As I am sure you have all noticed, the number of posts here at Sepia Mutiny have declined during the past week. All of us have fled from our blogging world headquarters in North Dakota and are currently traveling parts of the country. I myself am safely ensconsed in a suburb of D.C. and will soon make my way up the coast for New Years festivities. Unfortunately, the safehouse I am currently at has only a 28.8 Kbps rate phone line, which means that every post is completed only after a Herculean effort. Similarly, the other mutineers are adjusting to life on the outside for a week or two. Our current situation is kind of like the one Morgan Freeman’s character faced in the Shawshank Redemption when he finally got out of prison. Life on the outside is hard to get used to after one has been institutionalised. I fear that many of us felt the same as we left North Dakota. We do want a shot at a normal life though. Hopefully we will run into some of our readers on the outside during these holidays.
As the year draws to a close, we at Sepia Mutiny would once again like to thank our readers and wish them a happy holiday season. I am sure that I can safely speak for my co-bloggers when I say that any success this site sees is only partially attributable to the bloggers here. Our readers and their comments complete us. We have now logged over 2 million visitors. SM has also gotten two recent shout outs and I’d like to point them out as thanks. Today Feedster named us the #5 Feed of the Year.
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But…look who else is currently hot. Beautiful women. This means that the blog Sepia Mutiny is hot at the same time as beautiful women. Logic dictates that the bloggers at Sepia Mutiny should therefore be dating the beautiful women mentioned in the article, no? It only seems fair that I should be dating Hammasa Kohistani since the blog I write for is “hot”…just like her. I was starting to get carried away with this line of thinking when I read the column headline again. It says, “Hot Blogs and Hotter girls.” These girls are still hotter than the blog and thus are out of my league. Damn the fine print. Foiled once again.