1/8/10

An Odd Turn of Events


I've had this blog since July of 08. I have only ever had one rude comment (Well, that I can REMEMBER) and that one involved my daughters. It turned my stomach, and totally FREAKED ME OUT. I quickly deleted it, and haven't had another.

Sure, I've had numerous comments from Suzy's many Asian friends and lovers, but since I don't understand a word of it I just always assume they're telling me how much they love me.

And then today, this came.


Purple has left a new comment on your post "The New Years Resolution Revolt.":

Maybe resolve to stop being such a control freak, and your hubby wouldn't feel the need to cheat on you. Keep your dog on a tighter leash my dear. :)



Now, I thought since we were all such good friends (All 1,271 of us) you might help me understand this. This one startled me; and frankly, I'm thrown for a loop.



It's just some crazy talk, right????






111 comments:

Elaine said...

WHAT? I never had this impression. Not even for a minute! I think Purple is having an out of body experience! (I am so excited to be the first comment! I knew if I visited tonite you would be back, I've missed you!)

Joanna Jenkins said...

WFT? Who the hell is Purple!?!?!

xo

blognut said...

Did I miss something? I didn't know you were a control freak, or that Tightwad was cheating on you.

me in the pink said...

Holy crappola.

Anonymous said...

I think it's just a crazy that wants to make other people's lives miserable. Hence my anonymous comment. I'm miserable enough all on my own. I wouldn't give it another thought - don't give them your power.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Anything to stir up something that doesn't exist! Just laugh it off...I'm sure Purple will feel good knowing that she got some sort of reaction from you.

CatLadyLarew said...

Ack! That wasn't at all friendly. Purple must have been having a really bad day! (That's what I tell the kids when somebody is mean to them.)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Creative spam or cry for help? Either way I'd just delete it and deny her any curious click throughs.

Suzy said...

I'm taking this to email and oh yes, you're a whore.

madtexter ☺☺☺☺☺☺ (corey james) said...

"Purple"? Really? That's their screen name? Sounds to me like they aren't original at all and are envious of your creative and hilarious blog.

I bet it was Barney. I hear that purple dino is real bitch!

I've received random 'hater' comments before, and I, too, just delete them. Part of me wanted to leave them posted, because I should accept all points of view, but I reserve the right to put my middle finger on the delete key and say 'poof' whenever I so wish.

I wrote a post about how Deepak Chopra looks ridiculous on Good Morning America wearing bedazzled eye glasses and sparkled sneakers, and mentioned that he's crossing into the Hollywood Bagwan Rajneesh (sp?) territory. Boy, did some of his cult (er, I mean 'follower's) bash me.

For me it was 'mission accomplished'!

Keep your head up lady; we got your back.

Steven Anthony said...

You know I love ya, and I will kick ass of anyone who gives you concern...but this purple isnt worth the time it would takes to take out the trash...

just ignore it, chin up my friend;)

Desert Songbird said...

Gawd, I LOATHE when spammers make a comment that can hit a mark and push a button. Even when there is no basis, it gives one pause, and that is the most frustrating thing because, while one hates to give them power, one cannot help but contemplate and then doubt.

Ruminate and then discard. Don't give it power to grow.

The Muse said...

You act shocked.




SERIOUSLY: DELETE DELETE DELETE

ChiTown Girl said...

WTF?! I had no idea Tightwad was a cheater. Hmmmph....why am I always the last to know everything!?

I think Purple got his/her nickname because they're such a douchbag that others insist on beating them up, hence leaving them purple! Assbag!

wfbdoglover said...

I got a phone call like that once. It was 3 in the morning - except I was the one cheating with her man.. However many times I tried to explain that she had the wrong number, it didn't matter. This was before we had caller id and I *69'd the person, got the number and called back at a respectable hour and spoke with HER MOTHER - who apologized... oops!

Wouldn't give it a second thought... Maybe purple was posting about her bra on the wrong page - LMAO

Jan said...

Congratulations! Your first troll. Aren't they precious? Don't you just want to stick a pencil up their ass and mess up their hair?

