Wednesday, February 27, 2008


A compliment warmly accepted

Matthew Owen, who invited me to speak at the Rotary Club in Eureka on Monday (where I was clearly out of my element), reports to me that an elderly gentleman told him that he didn't think he was going to like my talk. First off, he didn't know what a "blog" is. Secondly, I was from Sohum, a liberal, and an attorney - three strikes against me.

But he told Matthew that he thought my talk turned out to be "very interesting."

Hey, they laughed at my jokes! I can't ask for more.

Sorry but the mirror in your bathroom does not qualify as "The Rotary Club"
Ah, yes. The Rotary Club, then off to Baywood then a quick stop at The Club for a quick one. Time to tuck the kids in, better get home!
I guess you could have expected those responses Eric.

It was an interesting discussion.


I specially appreciated your response about people needing to learn to be personally responsible for not taking the written word at face value. 6:20 notwithstanding.
Thanks 7:00.
You're just so popular and suave. Everybody wants to be you and be with you.
8:59 is that from a fortune cookie?
It's the fortune cookie Eric gets every time he eats out.
Nobody wants to be me right now, not unless you want to be working on a brief at 10:00 in the evening.

There's an old labor song...

The morning, the evening, the middle of day,
they're the same to the lawyer, who labors away...

I'll bet you wowed them at the Rotary meeting. You underestimate yourself. I know the Garberville Club enjoyed your talk on blogging.

You can’t win them all anyway. I remember a friend of mine that asked someone why people didn’t like him, and the reply was; “You are just to damn friendly”.
Yes, it is amazing what a smile and a a lot of pc postings can do to win friends and influence people. Too bad popularity has zip to do with solving social problems but it just may win you that political office you seem to be preparing for, God help us all with another Proglodyte in office.
Thanks Ernie. Actually it was a lot of fun. They're a great group of people.
About as liberal as Attilla the Hun, and just as well attired. Yeah boy, you're ugly and your mama dresses you funny.
I have to assume they were laughing at you, not with you.
Why are you people so mean to Eric? Someone has to stand up for that guy. There is no truth to the rumor that he tupped a goat (goats have some standards) and there is absolutely no truth to the rumor he is a retired male prostitute.
He's also a practicing thespian.
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It was creative of Mr. Owen to think of having a blogger speak at Rotary.
I wasn't there but I heard that Eric gave a mixed review of blogging. He wasn't trying to sell the idea of the blog or tear it down obviously. He was there to inform. Refreshing. Sorry I missed it.
There are lots of reasons not to like blogs, but Morse's Law says that the the more esoteric a blog, the more useful it is.
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