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Gailcalled hit 20k! Is she the first?

Asked by knitfroggy (8982points) September 20th, 2009

Congrats Gailcalled!

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phoenyx's avatar

(AstroChuck, Marina)

skfinkel's avatar

I am guessing she is the first. Congratulations.

hearkat's avatar


Congrats, gailcalled!

Zen's avatar

I’ve seen a couple with over 20. Congrats.

phoenyx's avatar

oh yeah

Congratulations to @gailcalled

AstroChuck's avatar

Congratulations, Gail! You are one of my very favorites and it’s an honor to share membership with you in Club 20K!

applesaucemanny's avatar

hey… I’m not late to the party this time, CONGRATS! @gailcalled !!!!

Les's avatar

Whoo hoo! Free lurve post!

Oh, yeah. Way to go, gailcalled!

Jeruba's avatar

No, she is the third. Marina was first and AstroChuck was second. It is still a huge achievement!

Overflowing bouquets of congratulations to you, dear @gailcalled, and a bonus mouse for your friend. I was stalking you today for just this moment, and I missed it! But I’m still in the first ten.

Buttonstc's avatar

Yippee for you Gail !

Congratulations !

Dr_C's avatar

Hooray! congratulations!!!!

Tink's avatar

Congratulations Gailcalled! Thanks for correcting me on my grammar and French every now and then. :)

aprilsimnel's avatar

Woohoo! I think you’re number three!

Three is a magic number. A little Bob Dorough for you, @gailcalled! Congratulations!

whatthefluther's avatar

Gail….congrats on your 20k. We’re on the road & I’m on iPhone so more later. Sending lots of love & lurve, Sherry & Gary/wtf

prasad's avatar

Congrats @gailcalled for 20k lurves milestone!

Edit: Why did @gailcalled not appear as a link? Is answer that gailcalled didn’t come on this page?

sccrowell's avatar

Gail, congrats from Mustang driver seat, gotta go now

lefteh's avatar


XOIIO's avatar

Congrats to @gailcalled, and all the other members of the 20k club. I only hope to even close to what you have all achieved. Keep up the good work, I’ll be waiting for the 40k club!

XOIIO out.

Dog's avatar

(And Milo who typed some funny and lurved posts!)

Insomnia's avatar

Can I get in on this action?

brinibear's avatar

Congrats! @gailcalled that is really awesome!

loser's avatar

Congrats!!! Woo-Hoo!!!

Damn_Tony's avatar

Congrats gailcalled!

Strauss's avatar

@gailcalled, congrats! Pancakes for all!

rooeytoo's avatar

I am awake but still missed it. Better a little late than never though,

Congratulations to you and your assistant.

He probably answers most of the questions and you take the credit!

Likeradar's avatar


evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Congrats, @gailcalled, couldn’t happen to a better person! You’ve always been one of my favorites.

augustlan's avatar

Congratulations Gail! This is definnitly, defiantly, definately definitely a moment worthy of celebration!

Bluefreedom's avatar

Congratulations Gailcalled. A terrific achievement to be sure and for one of Fluther’s most beloved. Outstanding.

AstroChuck's avatar

@augustlan- I rather like defiantly.

YARNLADY's avatar

* * * Y * A * Y * * * CONGRATULATIONS ! ! ! GOOD WORK ! ! ! * * * Y * A * Y * * *

perplexism's avatar

Amazing. Congrats!

Buttonstc's avatar


Ditto for me on defiantly. Has a unique ring to it :)

shego's avatar

oooo! a party! Congrads @Gailcalled I see you have much wisdom to offer :)

Tink's avatar

<——Waiting for @whatthefluther‘s speech. C’mon Gary! It ain’t gonna write itself!

markyy's avatar

Congratulations, I must admit I gave you a little extra lurve when I saw the counter on 19800, I don’t think you mind :) Like @Tink1113 I’ll be loitering in here till our autobiographical writer shows up.

sandystrachan's avatar

WTF must still be on teh road .
Tea and crumpets sorry about the lack of clotted cream :(

XOIIO's avatar

wow! Thx to everyone who gave me lurve! I’m that much closer 20k LOL.

rooeytoo's avatar

And where is the esteemed guest of honor? Perhaps she and Milo are having a night on the town?

markyy's avatar

Oh, I totally forgot.. Where are the mods! She only got 10k because Milo accounts for half of the lurve! I call Shenanigans!

