Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Is This My Blog, or Did My Comments Throw Up?

While I personally have found the below exchange highly amusing (I also get a sick thrill from seeing 38 comments), other friends of mine are not nearly so amused. As I mentioned to several friends today, I have no problem with people making personal attacks directed at me, nor do I have a problem having people writing erotic (though bad) poetry featuring me. I have chosen to create and maintain an online journal and in so doing, have opened myself to being the subject of such banter, both witty and inane. I accept that.

What I cannot accept are attacks and inappropriate comments directed at personal friends of mine, who do not maintain their own blogs and have no real say in what I choose to say and not say about them. THIS MEANS that if I delete a poem and explicitly tell you that I removed it because my friends did not appreciate it, it is not an invitation to post a second, equally inappropriate poem. If you want to tell me all your nasty thoughts you are more than welcome...create your own blogger account and I'll contact you privately so you can e-mail them to me. As for my loser friends going out and being losers, again I say, it was not by their own choice that details of their personal lives appeared in a public forum. So I'm missing the part where they are pathetic for attempting to live out their personal life in private. It's not their fault they have a pathetic friend who enjoys publicly airing her dirty laundry. I myself have never denied being a pathetic, desperate attention whore - please read my profile, where I declare my loserishness loud and clear. But thank you, Captain Obvious, for clarifying that.

I've had problems with inappropriate comments before. I made fun of those people and they went away. I fear though, that that will not be the case this time.

Also, I'd like to mention that the comment directed at Eric telling him not to argue because he can't win was hilarious. Eric argues for a living, that's what lawyers do. Even if he were wrong (which I don't believe he is) he's still going to beat the pants off you because he's a better arguer than than everyone else. He and my other friends and I use "big words" because we are nerds who like to read. I am not trying to look like I's knows the mostest, that's how I actually talk. Those are the words that roll off the tongue. You can be a word snob too - invest in a thesaurus. Also take Latin in school, it's good for learning etymology (that means where words come from).

So, regulars, personal friends, perverts, anonymous lurkers, and that ugly guy hiding over in the corner (we all know you're there, we can smell you - go take a shower), it is with deep, deep regret that I have decided to close the blog to anonymous posters, indefinitely. This means that if you have something to say, you have to sign up for a blogger account. Don't worry, you don't have to be a loser like me and set up an actual blog. To everyone else, I'm sorry, but I have to cut you off.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled perversion.

19 comments:

daniel said...

"(we all know you're there, we can smell you - go take a shower),"

Awww. be nice.

amberance said...

But, Cryptic, they can't all be as cute as you!

H said...

Rock on, Amber.

On another note, I still am waiting for the whole lawyer/lesbian/pommel horse/unitard/floor dance routine event. Please keep me posted.

Eric said...

Unitard?

amberance said...

Well you can't do the pommel horse in your lawyery suit; that's not designed for back flips n stuff...

Web Swinger said...

Well it is nice to see that since you eliminated anonymous comments the conversation has returned back to well somewhat normal.

Pronto said...

JEEEEZZZZEEE Amber,

I go away for a few days and all hell breaks loose on your blog.
What gives, girl??????????

Alli Mich said...

See, the trick is to get a suit with "give." I highly recommend stretch fabrics in the workday suits, for those moments when you just have to leap over a desk, chair, judge's bench - whatever.

Eric said...

Thanks, I keep the strechy material in mind when I buy my next suit. Fortunately, the position I am in now requires a suit infrequently.

Tara said...

Male suits are just made for ease of physical movement--witnesseth the men in their suits (and beads) trying to grind away against the backsides of women at the Mardi Gras celebration last night. (OK, only in DC do people get drunk and dance at bars in the same suit they were in court in earlier.) At any rate, my female lawyer suit doesn't allow me to engage in pommel horse, balance beam, or any other gymnastics. Well, maybe the one where they run around with a big ribbon. Do they still do that?

amberance said...

Heather, the lawyers seem like they have a whole team going now. We need more lesbians. I appoint you team captain.

Pronto, a few days? You went away practically for-EV-er! I thought maybe you didn't like me anymore. *sniff*

Tara, Amen on the women's suits. I can't even drive my car with the jacket on!

Cap said...

Good GOD sis, I haven't been on here in awhile either. It took me nearly a half hour to ignore your warning and catch up.

You seem to attract some real wackos. Of course, anyone who knows you wouldn't be surprised.

Tara, what neighborhood in DC? I'm Amber's bro...used to live in DC and am seriously considering going back sometime soon (sorry sis.) I lived in Georgetown and had the time of my life there!

Tara said...

Cap11: I've lived in Adams Morgan for about the last 4 months and it will be the death of me. (For those not up on their DC geography: I've got at least 20 bars in a 3-4 block radius, not to mention the best ethnic restaurants in the city.)

Alli Mich said...

bars, ethnic restaurants, and gigantic pieces of pizza that are perfect as you move from one bar to the next

Tara said...

JUMBO SLICE!!! Seriously, does anyone eat that stuff sober?

Cap said...

Tara: I think I only went out in Adam's Morgan maybe once or twice in my entire time there. We stuck around Georgetown for the most part. I am the same way now in Wrigleyville...TONS of bars within 3-4 blocks and it has been the death of me for sure!

daniel said...

"But, Cryptic, "


I was talking about you calling me smelly.

amberance said...

From here you smell just exactly like fabric softner. Mmmmm...

daniel said...

lemon, or lanolin?

:-)