Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sunday Sept 13 musings about blogging

Hi everyone,

I have been trying to find other blogs about in laws and have not been having any luck. Are there any you recommend?

Also, in general, what are your favorite blogs?

Mine are (of those who write regularly)

Ask a Manager
Captain Awkward
Privilege
My Big Fat Cuban Family
A Femme d'un Certain Age
Jen on the Edge

I wish I had time for more, but I have to work and The Man doesn't like it when people spend all day online reading blogs.

I have become friends via blogging with people. I have met Lisa at Privilege in person (and she is as lovely in person as she is on paper). Marta (Cuban) and I are facebook friends and so are Tish (Femme) and I. (I insisted that Tish set up a facebook page. :) ) I will meet both of them the next time I am in LA and in Paris. Oh - and Jen at Jen on the Edge!

I have met Jamie (AAM) in person, along with a few other local AAM readers and that was great, as well. AAM readers, Jamie is as articulate and as thoughtful and as funny in person as she is in writing.

This whole blog thing has expanded my world, giving me the privilege of meeting some wonderful people. I feel very lucky.

And I feel extraordinarily lucky to have you as readers. The things I write about here are not things I can talk about in polite conversation. I don't want to bore people by telling the same story over and over but MY GOD - I EAT BACON WRONG! That is a story! I want to tell it!

Thank you for reading. Thank you for commenting. Thank you especially for your wonderful comments of support and concern lately. I don't want to spoil the ending (there is a lag of several months between real time and posting), but I assure you that Primo and I are just fine. :)

xoxox,

GD

20 comments:

  1. Hey there you:). Thanks. I read you too, and thought you were even more lovely in person than on your blog. xox.

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    1. Aw, Lisa. Big hug. You are one of my faves. xoxox

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  2. I do like reading misswhistle.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you, Emma. I will give that one a look.

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  3. You may enjoy iasshole.org

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    1. C, I will check that out - but not at work! There is a pretty active website blocker there. :)

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  4. originally, I read mostly gardening blogs, but then branched out by checking what other bloggers read. found you thru tish or vice versa, but do not remember where i found the first one of you. thoroughly enjoy both of your blogs and wish I had had the outlet when we lived with my mil for five years!

    have taken the summer off from posfing, but don't really know why. it does make friendships and has broadened my world. glad you still post. you write in a very interesting way.

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  5. You are my favourite blogger. I used to read quite a few but one by one they either stopped blogging or got weirdly repetitious.
    So I stick with both of yours.

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    1. "BOTH of yours"??? What's the other one?

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    2. Hi Anon - I have another blog that my mom knows about. I don't mention this blog on that one because I don't want my mom to know about this blog. When I started writing it, Primo asked that my mom and his friends not know, as he is too mortified at how awful his parents are. Of course, I tell my mom everything about Sly and Doris anyhow.

      I also don't mention the other blog on this one because of Primo's running for office. I am a lot more open about where we live on the other blog and don't want someone to figure out who we are and have it affect anything he might do politically.

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    3. Thank you, Gaylin. I will blog as long as I have stories! I will try not to repeat myself, but man, I tell that bacon story whenever I can because it is one of the few ways that people who have never had toxic people in their life can understand how awful Sly and Doris are. (And really, Sly and Doris could be a lot, lot worse - but they are so much worse than anyone I have ever been around. I am lucky.)

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    4. Bacon stories can always be repeated.
      I have a very toxic sister, sadly, last year when my mom died I had the thought, at least I won't have to see the b^&# anymore.
      I did a new will this year, cut out my siblings and left it to the family 'young 'uns'. Felt good to even remove that level of after-I-am-dead contact with her!
      Sometimes I am thankful to be (a) single and (b) kind of a hermit!!!

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  6. I do enjoy your blog and the continuing saga. I hope all is well with you and Primo. I have also met some local bloggers who are all terrific folks. I really need to get back to it. Thanks for inviting me to read.

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    1. Thank you, LJL. I clicked on your link but didn't see anything you had written? If you start again, please let me know. All is well with Primo and me - it's been a super stressful year but things are getting better. The end is in sight.

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  7. I do love your blog! Not aware of any other blogs about in-laws though - or out-laws, as they should be. I'm in the UK though so little chance of ever meeting you ;) Mainly I'm just glad it eventually works out to some resolution, and keeping fingers crossed it's an even slightly happy one! J x

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    1. Anon, the next time I get to the UK (although it has been years), I will for sure let you know. I have met some of my readers and it is always so fun.

      Yes, there is a resolution. I won't define if it's happy or not because I want you to decide for yourself. :)

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  8. Goldie, I enjoy your blog so much! I'm really excited when I see that there's a new post! Have you ever written a book?

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    1. Hi Anon - Yes! I have written a book! I need to go back and re-write it (that's the part I don't like), but it is based on my initial experiences with Sly and Doris up through the wedding. Several of my book club friends read it for me and said I needed to make Sly nicer - that nobody could be that mean - and they are probably right. You can't have one-dimensional characters. I will have to emphasize that he loves his cats so he is not such a jerk.

      They also wanted Doris to be redeemed, so I had to fictionalize it a lot. A LOT. But I do feel sorry for Doris. She was smart, beautiful, and talented but fell for the first guy who paid any attention to her. I wouldn't have wanted Primo not to exist, but I wish Doris had married someone who would have treated her better.

      I am thinking of self publishing. If I do, I will let you guys know here.

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  9. Try r/raisedbynarcissists and more importantly r/justnomil which stands for 'Just NO mother-in-law, and it covers crazy in laws. honestly, I think poor primo could easily find some kindred souls over there

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