Help! I have been attacked

It's easy to be tough from behind a computer screen!
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As a writer, one of our main goals is to be heard. If our articles are read; we are elated. If someone comments and gives us their opinion; we are ready to open a bottle of champagne and celebrate.

What can I say, as a writer, even the smallest amount of attention is a celebration. Truly, we set out to be heard and something that seems so small is a great victory in our eyes.

If we are here to make money online, the more people who read our online articles, the greater chance we have of reaching our ultimate goal - to live off our writing.

Yet, there is danger lurking in the online world. It is a danger hidden by the computer screen. So beware. If you’re not careful, you can be attacked.

Online writing allows a person the chance to escape; to become someone different. A very shy person could become outspoken. You could also pretend to be successful when you really have nothing more than a laptop with a copy of Word.

The reader can also be very dangerous hiding behind the computer screen. The false security may make them feel superior to others causing them to say things they would never have the courage to say in person. These comments can be rude and offensive. They may even go so far as to cut another writer down, without even knowing who the person really is!

Constructive Criticism Only Please

As part of the online community, there are some things we need to keep in mind. This will make working and writing online enjoyable for everybody.

1. Keep to Constructive Criticism

Online writing is a task that requires a lot of thought, time and patience, with sometimes very little in return. We are all writers here on Hubpages and we should respect the craft and respect others who also call themselves writers.

Every writer is unique; every writer has their own style; every writer has their own voice. Some will write reviews, others write comedies, and some just rant on what is bothering them. It is a great way to express your opinion and share facts with others.

Some will write in a style that takes you from the beginning to end with what seems a blink of the eye. There wit and humor entertain you and make you crave more. Others write more technical and it reminds you of the text book you used to fall asleep reading during school. Some forget their punctuation - some make up their own! Each writer is unique. But each one is worth something to someone.

Obviously, people as a whole, can be rather opinionated. When it comes to commenting on other people’s works, remember, you don’t have to like what they say or how they say it. But, they do have the right to write what they want in their choice of style and flair. If you don’t like their writing, that is your opinion. If you don’t agree with what they say, feel free to disagree! That is your right as a reader. But, when making a comment, choose to say something constructive. Bad mouthing or slashing down another writers is not only rude, but inappropriate!

Your opinion counts!

Are you careful what you say because everything on the internet stays there?

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2. Remember, what is put on the Internet… stays on the internet

Think twice before clicking submit. If you feel the need to comment, that is your right. But, beware of what you say. If you disagree with the subject, feel free to rant and rave, but do so in a respectful manner. However, if you feel the need to comment in a way that negative and derogatory toward another writer, think twice. After all, if there is any chance that you might regret what you just said, chances are good you should not hit submit.

At Hubpages, the author of the hubs has the opportunity to accept or decline any comment. Because of this power, you are now at the authors mercy as to whether or not they allow your comment to be seen by others. As far as I know, once it has been approved, there is no way of erasing what you said. That comment will follow you around on the internet for years until it is finally buried in the search engines.

While I am all for free speech, don’t dish out something if you can’t handle a return. I know there are other hubbers on Hubpages that will not approve of a comment that is negative. I, on the other hand, will approve of just about any comment. I figure it is your right to leave the comment, and if you have something negative to say, others can judge it for themselves.

Just remember though, saying something negatively will ultimately cause you to look like the ass. Therefore, think twice before you click submit or try to stick to constructive criticism that can’t be construed as offensive.

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Help! I have been attacked!

I feel this is an important topic to discuss. The main reason - because I have been attacked. Now, the attack has not come because of a difference of opinion. At least that is not what I took it as. The attack was personal.

This fellow hubber claimed I was both narcissistic and arrogant in my writing. I apologize in any way if I have ever come across as either.

I will admit I have written in a sarcastic tone at times. I also write from the heart. I have scribbled down words that can be considered a serious nature, and I have also approached topics in a way that could maybe be considered comedy. Mostly, I write what I feel and I write because that is what I like to do.

However, if you find my writing is not very profound or if you think I have a lot to learn, feel free to think it, but leave it out of the comment section. If you do feel the need to tell me this, I will approve them, but I will also rebut your comment. If you can dish it out, be prepared to take it back. I refuse to say anything negative, so ultimately, the only person you are hurting is yourself.

So, after this incident, I hope people remember this is a community. We are all writers and we should all be treated with respect. This is not the place to start arguments. It is also not the place to downgrade other writers. We are each special and each talented.

But if you are going to leave something negative, keep it in the realms of constructive criticism. That way we can all benefit. Otherwise, leave the negative comment. I don't mind. That way we can all laugh at you! Your insults mean very little to me when it comes from hiding behind a computer screen!

Disclaimer: This attack is true in nature. However, I will not reveal the fellow hubbers name because I don’t feel like I should draw attention to them. They don’t deserve it.

Words hurt - be careful with what you say

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BenjaminB 5 years ago

Barbergirl just pretend like you are playing whack a troll (troll being what those type of people are called online). You can be nice in your little fantasy and use a mallet that does not hurt much or do like me and use a 16 pound sledge hammer,lol. Ultimately though these types will never go away and it's best to just delete their comments and block them if possible from contacting you in any way. That's just my opinion.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Thanks! I like your idea about the 16 pound sledge hammers. I might have to go out and buy one of those. Hopefully I won't end up breaking my computer. LOL

The only reason I hate to delete their comments, is because I believe it makes them look bad. I was pretty heated this morning after reading the comment and then having them cut on my opinion because... I cut hair or something like that! LOL Funny since I didn't know that cutting hair defined me!

Thanks for your support :)


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Inspired to write 5 years ago from Wales UK

Hi barbergirl28, I can't imagine any one verbally attacking you because of your thought out & written words, your articles seem non offensive what so ever.

Regards Dale


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I have had some comments on my hubs that I delete as sometimes they are just plain rude. I hear ya!

Great hub that you have written here! I always like reading your stuff and agree with what Dale says.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

BBG - seriously, I'm shocked! I have read almost every single hub you have written. I do not believe any of them came across as Rude or narcissistic in a single one. Your writing ability is awesome and I personally have enjoyed learning from you!

I do know what you mean, being lame and all - like my attacker said:-). Lol?

@Susan - and who could dare to be rude to you either?! Shocking! I am so stupefied that either of you - who are so smart and witty - could be given a single bad comment.

Excellent hub BBG - I leaned from you again. Thank you!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Werd!


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DaNoblest 5 years ago from California

I dont need to tell you what a great hub this is. I am sure you know. I wouldn't worry about that guy, he seems confused. Ill make the award for you later today.

I got a nasty comment yesterday too. It was not here but was a bit more vulgar. I just responded with lol. It drives trolls crazy if you do nothing but laugh at them like their hateful comments are hilarious ;)


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Hey! I wrote more than that, where'd it go? Weird! After I hit post it was gone, but I thought it'd show up! Ah, well, it was something to the effect of mean people are mean! lol I replied something to another persons hub about helping the people in Japan, and they totally bashed me through their whole comment. Then changed names and did it again. The person who wrote the hub had to change the setting! sheesh. I don't hate Japan for something that happened in 1942, I have a really sweet friend in Japan, who always posts pix of her cute rabbit pet! Like WWII is over, let's leave it there! My dad is a WWII vet, but he has/had compassion for the people who were NOT at war! So why was he jumping my case! So mean! Oh, vote up! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@InspiredtoWrite - thanks! I never thought that anything I wrote was offensive, but I guess that just goes to show someone can take offensive to just about everything.

@JustaskSusan - It seems some of the nicest people are often the ones who get attacked. I have read through your stuff and it seems odd that someone would say something rude or negative to you.

@RealHouseWife - Thanks for assuring me that I am not narcissitic. Around her yesterday it was a big joke. Everything I did was somehow surround by how arrogant or narcissitic I am. Or I would just ask if they found what I said profound! LOL Thanks for being such a big supporter.

@Katherella - I got your one word comment and immediately thought - I don't think I have ever seen a one word comment from you. Then I got your other comment. I guess it just goes to show that as writer's we need to have a thicker skin. We shouldn't get offended off what someone writes and we also should get offended of someones comment... unless of course the comment is downright rude and attacking the writer as a person. People sometimes!

@Danoblest - The guy was trying to teach me a few things by writing his comment. The only thing I learned is that sometimes stuff like this can inspire a hub where others can learn. Thanks for making me another troll. Maybe I should use it as one of the pictures on here :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You made me laugh again. So damned arrogant of you. What were you thinking? And I bet you going around saying profound things all day long!

