Last night I was putting Riley to bed and asked what kind of story we should talk about, and he nonchalantly informed me that he’d really rather I go ahead and leave, since he was waiting for Daddy to do storytime.

“Well,” I said, “I know Daddy normally puts you to bed, but tonight he’s putting Dylan to bed. Why don’t I tell you a story about—”

He held up a small hand. “No,” he told me. “I don’t want any stories from you.” And he turned his back to me, at which point I kissed him goodnight and sadly shuffled from the room, because I didn’t know else what to do.

It’s true we’ve fallen into a routine of me reading books and rocking with Dylan in his bedroom while JB talks with Riley next door. That’s what Riley is used to, and he loves how JB tells stories about Riley and his amazing magical skateboard which is painted with flames (“And BOLCANOES!”). I get it, but man. Ouch.

I sat out in the living room fuming about the sacrifices we make for our kids, and the ingratitude. I started thinking of the actual physical changes I have endured in order to bear these children, and I created a little mental list of Permanent Post-Childbirth Collateral Damage:

• A belly that when seated resembles a Shar-Pei formed entirely out of crepe paper.

• A pelvic floor that constantly proves how the line between “coughing” and “peeing a little squirt of pee right in my own pants” has all but disappeared.

• Thicker and more luxurious hair, especially the ones sprouting from my chin.

• Skin tags: the gift that keeps on giving!

• Afrin-addicted sinuses that haven’t taken a completely congestion-free breath since before I peed on that stick in 2005.

• An indistinguishable expanse of flesh where my ass meets the back of my thigh.

• A rear end that is often unable able to poop anything larger than a Raisinette without enjoying a full 48 hours’ worth of enflamed anal tissue afterwards.

• Breasts that require the sort of penis-wilting undergarment that comes with four hooks and enough wire to trigger a full TSA patdown. Please note these undergarments are available in Beige, White, or Wad of Chewing Gum Placed Under a Desk.

Frankly, I think my son should be presenting me with a goddamn Purple Heart, not Heisman-ing my tender little feelings at bedtime. But kids are selfish, brutally honest, and care not one bit about the ravaged body parts it took to produce them.

And we still love their obnoxious, ungrateful asses. Even when they flat-out tell us we’re not good enough.

Now, if only I could arrange for Daddy—who apparently shits rainbows and unicorns when it comes to bedtime—to enjoy a sparkled-induced hemorrhoid or two, life would feel a lot more fair.


95 Responses to “War wounds”

  1. Shelly on November 20th, 2009 6:59 am

    Ah, the gratitude of children. Bowls you over, doesn’t it?

  2. Ashley on November 20th, 2009 7:11 am

    I didn’t know what a skin tag was until I read this, and then proceeded to google it. This was at 10pm last night.

    My entire dream was based on skin tags. I was covered with them.

    I still don’t understand why women get them post birth, and where on their bodies?

  3. Mandy on November 20th, 2009 7:39 am

    Don’t forget the day when inevitably the mid-torso skin tags get caught in the elastic of said granny undergarment, causing little needling pains over and over again. This happens to me mostly in meetings with managment at work, so I can’t possibly adjust to make it better. Fun!

  4. lumpyheadsmom on November 20th, 2009 7:42 am

    My husband lets the children choose the bedtime parent. I can always tell when he asks “Do you want Mama Books or Papa Books tonight?” he is clearly hoping they all choose me (so he can go check his fantasy team while I’m on-duty for another half an hour).

    Bites him in the ass when they all choose him, though. Ha.

  5. Sarah on November 20th, 2009 7:48 am

    Oh Linda, thank you for being so honest and making me laugh about things that have previously made me cry. I am right there with you on that list (even to include having to go to PT for pelvic floor problems…), and I am so tired of the other women I know who have babies acting like everything is all good. I KNOW they have some of these problems, too!

  6. Kathleen on November 20th, 2009 8:17 am

    Oh Linda! Thank you for sharing the truth about the sharpei tummy after birth. I had no idea when I gave birth (not one single female friend or family member gave me any clue!) I was freaked out. I wish I’d had the internet way back then.

  7. sdg on November 20th, 2009 8:22 am

    Soo… think back now, to a moment when your own mother or father may have been in the same place with you.

    The War (which has presented you with these wounds) goes on – always. Mine are 19 and 17 and yes, still today, it goes on. Slightly different of course buuuut – in the words of Ed Asner “…Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare”. Think about this, when you hear Riley laugh, doesnt it make you get all squishy and smile? And the hurt from that moment is a little less. ;) gl!

  8. Christina on November 20th, 2009 8:29 am

    If I could do the sign for thumb’s up I would… I used to be the SHIT to the four point five year old but since I had the baby and he would spend all his time with Daddy during the early months I am now officially second fiddle seemingly forever. OH that he has taken to saying this is the BOY’s side of the table or GIRLS cannot do that. Are you fucking kidding me?!??!?

  9. tina on November 20th, 2009 8:29 am

    Seriously…I am laughing out loud right now. Shar-pei belly! Bwah haha! I, for one was convinced I must have a hernia or something because DAMN I have lost all the weight, why in the hell does my stomach STILL look like this? Sitting down is bad…but bending over is WAY worse. My whole stomach just falls down to my knees. Know what my doc said? “ have great abs…you’ve just got brown fat, it doesn’t really burn off too easy” (cue crickets chirping) BROWN FAT???! I feel so much better now.
    And I would add broken hair to your list. I had all this full thick hair and it all fell out and now it breaks all the time, sticking up everywhere!

  10. Laura on November 20th, 2009 9:02 am

    This, my friend, is an awesome post. Shitty for you, yes, but hilarious non the less. You have taught me to enjoy my non child ravaged parts while they are still in their upright, standing position. And I appreciate that.

