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I have been blogging here at Wizbang for almost five years.

I have written almost 4,000 articles.

I have collected almost 80,000 comments on those articles. (Excluding spam, contest entries, and my own comments.)

And it appears I will not reach any of those landmarks.

Last week, I was contacted by Sam Munson, the online editor of Commentary Magazine's blog, Contentions, about becoming a contributor. I was flattered as hell, and Sam and I had a good talk about what it would entail. Naturally, there were some strings attached:

1) I would only write about subjects that the readership of the magazine would find interesting.

2) I would have to give up my anonymity.

3) I would have to commit to them exclusively.

4) I would have to submit my articles to an editor for review before publishing.

I thought about it a while, consulted with numerous friends, and in the end made the very hard decision to accept Sam's offer -- only after I spoke with Kevin and told him about the offer, and how I was inclined to accept it.

Leaving Wizbang is one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. While I've only been a writer for less than five years, it was over five years ago that I first started posting comments here and winning the caption contest on a regular basis. Indeed, I often boast that my blogging career is built on a base of fart jokes.

And now I'm a regular contributor to the online version of Commentary.

I have nothing but praise for my colleagues here at Wizbang. Kevin nominally put me in charge of them, but that almost never meant anything. (Hell, half the time Kevin changed my title, he didn't bother to tell me about it or what it meant -- I'd just notice that at some point the masthead had changed.) They are as fine a group of writers, thinkers, and people as I have ever been privileged to work with, and I shall miss them all dearly.

Even more importantly, I will miss you, the readers. I have always measured the success of my work in the reactions of others, and it has been your comments -- both in quality and quantity -- that has affirmed when I have said something right. (Or let me know when I've done something wrong, as is far too often the case.) And while I have always written to please myself, I have always held two criteria before I publish: 1) is this something I find interesting? and 2) can I make it interesting to the readers? I haven't always succeeded, but it's been your constant responses that have helped me improve that over the years.

I have made some wonderful friends through the years here at Wizbang. I know I run the risk of slighting some, but here are just a few of the bloggers I have had the distinct pleasure of knowing and dealing with:

Meryl Yourish

Laurence Simon

Rob Port

Will Franklin

Scott and Ellen

Jay and Deb

Giacomo

Bruce

Suzy Rice

Professor Chaos

And retired bloggers LT SMASH and Jeff Harrell.

Also, I don't intend to make a clean break of things. I am leaving as an author, but intend to pop by every now and then and leave comments as the spirit moves me. Hell, maybe I'll see if I can reclaim my earlier title as king of the captions. Probably not, as I'm both rusty as hell and the competition's a hell of a lot fiercer now, but it could be fun to try.

When I first started blogging, I was amazed at how naturally it came to me. It seemed that I had been waiting all my life for technology to catch up with me, to create the perfect venue for me to express my talents and conceal my limitations. I have a face for radio, a voice for print, and an attention span of a gnat. Only now can I express my thoughts in a written medium that allows for almost instantaneous feedback..

Moving on to Contentions is a hell of a big step, and it's a step up. But I wouldn't have gotten there without all you folks.

Mostly, especially, above all else, Kevin Aylward. Four years and nine months ago, he took a chance and entrusted his site to eight people while he took paternity leave -- one of whom was me. At the time, I wondered if I'd be able to come up with one or two articles a week. I shoulda known that once I got rolling, I'd never shut up. Thanks again, Kevin -- you gave me a break (well, truth to tell, several), and I will forever be grateful and remember who gave me my shot.

(And in case things don't work out, I'll be back with hat in hand.)

Thanks again, folks. It's been an absolutely incredible experience -- and I know it's only beginning.

J. G. Thayer

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Well, congratulations one y... (Below threshold)
lowmal:

Well, congratulations one your move and "promotion"!

It is, however, very hard for me to be happy, for you are a main reason I've enjoyed this site for many years..

You've been an inspiration and a good read..

Take care of yourself.

Shawn

Well, you usually made Wizb... (Below threshold)

Well, you usually made Wizbang interesting for me, personally, so I have to thank you for that. Good luck.

Sad to see you go Jay, cong... (Below threshold)
Chip:

Sad to see you go Jay, congratulations and good luck. Thanks for all the great work.

Congratulations Jay. You ar... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Congratulations Jay. You are by far the best blogger here, imho. Sounds like you can at least start collecting a payday for your efforts. Can't blame you for that. You will be missed.

