Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How did you Enjoy VE's Imposters on his Vacation?

Ha! While VE has been off floating in the Caribbean and sipping fruity rum drinks for the last 8 days he has had several key imposters attempt to dupe you all into thinking THEY were VE! And by perusing the comments over the last 8 days of posts it would appear they have done an excellent job at impersonating me.

I set this up long before I left over a week ago. I gave 6 bloggers the opportunity to be VE for a day but they had to keep up with the comments just like I would. Of course they all whined about doing that...knowing what an obsessive commenter returner I am. But they did Fantastical Nonsense proud and I see that the gnomes didn't even give them wedgies.

So without further ado, here are your imposters:

Monday, April 20th - Jeff at View from the Cloud with "Homophones".
Tuesday, April 21st - I had a "no show"...this blogger was too afraid to respond I guess...
Wednesday, April 22nd - Bunk at Tacky Raccoons with "Happy Earth Day"
Thursday, April 23rd - Chris over at Angry Seafood with "Purple is the New Black"
Friday, April 24th - Chowner at Free the Unicorns with "VE's Summer of 69 Analysis"
Monday, April 27th - Janna at Jannaverse with "VE's Rules for Success"

Jeff started this whole idea months ago by asking to try an imposter post. I told him to "take a hike". No seriously, we hadn't gotten around to it by spring because he actually has a life and is even a musician. Overachiever. And since my requests to Dave Barry, Duece, and a few other blogger celebrities went unanswered (I actually did invite them) my vacation seemed the perfect time to play this little game.

I even set it up for them by complaining that my little beach pic "avatar" wasn't working. That gave the perfect excuse for them to reply to comments without signing in as me.

But I'm back, I have stories, I have blog material, I have it all. In due time when I catch up that is. I didn't use a computer for 8 days; it was refreshing. But I did bring a small notebook and I wrote down 28 blog ideas while I was enjoying my time off.

Oh...it was a Caribbean cruise...my delayed honeymoon by-the-way. Yes, the fruity rum drinks were good! No, the ship didn't sink because I was on it. Details and pics forthcoming.

It's good to be back and I thank my imposter team. You've done the Fantastical Nonsense proud!

50 comments:

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

I was wondering why those posts were so much funnier than usual. ;)

lime said...

i knew it wasn't you...you didn't bring up the macnichols or the beatles even once. :P ok, i lie. i was duped. congrats.

Beth said...

I'm one of the dupes - but an impressed dupe.
Happy belated honeymoon!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I want my money back.

moooooog35 said...

This is how I felt when I discovered that my favorite prostitute, Georgia, was actually George.

Except in this case there's a lot less vomiting involved.

Jacki said...

Wow...I had no idea that these posts were not written by you! Golf claps to them. I did read them, but never really sat down long enough last week to make comments.

I cannot wait to see pics from your vacation.

And yes, I am up and blogging again.

Quirkyloon said...

What?

I don't know whether to be angry or sad.

I'm neither. I was duped by VE! Actually duped by the lovely and talented VE writers that were NOT VE!

So which one of youse wrote me a love letter to my gmail from VE?

And here I was feeling all warm and sweet on the inside!

Ha!

The Incredible Woody said...

I fell for it - but I've never been very quick on the uptake;)

Happy Late Honeymoon!!

unfinishedrambler said...

How do we know this is you?

VE said...

prefers her fantasy life - It's true! I was cracking up reading them when I scheduled them. Plus you don't have all my unedited grammatical errors to deal with...

lime - Well if I got by you then they must have been good. I should have made them do a "Michelle" parody but alas, so much vacationing, so little time. So here ya go: "Michelle, you fell, duped by imposters and you couldn't tell, they did it oh so well, my Michelle." Ah ha ha ha

beth - We'll call you the Dupe of Earl...

perpetual chocoholic - You're paying me? I hope this doesn't put me in a higher tax bracket...

moooooog35 - Ha! You are sick and twisted. My kind of blogger! So you bought the story about her being European and that was why she shaved her face daily...

jacki - Hey, you survived the move and even found your computer. Congrats. I'll make my rounds soon and stop by to say hello. Hope you didn't find that camera I installed...

quirky - Love letter? That was obviously Janna that wrote that! ha ha. Yes, I wonder what other ruckus they caused out in blog land at my expense. Perhaps I was duped too!

incredible woody - Don't feel bad, they were very good at what they do!

unfinished ramber - Good question, but nobody uses as many periods in a sentence as me...plus, I've got my little photo avatar thingy to prove it...