  11. Cookie on November 20th, 2009 9:09 am

    Lol, the first part of the post made me a little sad, but the rest of it made me laugh. Children suck sometimes don’t they? I’m with you on the hurt I feel when my 4yo tells me he wants Daddy over me, and the after-baby body. Especially the belly and the peeing. So annoying. My 4yo will walk out of a room to ask Daddy something even though I’m standing there in the same room with him.

  12. kcornett on November 20th, 2009 9:46 am

    OMG you just made me SNORT – Very loudly.

    “Thicker and more luxurious hair, especially the ones sprouting from my chin.”

    Thanks for the laugh!!

  13. Melissa on November 20th, 2009 10:11 am

    Is it wrong that I’m sort of hoping one day to be rejected? My 19-month-old want me, and only me, ALL. THE. TIME.

    We can do stuff together but reading=my lap (even when he’s reading the book). He tried bathing her one night and she acted like we were dipping her in acid. Hot acid.

    I was home for the first 5 months and breastfed so maybe that’s it but it is awfully tiring to hear “Nooooo!!!! Mommy do it!!!” over and over. And for her to have an apocalyptic flip whenever I leave the house.

    Guess the grass is always greener….

  14. Penny on November 20th, 2009 10:35 am

    You forgot the smiley-face scar above the pubs, too, and for some of us, that undulating ripple effect it has on our stomachs as a result.

  15. Colleen on November 20th, 2009 10:50 am

    I totally empathize! I was recently in the hospital for a few nights, so Daddy and the little man got some major bonding time. When I came home he wanted nothing to do with me for a couple of days – only Daddy could get him up, dress him, brush his teeth, etc. On the plus side, hubby’s failure to purchase extra pull-ups meant a nearly cold-turkey switch to nothing but underwear at home and at daycare. Success in the potty training! A happy milestone.

    Oh, and the stomach thing? I’m right there with you. Thanks for the laughs.

  16. Teresa on November 20th, 2009 10:55 am

    yeah, my kids tore my body up as well, I have so many stretch marks, I could pass as a road map of the entire United States, I have the spare tire around my stomach, the skin with nowhere to go where my ass meets my legs, and we wont even mention the double chin I have now acquired. Then they turn around and prefer daddy over mommy, then that phase passes and they then prefer friends over parents, and then the worst…..when they prefer their friends parents over you. INGRATES!!!

  17. jackie on November 20th, 2009 12:18 pm

    I’ve lost five pregnancies and will probably never have children. I’d trade you that entire list ten times over, if it meant having a child. Even if the only bedtime stories he ever wanted were from his Daddy. You know, just in case some perspective might help. Sort of like the book deadline thing you tweeted about a few days ago.

    That said, I still found this entry hilarious and haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. Thanks. :)

  18. Mel on November 20th, 2009 12:31 pm

    Guess what? Kids hate that attitude from their parents. I hated it from my parents– I mean, they chose to have me, right? Then presumably you’ve chosen to deal with all the SHIT that happens to your body, mind, and soul. Kids are glad they’re alive, but they don’t personally owe you ANYTHING– you made the decision, now live with it. So you’re boring. So they love daddy’s stories more. So you have hemorrhoids.

    I have hemorrhoids and I’ve not so much as THOUGHT about having children. Life sucks and then you die. But at least you have two lovely little boys with whom you get to spend gobs of time. While earning a pretty good living. Doing something you love.

    Pregnancy and the aftermath screws with your body. It’s not the kid’s fault. He didn’t choose it. You did. So cut him some slack.

    It wouldn’t work to be mad at yourself, either- be mad at whoever’s dumb enough that an INTELLIGENT being designed women’s bodies. Right, so we’ll make her body shaped just SO, that once she’s had a few offspring, which is the basic POINT of her biologic existence, her innards will begin to fall out. That’s it. That’s the way to make a baby machine.

    Epic fail on God’s part. So be mad at him, his unicorn riding highness.

  19. Sundry on November 20th, 2009 12:37 pm

    This is totally payback for me bitching on Twitter yesterday about how people shouldn’t bitch about stuff, isn’t it? OKAY UNIVERSE I GET IT.

  20. jackie on November 20th, 2009 2:00 pm

    ha! wow. um. just in case i wasn’t clear enough…i don’t begrudge you your gripes about kids. i’m positive i’d have them, too. was just saying i hope some day to get the chance. was also hoping that some perspective might make it easier for you to bear the misery.

    i really didn’t mean to get people in a tizzy and hope my comment didn’t instigate mel’s diatribe in any way.

    ok whatever. this is why i usually never comment on things. gonna go shovel some banana bread in my cry hole and try to forget about it.

    still think you rock, linda :)

  21. Sundry on November 20th, 2009 2:12 pm

    It’s totally cool, Jackie. I hope you do too. I just hope people can usually tell when I’m joking around making light of things. (MEL.)

  22. charlene on November 20th, 2009 2:23 pm

    This made my day. I feel your pain and know about boys just wanting their daddy. My husband was deer hunting lasat weekend and all I hear from my boy how he misses daddy. I’m sitting there thinking I have taken you out for lunch and dinner. Played a video game and wrestled with you but your still moaning about the injustice of dad not being there. I thought you little ass but told him dad would be home before we knew it.

    He did make up for it this morning though. As we are doing the frantic shuffle out the door I said everyone ready to go. He goes no and I’m like why. He goes I have not gotten my good bye kiss from you and I can not go to school without one. Melt my heart you little punk ass child

  23. Michelle Whitehurst on November 20th, 2009 2:25 pm

    My God I could have MADE that list!!! I thought I was going to pee reading it! Thank you so much again for making me laugh out loud at work and letting me know I’m not the only one!!

