Thursday, December 29, 2011

Not the Weather Report

I have a few requests to blog about the weather more, and I mean to, but somehow haven't for a while. I was going to today, with a report on the Weather Channel as a jumping-off point, but then I realized something that sidetracked me on that entry.

There's two sorts of being identified as the blogger. One is when someone who reads the blog meets me, or perhaps already knew me but figures out that I am me. Those ones are great, because if you read the blog you must know I mean well, plus you like the blog: no one goes on reading something they dislike. The kind I find more uncomfortable is when someone who doesn't read the blog and who knows me, but not as a friend, discovers that I have a blog, and who then goes quoting me out of context. You see that sort of thing done by and to politicians all the time. They end up defending stupidly innocent actions like where they shop or what their kids wore to the prom. This hasn't happened to me, but I don't think I'd like it if it did. Sometimes I think I should put my real name on the blog so that no one can "out" me, my already having done it myself. Politicians do that, too, "full disclosure"--telling the public things we don't care, just to pre-empt anyone else claiming they are hiding it.

I don't think I will do that in the near future, but I will present for your amusement ...

The Top Ten Ways to Accidentally Out Yourself On Your Own Blog

(I have caught myself doing all of these).

  • 10. Forget to censor your own name when quoting conversations.
  • 9. Post a photograph that shows your recognizable reflection in a shiny object.
  • 8. Post a story about yourself that also makes the national news.
  • 7. Leave yourself logged in to a shared computer.
  • 6. Visit your blog from an FBO computer with a giant screen.
  • 5. Do a real life meet up with fellow bloggers who like to post pictures.
  • 4. Leave your blog in the browser history of someone else's computer.
  • 3. Post the callsign of your aircraft.
  • 2. Send e-mail to a customer from your alter ego e-mail address, with your blog URL in the signature field.
  • And the number one way to embarrassingly out yourself on your own blog is to ...

  • 1. Post a video taken of an amusingly dire report on the Weather Channel, when said video was taken in the hotel room, and clearly shows your reflection in the TV throughout ... naked.

And that's why this blog entry isn't about the weather.

38 comments:

cockney steve said...

Lovely to see you're back.......and STILL one of the sharpest pencils in the box........now we'll never know if the collar and cuffs are matching green!

damn.

Louise said...

What a brilliant return to blogging. Welcome back. Dare I hope that this means a return to regular blogging? You understandably have much more important things in your life, but know that you've been missed.

amulbunny's random thoughts said...

Welcome back! So glad to see you back at the keyboard.
Here's to a great 2012!

ADBBingo said...

Watching to see Google searches for 'Aviatrix Weather Video' spike through the roof :)

Welcome back and happy New Year !

Anonymous said...

welcome back! I was missing your posts! All the best for 2012.

J said...

At long last!

Traveller said...

Great to see you here.

No good comeback to #1.

May the new year be the worst of all to come and better than all before.

Devil in the Drain said...

Welcome back!

Here's hoping you remember to keep your clothes on for the Weather Channel. . . .

No, seriously. It's great to see you back.

zb said...

All the best wishes for the new year 2012!

Seems like good old radio is so much easier as a medium than all this modern and confusing internet stuff. Sometimes, someone will ask you if your voice might sound familiar, but there are no reflections on any screens via FM.

Hey, was the thing you were recording about HOT weather, at least?

Dan in KALB said...

Nice to have you back ... Even without an unintentionally naked weather video. But it would have been a heck of an return!

Mike Perth said...

Welcome Back

Sooooooooooo good to see!!

Merry christmas

Christopher Thompson said...

Welcome back! I've missed you. Best wishes for a wonderfully exciting, and safe 2012.

Dave Starr said...

Finally, a reason to search YouTube ;-)

Seriously, I was just checking here the other day, since it had been months since your last post and I thought, perhaps the RSS had changed or some such.

Happy New Year,best wishes for a safe, healthy and prosperous 2012, and I know full well how difficult it is to blog meaningful when you're "covered up" in other tasks, but do give an occasional"heartbeat" post just to say "I'm alive" and Clothed/unclothed"

Frank Van Haste said...

