Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Amateurs

I have struggled, a lot recently, over whether or not to just chuck the blog. And I'm sliding toward the chuck side of the hill. Some days it's just not worth it. A lot of days it's not worth it. I struggle to find something that explains what's in my heart and soul, pull the curtain back and let you people see what's inside, and you excoriate me over a fucking typo. That wasn't even my typo; I'm just too fucking tired, stressed, and busy to re-type a meme to your exacting standards. I'm pulling a Hillary and taking a break, I may or may not be back after the election. I may be too busy.


75 comments:

Phil said...

Take a break if you need to. I have been Blogging for over a decade now and have had to just walk away for a while myself once in a while. I have noticed that you are stressed the hell out lately and didn't mean to cause you any grief personally. I know I'm not one of your favorite people in the first place but I am rather fond of your grit and sense of humor either way.

Adrienne said...

Don't let the enemy get you down. It's what they want. Tell them to piss off!!

Pawpaw said...

I admit that I've felt the urge to go quiet until after the election is over. I understand it.

Terry said...

Hang in there. You know your regulars will support you however we can.
Terry
Fla.

John Felock said...

I truly hope you do not sign off permanently, I'm a huge fan and try to never let a day go by without checking your page.

BW Bandy said...

If it is no longer fun then do not do it. I do want to thank you for helping me out with my blog and throwing traffic my way in the past. You (and Wirecutter, and Miss Lisa) were great to me and I appreciate it. I hope to see you back sometime.

Anonymous said...

Half hour for a glass or the bottle!?? I enjoy your blog!!! Do what feels right for you. Don't let the grammar police get to you. You do a nice job. My vote, FWIW, is to keep at it !!

Anonymous said...

Half hour for a glass or the bottle!?? I enjoy your blog!!! Do what feels right for you. Don't let the grammar police get to you. You do a nice job. My vote, FWIW, is to keep at it !!

Judy said...

Take a break, focus on what needs to be done in your life so you don't feel so tired and stressed. We will be here when you have something more to say. Hugs.

kdzu said...

You'll be missed. And if'n the urge strikes you from time to time letting us know how you and yours are doing......we'll appreciate it.

Unclezip said...

Take a break and rewire for awhile. We'll be here when you come back.

J Bogan said...

Was it something we said? Sorry.

Elizabeth said...

we will miss you, but you do what is best for you and we will wish you well either way.

hope to see you back soon as you are rested.

Anonymous said...

Darn MissLisa, miss you already...
Do what you need to do and we look forward to your coming around and sharing.
BA

Richard said...

Damn Sis, I hate to see you go for selfish reasons. I've been with you from day one. Even before when you were pissing Kenny off on his blog. I loved that !!!! Look at your numbers and you know you are loved and exalted above us mere mortals. First and foremost take care of you. Tell the world to take an airborne intercourse at a round moving pastry. Or in our world " take a flying fuck at a rolling donut" I shall wait for your return and pray for your good will and health.
Old Richard

Anonymous said...

Angel, do take a break and get yourself together. Take care of you. As for typos, perfect people are boring and noone wants to be around them.I truly apreciate your blog. Being the parent of an aspie I feel for your cute chicks stories. Hang tough.

Phil said...
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Wind River Ranger said...

We love you, darlin'. Hopefully you'll be back, but if not, it has been an enjoyable and thought provoking ride.

B said...

Firs: Do the Blogging because you want to. No other reason. If you like it, keep it up. If not, stop....be it for a little while, or forever.

Realize that some people are assholes. 10% are perfect, 10% are psychopaths that really should be killed just on general principles to make the world a better place (Only civilization and laws against murder keep them alive)...The rest of us are somewhere in between.

Ignore the idiots. Tell 'em to go away. If the persist, mar 'em as "spam" and they will disappear.

But, stay or go, do it for YOU.

Vietvet said...

@J Bogan: It was indeed something someone (read: asshole trolls) said. Read the comments on "Amen" (2 posts below) to find out what.