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I totally knew it wasn't you from the first day. It was so obvious.
OK, not true. I was completely fooled.
They were all great posts! But Jeff made me think too hard on his Monday morning post, it took about an hour and two cups of coffee before I finally figured it out. (but once I figured it out it was hilarious!)

Bunk Strutts said...

I had fun, too, snickering in the back of the classroom waiting for today's payoff! I was trying to guess who other sockpuppets were and if they were trying to bait me in the comments. Kudos to the Confederates!

Bunk Strutts said...

P.S. I was sure that Quirkyloon was a guest poster, and pretty sure that The Incredible Woody was one also.

VE said...

elizabeth - I have been guilty of occasionally doing a post that requires coffee too but mostly my stuff doesn't.

bunk - Those would have been good guest posters too. I went pretty random on my choices as I'm sure there were many that could have pulled it off and many that couldn't. Which essentially means that I'm not saying anything here...as usual...

Gladys said...

Did you get attacked my Salomi Pirates? If you did was it on rye or wheat?

I feel so played.

Ronda Laveen said...

Did I smell a ratty imposter? No. But I was seriously starting to worry about VE. It just didn't sniff right. The timing was different. I kept thinking the computer problems should have been cleared up. If it was that bad, there shouldn't have been as many posts as there were.

They did a great job in true VE style. I'm just happy to know that neither you nor your computer is dying. Who would take care of the gnomes?

ReformingGeek said...

Dang VE! You went to the Caribbean without me? And you took your wife? You two-timing......oh never mind.

Just kidding.

You had me fooled. Good job impostors!

Jaime said...

they were good. i had no idea for the first few, but yesterday's comment just seemed a little off...

VE said...

gladys - Yes, they played with your mind! No, no pirates took over the ship. It was a possibility considering my luck...

ronda - Yes, the gnomes would be quite put out should anything serious have happened to me. They like their abuse time with me...

reforminggeek - Yeah, I know. The wifey-poo gets so put out when I try to bring bloggy girls in my carry on...

jaime - Yeah, it's hard enough to write an extra post on top of what you do on your own blog and then have to mimick what would be the feel of my blog (yes, I have feelings!) and then to have to submit them to comment duty...that was the panic aspect; some of them actually have lives. I don't get it either...

Jeff said...

So do I get twice the pay for having to answer your (my?) comments for two... count 'em TWO days?!

Come on everyone, let's hear a big "Awwwww."

Bunk Strutts said...

I was posting comments as VE on blogs all over the internest. That should count for something, too. (Oh, and VE, if you start getting a lot of teenage lesbian amputee pron spam, just ignore it.)

VE said...

jeff - You did an exceptional job commenting for two entire days. If the economy gets worse, you always have that skill to fall back on! I'm so impressed in fact that I'll be sending my two most prankish gnomes over to your house. Think of them a gnome1 and gnome2. They WILL be much worse than Dr. Suess's thing1 and thing2. No...don't thank me...

bunk - Damn you. I knew that would happen. But of course, I do love TLAP (teenage lesbian amputee porn); I mean who doesn't?

Chris C said...

Thank you thank you :)

It was a lot of fun doing the ghost post and glad to see it fooled people. :)

Hope you had a great vacation VE, welcome back :)

freetheunicorns said...

VE, thanks for the opportunity to be you. Glad that I was able to fool some of your devout followers.

I'm also happy (and a touch jealous) to hear you consumed many rum-laced beverages in the sun.

Baino said...

Doh totally sucked in!

Kurt said...

You should have asked me.

