Thursday, October 2, 2008

FALL CLEANING or 'The Great Migration'

AOL is cleaning house and the blogs are outta here!  My dust bunnies, the Oompas, everyone, everything... POOF!  Gone!

So tell me again, what does AOL stand for?  I knew when I first signed up eons ago.  It was 'America OnLine' or some such silliness like that.  Well, they are systematically kicking America offline, whittling away at the services or products as they call them, until there will be nothing left but advertisements. 

Oh, I get it... Advertisements On Line!  That's what the acronym stands for!  Well, that's about right because with the cut back on chat rooms and message boards and the pending deletion of Journals, Hometown and Pictures then all they have to offer is e-mail  laced with tons of ads... and nobody to read them.

Pity.  I shall miss those silly pop-ups. 

I've already gone over to Blogger, clicked on the <forgot password> link because I don't think I ever knew it, and found a couple of blogs I forgot I even had.  One was so old it even had dust bunnies so I already feel at home.  Found a collection of my videos which was kind of cool so I'll be leaving that one alone.  Unfortunately someone already has a blog called 'Letters To Gabe' so I had to get creative and find a new name.  There is only one Dust Bunny Club Of North America though .

I shall miss this blog, but it's just a vessel.  You can be sure the Oompas, Dickdidoo, the dust bunnies and I shall be raising a ruckus, fartin' up a storm and loving every minute of the time we spend tormenting each other in another corner of the blogisphere.  I'll post our new address when we move in.  Please stop by, we'll keep the light on.

BYOTP (bring your own toilet paper!)

And a box of chocolate truffles would make a nice blog-warming gift...

20 comments:

chat2missie said...

Please forward your blogger link.  My link is:
www.missiesupsidedownworld.com

sdoscher458 said...

HI, this is making me so sad, its an end to an era. i will follow you over there, hope you will visit mine too..over the years your tremendous wit has made my heart happy and brought a smile to my face...love Sandi

deshelestraci said...

I'll be by.  Just let me know where.  My new room is http://emmaandbella.blogspot.com
Traci

justplainbill said...

Jodi. no fair hidding out in blog land. Give me a link to your new or old site. Bill

mutualaide said...

I'll bring a case of TP and leave the leftovers behind.  Post that address Jodie.  Quick!

I'm going to miss the 'comfort' of old friends in the same neighborhood ... but you know, change is good.  

tkelliher617 said...

Hi Dorn
Please be sure to put your new blogspot address up, I will be so sad with out reading the adventures of the oompas.
Tabatha
I moved too here's my new address
http://tabathamax.blogspot.com

plittle said...

Best quote ever! I'm stealin' it.
-Paul

astaryth said...

Sigh.... I guess this is it. I've had an AOL e-mail since before you could surf the WWW from here. I already saw the writing on the wall back during the banner fiasco and already have a Blogger blog and a g-mail address. I think I will be moving all of my mail stuff over there. I'm keeping the AOL addy just in case some one I haven't talked to in a while tries to get a hold of me, but I will only be checking it every couple of weeks once I make my move. I also already had a free Flickr account which I will now pay and take pro so after the 31st that will be about it for me and AOL... it's too bad, but they've done it to themselves.

fogspinner said...

Can't wait to see you at the new address.

lazarai said...

See you there, Dorn - I'm glad you'll still be writing! Keep those dust bunnies coming...

hugs,
Carol

midwestvintage said...

It is strange to be evicted from your home when your not behind on the rent.  Oh well, I am getting used to my new digs.  Let us know when you get yours started.

             Julie

benfdavis said...

Dorn:
Sunshine and I will miss your goofiness, but I know you'll find another niche somewhere.  Until then.................. ... --- ...
N/S: They tried to scuttle the Falls Of Clyde until a group called "Firends of The Falls Of Clyde " bought her from Bishop Museum for $1.00.

swmpgrly said...

ok I bought the truffles but I ate them while trying to find you could you send me a link.       swmpgrly@aol.com

lurkynat said...

great comments! thanks!
Lurkynat
natalie

deslily said...

are you going to post a link to your blog???

tangas usadas said...

http://usadasbragas.blogspot.com/ bonito blog carla

Rjet33 said...

I found you, Jody! Yea! Nice to see you still haven't lost your sense of humor! Have missed ya!~

Blessings!~

Susan

Rjet33 said...

P.S. I see your named spelled three different ways, lol. With an i, ie, and y. I thought it was with a y. :-P

REGINA said...

running around and around in circles, doing the happy dance 'cause dorn is here on blogger.....woooooo hoooooo. i was going to really miss the smell of her journal.....well, now it is a BLOG...urgh!

i hope everything got transferred correctly and completely. it is really great to have you as a B-LANDER..........

blessings,

regina

I Have Tea said...

advertisements online! Too funny, and too true! Good one, Dorn.