Monday, December 18, 2006

Again I go unnoticed

A little over two years ago I started this blog. I wasn't much for hiding my real identity. I used my real name with my last name in my web address. In retrospect; maybe I should have made it a bit more anonymous. But, I ended up embracing my unanonimity. After a few months I posted a picture of myself. In my mind, I knew then that I'd start getting noticed in public. My voracious readership would stop me as I was pumping gas and offer to pay. I'd be pursuing the wide selections at Payless when the clerk would notice my feet from a picture I posted on my blog. I'd be swimming in the ocean when a friendly dolphin would swim up and take me for a ride based on my blogging celebrity. This was all so clear in my mind. Somehow none of this ever happened. Sunday morning I hit the mall to do all my Christmas shopping. Not a single person came up to me and hugged me and told me a tale of how my blog saved their life. Maybe it was because I ran through the mall and just grabbed whatever I could off the shelves because football was about to start. Maybe people just thought that I didn't want to be bothered in public because they can imagine how hard it is to be a celebrity blogger who has a readership of close to two dozen. Whatever the reasons, I made my 756th consecutive public appearance without being noticed. So, I think I need to post more pictures of myself so people don't forget who I am.



If you ever walk into a Sears and see a guy and a baby watching an Eagles game, this is what I look like.



Here's a refresher of what I look like brushing my teeth.




Here's me in my ninja outfit.



And finally, here I am dressed as Mr. T.




If you see me in public, come up and say hi! I'll shoo you away like you're an embarassment, but I swear it will be awesome.

18 comments:

Leezer said...

Timophil:

I saw Dooce (post popular Mommy blogger in the world, for some reason I can't fathom) on CNN the other night. She was in a panel of judges talking about who would be Time Magazine's person of the year. WTF?

Why settle for the mediocrity of being simply recognized in public? Reach for the brass ring - a Miss USA judge, Ambassador to the UN, celebrity contestant on Jeapordy, Brawny Paper Towel spokesman. . the possibilities are endless....

(when i started blogging i thought i'd have writing contract and an agent six months out - tops. I think there's like six non-family members who read my blog).

Tim said...

why settle for being a miss USA judge? I hear there's problems with miss USA. Maybe I could step in and take the reigns.

Think Frustrated said...

Tim. If I'm ever in Philly, I'll cause a scene when I see you. I'll ask for your autograph and I'll hold up a sign saying, on one side, "Tim for President," and on the other, "Tim, I'm Having Your Baby." It will make everyone, myself included, highly uncomfortable.

PS, your Eagles are doing surprisingly well without McNabb. Check out my Bears this year.

Conti said...

I'll bet you and that baby enjoyed Sunday's game. Jeff Garcia!

Tim said...

Jacob - definitely do that. At least it will give me something to write about. And yeah, the Bears are great. At least thier D is. Not sure if Grossman can bring you to the promise land though.

conti - yeah. Garcia is doing what it takes. The D, while bad, is causing turnovers which is the main reason we're winning. Like Parcells said about Romo, I'm not going to go anointing him just yet.

Softball Slut said...

If I am ever where you live I will say hi

Oh great One said...

That Mr.T costume is amazing! Those biceps look so real!

Melissa said...

Would Kym get upset if I started selling t-shirts that read "Tim O'D is my baby daddy"?

Beechball * said...

haha, I can totally relate to your confusion, Tim. I too believed that I would become famous, at least within my little town, but people only tease me about my blog (boohoohoo) when they find out. lol I know it's because they're jealous, but just once I would appreciate a hello, just once!!!

j/k - Actually, I don't ever want anyone to say anything to me about my blogs ever because I often forget who reads this shit and I am bound to put my foot in my mouth sooner or later! Hopefully later, hehe

miss kendra said...

melissa's idea is funny.

i'd wear one. mostly because it's true. and don't go denying it again.

Tim said...

ss - please don't make a scene. You're embarassing me.

ogo - the makeup takes forever! The attitude comes naturally.

mel - that's already the hottest selling t-shirt at urban outfitters.

beech - luckily no one I know reads my blog. They'd find out I'm retarded.

mk - no.. it's... no, I swear... ahhh, ok, it's true.

Beebers said...

i always assumed my blog was just anonymous, because the few friends who know about it only read it once in a blue moon.

but i recently found out that my best friend's dad reads my blog. i'm damn sure there is inappropriate content on there for him. but i refuse to edit. i am here for the masses (all 9 of them).

Brookelina said...

I like the second picture best. It shows your pointed head so clearly.

❉ pixie ❉ said...

I think it's hilarious how your jacket looks like a pointy little hat in that second picture. And, what's the key for?

Cookie said...

I swear I saw you in Sears the other day. I think you and Man were watching a game. Wasn't Kenslee holding the beer?

B. said...

Ok, so the local Payless crew's playing it cool... would it help to know you've got an international fan base?

I'm currently living in Dresden, Germany (behind the iron curtain until 1989)and not only do I know who you are, but thanks to you I can now spell 'chlorophyll' properly!

Plus, I hear you're all the rage in Berlin...

Tim said...

beebers - thats kinda wierd. I'd feel creepy reading my kids friends blogs.

brooke - took years of shaping.

pix - the key to my heart

cookie - she was drinking the beer.

m - Didn't Dresden get fire bombed in WWII or something? I bet Hitler would loooove me if he were still alive.

Naynayfazz said...

Like Leezer said, I can't believe Dooce is as popular as she is. I can name a handful of blogs that are way funnier. Sigh.....

I live close to Philly, so if I am ever there I will look for you. Aight?