Two of my bloggy friends are having birthdays this week and I felt the need to get all sappy and stuff. You’ve been warned.

Most of you who have been hanging around here for a while know that I’ve been having a bit of a poo time of it in the last 6-12 months with my chronic health probs and depression.

What you are probably less aware of is how much I’ve relied on my blog and the friends I’ve made through blogging to, well, not to be overly dramatic about it or anything :), save me.

If not for some of you, I don’t want to think about where I would have been right now.

Without the knowledge that I might have comments or messages to wake up to, I’m not sure I could have even faced the next day at times let alone the months ahead.

So to my bloggy friends – they better know who they are 😉 – I just wanted to say thanks.

Thanks for being my friend.

Tam and Tracy, I wish you both wonderful birthdays.

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58 Responses to friendship

  1. Tam says:

    *sniff* Glad I could be there for you Hon and trust me, it goes both ways. If I didn't have you to vent to some days you might be reading about those employees who go postal do in their boss. 🙂

    Thanks for the wishes and can't wait till October when we can hug in person. But this will have to do ((((hugs))))

  2. Chris says:

    *BIG HUG*

    But no tackle hugs, in deference to KZ… 😉

    I know exactly what you mean, Kris, because it's the same for me. Really, almost exactly the same. *cues eerie music*

    Happy nearly birthday to Tracy and Tam!

  3. Val says:

    *Additional hug from me on top of Chris's hug!*

    The blogging bonds can go really deep, really fast, no question.

    Happy birthday to Tam and Tracy!

  4. Anonymous says:

    The same thing is true about you too Kris. Your blog is a daily visit and for me personaly, makes me smile or laugh even when I am at my lowest. Also makes me wonder about your thought process…in a good way:)

    Happy b'day Tam and Tracy!


  5. Anonymous says:

    My veri is condoma… Hmmm see what I mean??

  6. K. Z. Snow says:

    It's the best kind of sappy, honoring one's friends. (I really need to mark people's b-days on my calendar; no way can I keep them in my head. Somebody want to start a master list?)

    Tam and Tracy are two ab-fab ladies, no doubt about it. (Happy birthday!) But so are you.

  7. Jenre says:

    I agree, Tam and Tracy are top ladies. Happy 'up and coming' birthday to you both. Hope you have a fabulous day.

    I love that internet friends have these weird pyschic links. I've lost track of the number of times I'm having a crappy day and I'll get a friendly email completely out of the blue which cheers me up no end.

  8. Ingrid says:

    Awww thanks Kris. Especially since it works two ways.

    KZ, you can always start a shared google doc! Everyone can puts in their own 🙂

    veri: sosork… so sirk??

  9. Hugs, Kris. As much happies as your bloggy friends bring you, just know that you often bring smiles to the nth power to many of us.

    Happy wishes to Tam and Tracy!

  10. Emilie says:

    *Hugs* I look forward to your posts. They brighten my day and often make me laugh.

    Happy birthday, ladies!

  11. Ahhhhh – you wuv me..

    Wuv you back hon, I am glad I bumped into your inbox and make your day..

    Chin up hon – it's going to be a great week… I said so…

    Happy nearly birthday to Tracy and Tam!


  12. Tam says:

    Just to be clear, I'm not going to be “old” officially until Wed. morning. Don't age me too quickly.

  13. Thank you for being you. The world would be a very dull place without you in it.

    You've made my world a much happier place because of it.

  14. Mariana says:

    Happy Birthday to the ladies…

    I wanted to add my thanks to you… I look forward to your updates and comments. This blog is one I never miss reading. You are super fun and hysterically funny. You are a special someone 🙂 So thanks!

  15. Tam, just consider them pre-mature dispensation wishes.

  16. Ingrid says:

    BTW some consider it bad luck getting birthday wishes before their actual birthday

  17. K. Z. Snow says:

    I don't know what a Google doc is. Sounds like some kind of Internet quack.

  18. Ingrid says:

    KZ, that is a document like an excel sheet that you upload to your google account so you can share it.

    Like we have one for our yaoi around the world thing. Everyone that I have given permission can see and alter that sheet. So we can see which book are were and were to send them to next.

  19. Natasha says:

    Oh Poss… have you been having a rough time of it 😦 Lifes a bitch and sometimes she supersizes the bitchiness. I'm sorry… hope things start to look better soon 🙂

    Well I am officially old!!! My daughter is a teenager… she turned 13 last week. YUK!(it also means I'm in my 40's *sob*)
    My middle daughter (7) had to go for an MRI (to check her eye/brain) and now I'm an old worried mumma. Which is not a pretty look.

