Thursday, December 27, 2007

Tad Award to Riot Grrl

I received a comment the other day on my 100 Things About Me post. (I deleted it because no one would see it there. I thought it'd be funner to make it more public!) I'm guessing this person has never read my blog before and only read my 100 Things Posts and Tori Tidbits. And since reading those 3 posts makes Riot Grrl (who I'm not sure is actually a female or just without ballz) an expert she felt she could leave me this comment:

**Riot Grrl has left a new comment on your post "The other half":

Re: #95. I can understand quite a bit of Spanish, but I don't really want to learn to speak it. Don't get me started on my reasoning behind that.

AND the Canada; gay uncles commentsa

You're probably a scary woman underneath this Carol Brady facade. I have this gut feeling that you're really somewhat racist and homophobic deep down inside but only discuss your stereotypes and misconceptions about other cultures with your close friends and family, who probably think the same way you do. **


Well... after discussing this comment with my Samoan husband and Mexican brother-in-law I thought it'd be fun to address it. (And since you came back like every 10 minutes for the next 2 hours I'm pretty sure you were hoping I'd respond...) We all know how I feel about anonymous comments, but I guess Riot Grrl missed that post... Now it will be easy for her to find because it is filed under the "Tad Award Winner" label also. :)

Let me 1st address the Spanish issue Ms. Grrl: I understand quite a bit of Spanish and my husband is fluent in Spanish because he served an LDS mission in Venezuela and - oh no- he's also Polynesian. (So according to your "gut" I probably hate him too, huh? Oh the horror!!) My ex-husband was fluent in Tex-Mex, meaning he could speak Spanish slang. I tried to learn to speak Spanish and his family laughed at me when I would try. They also talked to me/about me like I was stupid even though they couldn't speak English after being the 3rd generation born in the USA. That turned me off big time and I no longer desire to learn it. I don't have a problem with hispanic people or Spanish speakers in general. HELLO- my 3 oldest kids are 1/2 hispanic and I love them just as much as my 1/4 Samoan kids. :P I just don't have the desire to learn Spanish anymore because of my experiences in the past. And for the record: When my hubby speaks in Spanish now I think it is HAWT! And he doesn't laugh at me when I try to speak Spanish. I also heart Enrique Iglesias singing in English or Spanish.

Canada: 1st, my loyal reader & friend Yvonne lives there. Hi Yvonne! I'm sure this part just bothered you because you're commenting from Canada. I admit I make Canadian jokes- much like Canadians make American jokes- but it's all in fun. I've been there several times & my husband's ex-wife lives there as do my step-daughters. They tease me about my southern accent and I tease them for their Canadian accents. And if you had read more on my blog before you jumped to your ignorant assumptions (And everyone knows what ASS-U-ming can do...) you would have known that. So, just chill, eh. Be proud to live in the country leading the world in being just north of the United States. You go Grrl.

Gay uncles: I just found it interesting that my ex and my husband both have gay uncles. I don't know anyone else who's ex and husband each have a gay uncle. How does that make me homophobic? My brother-in-law is gay also and I love him. Any arguments or whatever I've ever had with him have had nothing to do with his sexuality.

So, Riot Grrl, any other dumb assumptions or accusations you and your gut would like to make? You didn't link to a blog so I could find out more about you so I only have your ignorant comment to go by which is really sad. It's totally won you a Tad Award and I know right where you can stick put it. Congrats. Also, ANYONE who has read my blog for the past year and half knows that I am SOOOOO not Carol Brady. The whole "Brady" thing has to do with our family- his, mine and ours- and the fact that I'm full of silly Brady trivia. What, your "gut" didn't tell you that? Don't mess with Texas Chica (Like my Spanish?) because you know we're all rednecks carrying shotguns...
To all my other readers- especially those who have met me in real life- am I a "scary racist?" I try to wear a wig at all times to cover my skinned head and all my tats before meeting any of y'all... Did my disguise work?? ;)

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24 comments:

No Cool Story said...

Congrats Riot Girl, you have made it into Famous Tori's Tad Award Hall of Shame.
You made a ignorant comments on a BLOG (Whoopdeedoo!) where no one cares and no one invited you.

So go back to your lame life with pride, you nitwit.

Tori :) said...

I knew my twin would have my back!

annie said...

It is just very obvious that anonymous does not know you at all, if she did she would know that you are very accepting,loving, and silly all at the same time. Carol Brady would only have been half as cool as you if they had decent writers! Anonymous comments are lame. You are awesome though...so awesome crosses out lame!
(it's early and it made sense in my mind :o)

Nancy Face said...

