Thank You For Reading My Blog. Here Are a Few Things You Should Know.

As part of my ongoing quest to make this blog as confusing as possible, I’ve changed servers again, moving it back to wordpress.com. If you see anything strange, please leave a comment or send mail to info@unlikelyexplanations.com to let me know. I’m especially interested in strange things about this blog — missing images, etc. — but really, feel free to tell me about anything strange you notice anywhere.

This is not a cat blog; however, I sometimes add gratuitous cat pictures to posts that have nothing to do with cats. This is one of those times.

Gratuitous cat picture

Gratuitous cat picture

Take everything you read here with a large grain of salt, unless you have high blood pressure, in which case you should take everything you read here with a large grain of salt substitute, unless you’re allergic to salt substitute.

This blog accepts no responsibility for any adverse reactions you may or may not have to any salt or salt substitute you consume while reading this blog.

Some of the posts here were written by my cats. You can generally tell by the writing style: the cats tend to use words like “mncmnzlmxhfb” or ” srassrfmn” more frequently than I do. If you have trouble understanding one of the cat-authored posts, you’re not alone. Google Translate is useless for this.

I have instituted a new comment policy. It’s available as a link in the menu above, but since this is a full-service blog, I’m including it in its entirety here…

Comments are strongly encouraged! I’d love to read your opinions and stories. Please just follow these simple guidelines:

I don’t moderate comments (other than spam), but I get a lot of spam, and I don’t always check my spam queue. If you try to add a comment and it didn’t appear immediately, please use the contact form to let me know I need to fish it out of the queue.

If I don’t know you and you leave a comment that’s just a generic compliment, I’ll probably assume it’s spam and delete it. This is especially true if you use words like “informative” to describe one of my posts.

Comments absolutely must be on topic! Not necessarily the topic of the post you’re commenting on, of course, but they need to be on some topic.

I sometimes post pictures of my cats on this blog. Comments referring to my cat pictures must contain at least one of the following words: adorable, cute, sweet, beautiful, charming, exquisite, or delightful.

Comments must be written in iambic pentameter.

Comments must be signed with your full name, email address, home address, phone number, and the names and addresses of three character references. Or you can just make up a name and leave the rest of those fields blank.

Before you hit the “send” button to post your comment, please stop for a moment and ask yourself, where did I leave my keys?

Comments involving embarrassing stories are always welcome, unless those stories are about me.

If you’ve been getting Unlikely Explanations posts in email, you should have received a message from WordPress with a subject line like “Laura invited you to follow Unlikely Explanations”. If you want to continue getting these emails, please click on the “accept invitation” link in the mail (or click on one of the “follow” buttons on this page).

39 comments on “Thank You For Reading My Blog. Here Are a Few Things You Should Know.

  1. I have several embarrassing moments involving an exquisite cat, does that qualify?? Welcome back to wordpress!

  2. Reggie says:

    I’m not sure how to leave comments on your blog, now that I’m required to write them in iambic pentameter… Perhaps you could provide us with some samples, just so that we can start getting a feel for what they’re supposed to look and sound like?

    • Laura says:

      Thank you for stopping by my blog today.
      I think my rules are fair and crystal clear.
      But I won’t really force you to obey
      The ones that you find overly severe.

  3. Elyse says:

    Welcome back to Word Press — I “liked” this — and I am commenting. Whoo-hoo!

  4. Snoring Dog Studio says:

    I can’t do iambic pentameter this early in the morning. I could barely spell it. Your post was quite informative. Always happy to see the dancing Reeses girls. Glad you’re back on WP!

  5. You don’t leave your cats typing for long enough. If you had an infinite number of cats typing for an infinite amount of time, your blog would be positively Shakespearean.

    • Laura says:

      I thought about getting an infinite number of cats, but I was afraid that any more than four adult cats would make me officially a crazy cat lady. And there’s no way I’d be able to think up an infinite number of cat names.

  6. Nice to have you back on WordPress.com – makes it much easier for your readers too. Love the photo of the grey tiger!

  7. Gail Pearlman says:

    Help! I want to continue receiving these emails, but I didn’t get an “invitation” email, nor can I find a “follow” button in this email.

    Gail

    • Laura says:

      I knew I was leaving something out. Some people who subscribed long enough ago don’t need to resubscribe (if you got this post in email, you fall into that category). I put you on the invitation list, but the invitation system is clever enough not to send email to people who are already subscribed.

  8. Nothing too strange to report…
    other than that one dude with the b/w avatar lurking around.

  9. Holly Folly says:

    I bet WordPress is sitting in the shadows, rubbing it’s hands together and smiling over your return. It knew you could not stay away forever. WordPress, kinda evil.

  10. My comment policy is basically, “Pleeeeeeeease leave a comment! Pleeeeeease!” It’s very dignified.

  11. List of X says:

    Welcome back. It’s adorable, delightful and sweet to have you and your cats back. Also, it’s very refreshing to be able to just “like” a post after every witty comment that could be said was already posted by one previous 20 commenters.

  12. Emily Heath says:

    You crack me up. Love, sdsahjdhjdhasjkdh and weriorieoriwer

  13. What an informative post!

    Wait…I wasn’t supposed to use that word, was I? Doh! I always break under pressure.

  14. Dana says:

    Welcome back to WP! Phew– I like having things feel familiar again.
    Would you settle for comments written as haikus? Iambic pentameter isn’t my strong suit.

  15. Queen Gen says:

    One time my cat tried to help me with my homework. Sadly she didn’t just write things in that strange cat language that no one understands (which I could’ve totally deleted). Instead she managed to change my printer settings so that all the print instructions were in German. And I couldn’t figure out how to change it back because all the help menu information was also in German.

  16. pegoleg says:

    Welcome Home!

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    • Laura says:

      The weirdly inappropriate synonyms, the use of the word “weblog” — it’s almost like you’ve seen this kind of comment before.

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  18. Gini says:

    Love the gratuitous cat pic because your cat totally appears to be impersonating a “laser cat” a la “Saturday Night Live”! Apologies for lack of iambic pentameter– please don’t smite me with your laser cat!

  19. Was your cat having a staring contest with someone? Those eyes remind me of ‘The Hood’ in Thunderbirds.

    • Laura says:

      He might have been — he’s looking in the general direction of a tree outside the living-room window; squirrels have been known to climb that tree.

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