Tink's avatar

@markyy It’s not her fault that Milo can’t keep his paws off the mouse.

Jeruba's avatar

You landed a good one, @Tink1113.

rooeytoo's avatar

@Tink1113 – that was a good one!

sandystrachan's avatar

What came faster the 10 or 20 k

mcbealer's avatar

aw… another special fluther moment!! Congratulations @gailcalled and many thanks…
I have always learned so much from your responses!!
I’m glad I’m logged on unlike the night Gary propsed to @sccrowell

peedub's avatar

She might not be the first but she surely is the best!

Congrats to the world’s favorite grammarian.
Maybe if I say more nicel things I can have some of her delicious vegetarian lasagna.

sccrowell's avatar

@Tink1113 , @markyy , @sandystrachan , Please be patient with WTF as I made him go with me to see my family in Bakersfield despite him not feeling well. I can tell you this, he was very excited with Gail’s milestone and was seriously tappin his iPhone. By the time we got home. He was barely able to drag his butt to bed. I’m sure he will be at his pc first thing in th morning if not sooner… Good night all =)

Tink's avatar

@sccrowell Fine, just because he is sick I’ll let him slide this time.

peedub's avatar

@sccrowell GET WELL SOON WTF!!

If you do, I promise to “lose them…”

sakura's avatar

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS on reaching 20k… started another party, not realising this one had started already!!! well deserved xx

bhec10's avatar


mattbrowne's avatar

Herzlichen Glückwunsch !!

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

Congratulations on the score, and the great answers gailcalled!

filmfann's avatar

Happy Happy Joy Joy! Congrats Gail!

jonsblond's avatar

Normally I might be a bit jealous of my husband having an online love affair in Finnish, but you are such a classy lady Gail that I don’t mind one bit. Congrats!

casheroo's avatar

Congratulations!! I hope Milo celebrates by giving you your thirty something mouse! hehe

Saturated_Brain's avatar

Haha congrats @gailcalled! We’re always never too old to learn new stuff, and you’re quite the example!

tinyfaery's avatar

Congrats! Well deserved.

bezdomnaya's avatar

Has gailcalled really not been on here to witness this outpouring of lurve yet? Well, in any case, congrats to Gail!! That is one crazy cool achievement. I have yet to even break 1K (but then again, I’m not nearly as active!).

bhec10's avatar

There’s a huge lurve-orgy going on here. And I like it!

bezdomnaya's avatar

@sandystrachan No clotted cream?!? But that’s the best part.

sandystrachan's avatar

@bezdomnaya I was thinking about the people who may be allergic to it , didn’t want a law suit after they opened the image :P

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

wow, that is an achievement! congratulations…imagine all the people who you’ve touched (and not in a dirty way)

Strauss's avatar

Congrats, Milo! You just pushed Gail over the mark! Pancakes for all!!!

rebbel's avatar

Hooray, hooray, hooray, hooray, hooray, hooray, hooray, hooray, hooray, hooray, hooray!

whatthefluther's avatar

I have had the pleasure and honor of greeting several newcomers and welcoming them to fluther. I don’t mean a brief word or two within a thread, but a direct PM, to someone who got my attention due to some insight or wisdom or perhaps just the tone of their responses. Navigating about questions and learning protocol come easily at this site, but that first PM, a direct one-on-one communication, usually catches newcomers off guard, particularly when the words are complimentary.

