for the ladies? "DaveHer" sounds like a good idea to me.

When is DaveCago, Dave L.A., and Davelando? I don't have dates yet, but my tentative travel plans call for me to be in Chicago in August, L.A. in September/October, and Orlando in early December. Once I have dates, I'll let everybody know so I can find out if anybody wants to get together for a meet-up.

Wow. That's a lot of crap to read. I feel like I should apologize or something?

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  1. Stephanie P says:

    It’s nice to have you back, Dave and I’m looking forward to DaveHer!

  2. Rick says:

    Pandering to the ladies right off the bat. DaveHer, indeed. Welcome back. 😉

  3. diane says:

    Glad to hear everything is getting better, Dave. I didn’t want to speculate or send condolences or whatever on such limited information, but I would like to take this opportunity now to send you a couple of cyber-hugs. 🙂 Hang in there!

  4. lizriz says:

    Bummer, man. We will miss you at BlogHer. I thought I was going to get to go all groupy in my new T-shirts. 😉

  5. Yeah but when is DaveFrancisco? I’m just sayin’. It isn’t far and all.

    Happy to hear you’ve gotten your world back on the axis and it is spinning away.

  6. Mike says:

    Glad you’re back.


  7. I’m sure “DaveHer” also sounds like good verbage to women everywhere.

    Take care of yourself.

  8. Jeff says:

    You’re right, that WAS a lot of blog. I guess you haven’t forgotten how to blog after all!

    Welcome back Dave.

  9. Kyra says:

    Welcome back, Luv. 😉

  10. Jill says:

    I’m glad you’re back and you’re going to be OK. Never apologize for a long blog… your entries can *never* be too long!

    I see Lil’-Dave-and-his-red-wagon t-shirts in the future 🙂

  11. Cavan says:

    Glad you’re back! I’ve been jonesing for some Dave.

  12. Anthony says:

    Great to see the live blogging back although i really respect you for taking a pre-blogged break. This is the first blog I read every day. 🙂

  13. Hilly says:

    It’s good to have you back live, live, all the way live.

    DaveHer, indeed. I wonder how many “squees” that would get ya?

  14. kilax says:

    Yes, I am finally living in Chicago permanently and will be able to attend DaveCago! Woo-hoo!

    I hope things turn around for you soon, and you know we all care about you here.

  15. Suzy says:

    I’m just posting to see if I’m still a G. I had such a bad week myself that I have nothing to say except that all people suck everywhere.

  16. Patty says:

    How about a Dave-attle and you could make it by car. Ha!
    Glad to hear you are bloggin live again and hope things go better for you this week.

  17. bogup says:

    Welcome back Dave. We missed you.
    And it’s almost summer. Almost, but not in western WA.

  18. Dave2 says:

    Stephanie… Nobody is looking forward to DaveHer as much as I am, I assure you. 😛

    Rick… Don’t be too offended, my pandering rarely pays off with the ladies. 🙂

    Diane… I send my cyber-thanks!

    LizRiz… You’ll still be the coolest blogger there wearing such awesome T-shirts!

    Kentucky Girl… Dave Francisco may happen this year, but will probably be next March.

    Mike… Glad to be back!

    Katharine… The question remains, where should DaveHer take place? Which seedy hotel room in what city would best capture the spirit of DaveHer?

    Jeff… The first rule of blogging is to not run off at the mouth. I think I blew that one.

    Kyra… Thank you ever so much!

    Jill… I want that shirt! Totally cute… women would swoon!

    Cavan… Wha-? My future-posts weren’t good enough?!?

    Anthony… Starting your day off with a scream, I take it? 🙂

    Hilly… None. I think it probably goes from “squee” to “GAH!” pretty quickly where I am concerned!

    Kilax… There you go! We missed you at the first one.

    Suzy… Sorry… I don’t know what the delay is with that.

    Patty… I do Daveattle at least once a month… where were you? 🙂

    Bogup… They are expecting rain on the coast which, of course, is where I’ll be this weekend. Bleh. 😛

  19. Iron Fist says:

    Huzzah! Dave’s back!

