Thursday, November 20, 2008

Does this count as hate mail?

Grandy is having quite a week.

Monday: There is an end to my medically induced sabbatical. I am forced to jump back into reality and hit the ground running. I got a B12 shot before starting the week but I still get REAL LOW energy before the end of the day. Then we had this post. What a kicker to to a Monday. When was that B12?

Tuesday: Hubby's birthday. After a long day at work I raced home, set up the b-day thing, had a Scout Committee meeting, came home and finished the b-day thing. How about a B12?

Wednesday: A-C-Q-U-I-S-I-T-I-O-N. I don't know what that means to me but my job will be impacted only in a way that equates to...more work. At least that's how it feels at the moment. Maybe not. Maybe it's just me needing more B12. Had a little issue with the hubby. Still needing that B12.

Today (Thursday): Aftermath. So.Much.Work. The temp that was hired for my position during my medical sabbatical is AMAZING. She did a great job. She gets to join my team, and I'm thrilled to work with her. She's a smart cookie. She wasn't there today (needed a rest after covering my desk for 6 weeks) and is out tomorrow. My brain is still in a fog. Why can't I keep up? Oh yeah...B12

Then tonight, I'm all set to try to focus on something funny to share with my readers tonight. I'm thinkin' there's been way too much serious Grandy around here. Then I stumble across this comment:

Anonymous said...
Why do you refer to yourself in the third person? Actually you seem to go back and forth - third person, first person - I vs. Grandy is very confusing, bad writing - not at all clever...
November 20, 2008 3:49 PM


Then it hit...the inspiration for MY funny!! I have nothing funny to share with you tonight, because this comment just sent me into a fit-o-giggle.

I've seen some very good bloggers post about their hate mail. I have even seen wars raged in comments on a blog. There's a great blogger who is having T-Shirts made for her team. All along Grandy has felt a little left out, so to speak. Did no one care enough about Grandy to post a criticism?

Interesting that the post about Hubby is the one they chose to write about because I know dang well it wasn't one of my best works. For crying out loud people...did he/she even read the last line?

The NoBloMeNoMo is killin' me!! 20 posts in a row...back to work...B12...sick kid...YOU try to be clever. GEEZ!!! They can't all be gems!!

Does this count as hate mail? Does it mean I've made it? I don't know what it means I've made it as...but people...GRANDY HAS MADE IT!! Either that...or GRANDY HAS LOST IT!! you remember what the worst comment was you ever received about your blog? I don't want to know the most hateful thing said to you. I'm not sure I could recover. I just want to know if anyone has ever given you such constructive criticism in your posts? Via email perhaps? Do you remember what it was?

Talk to me and you'll get a funny tomorrow. I promise!!

FRIDAYS ROCK and I can get through MOST things on FRIDAYS!!!

See you all tomorrow!!


Mrs. F said...

Heh. I am not cool enough to get hate mail.

I'm kinda jealous of you right now.

Christina said...

Oh sure....on my old site..which is why it is my old site! But it's not nearly as cool as having enough traffic to alert the haters. Nah, it was just that an immature idiot from my past found (errr..was led me..DUMB) my site and proceeded to trash it with classic old style AOL troll comments. You know. ALL CAPS SIGNED BY ANONYMOUS. And given her mental instability she would go dormant for a few months and them BAM find her way back to commenting again. So I made the decision to move my site because I figured it was doing HER more harm than ME to be constantly pulled into that cesspool of emotions. Luckily she is not very bright (as I suspected) and she's never found the new place even though there is some connectivity and similar references that she could have searched. And now my site is blissfully hate free.

Mariuca said...

LOL! I love Mrs. F's comment! ;)

Awwww you are such a good sport Grandy! That's not a hate mail, that's just someone jealous of you for being so funny with ur posts, keep on writing the way u want to Grandy, it's YOUR blog remember? I don't find myself confused one bit! Hugs! :):):)

Stacey Kimmel-Smith said...

I get"hate" mail from an anonymous who says "I love your blog but..." and then proceeds to criticize my use of a word, diss a photo, or annoy me in some other way. I don't like to reject comments, and this isn't enuf to make me want to start, but I take a deep breath when I see anon comments.

I am very glad i stumbled onto your blog (through an EC ad on another blog). Keep it up!

Persnickety Ticker said...

I always thought the 1st/3rd thing was quirky.

Quirky is ALWAYS a good thing in my book. Makes you stand out. I love coming here to read your blog. I may not comment all the time, but it doesn't mean I don't read.

I never get hate comments. Can I be jealous too? Please? Pretty pleeease?

Michele said...

Aw, Grandy! You? Get hate mail? *HUGS* But... Grandy writes the bestest posts EVER! Don't you listen to negative feedback - WE LOVE YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE 'CAUSE YOU ROCK LADY!!!


P.S. Did a little switching of the 1st and 3rd person myself! LOL!!!!

Grandy said...

Mrs. F~ Don't be.

Christina~ You would think they could at least post their names!!

Mariuca~ Thanks girlie. You do the 3rd person thing yourself, a lot.

Stacey~ Thanks so much for stopping by and sayin' so.

Persnickety~ I am quirky, that's for sure!

Michele~ I love you!!

Travis said...

I love it when people criticize but don't leave their names.

Theresa said...

I agree with you Grandy. Your 1st/3rd switching is just fine...and funny! I've been known to stomp and say, "Hey, you trying to get a fat lady to sing?"

The anonymous thing though. That is ball-less if I ever saw it. I had one today, maybe your anonymous headed over my way, and got a comment on a post that is months old. I didn't bother to reply.

Grandy said...

Travis~ Cowards!!

Theresa~ Maybe it's the same a$$.