Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Love Our Lurkers Day!


Once upon a time I was a lurker.


I enjoyed reading people's posts, but I was far too nervous to comment.


I remember the very first time I wrote a comment - I pressed 'cancel' about ten times.


Then, luckily for me, 'Love our Lurkers Day' came along 


and I discovered I wasn't alone!


Suddenly life was much more fun.


It's great having friends to play games with



and to get into trouble with



and even to share quiet moments with.



So don't be timid



I JUST LOVE MY LURKERS!



66 comments:

  1. Couldn't miss stopping by Ami to wish you Happy LOL Day. Do enjoy your posts. Thank you.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Well, so glad you did stop by! I am so glad you enjoy my posts - I certainly enjoy yours!

      Hugs
      Ami

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  2. Hi Ami,

    I love your pictures - great post!

    Hugs,
    Hermione

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  3. Ami,
    Good friend, I love the cats!
    We found each other and there is no going back.
    Meredith

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    1. I have a 'thing' about cats - I just love them especially their expressions. Definitely no going back!

      Hugs
      Ami

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  4. Very cute post...that should encourage a few lurkers.
    hugs abby

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    1. Thank you, Abby, I surely hope so.

      Hugs
      Ami

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  5. I love this post, I want to cuddle every single one of them.

    Glad you're here Ami, love visiting.

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    1. Leigh, if you want to cuddle them you'll have to elbow me out of the way first.

      And I am glad you are here!

      Hugs
      Ami

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  6. Happy LOL Day Ami! I love all your photos - you are so clever. They absolutely express every emotion perfectly. Hope you have a great day meeting new friends!
    hugs,
    Cali

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    1. Well, Cali, me and my cats want to say a big thank you! It's been a very good couple of days, thanks to dear Hermione.

      Hugs
      Ami

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  7. Ami,

    I love this, it's very cute! Have a great LOL Day!!

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    1. Thank you, Jennelle. It most certainly has been a brilliant couple of days.

      Hugs
      Ami

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  8. Hi ami
    I love the pictures happy lol day to you

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  9. Oh Ami, you have the best pictures today, they are so cute, hope you have had a fun day
    love Jan,xx

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    1. Jan, you are just so sweet and I am soooo looking forward to meeting up again. Giggle.

      Hugs
      Ami

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  10. Happy LOL Days Ami! Absolutely LOVE the pics! Thanks so much for sharing. Sending lots of positive energy that life shows down a bit in your corner of the world. ;)

    Hugs and Blessings...
    Cat

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    1. I thought as a fellow cat lover you would appreciate the sentiments expressed here. Giggle.

      Thank you, Cat!

      Hugs
      Ami

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  11. Hi Ami, Happy LOL Day! This is such a cute post, thank you for sharing.

    hugs

    Nina

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    1. Thank you, Ni Na. I am glad you liked it.

      Hugs
      Ami

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  12. Oh hon! I love the pictures! They make me smile! Although I expected at least one bum picture!! Are there any cat bum pics??
    Love laughing with you!!
    Happy LOL day!

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    1. Hahahaha!

      The only "cat bum" pictures I ever saw were in a book entitled "100 Uses of a Dead Cat". I believe the bum was used as a pencil sharpener!

      I love laughing with you too! You really are a case!

      Hugs
      Ami

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  13. Hi Ami, I'm still pretty much a lurker, though I may have commented once or twice. Love the cute kitty pics.

    Rosie x

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    1. Hi Rosie!

      Feel free to lurk away! I love getting comments from my lurkers - hopefully they will eventually feel more comfortable and join us for a glass of virtual wine, or a cup of tea, and a chat! And then, before long they will be starting their own blogs.

      So glad you liked my cat pics.

      Hugs
      Ami

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  14. Hi Amy,
    What more could I ask for in a post but pictures of funny cats. It made me look out the window at my two basking in the dawn light plotting to either overthrow the universe or get in another quick nap before a serious sleep. Happy LOL day

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    1. Don, if you are a cat lover, then you have lots of instant friends here already! One of us is even named after one!

      So glad you felt able to join us here in blogland today. You are always welcome!

      Hugs
      Ami

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  15. Happy LOL Day:) I love the kitty pics♥

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    1. Hi Lillyanna Rose!

      So glad you felt able to comment here today, and thank you very much indeed! Very glad you liked the pictures.

      Hugs
      Ami

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  16. Great post here Ami - I love the pictures and it's so very true. We were ALL scared the first time we commented. But when the blogger answered me - I was not only blown away, I was hooked!

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    1. PK, you make me howl! I am sitting here imagining us standing side by side and first I put a toe forward, and then you put a toe forward, and then you just sort of elbow me backwards slightly and your toe goes forward another inch. See how this pans out? (Did I ever tell you what a strange and warped sense of humour I have? Giggle)

      I am so glad I met both you and Cassie!

      Hugs
      Ami

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  17. I love your blogs, yes maybe one of these days I too will have the courage to reveal myself, until then I just want to say I will keep Lurking and enjoying your posts, thank you.

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    1. This is one of the nicest comments I have ever been privileged to receive. Thank you so much. Please feel free to lurk as long as you wish! If ever you decide to put a toe in the water, let me know!

      Hugs
      Ami

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  18. not a lurker...just a friend saying hello. :-) Hugs

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    1. Hello my 'Orchid Friend'. Always nice to hear from you!

      Hugs
      Ami

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    1. Hello Christina, and thank you very much!

