Long Overdue Blog Love

Okay wait. I don’t mean that the blog love is long overdue. I’ve gotten blog love before so it’s not like I’m pining away for it, missing it like some heartbroken, devastated little PA, crying at her computer, just waiting for some blogger to reach out and touch her.

No. But if you want to, feel free. That’s great!

Poor, fishwithoutbicycle! Or better yet, poor me. fish is probably saying, “PA, you lying, bloody cow! I sent you blog love and even though I know you thought it was gubbins, I did it anyway.”

Well, I responded to fish that I didn’t think it was gubbins. I don’t! When anyone gives me blog love in any form of an award I never think it’s gubbins! But because it’s taken so long for me to get the damn post written and place the badge in my sidebar, no doubt fish really does believe that I do think it’s gubbins!

Now I tried. I did. But WP ate my damn post after I spent an hour composing it several days ago. So after “penis post” that was so easy to “get up” today at work (sorry, I still can’t stop with the wordplay…) I am determined to write this if it kills me tonight.

Now if you didn’t click on the “award” link above, there were three awards that all of the recipients could choose. Well, now…usually honourees are just given a badge and that is that. So, what should PA do? I had a think about it and at first, I thought I should be “conventional” but then I realized that there was something wrong with that. Something was bothering me about my original choice.

That choice was the “Rockin’ Girl Blogger” badge. The other choices were the “Rockin’ Boy Blogger” badge or the “Bodacious Blog” badge. Well, as far as the latter, it has/had this crazy, quite (in my opinion) poorly drawn cartoon face and was just…well, ugly! Even the font sucked! Apologies to anyone else who chose that one…sorry!

So I have decided to go with the “Rockin’ Boy Blogger” badge. There are three reasons for this and I am quite happy with each:

  1. I can not stand gender bias in any way, shape or form and it pissed me off to no end that the “girl” badge was pink and the “boy” badge was blue. That is ridiculous. If you have children, paint the damn walls neutral. Buy your children toys for both genders or if they prefer one over the other then buy them those–whatever they want. Just make them happy and don’t force them into stereotyped roles.
  2. Blue looks better in my sidebar. Good god, this blog already looks like hell as it is. But again, I haven’t seen Garland anywhere else in my travels so I’m sticking with it!
  3. I am in touch with my “masculine side.” I’m also in touch with my “feminine side” but just to demonstrate the former…I’m takin’ the “boy badge!”

So I’ve finally posted it pet. I’m so sorry it took me so long. Again, no reflection upon my appreciation.

Edit: Oh, no way. I do not believe it. The bloody image file is “corrupt.” I can’t upload it and put the damn thing on my blog. Well, I guess that’s it then. Poppet’s sorry…love. I tried but at least I got the post up? Finally?

Oh wait…one more thing…at the very least, I can stream a song for fish… 23 by Blonde Redhead that I actually discovered from her blog.

Edit: This post is so old but in all the craziness of trying to put it up, I still didn’t get it right! And now since I just got another comment, I have to rectify that…oh, six months later? It’s not the “Rockin’ Boy Blogger!” It’s the “Awesome Guy Blogger!” Duh.

  1. Try ‘I still get rocks off’. That also is a very good tune by them.
    And ‘Falling man’ which I think still lurks on my blog somewhere in the last few posts.


  2. Hiya poppet, thanks for posting the blog love. Fish x


  3. Thanks darkentries, I always appreciate recommened tunes.

    Hey, fishwithoutbicycyle…at least I finally did it! Just too bad I couldn’t get the .jpg to upload. I might try “fishing” around to the other recipients’ blogs (or even again on your blog) and give it another go. But chances are it’s probably sourced from the same url.

    I could also try just Googling it and see on whose other blog it lies? I was just such a pooped wee poppet last night… *sigh*


  4. damewiggy

    you poor thing — you put all that heart and head into it, and the damn thing goes all funky on ya. damn funky jpgs!

    lovvvvvve the song. juicy fruit.


  5. Hey damewiggy, yes–’tis a great song. Usually WP is pretty good about “eating posts.” My first attempt but then yes, that .jpg incident. And then, I don’t know what happened to my previous songs.

    Oh well. I have a song that made me think of you and your comment about shagging…maybe I’ll put that one up and dedicate it to you *laughing*…or I could just email it to you.

    I mean, I don’t really like to publicly embarrass my readers on my blog. I reserve that for myself!


  6. My daughter hates girly things much to the chagrin of her grandmother. Superheroes and Transformers and pirates for hr. She’s been like that since birth pretty much. In shopping for her, I was surprised that so much stuff in the stores is still so gender biased.


