Monday, April 11, 2011

An Explanation and an Apology

In all seriousness, if this is your first time visiting this blog, or possibly the second, please start here or here.

For the rest of you, this is a short explanation as to why it seems like I’ve dropped of the face of the blogging world.

If you read the blogs of even the most talented female comedy writers (This is me giving you a second to go “Oh, yeah!  Jenny Lawson and Allie Brosh!”) they always have one post, or maybe even two or three that are “real.”  It is always shocking when you happen to stumble upon that post, because you realize that even the strongest and most hilarious women struggle with something, and every once in awhile, they succumb to those struggles and that is okay.

All this to say that this is my “that post.”  And it will never happen again.  And it is a very minor “that post.”

A lot has gone wrong, a lot has been hard, a lot has changed, a lot has been remembered that I had so desperately tried to forget, and a lot is slowly getting better, but I don’t actually trust that it is going to get any better at all.  I avoided even logging onto Blogger because God forbid that anyone actually know what I’m thinking or feeling.

After the second time I went to a fast-food restaurant, and some poor 16 year-old girl asked, “What can I get for you?” and I started crying a reply of, “ best friend back and also I’m not entirely sure because I don’t entirely trust your tacos,” I knew that blogging would jump to the backseat of the priorities list while I spent a month or two picking up some pieces and putting them back together.

To those of you who have sent emails asking where I’ve been, I absolutely adore you.  To those of you whose blogs I usually frequent, I will be back.  Promise.  To those of you who haven’t left, thank you for staying.  To the friend who was so unexpectedly thrown into my life, and who is already forever in my heart, thank you for helping me pick up some of those pieces.

I know that I don’t need anyone’s permission to take a break from writing on my own blog, but so many of you have become so dear to me.  You are all so funny and witty, and really the only sense of community that I have, so I thought I’d give you this quick explanation because I consider you my friends.

However, I cannot write an entirely serious post because there are very few things that I can actually take seriously, even when everything falls apart, so I’ll leave you with a “Whitney and Ryan Conversation” and the promise that I will be back in no less than a month.  Rachel will still be here.

Ryan:  What do those ribbon things mean?

Me: I think they're to support the veterans.  Or breasts. 
...It is probably to support the veteran’s breasts!

Just so you know, I just decided right this second that I’m starting a new cause called “Breasts for Vets.”  I have no idea what it’s actually going to be about, but taking the time to start a cause that has a half-rhyme in its title is practically as good as knowing what your cause is for.  Right, my Paper > Plastic interns?

Also, I have been wanting to write this letter for years:

Hang in there with me,


  1. I will hang in there with you forever. Love you so much.

    Also, your tags crack me up. :)

  2. Always and forever in my heart. And if you're really sad, I would probably suggest T-Swift. Just sayin.

  3. It's definitely important to take time for yourself, and if you can't share what's going on with the blogosphere yet that's okay. I hope things get better soon.

  4. Whit. Sorry for whatever it is and will be happt to kick some butt for you. Gimme a name.

    Carta Blanca beer and homegrown tomatoes will cure the blues most any time.

    I'll keep tabs on you. XOOXXX...oo

  5. Hey, Whit. Just checking on you to see if things are better. Hope to hear from you soon.

  6. sorry you are having a tough time. i have missed you. also, regarding the abs letter: did you write it because you now have them, or did you write it to try and motivate yourself?

  7. Dear Whitney,
    I don't know you (don't worry, I know Rachel), and I am not a subscriber to this blog (but I check it fairly frequently, I enjoy it), but, I too, know what it is like to lose a best friend over mutual ill feelings that have grown slowly over time. And, I too lost all faith and trust in humanity (and taco...manity). And, I too just wanted to have my best friend back. Unfortunately, things didn't work out between us. However, I now have three amazing friends, without whom I would be lost.

    Hang in there, things will get better. But don't expect anything to change (for better or worse) over night. It will take a lot of time.

    Oh, and, hugs help. So...go hug a puppy or something. ;)

  8. Remember, it for some reason always be worse. And the power to keep going is enough to get you through. Plus, if you ever doubt yourself, you can now talk to your trusty abs. It's inspiring to get a set for myself!

  9. Are you ever coming back? =(
    Miss you both.

    Hope that things are getting better,
    but by the sounds of it; it's rough going.

    Hang in there.

  10. Breasts for Vets sounds like a killer mail campaign.

    Hang in there :)

  11. I'm actually leaving a comment on a very old post only to say that - THAT ribbon, also, is currently being used by the Philippine president as a symbol of democracy, and is nationwide famous because it's fucking color yellow.