Friday, April 27, 2007

Some Boys Take a Beautiful Girl and Hide Her Away From the Rest of the World; I Wanna Be the One to Walk in the Sun

Ah, the weekend is upon us. And we are busy making a list of things to accomplish, such as get more gas for the grill and rototill and garden, garden, garden and laura time to sew and OP farmers market on saturday and KC farmers market on sunday. It's just a lovely list.

Friday Lego Love (aka: birth control)

I have many reasons why I write; some include a diary of sorts so I can remember what this is like, these bittersweet moments of having two very young boys with various medical issues, the mindset of myself (always trying to find the humor in it all, if you haven't figured that out yet), a chronicle of trying to find "me" in this chaos of mommy-ness.

But another reason why I write is to make people think. I know people with children who need more medical help than I could ever wrap my measly little brain around; I know people who think I'm somehow a saint for having to deal with the chronic allergy issues we have here. And I write to be provacative.

So dear anonymous reader who keeps leaving me seemingly horrible comments, thank you.

Words have a power, a control over people. And I'm proud to have reached a point in my writing where I can say something and someone, somewhere gets so upset that they shake their fists in the air, mumble "oh, I never" or have to say something, anything to convey how upset they are.

Knowing I am striking emotion in people -- laugher, disgust, any emotion -- that is an awesome feeling.

32 comments:

Chickenbells said...

It is an awesome feeling isn't it?! I always say (as these kind of people come into my shop and give me "kind suggestions" which prompts me to want to push an "ignore" button, like the one on a cell phone? And some of them are chronic complainers) at least they got pissed at me, because they obviously love to be pissed, and are getting some sort of payoff from it, and maybe they can take it out on me...someone who doesn't care, and can laugh it off instead of someone who does.

And my anonomous commenter left the word "YUM" after the panty report the other day...I was hoping it was some gorgeous doctor...but maybe it's the same person who is leaving you comments? LOL!

You rock! You know that, and I always start my day by looking at your blog first, because it makes me laugh and smile...Keep it up (bitches!)!

lera said...

I almost don't know what to say. You know how I feel about anonymous comments, having received a few of my own.

The only thing I can say (without starting to curse myself, which you already know I don't do) is ignore them. Obviously this person has no life of his/her own. They have to come read about your life. It is more appealing than their own so they come back often.

Also, they have no problem spewing out the profanity, so they really need to take a look at their own problems before pointing the finger at someone else.

I like how you ended your post about the expression of emotion. Any is better than none! Good attitude.

Marsha said...

To the best MOTHERFUCKING MOMMY,

I think this means you are famous now. The anonymous commenter only bothers famous bloggers. What a bunch of crap.

I hope you have fun at the farmers markets and gardening. I am hoping to do a whole lot of the same.

LauraJ said...

this brings me back to the real moms post...
real moms swear... anonymous: get the fuck over it!

ps little boys don't read blogs anyway!!

jac said...

i'm not a commenter, but you earwormed me with Cyndi Lauper NOOOOOOOO....

And I don't understand the commenters on the wristlet post -- are they condemning you for swearing at your sewing machine? Seriously? Really, the internet is no place for these people. They must get outraged on a COCKSUCKER regular basis. Just thought I'd throw that in there, hopefully someone spilled their Earl Grey.

beki said...

Anonymous need to get over their fucking self!
Rock on, Sista!!

Ali said...

Oh I am laughing about the torrent of pottymouth that commenter unleashed!!

As every child knows, there's nothing like being told not to swear...

And if your commenter really had manners, they should know that if they don't like what they read, they should just MOVE THE FUCK ON and leave us enjoying ourselves.

Now will someone please explain to me why Lego=birth control? Am I being particularly dense here??

MéLisa said...

Oh that is fabulous! To feel so strongly about your convictions that you post anonymously!!!! I bet that person is the head of the FCC, because they seem to think that we are a bunch of lemming that can’t use a remote control to change the friggin channel when we happen upon something that offends us. Yup that is exactly what we need to more people policing our every move, surely this county wasn’t founded on the want for freedom was it???? Hmmmmm Don’t even get me started!!! Oh wait you already did! Well fuck! Rock on Beeeeeotich!

laeroport said...

Well, SHITFUCKDAMNPISSHELL! Mr/Ms Anonymous doesn't want to read your swearing they should (fuck off and) go somewhere else.

And I am pretty sure people fail to realize that you don't actually swear that much when the words come out of your mouth. So maybe you really just have "potty fingers."

You rock. We love you. Continue pushing buttons. And hey, woman, you left quilt show off that list!

hazeljoy said...

what a pathetic person to leave such a rude pointless anonymous message on your site.
how bloody cowardly.
there's enough negativity in the world without someone deliberately trying to put someone else down.
stop it or grow some guts and leave your name.

Angelina said...

I am in total agreement, if you really need to say something, have the balls to use your name.

Also, there are other crimes of language besides swearing, one of them is purposely spelling words incorrectly, as in "ur" in place of your. I hope she/he doesn't let any children see that crap.

Our blogs are places that we can let the mom-badge slip for a while. I swear way more on my blog than I do in real life. And I have managed to rarely let a swear word slip in front of my kid. But so what? If he doesn't hear it from me he's going to hear it from somewhere else.

I mostly come here for the profanity and humor: the two most effective ways to relieve stress that I know of.

kristi said...