It was on the receiving end of such a dialogue that I met Gail. I already knew of @gailcalled. She and @johnpowell had very high lurve totals and seemed to be everywhere posting answers to questions faster than they could be asked. And it quickly became apparent these were two interesting individuals that were more than worthy of one’s attention. There was jp: young, street smart and a bit loose but nonetheless, his responses were right on without baggage or bullshit. And then there was @gailcalled: older, well educated, and wordly, very insightful but just as direct, even going as as far as pointing out spelling and grammar errors and with a quick hand at dispelling nonsense and misconceptions. And, it was obvious she was the matriarch of this site, protective of its excellence and potential and righfully proud of her nephew and his good friend for creating the place we’ve all come to enjoy.

I was honored to receive that first PM. Gail was tiring of always correcting errors and I must have displayed some adeptness in proper spelling and usage because she actually tried to pass the baton to me. I politely turned down that gracious offer but was soon trading very open PMs with this marvelous lady, sharing details of my health and her sharing her first hand knowledge of my disease and both of us sharing information more personal than either of us chose to share on the site.

We share similarities in backround, a love of language, knowledge and life itself, as well as a later in life gained appreciation of cats. We have laughed together and we have cried together. She has been there when I needed her, without fail, kind and warm and wonderful. We have established a bond of friendship based on trust and respect that, for me, is unmatched with anyone else here on fluther, save my lovely wife Sherry (@sccrowell) and more recently @marina, who I know also shares a mutual admiration with Gail. Those are three very special women to me and I’m a very lucky guy to have them in my life.

To my dear friend Gail and her wonderful sidekick Milo, congratulations on your 20K lurve milestone and entry to the big mansion, a very richly deserved achievement. And Milo, marina advises you will find the mansion quite accommodating….seems that little brat AstroChuck let some pet mice loose and they are multiplying very quickly. Do make yourselves comfortable but be prepared for guests. Our friend @johnpowell will be along shortly and, is it just me, or does it appear @Augustlan and @daloon have ignited 20k lurve-seeking afterburners?

Sending lots of love and lurve…Gary aka @whatthefluther aka wtf Many apologies for the delay and any spelling/grammar errors

sandystrachan's avatar

Welcome back @ Gary aka WTF woop wooop .

Jude's avatar

A wee late.

Gail, you were the first Jelly to put me in my place, haha! Really, though, always so helpful and honest. A big ol’ congrats to you!

marinelife's avatar

Of course, I am technically challenged, but I don’t understand why I don’t automatically get the congrats threads when I post on them all. OK, enough of my bourgeois whining. Sorry I’m late to the party.

Congratulations to @gailcalled! No one deserves it more. Gail is who I want to be when I grow up. She is witty, dry, and wise. She is erudite, charming, and fun. She is an incomparable.

When I think of Gail and Milo, I am reminded of the words of Robert Heinlein:

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”

chyna's avatar

I’m late too.
@gailcalled You were my first friend on fluther and it is because of you that I stayed. Your advice, your words of wisdom, your funny moments are all cherished by me. I love your Milo stories and look forward to hearing from him from time to time.
Congratulations on 20K and look forward to your next 10K.

Blondesjon's avatar

Todellista luokan toimia Fluther, ja olen varma, tiikeri ja potkut samoin.

If I could sum Gail up in one word it would be, unflappable. It’s a trait I respect deeply in another person and she is chock full of it.

If it stinks in here Fluther, it’s because Gail is the shit.

gailcalled's avatar

@All: Thank you very much. I missed this quip due to cat and mouse problems (#31½ arrived after a long and vigorous chase last night that kept me riveted). And I have been thinking about this:

“To atone for sins against another person, you must first seek reconciliation with that person, righting the wrongs you committed against them if possible. That must all be done before Yom Kippur.”

So, for those I have offended, insulted, ridiculed, or sinned against, I do apologize.

(The missing ½ mouse I believe was Milo’s late night snack.)

