Apr 8, 2008

Dear Lovelies, you're comin' through. Loud and clear.

I love you all who read my blog. I really do. I call you "my lovelies."
And I mean it when I say it. I'm not being mean and sarcastic - like I am a good majority of the time.

And I love that you all feel the freedom, the unadulterated freedom, to critique me at a moment's notice if you do not like what I'm dishing out.

Really I do. I'm being honest.


So far I've received emails regarding my frequent misspellings. Now just so you know, I do hit spellcheck people. So if the computer doesn't catch it, do you really think that I'm going to? Do you think that I think that I am smarter than a computer? I mean c'mon.

Oh, and then there's the actual, literal, phone call I received to let me know that kickin' a shout out to my good friend Kelli on her birthday was both boring and cheezy.
(By the way, I've already told Kelli about said phone call. And she was both hurt and also a little in agreement.)
I was warned that if I ever try to kick a shout out again to a friend that this person will just bypass it altogether and go somewhere else for her daily blog fix.
Apparently it's only fun to read about someones birthday if it's yours. Duly noted.

And now I have been given word that the recipe contest is getting old and overdone. Or overcooked, I suppose I should say. Well as Steve Martin said "Well exxccuuuusssseee mmmme." (And yes I know that was misspelled. It's s'posed to be.)
My fear was that if you all sent in these recipes and then I tried them at home and gave the prize to the winner that you would think I was lying and didn't really try them (which could very easily happen knowing my penchant for all things Pancho's and that I generally ask to eat out 5 to 6 times a week.) Or that you would think I just gave the prize to someone I liked and wanted to give a gift too. (Though this wouldn't be true because I genuinely like very few people and I certainly don't buy other people gifts for no reason.) So that's why the whole recipe thing has been going on since 1998. I've only got 3 more recipes left - although the Attorney General has told me he's tired of eating meat. So I'm not sure how the meatballs or the other meatloaf is going to go over.
Okay, okay, I may be cutting it short. But it's not my fault. Besides, let's be honest ladies - you're not gonna beat Carole who put in two sleeves of Ritz Crackers. It's just not gonna happen!

Okay, so you all give me your complaints. Well, here's one of mine. See that little comment button at the bottom?? Use it. How else do you know how popular you are or how much your worth is valued at if people don't leave you messages telling you on a regular basis?

You know I kid, right?

So what do you want to hear about? My hair? I can do that. My child? Oh please say "yes." Give me suggestions. Seriously. Tell me what you want to hear more of and baby, I'll deliver.

Oh, and the other complaint I received was that the stories about my mom are "boring and no one cares...besides 90% of it is made up." But that came from her - so it doesn't count.


Anonymous said...

I do not want this to come across as cheesy...but in all honesty I love your blog. It's on my favs and I pull it up first thing when I get to work. I absolutely love the recipes and have been trying them along with you.And by the way I loved the chicken casserole(am eating leftovers as we speak) As for the typos...who cares?? We know what you mean. So I say keep up the good work. I love it!!!! Bring on some Remi Hope.


Big Nanny said...

It's your blog and you can write about whatever you want. Hotdogs, messy closets, birthdays, whatever...it's your blog. Also, you have to leave comments on other peoples blogs to get comments on your own. I would personally like to see what Miss Organization did with your house last week.

Anonymous said...

Who are the people saying this stuff? They have not read many blogs if they don't think yours is one of the best out there. I can see moving on past the recipes but "The Last Time I Spoke To My Mother..." could be its own blog or a book some day. If the AG is giving these comments tell him to cook for awhile and not worry about your blog. I'm kidding, sort of. I love Stretch Marks and I tell everyone I know to read it. Keep up the great blogging!


Anonymous said...

OK, so you guilted me into posting a comment. I've been reading your blog for a few months now and I adore all things Stretch Marks. You are simply a "friend of a friend" and I'll have you know that my sweet husband thinks I am a complete and utter psycho for reading a blog of someone I've never met. But I do not apologize for it.

You get me through my days....I always know your blog will be an instant pick-me-up. Thank you! Plus, I think our moms are long lost sisters. Your "last time I talked to my mother" entries own me. OWN me. My sister-in-law and I even joke now and say, "Somethin' bad's goin' down at the ______." Fill in the blank of the latest fiasco.

Keep up the great work. Don't listen to the haters. Gimme some mo'.


Lisa said...

Who knew that you would someday touch so many lives through just being you..... and people would read it...
Just remember us, the "little people" when you are famous.

Love you.

Anonymous said...

One small snipet of info about Granny that you forgot to mention is that she knows someone in Diboll that has a dog that she swears can sing "Diboll". (Too bad there is not much call for it - not like "Oklahoma".)
Now, if he could only juggle...

Soooo,CSI that, would ya!!!

Jo Ann said...

I love your blog lovely girlie! Somehow "little brother" got it and it was FINALLY forwarded to me. I can't wait to read it every morning. I deal with the TX AG often so if you need any help girl you just call...I can be stern honey!

I love your granny too, and ya momma and the entire clan. Somehow I think "little brother" and I believe that we are some kind of kin! LOL

BTW I won't do the meatloaf, but Cathy says the Taco Ring is wonderful, can't wait to try it!

nanajo chast

The Rivers Family said...

I find your blog one of the most entertaining by FAR! It cracks me up everytime I read it wether you mean it to or not - it's funny stuff-all of it so keep it coming!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

There is NOTHING you should change about this blog. Not one thing!
SITS Sista who came over to check you out and has been reading all night long!