I love your hubs - and I do think I've read every one of them, I just don't want to be too arrogant about that! Lol!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

As long as what you have read you have found profound... at least a little. I am actually so simple I had to look up the definition of profound so I could really think about what it meant and how it applied to me. I guess I really aren't a deep thinker now... LOL

By the way... if you want to read the comment... I hyperlinked attacked in the above article. LOL That way you can see what he said to me. LOL


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T.Y._Hudson 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

Hmmm... (Tap tap tap)...

Why do I feel like some of this is geared towards my recent article where I poke fun at some random hubbers and things that are on hub pages? Now I'm thinking twice about writing an article about having 45 kids and homeschooling them! Considering that I am essentially picking on a fellow hubber.

OK now, first off, Barberperson-girly-type girl, you should add another answer to your second question, as it is most likely, the most common reaction to a bad comment. Well, it's my most common reaction. When I wrote my article bashing terrorists and cutting up on them, someone told me that I should take a good look in the mirror. Almost depicting that I'm no better than the terrorists. In response, I asked him if he was a terrorist, then I went on to offer up the idea of me writing an article where I bash myself. To further it, I emailed the guy in private and offered up an apology if I had offended him in any ways, and I asked him how I could rectify the situation. He never responded to either one.

Thankfully I don't receive many hate comments. Though I am constantly expecting them with each article that I write. They might be funny to most, but to others, they could be highly offended.

So I propose that you leave an answer choice that somehow includes my option. I post every comment, but I offer up an apology in return. Especially if I attack back.

Otherwise, negative comments can lead to debate, and an ongoing internet fight, which could ultimately attract more viewers.

Last, (breathing heavily) as an author, you have the option to delete any comment that anyone has ever written, including your own, on your own hubs. On my very first hub, that I wrote like eight weeks ago, I still have the option to "deny" every comment that is on it. All you have to do, is view your hub while you are signed in.

As for other people's hubs, I left I comment that I didn't care for, and wanted removed. It wasn't even bad, I just didn't like it. So I sent an email to the author, and kindly explained why my feelings, and asked him to remove it. He did so, but said that he would only remove it if I promised to post another comment, because he could use the hub love.

OK, I'm gonna go "CLEAN", hahahaha!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Ooooohhhhh I didn't realize they were links;) gosh should I admit that here? Oh BBG that is awful. As a reader I don't want to see those kinds of comments. It is rude and very uncomfortable for your fans to have to try to digest such hideous behavior. I mean, if you can't type anything nice - just go away right? That dude is a mood killer! I'm gonna re read one of your hubs so I can feel happy again!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Any kind of critcism can be productive if presented in a postive manner. I know that sounds contadictory, but it really isn't. And classifying a writer as narcissistic and arrogant is a personal opinion, not professional at all. We all should exercise manners ans consideration online as well as face to face. That Golden Rule is still valid!

I, for one, love your writing style!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh thanks for pointing that out Hyphenbird! I agree 110% - I have written a hub about it myself. I welcome constuctive critiscim. If the reader is trying to help me learn something, I think that is ultra nice. I think being rude is a whole 'nother hub. Thank you for saying that because it is really important to distinguish between rude and helpful:)


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

"Barberperson-girly-type girl" = A sexist statement.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@T.Y.- Ha ha - this is definately not aimed at you. Believe me, if it was I would have clicked your name in their somewhere and said... this is my 45 children telling me to do this. LOL I don't really mind a good debate. But then again, I don't really write much that can be offensive. I will however take your advice and put another option in the poll... that way you can come back and vote! ;)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@RealHousewife - I agree, complete buzz killer, but at least you were able to cheer yourself up with another funny hub. And hopefully, this will stop any other comments that are just negative and rude. I truly think being a writer is hard enough and we should really try to respect each other.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Funny that you mentioned the Golden Rule... I was actually going to add that in their. You bring up a very great point, even something negative can be spun positively if done with good intentions. Cutting down another writer should never be allowed. Thanks. I am glad you like my style. Then I won't change. Although I don't think I really can. I am pretty much set in my ways. :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Katherella - thanks for looking out for me. I don't take offense to much. That doesnt' really bother me. I was once called Barbie as a nickname and it got me thinking... lol... I am so far from Barbie it isn't even funny. However, being called arrogant and narcissitic does get to me a little bit. Then again, maybe I need thicker skin, at least for some things!


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What Is Q 5 years ago from Tennessee

I wish someone would leave me a comment telling me how dumb my hubs are. I'm starting to think I'm the only one who knows it's crap. lol. But there's some gems in there, I guess. Like someone who just ate some gems and went #2 and then you have to go searching through the crap to find the gems. Yeah, that's what my hubs are, I think. But to quote myself (which I hate doing, because I don't like repeating myself), I'm my own worst critic. Here's the quote though. "You think my writing doesn't make any sense? Well, I think it's bloody stupid." I guess it'd be pointless for someone to leave me a mean comment, because I'd just reply with an insult to myself even meaner than theirs. lol. I'm dumb. Please delete this comment, because I don't like it. Or not, it's up to you.

PS. What I wanted to say was I completely agree with everything you said. Very well written and thought out. You won't be getting any rude comments from me. Unless you consider this one rude, but it's only rude to myself. So it's ok. ;) There, I think I've taken up enough space on your comments section.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I would be horrified if you did change! I like the REAL you:). A bunch! It is very difficult to put your work up for anyone to see and tear apart, because apparently people do. I have had it happen too, the shame is that gosh at least we are doing something positive instead of doing nothing or just watching the boob tube all day.

Well, no matter, at least we are VERY happy people and not buzz killers! Lol!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

I think RHW should be part of the Superhero circle! :) lol


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@WhatisQ - I could tell you how dumb your hubs are in your comments, but I don't see any real point. After all, I am horrible at lying and I am afraid that people would see right through it. ;) But you gave me a brilliant idea... I am going to start quoting people from hub pages... and grow a collection of the most brilliant words ever said. It shouldn't take long. You say some pretty awesome stuff that I only wish I could come up with! :)

P.S. Take up as much comment section as you would like!

@RealHousewife - Ha ha - you said Boob! I am so damn childish! Let's just continue our happy and non buzz kill lives. We can even skip around a little and let people look at us all wierd! LOL


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Katherella - I completly agree. RealHousewife is a superhero... hey you should make a list of all the peeps in the superhero club! LOL


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T.Y._Hudson 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

And vote I did!

I'm a superhero porn star crime fighter! I want to be in the club! I got by the name, "Johnny Thunder-Whip". And I use my born-on thunder whip to smack the taste out of those who offend the ladies when they are in their most intimate of moments. That has to qualify!

Oh yea, and the production of "Donkey Pickles", a sweet release from life, gets underway tonight! High hopes for that one, my internet barberperson, high hopes.

Oh sh#t! I just realized that I gave away my secret superhero identity in this comment. Maybe I should email you and ask you to remove it so that no one knows I'm Johnny Thunderwhip!

haha!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana

I wonder if the people who write this negative stuff realize what a strong effect it has on the fragile ego of us writers? We don't write just so we can say, "Wow, I love my writing"... where's the satisfaction in that? We write so other people can say, "Wow, you're awesome, you made me laugh, or you taught me something... oh, and here's a million dollars"... stuff like that.

I got a negative comment the other day and I had to chant for 5 hours -- "I am NOT a bad writer" in the corner of my room (while scarfing chocolate-which is not easy to do while you chant...it comes out all mumbled like and you end up with chocolate spittle on your shirt) before I could try and approach the computer! ~shudder~

You are FAR from narcissistic but you ARE a good writer who's fun to read. Some people don't like that.

I do!!

You're awesome, "Barberperson-girly-type girl".. I couldn't help it, it was a good comment... is it still sexist since a girl is saying it?


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

@Katharella - thank you so much! You are so funny yourself - I get a huge kick out of your comments - ALWAYS! Your a hoot!

@sueroy - omg! How could anyone criticize you either? This is mind blowing to me. Next time anyone does that you give housewife a shout out and you won't be needing that chocolate! I understand exactly though, sadly enough. I've had really mean comments and I ate the chocolate too!!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@T.Y. Don't worry - your secret is safe with me! I think you got some superb superhero qualities. After all, it takes a superhero to write about Donkey Pickles. I will definately have to get over there and read. I am not going to lie... I am a little curious and somewhat scared :)

@sueroy - thanks for the wonderful boost of confidence. I will admit, I ranted around the house for awhile. Luckily there was no chocolate available so I just downed water hoping that it was alchoholic. It really did nothing for me, but after awhile, I started to laugh at it more than anything else. Maybe someone spiked it. LOL

I am surprised that you got a mean comment as well. I guess I don't really understand it. I guess it is a way to hate on the nice people out their.

