I'm doing a little house cleaning and un-following a number of blogs that no longer post, or have pissed me off for one reason or another, when I came across one that's been missing for a very long time... Simon's Ramblings.
Early on in my blog career I came across Simon's site (I believe I got it from JadedJ) and began following what was one of the most creative and entertaining blogs I've yet encountered. Simon, an elderly English gentleman, created a fantasy world filled with lustful innuendos and illegitimate daughters (three of his followers) and included exceptionally well done fictional postcards and letters (presented as photos) from him to and from his past lovers, covering the circumstances of the births of his "illegitimate daughters," and most anything else that crossed his fancy. All of it was very entertaining and prompted some of the most creative comments dialog I've had the pleasure of participating in. And best of all, it was done with class.
The point of this is, Simon's been missing for a very long time and his blog has been taken down and I fear the worst. I have no way of verifying this, but I believe Simon has passed on. It's the first loss of a blog friend that has touched my heart.
So... turns out this whole thing's been a big mistake. According to Doug, Simon is alive and well and simply quit blogging. As dumb as it makes me feel, I'm really happy to learn that.