Sunday, June 25, 2006

A Prayer of Thanks

Let us give thanks for our daily blog traffic, for the sources of our readers and, on this special day, for the life and work of Saint Darren of Problogger who taught us to be thankful.

Lord read my blog and let your links come unto it.

O Great Google in the sky, we thank you for directing to Proper Course truly three fifths of its blog traffic through the awesome power of search. We thank you too for the trickle of traffic from your archangels yahoo.com and msn.com.

Lord read my blog and let your links come unto it.

We thank you Great Google for your hosting of your blogger servants here on earth who bring us traffic from links on their sites.

For Brother Edward who toils mightily among the heathens of Berkeley. We thank you for his gifts of traffic and pray that you will forgive him for owning a Newport 28.

Lord read my blog and let your links come unto it.

For Sister Carol Anne who brings the blessings of the English language to the peoples of the deserts of New Mexico. We thank you for her gifts of traffic and pray that she may find peace with her crew.

Lord read my blog and let your links come unto it.

Oh Great Google we thank you for Saint Antony of Mercia and his gifts of traffic. We thank you for his blessings of humor and pray that his soul will find clear air on the great Sea of Rutland this weekend.

Lord read my blog and let your links come unto it.

We even thank you for Father Joseph, for his talents of imagery and his gifts of traffic. We marvel daily at his magnificent icons of Laser sailing and his awe-inspiring stained glass windows celebrating the beauty of the female body.

Lord read my blog and let your links come unto it.

And we thank you for OG, the Mother Superior at the mission to the Moreton Bay Penal Colony, who, with the help of her acolyte Johnsee, teaches the joys of sailing to the innocent children of the wretched convicts. We thank you for her gifts of traffic and pray that she will Live, Sail and Die in the true faith.

Lord read my blog and let your links come unto it.

Last but not least we thank you for your humble servant Cardinal Martini and his gifts of traffic to our blog. We pray that you will ease his pain and soothe his anger at Brother Bill and Sister Cindy. We beseech you that you will turn His Eminence away from political ranting and direct his thoughts to blogging about sailing. For verily one of the mysteries of your creation is why Cardinal Martini is ranked as the number one sailing blog in the Gospel According to Technorati when the red-hatted jerk never writes about sailing on his blog at all and if he isn't going to write about sailing why doesn't he get his freaking ass off that list so folk can find real sailing blogs on Technorati?

Lord read my blog and let your links come unto it.

11 comments:

Adrift At Sea said...

What were they saying about Tillerman being a personality cult leader... hmm... I think they might be onto something. :D

Andrew said...

I beseech the Sea God Neptune SMITE your "never", and put a POX upon this house of Tillerman.

Just to confuse the hell out of you, I'm planning posts on sailing in the very near future. I will address such hot topics as "Do sails act like wings on an airplane?" and "should we sail in the nude to cut down on wind resistance?" (I'm being serious -- expect more posts on sailing.)

Tillerman said...

Andrew - you did write in March, "This is why I don't blog about sailing anymore. I'll get a bunch of sailors coming here telling me I don't know what the hell I'm talking about. And they could, in some rare instances, be correct. Better to just concentrate on mocking the Daily Trojan."

I'm glad I provoked you to change your mind.

Andrew said...

Ha! I'd forgotten I'd written that. I promise I'll either start blogging more about sailing or move off the Technorati Sailing list =)

Zen said...

Peace be unto you brother, may the force fill your sails...

cat said...

[chuckle] what an excellent "thankful Blogging" post in reply to Darren.

Sailing ... I used to be avid as a lass. I was raised on boats. But when my father sailed away from Sacramento CA (yes, downtown) all the way to Picton Harbor New Zealand, I mostly waved goodbye to the sport. Sad.

johnsee said...

So I've spent the last 5 mins searching the meaning of the word Acolyte ;)

OG follows ME for the record ;)

OG said...

And the Lord said 'Let there be a Lemming'... And then there was Johnsee.

;)

Scott Carle said...

Hey Tillerman,
I appreciate the comments on my blog
scottcarle.com/wordpress
I definately did dip into the darkside with the jetski ride :) but what can I say... I will take my fun where I find it :) Sailing is still my passion. I hadn't really relized how much stuff I have posted till you commented and I went back and read through some of the posts.. :)
scott

derrick said...

Now do we get to drink the wine?

Pat said...

We had a fine sailing weekend, including taking a newspaper reporter out for her first sail. And, Saturday evening after sailing, my vice commodore shared with us the minor sacrament of single-malt Scottish whiskey. Blessings of wind and tide be upon you brethren.

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