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:
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,
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.