Ok, I just got a few communications responding to my post.

Perhaps I put myself out there way too much with this blog. I started this blog as a place to write down my funny stories, and maybe it got too big.

I'm not a very thick skinned person--embarrassingly wimpy if you want me to be honest about it--so I think I'm going to take some time off. Strangers are making me cry like a woman with an issue, and I don't really need that right now. I must stay strong, I have chicken nuggets to cook.

Sorry guys. I'll be back soon.

81 comments:

Iggy Bloggit said...

whoever wrote that: you are totally lame.

Amy, the same thing happened to me, and nobody even reads my blog. that is why i approve all my comments now. i guess some people might think that's lame and i should take whatever comments people give me, but i don't need people trying to make me feel bad or guilty about nothing. i bet you'll feel better if you do take at least a couple days off from blogging. some people like to ruin the fun for the rest of us.

Charlotte said...

Hello Amy, you don't know me but Charlotte (my wife) and I read your blog daily. I am sorry if people have hurt your feelings. That sucks.

Tori said...

Amy- you have no idea who I am, but I totally look forward to reading your blog everyday while I sit at my very mundane job. It is definately a highlight for me. I love your humor, and the way you look at life--it makes me feel a bit more normal. I understand if you need a break, but please don't quit. You have no idea how many faces YOU put a smile on everyday.

Marcy said...

What?!? That's totally crappy (not you. Who ever is being mean) Honestly chica, DON'T SWEAT IT!!! Seriously, if some loser finds time to e-mail you with hate mail then THEY have nothing better to do with their time. Jealousy perhaps? Probably. Or they just get some crappy kick out of getting a rise out of you. Chin up. Don't let him/her stop you from doing what YOU like :-)

We love your stuff! ;D

DE said...

Chiming in (and delurking at the same time, I suppose), to say that I'm so sorry that some people are being unkind. Personally, I love your blog - the stories you tell and how much you make me laugh. I really hope that you feel better soon.

John said...

Amy,

I found your blog thru the joggler, then half fast, and then yours. Your blog is great and don't let anybody let you change the way you write. It constantly makes me laugh. You have a great way of looking at the your daily life and finding humor in everything. I get made fun of daily for being a Cubs fan, but it is part of being a fan and loving your team. I do feel for the Rockies(players). They had a great run and maybe just a little to much time off. Unfortunately it will take generations for their fans to catch up with the rest of baseball. They just didn't grow up with it like most fans. If these people actually think your blog is directed at them and don't see the humor then they really need to find a life of their own.

Keep it up, we all need your humor each day.

JK

Clovern said...

Hello, Amy, I join the list of people you don't know, but who love your blog. It's one of the highlights of my day! Like Tori said above, take a break if you need to but don't go away! If you do, I am sure you'll leave a lot of people that much sadder. Let those comments be like the proverbial water off a duck's back . . . I bet you have a lot more fans than detractors.

And you're the only funny mormon I know. Chin up!

Samye said...

Amy,

I need names of the offenders so that I can look up addresses and take care of this, if you know what I mean. I enjoy your blog, and it is time for me to step in. An offender of the Lawsons is an offender of the Petersons, and the Petersons settle things in a "different" sort of way. I have this "friend", we'll call him "Spooky", and he handles this type of "business" for me at a good "price". It's time for some good ol' fashioned, Chicago-style Sicilian mafioso, and no, I don't mean pizza.

Dustin

Ethan said...

That is lame that people are emailing you too. It is one thing to make a comment on a blog, but something totally different to start personally contacting people. Keep up the good work. Your take on life always helps me.

Brad and Becks said...

She would know what a 70 year old cat hoarding woman would sound like. Look at her blog. thats what she IS. what a weirdo.

Ann said...

Please don't stop,Amy! I love your blog and all my friends do,too. Putting yourself out there makes you game for people to pick on. The whole email thing to you is weird,though. Keep your chin up and your laptop open!!

Mary said...

Amy, I love your blog. Please don't stop. I often find myself playing the devil's advocate and hope I haven't offended anyone. I am way closer to 70 than you are and am not into so called "potty language" - it wouldn't seem right coming out of my mouth but that's more of a generational thing, I suppose. You have never offended me and have made me laugh many times. So if laughter is good for the soul, then you are good for my soul!

Janette said...

I would just say relax. To everyone. You really dumped a lot of salt in the wounds of Rockies fans. I couldn't read any comments that were too mean. Someone may have emailed you, if that is the case I apoligize. If not you both said some things that weren't real nice and not too mean. Imagine you were one of the true fans getting lumped in with the people who couldn't tell you the starting pitchers' names last.