@RealHousewife - So I guess that means you are joining... Now go get the cape and booty pop on... lol


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

LOL "get your booty pop on" T-Y.. I think we have to have a secret vote on you.. humm... Adam is our only Superhero male.. so he's the Alpha male.. you'd be a beta or an omega.. lol, no more sexist comments and you'll be closer to being in. But it's gotta ok with the others. You are willing to wear the booty pop right? *smirk*


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh Barbergirl, girl that booty pop is right under my butt - I am going to get my Singer sewing machine out, whip up a cape and whip some asses!

Katharella - LOL! I love the addition of the "smirk"!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

There should be a hub done on being a superhero and what the requirements are... number one requirement... willingness to wear a Booty Pop! LOL


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T.Y._Hudson 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

I'm pretty sure that I have no idea what a booty pop is, and to further that statement, I can't even venture a guess without it sounding sexual. Maybe I don't wanna know! ^smirk^ and ^a raised eyebrow, confused, half frowny, deal^

And oh yea there barberfeminine, I'm a little curious about Donkey Pickles too! I'm gonna be completely honest here, and tell you that it's an oochie green sorta deal, and in that sense, well, that's just one big mystery that can't really be shared. But what I can say, is that the funny part is, that a few paragraphs have surfaced tonight, and I STILL don't know what it's about!

And what's even funnier... I just read my comment back to myself and realized, that aside from you and me, no one is gonna have any idea what the heck we're talking about. In fact, it sounds kinda loopy! But to Katharella, and whoever else, that's part of that click, we can just call my foreign sounding speech, my own version of a booty pop! ^smirk^

Coarse then I'll have to go on to say that I don't really understand half the stuff I write either, so I can't expect anyone else to. ^a raised eyebrow, confused, half frowny deal^


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T.Y._Hudson 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

Oh yea, and if the number two requirement happens to be... superhero names have to rhyme with the phrase "zombie summer trip", I'm totally gonna be a shoe in for that club. I know that it's a really random thing to have for a rule, but I'm an optimist! ^whatever facial expression people have when they are optimistic^


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

BBG - and willingness to go in search of one in your home town with a straight face. If you wanna have fun - that was hilarious! But then, I'm very simple minded and easily entertained:)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@T.Y. - If you are really curious what a booty pop is... go back to my hubs and read Booty Pop - The cure for Noassatall. It is probably a bit narcissitic and arrogant and I doubt it even qualifies as profound. But we did have fun writing it. Ha ha - nothing like promoting my hubs.

I went to your page last night and I didn't see Donkey Pickles so I assume you are still working on it. I look forward to the twists and turns! And don't worry, I often times never understand what I write. That is what makes it fun. LOL... and Zombie Summer Trip... that gets me thinking ;)

@RealHousewife - that was a difficult task... I will agree. That is going to go on my list of things to do if you want to easily entertain yourself. LOL Ask around for the Booty Pop in your local stores. Bonus points if you already know where it is and just want the attention. Extra bonus if the store doesn't carry them and you just want to educate the general public! LOL


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

T.Y. If you want to be in, you've GOT to get the lingo down! Sheesh! *smirk* Ok I think BBG is right, we need superhero rules. Here's a tester run for being "in."

I don't think the other superhero's will mind, since we already know we're cool, and we can be.

1. You HAVE to read the Booty Pop hub! Or be willing to wear one, as BBG said. Being new you never know when you might be given a Booty Pop POP Quiz.

2. Your superhero name is TY. You can't change who you are, even if you are a Zombie! Only Vampires can. And you're not a Vampire. Besides Vampires are way cooler.

3. You must have ass in order to have Noassatall. (i.e. Know or wear Booty Pop.)

4. We have not gotten a response from Q yet if you're in! RH, got in easy because she's a RH. We do not know yet if you have superhero qualities! After all you don't know if what a Booty Pop is! Geeze man.

5. New superhero's don't get to make rule. Because my Vampire can beat up your Zombie.

6. We have not yet voted, and you have not yet told us if you have a FB account! RH has not said either, but she's a female and thus, doesn't have to unless she wants to. (although I think we superhero's must stick together. She's still made the grade to be 'in' the inner circle, and can beat up She-ra in a heartbeat)

7. You've got to write a dummy hub! Like... something that rambles on and on about nothing or is greatly informative. We have to learn something out it or you. Like ours. Like RH says, we have the dyer need to be easily entertained. Like write a hub on how cool tree stumps are. With photos you took! Something like that.

8. Refer to the above.

9. Refer to the above.

10.Donkey Pickles "could" be your dummy hub until you make one up, but being a beta, Q has cornered the market on Banana's, so I'm not too sure Donkey Pickles should be it, only one male per male parts innuendo's. Unless the others say it's ok, maybe "Donkey Prickles" or something. (Girls and Q, what do you think, does Donkey Pickles qualify? Or should we make him write Donkey Prickles?)

Then you'll have what it takes to be a superhero. Now if you get down on internet porn that's up to you, you have have an accolade for doing that, I usually hand them out so here is your accolade don't abuse it. "o" You can't get a "O or U" yet because you might need to pass an initiation, but I think we might have to throw in an initiation unless the others agree that writing a dummy hub other than Donkey Pickles is it.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Katharella - you crack me up!! I am so excited to be in the club!! I might even make steak for dinner tonight:)! I totally love your rules and I did write all hubs that make no sense! LOL! However, I have not written one related to a particular item, such as a tree stump! Let's see what I can come up with for you! Fun!

Now, Ive read some of your hubs and I can't remember where I saw this - and I'm suffering from Mental Pause - so I apologize in advance. You mentioned that you invented the long sleeves with thumb holes, right? Ok so now you have invented the booty pop for men! LOL!

I do not have a facebook account - I may have to make one!

And, haha! How about TY writes about Donkey Picklers. Lol!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ha ha - that is absolutley hilarious. I love how being a part of the Superhero club is centered around the Booty Pop and bananas. I like the initition part. That is awesome. Katherella... I think you need to make a Hub about How to join the superhero club. LOL


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

hehehe.. Thx RH!

I was just at TY's hubs and could not find Donkey Pickles either, so I'm thinking it should be Donkey Prickles. IF they are twisted. Like I said, Q has never twisted his banana's! A new member of the Superhero Clique (it's Clique not click TY, but that's ok, most men are not members of Clique's therefore do not know the correct spelling, but you're getting there) might just need that initiation hub.. but maybe BBG is right, I should write the hub about what it takes to be in the Superhero Clique! Should I get right on that now or wait for Q to get off work so he can add his Alpha male input? I could at least get started on it, and I really need to add the text to my clouds hub, and I'm still working on my Prison Survival hub too. Sometimes I can multitask but I don't have my Mimosa's so I'll be winging it with a clear mind.

I have an idea though, where it would be a "check in" spot for our Superheroness. Maybe I should do that now!

Oh, and yes RH I did invent the sleeve thumb holes, and will never be able to cash in on that, but I think there are booty pop's for men, but they're implants! So it's not like they can take them off when they're not in Superhero mode! And they most definitely would not want them if they had to go to prison, because they'd totally NOT survive in prison with one built in! I'll have to add that to the male section as I'm just getting to the male section of it.

I'm thinking it should be Donkey Prickles. Cos, after all, don't cucumbers have little picky things on them before they break out of their cocoons to be pickles? Um, Putting on Q's thinking cap since it has not yet been sold. (nobody bought the brains yet did they?)


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

OK BBG, I'll get busy writing the hub on what it takes, to be in the Superhero club or clique. I can get started on it now because I don't have anything else that is in need of attention other than making sure I clicked the button for my Samba Dancer in the Rio trip for Sorority Life, and collecting my gifts for City of Wonder game. I must gift back I'm trying to finish my soup with gravel, and I can't leave my Samba Dancer alone too long or she quits! And I really need that last outfit to win fights in Rio. (ya had to be there)

BBG: Since the Booty Pop is yours hub, I think you should make up any POP quiz's for that! I think everyone would agree.

Oh, and we can't forget about Q. He is going to need a little vaca time while he's off to rescue the girl of his dreams, and in case his mechanical Pegasus breaks down or needs a repair. (I really hope it doesn't crash, after all I really need that large intestine, and I get the rectum to boot, pun intended)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Haha! I think you should make it Donkey Prickles! It even sounds funny when you think about it like a cucumber! I was going to suggest you write a superheros hub too! It would be funny, but Mimosa - did you say Mimosa's? I love them! I got all distracted.

So - I want to see the Prison Survival hub - I hope I never need it though!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ha ha - you guys are just too funny. LOL - Get on that superhero club hub... ha ha I am a poet! LOL


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T.Y._Hudson 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

OK, my, what a chatty bunch you all are! I'm gonna try to knock this all out in one shot.

First off, if you want a dumb hub about nothing, or whatever informative, check out my "how to succeed on hubpages" hub. It's pretty much about nothing at all that's really useful.

