Monday, August 16, 2010

The Prude Introduces Herself

There are many accomplished women in the world.  Women who knit, cook, take lovely photos, decorate cakes.  They blog about these accomplishments and the world looks on in wonder.

Then there are women who raise three sons to adulthood and do it with no discernible gifts or talents.  These women reach a certain delicate age and wonder, "What can I bring to the blog table that isn't already there?  What can I offer the world?  I raised 3 sons for Pete's Sake, I must have something..."

And then it hits us (well, me).  For a couple of dozen years we (OK, I) have raised these boys with regular banquets of lectures served up on platters of guilt and seasoned generously with prudishness.
I look at the blog table and amidst all those lovely and tasteful dishes of accomplishments I see very little prudishness.
And I realize.  I do have a mission. I do have a goal.  It is to awaken the blog taste buds of the world to the delicate and winsome flavoring of a prude.

I am that prude.

(Please note- The Prude will sometimes refer to herself in the 3rd person and sometimes if the Prude is too lazy or has backed herself into a syntax corner, I will go right ahead and revert to 1st person.  The Prude begs you indulge her as I get my blog feet under me)

TOMORROW:
An open letter from the Prude to the Youth of the World.
Unfortunately the Prude suspects the Y of the W may be otherwise occupied tomorrow.

13 comments:

mom said...

LOVE IT! And love being the first commenter as well...hee hee!

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Laura said...

Glad to see you're blogging, Anita! Can't wait to enjoy your prudishness!

Lori said...

Anita!! Way to go. I look forward to following along, laughing and learning from The Prude (even though I am no longer one of the Y of the W).

Tammy said...

I am so thrilled that you will be sharing your wit and wisdom with the world! Maybe I'll be inspired to return to my deserted corner of blogland. (It's a good thing I knit, because I'm fresh out of wisdom... and barely hanging on to sanity.)

Sue said...

I was accused of being a prude in high school by friends who thought they were insulting me, where as I considered it a compliment. I am looking forward to your blogging! I can't signup as a follower yet because my google account status is such a mess I can't figure it out! I will get it straightened out as soon as I can.

Walworth said...

Yeeeesssssss! I am very much looking forward to hearing from you. Love, Janet.

stephseef said...

i look forward to learning more of your prudish ways.

:)

Donna Boucher said...

Hi!!!!

Wallydraigle said...

Hmmm. Not sure I should comment. Because then you'll find MY blog. But I will anyway.

Yay for you having a blog! You're one of the funniest people I know. This should be good.

Becky said...

Look forward to reading what you have to say. Good humor, wisdom and prudishness...

beth said...

Oh, how I've missed your witty words of wisdom! I'm glad I can come back under your wise counsel. ;-)

Cindy said...

Let the giggling begin!

Robin J. Steinweg said...

You go, Prudie Girl! I'm following.