Best way to roast the broomstick. Must try. Five Stars.

Exclamation point, exclamation point, exclamation point, exclamation point

One of the drawbacks of maintaining a public website as anyone who has done this will tell you is that the longer you keep writing online the more people you are likely to piss off. At the same time you are also likely to touch more people’s lives and make more connections, more friends, and that is definitely the most rewarding thing about it all, but it’s that increasing amount of people who scorn you that teach you the most about yourself. How thick is your skin? How much can you take? How do you find a way to continue writing in a way that isn’t affected by what those certain people have to say? And most importantly, how do you find the strength to resist submitting their email addresses to the QueerWorld.com mailing list, IT WOULD FEEL OH SO TINGLY IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES.

In the last year it has become almost impossible for me to sit down to write something without wondering what person I am going to offend this time. It’s an involuntary response, automatic, because I’ve learned that there is nothing too small that an opinion can’t be formed about it, like whether or not I use blue in a masthead, or the fact that I have chosen a sans-serif font for body copy, really small things that I wrongly assumed wouldn’t end the world but are in fact so important that because I chose blue and not green I might as well have just peed in someone’s Cheerios.

Because the bad email makes up such a small part of the feedback to this website, though, I feel like it’s part of my job to get over it already. Even though I can’t help flinching once I click “publish” I have to realize that a lot of what people send me is only a projection of themselves, a projection of what they want to see in themselves or their own value system and it really has nothing to do with me personally. It also helps to think of it in terms of someone having a really bad day, that their bad email is just a window into the hard time they are having. It also doesn’t hurt if I just assume that some people are mad crazy psycho.

I tell you this because it’s a question I get a lot, how do I deal with the mean email or the mean comments. To be honest, it’s an ongoing process. One way is to go back and read the supportive email because that’s what it’s there for, and I don’t ever take it for granted. Another way is to laugh about it because some of the stuff that shows up in my inbox is blow-your-mind genius, and after reading a few that I received this week I thought it would be mean of me not to share some of the best here with you.

Email addresses have been removed because otherwise that would be mean, and although you can accuse me of being a bitch I am not a mean bitch. I am the Good Bitch of the North! Also, the text in italics represents my initial reaction to the email with a little bit of Jon’s commentary thrown in.

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Jennifer W:
It vexes me slightly that you are starting to become lazy and self-absorbed – what was once a deeply appreciated view in to a like mind, is becoming a boring look at your to-do list filled with fun, next-step activities in your wow-look-at-me life… please heather – take a step back, reclaim the original you-ness that created this treat i give myself everyday called dooce.com – and stop acting so average like some lotto ticket winner…

[You know what other treat you should give yourself everyday? An enema.]

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abbas:
you have a good blog. please put your sexual picture in your weblog.

[Hey, Mahir, is that you?]

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Mindy S:
Oh, dear dooce, I haven’t the slightest problem with you publicly humiliating your dog but this time you’ve gone too far. Those christmas lights merrily draped around the poor pooch contain high levels of lead. Do you not read the warnings? Lead, dooce, lead.

[Deep breaths, Mindy, deep breaths.]

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Keri R:
i used to find your writing clever….but lately, it stinks. switch meds. your grammar is terrible. when you land a book deal the editor will commit suicide before your hardback hits the shelf. (and depression is a disorder, not a disease….although the scary things you do to your kid’s hair might change the order of things)

[Need we talk about the non-capitalized sentences? Need we talk about meds?]

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TDepaz:
Your site has gotten pathetic since either Jon came home and your mind turned to mush or when you became too mesmerized by your own ads to actually type anything interesting anymore! help!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If this continues I wont be reading anymore.

[Can’t talk, looking at ads.]

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Jena S:
Sweaty goat balls = Dooce’s new look

[Dude, that’s totally going to be my next tagline: NOW WITH SWEATY GOAT BALLS!]

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Alex S:
are you mocking syphilis??? when did this start, you bigot!

i remember when i used to think you where cool. what happened?

[I don’t hate the disease, I just disagree with the lifestyle of the disease.]

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Jeff S:
some kids may get cuter as they get older if you are lucky.

[And some cranky men obviously haven’t been laid recently. It’ll happen if you are lucky!]

