January 7, 2008

With Friends With Names Like These, Karen Seems Suddenly Vanilla

Comments are closed on my bedroom and the Colleen interview, as the SPIDERS found those entries. I just spent half an hour removing comments from two people whose cruel or perhaps clueless parents named them “Lesbian” and “Porn Video.” THANKS FOR THINKING MY SIGHT IS COOL, LESBIAN! Did you really need to tell me 750 times on a single entry? THANKS FOR ALL THOSE LINKS TO MEGA ****, PORN VIDEO! Hey! Wait a second…Are you trying to TELL me something?

I am sure they meant no harm…with such subtext laden names, I betcha they had a hard time in middle school, and emerged scarred and uncertain of themselves, and perhaps they now seek approval by telling me my site is cool OVER AND OVER until I notice that they are not merely their labels, but REAL LIVE…spam spiders who work for MEGA****.

Not to be judgemental here, but I DID just lose a half our of my life to removing all this, so forgive me, but I have to ask, WHY WOULD ANY THINKING PENIS ENLARGEMENT FIRM HIRE SOMEONE NAMED “LESBIAN” AS A SPOKES-SPAMMER??? It seems…counter-intuitive.

I am sure comments will be closed on THIS entry relatively soon as well. I am SO tired of this. SO tired. Spam-nology has caught up with MT again, it seems, and my e-mail is wrecked by the SAME spammers and my husband, who fixes these things, has to leave town for 5 days. SO. Since comments are likely going to get CLOSED EARLY and not work properly again for a SOLID WEEK, feel free to send me an email I won’t get instead! *weak smile*

And now for soemthign completely different; Here is a darling story about Maisy at Christmas:

My brother planned the Christmas service at his church. Which meant that he picked all the songs and such, and so of course they were all the songs I loved best from childhood. It was a perfect Christmas service, quite frankly, even more so because my brother did the children’s sermon.

For those not familiar, in many churches (my brothers and my own included) at some point in the service the little kids all go up and sit down with the pastor or a parishioner who tells them a little homily or parable, and it is generally very sweet.

SO, all the kids ages 3 – 6 or so troop up and gather around my brother, who is, of course, speaking about Advent and how this is a joyful season where we are waiting for Christ and hope and renewal.

And Bobby is saying that God made the world perfect and lovely, and man borked it up, and how God loved us SO MUCH he could not stand to be separated from us by sin, and so he made a plan! Man had wrecked the world, my brother said, and brought in cruelty and misery, so what did the kids think God decided to do. Hint: THE ANSWER IS, SEND JESUS. Bobby has just covered with them that it is advent, right? This is clearly the answer. Everyone knows it is the answer.

Maisy raises her hand, ooh ooh Mistah Kottah style, just BURSTING to be the one to say it.

SO Bobby says, “Yes, Maisy, what did God do?”
And she says, in her pealing voice, “He FLOODED the ERF and STARTED OVER!”

That’s my girl! Go for the Wrathful Old Testament Answer!

After a morning spent with “Lesbian” and “Porn Video” I’m feeling a little like flooding the erf and starting over myself.

Posted by joshilyn at January 7, 2008 6:18 AM

I love Maisy.

Hateful spiders.

Posted by: daysgoby at January 7, 2008 7:23 AM

I miss that little girl.

Posted by: Karen Abbott at January 7, 2008 8:23 AM

I can just see the holy light shining off of Maisy!

Too bad Noah put a pair of Spiders on that Ark.

Posted by: Amy-Go at January 7, 2008 8:44 AM

The spiders may have found you because of the title of the post had the word Bordello in it....What ya think???

Posted by: jean at January 7, 2008 8:55 AM

I was going to suggest the same as Jean. You have be having infestations due to *ahem* certain words in posts/titles lately. I like the bedroom, btw.

But funnny!! Everybody at our church knows the answer is always, "Jesus/Bible/God!" and they say it just like that, all at once. :D

Posted by: Jess at January 7, 2008 9:03 AM

maisy is too too precious.

and have you considered word verification? i personally hate that, but sometimes it is necessary (like now).

Posted by: janet at January 7, 2008 10:09 AM

I think the erf is being flooded this week. God started in California.

Sorry 'bout the spiders. But your new bedroom is SO LOVELY! Seriously, even without the full effect of the glaze, it's gorgeous. It would NOT bore Nina!

Posted by: Aimee at January 7, 2008 11:03 AM

When Scott returns? Have him port you over to Wordpress. Better spam control. Pinky swear!

I miss Maisy, too.

Posted by: Mir at January 7, 2008 1:38 PM

Sometimes the erf deserves it, dumb spammers.

We'll still be reading, even if you can't hear us.

Posted by: Lisa Milton at January 7, 2008 2:07 PM

Mir beat me to it - WordPress! It will work much, MUCH better for spam control than MT, for real and for true.

I heart Maisy. :-)

Posted by: DebR at January 7, 2008 4:56 PM

Agree about Wordpress, but you'll need more than one plugin, and I'd go to Googlemail, too. x

Posted by: diane at January 7, 2008 5:03 PM

And on behalf of all of us of the L-word persuasion (don't wanna use it for fear it'll bring on more spiders), I apologize, even though I know we personally didn't do it.

And we're not particularly interested in the..er..other stuff you're getting spidered with!

But oh my isn't Maisy just right?! I mean, in general, not perhaps in THAT particular answer.

Posted by: Fran at January 7, 2008 6:37 PM


365 means weekends. Slacker.

Posted by: Lydia at January 7, 2008 10:48 PM

I love Maisy stories. Right now I think Georgia's erf could stand for a little flooding- send the rain from California, Aimee!

Sorry about the spam bots. But your new bedroom is pretty.

Posted by: erinanne at January 7, 2008 10:50 PM

I have a little boy, so I just love the Miss Maisy stories.

Posted by: Heather at January 7, 2008 11:47 PM

I think Maisy got it right: God did flood the "erf" with angels and shepherds and good will and started all over. Thanks for the new way of looking at Christmas Maisy!

Posted by: Marty at January 8, 2008 10:51 AM

The World According Maisy always makes me laugh!

Posted by: Lisa at January 9, 2008 11:23 AM

The Maisy story is too fabulous! Flood the erf, indeed.

Thanks for the additional Connelly suggestions a few posts back (comments now closed, I think -- damn bots). I'm re-reading The Poet and trying to fall in love. But Lehane will always be my main man.....

Posted by: RuthWells at January 9, 2008 9:36 PM

awesome story. So is Karen changing her name?

Posted by: Cele at January 10, 2008 2:02 AM

So, basically, what you're telling us is that the spam on this site is giving the title "Faster Than Kudzu" a brand new meaning...

My sympathies. I killed comments on my blog a couple of years ago for the same reason. Of course, there is a difference between us. You actually have commenters.

Posted by: Dr Chuck Pearson at January 10, 2008 5:39 AM

We love the Maisy stories! I have a little boy who is quite fond of Miss Maisy. We miss her dearly. Happy New Year JJ! I'm sorry the spiders have infested the comments.

Posted by: Melissa Black at January 10, 2008 6:17 PM