Thursday, May 13, 2010

Blog TV

“So how do you know these blog people are real?” my girlfriend asks while flipping the TV channels.

“Real as in how? Like breathing real or word verification real?”

“What if they are lying?”

“Lying about what?”

“What if it’s a trap? You know like an internet scam.”

Mmmmkay. I’m sure every blogger out there wants my three dollars in the bank.

“There’s really no need to lie on a blog. That kind of defeats the whole purpose. They wouldn’t do that.”

“You’re talking about these people like they are real. What’s the matter with you?”

Other than the usual?

“They are real and they are friends.”

“I think you are getting a little carried away with this whole thing. You don’t know who you’re dealing with out there and it could be dangerous”

Is this the same girl who went back with a cheating boyfriend three times? What’s more dangerous than catching crabs?

“There’s really nothing to worry about but I’ll be careful. Don’t worry”

We both turned to look at the television determined to leave it at that.

A few seconds pass.

“Soooo….” She whispers while looking down and toying with the remote “Do they think you’re like…normal?”

“Hell No!” I laugh.

She giggled “And they still come visit you huh?”

“Yup. Just like you pal…just like you”

A good friend that blog-non-understander-hater. (-:


Ott, A. on May 14, 2010 at 4:16 AM said...

Stopping by from Friday Follow. You are a great writer I have enjoyed reading a couple of your posts. Keep it up!

Andrea on May 14, 2010 at 4:49 AM said...

Ah, friends. They just don't get it. Until they start doing it, too! :)

A Daft Scots Lass on May 14, 2010 at 4:50 AM said...

Urgh! Seriously...get blogging and find out.

Simply Suthern on May 14, 2010 at 5:16 AM said...

Of course we're normal, Well sorta kinda in our own odd twisted kinda way.

Maureen@IslandRoar on May 14, 2010 at 5:16 AM said...

Oh no, our cover's blown!!

Tracie on May 14, 2010 at 5:29 AM said...

Personally, I don't enjoy reading the blogs of normal people. :)

One Photo on May 14, 2010 at 5:32 AM said...

Hilarious - your line about what can be more dangerous than returning to a lying cheating crabs carrying boyfriend made me LOL.

She sounds just like my husband who is filled with dire warnings about the internet and blogging world, only I am hoping he does not have crabs :-)

Mama-Face on May 14, 2010 at 6:25 AM said...

bwahaha. I just read an article warning that bloggers are two dimensional and flat and any friendship you make is likely in your mind. I don't agree with that, but I have to admit that I don't talk about my blog friends with my irl life ones. They just don't get it. I think I'm more honest on blog than anywhere else. I want half the people I've made friends with through blogging to move into my neighborhood. Wow, I am serious this morning. Guess you touched a nerve.

Jules AF on May 14, 2010 at 6:25 AM said...

Some people do lie and get everyone all riled up. Sigh, I don't understand that.

Mama-Face on May 14, 2010 at 6:29 AM said...

btw, I LOVE the painting with this post. :)

Lisa@GrandmasBriefs on May 14, 2010 at 6:31 AM said...

I think it's odd that people question a blogger about the truthfulness and REALness of other bloggers. Don't they get that *I* am a blogger, *I* am honest and *I* am real. So it's actually offensive to ask a blogger about her bloggy friends in such a manner.

I like you, I really like you, my weird bloggy friend, Mrs. Blogalot!

Vintage Christine on May 14, 2010 at 6:32 AM said...

If I EVER find out that any of my blog friends are normal I'm going to kill myself.

Dee on May 14, 2010 at 7:28 AM said...

ROFLMAO Weirdness rules!

Andrea on May 14, 2010 at 7:32 AM said...

No, some people just don't get it! I want all to live in the same neighborhood as a lot of my blog friends too! Of course, we'd probably not see much of each other, because...we're blogging.

Heather on May 14, 2010 at 7:45 AM said...

Hi. Nice to meet you from Friday Follow. That is a funny conversation!

