I comment therefore I am not doing what I am supposed to be doing…

November 30, 2009

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November 30. Yeah baby!

I am finishing this NaBloMoFo with a special edition of “I Comment Therefore I Am”…

Unknown Mami

… because it is Monday. And Monday, especially Monday after the long Thanksgiving weekend, absolutely sucks ass, especially if you work in an office…

In this edition, I will share with you how I abuse my privilege as a reader and commenter of blogs…

Eat me

The Sky is Falling asked her readers this question:

So, if you were making a list of “Dat’s Some Funny Shit,Yo,” what movies/TV/books/blogs/etc. would you include? What has informed (or malformed) your particular brand of humor? What falls in the category of Sorry, I Just Don’t Get It? Any deal-breakers (for example, “If I found out you loved/hated __________, you would be dead to me.”)?

She had no idea what she had done: it’s like dangling fat dripping meat to a hungry cougar. I totally took the bait. So I commented at 8:14 PM:

Hey, the jokes made me cry and smile at the same time. {{{hugs}}} if hugs from strangers over the internet are not too creepy for ya. We are a family of cracking “inappropriate” jokes at “inappropriate” moments also. I eagerly clicked on all 4 YouTube links and realized: I need to spend some time watching them so I can test my love for you! So, I will be back. Also you left us a homework at the end. Maybe we (your loyal readers) need to write posts in response to this question. :-) Promise: I will be back.

p.s. You are making it very difficult for me to tend to my motherly duty. Your posts all make me think too much and I am now constantly distracted! LOL

An hour later… I wrote some more:

I’m back! Sorry it took so long since I have StumbledUpon almost all of them, and tweeted 2 of them! LOVE Eddie Izzard. (Confession: I only watched him on YouTube. We have no cable. And we don’t watch that much TV not because we are snobbish but because we have no time) I was also distracted because I found him pretty… That clip is funny as hell. “We stole countries with the cunning use of flags.” Bloody BRILLIANT! I want to go around and say “No flag. No country” now. I love the Strong Bad one too. (Confession: have never really watched the Homestar Runner show EXCEPT the Strong Bad email sections) I actually saw Louis CK when he was on Conan O’Brien. LOVED IT and then told everybody I know that travels frequently. Yes, we bitch about air travel all the time. I did curtail my bitching afterwards. Now I say to myself whenever my flight is delayed: “At least I am not travelling with my kids.” Being a parent does give you life-changing perspectives. LOL. I have to confess: I was not laughing at the Muppet Danny Boy clip. Sorry! BTW, I checked my StumbledUpon and saw that I had “favored” a Jackass clip. OH NO! But it’s the one where they dressed up as pandas and ran around in Tokyo. I liked it because they were clearly idiots, and the clip shows, at least the way I interpret it, that the Japanese have a great sense of humor and a great deal of tolerance for stupidity as exhibited by foreigners, i.e. they are our guests. We shall not laugh at them, but rather, laugh with them. I told you: I need to write an entire complete post to answer your question. Good one though!

In her other post, “If You Drink At Every Parenthetical in this Post, You Probably Should Not Drive” (by the way, isn’t this an awesome title? And of course I commented on it…), she asked her readers yet more questions. I think she has a death wish by Comment Hogs or something.

I haven’t told my sister about this blog. What do y’all do about the whole anonymity issue? Do you have a chosen circle? Are you totally incognito? Reasons for/against?

I absolutely rose to the occasion and commented THREE times.

NOVEMBER 25, 2009 5:21 PM

I love the title of this post. I need to stop by to say hi, but I need to go focus on Mr. Monk since it’s his birthday. BUT I will be back ’cause THIS topic hits right at home. From your loyal reader aka NOT Love Greg*