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Apurva P:
Blurbomat all of a sudden puts liberal/democrat party type propaganda on his site. I know we have the 1st amedment but when you turn your personal little blog into a launching pad of political diatribe, I cannot support that – esp when you’re planning on schillling your goods.

I didn’t like the latest picture of Jon flipping off the camera , as my son was with me.. Daddy, what does that mean.. It’s enough to be bombard in the news, tv, but you’d think dooce.com woulnd’t have crap like that.

[Blink… blink, blink… you’d think someone had never read my website before.]

Anyways, I no longer view your work as cute and insightful into being a mother in Utah, but now I think you’ve just gotten way too big for your britches now that you’re getting paid.

You’ve sold out in the worst way. I used to care for you and your family, now I just pity you.

[Would it have changed your mind if I had sold out in the best way?]

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Asian34:
You’ve sold out and lost a reader. You should change your header to “Dooce-Viva la mighty DOLLAR!”

[Thanks for the suggestion, but it just doesn’t have that sweaty goat ball ring to it.]

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Michelle W:
your website sux. I loved reading your daily posts and now I can’t even wade through all the bullshit ads. Why on earth would you do this ? Couldn’t you just pick ONE endorsement ? ARE YOU THAT GREEDY ?????

[Yes. And no. But kind of, yeah.]

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Tiffany R:
I do have to admit, you are funny when you write about some things and I wish I could just enjoy your website’s funny stories without stumbling across random swear words and false doctrine about my church, but I can’t. It’s everywhere! Talk about a chip on your shoulder! I know there is such a thing as free speech so no one can tell you what to not write. But some of the things you write…I don’t know. Let’s just say I don’t want to be standing next to you on judgement day. The trap door to hell will open and I might fall in with you. (Sorry, I guess that wasn’t very Christian of me.)

[Technically, your church doesn’t believe in trapdoors or hell.]

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Keri R:
I can’t stand you.

and your webpage looks cluttered and sloppy and so full of CRAP. it looks like shit.

your writing is shit.

i’ve deleted you from my bookmarks.

i’m starting an “I Hate Dooce” club.

I’ll send you the link.

[Look who it is again! Keri R! Not surprisingly, this is only the second of several hateful emails she has sent me, but I didn’t include the others here because they were disappointingly mediocre in their display of hatefulness. Yawn. I like haters who excel!]

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Robert N:
You just blather on about your precocious child, your depression, and your family. What are you trying to say and why should I visit? You seem to be a bright person but totally devoid of insight. All is vanity…

[Vanity. Like sending condescending emails to strangers?]

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Walter G:
Everything that you gained will be taken away from you. You are simply a Man-Hating Psycho Lesbian Jealous Feminist! I predict bannishment to the Island of FagLesbian or a re-adjustment camp for you and your ilk!

[The Island of FagLesbian? That only sounds like ONE BIG PARTY. Send me now!]

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Mary B:
I am getting the distinct impression that you despise motherhood, and hate your life in Utah. Am I correct in this perception? If so, Leta is going to grow up thinking her mother hated her and hated taking care of her. That can’t be a good thing….for Leta.

[Mary B, let me introduce you to someone. Jeff S, this is Mary B. Mary B, meet Jeff S.]

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Rachel N:
you know, i was gonna just send an email to say that you’re the offspring of people having sex with animals..but that really is digressive isn’t it. my goodness, this is really immature, no?

all in all, women like you seriously have no business having kids at this juncture. i’m sure you love your girl, but kids need more than love. they need happy, mature parents.

[I didn’t have a response to this email because I was too high from the cocaine I just snorted off Leta’s bare tummy.]

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George M:
My girlfriend pointed me toward your site. I have never read such self indulgent shit in all my life. I now know why she was laughing so hard. You are so pathetic. Get a life. How can anyone talk about their dog, baby shit, etc ad nauseum. Do something. Work in a charity. Get a job. Loser.

[Wait, you have a girlfriend? Still?]

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Shannon W:
You have really crossed the line now!!!!!!! I was shocked and very unhappy to see the cover of the book that my uncle worte on the front page of your blog. I always knew that you would mock anything that had to do with the curch, but this really hit home. My uncle worked really hard on putting this book together. A ton of time and effort went into it, and here you are mocking it. This book has helped people, and here you are mocking it.

