(phone call this morning)
Sophia: What are you doing later?
Neil: Nothing. You?
Sophia: I almost had a date for tonight. I spoke with this guy from Lavalife.com for a couple of hours.
Sophia: He seemed pretty nice. But then I told him to take a look at your blog.
Neil: Why would you do that?
Sophia: I thought he’d find it interesting. He is a creative type.
Neil: (ADDED LAUGHTER SO NEW READERS DON’T TAKE THIS AS SERIOUSLY AS THE FIRST COUPLE OF READERS DID) He doesn’t want to see your separated husband’s blog!
Sophia: I thought you’re always looking for new readers. I thought you’d be happy.
Neil: Well… thank you.
Sophia: I told him the blog was very funny.
Neil: And so? What did he think?
Sophia: Well… first the good news. He liked the picture on top. He liked the post where you said I had "magnificent breasts." But then he said the other posts were way too long.
Neil: Too long?! The last couple of posts, I hardly wrote anything at all.
Sophia: He said he prefers those blogs where the posts are shorter and there are more links.
Neil: How many links does this guy want?
Sophia: Forget it. It’s not that important. He just didn’t "get it."
Neil: Get what?
Sophia: What’s a "Citizen of the Month." What’s the joke. Were you being serious or not. Everything. He just didn’t like it too much.
Neil: Which post didn’t he get? The last one with Katie Couric? Should I make the post clearer? Does he know who Katie Couric is? Is he from this country?
Sophia: Forget it. Not everyone’s going to like your blog.
Neil: Do you have this guy’s phone number?
Sophia: What for?
Neil: I’d like to ask him what’s wrong with the blog. I’m open to suggestions. He can be like my focus group.
Sophia: I don’t have his phone number anymore. And you’re not calling him.
Neil: Well, obviously you did.
Sophia: It’s over already. I told him I wouldn’t go out with him.
Neil: Why is that?
Sophia: I couldn’t possibly date someone who doesn’t get your blog.
Neil: You told him that? Boy, you’re a tough dater.
Sophia: After all, your blog isn’t that intellectual….
Neil: I’m touched. Thank you… I think…
I am not sure what I am more concerned about – that Sophia is on Lavalife looking for dates OR that this guy didn’t like my blog.