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Friday, June 02, 2006

Follow up

In the wake of my last post, which by the way, most people failed to notice was not exclusively about Justin Spirit, I received a lot of strange e-mails, as I do with almost every post nowadays.
One anonymous person wrote me to say, "I know Justin Spirit personally, and I take offense to your making fun of him on your blog. Please take down the picture, because I have it on good authority that he would not appreciate it." Amongst a host of depricating comments that endeavored to slander my love, wisdom, and christianity, that actually have absolutely nothing to do with my posting of the picture in the first place.
Being as I do not know Justin Spirit "personally", I was a little daunted by this e-mail at first, until I realized that the formerly quoted person probably, in their haste to do godly things, was not able to waste their time actually READING my blog post, which (Niki offered:) "Actually makes it sound like I'm obsessed with him as opposed to making fun of him."
Great. Just the way I like it.

Actually, I've never really been the kind of person to exhibit obsession for the ordinary sort of people we've come to call "Family celebrities". (Sure, I posted a long diatribe about my teenage crush Mr. Miguel...but that's...different.)
I really honestly do not have the guts to walk up to someone well-known or popular and say stuff like "Yo, you're that singer right? Yo. Word, dude. Can you sign my notebook?"

I don't know why. I just don't feel like that'd be a classy way to hit it off with someone.

I don't think any of the musicians in the Family actually ENJOY being famous, or tout their celebrity title anyplace. I don't think it really grates on their nerves or anything, because it's really just too much of a stupid thing to let it get to you. But that's exactly it, it makes you feel stupid. So you walk up to someone and say "Ahhh oh my god! Like, you're STEM's SISTER!" and it makes them feel STUPID. Like, "Yeah. He was a demigod since birth. I'm so lucky to be related to him."

Basically, I don't know what this post is getting at. Maybe I'll take this opportunity to reunite Justin Spirit's head with his body. No hard feelings. *kaching! Big smile!*

And I have come to the conclusion that the reason why I like SOE is because the songs are written so damn brilliantly. That is the long and short of it.

16 comments:

Blogger crazynik said...

I like this post...I really do


And YES JUSTIN IS HOT...(I hope he reads me saying this...nyahaha)
Ouch

6/02/2006 3:06 PM  
Blogger Ely said...

haha why would he take offence in seeing his face on st francis body? i mean.. its not like u put his face on a greasy freeky monster or something..hey its st francis, nothing wrong with it, anyone would actually laugh and be proud. hehe

6/02/2006 4:45 PM  
Blogger Florence said...

Hahaha Ely, of course it was just some overly concerned individual that thought he would take offense. Thankfully, he himself DIDN'T take offense, and even deigned to comment on my blog to relieve me of the worrying. So hurray, not only is he very talented, but he is a nice guy!
And Niki, I don't know if I'm allowed (appropriately) to agree with you or not, but I will say that there are very few ugly boys in the family. We are so blessed!!! Ayyymehn?

6/02/2006 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG!
you're...
STEM's sister???
you've known him, for, like, all your 16 years?
that's, like, way too AWESOME!

I heard guys over there in china pluck their eyebrows right and left, does he do that too? wouldn't be so, like, hot, anymore.

PS: I READ YOUR BLOG, I comply to your wishes and love you passionately.
I know now why people comment anonymous, cause then you feel free free free under the coconut tree! w00t w00t

--purpleish substance--

6/03/2006 7:22 AM  
Blogger Alyx said...

Yeah we CHINESE folk pluck ALL of our brows off, don't you know? And ofcouse Steve does too, since he is, after all, CHINESE aswell.

HEHEHEHE.
You made me laugh, honestly!

Anyhow I feel for you Flo, some people these days....geez.

Doesn't he look like Abner???

6/03/2006 7:55 AM  
Blogger Florence said...

...who? look like abner?

I LOVE YOU, PURPLEISH SUBSTANCE!!!

6/03/2006 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Miss B said...

I don't think he took offense by it. In fact we sat in the living room and read it and thought it was funny. He's got a great sense of humor. He's a sweetie.

6/03/2006 12:59 PM  
Blogger Florence said...

hahaha.
i didn't think he'd take offense. i thought it was just a little bit funny too.
thank him for commenting and putting an end to my concern, wouldya?
lots of love.

6/03/2006 1:36 PM  
Anonymous babylove said...

wowzer the concern & love you get when you attach a bald mans face onto a dress wearing man's body! I like your style Flo,


all of us in China like your style!!

6/03/2006 2:56 PM  
Anonymous Gio. said...

People can put up a picture of a sexynaked woman up on their blog. People will get mad.
People can do the complete opposite, post a picture of a saint, full-dressed. People will get mad.
Weird.
Maybe you could compromise, half-naked, half-saint. Or no picture at all.
I think you should stick to people getting mad. Don't listen to their raving.

Gio.

6/04/2006 4:50 AM  
Blogger Joan said...

......... china?!?!?! .......

6/04/2006 10:38 AM  
Blogger Florence said...

Hahahahahaha, al, you crack me up. You are a top quality person.

Gio, I totally agree with you.
In this case though, no one really got angry--I actually do the thing where I sit in front of my blog post before I publish it and wonder if I wrote anything anyone would get angry about. I didn't think I did. That's why I was baffled by the strange e-mail.
But man, we ought to be free. Amen?

And Joan, it's a joke.
We're not from China. Purpleish substance has a hard time differentiating Japan from China. So we're joking that we're from China.
I can't believe I just explained that.

6/04/2006 11:44 AM  
Anonymous Stephen said...

you're quite the writer...

6/05/2006 1:50 AM  
Blogger marijuanna said...

Now i feel bad Flo...because I did go up to him and ask him for his autograph.
and at wordstock, almost every single person asked me the same question: "You live in Japan? Oh My God! do you know STEM? like Steve Mcnair?" it got to be pretty annoying.

And I totally agree with Niki! Niki, you took the words right out of my mouth!

6/05/2006 8:35 PM  
Blogger Florence said...

oh my! thank you, stephen! if only i could take credit for anything i write. it's only jesus. but you have given me my warm and fuzzy feeling for the day. love ya.

mari, i forgive you for asking him for his autograph. as long as you do the same for me the next time i see you. heehee.
spanks.

6/05/2006 9:30 PM  
Blogger Warthogs Unite said...

*Jumps up and down like a maniac* OH PLEEEEASE? I can? Wheeeehoo, better avoid me at the next fellowship, Flo!
You're such a celebrity, I don't know why I haven't thought of it before...

6/07/2006 7:33 PM  

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