1. Friday, July 26, 2002

    guest blogger: Dawn Olsen 

    Truth, Lies and Digitalcams

    First there was�.

    Dawn: Wow, I..can�t..believe..I..am..talking..to..Warren Zevon!!

    WarrenZevon: What was your name again?

    Dawn: Dawn. Do you have a blog? I bet it would be so cool if you did.

    WarrenZevon: A what? Hey could you, um, give me a little more personal space please.

    Dawn: Sure, sorry about that. Wow, I..can�t..believe..I..am..talking..to..Warren Zevon!!

    WarrenZevon: What was your name again?

    Dawn: Uh, Dawn?

    And of course�.

    Dawn: Matt�Welch. Wow, I..can�t..believe..I..am..talking..to..Matt Welch!!

    Matt: Um, yes you are. How are you doing?

    Dawn: Really great. You are just as cute in person.

    Matt: Um, thanks? And you too. (looking around feverishly for Emmanuelle)

    Dawn: Matt�Welch. Wow, I..can�t..believe..I..am..talking..to..Matt Welch!!

    Matt: Hey, it�s great meeting you too. I think I see Doc Searles, talk to you later.

    Dawn: Ok, bye Matt.


    Dawn: Tony Pierce. Wow, I..can�t..believe..I..am..standing..next..to..Tony Pierce!!

    Tony: Hi Dawn. It�s really nice to meet you.

    Dawn: [gawks obnoxiously]

    Tony: I really enjoy yours and Eric�s blog.

    Dawn: [still gawking]

    Tony: Okay, I am going to go and talk to some girls now. Great meeting you.

    Dawn: [still gawking] can�t�speak�too�stunned.

    Then another�.

    Dawn: So you are Nigel Dick. What do you do?

    Nigel: Oh, just some video stuff, probably nothing you have heard of.

    Dawn: Try me?

    Nigel: I don�t really like to talk about work.

    Dawn: Come on, please, just a hint. Anything on MTV?

    Nigel: Maybe. Oh, looks like the pizza is here. Boy am I hungry. Nice talking to you.

    Dawn: Bye Nigel.

    Can�t forget�.

    Dawn: So Os, do you have a blog too?

    Os: Nope, just hosting and technical stuff.

    Dawn: Wow.. you host and know technical stuff. YOU ARE SO COOL.

    Os: Sure. If you say so.

    Dawn: So why don�t you have a blog? I bet it would be SO COOL.

    Os: Just not interested.

    Dawn: You really need to get a blog, it would be so COOL. I will blog about you and everything.

    Os. Um, maybe. I have to use the restroom, nice chatting with you.

    Dawn: Oh.My.Gawd. I..Can�t..Believe..I..Talked..To..Os!

    As you might expect�.

    Madison: So you are Dawn Olsen of Up Yours. I love the name of your site. I have always thought that was a really funny name, you know, if you are having a bad day you can just say �Up Yours.

    Dawn: [staring and thinking, �um she is really pretty and I saw Eric staring at her and he was checking out her butt.�]

    Madison: [some other witty and funny stuff, being polite and nice]

    Dawn: [more internal dialogue, �This girl is really smart, Eric said so. What�s his fucking problem? Always the pretty, blonde, skinny ones. I feel kind of drunk and wobbly. Is that pizza over there?]

    Madison: Well it was nice chatting with you. Love that site name.

    Dawn: You too, I�ll check yours out. [and keep a freaking eye on you girly]

    Somewhere between drunk and loaded�.

    Dawn: So who the hell are you [slurring words and touching people a little too much]

    Martin: Martin Devon

    Dawn: And�.?

    Martin: PatioPundit

    Dawn: Oh, yeah, I know who you are. You are that Patio guy. I like your blog.

    Martin: I like yours too, irreverent humor.

    Dawn: [did he just say I was irrelevant or something? Where did I leave that glass of wine]

    Martin: Nice to meet you, keep up the good work.

    Dawn: [did he just say I was a jerk?]


    Eric: So Dawn, are you having a good time? I can�t believe all the great bloggers in one room. This is just so much fun.

    Dawn: [sighs heavily] Ken Layne�s not here.

    Eric: Yeah, that kind of sucks. Oh well, all these other great people are here.

    Dawn: I know it�s great, they are all so nice. But Ken�s not here. I wonder why?

    Eric: Maybe he was busy. Don�t worry about it. We�ll meet him some day.

    Dawn: I don�t think Ken likes me.

    Eric: Probably. [looking around] Hey, um, my drinks empty, talk to you later.

    Dawn: Okay bye Eric

    Dawn: Wow..I..can�t..believe..I..just..talked..to..Eric Olsen.

    thinking: kate sullivan should write every day