Comments: It's All Mental or Is it I'M Mental?

And your first two comments to this post? Spam!

I'm one of those who lives vicariously through your blog. Not married. No kids. Don't live close to my sisters and brother with kids - when you grow up military, geography is a non-issue. But I do love reading about your boys and your life and am very glad you blog. You have a great way with words and seem to find the humor in almost everything. I hope you keep it up.

p.s. Don't do facebook or my space or twitter (what the heck is that?). Went to replace my cell phone a month or so ago and went in saying, I don't need to get email and I don't need a camera. They could accommodate me on the no email but not the no camera. So every time I open my cell phone I'm also taking a picture up my nose. Lovely!


Posted by TxAFbrat at June 19, 2009 12:51 PM

Bou: You don't need to thank us. WE need to thank YOU. Awesome post.

I had the same experience with cellphones, you apparently can't buy a bare-bones model. But just because the thing comes with a camera doesn't mean you have to use it. In my case, I can't send photos anyway because it requires an AOL account and I use another web firm.

Posted by George at June 19, 2009 03:26 PM

Thank you, Bou, and congratulations! You are awesome :)

Posted by Anna at June 19, 2009 06:10 PM

.... what Anna said, ma'am........ in spades......

Posted by Eric at June 19, 2009 07:56 PM

Hi, I'm new to reading this blog. I would like to eat some grits right now, or possibly mashed potatoes, but I don't have any. I haven't seen a live duck in quite some time.

Posted by Toluca Nole at June 19, 2009 08:25 PM

Kathryn- Got rid of that spam. Damn we've had a lot of it today. THANK YOU for the kind words... and I do try to laugh a lot. Good Lord... otherwise you just want to poke your eye out with a spork!

I flat refuse to do Facebook, it appears to be a time sponge and I just do not get that twittering thing. I don't need to know that much about people or for them to know that much about me.

As for the phone... I'm going to pass on internet connection, but I'm stuck with a frickin' camera when I get a new one. I'm so aggravated. I don't even want a keyboard. Just a straight 10 digits with T9 is ok with me.

George- Thank you. Your email really got me to thinking...

I still don't know why people who work on the things I work on are allowed cell phones with cameras... and it's not just my stuff, that's low level stuff, but the really big stuff too. You'd think they'd have basic phones still for people who can't have a cell in their work place.

Anna- THANK YOU! Five years... Good Grief.

Eric- Thank you! BTW, my boys want BBQ again this summer! Heh!

TN- Dork. I didn't want to tell you this, but Mom and Dad love me best. They told me to keep it a secret... but I figured you were old enough to handle it now. Heh.

Posted by Bou at June 19, 2009 08:36 PM

I started reading you during hurricane season 2004, I think. Or has it been longer?

I am pleased to have you as my friend.

Posted by wRitErsbLock at June 19, 2009 09:00 PM

Thank you for inspiring us all (and for being my blog-mama!).

Posted by Mrs. Who at June 19, 2009 09:32 PM

You have been a tremendous friend these past couple years. We love reading about your family and you. Thank you and happy blogiversary.

Posted by oddybobo at June 19, 2009 09:59 PM

I am so happy to have met you, your kids, and your sister. I guess I have Eric to thank for that. That boy is good for something. Next year learn to ski powder!

Posted by Denny at June 19, 2009 10:03 PM

Happy Blogiversary! Trust me, we have enjoyed every step of the journey along with you and your family. You make us laugh, and cry, and think. Thank you for sharing with us.


Posted by Mary at June 19, 2009 11:12 PM

I've been at this "blogging thing" for half the time you have, but it was reading your blog (and a maybe a couple others) that convinced me that blogging could be don't right --- sharing some of the joys and trials without betraying confidences --- always with humor and tenderness.

Blogging is endlessly amusing -- if only I didn't have that "real-life thing" always interfering.

Posted by Bob at June 21, 2009 07:42 AM

...and I'm STILL amused every time I think about your reluctance to start :-)

Posted by Harvey at June 24, 2009 08:42 PM