Friday, February 12

Me Erin. Me like make jokes.

I've decided that my Roller Derby name should be Miss Undastood.

There was a little mix up in the comments from my last post,and I feel compelled to respond. Actually, I did respond to Lauren, the previously anonymous second commenter.

I hope she doesn't mind my sharing what I emailed to her, but here it is:
Hi Lauren,

This is Erin from The Fierce Beagle. First of all, I'd like to thank you for not remaining anonymous. It's a brave thing to reveal yourself when your opinion is dissenting. Second, I apologize if you felt in any way attacked by me or my readers. My intention was never to offend, only to clarify. My blog is meant to be funny the majority of the time, and it's inevitable that someone unfamiliar with The Fierce Beagle would read a satire and get the wrong impression.

Whether or not you choose to read my blog, I hope you don't come away from this experience with hurt feelings or a negative perspective. I see by your profile that you're a relatively new blogger, and I don't want you to be discouraged.

Best of luck to you,


Erin

Now, after I posted The Poll (which, I might add, I am losing 20–18—what the heck, people?!), Mom texted me the following message:

"I hope your blog readers do not think you are a selfish wee brat and ruin what little bit of good reputation that you have."

Apparently, I've gone and done it. I've blown my cover, and convinced you all that I'm an insufferable pot-stirrer, a superficial twit.

But in all seriousness, it is never my intention to offend. And it is certainly never my intention to cast myself in an unfavorable light. (See what I did there? I can't help it. It's self-destructive behavior.)

Elsewhere, I've listed a few reasons why I won't miss work (naturally, there is potty humor in it), and my new perspective on creating adventures.

18 comments:

Christopher said...

Ah well. The problem with the internets, of course, is anyone can pick up a surfboard and ride. That includes the crazies, the inconsiderates, the know it alls, but perhaps worse, those who breeze in and breeze out without ever investing the time to find the story, yet have no problem making a small deposit of their own before leaving.

Love your blog, love your writing.

Meadowlark said...

I, for one, am STILL offended and it can probably only be fixed if you send me a big-ass TV.

:)

Lisa W said...

Erin, thanks for the Office Space poster on your lists link. One of my all time favorite lines, quite apropos: "Well, I wouldn't exactly say I've been MISSING work."

You were nice to write to Lauren. So you're really not selfish and self-absorbed. All the time.

Catherine said...

Why Erin, you cow! For shame! for shame! etc etc

I would totally flounce out too, banging a hypothetical door behind me, only to return and say how horrible you are.... except you're too funny, in your own special way, and I'd miss the craic.

Off to read the new stuff!

Slamdunk said...

Man, I am late reading one post and I miss all the hub-hub. You snooze you lose I guess.

mrsofficer said...

oh I agree with ML you wanna keep your readers? TV lady! cough it up haha or a starbucks coffee card with oh lets say amonth worths of coffee will do as well

stephanie said...

wow i went back and read the comments and...wow. is it really necessary for people to leave rude comments? freedom of speech i suppose. but geez.

i fully appreciate your sense of humor - it's a pleasant escape from the work day.

can i vote more than once & completely skew the results? :)

Olivia @ Swan White Curtain said...

My, my. I read the post yesterday, but not the comments. Ouch. Perhaps I should hush so I don't offend anyone, but when did bloggyland get so drama-filled?! The most "successful" bloggers encourage others to be themselves-- that's what is interesting and entertaining. But then you have to apologize for being yourself? Doesn't seem worth it...

P.S. If anyone thinks you are a terrible person: Late last night, here in TX where we got a foot of snow for the first time in 100 years, I ran around my neighborhood and dove headfirst into all the snowmen I could find. And I'm not exaggerating. See? You're not so bad after all.

Centsational Girl said...

Eee gads Erin, every time I pop over that blingy header makes me like a moth to a flame "Go toward the light". I can't concentrate or remember what I was going to say, I love it so much.

Oh yeah, I came here for a reason. I love you for your wit, honesty and off-beat humor. That's what makes you so unique and why I visit you. If only you were my neighbor, but then I'd never get anything done cause I'd be stalking you for coffee every morning. Keep being you cause you're priceless.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Wow, just caught up on the drama here. Some people just don't get it...any of it. And then they feel compelled to dump all over something they didn't "get". It's called humor! Wit! Irony! Satire! Keep on doing what you do because the rest of us do get it and can't get enough!

Damsel Underdressed said...

Holy crap! This will teach me to be selfish and get a little wrapped up in my own busy world! I have no freaking idea what I missed. Looks like I have some back story to read...

Dawn said...

Offensive? YOU?! Don't be daft! (Ah! I've been waiting so long to use that phrase! *Claps giddily*)

Being the wry and often sarcastic person that I am, *I* completely understood the humor of your post and found it very entertaining. But then again, my parents did a pitiful job of teaching me anything--so I may be biased.

PS--Be sure to yoink the remote for that TV.

bigskygirl said...

oh erin. i haven't been reading your blog for very long (my first time commenting, in fact!), but even i could tell that was satirical. your blog is called THE FIERCE BEAGLE for cripe's sake. some people are just a wee bit too sensitive.

also, i think our mothers should have coffee. and maybe go buy us some TVs.

Kate said...

I too wisj I'd been checking this out coz I missed all the big hullabaloo....I love how your mum (sorry mom) jumps online to defend you! the unstoppable momma lion!

I got the jokes by the way....cross-referencing and footnoting not required....

Bethany AKA Mother of the Munchkins said...

There's a news forum I enjoy on a daily basis that asked members about a year or so ago to write any and all sarcastic posts in purple.

Apparently, there would be one or two members who would repeatedly fail to get the oft tongue-in-cheek humor written by other posters. And 10,000 angry pages later the forum police would have to step in and lock out the board. LOL

I can't tell you how many times I've been tempted to write my entire blog in purple.

Just in case. ;)

mrs. fuzz said...

Hey you know what? A few years ago I told HF that my rap name would be Miz Undastood!

I agree with the comments. Sometimes things just go over people's heads. WAY over their heads. But I adore your humor and wit. You'll never lose me as a reader.

mrs. fuzz said...
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mrs. fuzz said...

I also thought of Miz B. Havin' as a rap name but I think it's already taken.

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