Friday, April 11, 2008

A good friend of mine came out.


His story really influenced me.
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A good friend of mine told me he surfs the net and reads blogs - this 'coming out' on his part surprised me because he never reads my blog. Imagine, he is not interested in reading Catholic stuff. I told him this blog is more nuts than Catholic and sometimes it is really funny. It still never got his attention.
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He said he reads quirky blogs late at night, and I asked, "What kind? Political?"
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He answered, "All kinds!" And he proceeded to explain how some people are really way out there, "They write things like, 'I feel like blowing up my neighbor's house!' - just because they are angry at the trailer trash living next door to them. They call people they don't like 'wackos' and 'freaks' and 'perverts'". Well you get the idea.
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Anyway, I said, "Yeah, my one blog is kinda like that, you should read mine." But no! He's not interested in "Church crap" as he called it. That didn't bother me as much as when he said he read "Cafeteria is Closed" a couple of times. "Well over 2 million visitors to that site, you know." I told him I had heard that before.
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But my friend's coming out story really did influence me. Many bloggers do come off kind of nuts. (I know I don't!) But people really write some weird stuff. (Again, I know I don't.) So I want to maybe start a new blog - just with weird stories and stuff. Funny stories - well, things I think are funny - and it just might help people look on the bright side a little more. Like Beverly Sutfin said, "Life doesn't have to be ugly." I could post things I wouldn't have to take down a half hour later because readers here might be scandalized. (I just did that with about 6 posts recently.)
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What do you think?

17 comments:

  1. I've never felt scandalized by anything you've written in either blog. I kinda like the current set-up but if you want to add another blog (which means you'll be maintaining three blogs at same pay) go ahead. I'll read.

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  2. You mean you get weirder than this Terry?

    Man, I just couldn't keep up with 3 of your blogs, but that's just me.

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  3. Remember Terry--this is Your blog--if other's are scandalized that's their problem--I don't think you need a third blog--whew, how do you keep up with two?

    Your friend who said, "But no! He's not interested in "Church crap" as he called it. " reminds me of before I was Catholic. A friend of mine asked me if he could read me a "daily thought." I said sure until he said it came out of the book, "In God's Care." I said, "No! read it to yourself--I don't need any of that God stuff." He commanded me to sit down and listen--I did. On the way home that day, I bought the book and read a thought every day--it was the start of my journey home to God and then the Catholic faith--I will pray for your friend.

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  4. Truth be told, there's enough weird, interesting stuff on the interwebs as it is. Everyone's a snowflake. :-)

    My advice: stick with what you have.

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  5. I think you should do whatever you want. You write - I'll read.

    (Sometimes I feel like starting another blog to just vent on. No doubt it would get more readers)

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  6. Most of your readers like to be scandalized every now and then.

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  7. I thought this was your quirky little blog? You could just make it quirkier. But, I'll tag along where ever you blog.

    BTW: I might have to come out too -- to my homeschool group. One person already knows about my blog and I fear my behavior may impact who my children are allowed to play with. They could become outcasts :)

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  8. Thanks y'all - I already did it - who knows if I'll keep it up.

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  9. So where is it?

    Does this make three, or four?

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  10. So, Terry, where is it?

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  11. The new blog is here:
    http://upyourstreet.blogspot.com/
    - but I don't know how often I will post to it - probably not every day.

    Also - re-doing Abbey, I deleted my links by accident, but I will go back and add them in a day or two.

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  12. Do what you want to do, & if people have a problem w/it they can start their own blog. That's no judgment on you. You're funny, you're faithful while admitting your foibles, and I LOVE YOU for it!!!

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  13. Great start! A blog with an address called "up yours" You really know how to win people over, you charmer, you!

    I like your new avatar. Nice hair. :-)

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  14. "But ya are, Blanche, ya are!"
    Only YOU would have a photo of Baby Jane over there --> You're wacky that way, and it made me smile.

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  15. In the immortal words of Prince Orlovsky, "chacun a son gout."

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  16. Dave - I know.

    jeffrey - what does that mean?

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  17. If I have to buy a second monitor so I can keep track of all your different blogs, will you be chipping in?

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