Tuesday, July 17, 2012

How blogging has changed me....

I was just commenting on a blog, and I put, "How lovely".  The pictures are lovely.  Would I have said that a year or so ago?  Oh hell no!  Words like beautiful, lovely, wonderful, brilliant, would never had occurred to me.  "Awesome and Cool Dude" were and probably still are more my style.  But it's more than just words.  I've had to learn to be more conscious of who I'm talking to in my commenting.  I'm really a pretty rough character.  Oh I don't look rough on the outside, I try hard, kinda hard to look nice, but inside I'm pretty rough.  I've worked around men for so long, I've gotten a pretty tough hide.  It takes a lot to insult me, or hurt me.  I just shake my head and dish it back.  Okay, please understand one thing, I don't swear.  One thing I won't do.  And when people take the Lord's name in vain, nothing, but nothing will make me madder.  Nor is the F word allowed in my home or anywhere around me.  So when I hear the parks guys sitting out in the hallway waiting to go home, using the words I can't stand, I let them know it's not appropriate and to get the hell away from me, OR, I just close my door.

Anyway, back to having a tough hide, my biggest problem is realizing most people don't have as tough of hide as I do.  Soooo, I have started to learn that I have to soften up a bit.  It has actually been good for me.  Learn to be a girl again, instead of some weirdo man/woman thing.  Like commenting on Andrew's blog, rambles with a camera.  Because he is a guy I just want to say something like, "wow dude, awesome photos man!"  Instead I say, "I love your photos, the birds are so beautiful". Both mean the same to me, but to someone else, it could mean that I'm some beach dude calling people "bra".  

Just want you all to know, I appreciate your honesty, your inner beauty, as well as, your outer beauty, and I love your blogs and the friends I have made.  Or I could just say, " Girls, and Andrew, you are all so rad and totally cool!"

Later dudes,

Susan

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

this made me smile - especially since you called out andrew. he is such a sweet and proper fellow. :)

Beth said...

i totally get what you are saying. i do things all the time & think what the h**l ,, just came out of mouth. when i would answer the phone my mom was always so proud of me ... because i never talked like that around the house. guess "putting on airs" ... i think that is the saying ... why not have fun with your words. being supportive of other bloggers & kind too. it's fun. enjoy your "lovely" day. ha. ha!! (:

Rose said...

I don't cuss as a general rule...unless I am really really mad, but d$#@ it slips out occasionally. Such as when a cat trips me. Don't like the f word either, and do not like to hear Lord's name used...guess we are pretty similar when all is said and done.

Deb said...

the F word drives me crazy...people use it today like they are saying Hello...I think this post is totally rad man....I mean...This was a very lovey post...very thought provoking...

Jill said...

You are adorable, Susan, inside and out!

Jeanne said...

Susan I think you are doing a very nice job at "being a girl". Hugs to you from Texas

Debbie said...

good to know about andrew ;)))

i do respond differently to different bloggers, i hadn't thought about that until i read this!!

i always joke with you and grammie g but she started it!!

Debbie said...

and i have noticed that ellie at ellie's place says "wee" a lot!!

do you follow ellie?? she is "lovely"!!

Catherine said...

Superb post Susan. I have found since I started blogging I use way more !!!!!!!!!!!!!'s and a lot more 'sweet adorable fantastic hugs & kisses'!!! ;)

Have a beautiful evening my friend!
xo Catherine

S. Etole said...

smiling ... appreciating this.