Take a deep breath and remember how this fits in in the grand scheme of things. See you Sunday.

Thomas said...

Amy, You are so fantastic. I don't even know how I found your blog, but you totally crack me up. I have your blog "bookmarked". I read it everyday. I was driving to pick up my kids at school and thought about the "Amy McSweatpants" and started cracking up again. And that photo of you with your trophies a while back...You are adorable! Plus, that story about your husband and the deoderant...LOVE IT! This is real life stuff and I thank you for sharing it. Don't let anyone get you down. You are so awesome!

Julie said...

Oops...that last comment from "Thomas" is actually from me, Julie. Thomas is my husband. I just didn't want you to think some weirdo guy was making comments about how you are adorable and thought that deoderant story was funny. That would be a little creepy! Anyway, I, Julie, think you are great!

Karrie said...

LOVE your blog and absolutely hate that some people are sending your negative emails. Please don't stay away too long, some of us need your humor to get us through the day!

Julie said...

PS. I am a life long Red Sox fan (Boston born and bred!) and totally got what you were saying. Okay, now this is getting strange of me, I have never posted a comment on anyone's blog before and I have left 3 comments in 5 minutes here...Okay, better go now...Got to get the kids to bed (No, I don't put my kids to bed at 5pm. we are a few hours ahead of you...)

Grandma said...

lots of love from your biggest fan!

Grandma said...

lots of love from your biggest fan!

Jess said...

Do you want me to break some knee caps? Because I will.

Amber said...

I love your blog - please don't stop - let the stupid people be stupid. You don't know me, but I read your blog all the time. Please keep making me laugh.

Rob & Katy said...

Amy,
I think haters are a good sign that you're getting darn good at what you're doing.

Take some time,but don't quit. That would be a real shame. Plus then I'd have to call you a hell of a lot more often to know what's going on in your daily life, and that would get pricey.

I love you loads,
Your loyal sister. :)

Melinda said...

Clovern, I'm a mormon, and I'm funny as heck. But maybe not as funny as Amy. ;)

Amy, please don't let a few haters make you stop!!! I look for new posts from you at least 2x a day...you know, just in case you happen to write twice. I've also got a few other people addicted to your blog too. I'm sorry anyone would be mean to you... just know there are a lot more of us who LOVE you!

Erin said...

All I can say, is anyone dumb enough to keep reading something they find offensive is an idiot :) So, if they want to continue being idiots and leaving you hate mail, let em. Who's the bigger loser? The one marking every bad email as spam/junk, or the one wasting hours reading crap they don't agree with and find offensive and then going through the effort to type a nasty email? Your blog rocks. I read it aloud to my boyfriend all the time. I can't wait to see the mini Richard Simmons pics!

Erin - mommy to a snowflake

Patty said...

Woman... get a grip! It basically comes down to this. Once you start getting hate mail, that can mean only one thing.... You've finally made it BIG!!! Stop sobbing and start celebrating. People are addicted to your blog - even if they don't like what you write sometimes - they still can't stop reading it. I think you're missing the big picture here!!

P.S. I expect at least 3 more posts during this work week, or ummm, I may be sending some hate mail myself. ;-)

Adri said...

I heart your blog.

Clovern said...

Melinda (and Amy, too) -- perhaps I should clarify: I don't know *any* mormons at all, so, by default, Amy is the funniest one! I thought of this a lot today, and really, truly hope that you don't take the lame comments too seriously because it would just be a crying shame to lose you from the blogosphere. Listen, instead, to all of your fans!

Kims Kul-de-Sac said...

Amy, please don't stop writing. I thoroughly enjoy your blog and read it every day. You make me laugh. Don't worry about what other people say. They obviously don't get your sense of humor and that you are passionate about some things. Those are two very important qualities! Keep it up, my day wouldn't be the same without some Lawson humor!

Sue said...

Sorry Amy. FWIW, I love your blog. I get email from people who take issue with my grammar. People are just - odd. And lame. But YOU? Not lame. Funny. Hang in there.

Liligurl said...

Amy, please don't stop writing. I enjoy your blog and read it every day. You make me laugh. Don't worry about what other people say.As for the Red Sox...Way to go Boys!!!WOW 86 years for 1, and now 2 in 4..Boston has something good going on...NO A-Rod!!!!Send him west!!!Keep up the good work.

Mishy said...

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear about the hate mail!! Please don't let those people get to you, I love your blog too! {{{HUGS}}}

mishy said...