  7. Hi invisibleemma, you know what? By you doing this–oh, I still can’t believe you’re totally going through everything–responding to you is funny because you’re giving me a chance to go back and read some of my older posts. It’s giving me some chuckles.

    And first…because this one was so frustrating with all of the problems, I made a mistake. The badge is actually the “Awesome Guy Blogger” not “Rockin’ Boy Blogger!”

    *PA smacks forehead*

    I just went back to fishwithoutbicycle’s original link to make sure there wasn’t four and I wasn’t being completely stupid, but nope.

    I’m debating about editing this because it was written in September 2007, but being as persnickety as I am, I just have to do it!

    Anyway…on to your comment!

    I was just like your daughter growing up! I had no interest at all in “girly” toys. If anything, I preferred toys for boys or things that were gender neutral. Granted, I did have some more girly things in my possession (mostly things still lying around from my older sister?) that could be used for my little friends when I was younger if they wanted to play with them!

    I obliged, of course but wasn’t interested.

    I was a real tomboy! My mother used to have to almost arm wrestle me to get me into a dress or a skirt! I would only do it if maybe the occasion was really special. Otherwise…nuh-uh! It was much better when I was older and I could dress how I wanted. And she became more and more mental to care?

    Well, she was still pretty mental when I was tiny but I guess when younger she either had more periods of…I don’t know, lucidity or maybe some form of…

    Oh, I won’t bother as where I’m going could be an entire other post itself!

    I was in a toy store…hmmm…well, probably not that long ago and I agree, things are still incredibly gender biased. If I were a parent, I’d buy my kid whatever they wanted! I think that’s important. If little Johnny wanted a Barbie Doll fine. If little Janie wanted a G.I. Joe, also fine. You do have to remember I’m gay but I don’t think that should matter *laughing*

    Also in clothing, too! I made a joke when I had to buy my “young boys'” long underwear, there was no way in hell I was going to get some pink, flowery whatevers from the girls’ section! I’d be too embarrassed if I got in some accident and had to go to hospital, should they need to undress me and see me in THOSE!

    I know, stupid thinking but I was joking. My medical status would have been more important than my undergarments, don’t you think *grin*

    Nonetheless, no flouncy, pastel coloured clothing for PA! The closest I may have to that, is a lilac coloured Ralph Lauren Polo sweater that was a “hand-me-down” from ex-partner’s mother. I felt I should take it as she was so nice in giving it to me and it actually doesn’t look bad on me (even though I can’t stand pastels!)

    But I do love Ralph Lauren *laughing*


  8. My daughter wore boys undies until she got to kindergarten and the teasing kids changed her mind. Boys undies were the only ones with the characters she liked. I loved tht her mom completely supported her, and when the teasing started she really tried to keep it from changing my daughter.

    I have a play carriage and carseat in my basement that some uninformed relative gave my daughter for Christmas. She’ll never touch it so I’m passing it on to one of my sister’s kids.

    Sometimes I watch my daughter with other little girls her age and am just so damn proud that she is so strong and independent.


  9. Hi invisibleemma *laughing* Boys undies…they’re actually just fine. I’ve worn them–well, mens. Boxer shorts too! Hell, why not give everything a try!

    I do stick to lingerie now **wink*

    Okay, I still have some boxers to maybe sleep in or wander around in. Oh, and I have…oh, never mind…

    Okay, alright! I have a pair of these men’s…well, tight briefs that didn’t fit my Canadian ex-pat friend who is now in London. They are from this brand of clothing for gay men. Definitely known for being tight fitting to show off your body.

    HA! He’s like…these don’t fit me, you want? Sure, R.

    It’s actually quite amusing because since they are supposed to be so tight and sexy, PA is lacking in the…”package” department. Yes, there is a little “bulge” in the front that is empty! I suppose I could roll up some socks if I wanted to get into a bit of cross dressing or something! Or just feel like some hot, gay man prancing around!

    But back to the kiddies stuff.

    I am actually now reminded of Underoos that they had when I was a kid!


    They were so cool but my parents depriving me of anything fun while growing up, never bought me any. I also only liked the ones with “boy” characters. Well, Wonder Woman was always pretty good but only because was so, kind of, “tough.” It’s like, I’m a Woman Super Hero! Bring it on!

    That’s great that your daughter is so strong and independent as you say. Also good that someone was willing to encourage her for the boys undies! Keep supporting her in that way. It will really help her.


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