When I see people mocking all this in someone that I love I STAND UP FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can’t believe that you have stooped so low!

[I got this email yesterday and read it aloud to Jon and GEORGE! Each time she used an exclamation point I said it out loud, “Exclamation point, exclamation point, exclamation point, exclamation point, exclamation point, exclamation point, exclamation point, exclamation point.” After I was done the room just sat there silent until GEORGE! said, “Ask her if she’s hot.” It may just turn out that my hatemail is the perfect place for GEORGE! to meet Mormon women.]

  • Jaci

    Twenty comments popped up while I was registering to comment about how much I appreciate your writing and your stories. 117 strangers probably love you and one more doesn’t make a difference…but I wanted to let you know (with a squirming 15month old on my lap and a tooth throbbing-ache in my mouth) that you are helpful. I haven’t had the same experiences as you but I feel that we have had similiar things go on and because of your blog, I feel less alone. And I appreciate that. I know that there are others out there who need that, too.

  • SassyPants

    I’m a first-time commenter here, but I wanted to say that you truly have a gift and your writing-style is not only clever but has an undeniably witty charm to it that is too seldom found.

    You’ll never please everyone, but look at the vast majority that check your site everyday when they log onto their computer. We love you Dooce! Just keep doing what you do best girl. I’ll keep reading.

  • What really bugs me is the people tend to call anything fulfilling “selfish.” OK, sure, there’s a self indulgent quality to any creative endeavor, but why is this wrong? Why is it so terrible to pursue something you love doing, something you’ve got a knack for, and (shudder) try to make a living from it?

    ANSWER: It’s not.

    I hear FagLesbian Island is a great place to go when you’re experimenting in college.

  • I am shocked and outraged at the outrage and shock.

    I think you have dealt with the shock and awe in the perfect way: answering those dissenters without providing them anymore publicity. Plus, every hate mail because blog fodder. Win win in my book.

  • Silly people with envy & hate go Dooce yourselfs exclamation point exclamation point exclamation point!

    I personally don’t find that Heather’s writing, style, insight, or perfect & hilarious snarkiness has done anything but matured. And I like it.

    Besides, the Dooce posse wouldn’t all fit through the stupid “trap door.” You have to live with us!

  • janey83

    I don’t adore you as a god, Heather. Sorry. But I do respect you as a person, and I like reading your site. I don’t always agree with you, and while I’m SO sure you want to hear my specific reasons for not agreeing with you or sharing your brain or only ever thinking the same thoughts, I’m just going to have to assume that you already realize that no two people in the entire universe are ever going to have the same feelings about the same things.

    Like when you posted about Jon farting to make George laugh–I was like, ew! Yet I strangely did not have the impulse to take precious minutes out of my day to tell you how I did not agree with that, and oddly, not agreeing with you did not make my head implode.

    With that said I don’t think you are particularly brave or special to share your thoughts with us, but for putting up with people and letting us contact you even though you KNOW there are people (myself sometimes included) who have not grown up yet, you must be commended.

    I will also say that sometimes the things you say shock me, they often amuse me, and sometimes I even -agree-, but in no way or form are you ever obligated to change who you are to please me, some random stranger who you don’t even know. I know, how kind of me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Nickie

    You affect people’s life every day, for better or worse.

    How fucking cool is that?

    Thanks for the laughs ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sadiebeth

    Heather-
    I just wanted to tell you how much i absolutely LOVE your website!!! i HAVE to read it everyday!! Your family is so cute! Keep up the great writing!!

    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  • That was great! I cried when I went to ikissyou.org (I have home-car). More links like that please. How much time do these people spend writing hate mail for all the things that they are constantly offended by?

  • You’re a great writer who’s offering valuable insights You have inspired me and lots and lots of others to write.

    What really bugs me is that people tend to call anything fulfilling “selfish.” OK, sure, there’s a self indulgent quality to any creative endeavor, but why is this wrong? Why is it so terrible to pursue something you love doing, something you’ve got a knack for, and (shudder) try to make a living from it?

    ANSWER: It’s not.