Jay,You will be mi... (Below threshold)
Wordygirl:

Jay,

You will be missed tremendously. With all due respect to your co-bloggers, your commentary was the reason Wizbang became a bookmark on my toolbar. Your thought often seemed to mirror my own, and in many cases you made me reconsider my positions on issues because of your oh-so-reasonable arguments.

Thankfully, I also have Contentions as a bookmark, so we're all good.

Congratulations, Jay. I'll... (Below threshold)

Congratulations, Jay. I'll miss your insight and wit. Best of luck to you.

Jay,Thanks for the... (Below threshold)
geo Author Profile Page:

Jay,

Thanks for the memories. Gratz to you.

Congratulations, thank you ... (Below threshold)

Congratulations, thank you and God speed Jay.

I will sincerely miss you around here. No offense to the others here, you are without a doubt my favorite author and the main reason I became a regular reader.

I hope the future is always bright for you. You have a talent which needs to be shared with the world.

Our loss is Commentary's ga... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

Our loss is Commentary's gain (especially Contentions), Jay. Congratulations on your well-deserved recognition.

So ... who gets the keys to the Troll-Crusher?

I'll miss reading your cont... (Below threshold)
Tammy:

I'll miss reading your contributions here, but I'm so happy for you, Jay. Congratulations on your new endeavor and I wish you lots of success. Please do come back and visit us from time to time.

Congratultions and best wis... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

Congratultions and best wishes Jay!

You did an admirable job. Y... (Below threshold)
OLDPUPPYMAX:

You did an admirable job. You'll be missed. Best of luck.

*sigh*Well, o.k... b... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

*sigh*
Well, o.k... but the rubber duckie stays.

Best of luck, Jay.

Oh yeah, you cannot ... (Below threshold)
Clay:

Oh yeah, you cannot take the duck.

Best of luck to you, Jay. You will be sorely missed.

Jay, it has been a pleasure... (Below threshold)
Joanne Author Profile Page:

Jay, it has been a pleasure reading your posts over the past several years. You will be missed. Wishing you the best of luck and much success in your new venture.

Jay,I've been read... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Jay,

I've been reading Wizbang for (I think) a little bit longer than you've been an author here.

You may not have been the reason I came here, but you are certainly one of the big reasons I stuck around.

Congrats to you! You will be missed here. I will look you up over there.

-syb

I have gone through the pre... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I have gone through the presidential election with no problems emotionally.

I have gone and am going through the economical chaos now and handling it quite well.

JT informs me he is leaving Wizbang, and I am having a hard time accepting this.

JT, you are like an old friend I use only when I want to. I so look forward to your daily postings. As a commenter above already said, your thoughts are mostly in line with mine. I enjoy your humor, your pithiness, and even your patience for me and other commenters that I know must have tried your patience a time or two.

In all sincerity, I wish you the very best of luck in your new endeavour. Keep informing. You are very good at imparting your reasoning. ww

JT, Put more than a soupcon... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

JT, Put more than a soupcon of Gravitas in your first Contentions submission. That way, when the editors find out about That Duck, you can blame it on back medication and that you are seeing an Taoist acupuncturist and life is so much clearer now.

Jay, congratulations, you d... (Below threshold)
D-Hoggs:

Jay, congratulations, you deserve it! Talk about bittersweet though. Your writings are without a doubt the reason I've come to Wizbang first thing every morning, and then all throughout the day, for the past 4+ years. You will be sorely missed! Thank you for all of your hard work.

Jay, your gift is being rec... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Jay, your gift is being recognized and I wish you well in your endeavors. We all will look forward to you in your new format.

Well, that puts a whole new... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Well, that puts a whole new spin on things around here now doesn't it...

Congratulations! You are one of the most reasoned writers across blogs that I read on a daily basis and you have seldom disappointed with your articles. I may not agree with them sometimes but I didn't come here to be in an echo chamber. I will miss seeing your post's.

Good luck with your new endeavors and don't be a stranger.

Good luck at the new digs, ... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Good luck at the new digs, Jay. You got me reading Wizbang more regularly than any other source of conservative information on the intertubez.

Go get yourself some of that intahnet money! :)

JT,congrats,good luck and G... (Below threshold)
1903A3:

JT,congrats,good luck and God speed.reading you all this time has expanded my gray matter and for that I thank you!

Godspeepd Jay Tea...You've ... (Below threshold)
Adrienne:

Godspeepd Jay Tea...You've earned your place at Contentions...Guess we'll have to come over and visit you there...

