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Byron’s Hiding

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Pssst! (Whispers) Byron here–hiding from Lee because I talked him into laying off the nooze today and his views went down. Like it’s my fault! The one time he actually listens to me, and it doesn’t work!

Meanwhile, I’m still collecting birthdays so we can give birthday greetings to our readers when their big day comes up. So far we’ve only got a dozen, including a couple that we just missed by a few days. Don’t be shy!

Well, time for me to be heading home. The family’s playing Clue tonight, and it’s my turn to be Professor Plum.       See the source image

 


Byron’s on the Job

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here.

Well, the prizes for the last two contests have been mailed out today, to Dave and Ina, and now I’m supposed to bend my efforts to collecting birthdays so we can post readers’ birthday greetings throughout the year. So far we’ve only got 11–must be a lot of shy humans out there.

On Rottnest Island, we love birthdays, just can’t get enough of ’em. In a good week, there’ll be a party every day. We keep our party hats handy! See the source image

Right after Thanksgiving it’ll be my job to get our Second Annual Christmas Carol Contest rolling–and maybe another comment contest, if there’s enough excitement here to generate one.

What’s that? I’m supposed to generate excitement?

Off goes the party hat, on goes the thinking cap…


Byron the Birthday Bloke

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G’day, earthlings! Byron the Quokka here. And now it’s official–this blog will do birthday greetings for as many readers as would like them.

And guess who’s in charge of it? Moi! I don’t much like being called a “bloke,” but I guess Lee did it for the sake of the alliteration. So I give the old bald guy a break. (Oops!)

Now, we can’t give you a birthday greeting unless you tell us when your birthday is. Then I can write it down and be ready when the time comes. So far, four of you have sent in your birthdays, and I have written them down. The paper’s in my family’s Clue game, so it won’t get lost.

You can leave a comment on any post, and I’ll find it.

And you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that a lot of us quokkas will be toasting you on that special day.


What? **Ten** Views?

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Holy moly, where is everybody? Did the world end while I slept? AOC & Co. turned out to be right? Oh, no! Was it SUVs, toilet paper, or air conditioning that finally did us in?

Oy, Rodney… it was you, wasn’t it? You hid a cuss bag somewhere!

Well, let’s see what happens if I put up a few posts.


Happy Birthday!

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Today is Patty’s birthday, and I want to thank all of you who have prayed for us. The Lord has heard those prayers, and she’s a lot better off than she was a couple months ago.

I would kind of like to make birthday announcements a regular feature of this blog; but of course I can’t do that unless readers tell me when their birthdays are. We do have a fellowship here, and I think birthday announcements would be a nice thing we could do.

You don’t have to tell me how old you are.

The more I think about this, the more I’d like to do it. What do you think?

P.S.–I’m thinking Byron the Quokka could make the announcements. He needs something to do between contests.


Ooh-Ooh, We Have a Winner!

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It happened last night–100,000 views on the year. And we have a winner, too, who will get a bright red Extra Large official Quokka T-shirt. And that winner is–!

Byron the Quokka here, with the winner of our epoch-making milestone contest. Gee, I’m sure I wrote it down so I wouldn’t forget. Let’s see… No, it’s not in my pocket, I don’t have any pockets. Where the heck did I put that piece of paper?

Just kidding! Our winner–clear winner, in fact: we didn’t have to make a judgment call that would haunt us for years afterward–our winner is our good friend Ina, who lives in Scotland. Ina, you had the closest comments on either end of the 100,000, and you are the winner! So don’t forget to email Lee your mailing address so you can get your shirt. (This is not what the shirt looks like, but the color’s right.)See the source image

Well, that about does it for the contests. But stick around, our Christmas Carol Contest is coming up; and meanwhile, you can always read the blinkin’ blog, can’t you?

 


You’re Invited (I Wish)

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I suppose I could cover more nooze today, but just now there’s something else I’d like to say.

I’m very fond of you, my readers. After all, some of you have been here for years. We’ve prayed together, listened to hymns and watched funny animal videos together, and swapped comments back and forth all day.

How I wish I had a nice back porch, so some of you could just drop in and we could settle down to a good natter on the porch, iced tea and marshmallow peeps provided by the management. But I don’t have a porch and most of you live far away, so I guess we’ll have to settle for the blog as is. We’ve created a very nice fellowship here: it makes me happy, and I hope it does the same for you.

Heck, we could even play Monopoly.


Just 108 More Views to Go!

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here–and that’s me, boldly jumping across a river full of, well, very small crocodiles, because I want to be first in line to see who wins our 100,000 Views on the Year contest.

Just 108 more views to go!

We don’t know how to discover who, exactly, is the 100,000th view, so we’ll do the next best thing. Whoever posts the comment closest to 100,000 views wins our bright red Extra Large Quokka T-shirt. (It’s the shirt that’s extra large, not the quokka.)

After Thanksgiving comes our Second Annual Christmas Carol Contest, and I’ll be running that one, too–provided I don’t make a hash of this current contest going down the stretch.

Well, that’s where we’re at, just now. All of us here on Rottnest Island are waiting to cheer the winner! And find out who wins our pool.


Only 487 Views to Go!

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here–and the big news is, we’re almost there! Yes, yes–almost to 100,000 views for the year: 99,513, to be exact. And the reader whose comment comes closest to being View No. 100,000 wins a bright red Extra Large official and bona fide Quokka T-shirt.

Everybody here on Rottnest Island has joined the pool to guess who’ll win the prize. We can hardly contain our excitement! Well, we all knew this blog would take off, once us quokkas got involved.

I’m guessing the big day will be tomorrow. There’s a whole bag of pretzels in it for me, if I’m right.


Less Than 1,000 to Go!

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here–and hey, hey, if you want to win an official Extra Large bright red Quokka T-shirt, the time is growing short!

Those are my friends Henry and Amelia in the background, trying to rein in their excitement. You should see them when the camera’s off!

Well, we’re shooting for 100,000 views on the year, and now we’ve got 99,136. So we’re almost there!

Now, there’s no way we can tell exactly who made the 100,000th view; so the winner will be whoever posts a comment closest to the 100,000th view. Like, if the counter says 100,034 views, the comment that comes closest to that will be judged the winner.

And now my Avira umbrella has suddenly closed, so I’d better get out of here!


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