    I hear FagLesbian Island is a great place to go when you’re experimenting in college.

  • megan

    I haven’t commented before, but I love your site and read it obsessively (I’m hoping my employer doesn’t monitor my internet activity). I often have to keep from laughing out loud here in my cubicle farm.

    I worry for these people who have the time to send such horrible, poorly-written emails.

    (and please, please, please use the sweaty goat balls tagline)

    p.s. I love your new haircut, too, and Leta is exceedingly adorable.

  • esthela

    I don’t remember ever reading the entry you wrote about how you’re the perfect mom, wife, human being that gives these people an excuse to point out to you that you are in fact not perfect. Don’t they get that you KNOW that and you’re OK with that and that you have an amazing sense of humor about THAT. Put me on the side of people who GET you Heather.

  • Amy

    I will only keep reading IF and only IF I get to be the Vice President of the Man-Hating Psycho Lesbian Jealous Feminist Club!!

    It is so much fun to read between the lines of miserable people, who have nothing better to do than send hate mail to a website THEY TYPE IN THE COMPUTER.

    Another reason why I love the internet, especially with this site on it!

  • sadiebeth

    Heather-
    I just wanted to tell you how much i absolutely LOVE your website!!! i HAVE to read it everyday!! Your family is so cute! Keep up the great writing!!

    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I’m pretty sure that I want to kick all of those people in the face. I only met you once in person, (at the austin meet and greet) but my impression was that you and Jon were some of the kindest people I’ve ever spent an afternoon with. I absolutley love your website, and I think what you are doing is amazing. I can’t believe people can be so narrow-minded and shallow. Oh, and I’m pretty sure you have the cutest kid ever.

  • LIBERAL FOR DOOCE

    Heather, you are awesome. I don’t know how you do it.

    When my blog was getting max of 10 readers a day, I was getting hate mail, which was totally unbelievable to me.

    A personal blog is a personal blog- you are entitled to say whatever you want!

    I put up my middle finger to all of the jerks. They’re entitled to their own opinion, but for goodness sakes, GO CLICK SOMEWHERE ELSE! It’s called freedom of speech.

    Karma, people.

    LIBERAL FOR PEACE

  • sadiebeth

    Heather-
    I just wanted to tell you how much i absolutely LOVE your website!!! i HAVE to read it everyday!! Your family is so cute! Keep up the great writing!!

    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Meg

    I. Had. No. Idea. These. People. Thought. Anyone. Cared.

    I wrote a nasty email ONCE to a web site and it was to Fred Phelps! He told me I was going to hell! I was like, “AWESOME!”

    Because I think all the good people are in Fred Phelps’ Hell.

    Heather, I’m glad you just keep being you.

  • I once (yesterday) got into a very mild fight in a comments section of a some blog. It ruined my day. I don’t know how you do it – staying so constantly genuine in the face of that. But I’m glad you do.

  • Elizabeth

    Well…I’m not sure why anyone would take the time to login just so they could spew venomous ack at someone they don’t know (she said as she had logged in to make a comment to someone she doesn’t even know). Your website is just fine. Otherwise why would anyone read it? I happen to enjoy reading it. I like Chuck. I like Leta. I like Jon, and of course I like you. I think what’s-her-name should realize that using exclamnation points on the Web is a privilege, not a right. I hope you appreciate how long it took me to look up the spelling of privilege. By the way, check out the Music Genome Project, if you’re not already familiar with it. Go to Pandora.com. You can tell them what kind of music you want to hear. I think it’s really funny because they won’t play what you want but they’ll play what they think you should want to hear. So get on with you life and enjoy spring. The snow has just melted where I live and we’re having mud season.

  • Well that was certainly entertaining. Thank you for spreading around the ire. To me, such hate mail would be terribly gratifying to receive. Especially since, for the most part, it seems strangely surreal. Of course hate mail is probably much better when it’s adressed to someone else.

    For the little it’s worth, I know you’ll be keeping up the “good” work, you have such a natural gift.

  • Amy

    I will only keep reading IF and only IF I get to be the Vice President of the Man-Hating Psycho Lesbian Jealous Feminist Club!!

