Monday, May 11, 2009
Bad Gratitude Monday (Don't Jump!)
Bad Gratitude Monday comes this week from Washington, D.C. during our annual trip for the National Association of REALTORS Mid-Year meeting!
I have a lot to be grateful for today!
1. Our plane landed safely!
2.Our suite is beautiful!
3. I know I've finally arrived as a print columnist, because my editor called today to inform me that I received my first piece of hate mail!
The writer basically said I have no writing skills, I'm not funny, and I should be sterilized! Actually, she said I seemed pretty proud of my ability to procreate, that overpopulation was a problem, and "That’s why God gave us the brains to control ourselves."
Hmmm... does anyone else think that this brainy control fanatic has never read The Gonzo Mama before? I mean, if she had, surely she would know that I gave birth to one child (would she begrudge me that?), am the mother to four stepchildren who have a largely unavailable biological mother, and am the adoptive mom to two babies whose parents cannot take care of them. Right?
Granted, this woman was writing in response to my satirical piece on Gitmo, and I told my editor that I anticipated the hate mail would start flowing in, but this woman REALLY HATES ME!
Why am I excited about this? Everyone claims to hate Perez Hilton, but someone is reading and watching him... otherwise, no one would even know he was around to hate.
Am I right?
Enough about me... what are YOU grateful for?