J Bogan said...

Hmm right you are Vietvet. Damn shame folks don't have manners anymore. And listen up, you never know which straw is "The" straw, until you pile it on. Don't like the way Angel does things here, go start your own goddamn grammar nazi blog.

J said...

I don't come here for the memes, which are funny, buti come to see you latest exploits of getting under wirecutter's skin. Take a break, but please do what you can the take a jab at WC.

J said...

I don't come here for the memes, which are funny, buti come to see you latest exploits of getting under wirecutter's skin. Take a break, but please do what you can the take a jab at WC.

Frit Bat said...

We'd miss you. :(

Anonymous said...

I played football all thru grades 6 thru 8...LOVED it, lived it...then in the 9th, they just beat all the life out of me...the fun was gone...I came out for "2-a-days" in august of my 10th grade year for a few days, then just said "to hell with it" and went home to cowboy, and hunt and be me....sat out a year..THEN, I came back my jr. and sr. years and played better, more relaxed, than I ever had, and had more fun....long way of sayin...do what YOU need to do....WE love you anyway....


vaquero viejo

AlexHenzel said...

We would all most certainly miss you.
However you must do what is right for you and your family.
I have enjoyed your blog over the years. Kindered souls that think alike. This nation is falling apart. I would understand that you need to collect your thoughts and protect your family. It is going to get very crazy very soon.
I will be here to read your thoughts if you choose to put them out there.
I wish you and your family the best and y'all are in our prayers.
God Bless, whatever you choose to do.
Alex

Tjataw said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. I've had many a loud laugh at some of your posts. You have a great sense of humor! Take care of you first, come back if and when you can because your fans will be waiting. With bated breath. Not baited breath..... yuck.
Good luck! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the mammories.

Anonymous said...

I like your blog. I usually don't leave comments because I end up saying something stupid, since my wife is a whore. See, there I go again. I'm not even married.

vwrobb@gmail.com said...

If your blog is not fun don't do it.
I enjoy it but it's here to entertain you.

vwrobb@gmail.com said...

If your blog is not fun don't do it.
I enjoy it but it's here to entertain you.

Akatsukami said...

Those who have previously commented have said all that needs to be said.

Granny said...

Nooo!
Ditto to all of the above.
Love you girl.

Anonymous said...

have you installed your replacement yet?

Wildflower

Mark Jewell said...

Would hate to see you go, but can understand the need to get away. Been taking a break from mine because I am just so busy, but I hope eventually to get back to it.

Whatever you decide, I join with others who understand completely and are always in your corner.

David said...

Don't let the idiots get you down. What kind of pedantic doink comments on typos, anyway? I really enjoy your blog; I check in regularly, but as someone else noted, I am not much of a commenter. I admire the strength of character that comes through in your posts. You make me laugh regularly, but your blog is for your enjoyment- do what's best for you. Thank you for the time you've shared with us!

Anonymous said...

ditto to most of the above, if you are not having fun, do something else;

we only come by once and every day is a gift

loaded4bear said...

Keep your chin up kiddo. I've only stumbled into this blog world in the past year or so and you are one of my favorites. Take a break if you must but I certainly hope to see you on the other side.

Anonymous said...

Oh heck no. Don't flat out quit. Dial it back a few notches but don't let the haters win. That's what they want! They really don't have the intelligence to piss you off.

Anonymous said...

Don't let the loosers make you loose your cool two...

Anonymous said...

Take a break, as long as you need. Your life & health must come first, however much you would be missed. Your regulars do understand battle fatigue.....
Let us know, occasionally, that you are still with us? Please?
Best wishes, Diane & Bryn, Isle of Anglesey.

Firebird said...


I look forward to your blog...
Please ignore the douchebags...
Rest & Return...

Firebird Gunner

Unknown said...

None of us may be back after the election. I hear the Clinton Foundation has purchased a bunch of cattle cars.

Anonymous said...

