Thursday, February 23, 2006

Why can't we all get along???

First up, good luck to everyone racing this weekend!! I know Dawn has a cross country race, Shore Turtle has a Polar Plunge and Rob has a 15-miler. I'm sure they'll all do great and I'm also sure I've left someone out but I just can't remember who! We have a 4 mile fun run on Saturday, but with my foot I doubt I'll be able to do it. This pain is far worse than just a niggle or something sore, and I don't want to make it worse.

The foot does feel a little bit better today. No dress shoes work with my foot, so today I wore sandals with dress socks! I totally expect to see the look on the Runway this fall. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning, just to make sure it's not a fracture or a bone spur, etc. Hopefully a couple more days of rest will clear it up. I hate not working out!! I feel like my weight is doubling and it's only been two days. Yesterday's pizza and soda sympathy binge is over and we were back to salad, grilled chicken, veggies & fruit for dinner. (Although this morning I would have sold my mother for some Doritos!!)

So, the reason for this post. Nashville is Talking is a great local blog sponsored by the local news channel that we tend to watch (mostly because the anchors have ACTUAL personality!). Brittney, the blog master, has been great to us. She's featured a lot of my marathon training/races, many of Brent's super funny posts on the great way he sees things (I think his roast beef sandwich post will forever be one of the funniest things I have ever read), and tons of links to Pippin's picture blog. Nothing irritates me more than people who drop by your blog for a grand total of 15 seconds and feel they need to voice an opinion about who THEY think you really are. Likely they are the same annoying coworkers you'd hope would fall into a deep well on any given day. Simply put, they have self confidence issues and feel that putting you down is their best bet.

Today Brittney posted a link to Pippin's "Olympic" picture. She's a dog lover, with a super cute dog of her own, and she happens to be a fan of Pippin. (But really, who isn't?? He's our baby!!) For some reason people seem to need to constantly say things like "there's a twelve step program for people like you" and "poor dog" and "you people need a life" (no one said that today, but they have) when she posts a Pippin link. Why is that even necessary? One a-hole even left a comment like that on Pippin's blog today. What's the point in that? If they spent more than 10 seconds looking at our life they'd see that I'd throw most of the children on our block in front of moving cars before I let something hurt Pippin. Pippin is spoiled rotten and obviously a very happy dog. And we DO have a life. We work full time, contributing to society -which is likely more than the person who left us the rude comment and calls himself something like "homeless guy". (I checked out your blog, and it's boring as hell. Good luck with that.) I graduated in the top 10% of my high school class, from a high school ranked as one of the top 100 in the country. I was first in the school of business at my college, constantly winning academic awards from my professors. I passed each part of the CPA exam on my first attempt. Roughly, only 25% of all people who take it EVER pass it. In my previous job, I won a professional award that only the top 10% in the company of over 50,000 employees ever receive. I've lost 38 pounds in the past 1.5 years and completely changed my life. I run races, and raise money for charities throughout this city and state. I've run a marathon. Less than 1% of all people EVER do that. So you see, we DO have a life, a rather exceptional life at that, and if it happens to involve dressing our dog warmly on days when the temps are in the teens, call PETA. I dare you. At least we ARE doing something positive for society.

And "homeless guy" I've deleted your comment. Because in my world, YOU don't exist. Maybe you should look for a 12 step program because I have plenty of activities to keep myself busy. And if you'd read my blog for more than 10 seconds you would've heard of Mean Rachel, and you would've kept on clicking before you ever posted that comment. Just a tip - she's extra mean when she hasn't been able to run in a couple of days.

26 Comments:

At 5:59 PM, Blogger Anne said...

I think they're just jealous that they don't have such a photogenic pooch. He's so adorable, I'd show him off too.

 
At 6:28 PM, Anonymous Audrey said...

you just have to remember-people suck. a lot.

it can't be helped when these people do/say stupid/mean thing.

take care of the foot! as i am sure you are...

 
At 6:40 PM, Blogger boiledpnut said...

Sometimes people are a real bummer. Why can't we live and let live?

 
At 6:51 PM, Blogger brent d. said...

oh oh! You forgot to put "and I'm good people!".

It's bad enough that we're accosted by the homeless everytime we go downtown BUT NOW THEY'RE ACCOSTING US VIA THE INTERNET! WTF? Hey HOMELESS GUY! QUIT READING BLOGS AND GET A J O B.

 
At 7:40 PM, Blogger Running Jayhawk said...

I'll bet $10 that he has a hideous dog. Sad times for them! Don't let this lame-o get to you (you, my dear, have more important things to worry about!). Karma will come back to bite 'em in the arse...

In the meantime, rest up and keep us posted on your doc appt!

