Friday, February 25, 2011

Eff U Friday - Feb 25th

So, yeah. I'm all crafted out. So I'm participating in another link party. This one is hosted by Boobies, Babies and a Blog

It's basically a place to vent about all the stupid people and things that have ticked you off for the week. I admit it. I'm pretty blunt and honest in real life. May have even been called a bitch once or twice. In my blog, I usually try and be happy and chipper. But the gloves are off today.

1. To the "Anonymous" comments that I got last night, accusing me of being unoriginal, a thief, and that I copied an idea and didn't provide credit. 

First was my vintage sign. I provided a link to the tutorial I used. Am I supposed to comb the internet, searching for every single vintage sign someone might have ever done, and provide a link? Seriously? I provided a link to the one I used and have bookmarked, get over yourself. 

I can't possibly remember every single vintage sign I've seen. I did what I could. Bite me.

Second was my "Grandma" vinyl piece. Apparently I stole the idea. Yes, I stole the idea of ordering something from a well known website, buying something from a thrift store, and putting it on there and putting mod podge on top of it. Sorry, I didn't know you patented the idea. Forgive me for not linking to the 6.7 million mod podge projects out there. My bad.

 I believe you had the nerve to say "Shame on you." Again, bite me.

And third, apparently my button help post was crap and I don't know what I'm talking about. Sorry for sharing something on my blog that helped at least 2 other people. It's what works for me. 


I'm following all the rules of Blogland etiquette i.e. linking, credit, etc.  It's MY blog. If I want to post pictures of my feet and talk about a booger that I dug out, I can do that. Again, MY blog.

Oh, and my name is Jennifer. Am I unoriginal because you know someone else with the same name? There are no original ideas anymore. And "inspired" doesn't mean stolen. Especially when I post a link to my inspiration.

Don't like it? There is a little red X on the top corner of your webpage. Click it. And piss off while you're at it. I HATE keyboard commandos. And posting it under "Anonymous"? Really? Put your big girl panties on. There is a button at the bottom of the page where you can send me an email. It even has a really cute penguin on it. Might make you feel less bitter. 

So I changed my comment settings to where only registered users can comment. I've received hundreds six-ish comments from anonymous users that were nice. Sucks that one person has to ruin the bunch.

2.  To CSN. I hate you. I know, all bloggers are supposed to love CSN. I mean, you see all of these posts where people talk about how great they are, "wow, check out this great swingset!", blah blah blah. This isn't one of those posts. I've won two giveaways in the past couple of weeks. One for a $20 credit, one for a $25. And my blogging BFF Lesley gave me another code for $25. Yeah, so I'm thinking "woo-hoo, I have $70 to spend there!" But nah. nope! You can't use more than one code per order. Which I think is CRAP. But fine, whatever. I start looking for some new boots, figuring that I'll cover the difference. EVERY. SINGLE. PAIR that I like is out of stock. Seriously? One or two pairs, I understand. But all of them? And I'm talking 20 or 30 pairs that I would have bought. I finally was able to find a horse statue thingy, a finial, and a blanket that I liked, and it cost me $18 out of pocket. But I still hate you CSN. I won't be ordering from you. Ever. And I like to online shop. Why do you brag that you have over 200 stores? I'd rather you have 4 stores, and actually have shit in stock.

3. To my saliva. Yes, I said my saliva. Apparently it's on the acidic side, so regardless of how well I take care of my teeth, I always end up with cavities. Which make me feel dirty, like I've been brushing my teeth with sugar and gargling with soda. And yeah, that huge tax return that we just got? Going towards my dentist. I told hubby that I'd rather just get a new pair of shoes, but he wasn't having it.

4. To the little teeth coming thru Ava's gums. Yes, I'm sure you're adorable. And I understand your purpose. But you make my baby crabby and hate me and scream in my ear, regardless of anything I do to try and help. When hubby got home last night, I drank a margarita in your honor. Apparently

walking around while bouncing her and trying to entertain her 
her screaming for hours at me no matter what I did
a major headache
a strawberry margarita.

That's called Mommy math.


26 people love me:

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said... [Reply to comment]

oh. my. god.

WHY CAN'T PEOPLE BE NICE!?!!?!?!? Seriously... maybe they hate Jennifers... b/c I've gotten some backhandedness this month as well. Jerks

I love your blog and your crafts and I LOVE that you just gave douchebaggery a giant middle finger. you rock =)

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

jandjhome said... [Reply to comment]

Love it! I had one of the inspiration sourced I used for my bench say the same thing. I did an entire post about where I got my inspiration from. It's not like making a bench is that much if a science. Woo, I tried to be kind and respectful but come on. Thanks for letting me vent.

Erin @ The Little Apartment said... [Reply to comment]

Oh dear. I'm sorry. I know what teething babies on a bad day is like. This may sound uber-cliche, but don't let the haters get you down. Seriously. Everyone's creativity is inspired by someone else whether they realize it or not! Good for you for being brave and sharing yours.

Jamie said... [Reply to comment]

I think I love you after reading this post.

Good for you for standing up for yourself. I agree with you: There are NO original ideas anymore. Someone, somewhere, has done something similar to what anyone does. You link to your inspiration, and thats all you need to do. Screw anyone else who tells you otherwise.

I think you're awesome, and anyone who doesnt, like you said, can click that little red X at the top of their browser.

I hope you have a great weekend!!!

Nadine said... [Reply to comment]

"It's MY blog. If I want to post pictures of my feet and talk about a booger that I dug out, I can do that. Again, MY blog.