  24. Gigi on November 20th, 2009 4:26 pm

    OOOOOHHHHH! It just killed me when this first happened. When mine turned to daddy instead of me. This, unfortunately with boys, goes on for years. But now??? He’s mine again – because I’m the better parent to drive with! Mwahahah!

  25. Redbecca on November 20th, 2009 8:14 pm

    Ah, “shot through the heart/and you’re to blame!” is what went through my head when I read that….
    My hubby would just say “About time!” since my son is currently mostly a momma’s boy (but getting much better about it).
    As always, you capture it perfectly, Sundry!

  26. Jae on November 20th, 2009 9:20 pm

    Hahha, this post and the comments are hysterical. I haven’t LOL’d this hard at anything on the internet in ages.

    And the Shar-pei tummy is soooooo true. I look effin’ hot standing up but when I sit down, it’s all over. Forget that I’m 15 pounds lighter than when I got pregnant, I still look like a lardass. Le sigh. At least I’ll look damn hot at my husband’s Christmas party this year instead of when I looked like Shamu last year.

    Once, I took a close-up of one of my souvenir stretch marks on my stomach with my camera on my phone and texted it to my husband. He responded with “Dear God, what is that?!” and I wrote back “The rest of your life!”

  27. js on November 21st, 2009 11:02 am

    This post is fantastic. I agree with an above comment about kids “rejecting” the parent they feel 100% secure with. They also tend to “act out” more for that parent. My daughter can be a DEMON at my house, but is always awesome at her dads. Doesn’t make it ANY easier though! “If you love me the most, ACT LIKE IT! Make rainbows and stuff kid!” Also, Jae’s comment, the last part about the stretch marks? I just peed a little! Also, I didn’t have a vaginal birth, so WHY do I pee when I sneeze/cough/laugh too hard? Fuck.

  28. Stefany on November 21st, 2009 3:38 pm

    Seriously, if we (as moms) didn’t make light of some parts of being a mother, life would be unbearable. As our kids grow up and become little people with minds (and attitudes) all their own, we have to keep a sense of humor.

    Great post!

  29. Tonya on November 21st, 2009 5:19 pm

    Great entry! I have been enjoying your blog.

  30. Amy on November 22nd, 2009 3:23 pm

    oops…looks like you got the troops riled again! But I totally get it (hate the tags, the peeing and the roids!) and right now, after having spent the last 2 1/2 weeks running my child all over hell and gone every night and weekend after spending an entire day at the office so he could perform in a musical….I’m getting nothing but shit attitude. Can I just lock myself in my room please? It’s not fair and it drives me batshit crazy, but I get it. And I love your blog so vent away. And Jackie, I hope you find an alternative. I am blessed to have two beautiful boys (even when they’re a royal pain in my patooty) but I experienced several miscarriages in the process. It’s horrible and it messes with your body and your mind.

  31. mom on November 22nd, 2009 5:58 pm

    Daddies all shit rainbows. Don’t you know that already? And they’d don’t have fucked up postpartum asses either.

    Stupid daddies.

  32. Hopi on November 22nd, 2009 10:48 pm

    You better get used to this kind of “abuse”. They are not trying to make you feel bad, at least when they are small. Smile, leave the room and forget it. These are just ways of becoming independent. And boys have a harder time, because they are always with their mothers and seldom with their fathers–unless dad is a stay at home.

    Your daughters will do the same in a different way at different ages. How do I know all of this? I had six. They are grown now, and thank god I had a mother who explained all these things to me.

  33. Helen on November 23rd, 2009 2:51 am

    Yes, I asked my son WHY he thought it was OK to tell me I could actually leave and life would go on, unhindered, he told me that his daddy is more than capable of doing everything I do, only better and that really, why WAS I here? I answered that he had hurt my feelings and that was very unkind, he then said ” well, perhaps you should think before you ask questions you won’t like the answers to.” He was 6, you don’t even want to know what he thinks of me now he is 9 and yet, I am still here.
    Having said all that, I have 3 adult children who now think I am quite the most splendid of people…it is so worth hanging on until they reach adulthood, it just feels like the childhood part takes forever.

  34. rubber duck on November 30th, 2009 12:58 pm

    omg! your list was absolutely. laugh-out-loud-and-scare-all-in-earshot. hilarious.

    thank you!

  35. Sericergy on March 6th, 2010 12:50 pm
  36. Marc Schollmeyer on October 18th, 2010 3:31 am

    Fine information. Thanks so much, looking forward to your feed updates…

  37. worldpillonx on October 22nd, 2010 6:45 am

    geriatric medicine okinawa [url=] 5 500 high buy hydrocodone [/url] pharmacy license number wal-mart jacksonville tx
    mass general hospital travel medicine fee [url=] how much do 5 mg hydrocodone sell for [/url] medicine elevate bilirubin
    google maps medicine hat watrous [url=] 5mg hydrocodone street price [/url] tylocine human medicine
    biologics specialty pharmacy [url=] 10 500 hydrocodone drug [/url] practicing medicine without a license texas
    university of florida colleg of pharmacy [url=] 10 mg hydrocodone 225 mg acetaminophen [/url] spports medicine back surgery
    ronald reagan speeches socialized medicine [url=] 10mg hydrocodone 325mg tylenol [/url] rxschool continuing education pharmacy
    center for family medicine sioux falls [url=] hydrocodone apap 7.5 500 [/url] vetinary medicine prolotherapy
    family care remington pharmacy [url=] 7.5 750 hydrocodone acetaminophen [/url] central ohio sports medicine murray hill
    researches on alternative medicine [url=] 500 mg hydrocodone street price [/url] feline conjunctivitis medicine
    cvs pharmacy inc [url=] acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate risks [/url] american society of pharmacy lawyers
    anderson family medicine <a href=] 5 500 hydrocodone effects medicine c oxycantha
    sports medicine brookline dr william mitchell <a href=] 5 mg hydrocodone 325 mg acetaminophen homeopathic medicine and dogs
    travel medicine oak brook illinois <a href=] snorting 5mg hydrocodone oxycodone elephant pharm in los altos ca
    front range internal medicine <a href=] 10 500 hydrocodone mg alternative medicine practitioners north carolina locate
    david whitelaw medicine love bags <a href=] 10 mg hydrocodone 325 mg apap dyck’s medicine centre
    psychology and alternative medicine <a href=] 10mg hydrocodone 500mg acetaminophen nellis afb formulary medicine
    associates of arts in pharm <a href=] 7.5 500 hydrocodone hr offices block medicine hat
    77 canada pharmacy coupon <a href=] 7.5 750 hydrocodone vicodin medicines for dummies
    iodine alternative medicine <a href=] how many 500 mg hydrocodone vs get high new england journal of medicine 2000
    the medicine shoppe durant ok <a href=] acetaminophen and hydrocodone risks desoto family medicine