You should always keep John Gabriel's Greater Internet Dickwad Theory in the forefront of your mind:

Normal Person + Anonymity + Audience = Total Dickwad

It's saved my sanity.

Brian Miller said...

water off a ducks back...the good, the bad the ugly...they all come i choose what to take...smiles.

Mrs. Lynch said...

some people.smh.pay them no mind.

Sandee said...

Purple has no link to his/her site. I find that very suspicious. Just saying.

Have a terrific day. :)

The Mind of a Mom said...

Oh, Okay, OMG, WTF, what other acronym can I offer? Do you have a stat.com or some sort of counter or tracker on your blog? Maybe you can track back to see where the comment came from. Then use WHOIS to get an ID of the IP address.

Michele said...

I hate trolls. I've only had one and hope I never get another. I just re-read that post and nowhere in it did you say that you were a control freak and the Tightwad was cheating on you. I say ignore Purple.

Secretia said...

I could never think of any reason why a follower or occasional reader would want to be rude to you. I read your blog every day since September 2009 when I started my blog, and I've found it honest, direct, and entertaining.

You're one of the Good Ones!

Secretia (Secret Story Time)

LPC said...

What Jan said. Were Tightwad cheating on you, well, that would be a completely different thread.

only a movie said...

Really? Hang in there, VM

Kellyansapansa said...

Pfft. In my opinion if they're so gutless they're posting anonymous comments, they're not worth wasting breath (or keystrokes) on.

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I bet she was talking about Rum&Coke Mom...LOL. People are freaks.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Like my anonymous commenter of last summer. Ignore this person and don't give "it" any energy. If "it" chooses to comment again, simply delete it. I didn't delete mine because it was so entertaining, you know, watching them make asses of themselves.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I think it means you have a commenter or spammer who is a total beyotch. I sure hope he/she reaps what he/she sows.

Kate said...

Whatever. I had someone tell me that if I didn't stop calling myself a liberal, I'd never find a husband in South Dakota. My commenters TOOK HIM TO TASK! Freaks. Seriously. Delete and move on.

@eloh said...

My kids told me about "Trolls" and my guess that is what this is all about....

Which is sad, because all they are after is exactly -this- a reaction.

I, along with others, knocked heads with one on another site...

Just consider the whole matter an education in "trolls" and just delete their butts.

Captain Dumbass said...

Wait, what's Tightwad been doing with the dog?

Lori said...

Pitifully cruel. I don't understand why some people feel the need to do that. It's ridiculous and I say IGNORE and DELETE. :)

G said...

I really wouldn't worry about too much. I've more than had my fair share of trolls (being the devotee of chat rooms for the past 3 years), and because of one of them, I moderate my comments and have been since Nov '08.

However, I did get rid of said troll by means that I don't really recommend using unless its absolutely necessary.

I agree with the other commenters, just delete and move on.

Sodermoto said...

Wow Purple need to resolve to not be such a meanie and realize that hey sometimes it is better to not comment if all it is going to make you sound like is a total jerk!
Yeah, Delete the comment and move on... or better yet, if you are such a control freak have your husband delete the commment! ;)

Erika Jean said...

I don't know why you would give someone like this the time of day. Don't re-post their rudeness, it only encouraged bad behavior!

Ignore ignore ignore - they are just trying to get under your skin!

Anne said...

Lucky "Purple" doesn't have a link or about 1,200 of us may be served warrants for our own version of cyber-stalking.

This Eclectic Life said...

Purple has issues and Purple can't read very well. She/he/it is probably venting at you because her/his/its "dog" needs to be kept "on a tighter leash."

Hey... is Purple a female dog? That would explain why she is a b...never mind.

Draft Queen said...

Wow. What a douchebag troll you seem to have inherited.

otin said...

Of course it is just crazy talk!

Someone just trying to get a rise out of you!

Malisa said...

Yeah...I've been getting some bizarre comments lately too! I finally put some of the Asian comments in a translation program and they are all advertising porn! Great! I don't want to have to "approve" comments! That sucks! Just like Suzy's sister! :)

CrazyAssMomma said...