      Hugs
      Ami

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    1. Thank you so much Mr BB! It has been a great couple of days!

      Hugs
      Ami

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  21. Happy LOL Day, Ami!!! Where's that sun over the yard arm now??? :D

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    1. Hi Rogue! Don't you just love it when the sun's over the yard-arm?! I'll share a glass of virtual wine with you any day, my friend! (Only make mine white because red gives me a headache!) LOL!

      Hugs
      Ami

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  22. Happy LOL Day Ami! Love the images in your post! Thanks for participating this year.

    -Clint and Chelsea
    Learning Domestic Discipline

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    1. Hello You Two! Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I confess to being a cat lover, and the images sort of suited my thoughts.

      Hugs
      Ami

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  23. I've been visiting blogs all over North America today and as the night comes on Day 1 of LOL Day, I head over across the pond. Last year I made the mistake of trying to swim the entire way, but found it too exhausting, not to mention that by the time I crawled out of the Atlantic, every inch of my skin resembled a prune. Not a good look, I say. So this time I booked a flight and arrived in first class style.

    Pulling out my map, I checked the coordinates and headed off to see Ami of Star Song. Walking up the path, I smiled in wonder at the lovely place in front of me. So tasteful. So classy. Just like its owner.

    I pulled out the envelope with the card that read, "Happy LOL Day Ami. Love A Lurker," and left it on the door where she would find it.

    Whistling a tune and sashaying my hips, I walked away. Until next year. :D

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    1. Ms Lurker, Thank you for your lovely comments. Any time you would like to meet up, may I suggest the Azores, the Cape Verde Islands, the Canary Islands or Madeira?

      Don't even mention looking like a prune - I know the condition only too well from all my numerous transatlantic swims to visit blogland friends.

      However, a few virtual cocktails under gently swaying palm trees are a very good restorative and I can recommend them!

      I love the bit about "sashaying" your hips! I shall most definitely look forward to next year! You are welcome to lurk any time you want.

      Hugs
      Ami

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  24. Happy LoL Day Ami! Love the cute pics. I want to cuddle them all :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Thank you so much, Roz. I am quite taken aback by how many of us around here are cat lovers.

      Hugs
      Ami

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  25. I always LOVE to visit here, my Friend! :) You write so well, and well... as you know, I can relate to so much of what you and Dan experience. I think that Rob and Dan would get a long quite well!

    You and I were lurkers at the same time, long ago. Your lurkers should know that you were the brave one. You asked so many great questions all the time, and you got some pretty wonderful answers too. I was the chicken- you know I am a little shy at times. I lived vicariously through you! LOL! It isn't easy to de-lurk! I know it!

    Love your post, Ami! And more than that- feel lucky to know you! Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

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    1. The very last thing you are, Katie my friend, is a 'chicken'! I think instead, you are a member of the hawk family. A 'merlin'. It is a very beautiful hawk, and one that the ladies of old used to hunt with. Which means you are very brave too!

      I am positive Rob and Dan would get on famously!

      Hugs
      Ami

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    2. LOL Ami! Rob calls me a "wus"! I'm definitely that! Not sure that I could be a hawk. I do like to see them fly- sometimes they can be spotted around here. Cool! But I couldn't be one of those because they hunt prey. I know it's for their livelihood but it sounds too mean for yours truly! LOLOL!!! Maybe I could be a peking duck! We used to have some when I was a little girl. they would swim in our stream in front of our house. We got them when they were babies. SOOOOO cute!

      Oh Rob and Dan definitely would! We could let them chat it up while we bring on the Pimms! :D

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    3. Wus you are definitely not! And a merlin is the most wonderful of the hawk family!

      I thought a peking duck was something you ate! Or is that Bombay duck?! LOL! We used to have Muscovies! They used to sit on the roof of the house!

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  26. Hell Ami, dear friend,

    I always love your blog and just wanted to stop by and wish you a happy LOL day. I have said it before, but will say it again....you are a treasure!!!

    Hugs,
    George

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    1. George, you are just such a lovely man! I very much value our friendship. Thank you.

      Hugs
      Ami

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  27. I love your story in pictures and enjoy reading here.
    Thank you.
    X

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    1. Thank you so much, Janey. Happy LOL day to you!

      Hugs
      Ami

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  28. Those photos are adorable and perfect for this post. I often read here, but like tonight after lots of comments so don't have anything more to add. Wishing you well. Happy LOL Day!

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    1. Hi Meg, and thank you for stopping to comment. I love it when I know people are reading - it's not always possible to comment as life is so busy, but I much appreciate knowing you are around.

      Hugs
      Ami

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  29. Ami, your posts so often hit home for me. Always like coming by and seeing what you have to say! Those of you brave enough to get out there and share your stories speak for those of us who hide out. Thanks for writing, Ami! clara

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    1. Thank you, Clara, your comments are very kind. I am as hopeless as the next person - and twice as batty! But I do try hard!

      Hugs
      Ami

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  30. I have discovered your blog recently Ami, but I like it very much. It is a pleasure to read.

    Enjoyed your post,
    and wow, what a comments,

    Han

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    1. Thank you so much, Han. A very kind comment.

      Hugs
      Ami

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  31. Not really a lurker, just dropping by to see how Blogland is. Hope you are doing well!

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    1. Oh Emi! Lovely to hear from you! Thank you so much for dropping by. I hope you and your lovely little family are all well.

      Hugs
      Ami

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