Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Stupid People, Family Dirt, and Setbacks

Well, I'm discombobulated, so I thought I'd blog about it to get it off my chest.
So we have a Situation in my family I won't go into, (not wanting my dirty laundry hangin' out there for the entire cyber world to see) but it unravels to I have certain members of my family I don't talk to. Recently, they have decided to "bury the hatchet". Translation: they want to me admit that they were right all along, and deface myself and beg for their mercy, while submitting myself to whatever they decide to dish out. It turns out that my own personal little family has moved into the same ward as some of their extended family. I have been "warned" not to say anything bad about them to this extended family, and they have told these people that they won't talk bad about me either. (*note* doesn't telling someone you won't talk bad about someone else translate into talking bad about them?) Have I ever done anything to anyone at any time in my life to warrant be treated like I'm going to what? Go postal on a perfect stranger because they happened to be related to someone I don't care for? The correct answer to that folks is no.
My husband recently posted a very funny post on his blog labeled "Serious Jokes" or something like that. If you haven't seen it yet, I have his link on my blog to the right there, go see it, it's hilarious. John thought it was funny enough to spam some people in his address book in his email about it. One person in particular got mortally offended, to the point where she told John to never contact her again. I mean, seriously? The things she got upset over were things that I also have every right to be upset over, but she accused my husband of not having any personal experience with these things, and being "nasty". Again, seriously? For the record, I'm not upset. I found some of these jokes funnier than others, but as far as being offended, I mean, sheesh, why? So don't laugh at the unfunny ones. Duh.
I had to go to the doctor again yesterday, and I'm to stay off my feet for a few days. Basically not ovulating, loosing a lot of blood, ect ect packed on top of all the other crap, and you have a great recipe for Fainting Liz Casserole. I'm starting to get irritated at my continuing illness. I think I've had a pretty good attitude thus far, but I'm starting to feel frayed at the edges. It's probably just all the other crap in the past few days plus this latest physical setback. No fears people, this can be beaten, and I WILL destroy and PREVAIL, I'm just a little annoyed right now.
On the bright side, my birthday is in six days. That's right, mark your calenders, it's the thirtieth of June. A red letter day, to be sure. We are having some festivities this Saturday, and to be sure, I will post about it. I'm looking forward to being footloose and fancy free this weekend! Now, what to do with those darn kids....? Just joking, they're not darn kids, they're cute.
At any rate, thanks for listening to my venting. I feel much better. Cheers!
The Almighty Liz

23 comments:

timpani76 said...

Did he send the comments or just his own jokes? Just curious. That was private stuff I wrote (on this public blog blah blah blah).

I'm sorry he who must not be named is giving you grief again. It does seem they or "them" have an odd way of trying to bury the hatchet.

I'm also sorry your monthly friend appears to be an even bigger HAG than mine. Darn girl stuff always getting in the way of everything...(trails off muttering and shooing away imaginary flies).

lizS said...

i was talking about two different people, one that i'm having trouble with and one that john is having trouble with. the i'm having trouble with doesn't know about my blog, (i hope anyway, like i even care though), and just emails when they feel the need to kick something. john's emailed him and acutally commented, i think, it was anonymous, but john deleted it, cause it was dumb. they didn't send any jokes, just commented about how wicked we all were. idiot. (and if that person is reading this, i don't even care if i've "offended" you. you don't call MY husband nasty and expect me to be nice.)

lizS said...

oh, i get what you were asking. john just sent a link to his blog to people in his address book. mostly, they thought it was funny. mostly because, of course, it WAS.

Eyepoke said...

Yeah. SOME PEOPLE! Life would be simpler if killing people was bit more legal.

Eyepoke said...

I can't really stand people who are easily offended.

Kill em! Kill them aaaaaall! (to quote Jas Hook in the now classic movie Hook)

Anonymous said...

"If killing people was a bit more legal!" HA! John, you crack me up. Liz, I'm sorry you're miserable. I was thinking I might call you today. I probably will anyway.

MC

pie-seas79 said...

Liz, we're surrounded by stupid people...they are everywhere. There's just no getting around it. Sorry, they're bugging you, believe me, I know how annoying that is! Hang in there.

lizS said...

oh, ugh, i didn't mean to come off miserable. i'm not, really! just annoyed and irritated. feeling much better today guys! no worries. the almighty liz always prevails. :)

Dana Cheryl said...

