4.23.2008

Alias...

Do you find that it's so much easier to be charming while blogging than in real life? No worries about bad breath, eye contact or laughing at bad jokes.

You should see me right now...I'm wearing ratty underwear, I have a huge zit and I'm picking my nose...okay I'm not really picking my nose-but I could be and you'd never know... kind of like when you're talking on the phone with a friend and then you hear the toilet flush in the background...ewwww.. And you thought I was a nice suburban housewife and mom...with manners!!!

Maybe I'm pulling a MySpace on you and I'm really a a 500 lb. perverted man who's turned on by rapping with the ladies about coupons and Target!

I assure you I'm not. I'll be meeting Lunanik within the next few weeks-and she can vouch that I am indeed female, with children, that I DO drive a minivan. (And probably that I have a huge zit!)

I wonder is there are any weirdo bloggers out there who assume a false identity or persona-just for kicks? Food for thought.

Thankfully I've been married 10 years, so I never had to "internet date." But my friends who have had horror stories about meeting up with dudes who had really attractive pictures on their profiles and turned up butt ugly when they met for their date.

Is this post random or what?

Okay, it's time for my point. My point is...those of you who read my blog have never met me. You like my blog persona. Some of you are GOING to meet me...and it will be strange to finally chat face to face. It'll be like a blind date!! I hope I don't disappoint...


17 comments:

Scarlet O'Kara said...

So very true...

Shelb said...

This will freak you out, but I almost have good insight about this. When I was in early high school, without my parents knowleddge, I met two people from the internet. They were both girls, and actually turned out to be such, thankfully. But there is something about not having to adhere to social cues and mores because of fear of judgement that lets people be really honest. So if your encounters are anything like mine were, you'll be caught in this weird space of knowing this person well enough that you know they aren't judging you as much as just correcting their mental images. I'm sure you'll find you're closer to people than you thought you were. I'm anxious to see how that goes, and good luck!

As I sit here typing in my pajamas, haha.

Stella said...

I'm meeting Luna and a few other mommy bloggers this weekend and I am totally nervous about it. Like I'm not going to live up to what they're hoping for. God....I'm crazy! It is so much easier on here sometimes. Although, I do feel like I have a connection to these women that will make it easier once we do meet because we've almost gone beyond that initial getting to you know you stuff.

The Immoral Matriarch said...

You, Luna and OhMommy - you all suck. Stupid mommy bloggers meeting up hundreds of miles away from me...

Anonymous said...

This is going to sound silly but since she started blogging I'm convinced that Musings of a Not So Desperate Housewife is kind of made up! Not that I mind, I still love reading it!!

FredCabral said...

I would like to state that I'm not a Mom and not even a woman. But I can verify from personal experience and interaction that you are exactly the way you describe yourself. Still as entertaining, un-p.c., and hilarious.

A Buns Life said...

It is nerve-wracking in the beginning! When I first met midwestern-mommy and slackermommy for dinner and they were talking about blogher and who they totally loved and then some that didn't seem to match their blogging personalities it made me very paranoid....I THINK I present myself the same way....I really just write what is in my head, but maybe I don't physically present myself the same way...do people like me the same way in real life? I don't know....I hope so, and I hope I don't lose readers after I meet them! yikes! So far on my end, I always end up adding people to reader after meeting them so I am sure you will be GOLDEN!!!

Impoverished Preppy said...

I do wonder about that... always a possibility. That's part of why I stopped posting pics of my kids and don't give out much personal info - never know when a seemingly normal blogger could actually be a child predator. Oddly enough I am so paranoid about my kids' safety that while I had pictures of them up on the blog I couldn't sleep well and kept having nightmares. At the time I didn't make the connection, but when the nightmares stopped after I took the pics down, I made the connection.

I'll admit - my house is much messier than I would have all of y'all believe... MUCH messier. :-)

Southern Fried Girl said...

I pick my nose while I read.

Does that count?

P said...

what a good post. I use my blog as therapy and I enjoy you ladies so much that I do consider you all as friends. That's why I blog. So with the good and the bad, I am what I say I am an d I believe you are, too. Unfortunately, though, I agree with the comment above, I'm not so sure the not so desperate housewife is real, but its good entertainment.

Anonymous said...

I think a lot of blogs are embellished or totally fake...esp. Musings of a Not So Desperate Housewife who hasn't blogged since the fall. I can't believe she hasn't had anything to brag about since November.

the mama bird diaries said...

Wait.. how long has that picture of the man with the ginormous belly been on your site? That is hilarious!

Happy Homemaker said...

I see what you're saying but I'm sure they'll love you! I think I would like you!

Obviously my life is an open (blog) book although I try to focus on the positives as opposed to griping about everything (and we can always find things to complain about!)

Have a great time! There are so many bloggers I'd love to meet one day!!

LunaNik said...

When it comes to blogging we only tell as much as we want others to know. That's what I think anyway. We share pieces of ourselves, pieces of our lives. I don't think anyone would actually have the balls to completely fabricate an alter-ego although I would LOVE to find out that someone has done that!

And, dah-ling, how could you even dream of disappointing me? Ah-hahahahaHA! (Said with a Cruela DeVille accent because, well, my kid has watched 101 Dalmations THREE TIMES today)

We'll have a blast sweetpea. Don't you worry.

Jenny said...

hahaha this made me laugh. but it's so true!!

cyndy said...

I was once in a Mommy Email Loop, and we had an imposter. She was a female, but she had no children and lived alone. She has posted tons of pics of her "daughter" and even sent a WAV file of a baby crying. It was creepy!
And as for online dating....I did it, and met some freaky weirdos. Swore off of it. Then my now-husband emailed me, and for some reason, I replied....Best.Decision.Ever.!! :o)

Traci Anne said...

I'm always a little terrified that I'm going to meet bloggers in real life and be like, so, um, I really am this manic and spastic in real life, hopefully I'm as entertaining? Eeeeee, stressful!

 
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