Saturday, April 21, 2012

this isn't reality, Anonymous

I recently deleted an anonymous comment. It was only my third such deletion ever, and 3 inappropriate comments out of the 7389 (so Blogger tells me) published isn't half bad.  Just to remind any other anonymouses out there (as that particular anonymous will have left in a huff), the Blogtopian Constitution (top left) affirms that everything is lovely, even if it isn't.  This here isn't reality, people, and mustn't be confused with it. Everything is always lovely, everyone is always sweet, and no one doubts that you made that jam yourself.

My homemade rustic-looking rhubarb crumble.  Lovely?

"So many posts!" readers will mutter in vexation. "Why is she issuing notelets from the moral high ground and showing us her new bathmat instead of writing about the important stuff, importantly illustrated, which she used to discuss so importantly and blessedly infrequently?"

I'm actually a busy, busy person, although you wouldn't think it from the amount of time I spend kicking round the www. Mind you, you mustn't judge my overall internet activity by the hours I spend camped out at your blog, as you'll have noticed from your stats. It's just that your posts are so fascinating that I know more about what you eat than what's going on with the grand prix in Bahrain, although I do strive to keep the flag of world affairs flying at dinner-party conversations, as though my opinions would vanquish evil.

Pink Daughter used some of her savings to buy a pink wig.  Lovely? 

It's a fleeting dose of the modern Urge to Share, I suppose, and I'll return to my sparse posting ways soon, but just see what came of it: dear Hajni from Mianra Soaps has been in touch, telling me that she is making me my very own custom soap to match my skies and petrol blue bathmat:
Enchanting Cherry Blossom and regal Iris harmonised by Jasmine, Rose, Lily of the valley and Freesia. The sophisticated base is made up of powdery iris, musk, precious woods and crystal amber.  
It sure sounds like moi, non? Now amn't I glad I took up blogging?

AND, and that's a capitalised AND, she has offered to do a lovely giveaway here, so watch this blogspace for an exciting opportunity to win your (votre) own package of her delights.   Do come back and enter, Anonymous; we can still be friends.




44 comments:

  1. Phew - I just went back to make sure that it wasn't my comment that you deleted (again - I think I am one of the three), because I couldn't remember what I had said, and dreaded the idea of contravening the Blogtopian guide-lines for improbable life-styles - again.

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    1. You always leave fine, fine comments, Tom (except for that one I deleted ages ago). Thank you very much.

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  2. Oh MY! I absolutely admire Pink Daughter for her early life & style choices. Good on You Pink Daughter- superb choice! Not to dismiss her coordinating dress with the midway pink ribbon and even more pink tights ;)! She even knows how to raise the cute factor by placing her foot on one another. In-house advisor by any chance? :)

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    1. Thank you, O Kind Lady of the Soaps.

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  3. Your very own soap? Concocted for you? Very cool.
    I will enter the giveaway once I recover from the shock. Not reality, you say??
    Nope, does not compute. I refuse to believe it.

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    1. Perhaps a shared unreality constitutes a reality, Speccy? In which case if we join forces we're ok.

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  4. Dear Mise, I have various views on the Anon commentor.

    One view is that being in the 'blog world' and therefore in the public sphere, one should expect Anon comments as par for the course, and if they're not to one's liking, delete them, which you did. Good for you.

    The second view is that some Anon comments are completely unfounded and bitter, and the Anonymon should keep their opinions to themselves.

    I've had one nasty, nasty Anon commentor. The comment was so loaded that I easily recognised its author whom I have had the unfortunate pleasure to have known. I should have deleted as you did, but got a bit uppity about it and wasted some time on it. Lesson: Don't waste time on Anon comments.

    Miss Mise, don't worry. Rise above Anon, and keep deleting. I appreciate your irony and humour and so do many others.

    Yours in appreciating that bath mats make a difference,

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    1. Dear Makeminemidcentury,

      Your lovely comment inexplicably vanished (on this of all posts) except for the copy emailed to me, which I have tried to reinstate, but thank you for the kind words, and I hope that your pesky anon commentator will not be troubling you again.

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  5. I have only had a couple of hateful anon's comments and I did delete them. One actually wrote to apologize. One emailed me about her feelings and I responded kindly.

    Yes take the high road for those people can go elsewhere to read the millions of blogs out there! They will just miss out on our very precious posts!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  6. Unfortunately in the blogger's head the one unfriendly comment completely overrides the many friendly comments. It can be hard to forget it. I tend to think that only the most interesting and individual blogs attract the anons.

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    1. I shall seek to attract many more of the anons, Sue.

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  7. I must agree with Sue Mise, particularly for the last part!
    Your daughter's wig is perfect! We all need a little oomph in our life and she appear to be a lovely well adjusted young lady!
    Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Drat you have gone and done it now Mise. I feel like someone who has just found out that Father Christmas is a fraud. I need to know that somewhere there is a person who knows what is important in this world, laughing firmly tongue in cheek, turning cup cakes out by the score,and who appreciates the colour pink. Bugger Anon. Sometimes you just have to share bathmats, finito.
    Pink daughter very lovely by the way. Scottish and Irish genes are obviously a winning combination.

