Thursday, November 25, 2010

ABC's, A New Award and a Special Guest Post

This wonderful award was bestowed upon me by Vinnie at As Vinnie C's It

I love this award.  Who am I kidding I love all awards.  But this one is especially cool because as Vinnie succinctly puts it, "This award goes to bloggers who hold a mirror up to society and its members who may have somewhat gone astray and often smash them over the head with it provide insight as to how those situations should be properly handled" But I'll get around to bequeathing it in a bit.  

First, I want to recognize that Thanksgiving is here!!!  Watching the Today show this morning from 7am to 9am, every time they would mention the words "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" I would squeeze darling husbands hand and shake it rapidly with excitement.  After about the 20th (or so) time, he says to me "Honestly honey, you are the only person I know who feigns orgasm for the Macy's Parade".  Yes, it's true I get that excited about it.  Cut to me rolling my eyes at my silly self.  

To finish out my ABC's of thankfulness, because it is designed to culminate and coincide with thanksgiving I give you my final 3 letters of thankfulness.  

X- X rated.  That's right.  You read correctly.  I'm thankful for the x-rated part of my relationship with Darling Husband.  Don't judge - X is a hard letter.  

Y - Young at Heart.  I'm thankful for the ability to be young on the inside regardless of my chronological age.  

Z - Zaniness.  What's life without a little crazy?  

Okay, now for those awards given out and my special guest poster....

In the spirit in which this award is intended, 

I award this to The Empress over at The Ranter's Box

Also to, Bouncin' Barb from This n That as I Bounce Through Life

Um....To Micael Chadwick at The Journey

To Kara with visions unto myself

And finally.....To Mrs Hyde (who incidentally is also my guest poster today!!!) over at A Bitch Called Mom  she also has another blog called The Well Fed Spirit . The two couldn't be more different but I'm a huge fan of both.  She's witty, amazing and endlessly entertaining with her insights and observations.  

Without further ado, I present to you her post at my request.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did when I first read it!!!    

It's difficult to know what to write when called upon to guest blog for someone. Several things need to be taken into consideration. You have to consider what type of readers their blog has. Are they the sensitive, religious sort or are they heavy drinking party people? Or somewhere in between? What does one write as a guest blog post, anyway? I know what I write on A Bitch Called Mom, but is it appropriate for Can U Relate? Will Semi True Torystellar's readers like me or will they pelt me with stones for not being as wonderful and witty as she? Will they identify with what I have to say or will they shake their heads and wonder why I've wasted three minutes of their lives?

Fuck it. I gotta be me. If you don't like it, don't complain to me. This ain't my blog.

In keeping with the basic format of my own blog, I shall do what I do best: bitch. Not only will I bitch, but I will bitch about one of my favorite subjects. Drum roll, please...dumbasses. 

Have you noticed lately that people appear to be getting dumber? With all this wonderful technology, with more people attending college, with slavery being abolished over 200 years ago, with women having had the right to vote since 1920, you would think that we would be rising. As a nation, as a society, as a whole. Instead we're falling. Then we get back up and fall again. Okay, so slavery and women's rights have little to do with this particular bitchfest, but roll with it.

Take texting for instance. Calm the fuck down, I'm not about to bash texting. I, for one, don't like to have actual contact with people if at all possible. I love texting because that way people don't keep me occupied for hours with their annoying ass problems. If I could text sex in, my husband would get it way more often than he does now. Actually, if I took my cues from teenage girls, I guess I could text in sex. But I have a headache, so maybe tomorrow.

I get that it is easier and faster to type 
idk y ur getn on my fukn nervs stop plz b4 i prk my fut up ur ass
rather than 
I don't know why you're getting on my fucking nerves. Stop please, before I park my foot up your ass.

It's succinct, streamlined, expeditious. I appreciate quick answers because I have too much shit to do and not nearly enough time to do it. Gt 2 the fukn pt alredy. 