Donkey Pickles, is a hub that I started writing last night. I don't have much free time to play around on here. When I'm not at work, I usually have my daughter and she is my number one focus during those hours. :)

I only wrote a few paragraphs to Donkey Pickles, and I have no clue what it's gonna be about yet. I am writing it with the same idea behind it, as I used to write Oochie Green, foot clap. In that sense, Oochie is the only fictional hub I have wrote, and I did it as an experiment, to test out a new theory behind writing hubs. Since BBG liked it so much, I decided to give that idea another shot. Donkey Pickles will be the same sort of idea, but I have no idea what it's gonna be about. It shouldn't be too similar to Oochie, as my idea came before I wrote the hub, and I wrote it without having any ideas as to what it was gonna be about. I made the whole up as I went along.

Last night, I did some research, and the first paragraphs were a bunch of facts on a certain subject. After those, I intend to write a fictional story to go along with them. I'm just not sure what kind of story I'm gonna write yet. Again, I will write whatever comes to mind.

Due to my busy life, I may not even get back to it until Saturday. My hubs tend to be pretty long compared to most people's. But they are easy to read through, entertaining, and they actually seem more like episodes to me, because they are so long, and because I only put out about one a week.

I will have to look into this booty pop thing. I haven't read even a forth of BBG's hubs, mainly because I can barely make time to write my own. But I suppose that I kinda need to read that one.

T.Y. Hudson, is far different from my real name. So it would be a little odd for a superhero name for me. Well, that's my opinion anyways.

And it's not about zombies being able to kick some ass, cause they really can't do that. It's about my desire to kill them! Zombie summer trip, was a little thing I organized at a teen youth camp last summer. I got a soft spot for helping out those in need, and for kids that come from broken homes, which was what that camp was for. So I asked all the kids submit a list of their favorite things, and every one of them, boys and girls alike, wrote that they loved zombie games, and/or movies, somewhere on their list.

I got an idea, and I rounded up all of my friends and asked them to help me out. At the end of the two week summer camp, I invited all the kids to return for a weekend in August, for a special appreciation event. My friends and I footed the bill, and paid for all of the accommodations and gear, so it would be free of charge to them. Then when they showed up, they found themselves in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. We had turned the camp into a ghost town. My friends and I, (27 people in all) were dressed up as zombies, and the kids got to spend two fun filled days shooting at us with paintball guns.

^whew^ And for the last time, Donkey Pickles is the title of the next hub that I am writing, that hasn't been finished or published yet. I have a title, I have a few facts. I don't know what it's gonna be about yet, and I might even toss out the facts all together. I just hope that it will be interesting, and at least a little bit funny.

I sort of feel like I have just made an attempt at joining a sorority, and this is all part of my hazing process lol.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Ok here's a free bee because I am chicken - who wants to write a hub that is entitled "help I've fallen and I can't get it up!"

Subtitle - how to RAISE your hub score;) lol lol!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Okie dookie lol Superhero hup is UP and running! Ready for comments!

@TY: You eared a small u accolade for spending time with your child rather than online! :) And Donkey PRickles is much more funny. And only the men are getting Greek Sorority names here, for the exception of the ones mentioned in my Superhero hub!


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

Back in the day when I used to hang out on the Hubpages forum and talk about politics, there were a few times I got some really rude emails. This one man emailed me to tell me Michael Jackson was a racist, which upset me a little bit because that was right after he had died. I realized later on that if this person was taking his anger out on a celebrity he had never met, and he was probably bored and lonely. Also had a girl email me a few times to tell me she was going to knock off my glasses and thought I was ugly. A guy also swore at me on my hub and told me I was ugly for not publishing a comment with foul language. Oh well, they can all go write their angry comments on their own blogs and hubs. Staying off the forums has helped to cut down on the large amount of unsolicited angry emails and comments I used to get. I also got off writing about politics because that is one topic that brings out too many opinions. I try to stay to more neutral stuff these days. I do post on sodahead sometimes about politics, but after the last time I was there I think I probably will not talk about that topic there either. I just do not see the point of disagree with people online I have never met.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Well Sweetie Pie - (excuse me BBG while I jump in your way with my fabulous Superhero cape on - lol) I have heard some other person say they got bashed on a forum - can one of you more better superheros explain to a tiny baby hero - what the heck is a forum? How do I stay off of it?


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Harvey Stelman 5 years ago from Illinois

barber, I know you're too tough to let it bother you very much. If youse got a problem, lemme no. I send a my boys ta take care a youse.

Just block them! H


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

The forum is a place where hubbers can help each other with writing, or just talk about topics they like. I used to be active on the forums between 2008-2010, but I just grew tired of the arguing. If you stay on completely neutral topics you should be fine there, but stay away from anything religion or politics related. I never liked the religion forum anyway, never cared about that one. Unfortunately, I used to enjoy debating with a few on the political forum. It got to weird and I stopped.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Thank you SweeriePie - you've lived up to your name!

Oh no, that is not a forum for me! I will stay away for shizzle!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Great advice RH! Glad you swooped in when you did! That's what us Superhero's do! I'm sure BBG had to get dinner and spend some time with her family as well! :) I might have to use shizzle in my survival guide too! lol

@SweetPie: You know, I don't even go into the forums other than to read something if need be. Because of that exact reason! Maybe take a look at my hub on Michael Jackson too because if he was innocent of the allegations, then I am not beyond believing he's living in secrecy. I had some other theories about his death too. I'm glad that if he did die, that the Dr. who gave him too much drugs and got him addicted he needed to be prosecuted. People got mad at me because I was mad at the husband and Doctor of Andrea Yates. Everyone said she was like the "kool-aid" mom, and took great care of her kids, but her husband MADE her stop taking the medications, and the Doctor should have forced intervention and maybe those children would be alive today. So sad.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh Katharella! Too funny! Around here they say, "what's the shizzle?" and "don't get up in my grill!". Haha! My 22 year old know lots of those things - cuz she goes to college! Lol!

Yeah I'm into helping hubbers out - and tonight my husband took the girls to the honor roll great skate and let me have the night off! So I got to play in hub land to my hearts content! So I figured for the sake of God and all that is Good I had better play out on BBG's lawn:). I keep meaning to tell you - I loved that roast chicken recipe!


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What Is Q 5 years ago from Tennessee

Well, it took me a while to read all of those comments, and now I don't even remember what I was supposed to reply to. lol. But I like the idea of donkey pickles, and if it has anything to do with donkeys and/or pickles or pickled donkeys, then it's sure to be an awesome hub. Then again, it could be about nothing and still be awesome. The title is awesome, so I wouldn't change it. The Alpha male or whatever has spoken. T.Y is in, as far as I'm concerned, just for using donkey and pickles in the same sentence.

Was there anything else I forgot to address?


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T.Y._Hudson 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

I'm starting to think that Donkey Pickles is gonna end up being a serious letdown. I kinda doubt that any of you could imagine what it's actually gonna be about. Geez! I don't know what I got myself into.

But if any of you do figure out what it's gonna be about, please let me know, cause I have no idea! lol


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What Is Q 5 years ago from Tennessee

T.Y.- Nah, no pressure, bro. You've made my night just with the title. Whatever comes after that's just gravy, really. It could be about teletubbies or televangelists and it'd be an interesting read, just because of the donkey pickles thing which has snagged my interest. It could even be narcissistic and arrogant. lol. Go for it.

Barbergirl- I feel bad commenting on your hub and not talking to you. So hi. ;)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh yeah Hi BBG! I don't think she will care about us taking over her hub space, cuz it's just like filling in for a co-worker who has s$&@ to do, right? I'm sure shed love to be here at the party but I'll bet she's spanking some butts and putting kids in bed so she can party.

@TY - here's the beauty - did you see the part where the rule says it is not supposed to make sense? Don't stress - it's 'posed to be crazy and all out there. Right, Katharella, ADAM! I love that name! And BBG? But, we must get a photo of you actually wearing the booty pop! Lol!


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T.Y._Hudson 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

Well Donkey Pickles might end up making perfect sense. It's just gonna end up being TY goofy or something. My hub about How to succeed on hubpages was a doosie. I wanted to rip on some of the things I came across on here. It just happened to end up making some sense after all. And it turned out to be some pretty unusual advice that people have confirmed to me, to be effective. Only they emailed me in private, as not to expose themselves for being guilty of using my off the wall tips.

So uh, what's shakin BBG?

I commented on the superhero rules hub and it didn't show up. That was rather disappointing.

And if I'm not mistaken, haven't all of you answered my question that I wrote a few weeks back, "Why do women show off their cleavage, and then get upset when they catch a man looking?"

