From Talooolah, who isn’t to my knowledge a literary device. Wheither or not she’s a metaphor?
2010/06/26 at 3:01 pm | In reply to 12dogsblog.
no that is not what you sound like,
it is after all your blog, your domain.
I am pleased that you responded because your words and descriptions of this fictional character, your taloolah, are very similar to me.
Taloolah is my nickname, something i adopted at age 11 whence smoking weed with some school friends when i attended a allgirls catholic school, i was going through my rebel phase…something i still have parts of. I was dubbed this alias and since then (11 years down the track) have continued to write it in alleyways and toilets and sometimes less then respectful places when i have had a few too many and lose my boundaries.
Hence why i googled it as i have been a bit of a tornado lately (my new nickname) and done a few silly tags in silly places so was searching the web to see if there were any haters.
Alas i stumbled upon this (aptly named as i am a huge fan of dogs) blog and read your words in awe.
As a fellow fan of folk and guitars and tears and despairs and nautical shanty vibes i couldn’t help but wonder if you had seen some of my posts on other social networking sites under the fictional character that is our taloolah/talooolah.
Seems she is pretty worldwide.
I am from new zealand.
Where are you from?
Sorry for the confusion..lets be friends ”
Can’t always get the comment moderating thing to work. Might have to communicate in this lopsided fashion. Do you mind?
Would love to get to know you but must warn you that I might be boring. Most of my life has been spent in the rural deep south. I’ve been lucky to travel both here in the US and overseas. Never been to the Pacific Rim. Would love to but it’s out of my budget and too far for my boat to travel. I really do have a boat but it’s very small. A day sailer. Plus I have pups who aren’t interested in becoming boat dogs. Would have to find them a (temporary) home before I could sail to such a faraway place as NZ. Maybe someday.
I don’t think that we’ve ever crossed paths. I have chatted with two people who were nicknamed Taloolah. Neither lived in NZ or Austrailian. The good news is that they were both well liked. So you’re nick is safe. Perhaps the similarities are the fault of cosmic coincidence or maybe Carl Jung.
Well that’s a start. I won’t hold you to your query about us being friends. As I said, you might find me boring. Then maybe not. I’ve had online friends who were very much different. We seemed to get along okay. Let’s give it time. See what happens.
So what is your life like in NZ. Here it’s in the middle of summer so we’re trying to stay cool. It’s a rural area so folks are busy harvesting and bailing hay. The peaches and blue berries are coming in now. So are the — lol I”m sorry. Sounds like I’m giving you the farm to market report. Let’s just say that life here is hot and consumed with vegetation. And maybe politics too. And the BP oil spill. Meanwhile I’m keeping my head down and trying to write.
LOL See. Told you. Boring. I’m thinking that’s why I love to write. Keeps my imagination out of trouble yet busy.
I hope that you’ll also understand if I’m not so quick to tell details of my life here at the farm. I will tell you that I’m not a criminal or anything. Not to worry.