This is what I've been seeing a lot on Facebook lately: 

I Aint Gon ' Lieee , Yuh Lorr Butt Beh Loud As Ah Motha - Eff ' Err


Gettinqq Hair Donee Todayy . Permm Is Callinnqq My Name Wooohhh Childdd , Lmboooo ! Noww I Gottaa Waitt For My Movah Too Cum Home ! Listen To Nicki Nd Customizinq Piksss ! Hmu !

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the whole point of the texting/IMing thing was that you could type in less letters and still have people understand what you're trying to say. As you can see from my examples above, and hell no I did not make them up, we're apparently now supposed to use text misspellings with additional letters added at the end. WTBFF? 

I don't understand why, if you have the inclination to type in additional letters, can't you just type in the correct spelling of the original word? Why does it seem like people are using texting as an excuse to be stupid?

If you're a poor, stupid shlub who can't spell, that's fine. We laugh at you behind your back, but we understand. Anyone who's ever had a brain fart and forgotten how to spell a simple word like "been" or "is" or something like that understands. If you're stuck in forever text mode and have a tendency to use text language in your emails to your boss, that's fine. You may not have a job for long, but we get it. But if you're an unpleasant combination of the two who also writessss innnn snakeeeee languageeee, I have a fucking problem. And if I have a problem, other people have to listen to me bitch about it.

Please do the world a favor and save it from my bitching. I think that's something we could all be thankful for.

To review, let's see what we've learned today:
1. stupid people chap my ass
2. I'm a bitch
3. I don't give a fuck who doesn't like it


P.S. Please like me. I need friends.


  1. First off STT Thank You so much for the award. I'm honored. Second, I loved this post. Wow. So funny. I'll be reading the rest of Mrs.Hyde soon.

  2. I totally agree with you, my nieces started all that extraaaa lettersssss thingggg on Bookface, and it drives me nuts! Mind you it takes me a while to work out proper txt spk too, except for easy things like pls and wknd and msg.

    Great guest post :-)

  3. Mrs Hyde, You know I dont like you, I love you. How exciting it is when two of my fave bloggers get together on one page.
    And what else is funny, I could have been reading the feeds on my facebook page. Couple of "friends" who talk just like that and I spend way too much time trying to work out WTF they re talking about. (see what I just did there "WTF" hehe)
    Congrats on the award Torystellar. Well deserved

  4. Mrs. Hyde,
    3 things to read from you today. I am truly thankful! You are onto one of my pet peeves! Stupidity irks me greatly, especially when there's so much easily accessed technology to assist (I keep open on my desktop when I blog for spelling and word usage checks on myself!)Adding extra letters to make something more wrong is just extra stupid! UGH!

  5. Thank you so much for the wonderful blog award. Being bestowed with such and honor completely makes my day!!

    Also, props to Mrs. Hyde and yet another fantabulous blog post. Spelling skills definitely seem to have gone by the wayside, which totally gets on my effing nerves.

  6. Thank you for the award!

    Mrs. Hyde, I loved this post just as much as your other ones. I have talked about this several times myself. It is a huge annoyance to me when I see people updating their statuses to something that you can barely understand.

  7. Thank you all for your kind and supportive words! I'm looking forward to reading all of your blogs and hopefully making some new friends. I've hit the jackpot so far, so let's see what's next! To my current blog friends, what can I say? I fucking love you, man!

  8. Lol. You're soooooo right that we're getting dumber. I'm a teacher--I'm on the front lines fighting it daily. I refuse to misspell/abbreviate when I text, just on principle. (Of course, I just used lol AND added extra o's to so...gah! I'm part of the problem!!) Granted, I feel a bit like my mom complaining about "that rap music", but I can live with that.

  9. @Kate- I text out long, elaborate dissertations when I text my kids. I figure I'm reminding them how to correctly spell the words.

  10. I never thanked you for this, so thank you. I am terrible about commenting because I read everyone's stuff in Google Reader, and you can't comment there... I have every intent to and then I blink or see some other sparkley object and forget.

    Forgive me? I really appreciate the award!!!