"purple" is a asshat.

tightwad would never.

Mary Freaking Poppins said...

I was going to say something ... but then started laughing at 'douchebag troll' and 'asshat' so hard I forgot what I was going to say... :)

staceyjwarner said...

creepy, made me feel a little sick too...

hmmmmm...

sending good vibes your way...

much love

She Who Sasses said...

It's just some miserable loser with NOTHING better to do than to make someone else feel bad. Tightwad wouldn't EVER!!!

And Purple can just go SUCK IT!!!!!!!!!

I say do a little P.I. work on Purple or let one of us do it. Nothing crazy just get a little info...

Mary Byrne Rowe said...

Someone trying to eliminate the competition ? Have faith Sweet Thing..we all have faith in you.

Masala Chica said...

I don't know what that was supposed to even mean. Did you write a post at some point about some weird dog leash fetish that I missed?

I find it odd - but at the same time wonder why Purple did that? Maybe she was trying to be funny *trying being the operative word* and failed miserably?
Kiran

Masala Chica said...

Also - just because I question why she did it - I still say she owes you an apology. Ok, Purple?

S.O.R.R.Y. - just say it to Deb.

Kiran

JulieBouf said...

Wow - am I the only one to point out the irony of her saying your a control freak ... but then telling you to keep him on a tighter leash? Wouldn't that be MORE controlling. Trolls with inappropriate metaphors are just the worst. Doesn't she know you're a teacher?

♥ Braja said...

I'm taking this to email to and yes you're a whore.

Mrs. E said...

Karma's a bitch. Purple will get hers. You send out hate--you get it back. Vodka Mom sends out laughter and smiles--you get it back.

3 Men and a Lady said...

Do you think the little twerp that was following Sassy may be behind this? Whoever it is, they really need to get a life. Very shitty thing to do.

Kathryn Magendie said...

erk..wth? huh...just ignore it -- pooh and poo poo and tee tee and pee pee doo doo on that comment!

Under the Influence said...

Sounds like Purple has issues.

I had a rather nasty and lengthy comment once. I am fairly sure, after information came out at a later time, that it was my MIL.

Mrs. K said...

OMG WTF???? totally off the rocker!

and by the way my computer died as well...am typing to you from my brand new imac. kicks ass!

Southern Belle Mama said...

Anonymity gives cowards a way to be mean to others. Just delete, mix a vodka drink, and know that you have a lot of friendly faces out here in bloggyland that are here to back ya. :)

MysteryChick said...

I call BS on Purple. Go hate someplace else!

My grandmother always said, "If you don't have anything nice to say keep it to yourself". Words to live by!

*Lissa* said...

Maybe you, Suzy, and I could pull some ninja-kung-fu bullshit on this hater? Just a thought. Then drink vodka and LAUGH about it.

Anna See said...

To me it sounds like weird spam.

Vodka Mom said...

Okay, Port Allegheny (purple), you keep popping up on my sitemeter. Are you going to man up and email me at vodkamom@gmail.com or just keep reading comments about what you've said all night??


Coward.

Vixen (aka ladybugsgrama) said...

Crazy talk. Don't let it bother you. That is what they want: to freak you out. Damned trolls. Let it roll off your back like water off a waterfall, that is all the attention they deserve.

Much love.

Keyona said...

Dammit, she's giving my favorite color a bad name. Screw it. That's my 2010 motto. It suits any situation. You rock!

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

What the F does that even Mean?
I think someone forgot to take their Happy Pill before they went online....

phd in yogurtry said...

You're into leashes, too?

Suzy said...

Malisa, that was a funny comment about my sister sucking. WHICH SHE DID NOW DIDN'T SHE?

Where was I? Oh yeah. Making fun of your troll. The worst troll I got was a sock puppet over 7 years ago on a newsgroup. Their comment went into Google and I aged about 76 years.

Suzy said...

DEAR VODKA MOM READERS:

STOP LOOKING FOR MY TROLL'S COMMENT IN GOOGLE.

Kyddryn said...