I know BBG did, in fact, her answering my questions, is how we came to be friends in the first place! =)


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

@ALL: lol Yeah it's not supposed to be picture perfect! I liked Donkey Prickles, but then again Q being Alpha, can help TY make the decision! Even though it's actually TY's decision! lol. Either way, I had to ride a Donkey to get into Petra and it wasn't exactly a fun ride, so I'll back out of that one LOL.

@RH: I agree, we're just taking over for her while she takes care of whatever needs taking care of at her house! Even if she's exhausted after a days work and falls asleep! It's all good and we'll be right here, friends in a box all comfy awaiting her return! :) I'm not so sure she's going to go for the wearing and picture taking of the Booty Pop, well, she might, I wouldn't. It'd be too much like the bend and snap, my pop would be all over the place. But the final decision would be up to her. Of course she could cut n' paste her photo on someone else wearing it. LOL I did that once for a bf, and he lied and said he LOST the photo and would never give it back, now it's gone forever, and darn I sure looked hot in that ruffled bikini! ::hummph:: glad I dumped him the week before Christmas now that I think of it. lol


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Yeah! What Katharella said! We are here making things all cozy for BBG! I know it's probably two hours earlier than me up in her hood, so she is probably fashionably late for the party! If she does get to go to bed early, well she be in rare form tomorrow, what with all the energy!

Lol! I'm glad ya dumped him too - before ya bought him a present:)


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

@TY: I don't know what BBG's answer was, but I know mine answer to the cleavage question is it doesn't bother me, because I had a recent scare with having to have a lumpectomy, so maybe I need to make some new photos of just my cleavage. Plus, then they wouldn't be paying attention to my BUILT IN BOOTY POP lol!!! I know a guy who had a tshirt that said "Why do women put glitter on their cleavage, WE ARE ALREADY LOOKING" I really didn't think letting him watch Benny Hill when he was 2 make him.. um.. such a womanizer. (:::hears Britney Spears song in background::::)

On the other note, I don't think it's that they're offended, I think it's a pick n' choose thing. They only want the men THEY CHOOSE/LIKE to notice. They don't want scary man gazing at them potentially holding a hand full of grapes with a black carriage and Top Hat luring them with a shot of opium drink.. oh wait, that only happens in London. I still think it's a pick and choose thing. Guys are supposed to do what some girls do. Hang out with someone not as good looking as you, so you have the upper hand. And keep in mind, a lot of cleavage wouldn't be there without a water bra, we just have to watch out for sharp corners. Dude, you need to watch some chick flicks. lol


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Haha! My sister found a water bra in a bathroom in a bar - apparently one boob got POPPED! Now how would you like to have a chick that went in the bathroom with big boobs and came out flat as a board:)! Lol! Don't trust the water bras ladies!


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Harvey Stelman 5 years ago from Illinois

barber, I wrote something days ago, it's no longer here.

Just block the sender. H


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AngRose 5 years ago

I don't understand why people feel the need to leave rude comments on hubbers they don't like. I've just stopped reading all of your narcissistic, profound, arrogant hubs BBG, so I no longer am annoyed by your writings. Yessir, you sure won't see me commenting on any of your lousy hubs, or voting them up or anything like that!!!! :) I'm just going to go entertain myself writing nasty comments on Q's hubs about what garbage they are and how they don't make any sense. Besides, I'm jealous, I've written TONS of hubs that make absolutely NO sense, and I didn't even have a clue there WAS A superhero club...since I no longer read anybody elses garbage hubs. Just my own...sigh...I guess I'll have to be in a club all by myself.


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

::gasp:: :x


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DzyMsLizzy 5 years ago from Oakley, CA

Oh, for pity sakes! Some people, as my dad used to say, "are not happy unless they have something to complain about." There is not much you can do but 'consider the source,' and brush off such comments as the trash they are, and feel sorry for someone who has such a shallow and unfulfilled life.

Ultimately, it is a self-esteem issue--theirs is so low that they have to attempt to make themselves feel better by tearing down others. It is the online version of the schoolyard bully.

We're hearing a lot about 'online bullying' these days, and I say, "block them, unfreind them, ignore them." It is not as if they know where you live and can actually harm you. (Unless someone is foolish enough to publish their home address online--then, I guess, they deserve whatever happens next.)

I would not publish their comments. It is much like finding some crime reported in the news, and whether or not it is a serious crime or a juvenile prank, there may then follow a series of such events, whether by the same person, or by copy-cats.

I feel if these things were not reported, it would be less prevalent, because they have failed to get the attention they were seeking. Most of the time, they will quietly fade away when they discover that is not the best way to get attention. (But try and explain that concept to the mass media!)

(Of course, there are those who are truly deranged, and no tactic will work, but they are a small minority.)

You write very interesting hubs, and I see no basis for anyone to make any kind of attack, personal or otherwise.

Block/delete such comments, and go on doing what you do so well.

Cheers!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

I have to agree, I totally didn't see why anyone would attack any of her hubs!


Harvey Stelman 5 years ago

Kat, I think it was the style of her hair that someone didn't like, or it could have been her ears. Just kidding barber! H


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Or maybe it was someone's girlfriend or wife who has a jealousy problem. Just sayin'...


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I think somebody was jealous of her come hither wicked grin!


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AngRose 5 years ago

Oh dear, I just wondered if any of you thought I was being serious???? I do hope you all realize I was being a smart aleck up above??? Sometimes sarcasm doesn't travel as well through cyber space as it ought to! I loved this hub, rated it up, think the guy was horrible for what he said to her on the other hub....just to make sure you all realized that! :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

AngRose - I don't think anyone was offended! Your comments were funny!


Harvey Stelman 5 years ago

All ladies, "HELP, I WANT TO BE ATTACKED! Please be gentle. H


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

@AngRose: No no noooooo, you're fine dear! :) it wasn't you! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Sorry it took me so long to respond. I was driving my way across country to visit family. A little bit of an impromptu visit I guess. Spring break! Yeah. I was able to read most of your comments on the road thanks to the wonderful cellphone... yet the stupid cell phone didn't allow me to comment back. So here I go... I am not going to address each one separately, I am just going to pop in random thoughts from what I remember.

I love the title Donkey Pickles... I can't wait to read it. And a zombie camp... why wasn't I invited. That is awesome what you did with that.

Harvey... thanks for sending your boys out. I got all your comments, but I think because I couldn't approve them maybe they weren't all showing... not sure.

Hi Q - I just wanted to take a special note out to say that... just because even though you were talking to everybody else, you took a special sentence out to acknowlege me :) I appreciate that - but thanks all for playing at my playground.

I look forward to the Superhero Club Hub - ha - that sounds funny. I will check it out soon.

AngRose - Thanks for giving my arrogant and narcissistic hubs a second thought :) I noticed you came back to visit again... lol... no worry. I am not one of those narcissitic and arrogant people who would take offense to a funny comment. I am glad you stopped by and I would be happy to be a part of your club...

Dzy - I am on the same page as you. I definately don't think these people should get any extra attention! I am glad that you enjoy what I do.

I have to admit... that is a wicked smile... I actually got a fan mail that said the only reason I am following you is because of your evil grin. Does that mean I should change my picture? Thoughts... I am wondering if that is a narcissitic smile? Maybe that is what is giving people the wrong thoughts.... lol

Okay, I am pretty sure there was other random thoughts that were popping through my head when I was reading all those comments... but after 32 hours of driving straight... I am feeling a little spacey! I will have to add more when I think of it :)

Thanks for keeping my hubs all comfy warm while I was gone! I missed this place!

Cheers!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Don't change the pic! I love it:). It shows you are wicked funny:) Now let every one else vote!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

I wondered what happened to you!!! :) I know the trips, I took 2 a year from here to MI to help care for my dad. Once I was stuck there for 8 months. Under a daughter in law that was a total HITLER! She put me on "poop duty" (is that a kind of oxymoron?) lol I was like, um "i'm here to HELP YOU, soooo YOU can be on poop duty, since I'm taking care of my dad FOR YOU to own the house. (oh, and the word oxy-mornon IS an oxymoron in itself) lol! Ah, enjoy time for family and we've got to get the Superhero hub off the ground or we'll look like oxyfailures LOL :) hehe...


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Oh, and I totally dig your pic, you look kinda "sweet-innocent, but watch out you never know" kind of look! lol. I was thinking of changing mine cos I look WAY to serious! (plus it's like 6 years old)LOL and I need another updated one! Um, maybe I'll do that later... hehe..


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Thanks - glad people like the pic... I would hate for it to give the wrong impression... lol

Kathy - If your pic is 6 years old... I think it is time for an updated one. I am sure you have changed in 6 years. I know I have. Or maybe I should go back to a picture from 6 years ago... ha ha!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Yeah I should update it.. or put my pic up from when I was 6! lol.. Um, yeah I need a change.

