Weekly Wrap Up 9.7.12

This week I freaked out a bit and went to Defcon 1 when I got wind of someone scraping my site for content.  I appreciate all you who rode the Crazy Train with me for a day or two while I got that figured out.  I'm back to Defcon 5 and all is well with your RSS feeds if you're on Google Reader or another legitimate feed.  No need for passwords, etc. at this time.  Carry on.  If you're not reading this on a legitimate feed it is probably stolen, so please do me a favor and come to my site and read me there or sign up to receive the blog in your inbox every time there is a new post.  As a side note, if you want to see if anyone is taking your content you can find out at www.copyscape.com.

The good news is, I am done decorating my mom's house.  Woohoo!  I am wrapping up my book as we speak and I am planning to have it ready in the fall!

Top Read Posts This Week:

Honey Boo Boo Child - I heard from several of you that I was a tad harsh and I didn't mention the "love" this family exhibits for one another.  I never said they didn't love each other or didn't "own" their behavior.  All I said was that I wished the country would put the remote down and stop watching this shit while we're trying to elect a President.  There are more important things on TV right now than watching this family fart and scratch their bugs.  I was told that if you combine ALL the numbers from the various networks the conventions were shown on, they handily beat Honey Boo Boo's show.  Thank goodness!  I just hope Mama and Sugar Bear are in on the joke and are laughing all the way to the bank and not being exploited.  I was against this show, but today I read that Kris Jenner feels threatened by June and her brood of mud-dwellers.  This made me reconsider.  I would watch Honey Boo Boo any day over those asshole Kardashians, so if that's what it takes to topple that megalomaniac's empire, I'm in.  I'll be Honey Boo Boo's biggest fan (just not during the debates).

This post was featured on Huffington Post.  Thanks, HP.

The Things MY Kids Think We Do While They're at School - My kids think I play with Legos and video games all day.

Bic for Her Pens - Bic made a stupid product and I offered to give one away and I'm ready to make good on my promise.  I've got a winner!!  Email me your mailing address Jamie @SouthMainMuse, so I can send you your new pen!

Thank you, Jessie, for not trying to teach me how to do a screen shot and just doing it for me.  Saved us both an hour of our time!

Rules for Parents of Daughters - This post was written in January, but it is having a bit of resurgence thanks to Pinterest.  Remember, in my Blogging Advice I suggested you pin all of your posts?  This is why.  This post caught the attention of my new best friend (who doesn't know yet that she's my new best friend) who has 15,000 followers on Pinterest.  She pinned this sucker and it's been flying around.  You just never know who is going to stumble across your stuff on Pinterest, so make sure you're there.

Message Board Update:

Do you have a cool kid or grandkid or niece or nephew?  Tell us why this kid is so cool.  If you don't have any cool kids in your life, there are lots of other good topics on the board too or you can start your own.  Did you know that when you comment on the message boards a link to your newest blog post shows up?  That is a great way to find new readers for your blog and new blogs for you to read, so join the message boards today.  It's easy and fun. 

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My Favorite Comments of the Week (and My Response if Necessary):

My kids are too old for this Elf stuff, thank God, but a friend of mine had the best solution. Apparently, as the legend goes, if you touch the elf, he can't move anymore (to keep the kids from playing with it, I guess). So her son got one as a gift from Grandma at Thanksgiving, and when he opened the package, my friend jumped up and yelled, "Oh, no - You touched it!", put him up on a shelf, and there he sat until after Christmas!! He got packed away with the other decorations, and will come out this year, too - as just a decoration. on Over Achieving Elf on the Shelf Mommies

I watched an episode after reading this--had to check it out. They are proud of where they come from, the teenage and young girls are comfortable in their own skin, the mom works multiple jobs to support her family, the teach the kids to not always take themselves so seriously-- have fun w/ homemade slip n slide, live within their means by clipping coupons, and are not pretending to be something they are not. Bedsides the fact I think we have way, way too much reality TV on, I don't see what's wrong with this family. My lifestyle is quite different, but I'm not judging them or comparing my life to theirs in order to feel better about myself-- that is what's wrong in my opinion. on Honey Boo Boo Child

I watched this show last week while suffering from Hurricane Malaise and drinking half a bottle of wine. I'm guessing it was the wine, but I laughed my ass off at one point. Having said that, I'm in South Louisiana where they film Swamp People. I'm just happy someone in another STATE has to have their English subtitled in ENGLISH. on Honey Boo Boo Child

Just saw it yesterday for the first time. They made me and my family look classy. I don't know how i actually feel about that:) on Honey Boo Boo Child

Let's just go ahead and remove the "L" from TLC. From now on, it shall simply be known as "TC - The Channel." on Honey Boo Boo Child

I saw this last night for the first time and had to change the channel the moment "Moma's" "Fork Lift Foot" was revealed and Sugar Bear mentioned that he was in the mood to "jump some bones." I am still shaken up this morning! on Honey Boo Boo Child