Thanks for all your hard work...It's be our pleasure...

Damn Jay. I'm happy for yo... (Below threshold)
AJ:

Damn Jay. I'm happy for you, but will miss your writing. Wizbang won't be the same without you.

Well I suppose I'll have to... (Below threshold)
Parthenon:

Well I suppose I'll have to add contentions to the list and occasionally go snipe at you over there.

So long as you continue har... (Below threshold)
Parthenon:

So long as you continue harassing OW, I have no complaints. :)

Wow, has it been that long?... (Below threshold)
jaymaster:

Wow, has it been that long? I remember when you wrote your first "real" post here.

You dropped out of the caption contests, and I actually started winning a few for a change!

Best wishes, and keep on keeping on, man!!!

Want to add my heartfelt co... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Want to add my heartfelt congratulations also. I will miss your morning posts here. I'll be putting your new digs on my links list.

As soon as I grokked where ... (Below threshold)
MichaelC:

As soon as I grokked where this posting was headed, the first thought that came to mind was, "Oh crap, there goes the neighborhood."

Wizbang has been my first and most lengthy stop on the internet each day (some days the only stop) since early '04 and your column is the reason. Wizbang may belong to Kevin, and be flavored by all the fantastic people who contribute their ideas and analysis herein, but for me, this place always smells like J.Tea. Your departure will produce a very noticeable......I was going to say hole but that's not it..... there's just going to be a sense of something not quite right around here for some time to come.

Thanks for all that I've learned from you, for all the entertainment, and too, for the moments of wise restraint interrupted by outbursts of pure ferocity when finally, like all of us have sometimes done, you lost patience with the "Invaders" who creep into our gathering place with bad intentions.

I will be reading your work at your new location but still, there's a sense of loss in my heart, as I've come to think of this blog as a sort of psychic home, a gathering of people whose wisdom and candor has always made me feel comfortable even when the joint was under attack.

God bless you in all your pursuits Jay. In this one, you have done brilliantly and acquitted yourself with honor.

I have to agree with many o... (Below threshold)

I have to agree with many of the comments already here. You are the reason I read Wizbang. I will continue to read, of course, but you were the reason it became my "first blog of the day".

I am happy for you, but sad for myself.

Congratulations!

Congratulations! (and now ... (Below threshold)

Congratulations! (and now I'm off to bookmark your new digs.)

Aww Jay! *sob* You can't le... (Below threshold)

Aww Jay! *sob* You can't leave me! You're my second most favoritist writer on all the blogosphere! (Second only to my fiance! Right up there with Bill Whittle ... man, that's a tough call!) Anyway, I will admit that I fell just a little in love with you over the years and posts. It's been like you're in my head, writing all my thoughts and making sense when I am unable to do so myself.

I look forward to following you at your new digs, but I have to admit, it will lose a little something there ...

Jay, you know that we've ha... (Below threshold)

Jay, you know that we've had some big differences on issues, but what the heck. I still respect you as a writer and good luck to you.

And I absolutely believe in one thing you once told me, that you're a better writer than I am. And your invitation well proves that fact.

The best of luck to you old friend. I've always had respect for you, even when I was having a little fun pulling your string just a little for laughs during a heated Email exchange we once had. But I never really got mad at you, as much as we might have disagreed on some issues that were close to my core set of values.

You're still a pretty good guy in my book even if we don't agree on very many things. You've never been my enemy by any means, but a very worthy writer who simply holds views different than mine. And I'm adult enough to respect that fact.

Good luck and God bless you.

We have our disagreements J... (Below threshold)
mantis:

We have our disagreements Jay, but you've always been an intelligent and interesting writer, and it has been your presence that has kept me coming back to antagonize for so long.

And with that, I think I'll follow you right out the door. Later, Wizbangers. May peace and prosperity find you all.

Thanks for all of the work... (Below threshold)

Thanks for all of the work you have done, your insights often gave me another needed perspective. Go and Break the proverbial Leg.

Good luck with your new blo... (Below threshold)
Bob:

Good luck with your new blog job! I've enjoyed reading your posts and admit that you have consistently been my favorite Wizbang author. I'll miss your contributions but I believe every person has a right and duty to do what they believe is in their own interest so long as it does not infringe the rights of others. I might even drop in at your new site for a look around. All my best.