Verily. Sayest thou any who over a typo grow wroth and wax ineloquent to you cruel and malignant, "I say to you scoundrel, Carest thou not for mine manner of expression? Sally thyself forth, and fornicate thyself sideways with a naphtha fueled chain-bladed implement of iron covered in rust, in the orifice of your own choosing. Darken not my door with your uncouth mutterings. Hie thee hence from me, for to you have I not one fornication to offer, nay not one.

As for mineself. Your daily musings and exposition are a light most glorious in hours dark, filled with trepidation. Verily, a nepenthe to a weary soul; an island of maniacal whimsy and mirth in the vast and rolling sea of idiocy that is our shared species. I will await your return peacefully, wishing you rest and recuperation.

Sincerely
Lecroix


wirecutter said...

Well, I for one would be sorry to see you go. You've provided a lot of entertainment as well as thoughtful insight to your friends and family - yes, we ARE family.
But as I recall, I've 'quit' something like 3 times and came back better and stronger each time. Sometimes a break does a body good.
We'll be here if and when you come back, we promise.
-Kenny Lane

Capt. Craig Furlong said...

I think you know the answer. You have a great following and a lot of folks look forward to reading your blog. You're right after Kenny on my list and before Daily Timewaster, you're the perfect bridge:)

Hawken Cougar said...

Your anxiety and/or depression has been recognized:

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/10/18/survey-shows-voters-getting-stressed-out-by-election-2016/

Hawken Cougar said...

Your anxiety and/or depression has been recognized:

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/10/18/survey-shows-voters-getting-stressed-out-by-election-2016/

Anonymous said...

Keep up the fight Patriot, we have turned the corner.

airphoria said...

For every typo-referencing pedant, there are 50 of us for whom a typo is completely irrelevant.

Take a break. We'll be here.

Andy said...

No. You can't. There. Then again, I guess you can - what else can I or anyone else say to it? It's your life, your decision but you would be missed. Don't know why some folks rant about nothin' at all. I generally can't BUY a comment on my blogs. I always figgured that's 'cause my thoughts are pure and unadulteratable and b'sides, I always say everything that needs to be said and that's that. Either that, or I'm long winded enough so folks are too warn out trying to read my posts to comment afterwards. I dunno. In any case, enjoy your hiatus.

Anonymous said...

Do what you need to but know you will be missed. The number of times one of your memes hit my day was spooky. "Okay Monday, let's do this" Is the latest.

Michael in Nelson

Anonymous said...

i don't comment often....but echo the above sentiments.
Remember that OCD takes many forms including language usage/spelling.
Take comfort that those who criticize usually have their underwear
on inside out. dan

Anonymous said...

I read Wirecutter and you, in that order every day when I get home from work.
Need something to clean the taste of the day out of my mouth.

just.don

Steve_in_CA said...

Take a break, rest, recharge, love your family and the come back and banish the trolls who harsh your mellow.

Steve_in_CA said...

Take a break, rest, recharge, love your family and the come back and banish the trolls who harsh your mellow.

D S Craft said...

I'll tell you the same thing I've said to Ken in the past. If doing this becomes a chore, drop it. Walk away. You don't owe anything to anybody. If you want to do this you'll come back. If you don't, you won't and you shouldn't. It's really that simple. Having said that, I do like reading you. I like the way you think.

Lisa Lane said...

Dear Fairy Blogmother(sister),

Don't let, as Steve in Ca said, others, "Harsh your mellow"....Gosh I love that phrase! As everyone else has stated rather clearly...you and your blog are loved...if you take a break, we will be here upon your return. Safe flying Fairy Blogmother! Thank you for the guidance!

Anonymous said...

I maybe a stranger to you, but I wanted to let you know that I've been reading your page for quite a while now, and always found it very interesting. I know that somedays are difficult to come up with something, but hey, I can live with that. Take a break, take time to live your life, and you do not have to feel bad about this. I wish you well, Angel, and to live a long and happy life . From Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Anonymous said...

i'm like just.don, cept i read you 1st then knuckdraggin.

