Mr. Sensitive

June 1, 2011

Secrets Are Safe

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 10:40

I would like to say something to those who might be concerned, now or in the future, that I will say something in this space that could harm their prospects in the real world, such as they are.  Two points are relevant here.  Point #1:  I am not an idiot, at least not entirely, and I am sensitive to the legitimate concerns people have about their private business being shared outside of their family (illegitimate concerns, not so much).  Furthermore, I am not trying to have people I don’t know read this blog.  I don’t care if they do, but I’m doing nothing at all to make that happen.  Being relevant outside of my house, even marginally so, has never worked out well for me.  I avoid specifics, especially dates and numbers, because they scare me.  I also avoid using full names on the off chance that a Google search might lead someone here as a result.  On a related note, a Google search is never going to lead anyone anywhere near this place.  Search results are displayed based on popularity or pay-to-play, and I am both unpopular and poor.  So rest easy, friends.  Point #2: I would like to remind everyone gently to never tell me how I ought to handle my business.  I say this not because I always know what’s best—I don’t.  I say it for the benefit of others who might suffer as a consequence of trying to tell me what to do.  I am allergic to that shit.  I have a nasty reaction to being lectured, scolded, remonstrated, chided, or even pointedly but contrarily encouraged such that I am wracked by a full-body compulsion to immediately do whatever it was suggested that I not do.  It’s my mother’s fault, if you want to know, as so many things are, and years of being shuffled around various corporate org charts didn’t help.  If you are concerned about something I say or do, feel free to voice your concerns and I will consider them in good faith.  I change my mind all the time, just never because I’m instructed to do so.  But if you think I should do something different and I don’t agree, that’s just too bad because you’re not the boss of me.  If I wanted to live like that I wouldn’t have quit my job.  They paid me well to take orders and I still walked away.  To sum up: don’t worry, and don’t tell me what to do.



  1. I love your blog…it’s my daily entertainment and also frequently has new pics of my grandchildren. So, keep going and change nothing!

    Comment by Ruby — June 1, 2011 @ 12:16 | Reply

  2. Wow. How awesome is that tag cloud on the sidebar? Spiders trumping both Jenny and Reagan, but barely. Pictures about on par with your girls. And then death rounding out the top five.

    I was talking to Charlotte the other day about how awesome the material you post about your kids is. Tons of parents have blogs and facebook nonsense for their children, but it’s either terrible and boring or actually uncomfortably intimate. But man, I can’t wait for Brinkley to see his poems. I’d be so amped to have that kind of stuff about my childhood. As is, I’ve got vishes jagwars.

    Comment by Justin — June 1, 2011 @ 15:08 | Reply

    • The other day I was talking about how jagwars are vishes creatures, and Reagan said, “So are fishing cats.” I said, “What the hell are you talking about?” and she just said, “Fishing cats. They’re vicious.” I don’t know what any of it means, but I’m pretty sure I need to have Reagan draw a fight between a jagwar and a fishing cat to see how it would play out.

      Comment by lbej — June 1, 2011 @ 15:36 | Reply

    • I’m only through March, April and May of 2010 with the tagging and categorizing, so the girls will probably move past the spiders by the time I’m done.

      Comment by Katie — June 1, 2011 @ 15:57 | Reply

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