Thursday, March 13, 2008

Blog Thoughts...the spinoff

I've been thinking about starting another blog. Not like the stock picking blog, which nobody reads, but a secret blog that nobody reads. I was talking to my sister the other day and it turns out she found out about my cyber outlet for life's frustrations. At first I tried to deny it.

Sis: [cousin] told me about your blog. It's hysterical.

Me: I don't know what you're talking about...I don't have a blog...Maybe you're imagining it...

Sis: No I'm not, I'm looking at it right now.

Me: Maybe it's someone else's blog.

Sis: Then why are there pictures of me on there?

Me: Maybe it's a stalker? You should probably lock your windows.

I don't like the idea of family reading my blog for several reasons. If I say something bad about someone (usually my brother) it might eventually get back to him and he'll want to discuss it with me. My brother isn't big on verbal communication and words usually just make him confused and angry, so historically our "dicussions" have been fist fights. Well..."fight" might be a stretch since most of my childhood is riddled with memories of me minding my own business and him attacking me mercilessly because cable TV hadn't been invented yet and you get bored of 3 channels after a while.

Additionally, the more people that know about my blog, the less I can make fun of them. Case in point:

Sis: Why did you say I was a terrible cook?

Me: Because it's true...

Sis: NO IT'S NOT!!!

Me: Look it's nothing to be ashamed of. We can't all be good at everything. For instance, Mom is a terrible cook but she excels at raising dysfunctional children. And you are a terrible cook, but you're really good at making good looking babies. We play the hand we get.

Anyway, I'm probably just venting. Having two blogs is probably like trying to make love to two women at the same time. It sounds good in theory, but one of them will end up getting all your attention and the other one will end up jealous and you will end up with a veneral disease and blame yourself because of the residual catholic guilt.


Anonymous said...

What's the point of a blog if no one reads it?

Jean Martha said...

My sister flipped out on me and stopped talking to me for 6 months in response to one of my blog posts. I considered that a perk.

carrie m said...

yeah, my mom told me the other day, "I watched Rock of Love b/c I read your blog." (and yes, I realize there are many things wrong with that statement) I stopped in my tracks. When did I give her the address? And then she tells me she had my stepdad read another post and I was mortified. I felt like a 15 year old in a band, embarrassed when the rents want to come out and show their support. Ugh.

HomeImprovementNinja said...

anon: Catharsis.

iloveupstate: Is that all it takes? Lucky you :)

carrie: yeah, it feels oddly invasive.

Capitol Hill 20210 said...

I had to take down my old blog because me ex future mother in law started reading it lol.

You do have one of the best blogs out there.

Psst.....another kitty rescue story is up

kingstreetfarm said...

This post totally reminds me of something David Sedaris would write.

On another note, jeez I'm glad that my husband and I are both basically only children! (I say basically because naturally it couldn't be quite that simple, but I won't bore you with the details).

HomeImprovementNinja said...

Capitol Hill 20210: yeah, there's a lot to be said for anonymity.

kingstreetfarm: Sedaris? Well, I guess that's a compliment, so thanks :)

Capitol Hill 20210 said...

congrats on being in the express this morning with this post........

HomeImprovementNinja said...

cap hill: thanks. I got a copy of it.