I look forward to reading more.

Joy@TPMG on May 14, 2010 at 7:50 AM said...

LOL! Blogging always seems so strange to people who haven't yet been sucked in:)

BigSis on May 14, 2010 at 8:25 AM said...

If we were normal, we'd have nothing to blog about! I'm certain I'm real though. Sometimes I wish I was imaginary.

Anonymous said...

There really is no need to lie on a blog. But there are some whack jobs out there that are just whack jobs. In real life and in bloggie land.

Sabreena on May 14, 2010 at 9:11 AM said...

My husband is totally blog skeptical. All of the uproar about facebook breaking up marriages has put him on the alert. As long as i don't speak to any males and spend reasonable amounts of time he's pretty cool but always worries. I don't think people understand that blogging isn't like eHarmony, the people are more real and there's a lot less hooking up.

Lothiriel on May 14, 2010 at 10:16 AM said...

oh my gosh! My IRL BFF is sooo like that!!! Yet, she has no problem hooking up with every dude she meets online!!! uh-huh...who's the weirdo, now?

Susan R. Mills on May 14, 2010 at 10:18 AM said...

That's funny. My mom is the same way. I found out that one of my blog friends lives close by and we've decided to meet in person. My mom is all "I'm going with you. It could be dangerous. You never know about peopl." I'm thinking of taking her with me just to prove her wrong.

Claudya Martinez on May 14, 2010 at 10:28 AM said...

You tell your friend that I just pinched myself and it hurt. That proves that I'm real. So there! Now can I have your $3. I'll wire you $500,000 in exchange for $3. Doesn't that sound like a good deal?

BugginWord on May 14, 2010 at 10:32 AM said...

I'm actually a Cambodian arm wrestler that collects glitter encrusted skunk tails. Don't tell, ok?

Ducky on May 14, 2010 at 10:57 AM said...

Pshaw....I think she's been talking with hubs. He's bound and determined to convince me that non of 'you people' really give a hoot about me and aren't 'really' friends.

Ziva on May 14, 2010 at 11:34 AM said...

I had a friend ask me in reference to my readers, "they know you're crazy, right?" Yep, I'm pretty sure they do. ;)

Laura E. Sanchez on May 14, 2010 at 11:36 AM said...

this is my first time in your blog and really like the way you write, for me is very important authenticity in people, I don't like when people is fake and portrait things that they are not.

Thoughts of a Career woman

The Single Mothers Chronicles on May 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM said...

Now wait a minute, if I want to lie on my blog, can't you just humor me??? Isn't that what people do when we speak face-to-face anyway :-)?


And Then Kate on May 14, 2010 at 12:40 PM said...

Whatever you do, don't tell her the dirty truth about e-mail. Especially those grow-your-penis messages.

(Been enjoying your comments on Bloggin 2 Noggin; about time I commented here.)

Gypsy on May 14, 2010 at 1:02 PM said...

I've just started blogging and have come across a few haters too. You're right though, once they catch the bug, they'll figure it out.

drollgirl on May 14, 2010 at 1:34 PM said...

bah! those that don't blog really don't get it! my sister always thinks i am crazy when i talk about blogs and blog friends. WHATEVER!

have a fab weekend!

ReformingGeek on May 14, 2010 at 1:57 PM said...

I wish I wasn't "real" sometimes, like when the bills need to be paid.

My "real" friends are starting to get it but it has taken a while.

Aunt Juicebox on May 14, 2010 at 2:57 PM said...

I want your 3 dollars! See? She was right. ;P

Unknown on May 14, 2010 at 3:39 PM said...

I just pinched myself, so I'm real. Should the $3 check be made out to the Soupy Sales Foundation for Sticky Finger Kids?

Sheila on May 14, 2010 at 3:48 PM said...

If you were normal I probably wouldn't visit :)

Joann Mannix on May 14, 2010 at 4:26 PM said...

