Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


They call ME unsophisticated

Calling a truce.

*waving the white flag*

Ok, I will stipulate to the following:

I do blog about using the potty.
I do blog about hunky guys and have a "hottie of the day" and a hunk of the week every Friday.
I do blog about many unspeakable things.

And, guess what? I don't want to be in the blog snobs club anymore. Yes, yes, they are WAY more sophisticated than to post sex entries. (I actually think this link is funny, but a little below the Cotillion standards, wouldn't one say?) That is fine. I have my audience (apparently a larger one than them - see the score.) Sorry to my readers that I am so low brow. I hope you don't lose IQ points or lust in your heart. I find it hard to believe that none of these holier than thou commenters never look at a man and think "wow, he's hot" and I'm sure none of them read while on the toilet.

Ok, I'm rude and crude. Acknowledged. But, a simple email response was all I had asked for. *shrug* I would think ones so worldly and sophisticated would have been taught better than that.

P.S. If you are just going to be rude to me and my friends in the comments, you will be deleted. I find it odd that I'm the one being called unsophisticated, yet the defenders of the genteel resort to name calling and ridicule. Now, THAT is classy. And, according to some, that is a REALLY big insult for someone like me to be calling someone else rude. If you think I'm that awful, don't waste the keystrokes commenting. Just head back to the blog snobs.

Let's look at the score:
me vs. them

Blog war over.


  • At 10:37 PM, September 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It’s not a matter of acting holier than thou or saying whether one notices an attractive man in their daily life. It’s a matter of blogging about it, for cripe’s sake. Is life that empty? Is this a high school blog? You have three children, apparently a doting husband. You have friends and a life, it would seem. Focus on them. Do you plan to teach your children that ogling men and/or women is appropriate? Is this a way to respect men and/or women? I’m not sayin’, I’m just sayin’.

    The members of the cotillion, certainly with some exceptions such as the year-old link you threw in, blog about issues relevant to a wider audience than what man you think is hot today (who seem, by the way, to include anyone without a shirt or anyone that society deems hunky – have you taste of your own?) To whom are you blogging when you do this? Your husband? Wonderful that he’s so secure and has no fear that you’ll truly run off to bed these men, but it’s disrespectful nonetheless – at least by cotillion standards.

    I’m guessing he’s not big on checking out shirtless guys when checking out your blog. I guess you are blogging for yourself or some frustrated ladies and gay men. Well, then good, that’s your niche. That’s not the cotillion niche.

    Point is, it’s simply a bit trashy – let’s face it – to be talking about wanting to “do” other men. For cripe’s sake, have some dignity and show respect to your man.

    As for the site meter, the masses always appeal to the lowest common denominator. Why brag about being the National Enquirer of blogging? Besides, the main cotillion site is a clearinghouse of sorts. Most of our various readers go straight to whatever cotillion member site directly. As if we really care about quantity anyways. We don’t. We care about quality.

    Frankly, barring more venom from your friend, I plan to put this conversation to bed. I trust I’ve provided help. I’ve spent far too much time trying to be of assistance.

  • At 10:56 PM, September 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My goodness, but the good "ladies" can't leave it alone, can they? Apparently we need "dignity" lessons. Oh, my.... what would we do without our betters?

    I've got an idea. Why don't you anonymous "ladies" stick to your "sophisticated" posts, sip your tea and sit on your blocks of ice and leave the real world to those of us who live in it.

    No one asked you over here. The whole point of AoM's original post was that no one at your dignified blog would even send her an email letting her know she wasn't wanted. So, run along and don't let the door hit you on your tight ass on the way out.

  • At 11:06 PM, September 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    AoM: BTW, ya think they have our favorite blonde, rich, snobby nanny in their ranks, 'cause this is all sounding WAY too familiar?

  • At 11:07 PM, September 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Might I just say to the cotillion, KISS THE FATTEST PART OF MY ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Class goes far beyond words. Actions are tied to one's classiness or in the "cotillion's" case lack there of. A simple thank you for your interest but we don't think your style would blend well with ours is all it takes.