  38. Crianlarich on August 18th, 2011 9:41 am

    Glad I stumbled across your site, I will be back!

  39. Roman on April 9th, 2013 8:45 pm

    Its like you гead my mind! You ѕeеm to know ѕo muсh about this,
    like you wrote the book in it oг something.
    І think that you can do wіth some piсs to drive the message
    hоme a little bit, but otheг thаn that, this is gгeat blog.

    An excеllent read. I will dеfinіtely bе back.

    Here iѕ my blog post: Roman

  40. duermaprabure on September 16th, 2013 7:31 pm

    [url=]コーチ アウトレット[/url]
    [url=]グッチ バッグ[/url]
    [url=]ケイトスペード アウトレット[/url]
    So anecdotally what we know is that the majority of women report that after my husband and i have sex, or my partner and I’ve sex, if he’s male, then he falls asleep. That has a trend to happen anecdotally, we don’t have any kind of great data on the item yet, to say whether we know that’s the case or not, but what we have found is that when speaking with these individuals,
    [url=]プラダ バッグ 2013 新作 チェック[/url]
    Better Sleep for your Better Sex Life
    [url=]ポールスミス 長財布[/url]
    if they have another type of type of sex, or more sensual sex rather than more vigorous sex, then that has any tendency to lead towards less of a problem with insomnia secondary to having sex.
    This means that a cookie will stay on your hard disk even when you leave or close your browser that might reduce your levels regarding privacy and security. You should never select this option should you be using a publicly accessible computer, or if you’re sharing a computer with other folks. Even if you select this option there are a few features of our web page that still require to log in for privateness reasons.

  41. czANruRNp on November 20th, 2014 8:21 pm

    read this valium dosage 20mg – enhance effects valium

  42. Polo Ralph Lauren Size Chart on February 23rd, 2015 6:20 pm

    I used to have a website on this subject, but it got spammed to death. You seem to be better at fighting off the spammers than I did! Well done!

  43. Gafas Ray Ban Rb2132 on May 2nd, 2015 7:16 am

    Give yourself or your loved one a magical muff! Vajazzle Designs brings you the biggest selection of genuine swarovski vajazzle crystal design goodies! Visit us and check out the most amazing collection of vajazzle kit designs on offer in the UK and Europe.
    Gafas Ray Ban Rb2132

  44. Lunette Velo Oakley on May 2nd, 2015 5:15 pm

    woah i like yur website. It genuinely helped me with the information i wus seeking for. Appcriciate it, will bookmark.
    Lunette Velo Oakley

  45. nike air max pas cher on January 26th, 2016 2:25 pm

    {I have|I’ve} been {surfing|browsing} online more than {three|3|2|4} hours today, yet
    I never found any interesting article like yours.
    {It’s|It is} pretty worth enough for me. {In my opinion|Personally|In my view}, if
    all {webmasters|site owners|website owners|web owners} and bloggers made
    good content as you did, the {internet|net|web} will be {much more|a lot more} useful
    than ever before.|
    I {couldn’t|could not} {resist|refrain from} commenting.

