Friday, February 20, 2009


Two readers have written in, surprised and a little disappointed that I find certain blogs soothing. Consider this; in the original blog, I explained that I read these blogs after I've read the newspaper, listen to NPR and read political blogs. I don't read chick-lit, I don't watch "The Real Housewives of Your City of Choice," I don't even eat Peeps as often as I would like to. This, along with pictures of cats with pidgin-English captions, is my escape. If it's not yours, I sincerely hope that whatever your escape is gives you solace.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Quinn!

I play poker on line, my husband
plays solitare...neither of which
hurt us or someone else..I think
it is a choice, and if preppy
blogs make you giggle, why not???

12:56 PM  
Blogger Holliehock said...

Your blog makes me happy and reassures me that I'm not the only one that forgets things or has weird animals! Thanks for the laughs and moral support. You are definately NOT a loser!

3:47 PM  
Blogger Char said...

well, if they do not find them soothing they do not have to read them. as for me...I find many blogs to read of many and various types. usually while I listen to NPR. balances, right?

6:19 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

besides the lolcats, i find the hotdogs very soothing.

as i do your blog, quinn.

12:18 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Some people find comfort and reassurance in judging the choices of others, unfortunately.

But we don't live our lives for everybody else; we live our lives for ourselves.

So, find soothing comfort, refuge and reassurance wherever it makes you feel good. And ignore anyone who has a problem with that.

7:25 PM  
Anonymous elizabeth said...

As a commenter who was surprised at your original post, I should clarify. I have my own indulgences that I'm not particarly proud of (ANTM in particular). I didn't mean to come across as judging your choices. Admittedly, it's a sore spot for me because I live in the South and am subjected to the overly-processed and pampered women on a daily basis, and I know that, for the most part, the sunshine and roses is a facade. But sometimes it's nice to escape, even if it's into a facade. My apologies for coming across as mean or judgmental.

10:08 AM  
Blogger clemsongirlandthecoach said...

Well, dang.

I believe my blog was the link you posted to a good blog roll of "preppy blogs" and I've been reading YOU for a while, so I was flattered.

Incidently, I think the reason some of those girls' blogs are private is because they post photos of the children, etc and are over protected. (that said, tell me who and I'll get you the invite!) I post all kinds of photos, but didn't feel the need to go private...that's a limit of 100 readers, and I am more of a "the more the merrier" kind of girl!

I love blogging and I know exactly what you mean.

I promise you this though, none of them (or me) are perfect or living the perfect life. There is something so very Southern about painting that picture...and soothing for others to read.

I tend to be a bit more "real" than some of the other bloggers in that category, simply because I find my actualy life more entertaining that way.

In any case, please keep reading me...and the others. We're glad to see you stop by!

1:31 PM  
Anonymous jeff said...

I admit it, I love the Real Housewives of Whereverville, I Loved New York both 1 and 2. If its "reality" I watch it and the fact that my brain has turned to chewy nougat can attest to that.

9:49 AM  
Blogger marta said...

Hadn't stopped by for a while, so had to catch up... Loved the Lulabelle stories (poor kitty) makes me wonder if that is what has happened to my independent boy cat. Last entry to catch me up was "That thing you do" FUNNY!!! I am a purger and totally understand that seratonin rush you speak of!

11:50 AM  
Blogger MichaĆ©le said...

There is just so much pressure to do things right and this is usually standards set by other people who I generally don't like. I once had a lovely Saturday afternoon on the couch with my husband watching trash TV and I don't freakin care who knows it.

Love your blog because you are who you are.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Dodi said...

Dear Quinn,
I, too, am shocked an apalled (perhaps I'm appalled? Or appaalleedd?) that you find grins and much needed mental release in funny blogs. Good God Woman! The world might end if you are having a good time!

(That said, don't you just love May / December and Jennsylvania??!!)

Shape up! We can't have you setting a bad example for people you've never even met.


7:59 PM  
Anonymous Jean S said...

1) Eat more peeps.

2) Write funny essay on how being closed out of a blog whipped you back to middle school so fast your computer nearly blew up.

3) Go check another Southern gal blog.

Them's your marching orders!

1:29 PM  
Blogger Lene Andersen said...

I am not ashamed to say that I have watched 99% of every season of Big Brother. We all have things that relax and soothe us and they're rarely cultural and edifying. That's the whole point.

7:41 PM  

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