The first person to comment at my first blog, Verb-Ops (to which the screws shall be put at dawn), was Meg Fowler. This, of course, made Meg the most fascinating person using the Internet. I still believe she is up there, somewhere—in Canada, that is, where her new venture, MegFowler.com, recently won first prize for new blog and third prize for personal blog in the 2006 Canadian Blog Awards. Well deserved.
Meg, 31, is a blogosphere heavyweight with a writing style and stuff to say that will bring you to your knees or get you jumping. Above is the only known photograph of the reclusive, Pynchonesque Fowler, taken of her in second grade.
Now, here’s where the world gets small—check out comment number one, entry number one for this, our current blog. It’s “Meg’s Mom”! Yeah! That Meg’s Mom. She also comes in with comment number two! My mention of homemade Daddy’s Loosiany Firehouse Dippin’ Sauce” at Meg’s blog today brought her by for the recipe.
Meg’s Mom alerts us to the fact that the cassowary is more-or-less a wombat crossed with a pit bull–just add feathers and funny legs. How and why, she asks, did I choose such an animal in naming my blog? Well, the answer is that the bird chose me! I guess the idea is to stay one step ahead of it while waiting.
It was very nice of you to come by, Meg’s Mom. And I’m sending you the recipe via Meg.
And congrats, Meg!