    It is so much fun to read between the lines of miserable people, who have nothing better to do than send hate mail to a website THEY TYPE IN THE COMPUTER.

    Another reason why I love the internet, especially with this site on it!

  • What I don’t understand is why these people keep reading this blog รขโ‚ฌโ€ unless you’re taking a page from the Clockwork Orange handbook and are snatching innocent, non-poop talking people off the street, prying their eyes open and forcing them to read.

    Are you really doing that? If so, can you come snatch me.

    I hope to grow up to be you someday … except I’m older than you. I hope to grow down to you some day.

    Cheers to the dooce meanies for making me love to laugh at those who are more ludicrous than I am.

  • Methos04

    Hey! I like your site AND I found out about it just a few weeks ago AND on top of that your site was just mentioned in a Swiss journal (exclamation mark). That will bring a HUGE number of new readers… so as soon as all those weired people stop reading stuff they do not like … they will be replaced by new fans ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Forgot to add..

    Do goat balls sweat? Interesting.

  • Amy

    I will only keep reading IF and only IF I get to be the Vice President of the Man-Hating Psycho Lesbian Jealous Feminist Club!!

    It is so much fun to read between the lines of miserable people, who have nothing better to do than send hate mail to a website THEY TYPE IN THE COMPUTER.

    Another reason why I love the internet, especially with this site on it!

  • I’m pretty sure that I want to kick all of those people in the face. I only met you once in person, (at the austin meet and greet) but my impression was that you and Jon were some of the kindest people I’ve ever spent an afternoon with. I absolutley love your website, and I think what you are doing is amazing. I can’t believe people can be so narrow-minded and shallow. Oh, and I’m pretty sure you have the cutest kid ever.

  • Amy

    I will only keep reading IF and only IF I get to be the Vice President of the Man-Hating Psycho Lesbian Jealous Feminist Club!!

    It is so much fun to read between the lines of miserable people, who have nothing better to do than send hate mail to a website THEY TYPE IN THE COMPUTER.

    Another reason why I love the internet, especially with this site on it!

  • Forgot to add..

    Do goat balls sweat? Interesting.

  • I’m pretty sure that I want to kick all of those people in the face. I only met you once in person, (at the austin meet and greet) but my impression was that you and Jon were some of the kindest people I’ve ever spent an afternoon with. I absolutley love your website, and I think what you are doing is amazing. I can’t believe people can be so narrow-minded and shallow. Oh, and I’m pretty sure you have the cutest kid ever.

  • Well that was certainly entertaining. Thank you for spreading around the ire. To me, such hate mail would be terribly gratifying to receive. Especially since, for the most part, it seems strangely surreal. Of course hate mail is probably much better when it’s adressed to someone else.

    For the little it’s worth, I know you’ll be keeping up the “good” work, you have such a natural gift.

  • The Island of FagLesbian? I want to move there and dress my dog in Christmas lights. I’ll throw sweaty goat balls for him to chase, while I wait for the kids to bring me alcohol, because isn’t that why I had kids in the first place?

    I think the haters spend far too much time in Stepford.

  • WTF is wrong with people? Morons.

  • Oh good grief. What is wrong with people? Oh, right: they’re pathetic, humorless, twits who haven’t figured out where the off button on their laptop is. Poor things.

    Dooce, keep up the good work. I’d love to have my website covered with “The Man’s” ads if it meant I could quit this godforsaken job.

    Fuck em if they can’t take a joke.

  • What I don’t understand is why these people keep reading this blog รขโ‚ฌโ€ unless you’re taking a page from the Clockwork Orange handbook and are snatching innocent, non-poop talking people off the street, prying their eyes open and forcing them to read.

    Are you really doing that? If so, can you come snatch me.

    I hope to grow up to be you someday … except I’m older than you. I hope to grow down to you some day.

    Cheers to the dooce meanies for making me love to laugh at those who are more ludicrous than I am.

  • Methos04

    Hey! I like your site AND I found out about it just a few weeks ago AND on top of that your site was just mentioned in a Swiss journal (exclamation mark). That will bring a HUGE number of new readers… so as soon as all those weired people stop reading stuff they do not like … they will be replaced by new fans ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Is there a Canadian Version of Island of FagLesbian ? Because I think Heather’s hair is hot. I also find terrible grammar, and pathetic sell-out syphilis mockers extremely sexy.