So I'm getting the silent treatment from Q because now he is changing the price on his intestine! ::hummph:: he thinks I'm getting to good of a deal because he swallowed the head of a toy and wants it back! :( Oh, and I'm supposed to sell YOU my extra eyes!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ha ha - you should substitute the lost toy with something better and tehn you can still get the deal. Why do I need an extra pair of eyes? Just curious... lol


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Hey I offered to drop my resell price from 20 to $15. and he still wasn't happy!

I have so many things going on I forget why you need extra eyes. It had something to do with Q looking at someone with a fake eye and not knowing which one to look at so he was creeped out. I mentioned that I had 3 fake eyes that I really did get out of an auction box, and I think it was him so suggested I sell them to you, but I don't know why. Maybe he thought they'd come in handy for your Superhero-ness eyesight. Or you'd mentioned having eyes in the back of your head, like all mom's do. (Well, my mom said she did) Maybe if you got them you could paste them to the back of your heads so your kids would be good when your back is turned. Truthfully the whole thing is beginning to confuse me LOL


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What Is Q 5 years ago from Tennessee

No one else remembered the 3 eyes thing? Seriously? I wish I didn't have such a memory for conversations. I'm always reminding people of things they said and they're like, no, I didn't say that, and I'm like, yes, you did, I wrote it down in my diary. I think the 3 eyes thing came from your poem, Barbergirl. The A to Z, I think. Anyway, glad to have you back and hope you had fun. Oh, and your pic's ok. I don't really like people staring at me, though. My pic's about 7 months old. The only thing that's changed is I lost those sunglasses somewhere.

I feel bad commenting on your hub and not saying hi to Kathy. Hi, Kathy. I'm not changing the price, I'm just a little upset that you wouldn't mail back that action figure's head.


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Yeah, but Adam, when you buy something in an auction you get the contents too! It's the way auctions work! Fine, if it'll make you happy, you can have the action figure's head back, but don't be surprised if it has a cut from the shiv! (like in case I go to prison and need to bring it with me)

Now, are you going to put your Diary up for auction I might bid higher on that, because you might not want your mom to read it, and I heard mom's read diaries. (Although my mom didn't read mine. I didn't have to lie to her about stuff. And I am not implying you lie to your mom I just know someone else who does and stalks everything I do online, and they read their kids diary and I think they stink cos of it, although yours could be an interesting read that's for sure, especially in Superhero training)


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gitrdun4444 5 years ago from North Carolina

Good to see a hub about this. There are always people like that out there. I try to ignore them, not worth my time. Life is too short to be ugly to people! Thanks for sharing this. Voted up & useful.


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Just yesterday I read that the girl Kate, who is getting married to Harry, Henry or which ever one he is ;) that SHE was bullied in an all girls school! I thought, wow, I thought they were supposed to be taught things like in finishing school and something like that would not be tolerated. Well, at least look where she is, now going to be a REAL Princess, and someday a Queen! So, people should really think twice before they bully anyone! KARMA!

I also seen one of the girls who bullied me in Jr. high on Classmates, and I emailed her, and even as an adult she didn't have the nerve to write and say "Sorry I was immature and should not have acted that way."


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Kat - that would take guts. Not everyone has them. You do so you expect everyone else to but that just means she is probably not someone you want to associate your fine self with:-)


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Aw, thanks! Back in that day I didn't really stick up for myself so now I kinda go overboard with it. But yeah, if I made someone feel bad a long time ago, I would want to say sorry if I REALLY WAS. In fact, yes, thanks again because I have apologized for things I've done or said wrong in the past. It's the people who refuse to acknowledge they were wrong that bug me. I wasn't a bully, but I definitely would apologize now.

Like I'm really sorry that I used to sneak into my older sisters clothes and wear them under my real clothes and put them in my locker, so I could dress cool, cos she was old enough to have a job and buy cool stuff, so nobody knew, then I'd race back home and put it back in her closet before she got home. On, second though, nah I'm not so sorry for that lol!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Thanks Gitrdun - I agree that bullying is a big problem... not just on the internet, but even in the real world. The only problem is, a person who might not bully in person is a lot more secure behind the computer screen. Obviously, how well do you know the people that you are talking to online. Would you invite them over for coffee if they were in the area. Probably not.

I know for me, I have been a vicitim of bullying most of my life. I guess I was just different. On the online world, I am a completely different person. Maybe it is because people don't know the real me. I am not bullying anyone with it, but it is crazy how people can really change.

@Katherella and RealHousewife - you guys are just too funny. I would agree, if you are able to apologize and they can't handle it... then boo on them. However, you should apologize for stealing your sister's clothes... then again, I did the same thing... so maybe I should too... be right back... ha ha!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Nah, I put them back so I only kinda borrowed them. I'm not going to apologize to her, because she bullied me every single day of my life when my parents weren't around. Then told me if I told on her, I'd get worse the next time we had to be alone so I never told. In school I was bullied because I was shy, and they thought I was stuck up. I wasn't stuck up I just went to private school, so I didn't really know how to interact with kids in public school. Oh and my sibling and I don't talk anyway. She married a man with a lot of money so they don't want me around. It's ok tho, cos I have friends who don't care about that, so they are my family! :) And I'm good with that! :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I used to steal my sister's clothes too! (the older one not the one who is 11 years younger than me)! I will say I'm sorry - IN HE'LL! Haha! Just kidding!

Life is too short to spend it with people who bring you down. I went to many schools, some worse than others, I didnt escape the bullies each time. It did teach me why I would never behave that way. I really can't stand to hurt anyone's feelings,people that do it on purpose need counseling. There is something wrong with them.

BBG - yeah, I have noticed people that are larger than life online. It's easy to hide behind your avatar:)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ha ha - that is why I have an evil grin staring at people from behind my avatar... I think it says... don't mess with me! LOL


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

It is really threatening! Lol! Or really funny and cute!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

I never got a comment on my update to my avitar! It's really me, and it's recent! I realize there's no nose, but it made me appear as if I have lips! LOL. I just LOVE graphic programs! Even the ones I don't know how to use! :D

I love we can have avi's and BBG's says exactly what she wants it too! (and it's funny and cute too, and in a child-like-na na ya never know what I'll do" look)


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Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

Hey, Barbergirl, I do a lot of political subject matter articles, many that have angry adherents on one side or the other. My tone and demeanor on a topic could very well keep my ideological adversaries from actually coming out to skin my hide. Thanks for the reminders as to why I do what i do and the precautions that I need to take


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hey Kat - I did comment but I think it's on one of your hubs. Anyhow I like it! It was lots easier for me to see on your profile page. Your smile is infectious!


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T.Y._Hudson 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

Alright super ladies, and Q, I have finally published Donkey Pickles. I wanted to do more with it, but I was getting frustrated that it was taking me so long. I wanted to add more pictures. I was trying to make a pickle cowboy and a pickle home boy for variations,(you'll understand when you see the super version) but it's just too much work for an article that probably won't get many views, and one that could very well be pulled. But I do hope you all enjoy it. It took me all the free time I could spare over the last week to write it, so try not to knock it too much. And yes, I know I was a little lazy with the editing. LOL


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Harvey Stelman 5 years ago from Illinois

barber, I'm sorry to say the following. Most of the people writing in (mostly women) are telling stalkers that they are prey. That's howw a stalker would think. It's like saying, people in my town DON'T lock their doors. H


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@RealHousewife - thanks, that is exactly how I wanted to be protrayed ;)

@Katherella - thanks for reminding me. I noticed the change but it is hard to see on the comment section... I was going to go to your profile page and I completely got distracted. I will head over there right away! :)

@T.Y. - Yeah - I am so excited. I have been looking forward to this. I am so curious as to what you have come up with. I will check it out right away.