I like you already.
Found you via Hello Wife!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

YEAH for speaking your mind!!! <3

Angie said... [Reply to comment]
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Angie said... [Reply to comment]

People can be so rude! It only means they are JEALOUS of your work and they only wish they could do something as good as you. Way to sweep that dirt under the rug and I couldn't have said that better myself! As pp said yeah for speaking your mind!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Five Seconds From Crazy said... [Reply to comment]

I have yet to receive hate mail or angry comments. But I'm quite sure they are a'comin.
I did have someone totally rip me off recently and it sucked, but I am certainly not going to get mad because ..what can I do? Words, ideas and opinions are open to interpretation. If I see something that I like and I want to recreate it, then I do. But I never claim ownership of the idea and give credit.
You totally gave credit for your inspiration so don't sweat it. Screw the haterz, yo.

Rhiannon said... [Reply to comment]

Cheeee Whooo! That must have felt good, Good for you! And that margarita must have been even better! Speak your mind and if people dont like it, then go away!
Have a Happy Aloha Friday!!!!

Donna@My Sweet Things said... [Reply to comment]

I was blog hopping around and found you and this post which made me laugh. It's really nice to read someone who keeps it real. The mod podge comment was my favorite. I have been mod podging stuff for over 10 years. More years than folks have been posting projects so GAh! for those who say ideas are stolen. Whatev. Cheers to you Jennifer. Great post!

Delightful Deets said... [Reply to comment]

Love this post! I also loved the vintage sign tutorial and the grandma sign tutorial! Have a good weekend and Happy Engagement Day! {a day late}

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said... [Reply to comment]

Piss off angry people. I love your crafts. Blogging support hug :)

Lisa Fliehman said... [Reply to comment]

OH MY!!! You say it like it is and I so admire you for that. Something I don't think I could ever do, but that is just me.
I know what you mean about the cavaties, my poor hubby about had a heart attack this week when I told him we were going to have to invest over 5 grand into our youngest mouth. He had his front tooth knocked out almost 2 years ago and they saved it with a post, but now we have to so through the process of an implant + fillings for a few cavaties

Jenn said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for speaking your mind, it is YOUR blog, and people should respect that. I also agree they should also get over themselves sometimes and realize that their ideas are not as "original" as they may have thought.

*ashley* said... [Reply to comment]

i hate anonymous commenters...drives me nuts...people just don't understand the red x concept...and i g n o r e haha

yes, i'm running a csn giveaway, but it is frsutrating that you can't use more than one code at once..guess that's why they are just promo codes :/

and yes, kidd kraddick....i do this thing where i listening to a different radio station every day...when i have to listen to KISS in the am, i get frustrated because i get to hear..1..MAYBE 2 songs on the way to work if i'm lucky..i keep it in my rotation because i like what they play on my drive home...i was doing the same thing with the station that has russ martin in am, but his morning show just pissed me off so much that I took them out of my rotation completely

hope you have a great weekend! give Ava a frozen bagel to gnaw parents did that to me while i was teething-apparently it helped (but i hate bagels now haha)

Rebecca said... [Reply to comment]

Lol! You made me laugh today, I needed that. My sisters name is Jennifer, I am not that fond of her at this moment so you lose points there ... just kidding, about the losing points part.
omg@ anonymous bloggers. I have yet to experience this and its not something I look forward to. I would be sad if I got some nasty comments. I just opened mine up so I don't have to verify them. I may have to switch back.
Thanks for the follow, I AM following back

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Fantastic post! I think you're awesome ... and original!

merideth said... [Reply to comment]

i clicked "follow" just to tell you i love that post! of course, i really came b/c i like your paint chip art, and now i plan to go read your whole blog, lol.

sue said... [Reply to comment]

Oh Jennifer--I like your style. We could be BFF's.

MBC Scrapbooking said... [Reply to comment]
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MBC Scrapbooking said... [Reply to comment]

Aw man...people can be so ridiculously mean, especially behind a computer screen.
I hope you got to enjoy a margarita after all of that:)

I found you through Crafterminds...I wanted to contact you about a guest post swap. I'm doing a monthly blog hop series and am looking for guest posts related to the following themes. As I have a scrapbooking blog, all posts must be scrapbooking or paper craft-related.

March- baby albums
April- a year in review
May- album about YOU- heritage, life stories, etc.
June- weddings
July- Christmas in July (this can be any craft, not limited to scrapbooking:)

A month-long blog hop incorporating the monthly theme will also be available to link up your projects.

Please contact me if you are interested in doing a guest post and/or swap. Thanks!

Catherine @ Cat on a Limb said... [Reply to comment]

Good for you for venting -- it was a fun read, as usual!

P.S. My teeth are the same way... I hate the dentist!

Michelle said... [Reply to comment]

I've heard of too many rude Anonymous comments. I don't even allow Anonymous comments on my blog! If you have something to say to me, don't hide behind an anonymous comment. Just say it. Otherwise, keep it to yourself.

And, I loved your post on the blog button html stuff! I was seriously going to try the things you talked about.

Some people suck. But you ROCK!!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

You made me laugh tonight! I can't imagine putting all the effort you do into your projects AND into sharing them with the world only to have some idiot(s) slam it. Why even comment? Why not just click the "X" like you said? Why are they even reading your blog in the first place??? I agree with Michelle, "some people suck."

On another note, I just completed the paint chip art project myself, and everyone loves it! Thank you for being an inspiration!

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

That captured every feeling I felt yesterday and more! Thank you so much for commenting on my bad day yesterday! It really made it so much better! I had a crabby blog commenter like that a couple months ago and ended up blocking their IP address because they kept coming back and leaving comments like "that will harm your baby" "food coloring is harmful" and on and on... I had enough. Since blocking the Anon User IP address. No problems. Hope your week is going great and look forward to talking to you soon!