Good Morning. I heard that song Baby It’s Cold Outside on the radio this morning. I thought to myself, “yes it is and it feels like snow,” so I added snow to the blog. It’s December. I grew up in Connecticut. I live in Atlanta (a.k.a Hotlanta) so it’s a safe bet we’re not going to have a White Christmas. Snow on the blog makes me feel happy and warm and all full of Yuletide (whatever the heck that is, but it sounds good). Plus snow on the blog is better than snow on the driveway and sidewalk. It’s not going to impede my Christmas shopping the way the real stuff does. Another change: faithful followers will notice that, since it’s over…it’s finally over, I removed the “To the People at Good Morning America and ABC News: Make Antoinette Datoc Your New 21st Century Advice Guru” Poll. 94 of you voted, 93 of whom agreed I should be the GMA advice guru. Only one vote to the contrary. Not bad. I was going to write a really funny piece via the results of this poll. You see I’d plan to assume Robin Roberts was the person who had the nerve to NOT agree that I should be the next advice guru. I was going to procreate my joke about Robin Roberts being threatened by me, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. However, as funny and entertaining as that would have been, I changed my mind. See, as I was deleting the poll from the home page I discovered that the person who voted “OTHER” also left a comment which, thankfully was filtered into the spam folder. I never noticed it before today. So while that other post would have been really funny and entertaining, I decided to take a different route today. Please indulge me, just this once, if I get a little preachy sounding.
Ahem. Here’s what I discovered. Like I said, 94 of you voted. I’d like to thank the 93 of you who agreed that I should indeed be the next GMA Advice Guru. To the one of you who voted “OTHER,” and left the comment, ” f*ck you,” please read my post dated September 23, 2010 titled If You Can’t Say Something Nice, Don’t Say Anything At All* (or IYCSSN Rule) . You can access it via the archives. Furthermore, you need to get some manners and I don’t care how old you are, but if I was your mother, I’d wash out your mouth with soap. I’m glad you visit and read the blog. I believe in freedom of speech so please feel free to leave comments. You don’t need to agree with me. It would make the world a better place, but you don’t even need to follow the IYCSSN or Golden Rules. However, let me give you a piece of advice. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT LEAVE PROFANE COMMENTS EVER AGAIN. Oh, and if you do leave a profanity-containing comment, please have the courage to leave your name. Let me tell you something, I am the administrator of this website. That’s right, Smarty Pants. You think you’re clever. You think you can say whatever you want and hide behind the veil of anonymity, but guess what. When you leave a comment on my blog at http://justanotherordinaryday.com, you leave an electronic trail. Are you beginning to put two and two together? That’s right. I KNOW WHO YOU ARE! If you ever try to use profanity on my blog again (and I say “try” because I filter profanity into a spam, or as I like to call it, naughty folder) , I will indeed track you down and wash out your mouth with soap. Okay so maybe I won’t wash out your mouth with soap. I mean I could probably get arrested for assault if I did that. I will however, hunt you down and give you a face to face tongue-lashing that you will never forget. I can be pretty brutal with the words. Oh and remember this, while the rest of my readers don’t know who you are, I DO. I’m guessing, and actually savoring the thought that you feel pretty stupid. And by the way, if you don’t feel stupid, you should. Anyway, if you do, don’t. I know. I know. I sound like a lunatic. We all make thoughtless mistakes, yours truly included. You don’t even have to apologize. I forgive you. Just don’t do it again. If it helps, think soap, not literally, but figuratively which from me is worse. I promise.
Till tomorrow… Good night. Sleep tight.