Monday, February 26, 2007

Email! We get Email! We get your email everyday!

Almost every day I get emails from people who read my blog. Some emails are from regular readers and posters, and some others are from people who just kind of happen upon my blog because I’ve posted somewhere else (usually their blog, but sometimes just a blog of someone they read) and they have a question for me. I try to respond to all the emails I get, but this morning? I opened up my email and I have 145 new emails. Okay, most of them aren’t from readers, but some of them are. But anyway, I seem to get the same questions a lot, so I thought maybe I would try to answer some of them.

Why is the name of your blog, “Jason. For the love of God.”? What does that even mean?

Generally it means my husband is doing something annoying. Like, when I would try to do homework, back when I was in college (you know, three months ago) and he would decide to wrestle with the dog. Or when I was trying to do a workout video and suddenly it was ESSENTIAL that he and I discussed our future together. Or when I get on the phone and suddenly he is extremely interested in me, when five minutes before he didn’t know I was in the room?

At those times I look at him and say, “Jason. (Cause, you know, his name is Jason) For the love of God.”

He then knows not to mess with me.

Why is it the name of my blog? Who the crap knows? I couldn’t think of anything else funny or witty. Have you noticed that many, many blogs have the same name as someone else’s blog? I don’t think anyone else has a blog with the same name as mine.

Also, I’m kind of snarky. So it works.

You say you live in the South. But where do you really live? You don’t “sound” like someone from the South.


Okay, let me just assure you, and you can confirm this with my friend here. I do indeed sound quite Southern when you talk to me. I don’t even want to shake my accent. I like my accent. I don’t go around saying “ain’t” and “you’uns” or whatever. But I have an accent and I’m quite fine with it. Do I write like a Southerner? How does a Southerner write exactly?

I’ve said before in my 100 things post that I’m a Tennessee born and raised girl. I moved to North Carolina in 1998 and by the grace of God got back to Tennessee in 2004. (No offense to my North Carolina friends and readers, I just had a lot of issues there) I sincerely doubt that I will live in Tennessee the rest of my life. Moving somewhere else would be fine with me.

How old are you really? You write like you are sixteen.

My birthday is October 15th, 1975. This makes me 31 in case you can’t do math in your head like me.

I guess you think I sound like I’m sixteen because I use words like “totally” a lot.

I’m totally okay with that.

And also?

Neener, neener, neener!

Do you really meet all these crazy people or are you just a good storyteller?

Both, actually! Thanks for asking.

Honestly, I don’t know if I’m just a complete magnet for the insane or if I just have the unique ability to pick out the insanity in people. I really don’t know. But these really are the people I meet on a daily basis. These really are people I have dated. These really are conversations I have. If they find me or I find them, I don’t know. They just happen.

Do you think you might be bi-polar? One day you seem really happy and funny and the next day you seem depressed.

I don’t know.

I mean, seriously. I don’t know. There’s a history of that in my family, so maybe? I’ve never been diagnosed with it, never felt like I had it, but you, my reader who has never met me, clearly knows more about the situation than I do.

I do know for a fact that I have a serious hormone imbalance. Which explains my sixty-one day period (and counting!) and my inability to get pregnant and all that. Maybe we could just blame it on that instead. I don’t really need anything else going on.

I love your blog. Will you be my friend? Can I add you to my blogroll?

Heck yeah! Tell your mom and them I said, “Whassup!”

How much do you weigh? How much weight are you trying to lose?

I weigh twifty-eleven pounds.

I’m trying to get down to twifty.

Good Lord, people. Didn’t your momma tell you it’s not nice to talk about how much a woman weighs?

I’ll say this. As of this morning, I weigh 12 pounds less than I did on January 19th. Maybe when I get to my goal weight, I’ll tell you how much I’ve lost and you can back it out in your head or on a calculator if you so desire. For today, I’m not saying.

That’s all the questions I have time for today. Thanks for asking!


Alpha Dude said...

Yea! I get to be the first to leave a comment.
It seems only fair since it appears I'm the only one who DOESN'T have your e-mail address.

That's okay.

I agree with you, some things you just never ask a woman is her age and/or her weight. I think it's just rude.

Thanks for sharing all that.

That Chick Over There said...


I didn't really give out my email address, but some blogging programs save it when you leave a comment. So if someone comments on your blog or a blog you read, then you can email them directly from the comment. And since I try to respond, then they have it. :)

So you weren't excluded Dude! Promise. :)

Alpha Dude said...

Cool. I never thought to respond to those comments in my e-mail since it said something about or some crap like that.

