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Monday, September 11, 2006

All right. This is a shameless post. I am going to admit right up front that I feel all wierd about posting this...but I am succumbing to pressure from the "Man"...or should I say the "Mom"...Club Mom.

See, they give us these little "Contests" to make us work for the duckets. I rarely participate, cause I am all anti-establishment like that. Usually, I roll my eyes and rationalize how I will not try to compete with my other clubmom'ers. Seriously. Have you seen these women? I am SO not trying to get into it with them. Plus, I LIKE them. I don't want to Beat them at things. This is why I hated school. The bizarre competition. Give me something I have a chance in, like drinking martini's, or doing yoga while intoxicated, or saying uncouth things in public venues. I ACE that shit. ACE IT!

But, the shameful thing is...that when I see my little gimlet at almost the bottom of the list of the clubmom blogs that are getting hits and subscribers...It pisses me off. I do good stuff on that blog. I stick mostly with mothering things, but still. Good stuff.

So. Would you consider going over to ClubMom and signing up for a subscription to Gimlet? You can delete it when it comes, I won't be offended...but GAH, I hate being at the bottom. Especially when I can't dress in black and smoke clove cigarettes and mock the others in an existential way.

Now I need to go shower and wash the consumerism from my body. Maybe I'll get to flash some workmen. That should put the universe to rights again.

26 Baleful Regards:

Corvus Brach said...

If it makes you feel any better, Gimlet is the only Club mom Blog I read - I LOVE it!

mamatulip said...

I would, but Club Mom won't accept postal codes with letters in them (read: postal codes that aren't American).

Lori said...

already did last week. Cause I love you.

lindsayc said...

I'm with mamatulip - I am a Canadian and apparently I can't also be a club mom' er. too bad.

Plunky said...

Going over!

Plunky said...

If you talked about shiving more over there, I think you would get more subscriptions. Just a suggestion. What mom doesn't like to talk about shanks and shivs?

5penny said...

hehe, I also would sign up but they don't want us stinkin' expats! Oh, sorry, I'm Nicolle. Loove your writing; also, your blog is the reason that I even know about Clubmom. You might forward them the hypothetical numbers you could get *if only* they allowed the rest of the mom's of the world a subscription. hehehe.

Bobita said...

I'm on it!

Woman with kids said...

Done! I've done my good deed for the day, and like usual, it was good for me too...

sweatpantsmom said...

Wouldn't want you to go without your clove cigarettes, baby. I'm signing up.

kim said...

How? How could yours be at the bottom? Do only those who watch "Who wants to date my crack whore mom?" visit Club Mom? I'm signing up. And there's no shame in asking your friends for help.

Awesomer Mom said...

I signed up just for you. You should feel very special right now! lol

Angie said...

The only reason I know what clubmom is, is because you're on it. Done, you are now my one ClubMom blogfeed. And thanks for writing good stuff which keeps me from poking a fork in my eye at my oh-so-boring job.

Jen said...

Hi...

I don't read any of the Club Mom blogs because, well, I'm not a mom. But I do love TWC!

You sound so much like me, it's scary. Except it's easier to see things clearly when it's not your own life (and writing). So i just wanted to say -- you're great! TWC is great... you get PAID to blog! That's awesome, no matter what your "rating" is. But I will go sign up, if it will make you feel better :)

Elizabeth said...

Going there now...

TB said...

Sell out.

Naw, seriously, if you sold your underwear on E-bay, I'd place a bid to help you get the price up :o) Signing up now.

TB said...

Uh... maybe I'm slightly retarded,but when I followed the link, it led me to a Club Mom log in page.... how do I subscribe to just your blog? I don't want the rest of them.

jen said...

the shit I do for you, woman.

Kristina said...

You do a club mom blog? I am clueless!!

I added it to my feed reader. I hope that helps.

Catherine said...

Well that was fairly painless! :)

Mommy off the Record said...

I'll do it for five bucks.

Just kiddin'. I'll do it cuz I love ya.

Vicki said...

five bucks? i'll do it for five clove cigarettes!

lildb said...

I hate this kinda shit, Dawn. which is how I shall now demonstrate the depths of my devotion to all things gimlet-eyed. b/c I'm willing to sign up for it. for you.

(and maybe I'll fudge and do it a second time from my husband's pc, for Mama Tulip's sake. heh.)

Jaelithe said...

Dude, I so signed up for this LAST WEEK. When Kristen was shilling for subscriptions over at Motherhood Uncensored. I didn't forget to sign up for the Gimlet, too.

I am actually kind of disappointed by the email alerts, though. For some reason even though I am signed up for like six bloggers it only ever alerts me about two or three (which two or three tends to vary) . . . and sometimes the links are broken . . . hopefully it's just a bug that they will fix soon.

selzach said...

Hey Dawn, just checking to see if you're OK. I heard about the Montreal shootings and wanted to make sure you and your family are alright.

Her Bad Mother said...

Like the other Canadians, I'm blocked.

Maybe you should point out to the Man/Mom that most of readership is Canadian, and that's why your numbers don't reflect your true super-stardom...

 
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