@Harvey - It really is crazy how different people think. However, the irony is... you last comment. People in the town were I come from really Don't lock their doors. Well, they are starting too, but when I was younger they never did. Never even locked the car doors! We do now... but that was just how it was back then. No neighbors and usually everyone left you alone!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

LOL@locking doors! Funny, when I first moved to the south, my neighbor called me from work. She said "will you go let my dog out".. I asked where she hid the spare key, and she started laughing, and said "Kathy, nobody locks the doors here" haaa.. We'd only known each other a few weeks! How'd she know to even trust me that I wouldn't go in and snoop! I didn't of course, I was like oooooooK.. lol, but let him out and let him play around a bit, then called him in! I sat on the sofa, cos after all he was my dogs best buddy, so I threw his toy for him and gave him some attention, then told him his mommy would be home soon! But the only reason I lock mine is because a guy from town actually threatened my life so I never know what he might do. But before that incident, I slept on the porch swing a few times just sittin' out in the night. Lots of people don't lock up here. But I'm from the North so any activity and alarms start going off! lol!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I never lock my door at home unless I'll be gone over night. Of course a sheriff lives across the street from me and his cruiser is always in the street in front of my house. I'm not sure if he really works or if he is a plant watching me:)


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

LOL that is prime! My town doesn't actually HAVE a police station, but two live right by me. I figure if they're watching me, they must be awfully bored LOL! But it's also good to know they are close by if I need them too! I love living in a small town! After living in the Metro Detroit area all my life, a small southern town is heaven! :)


dj7it 5 years ago

If I don't like somebody's writing style, I don't read what they write. I never feel compelled to bash a writer just for the sake of being mean. What does that achieve, attention? I guess negative attention is better than nothing. I love reading hubs but have not found the time (or courage) to write one myself.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Ha! Kat - I moved here 5 years ago. The neighbors didn't speak to us for two years. They had decided we must be in the witness protection program. My husband and I work from home, we don't have regular schedules and he often leaves the house wearing cargo shorts while carrying a briefcase! Lol! He does research and doesn't see clients or have a reason to break out the suit.

One neighbor finally started a conversation and she asked why our lights are often on until 3 or 4 in the morning. Duh! We are working! The lights they were so curious about are the office lights:) too funny!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

It is definately a whole different world when you live in the big city or you live in the country were your nearest neighbor is about a mile away. I guess in away you feel protected.

@RealHousewife - I still think your in the witness protection program...lol... or just plain crazy for staying up until all hours of the night. But then again... I do to

@Dj7it - glad you enjoy reading the hubs... However, I will be over there right away if you ever get the courage to write your own. I agree though... being negative to others for the sake of being mean is silly. I would never intentionally bash another writer. It serves no purpose!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

We only get 72 hour turn around time before we have to return a job. If I could, we would go to bed much earlier. Dave is a work aholic and I am co-dependent:-) it hasn't been as busy lately because the market is in the toilet. It has been kind of nice to be able to watch a little more TV together in the evening, but I am ready to get busy again


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

I am a bit of a workaholic as well... I strive off of it even if I complain that I am too busy at times and wish that I had some free time, when I have nothing to do I some times go nuts! LOL


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I'm right there with you. I'm like a little kid and I can't sit still. Now, I'm polishing the floors, but there is a lot so I have to break it into 3 parts because I get out of breath!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Well thanks for the nice comments on the new avi! I think I'll stick with it and not look like the gruesome meanie in my other pic! The funny thing about that one is, I LOOK NOTHING LIKE STEVIE NICKS but someone who seen the actual photograph, said when he just flipped through my photos he backed up because "there's a girl who looks like Stevie Nicks".. I was like NOOOO she has LIPS lol. When I got my eyesight back though I realized I can totally do red lipstick and pull it off when I go out or something. Otherwise I'm just a chapstick girl LOL!

What's a workaholic? LOL.. j/k, I think I can joke with you guys about it because I'm older and already did the whole raising the family thing and am sooo done with all that. I totally want to relax but now I have to do yard work as well as house work! But living alone I don't have to keep up with a hubby's skidmarked undies LOL! Until the bf moves here tho, but since he's old too lol, he's going to be doing some of the housework too! He says he's became a clean freak over the years and I'm like OOOOOOK I TOTALLY CAN DIG THAT! lol!

I think we all seem to have the "up all night syndrome".. I actually think since I've always been that way that it's part of a natural sleep cycle! My friend had to undergo a sleep study and they said his sleep disorder was actually not like a "disorder" it's his natural sleep cycle and everybody has one, and it's a shame that the world has to go by "the CLOCK." People think I'm strange because I don't keep clocks or calendars other than to keep appointments and stuff.

RH: I'm totally cracking up at the witness protection program! LOL.. reminds me of that show My Name is Earl, with Crabman! Nobody knew about it until they were going to end the show. It explained why he worked at the Crabshack but always seemed to have this infinite knowledge of strange things out of the blue! I loved that show, I hate when actors get too greedy and that's the only reason it ended, they wanted more money! Like THEY'RE ALREADY STINKING RICH, HOW MUCH MORE DO THEY NEED!!!

LOL! Maybe need a thicker mattress or something.

Anyway to the subject of this attacking from people! Yeah, the faceless dj7it, I agree, like if they don't read it WHY are they spending time reading it when they could be scrubbing RH's floors for her..er... well, or writing or anything but trying to hurt someone because they're just mean! Bet they were bullies in school too!

I hope dj7it, that you get up the courage to make some hubs! I posted a new one this morning (about 5pm lol) for the writing contest, now if you take time to go check it out, you'll see, that takes some nerve for someone to actually put that in a contest! LOL. It's absolutely about nothing, but follows all their rules. I have a theory that some of the winners picked are friends of the people who run the site. It seemed to be that way with the one guy who had two paragraphs about how to work out at home (as if we don't know we can do that) with two huge pictures! As I looked into the "friends' of them, I seen it was actually one of the judges.

I mean, if I got to pick winners, I would pick on originality & comments and things like that. The winner had NO COMMENTS not one! So that felt kinda shady. I mean, why wouldn't Q have won with his or even our whole "Superhero-ness" idea, and Q's thinking he could get kicked out and be a supervillian and we could have epic hub battles. I mean, how much more original can one get. Working out at home SHEEESH.. Yeah I never knew I could do that, nor why I have a top of the line treadmill that keeps pulse, miles walked, inclines, calories burned, it does everything but talk to me! But why would I go into writing a whole hub about it just to enter "I work out at home cos I can"... I guess it kinda irked me. So I am still going to put my movie review/recommendation hub in the contest. Why not, it's not original, and tons of people make them, and everyone pretty much knows "Vampire and Zombie" movies are totally "in" right now!

Whoever bashed BBG is most likely just jealous because her hubs show a little zest they might not have! Or maybe on the team that picks winners and that's why my hub score went down WHILE I WAS ASLEEP? So, how'd that happen. Just because I didn't guzzle two pots of coffee and stay up and keep writing my hub score suffers 2 points? Sheesh! Ok maybe that sounded paranoid and conspiracy theorist-ish! But doesn't it seem that way to anybody else? (don't answer if you're out to bash! LOL!) Nice people only! Well, cept Q with his moodyness. He should action that off to someone who has no mooods. LOL Did I make up enough words? :)


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AEvans 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Trolling is common on the Internet and believe me I have dealt with the same experiences in the last 3 years. I have just learned to ignore it and move on. There have been times where I had to deny the comment due to direct attacks but you are not alone. I hope this hub sheds another light on the situation. Keep on writing! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@RealHousewife - Are you scrubbing floors while trying to write... that would be crazy. I am watching TV, commenting, and having and indepth conversation with my husband while I check my facebook. That is crazy multi tasking, but I have no idea if what I am actually saying is making any sense! LOL

@Katherella - I think you are a workaholic... after all, you are always doing something... even if it is making mimosas! LOL Or running around in your superhero outfit trying to investigate how to survive in prison... lol As for the writing contest... it started just as I left, so I haven't really been paying much attention to it. It would be nice to win, but I am not sure if I write anything that would actually win. Mine are mostly personal explorations of topics. They probably aren't profound, but I will make sure they are arrogant and narcissitic... lol... sorry I couldn't resist!

@AEvans - Trolling is one of the horrible downfalls of the internet. Most likely they are like a screaming child throwing a fit. Better off to ignore them and they will leave you alone. I hope this does shed the light for some, and they realize either they are not alone... or if they have something negative to say, they keep it to themselves. I guess I am naive. I just don't understand how people can be so cruel at times. Thanks for reading. Glad you enjoyed it!


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AEvans 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Your not naive at all. I don't understand it either but we have to continue on our journey and not let them effect us in anyway. When I wrote about my mother and her final hours last August, there were those who found humor in her death. I did not nor will I ever find humor in the loss of anyone's loved one nor my mother when she was my everything. But I overcame the arrogance by ignoring it even though it cut deep into my soul. We are strong and strength will overcome all. :) I am glad that you are a part of Hub Pages and hope you remain for a very long time.


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Thank you for the acknowledgment of my busy life as a Superhero BBG! Yes, it's a nasty job and making Mimosa's but somebody's gotta do it! Like my latest hub, photos that mean absolutely nothing. I HAD TO make it! After all, who can't relate to that!