I'll give what Gran'ma used to say; So & so is all right in their own way, they just don't way very much.

Take a break fine, but know there are faceless folk who very much enjoy your blog.
fl awtha

fjord said...

I hope you don't quit. I don't comment much, but like your humor. We need it in these trying times.
No pressure or anything. Stay safe.

Skip said...

Do like Kenny does, block'em.
The posts you do are needed on the 'tubes.
It's like a electronic patcon, with some bitchin humor thrown in.
You have a good mind and share it, to us and newbies who wander in, that is a very good thing.
Try to have a rest between the kids and trying to put out a post every day. Maybe once a week if your up to it. If not fuckit, we'll live.

emtgene said...

Dear Lady, I adore your blog. I also understand that you have a lot on your plate at all times and with the added stress of maintaining a blog and the election crap, it can become over-whelming. By all means, take a break if you need one. But know, you have a lot of fans, and we love you. I hope you will recharge your batteries and come back at a later time, but you do what is best for you and the family.

Alexander said...

If you go I'll miss you but I won't forget you. 😎

Keith said...

I hope after you take your "break" you miss your blog as much as we are going to miss you. If you don't, I have thoroughly enjoyed your sarcastic wit, humor, and for letting me in. You are a jewel. Thank You

~Ubuntu~ said...

I sure hope you don't leave.

I hit your site after hitting wirecutter's site and share many of the pics with the folks at work to brighten up their day as well.

If I don't see new posts for a day or two I start to wonder if you're ok. Be a shame to lose you & your wit and humor!

Illegitimous non carborundum
(Don't let the bastards wear you down)
Mad magazine (circa 70's-80's)

Anonymous said...

Love you Angel and would miss you terribly. You would at least have to banter and give us guest posts over at WC's.

Patrick Wilson said...

have enjoyed your blog very much, will miss you immensely if you stop. Best wishes for you and yours where ever your path takes you!

Anonymous said...

Angel, I know I haven't commented much lately, but I still read. Your blog is one of the bright spots in my day. Your posts are always either thought provoking, poignant, hilarious, or just flat out interesting. You do what you've gotta do, for you and your girls first of all, and the rest will fall into place. If this blog is a part of that falling into place, (and I sincerely hope it is,) then so be it. If not, you will be missed.

Assholes will always be assholes, and as I'm learning, you just have to acknowledge their assholery and move on. There are so many that love and care about you. I hope you remember that more than the assholes.

Take care!

-CM

Keijo said...

Take a break if you need to, please come back. You are entering and a great break from my day. Thanks for the grins.

drjim said...

Take a break if you need to, Angel, and come back if you want to.

Family first, then friends, then the blog.

We can wait.

Angel eyes said...

Take a hiatus. Spend that energy needling Wirecutter. It'll be therapeutic.

Mike Donathan said...

Do what's best for you. You don't owe nobody nothin'. Take care of yourself first.

Oldfart said...

No one likes being put on the spot but - whether we realize it or not - we're all on a spot these days. Sipsey Street has gone black, Kenny has left the III% "movement," now you're thinking about shutting down.

Sounds almost as if someone planned it!

Babe, there ARE people out there who do plan things like that. I can't say you're one of their victims but I'm pretty sure those vile people would be happy to see you go. Take a break and come back to poke fun at TPTB. We have plenty of chest-beating, saber-rattling, rifle-waving bloggers out there - we need you too. On those occasions when it seems like the load is too heavy to bear, think of Nathan Hale and what he paid for our freedom.

I envy Kenny, he got to meet you.

Alex Buchan said...

I'm a grumpy Scot from Edinburgh, and just want to let you know that I love your blog, and your humour, it's the first site I visit every morning.
I understand that you have a lot to cope with, and family must always come first, take care of yourself and your family above all.
Just wanted to let you know that you'll be missed. x