Whew!  That was close!  I was sitting in bed tonight, watching food-themed youtube videos as we’re wont to do, when I suddenly realized: “Holy crap!  I haven’t blogged yet!”

To the average blogger this would be no big deal.  But for me – well, I’ve been blogging daily for over twelve years and I just know that if I ever missed a day, blog regulars would be beside themselves with worry.

To be honest, I’m amazed it’s never happened before but I suppose blogging is now second nature to me, as natural a part of my daily routine as brushing my teeth or plotting revenge.

Many of you have discovered this blog over the years, no doubt inadvertently stumbling upon it in your searches for Stargate, pugs, or squash-stuffed agnolotti photos while others happened by more recently.  I often think back to some of those early regulars who have disappeared over time and wonder what happened to them.  Like Bugguy, the microbiologist who never missed an opportunity lecture me about the risky food I consumed, Emily my first virtual dinner date, or PG15 who won the flocking.  Early followers like Carolina and ThornyRose, SueS and snowcrush, Stillhere and scarym, ShipperAhoy and Tokiya2, GateGipsy and alyburns, FlatLandDan, Ugly Pig, Miho, Nolamom, kiwigator and Sun Dancer to name but a few.  And, of course, good ole Anonymous.  Where’d they go?

Anyway, put your minds at ease.  Here’s one more entry for the personal record books.  Along with a few updates:

Tomorrow, Ivon, RT, Robbie and I head to the production offices where I will set up (ie. bring in a bottle of whiskey if I remember), talk to Production Designer Ian Brock about the plans for those standing sets, and finally pull the trigger on the crew.  Also, maybe, Burgers Priest for lunch.  Just like old times!

Also, got word of a second script order for my Untitled Awesome Project!  The broadcaster and production company both seem very excited about it and the magic 8-Ball says “Outlook good”, but I’m going to temper expectations.  Even though the series overview and pilot  are, easily, the most cuckoo-bananas things I’ve ever written and I’ll be absolutely heartbroken if we don’t make a t.v. show you’ll all instantly fall in love with, I’m not going to get ahead of myself.

And, to put the exclamation point on the day, just heard back on pitches for two comic book projects, both sci-fi and both equally well-received.  Follow-up call next week to discuss.

Hey, blog-readers.  Roll call!  When did you start hanging out and what brought you here?

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Colleen Scott
Colleen Scott

I don’t know the exact date but it was around the time we were trying to save #Darkmatter.

Gforce
Gforce

Well, you know I’m still around, and to be honest I can’t remember when I started. It seems like forever ago, but I think about 10 years or so. I expect I’ll be here until forever. Um, I hope that didn’t sound like a threat, LOL!

If you ever missed a blog entry, I would be sure that some terrible fate had befallen you, and I mean I suppose we’d have to all go on, but what would be the point?

Great news about the UAP! Hopefully things keep moving well on that front. Was there any more news about that spark of hope for some kind of resolution for Dark Matter? I’m hoping no news is good news.

I don’t recognize a lot of those names, but I’m pretty sure Nolamom was one of the regulars that passed away a few years ago. sad

Kevin McCarthy

I started during the Dark Matter revival attempts.

2cats
2cats

Gee, it’s been years and years Joe. I do remember realtime behind the scenes of SG Atlantis and SGU. You had Jelly, Maximus, Bubba and Lulu, and blogged about how to air travel with all 4 of them, their sweet antics and always lovable pics.

I discovered this blog by a reference in someone’s article about Stargate. At least, I think that’s the gist of it. I used a different sceen name for awhile here.

And I discovered Stargate via a free week of Showtime premium channel, instantly loved it, then pined away in misery, until it showed up on SyFy. Yay!

I read this blog daily and am sure it’s part of my life. I am choosy about when to comment though. I too, miss some of the early members.

Eagerly awaiting more behind the scenes, insider info about producing your new project.

