Slow Adventures in Slothville

March 14, 2006

Rough edges but all will be chill…

Filed under: Boys, The Move — shhville @ 4:03 pm

Hi everyone. Sorry about all the shenanigans here. I broke someone’s heart and now find it necessary to move Slothville to the lee of the stone for the time being.

So here we are and I know it’s a little bare bones at the mo, but I’m still putting the sidebar together, categorizing stuff and generally trying to figure out how WordPress (or, as Dan Tobin calls it, NerdPress) works. So settle in, check out the construction, try not to hit your head on any metal piping and remember! The outlets are not covered yet so watch your fingers!

One more thing: it’s absolutely amazing to me how many of you who wrote asking for the address and password are people I don’t know. I think it’s really cool that you all keep reading even though you don’t feel like commenting. If I ever checked my stats I might have had more of an idea just how many of you there are, but this has been a lovely surprise, so thank you.




  1. thanks for having me along for the future of slothville

    Comment by greg — March 14, 2006 @ 4:20 pm

  2. Ahhh, Slothville. I missed this place.

    Hey, if you have the numbers of the dudes who helped you with the flat tire, maybe they can help you with this problem too!

    Comment by BMMan — March 14, 2006 @ 4:29 pm

  3. Nothing like hanging out while things are under construction, watching the workers in their tight shirts, Levi’s, and hard hats.

    Sorry about the break-up and ensuing obsessive, out of control behavior from your ex. What a drag.

    Comment by Inanna — March 14, 2006 @ 4:50 pm

  4. Given the piping and uncovered outlet situation, would it be premature to offer, oh, I don’t know, a virtual potted plant as a housewarming gift?

    If it’s not premature, then here it is: a virtual potted plant!

    We’ll say, for the sake of argument, that it’s a Night Blooming Cereus. Not only because I have one, passed down through cuttings by my great-grandmother on down through each generation of daughters (such that my mother has one in Hawaii, and I have one here in Virginia, descended from the same original plant, just as we are descended from the same ancestor), but also because “Cereus Blooms at Night” is the title of an absolutely wonderful, if also quite surreal, novel by Shani Mootoo.

    If the plant (and its accompanying rant) is a bit much, then please accept these party favors: hats and streamers and kazoo-like noisemakers with which to annoy your WordPress neighbors. (*Pauses to allow time for you to visualize said party favors*)

    Blog on, Slothy one! In your soon-to-be resplendent new abode, wherein you should feel safe enough to speak without the bother of any internalized censors. Fear sucks.

    P.S. Let me know if this guy needs a virtual ass-kicking; I’d be happy to oblige. šŸ™‚

    Comment by Victoria Marinelli — March 14, 2006 @ 4:55 pm

  5. P.P.S. Since the password-protection doohickey on your new page appears to be functioning properly, are you cool with having the new link added to my blogroll?

    After your last post at Blogger, I’d removed all previous linkage, out of respect for your privacy.

    (Let me add that I absolutely bow down to you in awe for figuring out how in the hell to implement WordPress. I only got as far as the headbanging stage with that.

    (And by ‘headbanging,’ I am making no reference whatsoever to my pals in Lamb of God, if you recall that wacky situation – wherein a gaggle of L.O.G.’s fans thought your page, given its link from my site at the time – belonged not to you, but to the drummer’s wife, since through pure coincidence, she happens to use a Sloth-based avatar on the band’s bulletin board. Poor confused metalheads… wondering if Julie had left Chris, and had gone off to Boston to attend Harvard and purchase lots of fancy shoes…)

    Comment by Victoria Marinelli — March 14, 2006 @ 5:07 pm

  6. mmm…lee of the stone. The Secret of NIMH is SO one of my favorites.

    Comment by Luke — March 14, 2006 @ 5:16 pm

  7. Oh yeah, also, thanks for having me. It’s great to be here!!

    Comment by Luke — March 14, 2006 @ 5:16 pm

  8. Man, that’s going a little overboard after a breakup. Why doesn’t he just take up drinking like normal people.

    Glad you’re in your new home. Look forward to the continued adventures in the New Slothville!

    Comment by Vince — March 14, 2006 @ 5:36 pm

  9. *looks around*

    it’s not bad, really. a little minimal, but a few pictures might spruce it up a bit.

    the important thing is that it’s 100% psycho-free!

    (OK, maybe 95% – there are some weirdos in blogville)

    Comment by ESC — March 14, 2006 @ 5:53 pm

  10. Yeah, I was wondering the same thing as Victoria, what’s your stance on the linking situation?

    Comment by Sami — March 14, 2006 @ 6:08 pm

  11. Hi everybody – welcome! Sorry I haven’t figured out the pop-up comments deal yet.

    Anyone who wants to link me, feel free. Just don’t give out my password and we’re cool.

    Ms. Marinelli – did you ever see my night-blooming cereus post? I guess you must have. Things will be easier to find, though, once I’ve categorized everything.

    Luke – props!!

