Sunday, January 16, 2011

Paragraph of the day

Competitive gardener Danyl at the Dim-Post returns to blogging, as we all knew he would:
Spend the evening at a thermal resort. Expensive, but worth the novelty of soaking in a hot pool without thousands of children running about trying to kill each other, as this place restricts entry to those over 14. The pool extends into a  cave-like grotto providing shelter from the sun. We go inside. It’s peaceful in the dark. The warm water feels good on my raw thighs and I mention this to my wife, only to turn and find she’s swum off and I’m speaking to a young man with blonde hair and an alarmed look on his face. He also swims away leaving me alone in the grotto.
 Parental advisory: the whole post is totally worth a read (and explains the chafing reference which is not what you think it means – shame on you) but may contain product placement. But the product placement is Bay of Plenty-related, as I am, so that is fine by me. 

I wonder if Danyl has been reading one of my other all-time favourite bloggers, Jonny B at Private Secret Diary. Spooky if he hasn’t. (This is meant as high praise.) 

Speaking of favourite bloggers, today the Sunday Star-Times dubbed Ally Mullord at Today is My Birthday as New Zealand’s hottest blogger. Quite right too. The three runners up were Ben Gracewood,  Hussein Moses and, ahem, me. At my age, being considered in a hotness contest is nice.

9 comments:

homepaddock said...

Congratulations.

Maybe you should invest in a pair of gloves so as not to sizzle your keyboard :)

Ben said...

Errm yes, I just took the "hotness" to mean "popular/cool", and certainly not good looking =)

Paul said...

Richly deserved.

Phil said...

I have met Ally and I'm sorry Stephen,she is much hotter than you

Mrs QUQ said...

I haven't met Ally, but I'll take Mr QUQ any day.

Phil said...

OK, he does have a certain roguish curmudgeon-like charm - but I don't fancy him. Not that there's anything wrong with that sort of thing.

Stephen Stratford said...

Thanks, Ele and Paul.

Ben: well, yes, but congratulations however you read it.

Phil, of course Ally is hotter than me in your eyes as she is much younger and way more female: I am not offended by your preference. And I am pleased to learn that Mrs QUQ is content with her current arrangements.

IT IS ALLY said...

Congratulations! I promise to keep my hotly blogtastic paws off Mrs QUQ.

Stephen Stratford said...

Phew. Thanks for that, Ally. Reasssuring.