Friday, April 13, 2007

you can exchange the gift if you want to

One of the best things about the world of blogging is the people you randomly "meet". You can start off at one blog and end up somewhere else (sometimes/often?) without knowing how you ever got there. You read a lil bit about what's going on in someone else's life and you get drawn in by the way they express themselves. You find their words or pictures strike a chord and so you check out their interests/favourite movies, music n books etc to learn a bit more. If they don't have a pic of themselves you begin to create your own vision/version of them in your head. You leave comments on their blog and they respond. You both reveal things about yourself that perhaps only close friends know. You sometimes question how your words will be interpreted. When they take a break from blogging you begin to wonder where they are and if they're okay. When they live in another state or another country you wonder if you'll ever meet in the flesh. And when they have a birthday you want to celebrate with them and wish them all the best for the year ahead. So... Happy Birthday Miss Litzi, let's put something naughty in the tea this year and drink to a happy future - have a wonderful day!


Blogger Denys said...

That is sweet Nash. I thought you and Miss Litzi were old friends by the comments I've read.

Happy Birthday Miss Litzi.

I agree with you about how you can stumble on a persons blog then wonder how you came across it. I have no idea how I found you or I should say your blog.

I remember reading a post you did about a friend who had either met or knew Timothy Conigrave. I then posted about having worked with Tim in the late eighties.

What attracted me to your blog was your honesty particularly about your joy watching soaps.

I use to tell my mum that she looked like Dr. Denham's secretary but I can't recall her name. Can you help me out. I am confident that you will know it just like you would know Angela from Sons and Daughters twins name and the name of the pantyhose strangler etc.

I could go on but I won't.

April 13, 2007 9:52 PM  
Blogger Miss Litzi said...

Hi Nash,
OMG…I’m half crying, because of your beautiful post. No wonder you asked me if I was hiding! You read my profile and saw that I collect blue and white china and found this lovely picture of a tea cup and saucer. NO, I’m not going to exchange it; it’s perfect and will be a very special addition to my collection. Does it have to be used exclusively for tea? We could get into Madame Litzi’s stash of Tokay wine…

Wow! Hmmm, I’m flattered, humbled, pleased and honored to have a “blogging mate” (Australian term) like you. Sheila was “right on” when she said you were a wonderful, caring, sensitive human being and a truly valued friend. I’ve created my version of what you look and sound like (Aussie accent but not Pommy) also, and do indeed question how some of my remarks will be interpreted. For example, will you view me as another “ugly American”, a “pity party” pooper, or someone who asks too many questions? A while ago, I’d decided to crawl into a shell and stop taking comments; you gently talked me out it and convinced me to stay with “the program”, which I’m glad that I did. I opened up about my dysfunctional and unpleasant relationship with my Mother because it felt like the right time and place to do so…although for years it’s been a closely guarded secret. You listen (okay, read!) but don’t outwardly seem to pass judgment, which is a rare trait.

I predict that one day our paths will cross (Coincidence File?) and we’ll be like old (well, NOT old; middle-aged) friends catching up on what’s been happening in each other’s lives.

Your place or mine for the “naughty” little something in the tea as we drink to a happy future? THANK YOU for this post. You’ve no idea how much you’ve touched my heart and soul with your kind words.

April 14, 2007 9:47 AM  
Blogger Miss Litzi said...

Hi denys,
Thanks for the Birthday wishes! Nash and I are like old friends, even though we only just "met" last year. He's a truly amazing person and I feel honored to know him.

You had to the good sense to stop; I tend to go on....and on...

April 14, 2007 9:50 AM  
Blogger nash said...

Hi Birthday Girl!
YEAH let's get into the Tokay!

Glad you're happy - makes me happy too

Nash x

Hi denys,
Thank you for dropping by...

Course I can help - Helen Gordon (played by Lyn James) was Dr Denham's secretary. I saw her recently on TV promoting the release of a Young Doctors DVD. Funny you should mention Angela (Ally Fowler) from S&D - I saw her the other day and contemplated writing a post. Hmmm. As for the pantyhose strangler, I adore Chantal Contouri and spent time with her last year!

to all comment writers - feel free to go on n on n on...


April 14, 2007 10:24 AM  
Blogger Miss Litzi said...

Hi Nash,
I remember when Madame Litzi was half sloshed in her kiosk and you seemed a bit taken aback. Perhaps we should abscond with her Tokay (save her from having to start attending AA meetings) and have ourselves a par-tee! If you can locate Sheila, let’s invite her to join us. Do you think she’s going to start writing posts again or was Anna Nicole Smith her “swan song”? Let’s hope Sheila just wanted a break and she’ll be back soon.

April 14, 2007 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I have missed the boat as they say and not read this post in time to wish Miss Litzi a very happy birthday. What a wonderful gift you have given Miss Litzi Nash. I will rush over to Miss Litzi's tearoom and give her my best.

April 14, 2007 1:50 PM  
Blogger Denys said...

Yes, it was Helen Gordon. I had a very young boy crush on the guy that played her son. You know whathisname... Now I have a crush on..

I thought the pantihose strangler was Arnold Featherstone.

April 14, 2007 11:41 PM  
Blogger Denys said...

By the way, I worked with a girl in 1983 whose boyfriend was in the band The Iced Vovos. She would come to work screaming "I hate that fuckin' bitch (Ally F). She slept with my boyfriend. I'm gonna kill her."

True. *pmsl*

April 14, 2007 11:45 PM  
Anonymous marc said...

Isn't it cool, this extremely modern form a friendship? It some ways, it's also very old-fashioned. You said it quite well.

April 24, 2007 2:30 PM  

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