    Comment by shhville — March 14, 2006 @ 6:37 pm

  12. Thanks for the key to the new place. It’s great to be privy to such a smart and funny group of people.

    Good luck with everything!

    Comment by Dawn — March 14, 2006 @ 6:38 pm

  13. No way! I honestly never read any “cereus” themed post here in Slothville. I’ve been an on-again, off-again blog-reader as well as blog-writer (often more “off” than “on”), so I never saw that. However, now, having just googled “slothville cereus” (how unlikely is the pairing of those search terms!?), I’m at that erstwhile post of September 15 of last year, which I now see you’ve also imported into this space. Beautiful pics!

    So I guess… I’ll be bringing the party favors then. Damn. And I thought the plant thing was actually original.

    (*quietly hums the tune to “It’s All Been Done” by the Barenaked Ladies…*)

    (*then switches to humming the “Oh no I’ve said too much” chorus line from REM’s “Losing my Religion…*)

    (*shuts up and pours another cup of coffee, despite obvious signs of both caffeine intoxication and organic mania*)


    Comment by Victoria Marinelli — March 14, 2006 @ 6:51 pm

  14. Wait, so I WASN’T supposed to give out the password to Todd Vodka? Uh-oh…

    Comment by Dan — March 14, 2006 @ 7:04 pm

  15. Glad to see you settling in.

    You have yahoo mail.


    Comment by Aimee — March 14, 2006 @ 7:38 pm

  16. Cool. Looks good so far! Sorry about the psycho ex thing. I had one of those once. I finally got rid of him with the help of the (then) future Mr. Husband. Thanks again for the PW.

    Comment by just a girl — March 14, 2006 @ 7:48 pm

  17. Thanks for having me over for a look-see. Sorry these things are impelled by less-than-pleasant circumstances, but there’s nothing like a good house-cleaning for one’s mental health. Hope things are looking up!

    Comment by wunelle — March 14, 2006 @ 8:44 pm

  18. Guurl! So so sorry to hear stupid boy issues…crazy stuff. Glad to be here in your new shanty town. With you moving in though, the property values are sure to SOAR! =)

    Comment by varla — March 14, 2006 @ 10:18 pm

  19. Cool, it even protects the comments!


    Now for some slothage!

    Comment by Jamie — March 14, 2006 @ 11:02 pm

  20. Dan, Jack just sent me an email pretending he was actually Todd Vodka when I gave him the password. You two are eerily similar (except for the whole political thing).


    Comment by shhville — March 14, 2006 @ 11:26 pm

  21. I love the fact that Slothville 2.0b starts with a Secret of Nimh reference. Long live the masters of the obscure.

    Comment by Big Pinz — March 15, 2006 @ 12:52 am

  22. I love that we’re on post number two in the new place and Todd Vodka’s spirit has already reared its ugly head. lmao.

    And Slothy? Your new place has a certain minimalistic je ne cest quois. Tres bien.

    Comment by Julie — March 15, 2006 @ 4:21 pm

  23. I’m glad I didn’t get asked to carry anything heavy. It’s always a drag when your friends move. “Hey, you got a truck, right?” Free beer doesn’t cover a weekend spent toting cardboard boxes and wrestling with a sofa.

    And yeah, we both are TV. We take turns. Dan also used to be Kevin from TJ’s and I used to be Jay. Now you know. For my next one I’m gonna be a hot spunky liberal college chick from the East coast with a shoe fixation. I’ll be bigger than the Bouncer. Oh, and I’m also the Bouncer, too.

    Comment by Jack — March 15, 2006 @ 4:55 pm

  24. šŸ˜€ Hahaha. I actually know what Jack is talking about! TJ, Jay, and the Bouncer. *sigh* I feel right at home.

    BTW, I have a truck. Would you like me to run over the psycho-ex?

    Comment by Cat — March 15, 2006 @ 5:32 pm

  25. I knew it, Jay. Um, I mean Jack. I KNEW it!

    (I’m so glad I don’t have a truck anymore…)

    Comment by Aimee — March 15, 2006 @ 6:27 pm

  26. Oh Jack, where would someone ever get a crazy idea like that?

    Comment by Dan — March 15, 2006 @ 6:44 pm

  27. That was some stunt, then, Jay, er JACK, when you had that fight with yourself.

    Welcome to your new home, Sloth. I’m sure with a couple coats of paint and some wallpaper… I’ll bake virtual cupcakes for the blogwarming, and send a case of SHUNN! flavored Hatorade to the ex.

    Comment by cybele — March 15, 2006 @ 9:00 pm

  28. Woohoo! Some curtains and fluffy couch and this place will look fine.

    You certainly have bandied together a strange bunch of followers that I’m honored to be a part of.

    I loved the “lee of the stone” guy. Nicodemus? Long live Slotherella.

    Comment by Seth — March 15, 2006 @ 9:01 pm

  29. Hmm. I like it. Change is good. Especially when crazy boys are involved.


    Comment by E-Lo — March 16, 2006 @ 4:03 am

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