  • I really admire the fact that you’ve chosen to view these ridiculous barbs as the COMEDY GOLD that they are.

    My favorite: Tiffany R’s insight that “no one can tell you what to not write.” She’s so right! Heather, I request that you take some time to not write a post comparing and contrasting the architecture of the 50 state capitol buildings.

    p.s. big props to you and your cute hair.

  • I’m pretty sure that I want to kick all of those people in the face. I only met you once in person, (at the austin meet and greet) but my impression was that you and Jon were some of the kindest people I’ve ever spent an afternoon with. I absolutley love your website, and I think what you are doing is amazing. I can’t believe people can be so narrow-minded and shallow. Oh, and I’m pretty sure you have the cutest kid ever.

  • Emily

    Those e-mails are hysterical. But here’s the thing I don’t understand: When people dislike something, a website in this case, why do they insist on sending hate mail? When I go to a website I don’t like, I simply click out of it and never go back. I’ve never felt compelled to send a piece of hate mail in my life. I’m a huge Internet nerd, but I still don’t understand why people don’t just get lives and move on with it. Why send nasty e-mails? What is the purpose? Especially if they aren’t even intelligent and nasty.

    But at least those of us who aren’t psychos can get a good laugh from this, right?

  • that was great! I started crying when I went to ikissyou.org. (I have home-car) More links like that please. how much time do these people spend writing hatemail and being offended?

  • ShortGrl

    Okay, I hate to ask this, but I have a job that gets in the way. ๐Ÿ™‚ Where are these pictures of your awesome hair cut?

  • kdoll

    my initial reaction to reading those emails was frustration… i can’t imagine opening my email and reading that shit. you’re a strong person, heather!

    and then the more i read… the more i actually giggled. some of those people take like FAR too serious. they’re JEALOUS of you, they want to be at home with beautiful leta all day being adored by people all over the country (and probably the world)! we’re all different, every single one of us. why can’t we all accept that we’re different, celebrate those differences, and be friends? i know that’ll never happpen, but i sure wish it would.

    heather, keep being you. these people who are complaining– whyyyy are they still reading your blog? give it up people!!!

    keep on keein’ on, heather. i enjoy reading you EVERY DAY.

    thank you!

  • TTG

    I think Keri R is actually Keri Russell. She’s jealous that someone in the world has better hair than she does, and probably also very angry that “Felicity” is no longer on the air.

  • I enjoyed the email saying how the person can’t stand you preaching your liberal propoganda on your personal site.

    How dare any of you spout out your own thoughts and beliefs. On your own personal site, no less!

    Forshame.

  • that was great! I started crying when I went to ikissyou.org. more links like that please. how much time do these people spend writing hatemail and being offended?

  • kdoll

    my initial reaction to reading those emails was frustration… i can’t imagine opening my email and reading that shit. you’re a strong person, heather!

    and then the more i read… the more i actually giggled. some of those people take like FAR too serious. they’re JEALOUS of you, they want to be at home with beautiful leta all day being adored by people all over the country (and probably the world)! we’re all different, every single one of us. why can’t we all accept that we’re different, celebrate those differences, and be friends? i know that’ll never happpen, but i sure wish it would.

    heather, keep being you. these people who are complaining– whyyyy are they still reading your blog? give it up people!!!

    keep on keein’ on, heather. i enjoy reading you EVERY DAY.

    thank you!

  • TTG

    I think Keri R is actually Keri Russell. She’s jealous that someone in the world has better hair than she does, and probably also very angry that “Felicity” is no longer on the air.

  • ShimmyShea

    Look, I know there’s such a thing as free speech and everything, but why is it so hard for these people to just not visit your site? If they don’t agree with what you have to say, then don’t type the damn link into the browser.

    It’s the exact same reason I don’t read any of Ann Coulter’s stuff. I think she’s a douchebag, so I’m not going to waste my time with it. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinions.

  • I enjoyed the email saying how the person can’t stand you preaching your liberal propoganda on your personal site.

    How dare any of you spout out your own thoughts and beliefs. On your own personal site, no less!

    Forshame.

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