Oh no! I'm sorry you got hate mail, that's terrible. I love your blog and I hope you don't quit! ~~ Mishy

katieo said...

WooWee! Look what I've missed out on in the last couple of days!

(When stuff like this has happened to us, it makes me realize that *really* big bloggers have got to have some uber thick skin. Hope the break brings you just what you need!)

LouBob said...

Please PLEASE don't quit! This is my very favorite place to lurk. Don't let some asinine twit deprive me of my daily humor fix.

Amy said...

Look at all these lurkers who have spoken up in your defense! I thought I was a special member of an elite group of Amy Lawson fans, but clearly I'm just one of the masses who adore your blog.

Family Adventure said...

Amy, delurking to chime in, more of the same.

There are some hot topics you might just want to tread gently around. You know, religion, politics, and, apparently, sports.

But don't let it stop you from doing something you are so amazingly good at, and something thats bringing lots and lots of people a chuckle every day.

Please. Rethink this one!

Heidi :)

MK Stover said...

The reason that I spend so much time reading blogs (and I suspect it's not just me) is for the personal perspective that you can't find in other forms of publication.
The realism that blogs provide fills a human need to assure ourselves that we're not the only ones who do weird things or get into sticky situations (Normal is relative and I'm not really so strange after all, right?).

You obviously feel strongly about your team and your post. That's okay with me, although frankly, I don't give a sha-diz-nit about baseball (or other crazy-screaming-fan-sports). As a matter of fact, over at my blog, I've been debating about posting an anti-football rant even though I know that I'm sure to get hate mail.
I guess I'm going to have to toughen up if I want to be honest.

I'll be lurking to see what you do.
I hope you keep writing.
I love reading your blog.
MK

Mom said...

Hi, I found your blog through a dallas moms message board (one of the other moms posted that we should check it out) I have been reading daily since, you are very funny and witty, just ignore the morons and write, you are good at it!

jahowie said...

What the hell happened?!?! I'm gone for a few days and you leave because some a-hole hurt your feelings? This is one of my favorite blogs to read. Please don't go!! Your blog makes me smile.

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

Sorry... I saw a major typo in my comment... reposting...

Hey Amy,

I'm one of the many people who've commented on this post who've never commented before - and you have NO idea who I am, but I look forward to your blog everyday! It totally makes me laugh! Anyone who's actually taking the time to write mean things on your blog obviously has too much time on their hands and some serious low self esteem so just ignore them because obviously you are superior in so many ways!

I hope you keep writing, I will miss all your stories!!

Busy Little Bee said...

Amy, I don't know if I ever told you this, but I'm connected to the Italian mafia -- no joke. You need something taken care of? It'll be taken care of.

Angie said...

PUUUUULLLLLEEEEESE Don't stop!!!! Your blog is one of the best I've ever read. I love your humor and I'd hate to lose that touch to my day. Please Amy, reconsider...there has to be another way!

Robin said...

Hey Amy,
I am a lurker although I may have commented once before. (I think about doing it all the time, but can't remember if I actually did.)

I LOOOOOOVE your blog. I have a two year old boy, so I can relate to most of your stories. In fact he loved the video of James crying so much that whenever he sees me reading your blog, he says, "wanna see the cwining." Translation, "mother, would you show me that lovely video of the boy crying again?"

I thought you were a little harsh on the Rockies, but that's your opinion and you are entitled to it. I can't believe people are getting so bent out of shape over it. It's not even a sports blog!

Please don't stop blogging. I really enjoy reading yours. You are so funny, and it helps me deal with my "active" two year old to know that he's not the only one giving his mom sha-diz-nit!

mommymelb said...

I just found you and I will really miss you while you're on your break. Please come back, and know how much you make this Mormon Mommy from Utah smile and even laugh out loud each day.

I'm sorry you got your feelings hurt, that is really stinky. I personally "heart" The Lawsons do Dallas!

Cathy said...

Ugh. Well this sucks! Thin air makes people cranky, cranky, cranky! I think you poke fun at yourself (and poor Jared) as much as you do anyone else so they all need to take a chill. Now if it was me - I would post their email on this site and let the wolves (like me) at them. See you are nice. Let your blog cool down a bit and then come back. Mean people have short attention spans!

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

Chin up chica! I've gotta agree with the people that say it is just a sign that you are popular. You know the hot, fun girls always get picked on ;) Just a jealousy thing. Anyway, I love reading your blog. Don't even think about stopping! Besides, then how would I get Jared's input on my crazy leg issue???