Normal's boooorrrrinng. I won't take your 3 bucks, but you got any good shoes?

My family feels the same way. They think all my bloggy friends are really obese male perverts just pretending to be mommy bloggers.

If they are, they sure are fun. So, whatev.

Beth Zimmerman on May 14, 2010 at 4:35 PM said...

Explaining blogging to a non blogger must be almost as impossible as explaining sunset to a blind person! They are just not gonna get it!

Loved your post as usual, your majesty! :)

Alexandra on May 14, 2010 at 5:53 PM said...

How could anyone NOT be following some blogs?

Now, who's the weirdies, huh?

Unknown on May 14, 2010 at 6:15 PM said...

I wish I wasn't real sometimes, too. WOuldn't that be awesome?!?!My non-blogging peeps and family don't really get it. I, on the other hand, feel like it takes a special fun, smart person to blog. Right?

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick on May 14, 2010 at 6:42 PM said...

I'm real! I'm a real girl! What does she want, that we should send the tip of one of our fingers?

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower! I would love for you to follow me back at


Dual Mom on May 15, 2010 at 3:03 AM said...

Damn our secret is out! Because you know....we all want that three dollars of yours!!!

"And they still come back"....hahah I love that!

Unknown on May 15, 2010 at 5:10 AM said...

Oh, I forgot to mention. A friend's brother likes to refer to her online friends as her "imaginary friends."

People Who Know Me Would Say: on May 15, 2010 at 5:37 AM said...

People either get it or they don't. And the ones that don't make me laugh. I get a lot of "The internet is a scary place. How can you feel so comfortable communicating with complete strangers?"

Same $h**, different day.

It makes for great blog fodder though, eh?

joeandbridge on May 15, 2010 at 6:08 AM said...

Hi there! Happy FF!
Have a Great Weekend!

Bridgette Groschen
Groschen Goblins

Anonymous said...

Wait, you all have real life friends?


Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm following you from the FFF on MBC. My blog is if you want to check it out.

Robin on May 15, 2010 at 10:31 AM said...

Love that art piece you chose...Gorgeous..!! and I love that you're not normal..I really don't like normal...hell I dont even know normal...I think its so funny she thought we(bloggers) would be lying...lolol.or that there is DANGER...LMAO.....Lying..
now that's what normal people do..I think...Haaaa..! did she know you had a didnt tell her ..did you..??..the other day my daughter slipped to my friend that I was blogging..she looked at me and I just shrugged it can sometimes play it off as Facebooking...for non bloggers.. they kind of meld them (social media) worked... she never brought it up again...

Linda Medrano on May 15, 2010 at 10:45 AM said...

I know that I'm real, and I also know you are real. We blog, therefore we AM. Now that said, I have a quite a few people who have no idea why I would do this. I think I giggle with glee at every comment left on one of my pieces. I celebrate every "follower". I get a thrill out of it all, and if that's not normal, sorry. Normal is over-rated anyway. Plus, I'm too damned old to fall prey to a child molester.

Macey on May 15, 2010 at 3:04 PM said...

When I first started blogging I got that all the time. Now nobody questions whether my blog friends are real or not because I'll cut them.
See? They know I'm not crazy.

gayle on May 15, 2010 at 6:37 PM said...

It's hard for normal people to understnad!!

Rachel Cotterill on May 16, 2010 at 2:04 PM said...

LOL that's funny! I'm definitely real... not sure how I would scam you anyhow!!

Ziva on May 16, 2010 at 3:12 PM said...

I have something for you over at my place. ;)

Moooooog35 on May 17, 2010 at 6:16 AM said...

YAY!! I'm real!! I'm REAL!!

Real WHAT is the argument, though.

The Lady's Lounge on May 17, 2010 at 7:06 AM said...

We are real and we can confirm this as soon as you send us your full name, address, gender, social insurance number, bank account number and personal password.

MommaKiss on May 17, 2010 at 7:35 AM said...

