Negativity...take it or leave it?

Sunday, January 27, 2013


A couple of weeks ago I posted on my ChicagoNow blog about how sex is used to sell...well a lot of things. (Check it out here if you like.) If you have read any of my blog posts you know I'm sarcastic and most of the time I intend for my posts to be light-hearted and funny. I'm generally silly, I like things that make me laugh and most of the time the people who read what I write like a good laugh, too.

This is the first time since starting this whole blogging process that I have a received an openly negative comment. I don't like negativity and it makes sad that there are people in this world who find the need to dog on others. Here is what was said in regards to my article:
"Your assumpation that sex sells because of perversion is a little far-fetched. But I guess your noting it as such will sell your article and book, eh? By the way, that's not a push mower, it's a power rotary mower as you can see from the engine mounted atop the blade housing. Only a perverted male would know that, eh?"

Avoiding the need to call this person many vulgar names (Natalie--I'm holding back here and I know you're disappointed.), but I don't want to feed into this. Let's begin with a grammar lesson—your and you're are two different words with two entirely different meanings.  Next, the misspelling of the word assumption. Please, for the love of Pete, if you're going call me on my bullshit make sure YOUR grammar and spelling are correct. Now do you want me to answer your multiple questions or were you just being facetious? Because that's exactly what I was doing when I wrote the post. Humor, eh? Lastly, obviously I know the mower has a fucking motor on it! (That's for you, Nat.) Yet, if you notice in the picture nowhere does it say the mower is self-propelled, so hence it will take more than a slight push to move it. One more just for good measure, Hey dude, I'm guessing you clicked on my post based on the title, so who's intrigued here?

I know this won't be my last negative comment and I'll get over it. So, here's where I thank all the great people who read my blogs and like my Facebook page. Thanks for making this experience awesome. YOU'RE the reason I'll keep posting!  XOXO (I'm sure there is a mistake somewhere in this post...who wants to be the dick who can find it?)


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2 Responses to “Negativity...take it or leave it?”

  1. Ok...I just came here because of the Totally Booked Blog e-mail I got showing your cover reveal and an excerpt. Which of course sounds awesome and I LOVE that cover! So I had to read a few of your posts...I actually giggled and laughed out loud! The geographical convo with your hubby is my fave! Oddly because it rings familiar to me....hubby and I sound like that! LOL Just wanted to say Howdy and that you have a new blog subscriber! And yeah....burst out laughing with your response that was especially for Nat! ;) LOL Have a fabulous weekend and I'm putting your book on my wish list! Now to just remember to keep checking! LOL

    Alisa (Lee)

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  2. Hi Lee! Thanks for taking the time to check out and read my blog. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I've heard from a lot of people that my conversations with my husband are very relatable. I find them funny, so I figured other people would too. Also, thanks for reading my teaser. I look forward to sharing my book with you

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