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The Interruption

Sorry… Pardon the interruption. Many of your probably didn’t realize I was gone for a few hours. Don’t think I blocked you from reading or anything, no one was allowed in. I’m going through a bit of censorship right now. It’s hard because I like to write what I think and feel, and yes, I enjoy your feedback… But I’m trying to find a balance because I love writing what I’m experiencing. And I’m not talking about last names, and addresses… I obviosuly don’t post that… I don’t think I’ve ever even mentioned my husband’s name on my blog. It’s more like “why did you say my butt looks cute?” And stuff like that…

And if someone wanted to hunt me down they could much more easily do it through my job than through my blog, as WAY more people see/ listen to/ read what I write, there. And I actually blog under my not-real-name.

I hate censorship, but I’m working on it.

In other news… I just got pulled over on the way home from work today. I supposedly ran a red light… It looked orange to me but whatever. I was already upset about this whole blog thing so I was ready to cry if I had to. I didn’t want to be “that girl” though, so I saved the water works.

The officer pulled me over and asked for my license and registration. I played dumb as I fumbled through my glove compartment…

“Is this it?” I asked him.–It was.
“Where are you coming from?” He asked me… I knew this could be my ticket out of it.
“Work,” I told him, already knowing the follow up question.
“Where do you work?”– BINGO.
“News… [my news station name]” I’m anchoring tonight.
“Oh?” He questioned, and looked me over. “How is your driving record?”
“I’ve never gotten a ticket,” I said proudly, hopefully he couldn’t see my two other warnings.
“Ok, well if that checks out I’ll just give you a warning.” It did, and he did.

So yet again, what my husband calls my “celebrity status” got me off the hook. That’s three warnings in two years. Still not tickets for me… *knock on wood.*


Steph. says:

Sorry to hear you had a confrontation with your husband about your blog. Censorship is annoying, but in my very humble opinion, its necessary sometimes. I guess primarily to maintain a certain level of privacy.

I personally try not to mention my DH’s name, our workplaces, where we live, etc. There are far too many bad people in this world not to take care of yourself and your family.

Have you discussed how having a baby blog will affect your baby? Meaning, will you be posting pictures of your baby online? This is something I struggle with. I wonder what I will do when I become a mother. I’ve spoken to my husband before and for now, his answer is that “No!” he wouldn’t want me to post pictures of our baby anywhere other than my Facebook account.

This would be a great topic for a blog post. I’m interested to see how other readers handled that discussion with their spouses, and if they even thought about not doing or doing it when they became mothers. Was it something they just did? or did they give it some thought?

Anyways, glad you are back!

Ciao! XO, Stephanie

Natalie says:

whenever I want to put something about hubs on the blog, i just ask. Too much goes into our life together — though he does have funny material that I wish could go on there — starting to use anti balding shampoo, wanting a spray tan, etc. — I save it.

Of course, by now he is used to me traveling with a camera everywhere and documenting our life.

Natalie says:

And work that celeb status whenever you can! I did.

Lolly says:

I would totally use my celebrity status or name-drop if it would get me out of tickets.

Mom of Three says:

Sorry to hear about your confrontation. You know what, especially given that you are somewhat in the public eye, a little censorship is probably not a bad idea once in a while. You’ll find your balance, don’t worry. 🙂

Shop Girl* says:

I’ve had discussions about this with my Hubs… it’s so tough. When your lives are so entwined how can you not write about your spouse? I usually just try and let him read posts where I talk about him before I post them and let him make small edits as necessary. Sometimes he still thinks I make him sound “too good” though… and I just think, really? Would you rather I post about the challenges we face in our marriage? haha

Anyway, I hope you sort things out. I know it’s not easy. Oh, and you may want to remove your Twitter feed from your blog since you’ve protected your updates–a box pops up asking for people to log in to Twitter every time you load your blog. 🙂

Sarah says:

I am notorious for the “orange light” warning. Actually, it’s been awhile since I’ve been pulled over for that but I think I have 3-4 warnings overall. Last ticket was in 1998. I think cops appreciate when you’re honest with them. If you’re speeding and they ask you “Do you have any idea how fast you were going?” and you say “No, I didn’t know.” I think they are more apt to give you a ticket. First, you probably DID know how fast you were going (I look at my speed every 5 seconds probably) and secondly, if you really did NOT know, then shame on you for driving and being oblivious to your speed. Congrats on sneaking out of your ticket. 🙂 Hopefully you find a balance for your blog writing.

Emily says:

I’m sorry you’re having blog problems with your hubby. I love your writing and I know I will always read it…censored or uncensored. 🙂

Emily B says:

I get the DH bans once in a while too.

It’s hard, you want to write about everything and sometimes it helps just to write it out and get those comments that tell you you’re not alone in whatever situation.

Anyway… nice save on the ticket!

Kimberly says:

You are a lucky girl! Good luck finding your balance. I don’t worry about my blog too much because everything has already happened. I do try to be careful with Twitter so I’m not announcing to burglars that I’m not home.

Emmy says:

Glad you didn’t get a ticket 🙂
I have only been pulled over once, knock on wood.
It was my first week of work, working for the State.. in a State vehicle with my boss in the car. Oopps! No ticket though, just a warning.

Penelope says:

wow, that is lucky!

BlackAngel says:

I know how it is. I have to do a lot of censoring myself. Especially with feelings. It sucks, but sometimes necessary to keep the peace. By the way, I’m trying to follow you on twitter!!

Jen

Cascia says:

You certainly lucked out there! I know how you feel about censorship. Some bloggers don’t disclose the names of anyone in their family. It is totally up to you. Have a wonderful Monday!

Wifey says:

You’re such a superstar!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Goldibug says:

Whoo-hoo! Way to go sista! If I ever start driving I’m going to need some of that celebrity status myself LOL!

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