September 9, 2009

Melissa and the Blog

My friend Melissa mercilessly makes fun of my blog (that's why I like her), yet also always wants to be in it.

"Why am I never in your lame-0 blog?" she whined a few weeks ago.

I asked her if she had ever actually read my blog. "If you're in my blog," I reminded her, "Typically it isn't because you've done something good."

If anything, my actions and behaviors with and around Melissa are generally more blogworthy than hers. By all measures, Melissa is my polar opposite: cultured and refined, well-mannered and polite, Melissa serves her kids their Sunday dinners on her wedding china to teach them good table etiquette. I'm a plastic cup kind of girl. Needless to say, whenever we are together, it's usually me who makes the inappropriate comment, runs out of diapers at an inopportune moment, or has the kid who pukes on the mall manikin.

Up until this week, Melissa has stayed off my blog radar. On Sunday, everything changed. Melissa and her family spent the afternoon with us because their house is up for sale and their realtor was holding a two-hour open house. Because of this, Melissa also brought her dog, a little Maltese named Pepper.

Upon entering our house, Pepper sniffed the perimeter of the basement and then, finding a suitable spot in the far corner, proceeded to have a large bowel movement.

"Oh my! Oh my!" Melissa cried, shaking with embarrassment and shame. "I'm so unbelievably sorry!" she apologized.

I just smiled and gave her a hug.

"Congratulations," my husband told her. "You've just made the blog."

31 comments

Desert Rose said...

While searching for new blogs to follow, I ran into yours. From what I have read, you've got some really funny stuff. Your blog name itself was a definate eye catcher, and then the design you chose for the top is Great!! So you've gained another follower!

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Congrats Melissa! Poop = Blog mention!!

EBPitcher said...

You had me laughing out loud tonight! Thanks! (Sorry, Melissa!)

Michelle said...

Too funny! I haven't had any friends complain about not being on my blog yet.

loriaj61 said...

I love it!! Melissa congratulations on making the blog! I love this blog. I just started following it about a couple of weeks ago and I haven't laughed so much in quite some time. I look forward each day to your comments!!

Scrapingirl said...

Be careful what you wish for. :)

Kirsha said...

I found your blog from another friends and just love your real life stories!!! This same thing happened to me and I too just about died!!! love it!

That Kind of Girl said...

It's official: "Oh my! Oh my! I'm so unbelievably sorry!" is flat-out the cutest apology I've ever heard. It sounds like dialogue from a very prim children's book.

Glad Melissa got blog mention!

Twincerely,Olga said...

Hi! I love your blog!! you are so funny!! I am new so I hope you'll stop by

Mrs. Ohtobe said...

I've noticed over time how life has improved for the most part due to blogging. The kids have learned that when they do something insane and I get that far away look, they know it will be on the blog tomorrow. Strangely enough, none of em want to make my blog though! lol

Tamis said...

Wow, Melissa--bet you wish you hadn't said anything about the lame-o-blog now!

Dogs like kids are unpredictable, wouldn't ya say!

{Kiki} said...

That's awesome. Awesome that your friend finally made the blog, not awesome that the pooch dropped a bomb. Thanks for making me laugh. I needed it. Take care.
-Kiki
*If YOU want to laugh, I have some fashion disasters from childhood on my blog today {Mama's In Time Out}.

feefifoto said...

I (kind of) thought when I began blogging that I'd never reach for the camera or keyboard before the cleaning supplies, but I got over that resolution pretty quickly.

Mommy of Princess Tater Tot said...

Too funny!
Are you sure the dog's name is Pepper...or Pooper? Ba-dum-dum

likeschocolate said...

Sounds like it is dangerous to be your friend.

Lindy said...

My friends and family do the same thing. Anything out of the ordinary happens and someone always shouts out "you made the blog!"

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

That. Is. Perfect.

Fortunately, none of my friends read my blog. Which is a good thing. If they really knew what I thought and felt DEEP WAY DOWN, they might stop calling me.

~Mama Skates~ said...

haha, hilarious!

Too Many Hats said...

Hehehe - be careful what you wish for, Melissa :)

Casey said...

My friend brought her Maltese to my house and he did the exact same thing. However she refused to clean it up because it wasn't her house. Excuse me? If my dog pooped in her house I would clean it up, just like I do at MY house. At least your friend was kind enough to clean up after her dog.

Helen said...

ROFL!

Tiffany said...

Classic.

Ann said...

AWESOME!!! So great that your husband proclaimed it!! ; )

Kate said...

Too Funny. Usually I try to keep it a secret when I write about my friends and neighbors...you know, weigh the odds of whether I think they'll read it or not.

Viv said...

What is up with the blog promos in comments these days? Yuck.

Kira said...

I have a house full of the flu....I really needed that laugh.

mommame said...

But how cute is she? Is that actually Pepper?

becca said...

ooh so funny! welcome to the blog Melissa! Thanks for the laughs, as always. :)

Lyanna said...

Oh that's hilarious! Sounds just like me and my best friend Melissa (oddly enough). lmbo!!

Libbie said...

I, too, just found your blog and the Pepper story made me laugh : ) Very funny stories...you have a wonderful sense of humor. I look forward to visiting again.

Twinlinebackers said...

That cracked me up. I hope making your blog made Melissa feel better about her dog's indiscretion.