Wednesday, June 27, 2007

One is Silver and the Other's Gold

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON

When I was a Brownie (think miniature Girl Scout) we sang a little song in a round. It went as follows:

Make new firends but keep the old, one is silver and the other's gold.

David McMahon is one of many new friends I have met via my blog. A few days ago, I was asked by an old friend how I met David McMahon. Actually, I think the question was more precisely worded, "How did you find that blog guy from Australia that wrote a novel and always comments on your blog."

I immediately recalled, our first meeting on David's blog. Above is the riveting picture he posted and below is the text:

Morning Has Broken
Cloudy Day Starts In A Riot Of Colour

It's a slightly cooler day today, about 25 Celsius, with some rain forecast. And though it's grey and overcast and humid, here's proof that the day started as if someone had mixed the most vibrant colours and daubed them over the sky. The spire is the Arts Centre, which served as a terrific silhouette to offset the shades in the sky.

I commented:

Looks like Autumn in Melbourne is getting off to a beautiful start! Spring in Utah is struggling to find its way.

David, in true David fashion replied:

Hi Deborah,

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a link to a very interesting blogpost.

I've left a comment on your blog. Do keep me updated on your progress and even though I'm busy wrapping up another novel, I've always got time for fellow writers and bloggers.

Take care


Reprinted with permission from David McMahon's blog


  1. I came across David through his comments here on your blog. (And I found YOU through Eve’s blog.) He’s silver on the outside, ‘cause we just met, but you can tell he’s gold on the inside.

    When at last I shook off my laziness and visited his blog, I was like a kid in a candy store... the way he plays with words and shares his pictures… it’s great stuff.

    I’m so glad to share the blogosphere with y’all!

  2. David's like the Godfather in our blogging mafia.

  3. Bart, I am very new at this blog thing. I read your comments and David's. Glad I can join in and enjoy Debbie with you all.

  4. Dear Debbie, Craver, Bart-Man and Joanne,

    Wow - I'll just pick myself off the floor after that VERY pleasant surprise.

    It's not often that I'm lost for words, but I'm opening and closing my mouth like a trout and there ain't nuthin' coming out, no sound, no nothing.

    I'm speechless, but very grateful for your support and friendship.

    God bless you all


  5. I was so distracted there that I completely forgot to tell you (psssssst) to fix the spelling of ``firends''

    ... Or else Ross and Chandler and Phoebe, et al, will come after you

    Keep smiling


  6. Craver,

    I could not have said it better myself. You are another great new friend!

  7. Bart,

    David motivates us all to blog a little better. Not necessarily wiht a gun to our heads. But still he's very persuasive.

  8. David,

    Come on. Dust off and get up. Now you can get back to reading, writing and commenting on blogs!

  9. I was a Brownie too!

  10. I have something in my pocket it belongs across my face

    I keep it very close at hand in a most convenient place

    I'm sure you couldn't guess it if you guess a long long while

    I'll take it out and put it on

    It's a great big Brownie smile!

  11. Oh look, it's rodrigo the spamming Portuguese. Helping bloggers to put word verification up all over!

  12. Chewy,

    I had completely forgotten that song! Until now. And I thought I never forget anything.

    Great memories!!

  13. Bart,

    How did you know that was Portuguese and not Spanish? And how did you know how to spell Portuguese? I'm impressed.

    Oh, and Rodrigo is gone.

  14. I knew it was Portuguese because that's a common spam, and it's been identified as such. And knowing how to spell Portuguese is simply something I know.

  15. Bart,

    You are a fountain of knowledge.

  16. What a great post... it made me smile, just like David's comments make me smile.

    I met David when he responded to one of my messages on the blogger help group on google groups back in February. Can it be only 4 months ago?!

  17. I forgot to mention that I found your blog through David's Weekly Blog Awards!

  18. Stacy -

    David has been a true mentor to so many of us. I'm afraid eh gives me too much credit on the Blog Awards. It is fun to watch my blog go up and down along his ranking though.


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