I've enjoyed your work, you... (Below threshold)

I've enjoyed your work, your enthusiasm, your good humor and Mr. Duckie.
Best of luck in the new gig.

Congrats!!!!! We'll miss y... (Below threshold)
Jo:

Congrats!!!!! We'll miss you!

:)

Best of luck, Jay... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

Best of luck, Jay

Aw, f***, really?O... (Below threshold)

Aw, f***, really?

OK, initial reaction aside, there's not a soul who isn't happy for you and your new and well-earned and well-deserved position, Jay Tea. But there's no getting around that we're all incredibly bummed, too. With all respect to the other authors, your commentary was THE reason why I started coming to Wizbang some 4 years ago now (I think that's been that long).

I'll miss your dry humor, and your conscientious, intelligent and articulate writing on myriad issues. (Secretly, I think some of us wish we had 1/8th the writing talent you do. Or maybe it's just me.)

Oh well, enough of the maudlin crappola. Cheers and many best wishes on your new writing endeavor and to keeping everyone else on their toes and thinking!

Goodbye and good luck Jay, ... (Below threshold)
Mike:

Goodbye and good luck Jay, and congratulations on making it to the top of the blogosphere. Most of us will never achieve that, so you are to be rightly commended.

Which leaves me thinking ... there will be an authorship spot open here now, won't there ...?

Thanks for all you've writt... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Thanks for all you've written, Jay - this place ain't gonna be the same without you!

I have enjoyed you for seve... (Below threshold)
sjh:

I have enjoyed you for several years, Jay. Good luck and best wishes.

It sure is good to... (Below threshold)

It sure is good to see another articulate, common-sense blogger move on up. First Roger Simon goes Pajamas. Then Captain Ed heats up the air. Now J Tea contends as JG Thayer at Commentary.

I'm glad to have ever more confirmation that I have had good taste in blog sites to comment on. I will miss you here, but will bookmark you on Commentary.

Good luck and God Speed JT or JGT, whichever you prefer.

Congratulations, and best o... (Below threshold)
apb:

Congratulations, and best of luck! Yer mad writin' skillz will sorely be missed here.

Jay, while I disagreed with... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Jay, while I disagreed with you a great deal, your writing was always thoughtful, and you always at least explained the (perceived) rationality on which your point of view was based. That made it more inviting and interesting to respond, and I dare say those have been rare traits among Wizbang authors. Good luck to you.

Congratulations, Jay. Every... (Below threshold)
brainy435:

Congratulations, Jay. Every ending is a new beginning.

Jay Tea, you have a gift. ... (Below threshold)

Jay Tea, you have a gift. Congratulations on your new assignment, you deserve it. I'm going to miss you and your articles, even if I never got the joke about The Duck. BTW, your real name is definitely a writer's name. You fulfilled your destiny in that regard.

I'll check you out at your new digs, although I'll be sad you're leaving here. Best wishes.

Wow, it's been five years a... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

Wow, it's been five years already? Damn YOU are getting old!

You will be in good company over there, and I just know all the time you spent captioning has only served to sharpen your skills in competition. Your time here has broaden your horizons.

There is no doubt that you will rise to the challenges ahead.

I look forward to checking in on your efforts.

All the very best to you.

I forgot to mention in my e... (Below threshold)
MichaelC:

I forgot to mention in my earlier post that it was of great interest to me to see you your actual name, though somewhat abbreviated still, at the end of your post.

And so Mr. Thayer, once again, Godspeed. Most of us will, I'm sure, continue to read your words wherever you might be posting them.

I forgot to mention in my e... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

I forgot to mention in my earlier post ... that since I figure it's about 4 1/2 years I AM YOUNGER THAN YOU! ! !

Bwaaaaah.

/me salutes... (Below threshold)

/me salutes

Jay,Your posts hav... (Below threshold)
RB:

Jay,

Your posts have been the primary reason for my constant refreshes of Wizbangs feeds.

Fortunately, Commentary's blog is also one of my regular RSS visits...look forward to reading you over there.

The thirty at the end is a ... (Below threshold)

The thirty at the end is a very nice touch. I never knew what that was until about 15 years ago when my great grandfather died. When that happened, my great grandmother needed a copy of her birth certificate from Idaho. We sent a letter, and received a letter back that there was no "Margaret Kroll" born on that day, in that county. We sent more letters, made phone calls, even sent family to research, and never could find her birth certificate. Then she remembered something ... "They used to call me Thirty when I was little" We sent a letter asking for the birth certificate of "Thirty Kroll" and lo-and-behold, they sent it back.

