17 Things They Call Me That Aren’t My Name

by anna on March 23, 2009

  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 View definition in a new window”– 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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Ginny Marie March 23, 2009 at 5:08 am

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.

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eliz March 23, 2009 at 5:16 am

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

Got a list up.

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crazylovescompany March 23, 2009 at 6:27 am

Excellent list.

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Christine March 23, 2009 at 6:32 am

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!)

Elizabeth March 23, 2009 at 8:00 am

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!

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Emily March 23, 2009 at 8:13 am
Laurin March 23, 2009 at 10:47 am

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

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Kerry March 23, 2009 at 11:50 am

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

My list is up.

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J. March 23, 2009 at 1:35 pm

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

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anna March 23, 2009 at 3:21 pm

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

foradifferentkindofgirl (fadkog) March 23, 2009 at 4:18 pm

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

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Ginger March 23, 2009 at 6:57 pm

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.

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jenni March 23, 2009 at 7:26 pm

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.

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anna March 23, 2009 at 7:38 pm

@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.

Deb on the Rocks March 23, 2009 at 8:21 pm

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.

Neil March 23, 2009 at 8:24 pm

“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.

anna March 23, 2009 at 8:37 pm

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

Karen Sugarpants March 24, 2009 at 2:33 pm

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.

anna March 24, 2009 at 3:49 pm

@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.

Neil March 24, 2009 at 4:01 pm

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)

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Kerry March 24, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Say, that IS pretty classy.

Karen Sugarpants March 25, 2009 at 7:19 am

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

anna March 25, 2009 at 7:24 am

Neil just likes to watch girls fight.

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