    Just in case I didn't clear it up to begin with...Fattest part of my cotillion chicks...kiss it....

    OH, btw...AOM, I've got eczema, have had my whole life. I have pointers and ideas if you wish....

  • At 11:35 PM, September 19, 2005, Blogger cashin said…

    unsophisiticated bloggers, UNITE, form of....INSULT

  • At 11:35 PM, September 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm a different anonymous; the Cotillion Blogroll is widely circulated. Most people who read Cotillion members have the BR on their own page and access who they want to read from there. I receive many more hits daily than the Cotillion hub, but a large part of those visitors are at my site BECAUSE of Cotillion. Now, I'm not familiar with your blog but you're attacking my girls, there are inner workings that you are unaware of and it's not wise to assume anything. We have had two of our administrators mostly unavailable as of late, for different reasons, and much of the responsibilites have fallen on the shoulders of one person. One person to deal with this project and the growing pains it's working through. I'm sorry that you felt put off, but you need to suck it up. Last week I e-mailed Michelle Malkin twice in order to promote an important theme I was posting on and she didn't link me. I'm not upset, I'm not hurt, it's just simply the 'sphere. I'll chose to be an adult and handle it as such.

  • At 11:59 PM, September 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I miss 2 days of coming here and miss a war. *sigh* I never get to have any fun. AoM I'd rather read you than the Cotilion. I don't mind some of them but for the most part cliques suck. Rock on AoM. :-)

  • At 5:15 AM, September 20, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Let's just let it go people.

    All I said was that I was a little bit hurt that I couldn't even warrant an email saying thanks, but no thanks.

    And, it isn't like I didn't send these few emails yesterday and expected an immediate answer. I emailed the webmistresses a few times over the past few months.

    I think we need to let it go. They certainly have their audience and I enjoyed going over there from time to time to read what they had to say.

    Sorry I haven't had much too say lately that is of high interest to others. Sorry if I offended anyone's delicate sensibilities by posting pictures of attractive men and mentioning that I actually read while using the potty. I consider these things part of daily life.

    As far as "ogling" men and women, if it isn't causing problems in my marriage, then it obviously isn't a problem. And, no one asked for your opinion or advice in that matter. Did you notice that my husband was my hunk of the week a few weeks back? Probably not.

    And, if I'm so trashy and it bothers you so much, why are you here? Whenever I go to a blog that I find offensive, I don't go there and I certainly don't make return trips back.

  • At 6:53 AM, September 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Second anon, you seriously compared the Cotillion with Michelle Malkin? I would almost expect to not receive a reply from Malkin, but the Cotillion isn't anywhere close to being in the same league as her and as such they should have time to reply at some point.

  • At 9:02 AM, September 20, 2005, Blogger Beth said…

    Let's just let it go people.

    All I said was that I was a little bit hurt that I couldn't even warrant an email saying thanks, but no thanks.

    No, that's NOT all you said. Honestly, we're having a good laugh about it, but don't sit there and play the victim, then take silly potshots, and then whine that you "just said" you were a little hurt.

    This little "blog war" (please, none of us have the time or inclination) is PRECISELY indicative of why none of us even know you. Anyone who engages in silly blog vs. blog crap like THIS, of all things (not even about a REAL ISSUE) isn't someone I care to read.

    P.S.: Maybe you'd like to compare the combined stats of Cotillion bloggers against yours, before you do something silly like compare a hub site that we only use as a holding place with your stats? Ya look like an amateur making those comparisons.

  • At 9:13 AM, September 20, 2005, Blogger Gadfly said…

    You know

    I didn't know why you would want to be associated with this cotillion crowd in the first place. Texas chicks can be tough and be ladies at the same time. The bustle crowd view tough as vulgar.

    Forget them. They're irrelevant.