Well, I never (clutching my pearls)! It's funny how upset people can get over random blog posts. Especially when many of us do most of our cursing online, to relieve tension. Swear words ... better than Valium. :)

Mary said...

Keep it real! I'd much rather read you, as you are, then some sanitized version of you that only vaguely resembles you.

Anonymous said...

Isn't that the maddest thing - I never knew that people were forced to read blogs!

robiewankenobie said...

i feel ya. apparently i'm the motherfucking litmus test for our local stitch 'n' bitch. every time i drop the f-bomb, two people quit the list. it's a good way to weed out the people who don't take the bitch part of the group seriously. *grin*

karen said...

The list of comments so far is the perfect viewing for a Friday night - hilarious - hope the anonymous commenter is pleased with what they have unleashed!!

Anonymous said...

I used to work in a newsroom, so swearing was second nature for a quite a while. As soon as the kid starting trying out sounds, they were banished from my vocabulary (hubby already didn't swear, the wholesome Canadian). Still, while at a wholesome, religious friend's house, the kid unleashes "f*! f*! f*!" when I ask her to put on her coat. First, I feigned "Are you saying, fork, honey?" to save face. But then when we got in the car all I wanted to correct her on her usage, since she obviously wasn't upset enough to use that word, but instead, I just told her never to use the word again. What can you do? We try to shield them by only swearing when they're not around or on blogs, but it doesn't really work. I mean, really, if you want to be emphatic about something, nothin's better than the good ol' f word.

Heather (blog-reader, non-blogger and certainly not your anonymous commenter)

amy h said...

How bizarre. I certainly wish I had enough free time to sit around reading things that I don't want to read.

Words are just words. People can say horrible things to their children using the most polite words. It's the sentiment that matters, and it's clear that with your family, the sentiment is full of humor and love.

Meegan Blue said...

Have you ever watched the HBO series Deadwood? Eric and I have been getting it on Netflix, and sooooo love it. And, wow, that show is h.e.a.v.y on the profanity. But it's fun, 'cause for days after we watch it not only are we speaking with a complete western drawl, but we say things like, "Hey cocksucker, where the fuck is the motherfuckin' toothpaste?" or "Goddamnit, get the fucking hoopleheads in bed now!"

At any rate, I adore you. Just the way you are.This is YOUR blog after all, isn't it?

xo
M

PamKittyMorning said...

Anonymous can suck it. Why do they think people need their opinion anyway? Or that its the only one..

Chara Michele said...

If you don't like it, don't read it:)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the farmer's market!

Momma Pajama said...

Hi Laura,
You rock! Don't let the doodooheads get you down! You probably have less gray hair than I, who suppress the &%$#@!

Bitterbetty said...

I think making peole feel like they have something to say is all fine and dandy. God knows, even people who love and understand me sit in judgement (on their little thrones.) I just think that if you have something critical that you need to share.. Don't Do It Anonoymously.. I mean really. Grow a set.

And I am so happy for those who don't fucking swear. Self righteous Piety is so pretty to those of us with guttermouths.

Angel Jem said...

You have something to say, say it. You speak with swear words that's your choice; you don't like swear words, don't read them. But this person (anon) should be brave enough to own their own words just as you own your words and if they don't like the way you talk they should just tootle off. I like what you have to say, I may not always approve (very school marm) of all the vocabulary you use but I recognize your right to use it whilst also hoping you have the responsibility not to use it around other folks kids. Mr/Mrs Anomnymous, come on out & be brave. And Mrs N.A.B, keep on posting!

Angelina said...

I'm so glad I came back to read more comments-you all have me totally cracking up! I love a good rallying around swear words.

I have a feeling the anonymous commenter is history. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

as I don't have an account, I am posting as anonymous.... and I was with ya, capo... but now I'm not sure who has the most venom... I cuss, be it right or wrong....but I try not to do it in front of any kid... guess the 'original anonymous' stirred up quite a reaction... any way you look at it, some interesting topics have been highlighted...

Leanne said...

Ahhhh.... quality reading this evening!

We know you don't really live the blog vocabulary. But ain't it grand that we can come out here and let it all out through our fingertips?

Yeah, 'cause I am teaching my kids to read post by post from N.A.B.

Are ya kidding me, anonymous? I come here to get away from that 'keep it nice and courteous' part of my life! Keep it up girl, and drop an f-bomb for me!

samantha said...

I actually don't think anonymous comments should be allowed, I mean have some balls. Why do these people bother anyway? do they not have anything more interesting to do? Sad.

Hey and thanks Laura for pointing out that I am a sucker for any damn thing on the web!! male pregnancy of course I believed it :)

luckybeans said...

Oh damn. I couldn't read the comments as my browser is acting up.

There went today's entertainment. Sigh.

Oh, and? I think I am in love with you.

Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

(Awfully tempting to start sending you anonymous comments now, by the way).

xo
Katurah

samantha said...

i just got an anonymous comment - can you catch this?! :0

monica said...

... and if they feel sooo strongly about it... why are so scared to leave their real name?

CHICKEN!!!

yeah, why lego/birth control?

Sussanah said...

I don't know if you have heard of Scottish comedian Billy Connelly but he is a fucking funny man. He swears alot, ALOT and he tells a story about a woman in the front row of one of his concerts, tsk tsk tsking away at his swearing, he thinks to himself, what the fuck are you doing here and then he says, "Oh I'm sorry madam, am I bothering you with my swearing?" She says "Yes" and he says, "Oh I'm so sorry, I feel like such a cunt."