Jun 02 2008

How to Act Like an Ass in Two Easy Steps*

So… I was happily flower shopping at my local farmer’s market this past Saturday, along with a recalcitrant cowboy-toddler, when I noticed a woman and her two adorable children come near. I didn’t pay much attention until she sidled a little closer and said “Oh!” I turned, and she said “I hope this isn’t too strange, but I love your blog!”



I blabbed out something like “Gosh… Thanks!” To which she said “You’re like a rockstar now!”


To the lovely woman who approached me at the farmer’s market: Thanks. You freaking made my weekend. I was totally caught off guard, so I apologize for seeming like such a dolt. Keep in mind that I blog because I am a social retard. Also keep in mind that I am usually perfectly put together and beautifully coiffed. And smell really good. And have a wonderfully behaved toddler. And am 15 pounds lighter. Ahem.

(Do you think she’s buying it?)

Perhaps instead of “a rockstar” you should have said “Britney.”


*Step 1: Write a public blog. Step 2: Go out in public.


  • By ticknart, June 2, 2008 @ 10:18 am

    Did you at least get her name?

  • By heels, June 2, 2008 @ 10:26 am

    No, but I believe she has commented before. I’m pretty sure I know who she is. I could be wrong!

  • By ticknart, June 2, 2008 @ 12:24 pm

    Too bad. It seems like people should learn the name of the first person who recognized them. And congratulations on being recognized, that’s pretty damn cool.

  • By heels, June 2, 2008 @ 1:15 pm

    Please recall (from post) and note for future: heels=social retard. I thought you knew that already.

  • By ticknart, June 2, 2008 @ 2:04 pm

    When measuring your social retardedness against mine, yours is insignificant.

    As for knowing her name, it’s more of a memory for you thing than a making her feel comfortable thing.

  • By matt, June 2, 2008 @ 5:27 pm

    Hey I was there at the farmers market this saturday as well, but I didn’t see you so we were probably there at different times. How cool is that to be recognized from the interwebernet?

  • By Anonymous, June 3, 2008 @ 5:58 am

    Hey that’s pretty cool. I feel like I should say I too have been reading your blog for years (I commented maybe once). I found it through your husband’s web site.

    Keep up the good work!

  • By Jami, June 3, 2008 @ 11:13 am

    It wasn’t me. But if I HAD been at the farmer’s market, it might have been. Just so you know.

  • By heels, June 3, 2008 @ 11:19 am

    Matt- I’ve seen you around when you haven’t seen me… OooOOOooooOOO!! Doesn’t that sound all stalker-y. It’s not, I swear.

    anonymous- Wicked! Did you know my husband in real life? How’d you find him?

    Jami- Not if I saw you first. But you’d have to leave Texas to see me!

  • By Yoli, June 3, 2008 @ 6:22 pm

    Opps. I deleted my first comment. Ugg. That was me, Yolanda and yeah I’ve posted before. I just may consider myself socially retarded, not introducing my self because I shouldn’t bother you picking flowers, but I can call you a rockstar. Ugg.

    So, I posted it on my blog because I am a mom and that is part of the job requirement now…having a blog.
    perfectingimperfectness. blogspot

    And, whatev… you are tall, lean and have lovely eyes. I’m pretty sure my hair was a rat’s nest.
    Nice to meet you!

  • By Anonymous, June 5, 2008 @ 7:57 am

    I found your husband’s blog from a google search on math stuff. Imagine that. :)

    His interests intersect mine so I stuck around, and then I found your blog, and it was interesting enough that I kept checking it every now and then.

    I’m a huge blog addict though. I read a lot of blogs, mostly of total strangers to me. I read the big ones like Dooce and her friends, but I also have a bunch of smaller ones I’ve found through various google searches or from other blogs. I just find other people really interesting, especially when they’re very honest and open. I grew up in a town where everyone was pretty much the same, and even in college there wasn’t a whole lot of variety, so I love the exposure to different ideas, cultures, etc.

  • By sunShine, June 7, 2008 @ 5:25 pm

    I think I would die if someone recognized me from my blog!

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