    Anyway, I might not always comment but I am always around. Which I'm not sure is a good thing for you or not LOL!

    Take care and did the 14yr old boy get eaten by killer cows or not?


  20. MsM says:


    Awww… You hang in there Kris. I've been the depression & health problem path and it sucks, but there are some very good days, and those are the ones you gotta hang on to.



  21. Kris says:

    You all made me even more sappy this morning. Thank you. BIG FAT HUGS TO YOU ALL!!

    Tam: *sniffles* You know it's friendship when you stop the other person from going postal.

    I can't wait until October either. Gotta tell you it's a serious light at the end of the tunnel some days.

    Chris: But KZ LOVED my tackle hug attack. *poutmope*

    “I know exactly what you mean, Kris, because it's the same for me. Really, almost exactly the same. *cues eerie music*”

    We are Khris. Resistance is futile. 😀

    Val: “The blogging bonds can go really deep, really fast, no question.”

    They can and do, Val. I'm constantly surprised and thrilled that I count amongst my very closest friends people I've met on the internet. It's terrific. *g*

  22. Kris says:

    Suzi: *sniffle* Awww, you think I'm strange. Awesome. *g*

    In all seriousness, though, I'm glad I could make you smile and laugh. I know how much it can mean to me so I'm thrilled I can do it for someone else.

    PS – I think it's unfair that you all get dirty veri words and I still get shit ones. When is this karma thing gonna start kicking in?! *mutter, mutter*

    KZ: “But so are you.”

    You're being nice to me?? Good lord. I had to look out my window to see if a flock of flying pigs was going by. 😛

    Jen: “I love that internet friends have these weird pyschic links. I've lost track of the number of times I'm having a crappy day and I'll get a friendly email completely out of the blue which cheers me up no end.”

    Yes. That's happened to me a number of times too, Jen, and never fails to brighten my day. 🙂

  23. Chris says:

    Kris: You're lucky that your Mumma seems to get the whole internet friends thing. My family finds it beyond odd.

    Hmm. Perhaps there is a secret meaning in my veri word: wineries. 😀

  24. Kris says:

    Ingrid: *ignores the bad luck thing*

    I'm glad it works both ways. As to Sirk… she seems to be hiding. She better be writing werekanga manga is all I can say. Bloody authors not writing fast enough.

    Wren: Thanks. The nth power? Really?? That makes me smile. It also might just encourage to be even more random and irreverent. Might. Heh.

    Emilie: *hugs* I'm glad and very thankful. I also have garden envy and am seriously thinking of kidnapping you in the spring time so you can do extreme makeover in my back garden. I hope you have a passport.

  25. Feel my love too! *hugs* And don't get all gutter minded on me, I'm not a guy so you “couldn't” feel my love THAT way… 🙂

  26. Kris says:

    EH: I do luff you. If my week sucks now I'm so blaming you. Not really. Okay, yes. Yes, I will. (((hugs)))

    Katiebabs chook: You made me all sniffly and stuffs. Me too, hun. I'm so glad that we 'found' each other and are friends. 🙂

    Mariana: Thank you! I can't tell you how much it means to hear that people are enjoying my blog, especially since I'm not really a typical reader's blog and I often ask myself if I have the first clue about what the hell I'm doing. LOL. So thanks. I really appreciate your comments.

  27. Kris says:

    Tish: Life can be poo sometimes. That's for sure. I'm glad that you're always around. 🙂

    PS – I'm crossing my finger and toes for your daughter.

    PSS – Next ARe shopping trip the killer cows will be in the trolley with the mini-review to follow.

    PPS – Has that boy sent you the signed postcard yet? If not, let me know and I will give him what for.

    MsM, thank you for your thoughts! The good days are even better when you have bloggy friends who make you smile and laugh. 🙂

  28. Kris says:

    Chris: I am lucky that my family understands. I also know that they worry about me too though so I think that any kind of interaction with friends is a-ok in their book. LOL.

    BTW, are you thinking whineries or let's go to Napa in October? 🙂

    Miranda: *snort* Exactly who has the gutter mind here?? Non-boner hugs to you too. *g*

  29. Chris says:

    Well, alas, wine's a guaranteed migraine, sometimes with optional ER visit.

    But I was thinking in vino veritas or something like that. 🙂

  30. Kassa says:

    Happy Birthday to two wonderful women!