Why can't people just be nice? I wish I knew that answer. If it helps you to know that you are not alone... my crazy landlord lady (you know the one who tells me that i'm unworthy to go to the temple because i don't agree with her. yeah that one) well she just went all self-righteous and went on and on because I won't turn on the air condition... Some people. I mean she accused me of abusing my dog! It's seventy outside not 100. To my Southern blood we've not come close to hitting ac weather yet...

You know what it is on both cases... They know they're in the wrong. So they try to provoke us into being and acting as awful as they do. You truly are above it!

And people who can't take a joke well they're truly worthy of pity. Can you imagine going through life like that?! Cause bar none that post was funny. I've sent those jokes on to other people too. I only forward funny stuff. Btw, did you get my gay flight attendant forward?

lizS said...

yeah, i got the gay flight attendent email, and laughed myself silly. (quietly, the kids are napping) and yeah, seriously, if you take life too...seriously, then jeez are you missing something important. i think i'm mainly upset because she called my man names. "nasty" and "mean" and suchlike. and if you know john even one little iota, than you know that she is just totally off her flippin' rocker. morons! idiots! let's go start are own community! what say you my blog family? shall we go off and start our own town!? sounds good to me...

Anonymous said...

Lizton, Lizville, Liztropolis, Lizland, Lizzia, Lizzany, Lizvania, Liztopia (Jeremy thought of that one!), Daniel's suggestion: Jonniworld. I would live in any of these places.

MC

Trisha said...

I like Liztopia....

I'll be a happy resident of any place than where I am. No baggage allowed in Liztopia! :)
I'm so sorry that you're feeling so crappy again. But your birthday is right around the corner, so focus on that! I love birthdays!

Eyepoke said...

Thanks to everyone for telling me I am not a jerk. I am very insecure, as we all know.

Seriously, thanks.

Colista:
True that on the stupid people. Sometimes I really wonder if I really am a member of the same species as the walmart people. The other day in the doctors office waiting room Liz picked up a mag to pass the time. It had a section about something really gay like : "the top 100 celebrity moments that have shaped our culture in the last 25 years" . And then it listed wierd stuff like Madonna's cone shaped bra. I just could not relate in the least. If there really are people out there that feel like their lives would somehow be fundamentally different without... Madonna period, much less her bra... then I just don't get it. I seriously think I would sympathize better with a Martian.

Dana Cheryl said...

Hey Liz,

Just wondering... Are you related to my landlords?! They sound eerily similar.


LOL! Wal-mart people... Instead of calling people "white trash" or "cracker" we can just refer to them at WPs. Kinda like Tom Cruise and his scientology folks call people OTs. And no I did not investigate scientology... I just watched too much youtube late one night. Mormons were crazy enough for me... ;)

Bruce said...

i mean come on, does he realy want to play the "dont tell mine and i wont tell yours" game with you. the dirt you have on him is shore to be better than what he could possibly have on you. as to sensitive people. i too have some overly sensitive people in my life. they have made certin situations very uncomfertable. people need to learn to take a joke.

lizS said...

yeah bruce, you're totally right. they're seriously lucky i'm not a monster, lol! and i dunno if i'm related to your landlords, dana, but my "family" does live in utah....oh, boy, if i am, then are they going to get an earfull and a knuckle sandwich from "cousin" liz!!!! all right, that's it! liztopia is ON!

Dana Cheryl said...

Wouldn't it be hilarious if you were related?! These people have ties to one of the big polygamist groups. Got any of those nuts on your family tree?!

lizS said...

nope, i don't have any pioneer ancestors, that i'm aware of. john does though. and a couple were polygamists. unless you count my paternal grandfather who was sealed to the three wives he outlived after he died. but yeah, other than that, we are a one wife family.

Bruce said...

if you weren't a nutter before being a polygamist you would be after.

Dana Cheryl said...

They're not the friendliest people that's for sure. A person would have to be nutso before joining up 'cause they're not getting new folks due to their hospitality.

Everyone Admires: Mary said...

Just wanted to see which picture showed up when I posted. This is a test.

Everyone Admires: Mary said...

Oh yeah, and let me be the first to say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIZ!

Dana Cheryl said...

Oooooo! Dang it! I've been thwarted in my efforts to be the first to wish you a Happy Birthday! Oh it just occurred to me... I'm the first person in the Mountain Time Zone to wish you a very happy birthday indeed so I'm still the first... sort of!! LOL!

I sure love ya! Wish I were there.

xoxo

p.s. is it just me or are the word verifications getting harder? before long they'll be in Arabic or Japanese.