AEvans! I'm so sorry of the loss of your mother. When we lost my mom it was hard finding humor, one of the breathing specialist had his jokes to try and give us an uplift to the mood, now Dad.. bless him, he was different! Dementia took him. So, in that dementia, he would ramble out some super funny things! So yeah, we tried not to "laugh" but he was brought up on a farm, and if you know anything about dementia, it works backward. They can't remember yesterday, but they remember years ago! So he was remembering things from when he was brought up on a farm. I think the best line that came out of him was, out of the middle of nowhere, he said "Horses don't like Rabbits you know." So, ok, we busted out laughing! But he laughed too even though he had no idea what was funny. He'd forgotten! But another day my friend was over and dad was sitting in his wheel chair and wanted to sit on the sofa, so my friend and I went to help him over onto the sofa, and neither one of us had the strength, even though he'd lost so much weight from not being able to eat, my poor dad was a stack of bones. But as he helped push his feet to the floor, her and I got him to the sofa, but he slowly kept sliding down and we just weren't strong enough to get him there, and when we all three started laughing, we got weaker, and he slid down to the floor! My poor friend was nearly in tears "we dropped your dad," and I had to reassure her he was not hurt, and he understood we were helping him but we eventually got him onto the sofa, only for him to say "I have to go to the bathroom." LOL! When I look back on it, it was a horrible time for us all, but if we didn't find humor in things I for one, would of been sittin' over in the mental hospital babbling about becoming a Superhero in prison or something! :D

Anyway nobody better not come and bash Superhero BBG lol while we're around, or they're minced meat, and we'll them to the black market and make a killing. HA good pun, if I do say so myself! Um, how to package and distribute though.. oh well, maybe we'll work out those details when we get to them! hehe :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

BBG - no that totally makes sense to me! I shouldn't clean the floors at all! Sweet!

Naw, I have to do it every single darn day - Syd has some issues with asthma. The pet hair would make her sick - dust, whatever. Sucks! I just do 1/3 at a time then I have to take a break - do a shot...


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hey BBG - hub people must like you narcissistic, arrogant people! Look at the top of your paper you have an A+!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

OH RH: I have just the thing that can help with that! Yeah you'll have to clean the floors, but you can also buy those things called "Dust it's" and you could pin them onto the toe and heel of your socks and they WILL gather dust, hair etc. and you don't even have to get on your hands and knees to do it! Actually they're great for a lot of things. My aunt was telling me how she hated not being able to get into corners of things like fancy photo frames! I told her, use the corner of one of those, they WILL work, and she made a special call to me to say thanks, cos her house was super dust free as they were getting a new baby from an inlaw staying with them! :) When they're full of dust, just take them off and throw them out, and put new ones on! Then your socks stay clean too! :) Hey it's worth a try! :D YaY at BBG getting to 98% too! :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hey! Kat! That is crazy - where do you buy them?


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Harvey Stelman 5 years ago from Illinois

AE, You are back! XO, H


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ChrisLincoln 5 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

Barbergirl 28,

So, I'm busy not writing, by peeking at the followers of those I follow, and lo and behold, discover you. This makes me very happy, and, if your first paragraph is any indication, should make you happy too!

I needed to break out of my little follower loop, but found we share RealHousewife and Stan. I love writing and reading funny, and though this was not (funny) I'm enjoying a little delve into your back catalog, as it were.

When a dear friend (SueRoy 333 - also funny as hell) got mauled, we hubmobbed the rude person, leaving "clear opinions" on their site (which he deleted) and positive messages on our friend's hub.

We do need to look out for each other!

Chris


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Chris - hey there! I think BBG is out of town but I can't believe you weren't on to her yet! Yep - you'll love her hubs and she would love all of yours. I think she is out of town now and has been MIA:(


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@AEvans - thanks for the encouragement. I will have to check into some of your stuff and see your hub that you wrote about your mom. I can't believe anybody would put anything disrespectful about a death in the family. That is just downright rude and wrong.

@Katherella - thanks - I am glad I have people backing me up that will make some minced meat patties out of the rude people. After all of that, we will all have to hold hands and sing kumbaya... LOL... sorry... sleep deprivation. It was a long drive home!

@RealHousewife - I don't believe in cleaning floors... I believe in Child labor... I make the kids do it. Just kidding. I am way too picky! LOL I am loving the A plus though. I should be arrogant and narcissitic more often! LOL

@Harvey - I am back! Ha ha - I will try to get back on the wagon tommorrow. Man - I missed this place!!!

@Chris - I am so glad you took a break from writing and found me. I believe that we all have to support each other here. After all, that is why we are really here! Thanks for finding me. And I hope you enjoy what I have to offer! :)

@RealHousewife - I AM BACK!!! He he - I have been on vacation, however, I have so many ideas rolling through my head. I can't wait to start getting back into the swing of things!!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hey there BBG! Welcome back! Yes it is nice to have a break but then it's a rush when you get back and have several ideas on the back burner. Did you have fun? Or do I have to wait to hear it in a hub?


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

YER BACK!!! :::WHEW:: I think we were having BBG withdrawals!! lol! No spillin' in private we all want to know! lol. I commented on one of your pix I think you must have taken on your way home (unless it was dated like 2008 or something lol)

The Superhero hub is suffering, ::sigh:: but I guess we've all been busy, I've been having the house closing stuff going on, and doing some vlogs and blogs in some other places, not to mention I'll get mobbed if I don't upkeep my gamers LOL. I love them really, it's fun. Can't miss a day! :) (Like I told RH I'm NOT growing up! (out maybe but not up) lol. I do have two hubs in the making. But also, of course we'll mince the meanies up girl!! Not only that we'll feed them to the dogs! (if they're quality mince) :) Glad to see yer home safe! Now get hubbing on the experiences!! :)


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

YER BACK!!!-posted twice just delete as if you didn't already know to lol!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Yes I am back... we had a good time. The drive was about 32 hours... and then you have to add on extra time for screwing around. On the way their we didn't do to much of that... we drove straight through, but on the way back. It took us all day and we only got 4 hours of driving done. No idea how that happened.

I have a couple of hub ideas from my experiences... I am starting on them now. Boy oh boy am I going to be busy. I think my husband is going to be mad because of all my computer time I am going to need! :)

@Katherella - You commented on two pictures. One is over a year old (the one of my son in his Superman shirt) and the other one was from the Arches National Canyon. Wow - pictures do it no justice. I got some great ones and I can't wait to share. I will probably write a hub about that and a restuarant review for this 50s diner we stopped at in Colorado Springs. We used to live there so it was so much fun snooping around there and seeing how much it has grown up.

Great time - can't wait to go on another roadtrip!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Well get writin'! We can't wait to hear about the trip and I really want the 50's diner review! I usually love those places! One in MI I used to go to served kids meals in little fold out paperplate cars! lol I used to get them they were just cool! ha, can't wait to see the new pix too! :) Glad ya's made it safe!! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ha ha - I got to it. I still have to do the review... I will probably get on that today! I got to upload some pictures as well. They probably thought I was crazy cause I was taking random pictures. The worst part is, the place was empty since we went in only minutes before they closed... which I didn't realize! I felt bad and left them a big tip. Really cool. I will try to have that one done before the end of the weekend.

Oh yeah... I finished my drive-by puking story! Check it out... especially since you are the inspiration behind it.... lol I thought I better start off my return with something disgusting. It is just my style! LOL


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Hey drive by puking is a lot less violent than just drive by's we read in the news. .. HEY maybe it'll make the news! lol


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Good Point - at least drive by puking can be washed off! LOL


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA

I think you are an excellent writer. I am just beginning to read some of your hubs and have enjoyed reading the one's I have read so far. It is hard not to loose a temper when reading a nasty comment. I deleted a few that were too horrible to publish when I was bashed for my La-Chon hubs. It was obvious the person didn't read the whole hub and just wanted to place a nasty comment. It seems that some people have no morals or manners anymore.

Great hub! I voted it up!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@tlpoague - thank you for the encouraging comment. I think it is horrible when people can't be respectful to other writers. This is a hard and penniless existence. Not to mention, there is too much beauty in the written word to cut someone else down. Now differing opinions - I can take. I have decided to cut out the rude ones for now - it just isn't worth the hurt feelings. :)


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TXJ137 4 years ago

Great article. As an new writer on this site, I wass worried about the possibility of negative feedback. You covered all of my concerns, and even threw in some great advice. Thanks, and keep up the good work.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@TXJ137 - Thanks so much for stopping by. For the most part, people will be more than generous and positive. However you do have the occasional bad apple that chooses negativity from behind the computer screen. Keep a tough shoulder and don't let it bring you down. Welcome to Hubpages - I am sure you will find it very addicting! :)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Ha! I'm still following this....boy have I learned a lot since you wrote this! LOL yeah there are for sure haters who will say anything to us.....


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Yeah - that is the one thing I hate about internet... it seems we have all become movie stars and the paparazzi wants to attack... the more popular you are... the greater the chance. Hmmm - does that even make sense! LOL


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@RealHousewife - I remember your water bra comment so I have no clue how it ended up in the spam folder... hmmmm... another thing to think about! ha ha

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