Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Look of Worry


“What’s wrong Joe? You look a bit distant. Something happen at work today.”
“No honey, it’s nothing. I’m okay.”
“Joe, you’re not okay. Something’s up ... what is it?”
The only advice I can offer to myself is practically wisdom at best, while words of inspirational wisdom coming from old African proverbs suggest that ”It’s not work that kills, but worry.”
“Joe, cut the crap! Tell me what’s on your mind.”
“Sweetie, I just told you, everything is fine.”
“If it’s not work, is it about bathroom? Cause I just about had it with that shower. Did you call the landlord today?”
Hmmm. Oh yeah, I was supposed to make that call today. She’s really pissed because not only are the loose tiles in the shower causing it to rain in the downstairs family room but when she was showering the damn heavy porcelain soap dish became unattached from the wall nearly smashing her foot.
“Well?”
“Well, what?”
“Did you make the friggin’ call? About the shower? What’s wrong with you?”
Why the hell does she think something’s wrong? Does she think she has some special powers? She thinks she knows me. She thinks she knows everything. Well she doesn’t! I’m just fn fine!
“See?”
“See, what?”
“It’s written all over your face. It’s bad. It’s really bad. Did someone die? You’re afraid to tell me, right? Did someone die?”
“No! Honey, no. Nobody died. At least nobody I know.”
“Then what is it? I can tell when you’re worried about something. Talk to me. I’m sure it’s not as bad as you think. Sometimes you worry about nothing.”
“Really, hon, it’s no big deal. It’s nothing.”
“I knew it! What’s wrong? You better tell me right now!”
“Alright! Alright! Jeez! I’ll tell you.”
“Okay then, tell me. What’s bothering you?”
“It’s my blog. It’s being reviewed. I’m afraid they won’t like it. Sometime’s they’re mean … I asked for it a while ago … Since then I keep going back … Every day … To see the reviews of other blogs. I admit it. I’m worried. I’m worried about what I’m about to receive. This could be disastrous. I may end up scarred for life. I … I … ”
“WAIT! Hold on! This is about your friggin’ blog?”
“Well? Yeah. Aren’t you listening? They may not like it.”
“Joe, For heaven sakes! Grow some canolis. And stop scaring me half to death. Stupid blog.”
**crickets**
“You know, you could be a little more understanding.”
“Stupid blog.”

Ask And Ye Shall Receive (gulp!)

17 comments:

Along said...

I have no idea why you put the picture of the monkey but it sure cracked me up.

Wifey should know that any serious blogger would always worry about the way their blog is percieved. Anyway, here's 2 thumbs up from me!!

Giggle! said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA "stupid blog!"

It's people like us Joe that need to go to Bloggers anonomous!

I for one think your blog is great! But thats coming from one blogger addict to another! hehe xx

Heather said...

Did they review you? I didn't see it if they did.

just a girl... said...

serioulsy I think that is just fucking funny. On a more personal level who reviewed. LOL>

Deb said...

You have nothing to worry about, Joe!

Love the monkey. He/She looks wise...and worried.

Practically Joe said...

along: "Wifey should know that any serious blogger would always worry about the way their blog is percieved."
me: problem is she doesn't see me as a serious blogger ... we're all silly in her eyes. thanks for the thumbs up.

giggle: "It's people like us Joe that need to go to Bloggers anonomous!"
me: will you be my sponsor? We can go to meetings together.

heather: "Did they review you? I didn't see it if they did."
me: I'm due up any day now ... it should be some day this week.

just a girl: "serioulsy I think that is just fucking funny. On a more personal level who reviewed?"
me: funny is good. The review is coming from "Ask And Ye Shall Receive" ... There's a link at the bottom of the post.

deb: "You have nothing to worry about, Joe!"
me: Thanks for your support, deb ... but it's my nature to worry about something at all times.

MJ said...

Well here's how I see it...

People either love my blog or hate it.

The people who don't like it have millions of other blogs to choose from.

The ones who like it can stay and party!

I'm glad you're the partying type, Joe.

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

The monkey's dang funny!!

I love your blog, now that I have been stalking your post... you can call me "blogstalker"

So understand your worries on how it is reviewed and my nomination I give you a High 5 .... :) excellent blog spot!!!!!!!

Queen Mutha said...

I need BA, too.

Chica said...

If you hadn't been reviewed, I'd have missed out on some very hilarious readings that I just undertook here. Awesome blog, keep up the work man, I about pee'd myself four times, I think that's a record!

Bogart in P Towne said...

There are days that I hate the fact I started a blog...then there are the rest of the days that I love it.

catscratch said...

Yay! They loved you!

WILLIAM said...

Good review.


And you made me laugh today at your comment on my post.

nursemyra said...

I read your review yesterday Joe, well done. I submitted mine over 6 weeks ago now. the trepidation is killing me. how long did you have to wait?

Mike said...

Addiction is such a harsh word for this. If people would just accept us for who we are. A need for acceptance in the world of words and pictures...

Seriously, funny stuff. I've got to get back to you more often.

Practically Joe said...

mj: Well here's how I see it...
People either love my blog or hate it. The people who don't like it have millions of other blogs to choose from. The ones who like it can stay and party! I'm glad you're the partying type, Joe."

me: I'm just a party animal! ... And I love partying with you.

mississippi mom: "So understand your worries on how it is reviewed and my nomination I give you a High 5 .... :) excellent blog spot!!!!!!!"
me: I love the way you judge. High 5 and Low five right back at ya!

Queen mutha: "I need BA, too."
Me: Hello. My name is Joe and I'm a blogger.
Others at BA: Hello Joe. greeted at 11am on 9/12/08

Chica: If you hadn't been reviewed, I'd have missed out on some very hilarious readings that I just undertook here. Awesome blog, keep up the work man, I about pee'd myself four times, I think that's a record!"
Me: Goodness! I'm happy you made it ... both to my blog and beating your old record of peeing yourself 3 times! Glad I can help.

Bogart: "There are days that I hate the fact I started a blog...then there are the rest of the days that I love it."
Me: It's a tough job but we get up everyday and face that screen and get the job done. Grey skies and sunny days they balance well.

catscratch: "Yay! They loved you!"
me: and I love you!

William: "And you made me laugh today at your comment on my post."
Me: Just doing my job. I'll try to do it again and often.

nursemyra: "I read your review yesterday Joe, well done. I submitted mine over 6 weeks ago now. the trepidation is killing me. how long did you have to wait?"
me: Oh they are going to just love you! It took about 8 weeks for mine to come up. I wish I had your email address to talk about it with you further. Email me if you like.

mike: Addiction is such a harsh word for this. If people would just accept us for who we are. A need for acceptance in the world of words and pictures..."
me: It's some serious business we're involved with ... and we must face our demons.

nursemyra said...

ok Joe, you can contact me here

rocky@geko.net.au