Yay for sweet bloggy friends like NCS and Annie, who leave GREAT comments! :D

Boo for anonymous commenters like Riot Grrl, who should keep her lame thoughts to herself...TAD AWARD!!!

You are awesome and so much fun, and I knew it the very first time I visited your blog! :)

Yvonne said...

I get so annoyed with people who leave mean comments. I just don't understand ; ( Then again maybe this riot girl had a little indigestion and that explains her "gut feeling".) Whatever...I have never met you but have been reading your blog ever since I started blogging and have never been offended by any of your posts and consider you a friend.

Riot Girl definitely deserves this TAD AWARD.

~j. said...

Yeah. You're super scary. And totally racist. eyeroll

s--max said...

Okay ~ I've known you since 7th grade & find it absolutely ridiculous that anyone could take anything you say as racist. Especially after reading 3 posts. Are you kidding me? Get a life Grrl!!!
P.S. ~
My can o'whoop a** is on stand by....

Anonymous said...

Tori-You are amazing!!! I loved the tad award, laughed the entire time I read it. Reject Grrl needs to get a life. Who would waste thier time reading blogs for the sole purpose of trying to find fault in someone else? She/it obviously has no self-esteem and the list could go on and on about what she lacks. She is ignorant, YOU ROCK!!! Heidi

Dana said...

I can't believe that someone would try and surmise a person from 100 tidbits. The Tad Award was definitely well deserved on this one!

aubrey said...

i'm sorry. that is lame-o. well deserved tad award for that one.

Pezlady said...

I have to say...that was your BEST post EVAH! I loved it and am laughing still!! YOu rock and I soooo don't want to meet you in a dark alley...
And to be clear, I have never found anything that you have written to be anything close to offensive. Some poeple are just LOCO!!!

Lauren said...

Grrrr! I hate anonymous comments! I wanna kick that broad in the butt! No one messes with Tori and gets away with it!

I just got an anonymous comment the other day and it hurt my feelings, and then he came back and apologized and is stalking me...it creeps me out. That's why I am going private.

NOBODY said...

I'm voting for man with no ballz.

Your love for Enrique Iglesias is compelling enough to prove you aren't racist Tori. The rest was just fluff.

Quit lyin' your a diet coke drinking, smack talkin' Carol Brady.

Riot Thug, the jerk store called...

Riot Grrl said...

Well, I was most certainly told off. I’m very glad that I was TOTALLY mistaken. My spidy sense was waaaaay off base.

I’ve met so many prejudiced people who conceal their overt racism with politeness and euphemism that at times I can’t tell the difference between friends and enemies.

My heart felt apologies.

Help I need a user name! said...

Yo blog is cool! You even talk to me, a former RLDS member, and don't seem to hate me or disrespect me in any way.

BTW, I've been out of commish for awhile, but am SO happy for you for your move to your homeland and your new house! How exciting!

Tori :) said...

Riot Grrl- Thanks for the apology. You're forgiven. ;)

Tori :) said...

Everyone else- Thanks for havin' my back. :D

Mrs. Monkey said...

Tori-
You da bomb, girl. It's easy to take a few lines and misinterpret. I am glad they came back to admit their mistake.

Ok, so I didn't go to your house or call you daily or even monthly, but I freakin miss not having you and the fam close. I do hope you are loving being back in TX. How is the house coming along.

JustRandi said...

So Tori- I barely know you, but uh, I was getting ready to say some less than charitable things about riot grrl. Kinda hard after the apology, though. It even sounded real.

Still no blog to check out, though....
Hope things are going well in TX!!

A Little Revolution said...

LOL! I love it when I get "grieved" by some punk at the prison saying I wouldn't let them do something because I am racist. ;) So, I typically roll my eyes and go off on them in Spanish, being 1/2 Latino and all. Necios.

Jean Knee said...

whoa, I missed this one completely.

I don't know, seems weird she would read something in your 100 things profile, comment and even expect you to ever see it.

Was she Canadian, cuz you know how those Canadians are....snicker

It's true, we are all rednecks with shotguns, that's why you Don't Mess With Texas

Jenny said...

I think you cleared up all those issues very well, and that this is a lesson to anyone tempted to judge someone based on one or two ass-u-mptions ... to not. Nice that you got an apology.

wendy said...

Hola, Tori. She's just jealous of your sweet blog.

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Wow she came back! You are so sweet to forgive her... you are awesome and I love your take on things. How could anyone be offended... this is just pure good entertainment by someone his purely awesome!