Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spam a Lot

Blogger intercepts spammy comments before they get published. But they hang onto them for the blog author to check and see if they are really spam.

Sometimes they make me laugh.

I got this comment:
Thank you for this thoughtful topic. It is a topic I have given a lot of pondering and your insight is very helpful. (And then there's a link to an Asian Girls Escort Service.)
On THIS post. Which just cracks me up, because the entire text of the post is:

Where are my boobs
what are they doing there????

hug your hounds

But then I got this comment on my National post:
Man proposes but God disposes.
It was an anonymous comment, so I didn't know if it was spam or not, or if it had some little spyware pixel attached. I deleted it. I figured if Blogger thought it was spam, they were probably right.

I spent a long time yesterday writing a long post explaining how I had been in a horrible bad mood for days. And poor Bill. And why I thought I had been in such a horrible bad mood for days.

While I was writing it I felt like it was spam. Brain regurgitation spam. It was helpful to me to write it all down and think it through. But it was basically brain barf. Still, I was tempted to publish my pundit puke. I wanted you dear readers to say, "Ah yes. I understand." And "Oh, Patience. How brave and noble you are to endure what you do and only ever get in a bad mood once in a while."

But, shoot, even when I read it, I was all, "Geez. Get a grip." Midway through I wrote, "Of course the bottom line is that I am angry at myself." And that is the crux of the matter.

I did hurt my back on Saturday, from being stupid. I undid three weeks of miracles by Emily the Magical and three weeks of hard work exercises by me. I was so very angry at myself for that. But I did the exercises that I could, and I saw her again today, and I feel much, much better. So I'm not so angry at myself for that now. Plus I realize I was scared. It really hurt and I had felt a big POP. Now I don't have to be scared, either.

I spent a lot of time making ads for Swede William, Lindy, and Jabberdude. I am not a graphic designer, so of course the ads look amateurish. I was mad at myself about that. Well. Duh. Am I mad that I didn't go to Graphic Designer school? That was stupid, too. I do like the way Jabber's ad turned out, because it is just Laurie from Minnesoooooota's beautiful photo with some text overlay. Here it is in all its glory:

One of the other many, many things I am mad at myself about is I had a couple of ideas for good blog posts. Only I didn't make time to write and now of course they are dust in the wind. Arrrgh. When will I learn to make time to write? Instead you get this drivel.

Speaking of time: I had better now type up the Kennel Club minutes, the Paducah Main Street minutes, and the Paducah Renaissance Alliance minutes.

Yup. I have good reason to be angry at myself!!! I am a fool.

hug your hounds who don't care how foolish we are, thank goodness!


  1. we LOVE the ad...you can't beat pure simple beauty, enhanced by love.

    gussie n teka

  2. We all have our foolish days. We all have our cranky days. I had one today...took everything out on everyone, but now I feel much better :P.

    I love your Jabberdude Ad. You can't beat simplicity, bearing in mind this is coming from an architect. My hubbie does graphic design (well, gosh you know that) and he hates all the overdone stuff that's out there. But, I'm babbling... Let's just say I like what you did. It's to the point, clean, and lovely.

  3. francarrich from WWMay 18, 2011 at 7:01 AM

    Lovely photo of the Jabberwock making a great ad!

    Hope the back improves soon.

  4. Martha,P-Doggy and CheMay 18, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    No,Dearest P,you are not foolish. it is very GOOD to write all this down (ask Bruno of Bruno's minutes,a fellow whippeteer as well!) And the "forgotten" blog topics will surface again,if they were worth blogging about, You do so much,it seems..and you recent weather "crap" would put ANYONE in a less-than-benevolent mood. Looking forward to the ads,as well-you know I love the Dude and his illustrious parents!

  5. Well, this makes me want to look at my very own spam and match it up with something, but I doubt it could be as hilarious as yours! Jeesh.

    Jabber looks positively noble.

    I want to thank you for your wisdom and support regarding Reub. It is very helpful.

  6. You're too hard on yourself, Patience. Hang in there! I always enjoy your blog and I love your ad. So there! :)

  7. I don't see how the ad could be much better. Give yourself a break.


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