Meanwhile… freezing solid here in NJ, 10′ F right now br-r-r-r!
Night, night.

Quantum Mechanic®👽 (@JamesEFinch)

I’m on my second year of subscribing to your blog and your writing always impresses, mainly because it’s so down to earth and easily relatable as many of the authors or producers of shows I’ve become enamored with are rarely so close to their fans and to the genre they create for. We have a lot in common and even though we’ve never met in person, when I read of your exploits, adventures and colorful opining, it’s like I’ve known you for a long time. That’s a great gift you have, not only in writing in such a real and open way, but to let everyone share in your life through your blog. You make us feel like family. It’s much appreciated. Your sense of humor is probably what draws me to you most, aside from our liking of so many of the same things. Your blog would be missed even for a day, so I’m glad you didn’t forget today. Always remember how much you are appreciated and cherished for not what you create, but for your personality and attention to the fans.Thanks for being you!

Ponytail
Ponytail

OMG!! I can’t believe you almost forgot your blog entry and us! Time to start leaving reminder Post-It Notes around everywhere. You would have woken up to several “Joe are you okay? I’m worried about you.” comments. And you are correct, we would have thought the worse… broken leg or heart attack.

Remember commenter Green? He/she always just wrote “Check.” I found your blog during the fantastic Stargate Atlantis series run. I was googling the ever-so-handsome Jason Momoa and came upon your blog. I hung around despite the Atlantis cancelation because of the dogs and your interesting life and writing. Maybe it was 2007, I’m not sure. Now we are growing older together. Better get those Post-It Notes…..

Tom Gardiner
Tom Gardiner

I think I stumbled across it searching for Stargate-y things perhaps about the time SGU ended, give or take? I’ve only recently been anything of a commenter and I’m irregular. With comments, that is.

Gildermcc
Gildermcc

ROLL CALL: I folllwed you here from your GateWorld blog in the mid-2000s, probably after meeting you in person at Gatecons 2002–2004.

As a matter of fact, I met some San Antonio neighbors through your blog…

Line Noise

I figured it out last time but my Google-fu is failing me this time. I think my first comment was sometime in 2010 or 2011. I would have been reading a little before that.

I honestly can’t remember how I found out about your blog. I’m 100% sure it would have been Stargate related but I don’t know which site sent me your way. I came for Stargate but I stayed for the food porn!

I remember ThornyRose in your list of gone and, mostly, forgotten users. I don’t recognise anyone else!

“cuckoo-bananas” – I can’t wait! That should be the title!

utopian
utopian

I arrived during that dramatic period which witnessed the end of Dark Matter and the start of the Tweetstorms and stayed for the food and pug pics as well as the travel advice. I also stayed for the behind-the-scenes insights and trade talk. As an aspirational writer I love hearing about the industry and all that goes into pitching projects and bringing them to the screen. Finally, congratulations on the UAP, hope that magic 8-ball continues to be reliable!

26Mengel
26Mengel

I started following your blog when Dark Matter began. I was not really a huge Sci-Fi fan until D.M. I still miss the show and the cast. I love reading your blog and look forward to hearing about various foods and places to eat. If I get a chance to visit Toronto, I want to check out some of the places you’ve mentioned, especially burgers, fried chicken, coffee and desserts. I might even sample poutine, but I am holding out until I visit Montreal or Quebec.
I also enjoy hearing about what books you’ve read and seeing which comics you like. I have recently restarted collecting comic books again and I am now reading more Sci-Fi. Thank you for sharing all your insights.

cat4444
cat4444

Don’t recall exactly when I started reading the blog, but it was back in the old blogspot days. I believe it was SGA that brought me here.

Lynn
Lynn

Tend to read but not comment. That said, I look forward each day to your blog which I started reading about 8 or 9 years ago I think. Came because of Stargate, but I quickly became a fan of your love of dogs, good food, – especially chocolate, reading, and Japan. Also really liked Dark Matter. And who couldn’t love reading about Akemi’s cooking and her latest fashions for the dogs. Look forward to hearing more about your new projects.