    {Very well|Perfectly|Well|Exceptionally well} written!|
    {I will|I’ll} {right away|immediately} {take hold of|grab|clutch|grasp|seize|snatch} your {rss|rss
    feed} as I {can not|can’t} {in finding|find|to find} your {email|e-mail} subscription {link|hyperlink} or {newsletter|e-newsletter} service.
    Do {you have|you’ve} any? {Please|Kindly} {allow|permit|let} me {realize|recognize|understand|recognise|know} {so that|in order that} I
    {may just|may|could} subscribe. Thanks.|
    {It is|It’s} {appropriate|perfect|the best} time to make some plans for
    the future and {it is|it’s} time to be happy. {I have|I’ve} read this post and if I could I {want to|wish
    to|desire to} suggest you {few|some} interesting things or
    {advice|suggestions|tips}. {Perhaps|Maybe} you {could|can} write next articles referring to this
    article. I {want to|wish to|desire to} read {more|even more} things about it!|
    {It is|It’s} {appropriate|perfect|the best} time to
    make {a few|some} plans for {the future|the longer term|the long run} and {it is|it’s} time to be happy.
    {I have|I’ve} {read|learn} this {post|submit|publish|put up} and if I {may just|may|could}
    I {want to|wish to|desire to} {suggest|recommend|counsel} you
    {few|some} {interesting|fascinating|attention-grabbing} {things|issues}
    or {advice|suggestions|tips}. {Perhaps|Maybe} you {could|can} write {next|subsequent} articles {relating to|referring to|regarding} this article.
    I {want to|wish to|desire to} {read|learn} {more|even more}
    {things|issues} {approximately|about} it!|
    {I have|I’ve} been {surfing|browsing} {online|on-line} {more than|greater than} {three|3} hours {these days|nowadays|today|lately|as of late}, {yet|but}
    I {never|by no means} {found|discovered} any {interesting|fascinating|attention-grabbing} article like yours.
    {It’s|It is} {lovely|pretty|beautiful} {worth|value|price} {enough|sufficient} for me.
    {In my opinion|Personally|In my view}, if all {webmasters|site owners|website owners|web owners} and bloggers made {just right|good|excellent} {content|content material} as {you did|you probably did}, the {internet|net|web} {will be|shall
    be|might be|will probably be|can be|will likely be} {much more|a lot more}
    {useful|helpful} than ever before.|
    Ahaa, its {nice|pleasant|good|fastidious} {discussion|conversation|dialogue} {regarding|concerning|about|on the topic of} this {article|post|piece of writing|paragraph} {here|at this place} at this {blog|weblog|webpage|website|web site},
    I have read all that, so {now|at this time} me also commenting {here|at
    this place}.|
    I am sure this {article|post|piece of writing|paragraph} has touched all
    the internet {users|people|viewers|visitors}, its really really {nice|pleasant|good|fastidious} {article|post|piece of writing|paragraph}
    on building up new {blog|weblog|webpage|website|web site}.|
    Wow, this {article|post|piece of writing|paragraph} is {nice|pleasant|good|fastidious}, my {sister|younger sister} is analyzing {such|these|these kinds of} things, {so|thus|therefore} I am going
    to {tell|inform|let know|convey} her.|
    {Saved as a favorite|bookmarked!!}, {I really like|I like|I love}
    {your blog|your site|your web site|your website}!|
    Way cool! Some {very|extremely} valid points! I appreciate you {writing this|penning this} {article|post|write-up} {and the|and
    also the|plus the} rest of the {site is|website is} {also very|extremely|very|also really|really} good.|
    Hi, {I do believe|I do think} {this is an excellent|this
    is a great} {blog|website|web site|site}. I stumbledupon it ;) {I will|I am going to|I’m going to|I may} {come back|return|revisit} {once again|yet again} {since I|since i
    have} {bookmarked|book marked|book-marked|saved as a
    favorite} it. Money and freedom {is the best|is the greatest} way to change, may you be rich and continue to
    {help|guide} {other people|others}.|
    Woah! I’m really {loving|enjoying|digging} the template/theme of this {site|website|blog}.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s {very hard|very difficult|challenging|tough|difficult|hard} to
    get that “perfect balance” between {superb usability|user
    friendliness|usability} and {visual appearance|visual appeal|appearance}.

    I must say {that you’ve|you have|you’ve} done a {awesome|amazing|very good|superb|fantastic|excellent|great} job with this.
    {In addition|Additionally|Also}, the blog loads {very|extremely|super} {fast|quick} for me
    on {Safari|Internet explorer|Chrome|Opera|Firefox}.

    {Superb|Exceptional|Outstanding|Excellent} Blog!|
    These are {really|actually|in fact|truly|genuinely} {great|enormous|impressive|wonderful|fantastic} ideas in {regarding|concerning|about|on the topic of} blogging.
    You have touched some {nice|pleasant|good|fastidious} {points|factors|things} here.
    Any way keep up wrinting.|
    {I love|I really like|I enjoy|I like|Everyone loves} what you guys {are|are usually|tend
    to be} up too. {This sort of|This type of|Such|This kind of} clever work and
    {exposure|coverage|reporting}! Keep up the {superb|terrific|very good|great|good|awesome|fantastic|excellent|amazing|wonderful} works guys I’ve {incorporated||added|included} you guys to
    {|my|our||my personal|my own} blogroll.|
    {Howdy|Hi there|Hey there|Hi|Hello|Hey}! Someone in my {Myspace|Facebook}
    group shared this {site|website} with us so I came to {give
    it a look|look it over|take a look|check it out}. I’m definitely
    {enjoying|loving} the information. I’m {book-marking|bookmarking} and will
    be tweeting this to my followers! {Terrific|Wonderful|Great|Fantastic|Outstanding|Exceptional|Superb|Excellent} blog and
    {wonderful|terrific|brilliant|amazing|great|excellent|fantastic|outstanding|superb} {style and design|design and
    {I love|I really like|I enjoy|I like|Everyone loves} what you guys {are|are
    usually|tend to be} up too. {This sort of|This type of|Such|This kind of} clever work and {exposure|coverage|reporting}!
    Keep up the {superb|terrific|very good|great|good|awesome|fantastic|excellent|amazing|wonderful} works guys
    I’ve {incorporated|added|included} you guys to {|my|our|my personal|my own} blogroll.|
    {Howdy|Hi there|Hey there|Hi|Hello|Hey} would you mind {stating|sharing} which blog platform you’re {working with|using}?
    I’m {looking|planning|going} to start my own blog {in the near future|soon} but I’m having a {tough|difficult|hard} time {making a decision|selecting|choosing|deciding} between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your {design and style|design|layout} seems different then most blogs and I’m looking
    for something {completely unique|unique}.
    P.S {My apologies|Apologies|Sorry} for {getting|being} off-topic but I had
    to ask!|
    {Howdy|Hi there|Hi|Hey there|Hello|Hey} would you
    mind letting me know which {webhost|hosting company|web host} you’re {utilizing|working with|using}?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 {completely different|different} {internet browsers|web browsers|browsers} and I must say this
    blog loads a lot {quicker|faster} then most.
    Can you {suggest|recommend} a good {internet hosting|web hosting|hosting} provider at a {honest|reasonable|fair} price?

