Too long for a post response…(and probably nonsensical for those that don’t visit The Wagon.

I am me, the same on the Internet as in real life – the obnoxious know-it-all who will never say anything behind your back that I wouldn’t say to your face. But then I’ll tell you to your face what I think- no punches pulled. I’m self-centered and live in my own world – and yes there are many of you that I would like to get to know better (Goldie, Stacey, and Terri come to mind) and there are some that I would just as soon never meet because of the way that they present themselves on the ‘Net. Only one or two people that I’ve met were not the people they are on the BB’s but they just intrigued me and made me curious about them. (A wonderfully gregarious BB talker who is horribly shy IRL comes to mind). There have only been 2 members of the ezboard community that I never wanted to see again after we met, just because we rubbed each other wrong. Both of them should know who they are (I’m pretty sure neither of them visits the Wagon so if you came to this blog from the link in Whizgidget’s post – IT’S NOT YOU!). Of those two, I probably owe one of them an apology since I very publicly ranted in my blog as to why I can’t stand her when it should have been handled in private. For those that have emailed me, you know that I’ll drop everything to come meet you. (I keep waiting for Darla to pass through my city so I can have a 3 am truck stop meal.) If you’re in trouble, I’ll drop everything to come get you and help you escape (remember the offers -LisaUT and Indystitch?)
In the long run, I don’t have as much time as others to spend cruising blogs or the boards, but when I do get time, I’ll either go random through the bloggers links or I’ll hit a blog like Whizgidget’s, Suz’s, or Annette’s where there are bunches of links to choose from. Most days, I do my best to try and find something to comment on just so that you’ll know that I was there and I read it. I do that because I have days when I wonder if anyone visits my blog and reads it. It’s one of the reasons that I post questions here (That and to get people to think on occasion).
I’ll admit that I sometimes wonder if it was me that caused someone to delete their blog all together (I can think of a couple that disappeared within days of my leaving a comment that I thought was helpful and provided an answer to a question they were asking – sugar glider care comes to mind).
I do know that there are some people out there that actually hate me (but not enough to send me hate mail, just enough to post about me in their blogs or on other BB’s). I just figure the rest of you are as self-focused as I am and haven’t had the time to let me know that you noticed me. (Or you just agree with everything that I say – I would love a comment expressing a contrary opinion and providing an argument to back it up, I love to debate. Debate is not insulting, it’s informative).
I do have to admit that I am amazed at the number of people that ask for RAK addresses and although I’m not quick at giving them out, I do respond eventually (I’ve asked that people ask Kirsten first though). I have to say that I was shocked to get a RAK myself and I feel guilty that I probably wasn’t as eloquent or timely in expressing my appreciation (yes, Susan, I still feel bad that I didn’t email you immediately).
There have been one or to that have reached out to me to whom I feel I haven’t responded as well as I should have (Belinda, Annette, and Shorty come to mind) and there are others that I talk to all the time – to the point that I’m thinking of adopting the South American custom of having my children refer to them and their spouses as Aunt and Uncle.
Beyond that, it’s a time and distance issue, after all, as my husband is fond of saying…”You don’t know who is really a stitcher and who is Bubba from Cell Block C.” Ever since I first posted that comment, I’ve been telling him – but Darla admitted she is Bubba so the worst anyone else can be is an unconvicted rapist. He still worries about how much I get wrapped up in your issues and problems, after all to him, you’re all imaginary; except for Karen, Cat, Robert, Ann, and the people he met in Vegas. The jury is still out on those who he’s talked to on the telephone.

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  1. Melissa

     /  February 10, 2006

    Hey Stasha…I’ve not been very good about posting comments even though I read a lot of different blogs. I just wanted to let you know that I do read. I’ll try and do better about dropping the occasional comment, too. 🙂

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  2. Cat

     /  February 10, 2006

    Good to know DH doesn’t think that I’m imaginary.

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  3. Susan

     /  February 10, 2006

    I spend way more time reading the boards than I do reading blogs, but I will occassionally read a blog. More often than not, I will comment, so that someone knows there are people out there reading.

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  4. Glenda

     /  February 10, 2006

    I’ll stand up and be counted. Yes, I read your blog but not everyday. And I’m really bad about leaving comments (but I’ve been working on that for a while now).

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  5. Belinda

     /  February 10, 2006

    I’m sitting (or are we standing?) next to Glenda. I read your blog fairly regularly (not daily though). And I am real bad about comments….

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  6. Jill in CA

     /  February 10, 2006

    I read your blog almost every day, and I have tried to comment semi-regularly (I made several during that time when they were supposedly being “moderated” but you never got them). I find a lot of what you post to be very interesting; especially your last post, though I haven’t decided how I feel about it yet so I haven’t responded. I’m still thinking! Your blogs always make me think, which is a good thing. I don’t really know you well, but I do enjoy reading your blog and wanted you to know that.

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  7. Margaret

     /  February 10, 2006

    I love your DH! He’s promoted me from imaginary to real a year and a half ago! I feel honored! LOL I do read, just not as regularly as I used to!

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