Dear Trix:

So very nice to hear from you! Best wishes for a healthy, prosperous and SAFE 2012. And, please do regale us with what you've been about, as time permits.

Regards,

Frank

Anonymous said...

Hooray! You're back! And alive!

For three months I've been quietly watching my RSS reader for a sign of life over here. Once a month or so I'll even come to this site and check the comments in the last post (from Sept 25th, now from Dec 29th!) to see if there's any news there.

Good to have you back!

Anonymous said...

And there goes my coffee..right through my nose.

Murr Brewster said...

You're so delicate. I have a photograph on my blog of myself sitting on the toilet right now, and it doesn't make my butt look big. It's my big butt that makes my butt look big.

nec Timide said...

Welcome back! And with your usual panache. Hope you had a great time off and accomplished what ever it was you took the time to do.

Hope you have a prosperous and happy new year. I'm looking forward to sharing it vicariously with you.

Sue said...

So glad you're back. For months I was torturing myself by telling myself that you had started another blog but I wasn't one of the few you told about it (yes, yes, I have no life). I refrained from Google-stalking you though. Hope all is well and best wishes for 2012!

Ryan said...

Simply because nobody in the comments has been That Guy yet...pics or it didn't happen :).

I seriously considered an anonymous blog for a while, before deciding I had no chance of being consistent enough about covering my tracks,

Oh, and here's another way to blow your cover, courtesy an acquaintance who I knew from online contact, and then met in real life. They mentioned that it was interesting that I followed their public twitter account, but also their anonymous twitter account. Unfortunately for this person, I followed very few anonymous Twitter accounts, so that almost instantly gave away her anonymous identity...

Dave W said...

It's great to hear from you, and such a funny story - good job you noticed! There was the presenter talking about cold fronts when......



All the best for the new year!

Dave from the UK

d23w said...

What a nice surprise after your break. This is one of my favorite blogs! Hope the New Year is everything you want it to be!

Mike Kear said...

I want to join with everyone else, in saying 'welcome back'. I've missed you too. I selfishly hope you're going to be posting regularly again, because your blog is one of the few 'do not miss' reads on my schedule.

I hope 2012 is everything you hope for, and a whole lot more.

Thanks for all your blogging in the past. You've brightened my life a lot.

Dafydd said...

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda !

Hwyl Fawr - Dafydd

Richard said...

Welcome back indeed, and a very happy 2012 to you! I doubt that I'm the only one who has missed you.

YYC Dispatcher said...

Welcome back!

Now we just need to get Captain Doug back!

YYC Dispatcher

hawk205 said...

Mike kear said it ALL.
I'm so glad you're back

Tyler Hoppenfeld said...

Good to see I'm not the only one who misses this blog dearly, and here's to hoping the story that went along with the video can make its way onto this blog, even if the video does not.

GPS_Direct said...

I'll just say (in typical 'Trix fashion) "Yay!"

Happy New Year!

Aaron said...

Happy new year 'Trix! Good to hear from you :-)

Cheers,

Aaron

Anonymous said...

I've been waiting patiently for your return for, what, 3 months? You provide valuable insight. Please continue.

John Lennerton said...

HooRay! You're back!

Wishing you a safe and happy New Year.

Paul B said...

I must say that I am SOOO glad I wasn't drinking or eating anything when I got to the end of your blog!!!

Happy 2012!

Anonymous said...

Reminds me that some time back, one of the newer commercial TV stations in the UK had naked weather forecasters.

majroj said...

Two more ways to be "outed":

Use your photo as your avatar.

And post your radio license number (discoverable through FCC, might include address?).

Good to see your still about. Hoping you hadn't pranged and we would never know.

Captain Dave said...

OK, the world is right again!

Captain Dave said...

Ok, the world is right again.

Helicopter to cheltenham festival said...

Great to see your back, hopefully some more regular blogging to come?