Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Headline News

Sin Flamed

Blogger/Photographer/Mother Cinnamon Gurl was flamed at a small online photography site that uses members’ images and stories to publish a print magazine. Sin had adapted a blog post for submission to the magazine and within hours, a member who has posted no photos or stories, asked “So what ? I mean, just going downtown, find a homeless, take a photo, speak a little with him, and then ?”

Despite irritation and disappointment, Sin simply replied, “What would you prefer?” with little expectation of a response. Instead, she will just remain peeved for the rest of the day, forever wondering exactly what the person’s problem was with her work.

Editor's note: Flamed may be a bit of an exageration but forgive her, she's never had a remotely negative comment before.

Toddler Found Alone in His Very Own Big Bed This Morning

A two-year-old boy was discovered alone in his Big Bed this morning. It came as a pleasant surprise for his parents because although he’d been very excited about moving the Big Bed into his room on Sunday and sleeping in it, he’d also been very clear that the bed was for him AND his mama. This is the first time he’s slept through the night by himself since probably August, and it came after he fell asleep by himself too. His parents are tentatively overjoyed, anxious not to raise expectations (or probability of jinxes), but enjoying the moment nonetheless.

Hapless Husband Can’t Start Car and Gets Key Stuck in Ignition – Must Walk Child to Daycare in Small Umbrella Stroller Across Slushy Sidewalks Because Bigger Stroller’s Lock is Frozen or Jammed; Resorts to Internet for Solution to Key Removal Later

The headline says it all, really, and I can’t be bothered to report all the stupid details.

Deadbeat Driver Forced to Cough Up

A stupid person who shall remain nameless was painfully reminded of outstanding parking fines yesterday. It all started when she called the city about a parking ticket she found on her car when she'd been granted an exemption and they pointed out that it was because her license plate didn't have a valid sticker. "I thought the ticket was referring to a parking sticker... I totally forgot that my birthday meant I needed to renew my plates!" said the unnamed stupid person.

It got worse though, when she went to renew her plates and was told there were a lot of fines on the car. "I'd forgotten about those parking tickets last spring, and I figured they were about $100, $150 max. But from the tone of the clerk's voice, I wondered if it could possibly be as high as $300." Guess again... the fines totalled $566. The stupid person had no choice but to pay up.

And You Didn’t Ask But…

A small piece of advice to people who wear ear pieces for their cell phones instead of holding the phone to their ear: If you are arguing heatedly on the phone and gesticulating wildly in a public space, you may want to indicate somehow that you are talking on the phone, otherwise I may fear for my personal safety. If you do not have a cell phone and are arguing with someone nobody else can see, as you were… I’ll just hang back a bit.

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14 comments:

Kyla said...

Oh Sin! I'd have felt flamed, too. I'm not so good with the criticism, I always take it too personally.

Yay for Swee'Pea and the big bed! It has been a good move for us, having KayTar out of the crib, even though it isn't a magical cure for nights like last night when she is awake until midnight or so.

Suz said...

We've been postponing and postponing the move to big beds, mainly because it will mean separating the twins who have always slept in the same room. I'm glad that it went so well for Swee'Pea

Denguy said...

YES! That ear-piece thing freaks me out, too. Don't these people have a clue?

Alpha DogMa who can't log in for some reason said...

The flamer was obviously jealous of your talent. And your sexy red hair. And your belly dancing abilities. And your handsome husband and beautiful baby.

The End of Motherhood? said...

Hey, how did MY husband get over to YOUR house?

Janet said...

I voted again.

Visiting blogs for voting purposes don't count as cheating on the 'diet.' :)

slouching mom said...

Too many annoyances in one day, my friend Sin.

I'd guess that they all pale, however, in the face of the big boy bed news!

Excellent.

Mad Hatter said...

The big bed is the ticket, I swear. Yay and you go, Swee'pea.

As for the flamer. Damn him/her. I've received a few caustic blog comments in my day. They are so freakin' isolating b/c you are always alone when you read them and they always feel so personal. Persevere, my Sin. Your pics are great, as are your words.

flutter said...

I will totally set that person on fire.

kgirl said...

Great post! I say be proud of the flaming... you obviously made that commenter feel insecure about something and that just means that you're gosh darn good at what you do.

Lisa b said...

You know sleep is my obsession. I am so excited for you. We got a full night's sleep out of the girl the other night too.

kgirl said...

p.s. yes, when we turned the crib (which she had NEVER EVER slept in) into a bed, things got a lot calmer at night. enjoy!

nomotherearth said...

Love this post. I echo the people who believe that flamer was just jealous. Why wouldn't they be? You've got talent.

ewe are here said...

I'd have felt flamed...especially if the 'critic' couldn't be bothered to put her own stuff out there to be critiqued...

People with little phone bud-thingies in their ears always freak me out a little...

And $566 ??? Ouch.