Oh so funny!
And some people are total fakes. They have to be. But I'm not handing out my address or anything.

Got to agree about non-bloggin-folks tho (biggest example is my husband)...they just don't get it.

Salt on May 17, 2010 at 7:45 AM said...

I'm sure there has to be at least a few people out there that are great big fakers, but I like to think that everyone that I read is a real person.

I know I'm just as much of a nutcase in real life as I come across on my blog. :) Non-bloggers definitely don't get it though.

Just another few months she'll be asking you to help her set one up.

Angie on May 17, 2010 at 8:14 AM said...

Too funny! You just don't get it until you start blogging. But are we normal? Definitely not. Normal people probably don't air their dirty laundry in public. But they totally should. The world's a much better place when we can laugh at ourselves together.

Stopping by from SITS.

parenting ad absurdum on May 17, 2010 at 9:03 AM said...

Yes, it is a strange but fantastic group. Sort of like family, except you don't have to buy them christmas presents or consider their feelings when you plan your summer vacations...

life in the mom lane on May 17, 2010 at 11:44 AM said...

I get the same thing all the time... especially when I refer to "my friend, the one whose blog I follow"
Just because we've never met doesn't mean we aren't friends.... :)

Maude Lynn on May 17, 2010 at 12:33 PM said...

I am a figment of your imagination . . .

Jen on May 17, 2010 at 12:38 PM said...

I hope I am real. They don't get it which is why I tell people that I am the queen of Prussia.

I have no idea why I said that.

Carma Sez on May 17, 2010 at 7:17 PM said...

I had a similar conversation with a friend today; luckily she thought it "cool" that I was a blogger. Of course, I've never told her the name of the blog and probably never will :D

she's probably googling madly as I type this...or not.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) on May 18, 2010 at 9:08 AM said...

Sounds like my hubby. I'll show him the house someone has and he'll you KNOW that is their house??? you know they really...etc. Ya know, we really don't. So what the heck are we doin' here??? Heeehehehe!

You have yourself a glorious day, I've got to go polish all the gold in my mansion. :o)

Survivormama on May 18, 2010 at 3:45 PM said...

Normal is so over rated...right! Following you now through Follow Me Back Tuesday Meme!

Liz Mays on May 18, 2010 at 4:04 PM said...

We're all real and we're all safe as long as we remain on this side of your monitor!

Deb on May 18, 2010 at 4:25 PM said...

"Normal"? It's all relative. Wait. Not relative as in Crazy Aunt Irma, but you know...relative.

Anonymous said...

Non bloggers just don't get it!

Already following your fab blog but wanted to thank you so much for linking up to Follow Me Back Tuesday! XO

adrienzgirl on May 18, 2010 at 10:27 PM said...

Oh love you are sooooo not even close to normal. If you were, I wouldn't love you!

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip on May 20, 2010 at 6:19 AM said...

Just in case you were wondering, I want your 3 dollars. And I'm full of Sh*T most of the time. But I am real. Or I could be a figment of your imagination. Or both.

BTW my husband thinks I am psychotic when I try to tell him about my bloggy friends and the funny things they say and do. He acts like I'm reporting the details of a reality TV show that is clearly made up and full of fake drama.

Oh well. That's what makes the blog world even better as far as I'm concerned. It's a secret world that Other People in the Real World just don't understand. We don't need them anyway, right?

Buggys on May 21, 2010 at 4:28 PM said...

They just don't get it do they? I used to start out conversations with " So the other day my bloggy friend said...." Now I just leave it at "My friend told me that..." It's just easier for those non-understanders.

Unknown on May 25, 2010 at 6:37 AM said...

HA! Last time I checked I was real. Love your blog and your writing style. Following you from From Tag Along Tuesdays.
With realness,

The Absence of Alternatives on May 28, 2010 at 10:49 AM said...

Normal is boring. Just sayin. LOVE YOUR WHITE CHICK CRACKER ASS. I said it.

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