Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My Two Year Blogoversary

Yesterday marked my second anniversary of blogger-dom. Yay for me. (Enthusiastically pats self on the back).

I guess this is the part where I'm supposed to talk about why I blog.

Answer: because I live in Podunkville, land of nobody like me; land of Am I Taking Crazy Pills For Thinking All Of This Is Off?**

And because I'm an introvert who masquerades as an extrovert, sometimes convincingly, sometimes not so much - to the point DH occasionally says "Quit faking, you don't like that person and that's fine."

I need to blog, and I really, really enjoy my online community outlet. Thanks for sticking with me.

** By way of example, at a friend's house last night, one of DH's coworkers started teasing the hosts' 5-year-old son for sitting in his sister's pink Pottery Barn chair with her name embroidered on it, instead of the dark blue chair with his name on it. WTF? The coworker took a picture of the kid sitting in the pink chair and said he was going to send it to everyone at the kid's school. No really, WTF??? And that, my friends, is what Podunkville people are like.


Claudia said...

Really and truly, WTF? Asses who have nothing better to focus on.

nicoleandmaggie said...

Ooh, I always end up saying something that causes a long and awkward silence whenever the subject of gender differences comes up. Must be one of my hot button issues, and it sure does bug the crap out of me. (Though one of my standard responses, "Actually he gets that from me, his father was totally the opposite" doesn't seem to cause the silence. It's more the, "Really? Girl toys are so boring," that makes me parent non-grata.)

My standard with boys and pink or boys and jewelry is, "He must be very secure with his masculinity" sometimes followed with an implied that the person doing the talking isn't.

Vacationland Mom said...

YIKES! I'm sure things like that happen here where I live too, it sucks.

P.S. Congrats on your Blogoversary! I'm glad you're blogging :)

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

Happy Blogiversary!

mom2boy said...

The more people you can make uncomfortable, the better chance they'll have a thought they hadn't had before or do something not out of habit. A priceless gift to the world.

I'm feeling quite sensitive to the topic of narrowmindedness as my gf's father just told her he was offended she invited him to our engagement party seeing how he feels marriage should only ever be between a man and a woman. This man and his (second) wife stayed the night at our house over the holidays. Played with Tate. Ate our food. Hugged me.

Power to the boys in pink chairs! And the ones in blue that don't give a damn and would offer their seat to someone else, boy or girl.

Ugh. Sorry, Hush, super congratulations on making it two years!!! :)

Got It, Ma! said...

Congrats on the anniversary! Very cool. Please don't stop. Your blog is too much fun!

Ugh. That narrow minded b.s. winds me up like crazy. Sadly, I don't think that attitude is limited to Podunkville and it's ilk. It's everywhere. What's the matter with people? What is with this hyper-gendered age we're living in? Whatever happened to Free to Be You and Me, anyway? Can't say I ever imagined I'd pine for the seventies, but I might even take back the striped turtlenecks and bad hair if it meant that our kids could just be themselves without all kinds of gender-crazed judgmental insanity.

@Mom2boy - double-Ugh on your gf's father's attitude. So pointless and short sighted. Sorry you have to cope with that. FWIW, I'd come to your engagement party with bells on. Congrats!

paola said...

My son is that pink chair kid. Boo to the co-worker. Yay to you.

Congrats on the anniversary!

@mom2boy, congrats on your forthcoming nuptials!

feMOMhist said...

mazel tov and yes the interwebz is awesome for reminding one that alternate points of view do exist to the mainstream! I was so pissed when a kid in pre-k informed son that only girls like pink

Cloud said...

Happy blogoversary! Sorry I'm so late to come and add my good wishes. My in laws were in town. After reading about @mom2boy's future in laws, though, I think I have nothing to complain about on that front- they just kept us a little busier than usual.

Zenmoo said...

Yep - happy blogoversary from me too! I enjoy the way you keep it real!

Raina Cox said...

Mazel mazel, Babe!

And I don't know what's more offensive - the jackass coworker's reaction to outdated gender norms or the fact that the hosts had Pottery Barn chairs for their kids.

hush said...

@N&M - That's the perfect line: "He must be very secure with his masculinity." I wish I had said that.

@mom2boy - CONGRATS! Yeah, your future FIL sounds like a real treasure. (Let's bury him.) I hate the hypocrisy on the right: old white guys on their 4th wives (Gingrich, Limbaugh) who just love to tell others they can't marry because we've got to "defend the institution of marriage" while in the same breath insisting they want "Big Government" out of everyone's personal lives. I don't get it.

@Raina Cox - Amen, sister!