NOVEMBER 25, 2009 8:07 PM

Short answer for now because I need to clean up the house and put together a grocery list for Thanksgiving… Parents-in-law flight arrives tomorrow at 9 am! I am anonymous not because I am afraid of stalkers (Not that famous yet so no need. LOL) but because I am worried that someone from work may chance upon my blog and then the whole company would know. I don’t talk about work still since I am paranoid. I really want to complain about being the only woman in my office sometimes but I refrain from doing that now since well, just in case. A few of my very close friends who I can trust know about my blog. My husband knows but does not read it often. Sometimes I wish he didn’t since I wanted to complain about him really bad often… None of my family knows. Well, my side does not read English. My husband’s side… Well, let’s just say my MIL is a devout Catholic and my FIL thinks Fox News is the greatest (for which we have made fun of him and he’s ok with it…) They are really very nice and very kind and they treat me like their own daughter. We get along fine since we do NOT talk about politics or religions. Again though, I don’t complain about people in my life really JUST IN CASE. Any passing complaints directed towards people that you do care are best left unwritten. That’s my take. Because you never know when the written thing is going to come back and bite you…

If you do tell your sister about this blog, and if she does want to start her own blog, you two should think about hosting a blog together. This way it will definitely ease the burden of having to write a post every day (or even every other day). That being said: I don’t know how you would deal with “popularity contest”, “competition”, and “jealousy”. I am human, and I am bound to feel jealous if my sister’s posts are more popular than mine on the same blog… Think about WHAM! as an example… ;-)

(Sorry for bad grammar and yet another long comment!)

p.s. Totally dig stream of consciousness writing.

NOVEMBER 25, 2009 9:55 PM

OK. What kind of SHORT answer was THAT?!

There you have it. Oink. Oink.

* The “Love Greg” joke requires the reading of this post Creepoid vs. Bitch for which I also left a long comment. Totally worth it, my imaginary friends.

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Unknown Mami December 1, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Did you make that comment hog image? I love it, I want it!

I love your comments because they are pretty much posts on their own. I’m going to have to check out The Sky is Falling.
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Absence Alternatives December 1, 2009 at 10:03 pm

Do check it out. I think you will like her writings. AND I will be honored if you go ahead and take that Comment Hog picture. :-)


Elly Lou December 1, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Were you as out of breath after writing all that as I am after having read all that? Wheez!


Absence Alternatives December 1, 2009 at 10:12 pm



Jen @ NathanRising December 1, 2009 at 3:54 pm

I am a total comment hog, as I’m sure you have noticed by now!! I totally don’t mean to steal someone’s thunder… I just get on a comment roll and can’t help myself. Will someone pass the butter? :-)
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Absence Alternatives December 1, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Oink Oink. :-)

(Oooops. You are right. I didn’t even think about the “stealing the thunder” part. I was just assuming “annoyance”. It may be even worse than that… Well, woman, you can always run your mouth on my blog here. Just so you know).


Falling December 2, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Girl, please.

You KNOW I love it. Am big comment whore.

Seriously, I don’t know that I would have been able to finish out NaBloPoMo without such great encouragement. You made me feel like I was writing for a reason, for a reader, and then you brought even more readers. And continue to send people over there! Not only are you not a comment hog, I’m pretty sure I should be cutting you in on the profits. Now, what’s 10% of zero?
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Absence Alternatives December 3, 2009 at 12:15 am

You know what my ulterior motif is? I would like a signed autograph when you make it big. Or if you want to send it to me now, it’d be ok too. But that’d be kind of weird, wouldn’t it? I don’t know why it is less weird if you have pictures of vampire teenagers lined up on the wall of your bedroom than just those of random teenagers… Hmmm. Interesting… AND if you are interviewed by Oprah or Ellen, you’d say, you know, there is this crazy woman… AND when you are accepting your first award (for whatever) you’d say on stage, “What’s up bitches!” (fist to chest twice. Peace sign) as a signal. BUT don’t forget to mention Tankbaby first. Because failing to mention how your children helped you win that award (when the opposite is true…) is a guarantee that they will become serial killers when they grow up.

Wow. I am a comment hog even on my own blog! I should start a new career as a professional commenter. Only I will ask people to pay me so I will stop.


Falling December 5, 2009 at 12:58 am

Done, done, and done.

Now, just so I get it right, is it “What’s up bitches!” or “Whaddup, bitches!” Because I am so very very white.
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Absence Alternatives December 5, 2009 at 7:07 am

I am a white woman trapped in an Asian woman’s body. So I’ll have to ‘fess your version may be the correct one. Neither is defined in the Urban Dictionary so I can’t really be sure. Without Urban Dictionary, I wouldn’t have been as half cool as I am now.


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