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17 Things They Call Me That Aren’t My Name

17 Things They Call Me That Aren’t My Name

  1. “. . . interesting. In a writerly bloggy way.” — Neilochka
  2. “Oscar the Grouch.” — My high school basketball team.
  3. ” . . . a fucking moron.” — Unnamed Member of the mommyblogosphere
  4. “Ma’am” — Sales associate, Abercrombie & Fitch, when I was 26
  5. ” . . . great writer.” — Eliz from Tink’s Mom Dot Com
  6. “. . . trying to capitalize on some of the day’s dramas.” and “LAME.” — Another unnamed member of the mommyblogosphere
  7. “Blossom” — my father, when I was grumpy in the mornings during my childhood.
  8. ” . . . obsesed [sic.] with Dooce”– Owner, Hate Blog
  9. “The Patron Saint of Diaper Pails” — Deb at Missives From Suburbia
  10. “Mrs. Right-Click,” — The cashier at Pavillions when I use our phone number as the club card code.
  11. “. . . get[s] off on giving people shit,” — A-list blogger
  12. “1/1000th of the person that The Redneck Mommy is,” — Same A-list blogger
  13. “How fucking dare you?” — Once again, the same A-list blogger
  14. “Dear Taxpayer,” — People who are running for some kind of city office and send me flyers.
  15. “Mean,” — Anonymous, presumably conservative commenter
  16. “Sweetheart,” — Mr. Right-Click
  17. “Muh-mah,” — Mini

(Actually, the last two are kind of starting to feel like my name, and they mean more than all the rest.)

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  2. Ginny Marie at LemonDropPie
  3. Eliz at Tink’s Mom Dot Com
  4. Crazy Loves Company
  5. Elizabeth at Half Baked, Twice as Good
  6. Laurin from Laurin and Kelly Talk
  7. Emily from I Did It For Me
  8. Kerry at Clue Wagon
  9. Ginger at Ramble Ramble

Comments (23)

  1. Mar 23, 2009

    I like “The Patron Saint of Diaper Pails”.

    Someone used to call me “Herman.” No idea why.

    But you’re right about the names from the Mr. and little one…those are the best names ever!

    I have a list up this morning.

    Ginny Marie´s last blog post..Life in the Fast Lane, Kind of…

  2. Mar 23, 2009

    I know the day someone calls me a fucking moron that I will have arrived.

    Got a list up.

    eliz´s last blog post..13 1/2 Songs I “Saw” in a New Way Upon Hearing Them at the Movies

  3. Mar 23, 2009

    Excellent list.

    crazylovescompany´s last blog post..Places I’ve changed the diaper

  4. Mar 23, 2009

    I love the list! From, “A Callous Woman” (something I was called a dozen years ago by a parent for failing a student in sophomore American lit after she turned in only one of more than thirty homework assignments. I’ve worn that one like a badge of honor!)

  5. Mar 23, 2009

    Most of the things they call me should be done behind my back, but are instead to my face. Is that a plus? I don’t know… List up!

    Elizabeth´s last blog post..Why Sometimes You Get the Stink Eye

  6. Mar 23, 2009

    I really like your list! It’s quite original. 🙂


    Emily´s last blog post..I’m Moving To WordPress…

  7. Mar 23, 2009

    Great list. Mine is up but my computer has turned on me and code isn’t working. I linked manually.

    Laurin´s last blog post..What Passes For Exercising Around Here

  8. Mar 23, 2009

    I got called, “Neither human nor a resource” on a survey once. That was cool.

    My list is up.

    Kerry´s last blog post..4 Dumb Job Interview Questions (and 3 Possible Answers)

  9. Mar 23, 2009

    “They call me Hel, they call me Stacy, they call me her, they call me Jane…” Sorry, couldn’t resist. 😉

    J.´s last blog post..5 Months and a Dream

  10. Mar 23, 2009

    @J., that’s what I was going for, actually!

  11. And, as some apparently wise British men once said, in the end…it’s the last two that forever matter most.

    foradifferentkindofgirl (fadkog)´s last blog post..tonight’s episode – ‘the case of the filched fire wood!’

  12. Mar 23, 2009

    I think the rash of name calling means you’ve made it? Anyway, as long as you’ve got the last two, you’re golden right?

    I’m all listed up.

    Ginger´s last blog post..Watch out, it’s a raving Monday list!

  13. Mar 23, 2009

    okay, so I’m dying to know which A-List Blogger is trashing you, although I understand not giving them a plug on your blog.

    I was called a femi-nazi bitch once. I was all, “What? People still say that?” It was pretty awesome though. It made me feel all retro.

    jenni´s last blog post..I’m Shrinking!

  14. Mar 23, 2009

    @Jenni, it’s old news, it’s from the bathroom wall, from a long time ago. It’s just so classic I had to include it.

  15. Mar 23, 2009

    I can’t believe I didn’t link to you in my drama loving post. Call me an idiot. I call you an Honest Woman.

  16. Mar 23, 2009

    “1/1000th of the person that The Redneck Mommy is,” — that is my favorite of the bunch. But that would make you very very tiny, almost two inches tall.

  17. Mar 23, 2009

    @Neil, we’d have to add “Lilliputian” to the list, in that case.

  18. Mar 24, 2009

    Seeing as I’m the asshat who called you a fucking moron, I came here via Deb on The Rocks to apologize. I’m sorry. I was caught up in the stupid drama of the whole thing and should have agreed to disagree. I actually already subscribed to your blog a while ago because I liked it and bah, doesn’t matter…I’m sorry. It was a shitty thing to say.

  19. Mar 24, 2009

    @Karen, aww, thanks for coming by. No hard feelings, everybody was worked up about it the other day. Very classy of you to comment here. Bygones.

  20. Mar 24, 2009

    That doesn’t mean she still doesn’t think you’re a fucking moron, by the way —

    (ha ha, sorry, just trying to drum up some controversy, cause we know you LOVE IT)

    Neil´s last blog post..Sending Love to Shannon of Charming Bitch!

  21. Mar 24, 2009

    Say, that IS pretty classy.

  22. Mar 25, 2009

    @Neil – haha no I really don’t think Anna is a fucking moron. I, however, acted like one. 🙂

  23. Mar 25, 2009

    Neil just likes to watch girls fight.

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