    {Thanks a lot|Kudos|Cheers|Thank you|Many thanks|Thanks}, I appreciate it!|
    {I love|I really like|I like|Everyone loves} it {when people|when individuals|when folks|whenever people}
    {come together|get together} and share {opinions|thoughts|views|ideas}.

    Great {blog|website|site}, {keep it up|continue the good work|stick with
    Thank you for the {auspicious|good} writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.
    Look advanced to {far|more} added agreeable from you!

    {By the way|However}, how {can|could} we communicate?|
    {Howdy|Hi there|Hey there|Hello|Hey} just wanted to
    give you a quick heads up. The {text|words} in your {content|post|article} seem to
    be running off the screen in {Ie|Internet explorer|Chrome|Firefox|Safari|Opera}.
    I’m not sure if this is a {format|formatting} issue or
    something to do with {web browser|internet browser|browser}
    compatibility but I {thought|figured} I’d post to let you know.

    The {style and design|design and style|layout|design} look great though!
    Hope you get the {problem|issue} {solved|resolved|fixed} soon.
    {Kudos|Cheers|Many thanks|Thanks}|
    This is a topic {that is|that’s|which is} {close to|near to} my heart…
    {Cheers|Many thanks|Best wishes|Take care|Thank you}!
    {Where|Exactly where} are your contact details though?|
    It’s very {easy|simple|trouble-free|straightforward|effortless} to find out any {topic|matter} on {net|web}
    as compared to {books|textbooks}, as I found
    this {article|post|piece of writing|paragraph} at this
    {website|web site|site|web page}.|
    Does your {site|website|blog} have a contact page?

    I’m having {a tough time|problems|trouble} locating it but, I’d like to {send|shoot} you an {e-mail|email}.
    I’ve got some {creative ideas|recommendations|suggestions|ideas} for your blog you might be interested in hearing.
    Either way, great {site|website|blog} and I look forward to seeing it {develop|improve|expand|grow} over
    {Hola|Hey there|Hi|Hello|Greetings}! I’ve been {following|reading} your {site|web site|website|weblog|blog} for {a long time|a while|some time} now and finally got the {bravery|courage} to
    go ahead and give you a shout out from {New Caney|Kingwood|Huffman|Porter|Houston|Dallas|Austin|Lubbock|Humble|Atascocita} {Tx|Texas}!

    Just wanted to {tell you|mention|say} keep up the {fantastic|excellent|great|good} {job|work}!|
    Greetings from {Idaho|Carolina|Ohio|Colorado|Florida|Los angeles|California}!
    I’m {bored to tears|bored to death|bored} at work so I decided
    to {check out|browse} your {site|website|blog}
    on my iphone during lunch break. I {enjoy|really like|love} the {knowledge|info|information} you
    {present|provide} here and can’t wait to take a look
    when I get home. I’m {shocked|amazed|surprised} at
    how {quick|fast} your blog loaded on my {mobile|cell phone|phone} ..
    I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. {Anyhow|Anyways}, {awesome|amazing|very good|superb|good|wonderful|fantastic|excellent|great} {site|blog}!|
    Its {like you|such as you} {read|learn} my {mind|thoughts}!
    You {seem|appear} {to understand|to know|to grasp} {so much|a lot} {approximately|about} this, {like you|such
    as you} wrote the {book|e-book|guide|ebook|e book} in it or something.
    {I think|I feel|I believe} {that you|that you simply|that you just} {could|can} do with {some|a few} {%|p.c.|percent} to {force|pressure|drive|power} the message {house|home} {a bit|a little bit}, {however|but} {other than|instead
    of} that, {this is|that is} {great|wonderful|fantastic|magnificent|excellent}
    blog. {A great|An excellent|A fantastic} read. {I’ll|I will} {definitely|certainly} be back.|
    I visited {multiple|many|several|various} {websites|sites|web sites|web pages|blogs} {but|except|however} the audio {quality|feature} for audio songs {current|present|existing} at this {website|web site|site|web page} is
    {really|actually|in fact|truly|genuinely} {marvelous|wonderful|excellent|fabulous|superb}.|
    {Howdy|Hi there|Hi|Hello}, i read your blog {occasionally|from time to time} and i own a similar one
    and i was just {wondering|curious} if you get a lot of spam {comments|responses|feedback|remarks}?
    If so how do you {prevent|reduce|stop|protect against} it, any plugin or anything you can {advise|suggest|recommend}?
    I get so much lately it’s driving me {mad|insane|crazy} so any
    {assistance|help|support} is very much appreciated.|
    Greetings! {Very helpful|Very useful} advice {within this|in this particular} {article|post}!

