Thursday, September 24, 2009

In the words of my best friend, Doreen, "Do you want me to punch you in the head?"

Hot Stuff is the only person in my real life who knows I have a blog. Not even my sister or my best friends know about it: I am debating whether or not to tell them. So far, I have kept it private for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I want to be able to write what I want, when I want, about whomever I want. Secondly, I was a bit afraid my friends would think my writing was stupid.

I have come to realize that I am no less honest in real life than I am on my blog. I thought if people I knew in real life were reading, I might feel like I had to change the style or content so I don't offend anyone. You know what? The people who love me, love me. My people will tell me if their feelings get hurt. They know I'm tactless, blunt, and inappropriate. I make jokes about sensitive subject matter in real life way more that I do on my blog. At least here, I can edit out the really piss-poor stuff. All the other peripheral people in my real life who would be offended? They can kiss my ass if they don't like it.

As for being afraid my friends would think less of me because of my lack of mad writing skillz, well, I think that might just be a wee touch of the fear of failure/rejection that everyone has. They are my friends. They are my friends because they like me. Chances are, they would like the way I write.

I know what Doreen would say about all of this: "Do you want me to punch you in the head? Because I would gladly do that for you."


Last night, Hot Stuff came home with his chest all puffed out like he was cock of the walk ('cock' *snicker*) because the girl at the dry cleaners hit on him when he went in to drop off his work clothes. The conversation:

"The hottie at the dry cleaner's hit on me today."

"Mm-hmm. I'm sure she did honey."

"No, but she did. Seriously."

What did she say, exactly?"

"She said, 'MMMM.. You smell great!'"

"Oh yeah? What did you say?"

"And I taste even better."

Please refer to title of post.


Do you know anybody who deserves a punch in the head today?


  1. HA! Love that he was stupid enough to relay the conversation to you. Bahahahahaha.

    And tell your friends, it'll be fun!

  2. To be honest, opening up my blog to people who do know me has changed the way I write. In fact, I still feel like I'm slowly rediscovering my voice, in spite of their presences. It's not because I'm different online, it's not because I'm less honest - it's simply that I was used to the anonymity.

    Now, I'm having to relearn the open and honest writing and totally disregard the self-conscious feelings I've got going on.

    It's been a struggle.

  3. wyliekat, i think you hit the nail on the head there. i AM self-conscious. in person, i am extremely private and reserved. i do not share myself with many people; i have a few very close friends, and i keep everyone else at arm's length.

    i would feel self-conscious if a casual acquaintance were to read my blog and ask me about it in person.

  4. That is funny. My husband is the only one who knows about my blog!

  5. I don't think I could have lived with the stress and anxiety that someone might discover me - plus I am too lazy to be ultra sneaky - so I have always written assuming *everyone* I know will read it (while at the same time, my low self esteem assumes that *no one* will *ever* read it - it's complicated being this nuts) or at least the perceived nasty stuff I might write about them.

    It's the reason I could never keep a journal (diary) growing up. I just always assumed someone would eventually read it, and think it was stupid and make fun of me. Knowing that it's GOING to play out that way I find liberating.

  6. I have a hubby who also likes to brag about women hitting on him he gets very hurt when I laugh at him. He also likes to put on cologne when we go out that I refer to as "slut juice"


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