Turns out, her father was a typesetter. She had eight brothers and sisters, and she was a "surprise" child. Old grandpa Kroll decided that was enough, and named her thirty, to signify the end.

When Thirty went to school, they asked her name. "Thirty," she replied. The teacher told her that was a number, not a name, and that she needed to ask her mommy what her real name was. "Tell them it's Margaret." and she was known as Margaret ever since. Margaret is on her marriage certificate, which is how she got a social security card, and a driver's license. It wasn't until she was in her 80's that we learned her real name.

I will miss reading your stories here Jay. You were my favorite, and the single writer that kept me reading Wizbang! blog. I am very sad to see you go.

I'm going to miss having my... (Below threshold)
scmommy:

I'm going to miss having my morning coffee while reading your observations! Congrats and Good Luck!

Jay, I... (Below threshold)
Stephen Hugli:

Jay,


I remember finding Wizbang several years ago and enjoyed about every article you published. While I am sad to see you go, I am glad that you got a BUMP up in the proverbial Blogging world. So, my hat is off to you Jay and best of luck in all your future endeavors.

A Satisfied Wizbang Reader,

Stephen Hugli

Nice to meet you Mr. Thayer... (Below threshold)

Nice to meet you Mr. Thayer. It has been a pleasure reading your work here.

Congratulations on the move.

I guess my list of bookmarks is going to have to get one more entry.

Oh, noooooo! I have really... (Below threshold)
kevino:

Oh, noooooo! I have really enjoyed your writing over the years. WizBang won't be the same without you. Congratulations on your new gig. You deserve it: you've been writing great stuff for a long time. Good luck, and take care.

Between the economy, McCain... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Between the economy, McCain losing/Obama winning and now this, I can't decide which is more depressing. On the one hand I wish you the best of luck Mr. Thayer. But I am going to miss Jay Tea here at Wizbang.

It's time that your outstanding writing got some deserved attention. Down the line when you've gotten your Pulitzer Prize, we'll all be able to say we knew that guy when he was just Jay Tea.

P.S. Don't let Lee Ward try to take credit for banning you.

Though a newer regular read... (Below threshold)
Dos:

Though a newer regular reader... I will be missing you but wanted to give you a hearty Congratulations and best wishes in your new endeavor.

I have enjoyed Wizbang and your articles very much.

Jay,Congratulation... (Below threshold)
Kenny:

Jay,

Congratulations and best wishes!


JT,Best wishes, you ... (Below threshold)
Yogurt:

JT,
Best wishes, you will be missed here..

You deserve to spread your ... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

You deserve to spread your wings and try something new even though we'll miss you here.
Best of luck and thanks for all your work over the years.

Congratulations. Good luck... (Below threshold)

Congratulations. Good luck and good fortune. You will be sorely missed.

Good for you, Jay. It's ab... (Below threshold)

Good for you, Jay. It's about time someone other than us peons recognized your talent. With the new job, I haven't even been able to check in on Wizbang as much as I'd like, but I'll be checking in on you as often as possible at your new digs.

Thanx for your always thoughtful and honest commentary. You been a bright light at times, shining on common sense and reason.

I think maybe once (maybe n... (Below threshold)
JFO:

I think maybe once (maybe not, the more I think about it) I've agreed with your position on an issue. But I've always admired your writing skills. I wish you well Jay Tea and I hope you write a novel some day about a naval ship. I might even pay money for it - nah what am I thinking?

Bye Jim... (Below threshold)

Bye Jim

Of course I have to concur ... (Below threshold)
Candy:

Of course I have to concur with everyone above - thanks for the memories! I knew you long before Wizbang and I'll know you long after - looking forward to "visiting" you in your new home - and in honor of your new position, I will not subject you to peas on Thanksgiving! Bring the duck - I think he needs a good spin in the washing machine.

Congratulations Jay. Good ... (Below threshold)

Congratulations Jay. Good luck and hope you prosper with your new opportunity.

Tim B.

I'm one of the new guys. I'... (Below threshold)
Tom:

I'm one of the new guys. I've only been following Whizbang and you since June. I've especially enjoyed your work, and in fact you are the main draw as far as I'm concerned.

Rest assured every subject you have addressed you have made interesting - at least for me.

Good luck. I'll miss you here. But I'll catch you over there.

