Tuesday, March 11



(as seen in The New Yorker, February 11, 2008)

You can save this one and pull it out if ever you have to remind someone at home how important you are.

Do you get as much flak from your family about blogging as I do from mine? They just don't understand. We have our public to consider each and every day, don't we? I mean.....how can they fault us for spending so much time on the computer when we have responsibilities in blogland? We have to post......and visit.....and comment.......and go back to see the comments posted after ours......and then re-post and start all over. It's a never-ending cycle and I love it!
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If my dad were still alive, today he would have turned 100. He was born March 11, 1908. Rest in PEACE, Daddy! Edit! My daughter pointed out that it was my mother who was born in 1908; Daddy was born in 1904 - so he would be 104. I guess I had an elder moment.....LOL





27 comments:

Mahala said...

The Amazon says, "You is internets popular!"

Happy Birthday Dad :)

Barbara said...

This is great! Came over from Dana's. You can add me to your list of people who will be reading, now that I've had a taste of your blog I am one of your followers!

Happy Birthday to your dad, I called my father Daddy too :)

JeanMac said...

We are a busy bunch of people, aren't we?
I love it when people remember their parents - I'll never forget mine.

Wren said...

Years ago our human resource department gave out buttons, as part of a campaign, that said, "My Opinion Counts!" I told people I took it home and wore it on my pajamas. :)

Yes, I too have trouble making my husband understand that blogging is important to me and worthwhile.

ET said...

Judy,
No, I am a closet blogger that makes his entries when nobody is around. I only know it is read by the family when I misspell something or jumble the English language so bad that I need a whipping.

Happy birthday to your Daddy. I call mine Daddy too. And my mother Mama.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL....So true, Judy...Though I must say I spens too much time sitting in this chair in front of the 'puter....!
Love that Cartoon.....

And a Happy Birthday to you Daddy, Judy!

Singing Bear said...

Excellent...I can relate to it, apart from the having a large internet following bit!

Keep up the great, entertaining work.

Grannymar said...

Judy you are so right about looking after the commenters! They are our life-blood!

Ginnie said...

I love the cartoon, Judy, and have sent a copy of it to all of my friends who may harbor the idea that I have no life!!

Beverly said...

I love it! I don't have anyone at my house to police my time on the internet, but have considered getting a timer to tell me when I should stop and do something productive around the house like cleaning. Oh my.

Thanks for the reminder. My father was born in 1908 too, on May 20.

Changes in the wind said...

Great post today:) I knew there was a reason for my actions...it's that important thing.

Diane Mandy said...

My family doesn't know I blog. and I like it that way. Max, on the other hand, is hugely supportive and grateful for my hobby. It has made the transition to Germany a little easier. I think the responsibility you feel to your blog and fellow bloggers shines through. You are a tremendously giving blogger, and it makes me happy you get so much satisfaction from it.

tiff said...

I used to get flak.

Then I got a divorce. No more flak!

PI said...

I think my family are quite thankful
- it gets me off their backs. I do sometimes feel guilty when I realise how long I have been on line and try to share the best bits with my husband.
Your Dad - like mine- will always be alive in your heart.xox

Evil Twin's Wife said...

ROFL! I don't get any flak from anyone. In fact, I probably have already bored them to death. LOL.

My mom would have been 68 on March 6 of this year.

Carolyn said...

I think I WILL use that cartoon, tyvm ;D

robin andrea said...

I've never stopped by here before, but we often comment on the same blogs, so I thought I'd come by and say hello. Very funny cartoon. I'll have to print that and put it on the fridge.

I love your previous post about Elliot Spitzer and the high-priced hooker. I was going to post the same question, but I was too afraid of the comments I thought we'd get (x-rated). Your commenters are hilarious. Such imaginative responses.

Happy birthday to your dad who would have been 104.

Nice blog you have here, kenju!

Betty said...

My kids seem to be happy about my blogging. They should be. They talked me into it. lol

Jamie Dawn said...

Happy Birthday to your dad. I sure wish he was here to celebrate his 104th b-day!!

My family used to give me a hard time about blogging. Now, they think it's pretty cool. They still tease me sometimes, but they know that blogging has become a social outlet for me, and they know I enjoy it immensely. I have gotten to know people I would never have known existed. I LOVE that!! It's great to know you, Judy!

Paul said...

My dad was born in 1904, too. April 25. So he and your dad are the same age. I wonder if they knew each other.

We get The New Yorker, and when I opened it up and saw that cartoon I showed it to My First Wife. She got all excited...and just rolled her eyes.

Blonde Goddess said...

Mr.Man doesn't understand the enjoyment I get from blogging.
Not only can I write about what's on my mind, I can get some great advice at times from people who can be objective.
I consider all of my blogger friends part of my life.
I consider you a friend, although we've never met in person, and I miss not reading about what's going on with you.

It has been terrible being so busy and sick and not being able to read your blog every day. I felt like part of my life was missing.

I suppose that unless you're a blogger, you can't understand that sense of community that goes with blogging...

I'm glad to be back and getting caught up on your posts! I've missed you!

Kerri said...

That joke is perfect :) My DH used to tease me about the time I spend blogging (and he still does!), but now whenever I do a post he e-mails the kids and tells them to go check it out :) They think he's rather amusing.
He reads most of my list of blogs before I get to them, and tells me who's done what. It's much better than soap operas :) (no, I don't watch them...don't have time!) :)

sage said...

I love that cartoon, happy birthday Kenju's Dad!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I need to borrow this cartoon for a friend who, while I was telling her all about my online life, declared that blogging sounds like having pen pals. Pen pals? Pen pals!???

I've decided I can't explain it to anyone unwilling to get online and explore the phenomenon for herself. She is simply incapable of "getting it" otherwise!

Oh, yeah, after I read her my post about "Daylight Saving WHOSE Time?" one of my daughters said, "Mom, you need to get a life." Hey, I've GOT a life and enjoy it very much, thank you just the same!

If you are interested, that post is here:
http://bonniesbooks.blogspot.com/2008/03/daylight-saving-whose-time.html

Shephard said...

Yeah. Outlanders just don't understand. ;)
~S

Rick Lee said...

Ha... I printed this out and put it on my fridge.

Pearl said...

ha! that's a cute comic.