I can’t stand those security word boxes on websites. They distort the words so much and make them look so funky that I feel like I’m 80 with cataracts.
I’ve been doing the happy dance since hearing Prop 8 has been overturned.
Before I started this blog, I went back and forth about whether I should go under an alias or use my real name. I decided to go with an alias for various reasons. One is that there are people in my life including family (particularly my husband’s side) that are very conservative and I’m the odd one out. My hubby is also starting a high-profile job and I don’t want his colleagues to know how crazy his wife is.
I’ve always been very opinionated but I truly respect other people’s views whether it be religion, politics, raising children, etc. even if those views are very different from mine. Sometimes I get annoyed when I’m not allowed that same right. I’m not trying to change people’s beliefs.
By going under an assumed name, I feel like I can freely express myself and be completely honest with the readers of my blog without it getting back to some family members (who don’t respect my views and undermine everything I say and do *coughMILcough*) and my hubby’s co-workers. Occasionally I think screw it, if they do find out then oh well.
The ironic thing is I still feel like I’m censoring myself because I’m afraid that I will offend someone. Take cussing for example. I love the work fuck, but in one post I used fraking instead. Or if I’m feeling overwhelmed with mommyhood, I’m worried if I say “Oh my gawd, my daughter’s whining is driving me crazy”, I’ll be judged as a bad mommy.
So I’m going to try to loosen up my automatic filtering system that I have in my head. As of now the only people who know I have a blog are my hubby, my mom, and my daughter who at 15 months can talk in complete sentences, speak 3 languages (including Pig Latin, which is very important) and is almost finished reading “War and Peace” which she just started this morning. *snort*
I’m sure the cat knows but her paws make it very difficult for her to use a computer. Although I have caught her peeking over my shoulder from time to time when I’m writing.
*Update: I’ve let the cat out of the bag about my blog with some. I hope they know that I would still like to maintain my anonymity. 😉
Eddie Izzard – Being Bilingual