My Biggest Fan

Few people in my family (and almost none of my friends) read my blog; I don’t mind it – people are busy, after all, and I’m not that interesting, anyway.

But every once in a while, I’ll send my husband a link to something I’ve written, because I think he’ll enjoy it.

Today I sent him this piece about the wussification of the workplace.

He said “I thought it was well-written, but are you veering off, now, into other subjects? I thought you just wrote about politics and religion. And baseball, sometimes.”

I was a little hurt. “I have always blogged about whatever is in my head of a moment,” I said. “Sometimes it’s religion, sometimes it’s politics, sometimes it’s what it’s like to be at Costco when the strawberries come in.”

“Oh,” he said. “What is for supper tonight?”

Chicken, broccoli and rice, actually.

About Elizabeth Scalia
  • Sissy Willis

    Jealous, maybe? Who can compete with the echoes of your mind?

  • Sharon Graham

    I have a a blog and none of my five followers are related to me.Sigh…….

  • Sissy Willis

    Sharon: Don’t despair. My only close relative who comments daily is my totally awesome 90-year-old pater familias. The rest of ‘em, sister, brother, some of the nieces and nephews, read — so they say — but never comment. I think there’s something big there. Prolly should blog about it, but I don’t want to embarrass anyone. Hmmm.

    [I'm actually glad my family doesn't read me. If I had to rehash and rediscuss everything, it would be like bringing my work home! -admin]

  • Gary Keith Chesterton

    I’m surprised he was able to fit it in, between Supreme Court briefs. ;-)

  • G.Willikers

    For what it’s worth, I loved the wussification piece and so has everyone I’ve sent it to. Thank you for posting it. Great fun, and Amen.

  • Sissy Willis

    Point well taken, admin, but too late to close the barnyard door.

  • F

    Egad, I can still hear that written description of those eastern shoppers each time I go to get strawberries. Used to happen in CT up at Stew Leonards too. See how effective your writing is, Anchoress???

  • Peggy

    Dearest Anchoress,
    Blog about anything and everything, PLEASE! I doubled over laughing reading the Costco-Strawberry piece. I had a similar experience at Costco with pumpkin pies the day before Thanksgiving. (Or anytime there’s a good sample in the Mesa, Arizona, store during “Winter Visitor” season.)

  • Kurt

    What?!> No strawberry shortcake for dessert? :-D

  • Mutnodjmet

    I am glad you shared that. :)

    Now I am hungry for Chicken and Rice!

  • Ellen

    None of my family read what I write either. I don’t get paid for it, so it doesn’t count in their minds. Sigh.

  • kmk

    I have been lurking for awhile, but never posted. That strwawberries at Costco piece was hilarious! My parents are both from the “Ieieland” and going there to visit relatives is so much fun. There is truly nothing else like. Thanks for the laugh–I needed it!