My e-mail address is in my profile in case you ever want to say hey or howdy. I'm not sure how anyone can write with an accent. I'd be able to understand you though. I graduated from the University of Texas so I'm quite fluent in "Southern". Although Tennessee may be a slightly different dialect, I bet I could pick it up right quick.

Have a great day, Chick.

Bethany said...


Haha!!! That's great!

Question though- Born in Tennessee, then North Carolina and now back to Tennesse, right? Why does your blog say "A Connecticut Yankee in a Southern Belle's Court."? Just curious. I figured you were born in Connecticut from that.

I have family in Marysville- are you near there?

Bet you didn't think that by answering questions you'd get asked more questions.

That Chick Over There said...

Ahha! Good question and one I've been asked before and forgot to answer.

My husband was born in Connecticut. He's a Connecticut yankee. I am Southern Belle. It's my court. :)

Marysville...never heard of it. It is Maryville?

Anonymous said...

Are you bi-polar? Dear Lord...if being happy and funny one day and a little down two days later is bi-polar, then I need meds!!

Seriously, you crack me up!! "Tell your Mom and then I said Wassup"....HA!!

I have to go now. I think I feel an hour of sadness arriving :)

M said...

Please direct anyone questioning you w/ bipolar to my mother. One look and that question will end.


dennis said...

y'all only say you'uns?

Not yous'uns? yous'guys? or the standard y'all??

and you claim to be from the South!!!


God Bless me...

Brown Eyed Girl said... no...when you look up bipolar in the dictionary I'm fully confident it's a picture of MY Mother.

I'm your FRIEND...hehe...and I'll just say since I'm 34..neener, neener, neener too n stuff, cuz like...I'm your friend..and yes...I am here to confirm VERY Southern. Actually I love talking to her...cuz her the shiz.

I can't believe people email you privately and ask these are way cooler than me and shit.


Amy W said...

butter my butt and call me a biscuit - LOVE IT.

And DUDE, your birthday is only 4 days before mine, same year...

velocibadgergirl said...

Twelve pounds since Jan. 19? WOOT!! Fuckin' WOOT!! That's awesome.

frannie said...

go ahead and admit you are bi-polar. we all know it and just wait for you to admit.


oh sorry.... I believe that you are normal in every way.

CPA Mom said...

AB-FAB, you are AB-FAB. And I'd never ask you your weight.

Bethany said...

Marysville- Maryville


Real Life in South Carolina said...

Even after reading your blog, I still don't know what it means to julienne carrots. I mean, isn't Julienne a woman's name? The word is just too fancy for me. Shoot, throw some burgers and hotdogs on the grill and dinner's whipped up in 20! Sheesh!

And seriously...nobody REALLY asked you how much you weigh...did they?!?! At least tell me it was a man who asked!

Ashley said...

Wow - that was fun, we will have to have a study group and come up with some more personal questions for you to I swear I am so going to be recomiited to regular posting.....just for you because you are special and stuff

Shanilie said...

Sheesh, I don't understand some people. Don't they have better things to do with their time?! I do have my email linked from my page but I haven't been blogging that long, I really hope that won't start with me. I think that would scare me away from blogging. I still have my comments open to anonymous so maybe I am barking up the wrong tree? Good post.

SJINCO said...

October birthdays RAWK! See AmyW's comment, my birthday is seven days after hers.....same year! I'd do the rest of the math in my head and figure out how many days yours is before mine, but I don't go there (math + in my head = disaster)!

I love your blog, and I love you! WOOT!

Unknown said...

I have been with my husband for 10 years now and my MIL still says that I can bring the salad. I have never been allowed to bring more than that.

Debbie said...

I wrote a post awhile back on revealing...The Number (weight). My husband doesn't even know my Number.

Maybe your reader is bi-polar.

Rachel (Crazy-Is) said...

Hell, in Tennessee, we don't julienne freakin carrots anyway, dammit, we CHOP 'EM!

You're in east TN right? I'm clear on the other side of the state in beautiful Memphis! Ha! Beautiful my ass.

just me said...

Email..thank goodness no one has found what I say on my blog important enough to email me on it! lol I can't beleive people have the nerve to ask such questions! Good grief. Anyways those answers were interesting, though!!
Please email me and tell me if we are neighbors though, I am dying to know!

Gerbil said...

Clearly, the person who asked what your blog name mean is NOT married. Or they wouldn't have had to ask. Bwah-hah.

heiresschild said...

as serious as you are, you are so hilarious. love it! i went to culinary school; that's where i learned what julienne is.

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Mel said...

You crack me of the best blogs I've read. Keep it up!

Amanda said...

Hi. I'm a stranger. I have a very invasive question for you... Can you e-mail me?