  • At 9:16 AM, September 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Gadfly: Good point. Apparently, these "ladies" have nothing better to do than float about dispensing unsolicited advice and making holier-than-thou judgements on people. You know, when they aren't sipping tea and discussing really important things like what color they should dye their hair this week.

    To all the "ladies": Go home.

  • At 9:59 AM, September 20, 2005, Blogger Beth said…

    Y'know what? I was going to post my response but frankly, I'm not feeding you a link or traffic because you decided to play the victim by attacking A FRIEND OF MINE. So tough shit.

    First of all, if you all don't get the "Cotillion" moniker being tongue in cheek, then I can't help you. You can't teach smart. Would "Bordello" have been more pleasing to your sensibilities? "Cheerleading Squad?" I don't claim to be a creative advertising genius with giving names to groups or whatever (see also: the name of my blog). If those of you who think "Cotillion" is a bunch of freakin' debutantes, I'd suggest you just start with MY blog, since the name was my idea.

    Now, for you AoM: First of all, you weren't invited because no one had heard of you. There are what, ten million blogs out there? We're supposed to cull through each and every one and send invitations from there?

    Second: It wouldn't hurt if I thought you even read any of the member blogs--I don't see one on your blogroll. Why would you even WANT in? For link whoring? Join the Alliance or some other link-farm. That's not what this is about.

    Third: I hate to be so blunt, but do you have any idea how much email I get? Fact: some email does not get a response, not because it's being IGNORED, but because it's not urgent. Eventually, a lot of those get forgotten or just blown off because of the amount of time that's elapsed. As far as Jody and Janette go, they've HAD REAL LIFE ISSUES that have not only kept them from blogging on a regular basis, but also from email like this. Get over yourself; real life for most of us takes priority.

    I personally didn't "blow off" your email because of the content here; in fact, I've yet to read any of it. Knowing Jody and Janette as well as I do, I suspect that's the case with them as well. There are various reasons why each blog is part of Cotillion, but one constant is that none of us are big whiny babies like your "no fair" post would indicate.

    And without question, none of us are the kind of women who would act like the kid who didn't get invited to the party or whatever. How silly and childish! (That's not just for AoM, that's mainly for you commenters like Kat and a couple others.)

    Flame away, little girls--I'm not so easily hurt. I just don't give a rat's ass.

  • At 10:07 AM, September 20, 2005, Blogger Beth said…

    ...And I'll go out on a limb here and say this on behalf of ALL of us:

    I have received several emails over the past year from the wife of the former president of the Bank of Nigeria, and I have yet to respond to her. I generally don't respond to either spam OR somebody I've never heard of wanting something from me.

  • At 10:11 AM, September 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wow. You just can't seem to keep your mouth shut, can you, dear?

    First, I'm not whining because I wasn't "invited" to your little cotillion party. I wandered over here and found my friend being insulted as to the content of her blog. That's a big no-no in my book.

    Again, why don't you just go home? You and your buddies have insulted my friend enough. If all this doesn't matter to you, why are you still fucking here?

  • At 10:13 AM, September 20, 2005, Blogger Swankette said…

    AoM: Stay far away from the snobby ladies! I'm a lefty west-coaster, and reading your posts about using the potty and hotties of the day and other unspeakable things keep me reading, and help me realize that left,right, or center we're not so different after all.

    And personally, if I think my hubby has missed a hottie while walking down the street I'll point her out to him. After all, it's me he's walking with!

  • At 10:24 AM, September 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Actually Beth, if you read more carefully (well that's right you can't teach smarts, certainly not to a stuck up little bitch like you) you will see that your friend started with the attacks (this is in the original I Hate Being Left Out post). AoM even characterized your site as "lovely". She was attacked by anonymous "insider" and the flame war began. You have only continued the attack and as such I respond in kind.

  • At 10:49 AM, September 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    AoD: We're agreeing again. This just CAN'T be right. ;)

  • At 11:00 AM, September 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well I wonder where the balance will come from on that issue. Or is this the balance?

    (yes this is referencing your post last week)


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