August 18, 2008

Jenny (867-5309)

I have a confession. I've been lurking on a particular blog for a few weeks, well almost a month, no make that two months. It's called The Bloggess and I am telling you must click on that link and read her stuff. She is FUN-NEE. I mean it. Her site is so interesting and her writing style is like a random stream of consciousness. It's so intriguing to read because the author, Jenny, just lets you in to her personal space. And maybe you think to yourself that you shouldn't be there, but you are so you just keep reading and you're glad you did.

And let me tell you, she's a pretty big deal. She's famous for having several blogs, she has famous friends, very famous friends and as far as I can tell, she's a cat lover. This makes her rank high in my book. I first discovered her because I did a random search for Amy Sedaris, humorist, actress, etc. Apparently, Jenny is a self-proclaimed stalker of Amy's. I could not believe my fortune! I too have feelings for a Sedaris, but mine is for David, Amy's brother. So of course I was curious about anyone who had such strong feelings for a Sedaris. As I read Jenny's blog, I discovered that we have other things in common such as she has/had two cats. I have two cats! Jenny is married. I am married! What are the odds? Okay, so maybe it's just the Sedaris thing. But for me, that is definitely enough.

So, Sunday, I worked up some courage and wrote an email professing my adoration for The Bloggess. Before pressing 'send', I paced the kitchen floor and repeated to myself what I thought were silent self affirmations. I still am explaining to Henry what "just strap on some stupid and do this thing" means, by the way. Then, I took a deep breath and sent the following email to The Bloggess. (I linked her again here because, really, you should stop reading me and jump to her site for real entertainment.)

Dear Bloggess:
So I have been lurking on your site for some time now. I found you through
a search for Amy Sedaris. I also heart her. I stalk her brother more than I
stalk her. But I think I saw her once in a deli in NY so I've actually been a little more successful at stalking her. David spends a lot of time in Europe so my chances at running into him are slim, you know?

Can I say enough kind things about your site? No, I cannot. I CAN'T. I love
reading it and I can I just say that it's all over the place?! I mean that
in the best possible way. I love that. I can definitely identify with that.
It's so refreshing and comforting to me.

I'm new to the blog thing and being such a rookie, I don't know the rules too well. Would it be in bad taste to mention you in a post and then link to you? I'm not doing that for self-promotion, but, rather, I know the people that read me (I have tens of
people, I swear I do) would love you! My group doesn't really feel too inclined to comment, but I promise I do have readership. Let me know.

Also, I just want to say thank you for following me on twitter. I feel so dumb even saying that. I followed you because I think I saw that someone I followed was following you and (dah, dah, dah DAH!) I remembered we share a fondness for the Sedariseses (more eses?). I know you have an automatic "follow anyone who follows me" thingy checked, but it totally made my week! I explained to my husband how much this meant to and he patted me on the head and said, "Aw, that's cute. You're stalking someone who is stalking someone that is related to someone you stalk. And now she can keep tabs on you."

I'm so relieved he got it on the first try. I didn't even have to explain it to him. This is why I love him so.

Anyway, thanks for the professionalism. (That's a weird way to end this.) I will continue to lurk on your site and when I feel clever enough or bold enough or tough enough, I will comment. But in the mean time, know that you have an extra pair of eyes out there watching for Amy.

Seriously Hearting You,


After I sent that rambling email to The Bloggess I suddenly reverted back my high school self and wondered if The Bloggess would write me back. I checked my email over and over. Well, to my surprise and delight The Bloggess didn't play hard to get and emailed me shortly after! She said the kindest things to me. I won't post them here, because she probably didn't intend on me making them public. That, and we swapped our last known locations of the Sedaris' and we wouldn't want that getting out, now would we?

Oh! And she also was so kind to leave two comments (TWO!!) on my Friday Five post about Scooby-Doo and my Photoshop tutorial from yesterday. Don't believe me? Click that last link and see for yourself. And I'm so getting those buttons made up that I mentioned to her in my response.

Anyway, as a result of my email correspondence with The Bloggess, I am officially amending my girl crush list in the celebrity category. So, sorry, Jennifer Connelly, yous gots to go now. It looks like you've been replaced by another by the same name. If you should decide to start cursing any time soon, stop AND successfully work an "F" bomb into a comment on my blog, I might consider reinstating you. But only as an alternate. Also, do you know the Sedarises? This could help you immensely.

*NOTE* The Bloggess emailed me yesterday. We're like BFFs now. She totally featured one of my posts among others on her Good Mom/Bad Mom blog for the Houston Chronicle. I now must repay her tenfold. I've already promised to bury a body for her if she needs it. I hope she knows I was joking.


Captain Dumbass said...

I could lie and say I didn't squeal like a little girl when Jenny posted a comment on my page, but since the neighbours heard, what's the point?

And I won't bother trying to deny that I pulled my wife out of bed to see the comment that Metrodad left. I will deny doing a little dance, cause that would be totally uncool and besides, nobody saw it.

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Dammit! I was coming here to tell you that I've killed several people and need your help and *now* you tell you were just kidding.

Poor timing.

Ps. Thank you. For real.

Woodlandmama said...

I've totally been girl-crushing on Jenny for years. I almost went to Blogher in Chicago just to meet her, but lack of funds and a mean daddy who demanded his "surprise" 60th birthday party be that weekend prevented it. I was heartbroken.

Maggie, Dammit said...

I, too, have a category for Jenny. It's called, "Stalking Amy Sedaris's stalker."

I'm a genius.

(and a psycho.)