$10,000 an episode??? I could name a few ways to spend that cash!! 1. Fix their plumbing so they don't have a bucket under the sink that collects their filth that they have to dump constantly. 2. Fix the forklift foot so she can look smexyier! 3. Replace their emerald green carpeting that looks like a homicide scene! 4. Buy a second vehicle...I have no clue how all of them fit into one truck...it's like a god damn clown car! Better redneckognize! This show is like a car wreck you can't help but watch!! onHoney Boo Boo Child

My then 4yo son told his preschool teacher "she drinks" when she asked him what he thought mom did while he was at school. She then suspiciously sniffed my breath as I stuttered and said, "Kids say the darnedest things..." on The Things MY Kids Think We Do While They're at School

I think my self-absorbed kids think that I cease to exist when they can't see me. on The Things MY Kids Think We Do While They're at School

I would totally take a day where I scatter "evidence" around the house: beach towels, leggos, a random tea cup, a happy meal box, and just watch them wig out when they got home. on The Things MY Kids Think We Do While They're at School

I dressed up Adolpha's puppy for the photo and I left him dressed and in the stroller.  When she got home, she was more than a bit out of sorts.  

I'm going to sound about 6 years old but I still think people are having way more fun than I am when I'm at work! Maybe I'm the only one but to this day I still feel like I'm playing hooky when I'm not in my office in during working hours! on The Things MY Kids Think We Do While They're at School

I'm a pathologist and so spend my days looking at glass slides through a microscope. My older daughter (then 3) overheard me talking about slides, and was convinced for some time that I was a playground slide inspector. on The Things MY Kids Think We Do While They're at School

I see that you don't deny going to Mickey D's and eating happy meals whilst climbing in the play area. They might be on to something! ;) on The Things MY Kids Think We Do While They're at School

26. just teach him the address of the "sexual identity distress" unit, and give him 10 bucks to get there. for christ sake, you are not realistic! hope you are not a stay-at-home mother of a boy, i mean it, seriously! oh, and yes, I am a stay-at-home husband, cook (well), clean, give massage to wife, actually fucks wife, actually says i am sorry i was wrong, please accept my apologies (and i wait until apologies are accepted)...i even am mildly faithful, but god i am not Farinelli! (go look wikipedia) on Rules for Raising a Boy - 18 (Because 25 Was Too Hard To Come Up With) Rules for Mothers of Sons

OK, looks like someone was spending too much time on Pinterest during the kids' nap time and found my list for sons and missed the memo that it's supposed to be funny.  What the fuck, dude?  No one cares that you fuck your wife.  Why do you feel the need to mention that to us or the fact that your not a castrato?  You've got a real chip on your balls, don't you?  You brought up the "sexual identity distress" unit.  Maybe I should send YOU 10 bucks to get there?  I also take issue with the fact that you said you're "mildly" faithful to your wife.  No one appreciates a husband who is "mildly" faithful.  Either you're faithful or you're not.    


Unknown said...

Thanks for posting the copyscape website. People who steal copy are losers. I hope it doesn't happen to you again. What a nightmare!

Delfin Joaquin Paris III said...

I've had my content scraped before. I just take it as a compliment.

It's kind of like marrying a hot chick. When you get up to use the bathroom a few assholes are going to try to pick her up.

Oh, but then I report the site to their hosting provider and tell them they're stealing my content. Ha.

Kim at Let Me Start By Saying said...

OMG, these comments ARE the best. :)

Anonymous said...

Please please please please please have the book ready by Christmas! If so, my list is done! I love you. I hope I never meet you in person because I may kiss you on the mouth. Tongue and all even though I'm straight as an arrow.

Anonymous said...

ugh, why does AIM show up like that?

Maranda :)

Anonymous said...

I loved this wrap up!
If you didn't read the referenced post it's even funnier.
Love love love the guy who admits he is "mildly" faithful. Awesome. I sure hope she knows and is doing the pool guy!

Anonymous said...

How can anyone watch this shit???

Wendy at Taking the Long Way Home said...

Thanks for the info on the copyscape website. I didn't know it existed! Not that my posts are that valuable...!

Sarah said...

I need to do some research cause I'm totally ignorant about content stealing & RSS feeds! I would be a terrible internet thief!

Aimee said...

I always enjoy reading your blog, but today's comments on the Honey Boo Boo situation made me really laugh! Your choice of words and word placement is an artful thing.

LuLu said...

Sounds like SAHD also drinks while the kids are away. It's ok though, he still finds time to cook, clean and fuck his wife and mistress.

aangel25 said...

I am not faithful at all. I have several children from several men. I raise them all together. They are happy, intelligent, polite, thoughtful, considerate children. I also dress like a "tramp". But guess what?? My husband is happy, my children are, and I am. It works for us. Better to be honest then act like I'm a perfect woman. I am who I am

J Whitus said...

I stumbled on your blog and freaking LOVE it! I'm a Tx momma with no filter of the mouth! I have a book blog if you want to check it out. I tried to subscribe to you on my kindle but it said currently unavailable. I'll keep trying.

Unknown said...

I'll bet you are surprised to get a comment on a weekly wrap up that's almost a year old, but I needed to say thanks for the copyscape info (no one's stealing my shit..yet) and I also didn't know you can subscribe to blogs on a Kindle. That is all.

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