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Dear BlogWorld, I Love You

August 12th, 2007

I love you for a lot of reasons, My Blog and BlogWorld.

1. I just found out that my auntie (my husband’s aunt) from Pittsburgh, Pa., and some of the women at her office read my blog! Hi Ladies (and Gents?) of Allegheny County! Leave me a comment. You can make up names (I did!), I don’t care. I am comment lover. (Me, as a child: “I’m dancing! Look at me! I’m siiiiiiiiiiinging, la la la…”) I am glad you’re here.

2. On that topic — if there is something you would like to read more of (or less of), any of you, please let me know. Cuz I don’t want to bore you. Although I freely admit I cannot be all things to all people, so don’t ask me for info on Wii’s or Ipods or I-Phones or any of that. You are better off asking the teenagers or my daughter to explain.

3. I like my blogger friends cuz they’re waaaaaaaaaaay less work than my real friends. They are happy with an occasional e-mail or comment. That reminds me — I need to call my real friends once in awhile. Is it too much trouble to go out for sushi, or meet at the pool? I think not. So, blogging has made me a little lax about “actual” (not “virtual”) relationships, but I do still have a social life, so whatever. It’s mostly all about my kids’ social lives nowadays, anyway, with all the birthday parties and friends over. Any free time I have I want to hang out with my husband, read, write, garden and catch up on chores.

4. I like looking at everyone’s FlickR photos, and keeping up with their lives. People out there sure have some interesting lives.

5. The BlogWorld takes me out of my own little world. I get lonely at home sometimes, and if it’s a day the kids are fighting me with their patented brand of Passive Resistance (“I will lie on floor and you will not be able to pick me up”), it isn’t much fun to go out and explore the city, go for a drive, see friends. But the blogs are always there.

6. I love writing every day, it keeps me sharp. Like a butter knife! No, really, I do love to have a place to put all my thoughts and ramblings. It makes me not so crazeee. And there’s something comforting about being able to talk with strangers and ask, is this normal? And they’ll tell you, “no, that’s extremely messed-up. Don’t put up with that!”

How come sometimes perfect strangers are more decent than the people who know you well and supposedly care about you? I try to treat everyone, close or not close, with the same respect. I do not always succeed. But do not be yelling at me when you’ve screwed up and tell me it’s my fault, cuz I’m not going to suck it up. I like being in my 40s — I don’t put up with people taking advantage anymore. And I can usually “find my words.” (I was always telling my kids, “Find your words, baby, don’t scream and hit,” and one day it occurred to me I needed to do the same.)

7. Thanks for reading.




  1. Jenny says

    Why are blogging friends important? Because we only know you through your writing voice….there’s no expectations or needs. We just are there.

    I really like your writing style, it’s like a conversation, real and not stilted. So go on and write about anything you like, love the PTA and school blogs the best!

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  2. WackyMommy says

    Jenny, thank you. That is a huge compliment. I’m glad you like the school stuff! It gets pretty juicy sometimes. ;)

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  4. LIB says

    We in BlogWorld love you, too. I like reading about your life and your thoughts on different things. At the risk of making you sad, I liked your writings that were about WackyDog.

    I think two things that makes your writing so good are your honesty and your sense of humor.

    So–more of the same, please.

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  5. Wacky Mommy says

    Lib, I love that everyone got to “meet” Wacky Dog through my posts! And now he’s a FlickR star, which is cool. I still get sad a little bit every day, thinking of him, but it’s not as bad as it was.

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  6. Daisy says

    #6 and #7 are me, too. I really enjoy the blogging world. It doesn’t replace my real friends, and that’s not its role.

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  7. Mallory says

    I like sushi. I’m just sayin’. I love my bloggy friends too!

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  8. edj says

    Hey I still want to go for sushi! I refuse to be relegated to only the Blogging World just cuz I can’t hyperlink!
    And seriously? I think you’re a great writer. I love your voice–it’s so real. I used to sometimes write down your conversations after we hung up the phone. You’re funny and witty and articulate. Keep blogging.

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