Wow - so they've finally got the Internet in Bedlam...

Hugs, sugar. I could say more, but really, why feed it?

Shade and Sweetwater,
K (you have my e-mail if you need a friend...er...complete stranger...to vent to)

3 Men and a Lady said...

I think you should definitely use your sitemeter stuff to get the IP and then the name of this biotch. People just don't realize that you aren't REALLY anonymous as you think you are.

oddharmonic said...

I get about one or two trolls a year on my older, but much less visited blog. Like garden pests, don't feed them and they'll go somewhere else.

Incidentally, most of my e-mail spam is about enlarging an organ I don't happen to have. Apparently if I buy their wonder pills, I can scare women with my giant bad metaphor and fake Rolexes.

tamilyn said...

Wait, what? Tightwad is having an affair with your dog? And you are controlling them with a leash?


Wow, Captian Obvious needs to slap me up a bit, because I totally didn't get that out of any post.....

The Seeker said...

Jealousy. Just someone who is so insecure that they have to say mean things to people they don't even know.

Lorraine said...

I'd say Purple is definitely yellow!

Midwest Mommy said...

Creepy!

SkylersDad said...

I am kind of disappointed I never get any good spam remarks like that. All I ever get is a bunch of people who seem to know that my penis is small...

Seriously, it is not worth your time or effort. Just delete and move on!

Sprite's Keeper said...

I've only gotten one nasty troll comment like this and it's stupid that they try to get a rise out of us. I think Purple needs a little black and blue, but is too yellow to come forward with an actual name so would rather sit in a corner green with envy over all the people who love you. Hopefully, these comments make Purple see red. We love you, Vodka!

CarrieAnn said...

What a douche! This is probably some illiterate moron who can't put words into complete sentences. She is probably jealous of how awesome you are and is simply resorting to this BS to attempt to ride on your coattails. Go get your own success, loser! I prefer pink to purple anyday!

An Open Heart said...

I'll be back tomorrow to see if "purple" manned up and esplaned "itself".....

S

SweetPeaSurry said...

tamilyn said...
Wait, what? Tightwad is having an affair with your dog? And you are controlling them with a leash?

From this point, I'd trade the leash in for a whip, and let the games begin! WOOT WOOT. Oh and don't forget to invite purple to watch!!!

WeaselMomma said...

Complete nonsensical crazy talk.

WeaselMomma said...

BTW, You know you've made it when people start attacking you.

LegalMist said...

How totally contradictory: Don't be a control freak, but keep your "dog" on a tighter leash?

Clearly "purple" never took a basic logic class in school, as the comment makes no sense at all.

And the nerve, calling you "my dear," as if s/he knows you from Adam. What a twerp.

Ignore it. Some folks just like to try to stir up trouble.

Jeanne said...

That's the downside of being really successful/popular -- it creates envy, and the desire to rob you of your joy.

Don't let it.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Dear so-called-"Purple",

How DARE you steal my favourite colour as a name to hide behind while insulting one of my friends. Don't make me come and find you.

Rachel

The Good Cook said...

I can see why this comment would have made your heart skip a beat - but now that it is back on its regular rhythm you know in your heart of hearts that this comment is pure bull. Posted by a nasty person with a warped sense of humor. Don't give it another thought.
There are a lot of creeps out there in blogland and it sounds like Purple is one of them. Oh - but now we know the Purple identity so if Purple rears his/her ugly head around our blogs we all know to just laugh and delete.

Mike said...

There are always a certain percentage of crazy comments. So the more popular the more crazies come out. I just delete them. There is no rhyme or reason to them except to cal attention to themselves.

Madge said...

the thing about the internetz is there are some crazy crazies out there. but the good thing there are way more good people than crazy people.


sorry you got such a stupid comment.

FRANNIE said...

Obviously Purple doesn't read you b/c I always got the impression things were totally out of your control :).

Purple should piss off. They're ruining our happy.

Vodka Mom you rock and don't let anyone tell you different!

Beth said...

