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Clearly, Pendennis is very busy commenting. Photo: Me.
Pendennis is very busy commenting in a hotel room in Oshkosh, WI. Photo: Me.


The new coat of paint that the ol’ PG got a number of weeks ago (thanks, Sally!!) didn’t just make ‘er prettier; it also fixed several things.

You can comment on a post now, for example.

Comments never worked on the old platform. I don’t know why because that’s above my pay grade. (Pay grade = zero grades.) I would’ve liked to see reader comments on the posts themselves but bad things happen when Pendennis tries to change “widgets” on blog “dashboards.” (More on this below.) So my Facebook page was the place where beguiling, effervescent, almost wickedly attractive PaperGirl readers would leave comments. But as many of you have discovered, you can leave comments on posts now and I hope you will.

While we’re on the subject: PaperGirl readers are funny, insightful, compassionate, and have excellent grammar. I know this because of the comments, wherever they may be. I see few typos; I see critical thinking. I see thoughtful sentences. I am often moved to LOL.

I don’t comment back too much, however, because I simply can’t. I can’t! Writing this blog takes many hours a week; to reply to more than a meager few means to reply to everyone and that means adding many more hours to producing the blog. Right now, I can’t afford to do it. If there’s someone out there with buckets o’ money who wants to underwrite the ol’ PG, this will change immediately. You know where to find me.

The other fix that has been done has to do with the broken RSS/subscription button that had been giving me fits for awhile. Please re-subscribe if you haven’t been getting your email when I post a new post! I love you. I’m sorry.

The button was broken a month or so ago when Pendennis tried to be cute and re-write the “Mary Fons: New Post” subject line. He broke it, not me. I would totally know how to not do that. Totally.

So, friend, subscribe and comment and underwrite. Or two out of three.

8 Responses

  1. Deb
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    I am blushing. “Almost wickedly attractive.”

  2. Mary
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  3. James Erlichman Rudolfo Koenig
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    Oh you gorgeous hunk of woman, if Only I were rich! As is I can only re-offer the only offer I can re: you can forever be my Huma Abedin and I will be your forever Karl Rove… remember, a stitch in a quilt is a stitch in time, our love time. And now, that’s all for the weird sh@#. Have a good day, Fons. Hope grad school is treating you well. anyhow, you go Paper Girl, you go. p.s. this blog is a lovely shade of mellow, it makes my day. Will watch you and your Mom tomorrow – y’all are both much better looking than Norm Abrams. Trump/Clinton WTF ? America Needs A king! Go King Jim Go!

  4. Debby
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    Naughty Pendennis, you are good for a laugh, I love you on PBS, stay funny!

  5. AJ
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    Gee, thanks Mary. Now that Meatloaf song will be playing in my head all day! In spite of that, I complied with the two out of three request. That doesn’t mean I don’t love you, only that I am also in grad school and only have a shot glass o’ money. I’d share if I had buckets.

  6. Laura Jean Rusin
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    Poor Mary, Pendennis was just trying to help. Ah well, I suppose trouble is to be expect. After all, the Pendennis is mightier then the “sort”. (I know, I know … very bad pun, but the imp in me couldn’t resist.) Have a GREAT day!

    • Jennifer
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      If an infinite number of sock monkeys are given an infinite number of laptops, how long until they create the complete history of Papergirl posts?

      Keep typing, Pendennis!

  7. Sarah
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    Yay, I get to leave a comment. Now all I have to do is think of something worth saying. Oh, dear!

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