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    1. What a sterling comment! May the reality of the comment box prevail with kindness such as this.

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  9. The Anons of this world live in the 8th circle of hell.

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  10. I have you on my reader and follow your blogs, but don't do any commenting. I did laugh (typed) out loud once. As far as I remember that was it.

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    1. Oops...That was suppose to be anonymous.

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    2. You did, Robert, and thank you; it was good to hear from you.

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  11. Is that pink bakeware I see cradling your lovely rhubarb crumble?

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  12. You deserve the Order of Blogtopia medal, Mise. Upholding the constitution so admirably and fighting the anonymouses with such valour. I salute you.
    And I so admire pink daughter's commitment to pink. I salute her as well. Xx

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  13. Your daughter is adorable! Such fun and fearless sense of style at such a young age...can't imagine what she'd be saving up for come teenage years! Awesome post!

    I’m hosting 5 days of GIVEAWAYS in honor of my blog’s 2yr anniversary…would love for you to stop by and check it out!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture.com

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  14. I feel like Susan. Not reality you say? But this is blogtopia Mise, and although I'm not master of the little poem, I am always feeling nicer about the world after visiting your blog. Sue is right too - that one unfriendly comment hangs heavily on our minds for far too long. Forget the anonymouss of this world Mise. They're not even brave enough to use their real name!
    Pink daughters style is sure to catch on - Eva will be wanting one of those wigs!
    Amanda xx

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  15. I am not sure whether I envy the pink wig more than the pink casserole. Our casseroles are of purple colour. Not nearly as fetching. All is well in Blogtopia Mise. And deleting the comments is the only way to go. There is o room for the non believers.
    Now, about that soap...I will be waiting for the giveaway ith baited breath!

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  16. I love your posts--there will never be too many. You can show us pictures of pinks and polka dots every day of the week and we will never get tired of them.

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  17. In blogtopia i like to stick to the age old addage, if you have nothing positive or constructive (in a positive manner!) to add, then add nothing at all. {{and seriously hope that my 8 to 6 job and single parenting lifestyle that result in very rare and fleeting visits to the blogs i love aren't construed as "saying nothing because there's nothing nice to say"!!}}

    Anon's like that exist everywhere in the world, i think there's one at my work, and i know there are a few at the school P&C {which i never go to!!}. Rise above them, as you have so eloquently, and carry on.

    If you get short of Anon's in the future, let me know darl, happy to share mine. They come with penile implants and the best porn sites on the web!!! : )

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  18. I hear someone is writing a book on the new-ish phenomenon of the Anonymati Society. I doubt they will use the word 'lovely' once. Pooh to mean anonymous comments, I say.

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  19. Oh God I miss a few days on the www and the whole world is spinning off its axis.

    Just tell me what you need me to do and I'll suit up and show up.

    Perhaps I can borrow that wig.....

    xo Jane

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  20. Someone always has to go and try to spoil our beautiful, fabulous , well adjusted rich lives.

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  21. Hi Mise

    As my Mother always says "there are nutters out there", anyway as you say 3 messages out of nearly 8 thousand, all is good in blogtopia!
    Oh pink daughter so sweet.

    take care

    Denise

    Thank you for your message I only take photos of nice things ignoring the steaming piles of pig poo and piles of dirty laundry, selective blogging!

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  22. I love a world where everything is lovely. I'll come here more often methinks. Boo to the Anonymati Society and all hail blogtopia :)

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  23. As yet. have not received a comment I had to delete - well, that's if you don't count spam. Sorry that you had to... And sad isn't it? Blogtopia should be just that, and as my grandmother used to say. "If you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all"... I adore pink daughter's wig - my (daughter that is) wore one like that to a party once and it really suited her I thought! And your crumble - Mmmmm. Delish, oh and LOVELY!!!!.X

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  24. That rhubarb crumble does look lovely. My girlfriend would be super jealous of the pink cookware.

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  25. Oh and: meds meds meds! visit margaretsmeds,.com now for CHEAP presc. DRUGS meds meds meds!

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    1. Grand, put me down for three packets of meds meds meds please Margaret and I'll pay with my deceased uncle's Nigerian bank account.

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    2. Dear One, are you sure you mean Nigerian and not Sierra Leone, or Senegal?

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  26. Darn it. this is my third try at editing the word hear to read as heart. somehow seems fitting. You speak my HEART Mise and help me smile at the world just the way it is. Have the Buddhists written to you yet? I am sure tricycle would like to link to your blog.

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  27. Miss Mise back to let you know...I am featuring our friend, Designer and Paper Artist Anita Rivera from Castle Crowns and Cottages on my site! She is so amazing!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  28. Hello Mise

    Pink Girl looks like a movie star in her pink wig. She has grown!!
    That rhubarb crumble looks mighty delicious, can I come over?
    Have a delightful week, dear Mise

    Helen xx

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  29. And that's the way the rhubarb crumbles.

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  30. Rhubarb crumble (in a pink dish no less), and a pink wig on a charmingly sweet you lass - who has time for nasty anonymouses - there is far to much loveliness to be had here to waste ones time with their snarky, small-mindness. That is why the those clever people who invented computers and keyboards included a large delete key. Annie x

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