 
At 9:42 PM, Blogger Danny said...

i hope you feel better now that you vented. because who really cares what these idiots say anyway!

 
At 9:47 PM, Blogger jeanne said...

some people live just to post nasty comments and get attention. Ignore them. The rest of us are really nice!!!

 
At 10:29 PM, Blogger Darrell said...

Some people.....
Whaddya gonna do?

Hang in there, Rae. Good luck with the doc.

 
At 12:28 AM, Blogger Jack said...

Yeah (cheer, cheer, clap, clap). Well said!

Hope your foot feels better soon!

 
At 1:07 AM, Blogger CJ said...

Good for you - let Mean Rachel deal with him! In fact, I wouldn't even worry about him - he's not worthit. Personally anyone who runs, and runs a marathon no less, is exceptional. Don't you and Brent ever stop your blogging!

 
At 2:51 AM, Blogger PLANET3RRY said...

maybe you needed to have been in the Top 5% or something. Who knows. :)

I hope that now that you have said your peace, that you have moved on... there is no need for you to waste your energy on stuff that thehomelessguy and all his other cronies might have posted.
Rules I made up YEAARRRRSSSS ago... the one applicable to your dilemma:
Terry's rule of life #1: People are Stupid

You could always volunteer at the fun run instead of running. I bet that would wipe away some of the running blues...

 
At 3:01 AM, Blogger Scott said...

I hope that your foot feels better. Damn straight that the couch potatoes of the world should bear the brunt of all of our injuries so that we can run/workout in peace.

Cows in the burbs? Must be a Nashville thing.

 
At 5:13 AM, Blogger TriSaraTops said...

Mean people suck!

But nice bloggers rock. :)

Hope the foot feels better soon!

 
At 5:48 AM, Blogger Robb said...

Hey Rae, you tell 'em! Nice job.

 
At 6:26 AM, Blogger Tammy said...

Mean People Suck. There's even a bumper sticker, so it must be true.

Don't waste energy defending yourself to a-hole's. We love you :)

 
At 6:50 AM, Blogger Cliff said...

Ha,

I didn't realize u are an accountant.

No need to get all work up about this...I try not to as well. I rather spend my mental energy into being more positive (aka thinking about training).

It is just how life is. I come to the conclusion that everyone I met will not be compatible with me (and vice versa). That's just how life is.

There is nothing I can do. I can't change their way of thinking. But sure as hell I ain't going to change b/c of them. And if they like to think that way....then that's ok. It is their life. Some people enjoy being miserable and grumpy (as ironic as that sounds). I just don't think they know it. They haven't experience the feeling of going down hard and trying your best. That feeling is amazing.

Anyway....haha..that's a great pic of Pippin...if they don't like it..so be it..we just do what we do :) I suggest u post even more Pippin pics ..(evil.. :) )

 
At 10:41 AM, Blogger Susan said...

That loser homeless guy better take a hike! Pippin's got friends in high places . . . if ya know what I mean!

 
At 2:49 PM, Blogger E-Speed said...

uggh. I have gotten a few of those asshole comments that usually don't even involve the topic at hand.

blow it off. that guy obviously didn't know who he was messing with!

 
At 2:50 PM, Blogger Hilda said...

Don't waiste energy with that kind of guys, fortunately it seems the world is a nicer place than thought here at the blogsphere, there are no many bad guys around...

 
At 4:53 PM, Blogger Mia Goddess said...

huh. Are there 12 step programs for being a douche bag? Do your thing Rae, you rock.

 
At 5:22 PM, Blogger KT said...

Some people have a major problem with other people's happiness. Screw 'em.

Wishing you much luck with the foot.

 
At 10:07 PM, Blogger Just12Finish said...

Go Rae Go! Don't bother looking back. Your posts are great fun to read even when you're a huffin' 'n a puffin'!

I've got a couple of senior citizen Dalamatians here waiting in the wings, if Pippin needs more "connections" ... of the 4-legged kind!

 
At 1:03 PM, Anonymous Jennifer said...

sounds like a bitter person with some issues. I think Pippin is adorable- hey, you should see the pictures that I used to take of my cats...

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger brent said...

heh funny, you tell 'em rae! nice vent!! as everybody else said, who cares about some pscyho internet dude. it was probably some 13 year old who was bored one night. you (and the real brent) keep doing your thing.

 
At 10:53 AM, Blogger Triathamom said...

I am really afraid of mean rachel. Remind me never to cross you. (& not to let my kids play in your subdivision!)

You & Brent have THE funniest blogs!! & the cutest dog ever.

 
At 1:56 PM, Blogger Mean Rachel said...

Actually, I am Mean Rachel.

But I'm glad to see there are others.

 

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