Crazy Logans said...

Oh Amy! I love your blog. I sure will miss your silly ramblings! I'm sorry this had to happen to such a nice person. I hope to see you back soon. I will still check daily to see if you have returned.

Boston Beans said...

Phew! I am so glad the blog bully wasn't that nice looking quilt lady. I was trying to figure out how I'd explain the international plane ticket and arrest in France to Shawn and my Mom.

Sue said...

I agree with the masses! Post the mean emails you have received, and out the culprits. I want to see what these jerks are saying so I can tell them to $%#$@$.

You have a great perspective on life, and always make me smile.

Ali said...

I am comment 49! Seriously, you are more loved than Oprah.

Give us the names of the nasty people ... we'll go sort them out

Lindy said...

If you must leave, please come back soon. As a mother of two toddlers, sometimes the only sanity I have is reading about other mother's daily ordeals.

Krista said...

OK, I will admit I don't comment here very often - sometimes I wonder if it's weird since you have zero idea who I am - but now that I know you need the love, I promise to be better about it!
People suck, and what sucks even more is that we let these idiots get under our skin. Why do they have so much control over us, the better people of the world?
Seriously - you have 52 comments on here as of the time I'm posting. I think that's enough to tell you people love reading this. I have the world's most boring job and you regularly give me one of the few laughs I have between the hours of 8-5.

Anonymous said...

Ok so obviously you have a lot of supporters, but I thought one more couldn't hurt. I love your blog, read all of the entries. And I'm not just saying this...seriously you make me feel better when I'm feeling crappy or having a rough day with my 1 year-old. I would very much love to say a few kind words to this anonymous person, but I don't want you to have to delete my comment.

Taryn said...

Ummmm, no, you may not stop blogging. That's right, I said no.

Don't listen to the haters... the majority of us need your humor and honest chatter on life for some daily smiles. Seriously.

(&hope those chicken nuggets came out okay, tears and all!).

Vanilla said...

What is going on around here?!? I couldn't check in for a couple of days and I come back to this??

Amy, I'm going on a hunger strike until you start blogging again. I have lunch plans at noon, so please start back up again before noon MT.

In all seriousness Amy, I want to echo what everyone else here has said. I LOVE your blog. Please don't stop writing for too long.

Vanilla said...

Oh, and also, I am so jealous of all the comments you've received on this post.

PMW said...

I sympathize with your bruised feelings. My fiance is the same way and had to stop posting to her blog (DeadJournal, way back then) because people would post really nasty comments anonymously that really upset her.

My advice to her was the same as I have for you: it does no good to respond to those cowards, and stopping your blog because of a few idiots gives them power that they probably lack in their real life paper-pushing job with a nagging spouse and spastic kids.

Others have already suggested setting it up to approve your comments and I agree with that. I do that on my own running blog, even though I'm fairly sure noone reads it.

It's unfortunte that people who have the intellectual capacity of aluminum foil can't just post a nice comment with their opinion expressed cogently. And if you got actual e-mail from those people, I can only shake my head and apologize for all legitimate and sane sports fans who don't don a Red Sox hat.

I encourage you to keep posting and ignore the playa haters. They need to stop hating the playa and hate the game.

Our Family said...

Can I just say that when I found your blog it's one of the first I read daily. You are hilarious. The post about the "glute" trainer made me laugh so hard. I enjoyed reading that one again and again. Don't worry about any negative comments, it just means you are "making a difference". Don't stop blogging. Being a former Dallasite, I enjoy your comments and stories WAY TO MUCH.

Sammy said...

Amy! I'm sorry people are lame. But look how many fans you have! And I'm sure all haven't even delurked yet! I've already read almost all of your old blogs so I will have no daily doses of Amy! Plus I can't imagine you moving back east with no way of knowing what's going on with you.
I agree with Vanilla... we should have a hunger strike. Let me eat one more pop tart and then I'm in!

Anonymous said...

wow- you have a lot of readers... it makes my 2-6 comments on my posts look ridiculous. Thanks for your outlook on life, your writing style is humorous, and helpful for those of us who take life too seriously.

Anonymous said...

also- I'm glad that Tonya (the quilting lady) was not the culprit. That seemed fishy to me.

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Erika said...

Lurker and big fan here! Wiping the tear from my eye as I type. LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! I'm one of the cubicle snorters who checks in daily. I've had to pass out ear plugs to those in my office to drown out the chuckles. Hope to see a new post soon. Missing my daily dose already...

dietcokegrrl said...

Awww, Amy...I go out of town for a week and this is what I come back to?
What happened?