VE said...

chris - I had a great vacation and it was even more comforting knowing I had a whole team actually having fun on the blog rather than just some "I'll be on vacation" statement. My readers would totally rebel if I did that!

freetheunicorns - Yes, I must say that I consumed more than my fair share of fruity rum drinks. I will be sharing humor and stories and photos over the next several days

baino - Just goes to show that there's always somebody that can do what you can do! Never doubted it...

Serena said...

Heh. I must be slipping. I had no clue.:)

VE said...

serena - I cannot believe you were duped too! Yes...obviously they were quite good...

Dalton J. Fox said...

Sneaky, sneaky. That was ingenious. And they all did an awesome job as well.

Megan said...

I feel so violated.

In a good way, though.

I think.

Janna said...

Welcome back!

Thank you for allowing me the unique stress of being "VE for a day".

Suddenly I have a craving for fruity rum drinks.

And a pathological fear of omelettes, milkshakes, and clam chowder.

Bunk Strutts said...

And homophones.

Alex L said...

You have lied to us and betrayed our trusts.... nice work!

Ronda Laveen said...

For Jeff: AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Mrsupole said...

Great job by all, but how do we ever trust you again, my heart cell just died. Now we need some kind of password to know it is you. But then who are you? Are you really you? Was that the real you with your wife on the cruise? Maybe that is you in the costume, but how do we know. Oh, how do I trust myself anymore. Is this really me? Am I you or me? Oh my brain is so fuzzled right now. Is it my brain? I am so confused with what I read these days. Am I actually reading anything these days? So many questions and no truthful answers. Oh the trust issues I am scarred with now.


Glad you had a nice time on the cruise. Thank you for finding such great writers to impose on your post. They did a really great job. So please say thank you to them for me.

God bless.

VE said...

dalton - Yes, I should have them back next time I travel, or feel lazy, or run out of things to write or...

megan - Violated? I felt violet once...she was hot! ;)

janna - Yeah, the omlette, chowder, milkshake thing...not one of my better life choices. Glad you chose more wisely while impostering me! Nice job.

bunk - Every time I hear that I can't help but think that Nokia has a new niche cell phone on the market...

alex - Thank you. I'm now almost part gnome. Just a few more wedgies and childish pranks...

ronda - Don't encourage him now...he'll just be a nuisance in the future!

mrsupole - Ha! Yes, you shouldn't trust anything on the internet; especially THE internet. You'll know it is me though for several reasons:
1. I'll have my Howdy-Doody beach photo.
2. I'll have a ridiculous amount of ... throughout my writing
3. I'll run out of things to put into a list but it won't stop me from continuing to add to the list
4. See what I mean?

Jeff said...

Ronda... thank you. That helps. ;-)

VE said...

jeff - See...now I warned Ronda not to encourage you. It's like pets and kids...you've got to have a firm hand or they'll run all over you...

Maureen said...

Holy crap! There's MORE crazy people than you??? I feel for them though; obviously they have caught a "VE Disease" from reading your blog too much (which, apparently is a more debilitating than Swine Flu).

I bow to your imposters... you got me!

VE said...

maureen - VE disease is much worse. It just doesn't get the press like swine flu. But that's ok...I'm not a press whore anyway! Yeah...I kind of like having my own disease...

Janna said...

Notice how I even went the extra mile to deflect suspicion by posting a comment on my own "VE post", then answering my own comment.

(*pats self on back*)This way, I not only deflected suspicion but I also got to keep my 100% commenting record.

Not sure if that qualifies as "Evil Genius," "Anal Retentive Twerp," or "Person With Too Much Time And Poor Sense Of Priorities," but I'm willing to live with whatever it is.

VE said...

janna - I took a judges ruling (consisting of gnomes) and they think "Evil Genius". Congrats on that!!!

Bunk Strutts said...

LAST!
Just wanted to say that.

VE said...

Bunk - You can never be last of course, because I always return a comment. But in terms of readers, then you are the last!

Carla said...

Have I really been gone for that long? I can't believe how many new posts you have.

Chelsea Clinton said...

Last.

VE said...

carla - You know how I like to pour them on!

chelsea - Yes...nice try Bunk...

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

Bunk Strutts said...

Last.