So what’s the story behind my current tagline? Nothing saucy or salacious…just a hat tip to one of
my college roomies who I haven’t talked to in a thousand years and has no idea I blog (note to self…track Diane down…). She was one of my bridesmaids but we lost contact at least ten years ago. Funny, the things that stick with you. This line always made me smile. Still does.
"I’m gonna slap you naked and hide your clothes" was her standard response if she didn’t like something you said or did. Thankfully, I never did earn a slap… Another one of her quips was "You’re ugly and your mother dresses you funny;" my wry and irreverent response quickly stopped her in her tracks the first or second time she used the line with me: "I don’t HAVE a mother…". People just don’t know WHAT to do with that….
I was having internet connection problems the other day and I called our provider’s helpline. Chris asked where I lived and I told him, and while we waited for things to queue up, I asked where he was located (turn about is fair play, as far as I’m concerned). He was in Austin, Texas, and I mentioned there were a couple of cyberpals in my blog community who live in Austin. I PROMISE I wasn’t going fishing for anything, but he asked for my URL, and since I’ve never committed it to memory, I told him if he googled PENSIEVE, he’d find me…not the Blogger site, but TypePad.
Well, he did…and I was surprised I was EMBARRASSED! Shy about a customer service tech "reading me" while he was helping me–lol. I felt naked and exposed, which contrary to what you might think, are two entirely different things. He asked what the deal was with that line…….and I was even more embarrassed. He probably thought I was one of those sick, twisted, scary people who create very freaky search strings, NONE of which I’ll mention here (although I was a bit concerned by the "Irish serial killers" search that led someone to my blog), or maybe he was hoping a pensieve was some kind of subversive word for nekkid people, especially BECAUSE of the tag line. Who knows? He sounded nice enough and seemed to accept my (lame) explanation.
To all my caramel machiatto-, hot chocolate- and coffee-drinking pals, I just HAD to post this YUMALCIOUS picture I saw over at one of my favorite blogmates, E-mom (aka Chrysalis). Doesn’t it leave you wanting Spring to hold off a bit longer so you can enjoy the warmth of a delicious mug of something "joe"? Mmmm…now THAT’S the kind of thing that does a body good…and soul, too ;).
Isn’t that an odd reaction about your blog? Because – when I told my friend about it and she quickly looked it up, I felt the same way – embarrassed and slightly “nude”. And yet, we all crave the comments….
whoops – that is to say, when I told my friend about MY blog and she looked it up – I would NEVER get embarrassed with someone looking up YOUR blog. hee hee
Blogging interests people I do have to say.
I guess I haven’t really spoken to anyone that was reading my blog while I was on the phone;)
I’ve shared a blog with people that know me and was ok with it even though it’s deeply personal (not my merry go round one).
I think I’d have a harder time if I didn’t tell someone about the blog and they found me and told me? hmmm interesting point to ponder;)
Ha! You crack me up.
Even if you are an Irish serial killer.
You know you are going to get a lot of hits on google with that title ;))) You are funny girl.
The last time I posted something like this – talking about an old friend who I wanted to track down – she called me a week later and now we’re hanging out again! We’ve even become blog pals because she started one too. Hope you have the same luck.
I can’t imagine being slapped that hard 😉 Could be fun.
Don’t be nervous about customer services folks reading your blog. My clients read mine all the time. Can you imaging the CEO of some company reading a T13 of mine??? I honestly don’t worry about such stuff. In fact, I go out of my way to create private portals for them on my site. They’ve got to keep coming. Oops! 😉
How about this one:
I’m going to give you a fist sandwich that will keep you rolling so long that you’ll starve to death while you are still chewing on it.
Old, but good.
But I prefer… I’m going to sit on you until you guess my weight. Then if you do, I’m going to have to kill you.
slaping nekkid is good. (Ps. do you say nekkid or Naykid)
“I’m gonna knock you into next week…”
The beverage looks yummy. Wish I had one right this minute.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend…am off on my broom and have no idea if I’ll have access to a computer next week.
Karmyn, I understood you the first time :).
Malissa…I found out about someone who was reading my blog who I would NEVER think would read it! I don’t really know him, he found me b/c he was looking for something else …and his MOM told me (he’s a 20 something). Very odd…
Jenny, shhhh! Don’t tell!
Laurel, Daggum it! I really don’t come up with that stuff for hits (because, frankly, that kind of traffic SCARES me).
Heather…now THAT would be FANTABULOUS!
Mikey, spoken like a true M A N ! ;). And I’ve just GOT TO ask you, what the heck is a “private portal”????
Pamela, I’ve never heard of either one of yours, but I liked ’em both :).
And to hat tip one of my old favorites, Lewis Grizzard– “In the south there’s a difference between ‘Naked’ and ‘Nekkid.’ ‘Naked’ means you don’t have any clothes on. Nekkid’ means you don’t have any clothes on … and you’re up to somethin!”
In other words, how I say it depends on the situation;).
Swampy, have fun with your grands!!!
Hey, now that’s a brilliant way to increase hits… never stop selling, right? NO WONDER you were a PR gal!
Hey thanks for the link. :~) Come on up here and join me for a cuppa jo in Starbuck’s Land, the coffee capital of the US. Let Priceline.com find you a great flight and hotel deal…
I’ve been likin gyour blog since I found it a couple of weeks ago . . . but this photo seals the deal . . . I CRAVE a cuppa now even though its 1:30 am . . .
And I’ve just GOT TO ask you, what the heck is a “private portal”????
I simply carve out a directory and give my customer a link to it. That way I simply have one place to refer them to for all updates.