Wednesday, March 30, 2011

i make me look bad

lately, when i've been thinking about possible post topics, i've noticed that a lot of the stuff i typically post paints me in a really bad light. i think i like to write stories that show humanity with all it's flaws & failings because we all have them, but most people like to hide those failings or cover them up. and i think it's refreshing and funny when i read stories that people have written about themselves where they aren't afraid or ashamed to admit to their ugly bits. i love when they're not trying to put their pretty face on to attempt to convince the world that they're as close to perfect as they can get. and i suppose i like to emulate that in my own writing since that's what i like to read.

but with that being said, i think perhaps i have a tendency to write too many stories that make me seem like a really gross person. like maybe you guys who don't know me in real life, come over here to read my stories and laugh at me, but you think in the back of your mind that you wouldn't want to actually hang out with me. and you certainly wouldn't want to be related to me. because, from the sound of it, i'm a person with horrible gaspizza face & a problem with incontinence. i wear pads on my head and take really embarrassing pictures. i speak without thinking & have bouts of really bad pms. all i need now is to develop some rank halitosis and i could be the poster child for thoroughly disgusting humanity.

i guess i'm trying to say that even though i tell you guys lots of stories and many of them are gross, i'm not like that all the time. i shower daily, use deodorant & don't fart in restaurants (usually). i rarely make off-color jokes in church (unless i'm talking to rachel, then all bets are off) and i don't swear around children. i hope some day i might get to meet some of my blogosphere buddies & i'll try to be on my best behavior. at least for the first few minutes.

29 comments:

  1. Awwww. You're very brave to throw it all out there. I do the same thing. I enjoy reading your stories of life like it is.

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  2. You don't seem gross.
    You have personality and creativity and make me laugh.
    I wish I could turn my mundane existence into such entertaining posts.

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  3. I enjoy your stories. I think its great when people can laugh at themselves. And you make us laugh. Nothing wrong with that!

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  4. I can vouch for your honest-to-goodness awesomeness! You are one of my favorite people, specifically because in real life you balance your hilarity and TMI with reality and humility and genuine care for others. I appreciate your honesty and your ability to laugh at everything...especially in church! :) Rachel

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  5. Good behavior is high overrated...at least in immature adults like me!

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  6. I love reading your stories. They are hilarious and I can relate! You can read about my latest and greatest embarrassing moment here:
    http://lesliejmoon.blogspot.com/2011/03/crash-and-burn.html

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  7. If you haven't grossed me out, than you are not being gross.

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  8. Totally with you on that. :)

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  9. You are normal and you admit it! Keep it up big foot, I'm there with ya honey. <3

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  10. I just want you to know that the other day I was at the grocery store and while walking throught the parking lot, I spied a couple laoding stuff into the back of their vehicle.

    Guess what I saw?

    A POTTY.

    Without your wonderful, post on your dilema with the potty, I would have never looked twice.

    As soon as I saw that potty, you came to mind, with a big smile across my face.

    And I thought gee, she is not the only one who drives around with a potty in their back trunk.

    When I had little kids we were not as smart to do that.

    Not only have you made me laugh you have made me smarter. Cuz, one day here I will probably get foster kids and now I will know I need to carry a potty with me.

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  11. I think you are a panic and I love reading your posts. Don't change a thing!

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  12. It's funny because, All of those things tell me we could be friends.

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  13. I love you just the way you are... And I would hang with you any day, because I think that we would just laugh and laugh and laugh together and not at each other (well maybe a little bit at each other), but we would still laugh!

    Seriously darlin, what's not to love about you!

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  14. Personally, I have always thought you would be a joy to hang out with because with the way you write, I feel like you are a completely real, three-dimensional human being. If you ever get to Vegas, let me know.

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  15. This is my first time to your blog (coming from Lady Bloggers Society) and I have to say... from that post- I am surely going to read your blog from now on because that post was awesome :)

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  16. Gee Sherilin...I think we're sailing along in the same boat sometimes, because I'm all about my UGLY BITS!!! Still, it's what makes a human endearing--the admitting to it.

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  17. thanks for the support, ugly bits & all. i wish we could have a big party for all the bloggers to get together and have as much fun in real life as we seem to have in online-land.
    and thanks, rach for vouching for me in the face-to-face.
    and melissa, how funny that you thought of me when you saw that van potty! see, you gain wisdom when you visit here! lol!

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  18. I love you and your stories more than you will ever ever know. When you write some of the things about yourself, I think, "Wow...thank goodness I'm not the ONLY person in the world who does THAT!"

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  19. I'd love to hang out with you. Maybe we could play "pull my finger" in the frozen foods section of Shop Rite?
    Hmm, maybe nobody would want to hang out with ME!? After all, I'm the one sitting on a toilet on the street.
    And who rubs pee cream on his feet.

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  21. Oh, I can't let that "post deleted by author" notification go without an explanation. I don't know about you, but I always wonder what the person said that made him delete it. Was it rude, crude, socially offensive?
    So you know, I commented twice when I forgot I had already hit the "Publish Your Comment" button.
    Getting old and forgetful.
    Now what we were talking about?

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  22. I like reading your posts -- I appreciate real. :)

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  23. Well I enjoy all your posts because I think you are a REAL! I'm catching up right now! Plus, you crack me up bc you remind me a lot of myself!!

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  24. Well I enjoy all your posts because I think you are a REAL! I'm catching up right now! Plus, you crack me up bc you remind me a lot of myself!!

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  25. EVERYONE is gross. We all fart, burp, shit and are generally imperfect, no matter how we may try to present an image of perfection. It's good to be able to laugh at the gross bits, otherwise you spend your life being grossed out by yourself and every one else. You go girl!

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  26. Your blog is never boring Sherilin, and I would never think any of those things about you. You are REAL and that is why we all flock to your blog the minute we see an update;-)

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  27. What's not to love...most people appreciate honest genuine kind hearted people and the ones with creativity and humor are just huge bonuses. That being said your stories convey reality...reality that not many care to admit. You say what some cannot and the world needs more people like you in it. Hugs from NC! I'm glad u exist my life is better because u r in it.

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  28. I like you more for the way you blog/post. Pretty pictures are only so interesting. I would definately sit and chat with you on the deck/wine no beer. Right.

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don't let me be the only one doing the talking around here. spill your guts!