Don't let the player haters get you down! Stick it to the man...or whatever...just keep writing and making us laugh!!

Marc and Megan said...

I came over this morning, all excited to get a good dose of laughter... your blog is the perfect place to go for good, fast stress relief. And, I'm totally P.O.'ed that people have been so rude to you. I hate mean people. I'm with whoever wants to do some knee-cap breaking. Seriously.

You have a huge fan base that offers you our protection. :)

Amy said...

They are just mad because you are funnier than they are.

BTW, I had no idea that all I had to do was say "i'm not blogging anymore" and I'd start getting comments!!!!

CollegeGirl said...

Don't let those jerko's bother you. Your blog is witty and heartfelt! I look forward to reading it, especially when I'm falling asleep working at the library.

I hope you'll come back soon!!

Katy said...

Amy,

I'm another "you don't know me but I'm addicted to your blog" lurker who is DEVASTATED at the thought that you are considering not blogging! I found you from the link on sisterskinny not too long ago and have checked in daily ever since. The other day I had some free time (okay, not really free time but I didn't want to do the work I was SUPPOSED to be doing!) and I even sifted through your archives (that isn't supposed to sound as dirty as it does!) to read some of the earlier blogs you've referenced recently.

I read the deoderant story outloud to my husband who laughed and laughed, and this man is hard to make laugh. You should be very proud!

Mean people suck. Don't let them get you down. Take a break, clear your head, go for a run, and then come tell us potty humor stories!

Amy said...

You can't stop blogging! I thought about going on a sweat pants strike until you come back, but then I'd have to go change. That's really a hassle, so just keep blogging and all will be right with the world again.

Stephanie said...

I don't remember how I found your blog but it has been bookmarked ever since. I love your blog! Your perspective on life is priceless and you seriously crack me up with every post!

I hope you come back soon and don't let the haters get to you. There are so many more of us out there, like myself, that may not ever comment but check everyday (or more) for new posts.

Anonymous said...

Yea, um...not blogging is pretty much not an option for you...And um...I'm going to need you to come in on Sunday too. Now. GIVE ME STORIES. You're my "not wrapped tight"-Sweatpant hero!

Mother Smuckers said...

If you rude people cost me my chance to see James in his Richard Simmons outfit, somebody's getting an ass whoppin'!


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Hilary said...

I've read the first line or two of every comment posted here. And all but one are positive.

Like everyone else, I enjoy your blog immensely, otherwise I wouldn't be here. If others do not, why are they hanging around?

And like Mother Smuckers, I really want to see that costume! :)

cheryl said...

I was going to chime in and say... Winners have the right to brag and do a little trash talking. It comes with the territory, so anyone who didn't like your comments about Rockies fans should just chill out. It's all in good fun. And ... PLEASE Amy, don't stop blogging! Who else is going to make me squirt water out of my nose from laughing so hard while eating my lunch every day?!

But I think Mother Smuckers summed it up best! :-)

Hang in there, Amy, and keep on bloggin. We love ya!

Heather said...

Did Vanilla get lunch? I thought about conducting my own hunger strike to protest you not blogging, but then I got hungry. Ok your blog rules! Come back!

Marathon Maritza said...

Yet another person you don't know and total lurker coming out just to show some support.

I think your posts are hysterical and I look forward to them every time bloglines bolds your name - I actually get a little giddy with the excitement of your impending humor. So funny!

Hate mail sucks and I think people forget about one important thing: we are all entitled to our own opinions. They OBVIOUSLY know this, since they are voicing THEIRS, even though they are clearly overlooking the sheer hypocrisy of their actions.

And please don't dump us just on the eve of seeing some great Richard Simmons pics!

Sara Rebecca said...

Amy,
Please don't quit. I read your blog daily and it makes me laugh! I can totally relate to a lot of your posts. Sometimes I even read it outloud for my husband and he gets a kick out of it too.
Sorry people are being mean.

Sara

Grandma said...

whoa...feel da love! 79 comments!!!

Felicia said...

Amy, I just got home from vacation and skimmed through your last few posts. It's too bad people would say mean things--it's your blog, you can say what you want.
I personally love reading your blog and have passed the link on to several friends. Sometimes we "Mormon moms" get caught up in thinking we have to be perfect. It's always nice to know that someone out there is going through the same kind of "stuff". You are a talented writer--keep it up.

Penny said...

Just seeing this post. I'm so sorry these people are doing that. You know I love your blog just the way it is. Love your stories that make me snort! It's a daily fix.