A certain someone dodged the bullet in December 2015 and again in December 2016 and is well on her way to flying under the radar again for 2017, she is by far the most deserving Mehtizen!
She’s a mehmber of the community who is near and dear to the hearts of so many of us. Kind and caring to all and self sacrificing to the point that despite having fulfilled her own obligations to the Meh. exChange she volunteered to send @ELUNOa box in place of the one he never got from the person who was assigned to him! She even volunteered one of her own jimmies-covered Meh 2nd Birthday t-shirts for me to send to @mfladd had Meh support not been able to supply one.
I am, of course, referring to @mikibell, your candidate and mine for scapegoat for February 2016. If I sat here longer I’m sure I could come up with many other examples because she’s just that awesome but I don’t think anybody here needs my help.
@jbartus@mikibell is a most excellent choice for goat, but maybe not this month. Life happens and she truly may not be able to serve. Please let her decide if she can or not.
February is the bestest month to be goat. Some of our most memorable goats have served in February. I hope she will be able to continue this honorable tradition.
@mfladd way way way back when… I had friends in class that decided that we would have egg related nick names… I didn’t want an egg name, so I said we should do breakfast themed names. They still mostly went with egg names, scrambled, cracked, I don’t remember what other one, but I decided on toasted, as in toasted bread. I didn’t realize people would assume I was a stoner with such a name.
The name didn’t stick around long, or at all, but I ended up finding an Airwalk t-shirt with toast on it a while later and bought it just because of that. I loved that shirt.
I starred @jbartus nomination for @mikibell…my vote is conditional on her actually wanting to be the goat. I know she’ll be an excellent goat, if she so chooses to and is voted in. With so many great members who haven’t been goate, why nominate someone who has already been one? This is a legitimate question.
@jbartus I do know that there is a real possibility that she may not be able to serve in February. You will just have to take her word if this happens. There is always another month to hang this on her.
@Barney Thank you for the caring… To all, I do have a challenging month medically. I will not be avail on 2/9 or 2/19 and 2/20. Then, I am away for training 2/21-2/24 - I don’t know what amount of connectivity I will have.
Also, isn’t there a requirement that a goat know how to be paged? I don’t have notifications on and my meh mail goes to my generic mailbox with over 99k unread emails.
Don’t you all want a goat to blame for the outcome of the Super Bowl? Unless my daughter forces us to watch it again this year, it will not be on in our abode.
Only what the mods say counts. No idea what they say.
And we all know you have zero altruism. Helping idiot college kids learn stuff. Taking kids to the wilderness. Working in the worst places. Adopting a child. Learning to play gorgeous music for entire campuses. Saving sailing vessels from short crew conditions and short beer conditions.
Selfish selfish selfish. And you dare reproach me.
Kidsandliz: Well, I do want to point out that I (mostly) honor the goat nomination threads. I’ve voted for TWO candidates, and been very careful to not vote for any other threads. I admit to voting for lots of things, but it’s often just to keep my place. I do NOT vote for comments I consider mean, or otherwise unworthy. I also don’t bother reading a lot of threads (sports is boring).
I do gently point out that since my profile’s not visible, no one would think that I gave a tinker’s dam about altruism (or any other score, for that matter). I don’t. As anyone focused on such things would know, I also plus my own posts. In some rare cases, they’ve got a star before I managed to do it myself (and those are folks with very fast reflexes).
I’m old. I’m not going to change now. What the heck, I used to vote up lots of posts over on Deals. Here isn’t any different.
@f00l sorry…had to cheer 1st kid on as she gave a speech to the entire congregation, now trying to make second child look like a superstar by fixing 3d printer…never a dull moment! Will dream up bribe later…
@f00l Except for the monsters, I don’t have any pets. I don’t even have any plants to worry about!
Bribe…hmmm custom embroidered item? Homemade raspberry shortbread? Ummm I have been dying to try the cutting machine to make iron-ons for t-shirts? Outa creative thoughts at the moment. Think I am going to take a nap…
May we assume that you understand the meaning of “privately held”?
And do you understand that watching you try to escape Goatdom is so much fun that the @snapster and all the Mediocre staff just might decide that having you as Feb 2017 Goat is so much fun that it’s worth risking the company’s health over?
So… You know it backwards and forwards. And if I were to come to you while you were sleeping (ignoring the creepiness factor), splash water on you and ask you questions about it, I’m assuming that after punching me in the face and calling the police, you’d answer them correctly.
Well, it did get better for me. For the first week I was thoroughly freaked out.
And then I started posting poetry (good etc for, written by masters, not by me) into my personal blame thread, and (with suggestions and encouragements from @OldCatLady and @Kidsandliz), posting my blame acknowledgements and apologies in Haiku.
And everything got better. Kinda got the hang of it.
@f00l I did NOT encourage. I told you to accept the haiku challenge because that would shorten your posts by trees and trees and trees. Oh wait. This is online. No trees involved. Well it would mean my laptop battery would have died slower because what you posted could be read in a jiffy and not take 30 minutes.
@mikibell graciously bribed me.
The rest of you contestants didn’t.
So I voted for everyone but @mikibell, who may win anyway. Except that I had to retract my vote for @DrunkCat who wishes to be Goat (self-nominated), but selfishly refuses to bribe me to vote for that option.
Let this be a lesson to all of you for next month.
@ELUNO I don’t vote for goat… I think I did once by accident because someone made me laugh out loud with the nomination … primarily so no one can say, “But you voted for me, so payback is golden” … or such.
Don’t put too much effort into the thinking, but do take a long time. Even if you barely do any thinking at all, it can be tiring.
You will surely need many breaks and naps, and perhaps some nail-painting and head-banger music, and possibly even some alcohol consumption along the way.
Perhaps take 28 days before you change your vote? You don’t wanna rush things and act in haste.
So because @ELUNO was being a jerk about my duties having been fulfilled and completed in a bid to reduce the number of days of blame for which he is responsible (I had 31, buddy!) I have decided to shift my vote to him.
Furthermore, if it’s at all possible, consider my nomination of @mikibell for February rescinded as well. See you for March nominations, @mikibell! This time I’ll get the year right.
@jbartus I feel responsible for @mikibell possibly losing this election. If I hadn’t of opened my big mouth, she would have won huggggeee. She would make a most excellent February goat. No offense to you @ELUNO. I think you are cute.