Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Flying High...On Life...

So, I just arrived home from a bittersweet visit with the ex, and let's just say I'm in a foul mood due to him telling me his new girlfriend is moving in on Thursday. Suffice it to say, it's going to be difficult to play nice with reviewing blogs. But, I've got a belly full of PBR and a full pack of smokes, so I'll give it the ol' College Try. Ahem.

Coincidentally, I was assigned a fellow Minneapolis blogger to review, namely MN Fly Girl at My Random Thoughts. Now, contrary to popular belief, not all Minnesotans blog about hotdish and snow storms. Some of us blog about sex, some of us blog about music, and some of us blog about delivering pizza. MN Fly Girl blogs about her life as a single mom, career gal, and a military girlfriend.

As far as the template, I have few complaints. She switched to Blogger Beta, which I think she secretly regrets, as most people made the switch when the comments debacle was not yet figured out. She also has a disclaimer, which may or may not help her with the ANG (that's Air National Guard for you civies). I usually would advise against such an exercise in futility, but, hey, when it comes to the military, it can't hurt. My dad is in the ANG, so I definitely sympathize with the bullshit politics. I normally don't like a lot of shit in the sidebar, but it's kind of cool being able to check the west bound traffic heading from St. Paul into downtown Minny on I-35E. Plus, the westbound skyline of the IDS tower and the Wells Fargo building is beautiful at night, so I can't hate on it too much.

As to the content, it's typical personal stuff, nothing too wild, some of it funny and thought provoking, some of it boring (as we all tend to be...yes, even me). She does tend to post a lot about her boyfriend, which would normally get on my nerves (as I am, in no way romantic, and bitterly single), but he's currently in Iraq, so I'll give her a pass on that since my dad is set to go as well in about 2 weeks. So much love and sympathy on that part. She also gets my love on this post, as I never, ever wear my seat belt and am royally pissed about T-Paw passing the cigarette tax. Preach it sister! Damn the man!

My only suggestion is to post a little less about the boyfriend, as it gets a little old after a while. We all know that it sucks dick to be away from a loved one, but talking about it all the time is like twisting the fish hook stuck in your hand and evokes a little less sympathy from me every time you talk about it. More about you, life as a female in the military, and those funny kids of yours, please!

I give it for not completely boring me to tears and having a nice and neat template (i.e. I didn't need to gouge my eyes out)

And I also give it a for representin' Minneapolis so well.

21 comments:

  1. Thank you, Bitter Mistress! I agree about "twisting the fish hook" and I will try to focus on the funnier things. I am the class clown after all.

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  2. Victoria- you're very welcome! Very little to complain about on your site. Keep your head up, he'll be back before you know it!

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  3. Actually, Beta isn't too horrible now that they allow you to edit your template in traditional mode, which is the mode that we know and mildly love of ghetto blogger. Only thing is I have no idea how to switch it back to the widget based template view of Beta.

    Anyway, I like the blog. Not something I would read daily, but I'd add her to my Saturday morning coffee chug fest "No! Really, I'm working and not sitting here trying to sleep it off, I swear" ritual. Agreed that the posts about missing the boyfriend are a bit overdone, but hey, you can't expect someone not to bitch and moan about it on their online web journal.

    Hell, all I do on my own blog is bitch, and it's not even founded on something as painful as being apart from a love one. Nope, it's mostly centered on my hunt for a loved one and how much the opposite sex blows.

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  4. Kitty, I agree about the bitching, as I do it as well, but I was in a bad mood about boys and I just had to point it out.

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  5. And yes, the opposite sex blows big time.

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  6. Yes. Yes they do.

    I'm always in a bad mood about boys, so no need to justify!

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  7. Good lord, again with the "all men suck" routine? Should I just leave? Me and GNVP? Damn.

    Sorry for having a penis. Jeesh.

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  8. Well, obviously you two don't suck cuz you're not trying to get in our pants.

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  9. I can't suck. I'm on a leash about the size of my penis. Yay girlfriends.

    Me and Balls are going to be at the bar talking about the glory of umm, well, balls. You ladies enjoy your tampons and cramps.

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  10. I heard ball get all sweaty and itchy a lot.

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  11. I heard vagana's get all loose and fishy.

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  12. Er vaginas.

    I feel like I should be doing something, but I have nothing to do. I feel so lost without a blog to review. GOOD LORD! KITTY, YELL AT ME TO DO SOMETHING!

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  13. Not mine. It smells like flowers...haha!

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  14. GNVP, have I taught you nothing? FINGER TEST! It's the only way to go, down that is.

    Say what you want about vaginas, but at least we don't have to make sure we don't sit on them, like you guys have to do with your balls.

    Summer's Eve ensures my vag smells so fresh and so clean, clean.

    NOW GO CLEAN MY CAT'S LITTER BOX YOU COCK BAG!

    Heh!

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  15. I kind of like the term "vaganas." It sounds like a southern coloquialism for cooter.

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  16. Now, is the "g" soft? Like, "vajanas"? Or hard, like "vaganas"?

    I've always been partial to "love muff," myself.

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  17. Smells like flowers, huh? I'd inspect;however, one cannot just sniff and not dine.

    That was dirty. I'm a dirty old man. Sorry.

    I'm not cleaning out that little fuckers shitbox, butt sauce. That bitch bit my ass cheeck. You're lucky I didn't throw it against the wall after that.

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  18. Ms. Va-Jay-Jay.

    Nothing beats that.

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  19. She bit your ass because you were trying to fart on her, numb nuts. Wait, I'm sorry. I think you described it as "sit on her" you giant ball of noxious methan.

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  20. I likes the dirty old men...that comment made me pee a little!

    I think it sounds better with a soft "g"

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  21. I dirty young men. I'm averted to saggy balls. What can I say?

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Grow a pair.