    {It is the|It’s the} little changes {that make|which will
    make|that produce|that will make} {the biggest|the
    largest|the greatest|the most important|the most significant}
    changes. {Thanks a lot|Thanks|Many thanks} for sharing!|
    {I really|I truly|I seriously|I absolutely} love {your
    blog|your site|your website}.. {Very nice|Excellent|Pleasant|Great} colors & theme.
    Did you {create|develop|make|build} {this website|this site|this web site|this
    amazing site} yourself? Please reply back as I’m {looking
    to|trying to|planning to|wanting to|hoping to|attempting to} create {my own|my very own|my own personal}
    {blog|website|site} and {would like to|want to|would love to} {know|learn|find
    out} where you got this from or {what the|exactly what the|just what the} theme {is
    called|is named}. {Thanks|Many thanks|Thank you|Cheers|Appreciate it|Kudos}!|
    {Hi there|Hello there|Howdy}! This {post|article|blog
    post} {couldn’t|could not} be written {any better|much better}!
    {Reading through|Looking at|Going through|Looking through} this {post|article} reminds me of my
    previous roommate! He {always|constantly|continually} kept {talking
    about|preaching about} this. {I will|I’ll|I am going to|I most certainly will} {forward|send} {this article|this
    information|this post} to him. {Pretty sure|Fairly certain} {he will|he’ll|he’s going to} {have
    a good|have a very good|have a great} read. {Thank you
    for|Thanks for|Many thanks for|I appreciate you for} sharing!|
    {Wow|Whoa|Incredible|Amazing}! This blog looks {exactly|just} like my old one!
    It’s on a {completely|entirely|totally} different {topic|subject} but it has pretty much the same {layout|page
    layout} and design. {Excellent|Wonderful|Great|Outstanding|Superb} choice of colors!|
    {There is|There’s} {definately|certainly} {a lot to|a great deal to}
    {know about|learn about|find out about} this {subject|topic|issue}.
    {I like|I love|I really like} {all the|all of the} points {you
    made|you’ve made|you have made}.|
    {You made|You’ve made|You have made} some {decent|good|really good} points there.
    I {looked|checked} {on the internet|on the web|on the net} {for more info|for more information|to find out more|to learn more|for additional information} about the
    issue and found {most individuals|most people} will go along with your views on {this website|this site|this web site}.|
    {Hi|Hello|Hi there|What’s up}, I {log on to|check|read} your {new stuff|blogs|blog} {regularly|like
    every week|daily|on a regular basis}. Your {story-telling|writing|humoristic} style is
    {awesome|witty}, keep {doing what you’re doing|up the good work|it up}!|
    I {simply|just} {could not|couldn’t} {leave|depart|go
    away} your {site|web site|website} {prior to|before} suggesting that I {really|extremely|actually} {enjoyed|loved} {the standard|the usual} {information|info} {a
    person|an individual} {supply|provide} {for your|on your|in your|to your} {visitors|guests}?
    Is {going to|gonna} be {back|again} {frequently|regularly|incessantly|steadily|ceaselessly|often|continuously} {in order to|to} {check up on|check
    out|inspect|investigate cross-check} new posts|
    {I wanted|I needed|I want to|I need to} to thank you for this
    {great|excellent|fantastic|wonderful|good|very good} read!!

    I {definitely|certainly|absolutely} {enjoyed|loved} every {little
    bit of|bit of} it. {I have|I’ve got|I have got} you {bookmarked|book marked|book-marked|saved as a favorite} {to check out|to
    look at} new {stuff you|things you} post…|
    {Hi|Hello|Hi there|What’s up}, just wanted to {mention|say|tell you},
    I {enjoyed|liked|loved} this {article|post|blog post}.
    It was {inspiring|funny|practical|helpful}.
    Keep on posting!|
    {Hi there|Hello}, I enjoy reading {all of|through} your {article|post|article post}.

    I {like|wanted} to write a little comment to support you.|
    I {always|constantly|every time} spent my half an hour to read this {blog|weblog|webpage|website|web site}’s {articles|posts|articles or reviews|content} {everyday|daily|every day|all the time} along with a {cup|mug}
    of coffee.|
    I {always|for all time|all the time|constantly|every time} emailed this {blog|weblog|webpage|website|web
    site} post page to all my {friends|associates|contacts},
    {because|since|as|for the reason that} if like to read it {then|after that|next|afterward} my {friends|links|contacts} will too.|
    My {coder|programmer|developer} is trying to {persuade|convince} me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the {expenses|costs}.
    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using {Movable-type|WordPress} on {a
    number of|a variety of|numerous|several|various} websites for about a year and am {nervous|anxious|worried|concerned} about switching to another platform.
    I have heard {fantastic|very good|excellent|great|good} things about
    Is there a way I can {transfer|import} all my wordpress {content|posts} into it?
    {Any kind of|Any} help would be {really|greatly} appreciated!|
    {Hello|Hi|Hello there|Hi there|Howdy|Good day}! I could have sworn I’ve
    {been to|visited} {this blog|this web site|this website|this site|your blog} before
    but after {browsing through|going through|looking at} {some of the|a
    few of the|many of the} {posts|articles} I realized it’s new to me.

    {Anyways|Anyhow|Nonetheless|Regardless}, I’m {definitely|certainly}
    {happy|pleased|delighted} {I found|I discovered|I came across|I stumbled upon} it and I’ll be {bookmarking|book-marking} it and checking back {frequently|regularly|often}!|
    {Terrific|Great|Wonderful} {article|work}! {This
    is|That is} {the type of|the kind of} {information|info} {that are meant to|that are supposed
    to|that should} be shared {around the|across the} {web|internet|net}.