I have enjoyed your work fo... (Below threshold)
Aubrey:

I have enjoyed your work for several years. Congratulations and best of luck.

Great publication and great... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Great publication and great opportunity, Jay.

All the best to you.

Good luck /SALUTE<... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Good luck

/SALUTE


Adding to the congrats, Jay... (Below threshold)
Wanderlust:

Adding to the congrats, Jay. I quietly noted your financial struggles over the years you posted here (having endured my own share of those) and hoped that your work on this blog would allow you new career options at some point.

Well done, even if you did once skewer a post I made by comparing it to the "profit" line from Southpark :)

-Wanderlust

JayHall Pass denie... (Below threshold)

Jay

Hall Pass denied.

You can't do this. Can you?

Please tell Podhoretz that Commentary was the last print pub I cancelled and that only one remains...WSJ.

Oh well, I'll grudgingly bookmark you next to Rubin for the morning update.

Seriously, congratulations for your move to Commentary, and many thanks for the hard work and wisdom you have contributed here at Wizbang.

One of the things I've learned from reading your many posts here at Wizbang is this: everyone has an opinion, but even the most well thought out opinions require an editor. Rare is the opinionist that can write well consistently and be their own editor. You have done that, Jay.


Good luck! I've always loo... (Below threshold)

Good luck! I've always looked forward to your posts, so hopefully I'll be able to keep up with your writing in the future.

Jay,Congratulation... (Below threshold)
Greg:

Jay,

Congratulations and good luck to you. I have really enjoyed your posts over the last few years.


HOLY CRAP!!! Congrats Jay, ... (Below threshold)
Knightbrigade:

HOLY CRAP!!! Congrats Jay, we agree on an amazing number of things. It was always fun to watch you communicate those positions in the most interesting and entertaining fashion.

So now with the great crew of writers here on the "normal" side of Wizbang things will go on, but you will be missed. I'll check you out at the new diggs.

Take care my man, take care.

As for the current crew of Wizbang writers, will it be a cage match for the troll hammer OR bathing suit contest?!!


JayTea, While I ... (Below threshold)

JayTea,

While I rarely commented, I thoroughly enjoyed many, if not all, of your posts, and you were one of the writers here that routinely had me coming back for more. While I am sad to see you leave, good luck and Godspeed in your future endeavors.

We will certainly miss you!... (Below threshold)
Bill M:

We will certainly miss you!!

Rock on, JayTea! I will def... (Below threshold)
John Irving:

Rock on, JayTea! I will definitely be reading your new material at your new digs.

Congratulations, Jay. I loo... (Below threshold)
jdgjtr:

Congratulations, Jay. I looked forward to reading you in Wizbang, along with Paul and Kevin when I first hooked up on the internet (and this blogging thing). You richly deserve your promotion. Will this let you have more time for your USS Manchester novel?

Hey, "Jay Tea," the feeling... (Below threshold)
-S-:

Hey, "Jay Tea," the feelings are mutual. As also about Kevin.

I have just imported the BIRD (my blog) contents to WordPress so I have to now sort out all the links and settings and then redesign the site, so I can't approve the Trackback you sent to the previous URL for BIRD (published previously using MovableType -- the file extensions have now changed with the publishing platform change).

The great thing today is that none of us is out of touch unless we want to be, what with the internet so saturated with opportunities for contact. I hope you'll register and comment sometime at BIRD (give me just a few more days to sort things out) (I'll be offering User Registration there now, starting next week) and I wish you immense success at your new position with "Contentions" - they are very fortunate to now have you.

Congratulations, Jay Tea, b... (Below threshold)
sarahconnor2:

Congratulations, Jay Tea, but...sniff...

Best regards, Jay Tea. I kn... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

Best regards, Jay Tea. I know you'll do well.

Awww man....Grats ... (Below threshold)
suhnami:

Awww man....

Grats and good luck to you! :)

suhnami

Awesome! And thanks for th... (Below threshold)
Jay:

Awesome! And thanks for the mention. It's a shame things have been so lame over there, so not much for the folks you sent over to see.

We'll MISS you.You... (Below threshold)
lunacy:

We'll MISS you.

You should come up with another anonymous handle and still post essays here.

Work out a deal to make it agreeable to CM.

And, congrats, btw.

L

Break a Leg.... (Below threshold)
epador:

Break a Leg.

Well that sucks.Go... (Below threshold)
max:

Well that sucks.

Good luck J. G.




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