Milo here; Gail is such a poopyhead. I bet you believe that she thinks up all those clever comments herself.

nikipedia's avatar

@gailcalled, you are the only person in the world who makes me feel better when you put me in my place. Like some universal equilibrium is restored. If anyone in the world has all the right answers, I think you might be it. We are all lucky to have you here, Auntie G.

whatthefluther's avatar

@gailcalled….Shana Tovah to you and all. See ya….Gary/wtf

tinyfaery's avatar

That was a bit schizo @gailcalled.

Blondesjon's avatar

@tinyfaery . . .Don’t you mean schatzo?

tinyfaery's avatar

I don’t think so.

Blondesjon's avatar

I’m still using the “ch” like a hard “c”

sccrowell's avatar

Ahhhh @peedub , Will we never let @whatthefluther live that down? NOO Waayyyy!!!!!

elijah's avatar

Congratulations to Milo and @gailcalled! Sorry I’m late….

wundayatta's avatar

I so totally missed this quip that I thought I needed to ask it, myself!

Gail means a lot to me. She was one of the first people on fluther who pmed me, and she was very understanding of my problems. She was right there when I was at my worst, offering me support. We may not correspond much these days, but it comforts me seeing her flowering avatar and getting the occasional comment from Milo.

Well done, @gailcalled! Much deserved congratulations, and thanks, too!

irocktheworld's avatar

LETS PARTY!!! :D Whoo Hooo! :D Congratezz @gailcalled your awesome and you are a great flutherite! :D Enjoy your day! :) Sorry for being late :P

AstroChuck's avatar

I’m not sure what we should throw at the party; confetti or kitty litter?

If the later, we should probably not use the clumping kind.

gailcalled's avatar

@all: I am touched, amused and overwhelmed by the thoughtful, generous and personalized answers and PMs. Forgive me if I am slow to respond, due to life issues, the tenth anniversary of my brother’s death and Milo’s gift of mouse #34.

MIlo here; I however will gladly accept the offers of trips to spa, emerald (to match my eyes) ear stud, private glider lessons, a case of Dom Perignon, and fresh, wild salmon in return for Gail’s lurve points.

gailcalled's avatar

Gail here: Milo is suddenly hot on the trail of mouse #35, who is looking the worse for wear but still breathing. I wish him a quick death and I suppose that today is a good day to die.

So don’t mail gifts until tomorrow.

Jeruba's avatar

@Milo, look at that. She doesn’t even think you’ve topped a hundred. So she hasn’t found the boneyard over there at the edge of the woods yet?

elijah's avatar

what happens when Milo hits his 10K mouse count? Paaaaartaaaay!!!

marinelife's avatar

@elijah Not in mouse land.

rooeytoo's avatar

@elijah & @Marina – ahhhhh, but won’t the pussycat of the world be so proud!!!

marinelife's avatar

It would be beneath Milo’s dignity to preen, but I am sure he will be quietly smug!

gailcalled's avatar

@All; MIlo now is snoozing in my lap, after a less-than-exhausting day. Mouse #36 has just reported for duty and is scampering around. Maybe Milo needs to have the sun set in order to get his blood lust up.

His secretary (that would be me) is working on his thank-you notes.

gailcalled's avatar

Milo here; Well, by 8:45 that mouse was toast.

sccrowell's avatar

@gailcalled , After Milo has had his rest, would you mind asking him if I could send him my two cats? They will be his apprentice’s! I’m sure they will both be quick learners. Thomas has already started packing. Buddy on the other hand, is dragging his paws….

AstroChuck's avatar

(non-mod says) – Come on you guys. Stay on topic. This is about praising Gail’s accomplishment.
And shame on you, Milo. I would expect you to know better.

gailcalled's avatar

@AstroChuck: Milo here: Just who do you think pulls the strings in this household? Gail’s accomplishments? Ha.

@sccrowell: MIlo here, again: Tell Thomas and Buddy that they are more-than-welcome, but to expect the second-best bed. And there seem to be enough mice for all.

XOIIO's avatar

[mod says] @astrochuck, at least use the right brackets…

I’m not really a mod

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