Meet My Stalker

A redhead in a dark green sweater whispered in my ear. “Did you ever break in those boots?”

I am usually pretty good at recognizing faces, but this woman?

I had nothing.

The redhead rattled off a few facts about my son. She knew about my attitudes toward gift giving for bar & bat mitzvahs. She knew I drank Canada Dry Ginger Ale. I was flummoxed. Who was this woman, and how did she know about my boots?

“I’m Madge!” she announced with a little curtsey.

“Madge…” I stuttered. “Madge.” I tried to get my synapses to fire, but my neurons were not being cooperative. Holy shizzlesticks! I thought. I think I have a stalker!

Finally, it hit me.

“Madge Madigan?!” I squealed a little too loud. “You don’t look like your avatar at all!”

I might not have recognized Madge because her mouth wasn’t bedazzled by a ginormous ring.

And that is how I met Madge from Madge’s Adult Survival Guide. Y’all, Madge is a hoot. This woman is not afraid to speak her mind. You like politics? Madge is controversial. You wanna hear from a woman who raised three kids, sometimes while on welfare? That’s Madge. You wanna know what type of person type you are at a party? Madge will tell you. Drop in on Madge, and tell her I sent you!

Can you believe I thought Madge was a stalker?

And no, Madge, my boots still pinch. I’ll let you know when I can wear those suckers for longer than four hours. Right now, I’m stuck on Band-Aids. (And Band-Aids are stuck on me.)

Meeting stalkers bloggers in real life is fun.

And speaking of bloggers, a bunch of them wrote fabulous stuff this month.

42 thoughts on “Meet My Stalker

  1. I am so not a stalker! lol I purposely tried to creep you out because I’m a smartass like that. And that’s a God-awful picture of me, I had had a couple that night… and what animal died on my shirt? Thanks so much for the mention/roast! xoxo

  2. Thanks for the blog love, Renee! Glad you got a meet one of your bloggers friends in real life. Maybe we’ll meet one day! BTW, who won your “grief bacon” contest?

    Have a great weekend,

  3. I always love your mashups! Gives me a new place to go, to read, explore. It’s a a beautiful day here – I wanna write – i have a story that’s a bustin’ to get out and I am short on time and long on jobs to do and places to be… thanks for giving me ideas and fuel. have a great day – make it count!

  4. I love your stalker friend! I’m always looking for fellow sassy redheads! There are so many new names in your list I’ll have to check out! Thanks so much for including me, Renee. Alison already stopped over to visit me. I love making new friends!

    1. Hi Marcia! I’m glad you got to meet Alison. But I’m even happier that I read your “Slow Blogging Manifesto.” Seriously.

      I know some of the “mavens” say bloggers HAVE to post 3 times a week — and maybe there is some merit to that when one is just starting up — but once you’ve been at it a while and you have developed an audience…well, I think it is actually better NOT to bombard one’s readers, but to spend the time making sure one’s content is consistently excellent. (And leave time to work on other projects.) 😉

  5. Love this blogger boost of a post! And how cool you met Madge! I love that name by the way! Well, that and she’s a redhead, I’m biased to love her instantly! I’ll be back after work to check out all the fun links!

    1. Darla! It was hard to pick ONE piece from you. I also loved your anatomy piece that you wrote this month — your quiz. Hilarious. I hope some people bopped over to check it out. I am still hoping to meet YOU someday, ladybug.

  6. You are a sweetheart! Thank you for the linky love! I can’t wait to check out the other posts and do a little stalking of my own. I’m hoping to have a stalker moment with you one day! Any plans to visit Chicago?

    1. You know I told you that piece was very important to me — but I haven’t written WHY yet, so I’ll be linking to it AGAIN when I write the piece that it inspires. BUt that won’t go until January or February, most likely. THanks, Mary. Your wise words have been wonderful all month! Hard to pick ONE piece from you.

  7. The boys are sleeping and the little girl is content on the floor (maybe I type too soon…), ergo I am about to check out those links! Woohoo! Also, forget about being FP’ed. I want to write a post that will get me on *this* list. Mmm hmm.

    1. What? A full page of LOVE was not enough for you? 😉 I have been thinking about your post all day today. I am coming back now to see what others said. I found the topic very thought-provoking. We are about to figure out our year end donations. We just gave to the Federation on Super Sunday, but now we have to figure out everything else. I wonder — is it consider a lack of humility to self-gift a little bit? Hmmm indeed.

      1. Maybe I’m just a little greedy. ;P I don’t think it’s lack of humility at all to self-gift. I think that taking care of yourself, emotionally, spiritually, physically, is part and parcel of healthy living. And that includes material stuff. I am SO glad that Judaism is not an ascetic religion.

        1. Agreed! I like the comments that you have received so far! So interesting. I’m glad Lzbeth liked my underwear analogy. And I hope your reader finds peace with this conundrum. And trust me: you’ll end up here again. You always make me think!

  8. Thanks for the shout-out, Miss ReneeNay. We’ve got to meet somehow. How can that happen? I’m busy working on my Star Trek-style Transporter so as soon as I get the bugs worked out….

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