    {Disgrace|Shame} on {the {seek|search} engines|Google} for {now not|not|no longer} positioning
    this {post|submit|publish|put up} {upper|higher}!
    Come on over and {talk over with|discuss with|seek advice from|visit|consult with} my
    {site|web site|website} . {Thank you|Thanks} =)|
    Heya {i’m|i am} for the first time here. I {came across|found} this board and I
    find It {truly|really} useful & it helped me out {a
    lot|much}. I hope to give something back and {help|aid} others like
    you {helped|aided} me.|
    {Hi|Hello|Hi there|Hello there|Howdy|Greetings}, {I think|I believe|I do believe|I do think|There’s no doubt that} {your site|your website|your web site|your blog} {might be|may
    be|could be|could possibly be} having {browser|internet browser|web browser} compatibility {issues|problems}.
    {When I|Whenever I} {look at your|take a look at your} {website|web
    site|site|blog} in Safari, it looks fine {but when|however when|however, if|however, when} opening in {Internet Explorer|IE|I.E.}, {it has|it’s
    got} some overlapping issues. {I just|I simply|I merely} wanted to {give you a|provide
    you with a} quick heads up! {Other than that|Apart from that|Besides that|Aside from that}, {fantastic|wonderful|great|excellent} {blog|website|site}!|
    {A person|Someone|Somebody} {necessarily|essentially} {lend a
    hand|help|assist} to make {seriously|critically|significantly|severely}
    {articles|posts} {I would|I might|I’d} state.
    {This is|That is} the {first|very first} time I
    frequented your {web page|website page} and {to this point|so
    far|thus far|up to now}? I {amazed|surprised} with the {research|analysis} you
    made to {create|make} {this actual|this particular} {post|submit|publish|put
    up} {incredible|amazing|extraordinary}. {Great|Wonderful|Fantastic|Magnificent|Excellent} {task|process|activity|job}!|
    Heya {i’m|i am} for {the primary|the first} time here.
    I {came across|found} this board and I {in finding|find|to find} It {truly|really} {useful|helpful} & it
    helped me out {a lot|much}. {I am hoping|I hope|I’m hoping} {to give|to offer|to provide|to present} {something|one
    thing} {back|again} and {help|aid} others {like you|such as you} {helped|aided} me.|
    {Hello|Hi|Hello there|Hi there|Howdy|Good day|Hey there}! {I just|I
    simply} {would like to|want to|wish to} {give you a|offer you
    a} {huge|big} thumbs up {for the|for your} {great|excellent} {info|information} {you have|you’ve got|you have got} {here|right here} on this post.
    {I will be|I’ll be|I am} {coming back to|returning to} {your
    blog|your site|your website|your web site} for more soon.|
    I {always|all the time|every time} used to {read|study} {article|post|piece of writing|paragraph} in news papers but now as I am
    a user of {internet|web|net} {so|thus|therefore} from now I am using net for {articles|posts|articles or reviews|content}, thanks
    to web.|
    Your {way|method|means|mode} of {describing|explaining|telling} {everything|all|the
    whole thing} in this {article|post|piece of writing|paragraph} is {really|actually|in fact|truly|genuinely} {nice|pleasant|good|fastidious},
    {all|every one} {can|be able to|be capable of} {easily|without difficulty|effortlessly|simply} {understand|know|be aware of} it, Thanks a lot.|
    {Hi|Hello} there, {I found|I discovered} your {blog|website|web site|site} {by means of|via|by the use
    of|by way of} Google {at the same time as|whilst|even as|while}
    {searching for|looking for} a {similar|comparable|related} {topic|matter|subject}, your {site|web site|website} {got here|came} up,
    it {looks|appears|seems|seems to be|appears to be like}
    {good|great}. {I have|I’ve} bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    {Hello|Hi} there, {simply|just} {turned into|became|was|become|changed into} {aware of|alert to} your {blog|weblog} {thru|through|via} Google, {and found|and located} that {it
    is|it’s} {really|truly} informative. {I’m|I am} {gonna|going to} {watch out|be careful} for brussels.
    {I will|I’ll} {appreciate|be grateful} {if you|should you|when you|in the event you|in case you|for those
    who|if you happen to} {continue|proceed} this {in future}.

    {A lot of|Lots of|Many|Numerous} {other folks|folks|other people|people} {will be|shall be|might be|will probably be|can be|will likely be} benefited {from your|out of your} writing.
    {I am|I’m} curious to find out what blog {system|platform}
    {you have been|you happen to be|you are|you’re} {working with|utilizing|using}?
    I’m {experiencing|having} some {minor|small} security {problems|issues}
    with my latest {site|website|blog} and {I would|I’d} like
    to find something more {safe|risk-free|safeguarded|secure}.
    Do you have any {solutions|suggestions|recommendations}?|
    {I am|I’m} {extremely|really} impressed with your writing skills {and also|as well as} with the layout
    on your {blog|weblog}. Is this a paid theme or did you {customize|modify} it yourself?
    {Either way|Anyway} keep up the {nice|excellent} quality writing, {it’s|it is} rare to see a {nice|great} blog like this one {these days|nowadays|today}.|
    {I am|I’m} {extremely|really} {inspired|impressed} {with your|together with your|along with your} writing {talents|skills|abilities} {and also|as
    {smartly|well|neatly} as} with the {layout|format|structure} {for your|on your|in your|to your} {blog|weblog}.
    {Is this|Is that this} a paid {subject|topic|subject matter|theme} or did you {customize|modify} it {yourself|your self}?
    {Either way|Anyway} {stay|keep} up the {nice|excellent} {quality|high quality} writing, {it’s|it
    is} {rare|uncommon} {to peer|to see|to look} a {nice|great} {blog|weblog}
    like this one {these days|nowadays|today}..|
    {Hi|Hello}, Neat post. {There is|There’s} {a problem|an issue} {with your|together with your|along with
    your} {site|web site|website} in {internet|web} explorer, {may|might|could|would} {check|test} this?
    IE {still|nonetheless} is the {marketplace|market} {leader|chief} and {a large|a good|a big|a huge} {part of|section of|component to|portion of|component of|element of}
    {other folks|folks|other people|people} will {leave out|omit|miss|pass over} your {great|wonderful|fantastic|magnificent|excellent} writing {due to|because of} this problem.|
    {I’m|I am} not sure where {you are|you’re} getting your {info|information}, but {good|great}
    topic. I needs to spend some time learning {more|much more} or understanding
    more. Thanks for {great|wonderful|fantastic|magnificent|excellent} {information|info} I was
    looking for this {information|info} for my mission.|
    {Hi|Hello}, i think that i saw you visited my {blog|weblog|website|web site|site} {so|thus} i came
    to “return the favor”.{I am|I’m} {trying to|attempting to} find
    things to {improve|enhance} my {website|site|web site}!I suppose its
    ok to use {some of|a few \

Leave a Reply