The amazing thing with guys is that, unlike most woman, we can show up at a party wearing the exact same dress and still become best friends forever.
Well the point is that ever once in a while, some people will tell me that I’m exactly like their cousin – trust me I get that a lot – or that I should really meet this guy who’s as funny as I am, looks like me, talks like me and so on.
And honestly, I can picture myself becoming friend with a guy like me, because as we all know I am awesome. Spread the word.
So last Friday, I was made funny by association with none other than the great American Mike: Chinese Takeout*. I think it’s that American Coz of mine, Amber who Tweeted that during #FollowFriday.
Now the amazing thing with bloggers is that, unlike other people, when something piques our interest, we feel compelled to write about it – I know I do and I’m pretty sure you do too, hence I feel okay using we here – and I started this post about how it idn’t make sense to have a Shiny Stakeout. I know, nice play on words, right?
I first came in contact with Shiny’s blog through a comment made by Avitable, about his blog’s name. I got curious, and quickly stole a peak between doing the other twenty-seven things I was doing at the time.
I’m also an awesome multi-tasker. Ask around you’ll see.
Anyways, since I was doing do many things at the time, I promptly forgot to add the man to my feed reader, and life went on. But then came Plagiarism week 2009. I actually got wind of the thing mid week, and my first reaction was:
“That fucker is stealing my idea!”
Well, I’m kidding here, but not completely. I was planning to parody some bloggers at that point, because I felt I was running out of content and figured that I could start a web comic à la XKCD, or maybe make some vlogs reviewing sex toys (something that I thought Avitable could do, and he did it since). I have since then re-purposed those ideas into the guest posts on my own blog, which you saw the first installment here a couple of weeks ago, and the second yesterday with the infamous Avitable does Ottawa post. At this point, I have about seven “Guests posts posted on my own blog” in the works.
And by the way, if you ever wonder how I write – pretentious much am I? – now you know. At any given time I have between twenty and thirty “blog ideas” in my head, on paper, in a text file on my computer or even as drafts on the blog.
Wow, this post is going everywhere and nowhere isn’t it?
So, here’s the thing.
I like Shiny’s blog. I think Shiny is a hilarious blogger. I’ve never met him, but I have the feeling that we’d have a good time if we ever get to be in the same room at the same time. When I read about people comparing us, I thought “Oh crap, I need to up my game now!”. Then I read on his blog that he didn’t want to become the redundant Mike, and that he thought that I offered quality content, I was floored.
Consider this an official response to your open declaration, Mr. Shiny: I’m happy to see that there’s at least one Mike in the States who’s even more awesome then I am. I really think every country should experience the awesomeness of a Mike, and I’m confident that you’re doing a fine job for all the States. And since we all know that everything is bigger and better in the States…
And just because it wouldn’ t be a fitting tribute to the great Shiny without some excerpt of a Quebec TV series about people working in a bar, I leave you with Minuit, le soir. Best TV series to come out of Quebec. Sorry, no Norm.
And one last thing:
* I am aware that he spells the name of his blog differently. Out of respect for my country, however, I have decided to use the traditional Canadian spelling.**
** Yes, I did lift this straight out of Shiny’s blog. Admit it’s much better than my Stakeout joke.