    Really I can't imagine a Kris-less world. I recently described you as the queen of everything. Very appropriate 😀

  31. Kris says:

    Chris: Eeek! *makes a note to buy only gluten thingy beer*

    It's not wine that does that for me, but gin, which is why I avoid it like the plague. Tequila makes me flirt with everyone, including girls. You've been warned… again. 🙂

    Kassa: I'm printing out your comment so I can remind my family how awesome I am. 🙂

    In all seriousness, though, I've told you before how much it means to have someone I admire think so highly of me. So thank you. I knight thee Lady Kassa of the Review! *g*

  32. Chris says:

    LOL – tequila is just dangerous!

  33. Kris says:

    It is, which I seriously hope you remember when I try to convince you to do a body shots. *g*

  34. Kris says:

    If you were really my friend… *bats eyelashes*

  35. Chris says:

    Maybe I could just find you a cute twinkie bi-curious boy… or Cecile could join us. 😉

  36. Kris says:

    Wow. Tough choice. Although I'm certain my fave smutty friend would be willing to share twinkie boy for the body shots. *g*

  37. K. Z. Snow says:

    I had to look out my window to see if a flock of flying pigs was going by.

    Those be monkeys, hon.

  38. Kris says:

    Of course. My bad.

  39. Lily says:

    Great big HUGS for you, my friend!!!

    I may not always comment but you know I love you and your blog. Visiting you here is always a pleasure for me and countless others. ♥ Much love! ♥

    Happy almost birthday, Tracy and Tam!

  40. Cecile says:

    Did I hear my name!!!!

    First… happy bday to those wonderful peeps!!!!

    Secs… Hugs to you my little friend!! You have made me giggle, laugh, snort… and drink more than I have in the past year!! LMBO!!

    And did I see right…. we have some tequila (and did I see right of what it does to some people **evil grin ~ be warned, I am true hussy** and we are sharing bi-twinkie boys with body shots!!!!!! Oh this night is going to be so much fun!!!!!

  41. Kris says:

    Lily: “I may not always comment but you know I love you and your blog. Visiting you here is always a pleasure for me and countless others.”

    Ditto, hun. Much love and hugs to you as well. I think you rock. 🙂

    Cecile, my sweet hussy! There you are! (((hugs)))

    We make each other gigglesnort. What'e even funnier is when we then email/chat each other about how funny we are. LOL.

    “… and did I see right of what it does to some people…”

    Let's just put it this way; it's not only the twink who I'll be making have the body shots. *waggles eyebrows*

  42. Natasha says:

    The boy has not sent me my postcard yet but I am sending you an audio cd Dr Who book for you to give to him… if you wouldn't mind, please.
    It's in with a card I'm sending you. Yes, I got off my fat butt and actually made a card LOL!
    Anyway, hope you realise how much we all need you to brighten our days….. I'm such a slack friend I forget to tell you THANKS!

  43. Kris says:

    Tish, you are not a slack friend, sillyhead. You are a fun friend. I luff you muchly. I also love your cards. The last one you sent was the terrific. Even better, the Mumma was jealous. 🙂

    I will have A Talk to the virtual baby brother. The Big Sister kind. He should be SCARED.

  44. Cecile says:

    Kris!!! I love hugs!!! Especially when they make someone smile! =)

    You know I stalk you more than I comment… LOL! But sometimes I just cannot resist your pull!! (Or Chris's!)

    We will definitely make each other gigglesnort!!! And yes… our chats/emails are even more hilarious!!!!

    OH then I am in for a reallllllll treat!!!!!!–>>Let's just put it this way; it's not only the twink who I'll be making have the body shots. *waggles eyebrows*

    And I will hold you *cough pun intended, lol* to that!!!!!1

  45. Mia Watts says:

    Awwww. That's sweet. 🙂

  46. JenB says:

    Yes, you do have wonderful blog friends. *preens*

  47. Anonymous says:


    You know its nothing but big wvu between me and you..

    Veri-word: deors

    As in your blog has opened many deors of happiness for me 😉


  48. Kris says:

    Cecile: “You know I stalk you more than I comment… LOL!”

    Ditto. I visit your blog every day. 🙂

    Gigglesnorts and body shots. Who can ask for more in a friend. 🙂

    Mia: I can be sweet. Sometimes. 😉

    JenB: Who says I was talking about you. 😛

    Ozakie, my sweet!

    “You know its nothing but big wvu between me and you..”

    True that. 😀

  49. nichem says:

    Hmm, I know I posted a comment here earlier. I guess blogger ate it. *grumbles*

    Anyway, *HUGS*, Kris! You're blog has given me lots of smiles and laughs and cheered me up many a time when I was having a bad day, so thank you for that.

    And happy birthday to Tam and Tracy!

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