They say the road to hell is paved in adverbs (I think your boyfriend Stephen King said that). Surely Purple just picked the wrong descriptor. Control freak is not how I picture you.

Now me? I'm dying to use my label maker in my HUSBAND'S closet.

Scope said...

您是最好,並且不讓" Purple" 记下您。

Why should the spammers have all the fun?

Scope said...

For the Babel Fish challenged, that says:

You are the best and do not let "Purple" get you down.

Alix said...

I had no idea SNARK came in purple. I always hated purple. It's so LOUD, and garish, and goes with nothing. It's pretentious. It's show-offy. You know what I think of when I see purple? Ugly throbbing things... veins popping out of necks... hammer accidents... loose toenails.... a good upchuck after a bottle of Cabernet.

Yeah, that's what Purple is.

gretchen said...

You know...the very first paragraph of your post mentions Tiger Woods. Maybe Purple was a wee bit drunk, and got you mixed up with Elin. Really.

Lili said...

I'm thinking that "purple" is a jealous chick(maybe even a blogger or someone you actually know that reads your blog) that is so completely,insanely jealous of your friends and good life that she wants to "publicly" try to mess with it.

LOL to "purple": Honey get some cats(five should be about your number-see Simpsons cat lady)

and go on about your lonely life. Vodkamom supporters are not of the lightweight, gullible variety.

Buhbye now. Get lots of catfood. Go for the 50 pound bags.

See we gave you some attention. Now you can jump for joy at someone giving you attention(any attention is good attention right crazy?)

Now go ahead and retreat back to lonely land while Vodkamom stays loved.

Kisses

the story of my life... said...

That's Creepy..I would have died right there and then went and Kicked Tightwads butt just because..:) HA! Hope you figure it out!

g said...

Oh, even the Chinese characters make me feel weird when I get them - rarely - but only at first. I've never had a real mean troll like that. Delete, delete, delete!! And forget.

mandy_ellen said...

Trolls are lame. Especially trolls named Purple.

Always Home and Uncool said...

It was wasn't cheating. He bumped into me accidentally when I suddenly stopped walking to bend down and retrieve a wayward pistachio shell.

Fragrant Liar said...

Purple is my granddaughter's fish. But I thought he died just before Christmas. Hmmm. Perhaps he faked his own death, and he's haunting you now. I'm so sorry. I'll call my six-y-o granddaughter and make her come clean.

♥ Braja said...

Purple is a fish. There you have it.

♥ Braja said...

Hey I know Tightwad's and Always Home's aliases: Ben Dover and Phillup McCavity....

♥ Braja said...

Hey I know Tightwad's and Always Home's aliases: Ben Dover and Phillup McCavity....

♥ Braja said...

OH WAIT!!!! You ARE Purple....you did this to garner sympathy and get your comments up to 100!!! Well done.

And if it wasn't you and the freak called "Purple" does really exist....ha!! suck that bitch!!!! lol....xoxo

Vodka Mom said...

braja- you crack me up.

Cora said...

I wonder if purple's face is red right now? Don't you?

I wonder if someone kicked purple's ass and purple ended up black and blue, what color would purple call him/herself then?

Odd. Suddenly I feel the urge to color with crayons.

Merrily Down the Stream said...

I empty my nose on her/him.

♥ Braja said...

I try, honey, I try :)))

Rebecca said...

OOOO those are some fighten words. Shall I go kick some bloggy ass for you?

cuteellaisbold said...

Interestingly, someone named "Purple" left a judgemental and rude comment on one of the other blogs I follow. I wonder if it's the same person?

Nishant said...

I would have died right there and then went and Kicked Tightwads butt just because..:) HA! Hope you figure it out!

Work from home India

Joanie M said...

Geez, I don't read blogs for a couple of days and look at the crap that's happening.

Adoption Of Jane Ug-LBC said...

WTH???!!! Well BLACK AND BLUE make Purple so maybe somebodys already kicked her azz!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Don't give Purple a moment of their 'Fifteen Minutes of Fame'... They're just Purple with Jealousy! No-one can take your shine, VKMom - No-one puts VKMom in the corner! xox