Saturday, September 20, 2008

What Goes Around...

So, about two weeks ago, I was talking to Annie on the phone about her blog. She wanted to update the look of it, but was tired and didn't feel like it at the moment. I, on the other hand, was very bored. So I told her I'd go in and set up a new fake blog, and put some cool template on it. That way I'd do all the work, and all she'd have to do was click on and see if she liked it.

Did I mention I was bored?

When I get bored, I have a lurking obnoxious side that likes to come out and play. Very few people know this - aside from my sisters, who've born the brunt of it for most of my life, and my new victims, my poor children.

I cannot tell you how many times I ended up feeding the cows, or stacking wood alone because of this little problem. Whether it was singing REALLY obnoxiously, or talking in some bizarre foreign accent and insisting I really wasn't Jenny, but Swanhilda Bulregard, I just couldn't help myself. As I've gotten older, the maturity level of my methods haven't improved much.

Getting back to Annie and her blog... I found a template I thought she'd like, and went in and started messing with the colors. The only problem was that with nothing on the new blog, I couldn't tell how things would look... So I decided to get a little more creative and set up a side bar and write a little post. Just for the visual.

Then the obnoxiousness began to take over.

I imported her "About Me" bio for the sidebar, but it just didn't fit with my mission. So I went into her dashboard and wrote a new one. It was really obnoxious. It started off something like "Hi, my name is Annie and I'm so lame." It was all about how lame she and her old blog template were, and about how her incredibly cool sister (me) was going to fix it for her.

In my defense - I totally forgot that if I made a new bio for the new blog, even if the new blog was private people would still see the bio when they viewed her profile.

And likewise, after she saw the lovely template I had created (which she didn't use) and we deleted the fake blog, it never dawned on either of us that when people viewed her profile they would still be reading the "lame-o Annie" bio I had lovingly created.


So about a WEEK later (can we just say how many people must have viewed that stupid bio in a week??? Tons of new people check out her blog constantly) she calls me. This is our conversation:

Annie: Yeah. I just decided to look at my profile.

Me: (legitimately clueless and innocent) Yeah, so?

A: You are so dead.

Me: Why? What are you talking about?

A: Um, my BIO!! You, now "Hi, I'm Annie and I am so incredibly lame"??? That bio.

Me: (struggling with the hilarity of the whole thing, but trying REALLY HARD not to let it show) WHAT!! You mean it's actually on your profile??!! (snort, choke, and other trying-not-to-laugh-noises).

A: Oh yeah. Do you know how many people probably saw that? You will pay. I will get even.

At this point, I tried to proclaim my innocence, but I was laughing so hard I don't think the sincerity was really coming through. And let's just say that my laughter didn't do much to improve her mood. I knew I was in for it, I just didn't know when it would strike.

Ten minutes later I decided to get on my blog. There on the side bar was this huge write up that started something like this:

"Hi, my name is Jen, and I think I am sooo cool. I'm so cool that one time my pants even froze to my legs."


I was so worried someone might see this filthy libel, that I (kind of regretfully, because it was pretty darn funny) didn't even read the whole thing before I deleted it. Then I called her back and we laughed it off.

About four or five days ago I looked at my profile. Yep, there it was - "Hi, my name is Jen, and I think I am soooo cool." The whole thing, complete with the pants-freezing comment. It must have been up there for at least a week. Probably like four people saw it. I so had it coming, that I couldn't even bring myself to get mad - and this time I had the pleasure of reading the whole thing. And let me tell you, it was a gem. WAAAYYY longer than the one I wrote about her, by the way.

So just in case anyone actually saw that bio, I'm really not quite that cool. (Hope this doesn't disappoint anyone who read it and got excited that they knew someone cool enough to actually freeze their pants).

And Annie's not quite as lame as I made her sound either.


Laura said...
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Laura said...

That is so funny! How did I miss all that? Annie, nice line about the freezing pants! Remind me not to give either of you my log-in info! Fortunately, I have gotten a lot lower on your list of favorite victims, Jen, but there was a time, I think that I may have been at the top. Could it be that people, including my husband, seem to find it hillarious when I finally get mad enough to explode? No one could push me to the limit like you! :)

Oh, and just to set the record straight, you were Jan Fonda, not Swanhilda Beauregard. That was me. And...I fed the cows alone more because of your psuedo-hayfever!

Anonymous said...

There are some things you just don't share with siblings. Like personal passwords. Or toothbrushes. Just a tip.

Kellie Buckner said...

Awesome. Maybe I should change my password so my husband doesn't know it anymore. I could see him doing something like that. . . . Too bad you aren't really cool enough to make your pants freeze to your legs, you could teach a class on it in Texas when it gets over 100 F. People would totally buy it.

*MARY* said...

I wish my sister wasn't so anti-blog, I really miss sibling rivalry.

Natalie said...

You ladies are so funny! i can just imagine what life was like in your house growing up! Oh, the stories...

Kelly said...

That cracks me up and unfortunately I never read bios and completely missed everything! Just serves me right, I will be a confirmed bio reader after this.

Good memories (uh, I have those?), bugging people...I never was on the bugging end, but have witnessed you in action. True genius and the older kids in the neighborhood were truly annoyed! Just what we were going for.

Jen said...

Newsflash Seaberg, you WERE a confirmed member of the Silly Club, were you not? And if I remember correctly, our entire mission was to irritate and annoy. And you were also Kelly Blue (I was Jan Fonda), who had changed places with Kelly and Jenny. Our refusal to admit that it was really us just about drove Laura to distraction.

You weren't so innocent. You just don't remember everything (or anything). But never fear - I'll remind you:)

Kristin said...

for those of us who didn't see the bio, can you repost? or write another? I love learning things about you girls. I thought your pants looked a little stiff once when you dropped C for preschool, maybe they were frozen? I thought they were just new.

Jill said...

Too funny!
Your story makes me wish I had a sister. Or maybe not.

by AnnieValentine said...

Kelly, you lie head. You were SO annoying.

And for the record, that bio was on my blog for over THREE WEEKS.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

You girls are hilarious! I wish my sisters blog. I'm solo on this obsession. But if they did, well, you gave me an idea of pranks I can pull :-)

Kimberly said...


That is beyond hilarious!