Paul Lanciani
Paul Lanciani

I just now realized that you have a blog. I guess I wasn’t paying attention. Then again, I don’t think I’ve ever read a blog before. This is my first.

Marsha_R
Marsha_R

I think I came for the SGA and stayed for the food. Not sure exactly when though.

Cheryl L Martin

Not sure but sometime after Dark Matter was canceled and I wandered around looking for information about saving it.

Jon Robert Hrubesch

Ian Brock left a message on my phone to use some of my artwork for a Dark Matter TV Show. I thought it was some kind of science documentary for PBS or something. I was surprised to hear it was actually for a science fiction TV show that would be airing on the Syfy channel. After calling Ian and confirming things I looked up all that I could find about the show on the web which led me to your blog. That was when I discovered that you were the show runner for Dark Matter and that you had written on, one of my favorite shows, Stargate. I’ve been looking forward to your blog posts ever since. Thanks for continuing them.

I was also enjoying the YouTube videos you were posting. I hope you find time to make more of those in the future as well. smile

shaneac1
shaneac1

When SG-U was cancelled.

Tim G
Tim G

Don’t remember the when, but it was definitely Stargate that brought me here. And Dark Matter kept me here, as will I’m sure your upcoming shows as well. No better place to get real and accurate information than here.

Sunstonetal
Sunstonetal

Hey Joe, I’ve been reading your blog since well before 2009 – I’m pretty sure I found your blog through Gateworld waaaay back in the day. However my only proof comes from March 2009, when I participated in a Book of the Month discussion for The Book of Joby. https://josephmallozzi.com/2009/03/02/march-2-2009-the-book-of-joby-by-mark-j-ferrari/ . A LOT has changed since then. I have your blog entries pop up everyday on my RSS feed smile

I don’t comment much because I discovered my comments show up in google searches when I search my username – perhaps it’s time to change identities!

Ken
Ken

Hello,
I do not remember exactly when I subscribed, it was sometime around the cancellation of Dark Matter. I don’t reply on a daily basis but do read it everyday.
How many books have you read this year? I haven’t read one yet. Though, I am working my way through a textbook for a course I am taking.

Tuptiang
Tuptiang

just saw on Facebook an add for a T-shirs where RDA hits a ball into the puddle as the Gen. Hammond calls to him and T’elke (website called Due 90ers). RDS shouts back,”In the middle of by backswing?!” I got interested in your blog because I was listening to the Director’s comments and they were talking on how Amanda Tapping was leaving the show and you were blogging about it (SG-Atlantis). In fact I was watching a comedy program today and thinking to myself on how funny your shows could be. You have given me some good belly laughs.
also, I was thinking haven’t read from Tanker Guy in a long time

Michelle
Michelle

Dude! I’ve been here since Day 1 when you started blogging about that year’s trip to Japan. In fact I mentioned and linked to it on the Solutions forum, then Gateworld stole my post and announced your blog like they discovered it. Not that I hold a grudge, heh. I’ve never missed reading an entry, even if I don’t comment that often. Your persistence and consistency are truly inspirational – I can’t even fathom it!

stray
stray

i signed up after dark matter was cancelled. unfortunately my letter seem to have missed the deadline for the prop cleanout, stupid europe mailing system..

Kirsten
Kirsten

I think I started reading your blog in 2009 and of course came because of Stargate. I can’t remember how I found out about it though it may have come up from Gateworld or a link post. I know that you and SGU are the reason why I started following John Scalzi, which consequently led to my reading his books. But I’ve stuck around because I enjoyed Dark Matter and I’m looking forward to checking out what else is to come! Hah, and you were very polite when I introduced myself at the Vancouver pie off! Ah, pie. The great bringer of people. I’ll consign myself back to the RSS feed lurking status. 😊