Innocent Bystander: What are you doing?
Me: Publishing a comment.
IB: Can I read your blog?
Me: I don't care. It kinda creeps me out, but I don't care.
IB: Well, I got up early and I've already read it. We need to talk. (Why the heck do you ask me if you've already read it, Scrotum?)
He again reminded me of what a small, tight knit community we live in. We (if by we you mean I) have to be really careful what we say around here as everyone in the area is related one way or another or has known all of his neighbors since birth. He pointed out that my thinly veiled descriptions would fool no one, and that some of my comments were downright mean. We have only been here for three years, so we are still outsiders (and will be forever, but I digress). I truly love my little houseboat, and I love this community and the people in it and I don't want somebody around here to POP A CAP IN MY ASS, so I have cleaned up a few posts and deleted a few others in the name of harmony in my household. Honestly, I have not met anyone from around here who I don't like-people around here take care of each other. So from now on I will only tell you about my fascination with the dentally challenged or talk about anyone around here in either very vague or VERY FLATTERING terms. *heavy sigh* If they just weren't so darned AMUSING. *shakes head*
So. Ethics point number one. Thou shalt not point and laugh at thy neighbors.
Which brings me to point number two. Once something has been published, is it ethical to go back and change things to a) protect the innocent or b) make them funnier? This has been a real sticking point for me and I could use some input. It's not like I think this is ART, but sometimes there is a tendancy to want to make it better. It is catharsis more than anything. Or justification for sitting on my fluffy fanny in front of this little box of knowledge that I can't seem to drag myself away from despite living in a virtual paradise. But at what point do you say "It's done"?
My third ethical question of the day involves comments. Do you respond to every one? I am so excited (thank you again PlungerGirl) to even have comments that I want to take you ALL out and buy you puppies to lick your faces for me (I'll lick a lot of things, but I have the feeling some of you wear makeup and I don't want that crap on my tongue and frankly, I don't know where some of your faces have been). I mean, I want to acknowledge every comment, but how many ways can I say thank you? THANK you. Thank YOU. THANK YOU. Now I know how flight attendants feel as they are saying "Buh bye" four hundred times as I deplane.
And lastly, is it ethical to invite the perverts to my blog by mentioning boobies, vaginas, penises and stories about riding baloney ponies and playing hide the sausage? I'm thinking yes, as long as you manage to work them into the conversation in a way that they fit. I don't want to be throwing vaginas around just for the sake of throwing vaginas around. Or do I? Oh, great. Now I'm going to have pictures of giant flying vaginas running through my head all day. *wicked evil grin*
You're welcome in advance for today's visual.