Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Make Me a Hundred!

Come on folks, who is going to make me hundred?  

For months now my "members" icon has been stuck at 99.  WTF?  Oh I know it doesn't make a hill of beans difference who or how many folks "officially" follow me but it would be nice to break the "100" barrier.  You know ole anal Ron.

So come one folks, whose going to be the first follower of this almost ten year old blog to help me break the "100" barrier?  

You know what would be so cool?  To have one of those Anonymous trolls man up (and they're all men, that I am positive of) get some balls and expose themselves and put out there for the world to see that they're following my blog.  But you and I know that's not going to happen.  There are some things in this world that are certain.  And one of them being that the "Anonymous" trolls (as opposed to those nice people who are Anonymous but just prefer their privacy which I understand) would never but NEVER reveal themselves.  

So on this fine fall morning, with the bright sun shining through my home office window, I challenge you (and you) to become Number 100.  

And now below, one of my favorite all time Entrance scenes from the ball breaking first major movie to revolve around gay characters, "The Boys in the Band."  What does this have to do with my post today?  Absolutely nothing but I felt in the mood to revisit Harold's Entrance. I think I know why I like this scene so much, it's Harold's last line in which he says ". . . . before I get up the nerve to show my face to the world it's nobody's Goddamn business but my own, an how are you this evening?"  That's sort of my mission folks.  You either like me or you don't.  


Jon said...

I hope you get 100 soon, Ron - you certainly deserve it. 200 would be even better.
Unfortunately people sometimes stop following my blog because I "offend" them. Hell, I'm so adorable, how could I possibly be offensive? What I'd really like to have are more male readers and more gay ones. I think the only two gay guys who read my blog are you and Tony. For some reason unknown to me, I always seem to attract middle-aged farm ladies - - who politely tolerate my slutty stories about my Hollywood past.

Ubisofty said...

Hi Ron,I'm a 66 year old retired (gay) old troll from Ohio.Live with my partner of 21 years.
I have been following your blog for 2 or 3 years.Keep up the good work!
I want to have my moment of fame and be mentioned in history as being Ron's 100th.follower

Ron said...

You are adorable! I hear and understand your sometimes rants but I understand because so often I feel the same way. By the way, I have my fair share of the "ladies" following me. I've met some of them and they're very nice so I don't have any complaints. And if Tony and I are your only gay followers, that ain't bad because I think Tony is one cool guy. He rarely leaves a comment on my blog but I know he's out there and I appreciate him whether he comments or not. It's ironic but the best friend I've ever through my blog wasn't even a blog follower. He (Pat of course) just happened to see my picture on the Internet (testifying for marriage equality) and did research until he found my blog.
I can understand why you attract middle-aged farm ladies. You're hot, talented, smart, funny and VULNERABLE. They want to protect you Jon. (Smile).

Ron said...

Oh you're not a troll. To me the "trolls" are those who leave nasty comments on my blog, trying to get a reaction out of me. I don't get too many of then anymore. Maybe they gave up on me.
Thank you for following my blog. My roller coaster blog. You never know where I'm going to go with my postings. You're welcome to be my 100th follower. It hasn't happened yet but when it is I'll give you all the glory.

Postcard Cindy said...

Ron, I just joined, but might have missed out being #100. I love your blog and look forward to reading every update!

Cindy from Sonoma

anne marie in philly said...

cheese louise, I ain't a middle age farm lady, I am a city broad. most of my 42 followers are gay men (squeeeeee!).

Jon said...

Wow, you reached 100 very quickly - - congratulations!!!! And many thanks for your kind response to my comment. It's truly amazing how Pat "found" you, it was definitely fate. He's a very special person (and you are, too).

Believe it or not, I got an offer on my house today and I immediately accepted it. HOPEFULLY if all goes well I just might get out of Texas alive.

pat888 said...

Ron - Retired in Delaware is multi topical and consistently well written, in that easy going natural style of yours - so often tinged with wit and humorous attachments that I bet you've got waaaay more than 100 readers.


Ron said...

This is great news!!! I'm so excited! I hope this is the real deal now. I remember all too well the SEVEN false starts I had when I tried to sell my house. Keep us posted!

Ron said...

You did miss out on being my 100th follower but you can be 101. :)


Ron said...

You are always so kind and generous. No wonder everyone who knows you loves you.

Anonymous said...

I thought I was following, but I tried to again and got a server error. I'll try again later.

Peace <3

Tony said...

Hello all! I read both you, Ron, and Jon, and well as Spo and company. I don't comment on everything because honestly I won't say anything if I don't have anything to say. That doesn't mean that I don't enjoy the post! I have just 17 followers, and MAYBE get 2 comments on each post, but I will get an average of 100 views for each post, so there are a lot of folks reading out there and not commenting, which is fine with me. I write for people to read. The comment thing has always been a divisive issue for me. I don't need to be reassured at all, I would rather have a comment FURTHER the conversation, but to each his own. I have noticed how some bloggers, including you Jon, seem bothered if people don't comment, but personally, if I lived in the middle of nowhere West Texas I am sure I would be just as reliant on comments and reads as you are! However, I am glad that you both recognize that I read your posts, because I do, although I sometimes have a hard time keeping up with Ron and his voluminous output!

Final thought. Out of my 17 followers, there are half who I do not know. I am curious what makes these strangers interested in what I write. But I am glad that they are. By the way, Ron, I didn't realize I wasn't following you because you show up in my blogfeed, but I wasn't so now I am. Truth be told, I think you BOTH sometimes say some block-headed things, but I just don't let it bother me much, except when Ron starts talking about bisexuals! Ha!

Ron said...


I thought you were a follower already. I don't know why Blogger puts out that server error every now and then. I just ignore it. I'm over a hundred now anyway. I'll be good for another eight years.

Ron said...

I like you Tony! Of course I don't know what I'm talking about when I spout my opinion on bisexuals. How could I because I'm not a bisexual. It just seems to be you're either one way or another. But, I COULD be wrong. I'll at least admit that. Still, I think (most) bisexuals are a cop out. They're homosexuals who can have sex with a woman. That to me isn't a bisexual but just a gay guy who is fooling himself. But there I go again.
Of course I need that constance reassurance that my blog is read. In some areas I'm secure but in other areas I obviously am not. But I see where I've reached over a 100 followers so I'm a happy blogger now. At least for another eight years.

Always good to hear from you Tony.


Anonymous said...

You know I like your blog but I am alergic to social networking so I will stay on the dark side. Hope you get your 100 soon. Juan.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Ron. I love "The Boys in the Band" for all it's camp and hate and everything! Glad I was a generation or two past that s**t, though. Sadly, I've found most of those characters in modern gay life.
~~~ NB

Ron said...

Thank you so much for following my blog. I understand that some folks are "allergic to social networking" and that's fine. I got my 100 so I'm very happy now. Seems like I was stuck on 99 for months! Of such little things that make me happy.

Ron said...

I remember when I first saw "The Boy in the Band". It was at the Midtown Theater in downtown Philadelphia, immediately across the street from the bank where I worked. I was very nervous going into that movie, afraid someone from work would see me and pin point that I was "one of THEM" and thus my banking career would come to an end. Oh how things have changed. I loved "The Boys in the Band" because it reflected what I saw in my real life. It was the first movie that depicted gay men as I knew them. It's a shame that all of the gay men in that movie eventually died of AIDS related illnesses. So ironic.

Ur-spo said...

I want to be a troll now; I am tired of being an old fairy.

Ron said...

Dr. Spo,
If we live long enough, we all morph into Old Faries.