    And even as a fully hetero male I have to admit that DaveHer sounds pretty hot. You must do it, it’s a moral imperative.

  20. Michelle says:

    I’m sorry you hit such a rough patch. I hope things are better now. I’m glad you’re back.

  21. ajooja says:

    Yeah, DaveHer sounds good to me too. If I’m within a few hundred miles, I’ll be there.

  22. margalit says:

    I’m saving up for DaveHer. When and where? Because if I can possibly do it, I’m there. Screw Blogher. DaveHer is the real cool place to be!

  23. SJ says:

    So what happens at DaveHer? Do all we Hers get Daved?

    Because some of us might need permission slips for that.

  24. NYC Watchdog says:



    I wish I had thought of that.

    Glad to see your back among the blogging.

  25. Mr. K says:

    Welcome back, Dave! Good to see you’re “back on the wagon”. How about some West VirDavea? 🙂

    Mr. K

  26. Mooselet says:

    Glad you’re good, or at least getting there.

    Your DaveToon reminds me of Calvin and Hobbes, which can only be a good thing.

  27. Foo says:

    Is it wrong that all I see is faboo T-shirt possibilities when I look at your illustrations now? I’m so glad you are back and feeling like there is hope that your yuck week will be turning around soon.
    P.S. – DaveHer, I’m all over it!

  28. hannita says:

    Dave – so sorry things are tough right now. As much as I enjoy reading, screw the blog indeed.

  29. Lisa says:

    Good to see you again!

  30. Avitable says:

    Oh, Davelando is probably December now? That will be much more fun than August.

    Glad you’re back.

  31. Dave2 says:

    Yeah… early December is good, because the weather is better and crowds are lighter because everybody is waiting for the winter holidays.

  32. Tracy Lynn says:

    DaveHer, huh? That’s a conference I might actually attend.

  33. karla says:

    You are the most responsible blogger i know. You are a Blog God.

    Me? I didn’t blog yesterday because I got too drunk (the damned keyboard just would NOT hold still) and I did not blog today because I was so hungover I could hardly move. I AM considering adding wi-fi and a keyboard to my toilet, though, as I did spend quality time with it and that seems to be a good compromise between posting and my self induced agony. I’d call it “bogging”. Or possible “blarging”.

  34. Wayne Hall says:

    I’m in Austin, TX, so I’m guessing a Dave-oriented thing would be Dave-ass or AusDave, neither of which sound particularly appetizing to me. Then again, I live in what’s called The Hill Country, so “Dave Country” might work.

    “Yeaup-ahhh (southern drawl typed out), outchEEah we lurve us some dat dere blogography. Pulled pork is whatchwe eat, danggummit, and we slather it all whicha best butter you ever did ate. An we don’t tolerate nunna dat bluetooth, needer”

    Oh, and speaking of Applebee’s and traveling, we recently hit a TGIF (to me, very similar to Applebees but better) in the DFW airport. They have FRIED MAC AND CHEESE! I first wondered what the heck would it be like, but we ordered it and it was absolute heaven. mmmmmmmm.

  35. Jacki says:

    It’s good to have a friend like Bad Robert.
    They keep you real.

  36. Be sure to say “hi” to my buddies Dave and Matt at Comic-Con. (Welll…actually they’re more acquaintances that I keep virtually bumping into due to the vagaries of online dating sites, but they’re good guys.) No doubt you’ll be able to pick them out of the ten bazillion people at Comic-Con. They’ll be the ones with the NC accents. *grin*

    I’m sorry life has sucked recently. It makes me feel all the more flattered that you managed to stop by (twice even!). Just remember, if you ever need me to publicly mock you in order to get you out of a funk, I’ll be more than happy to help (’cause I’m just that kind of giving person)…

  37. Bec says:

    After being offline for two days coming back and seeing that post was the most beautiful thing ever.

    Bless you and everyone in your life. All the best.

  38. Karl says:

    Welcome back, dude. Looking forward to DaveLando.

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