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Feuding with inanimate objects?

A childhood friend who visited my blog sent me an interesting observation – that she has noticed in me a lifelong tendency to (1) anthropomorphize inanimate objects like the Bunny Cake and the GPS Dominatrix, and then (2) fight with them.

Is that so wrong? Especially considering that bunnies are mammals just like us, and can have some bad intent, I’m sure. And that is a woman’s voice coming out of that GPS contraption, right?

But meanwhile, I guess my friend has a point. I do tend to have my best confrontations with non-humans. With people, not so much – not even when confrontation is absolutely needed.

My book characters, though, are another story. They can fight and confront and assert themselves quite well. Maybe that’s why I love them!

Anyway, good call. I’m going to keep an eye on this because I want to be fair, and if I’m blaming my car or my shoe or whatever for things they didn’t do, I should really apologize to them.




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Jun. 18th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
Since I have just spent the past four days yelling at the television, it is wonderful to know I am not completely moronic, emphasis on the completely. LOL.

I have to admit that I have fussed out one of my shoes, on more than one occasion, for hiding itself and thus costing me precious time. I have also been known to tell the microwave to hurry on up and get my food done, already!

I'll start to worry when said objects start talking back....:)

Jun. 18th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
I like that, Jeanette -- maybe I should adopt it as my motto: I'll start to worry when the objects start talking back


Jun. 19th, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC)
ground rules
Um, Kate, since we are getting the ground rules down about what is acceptable behavior for going off on tangents on inanimate objects....

Does yelling in the shower constitute a breach of said ettiquette? Especially when it had the utter audacity to spew cold water at me in the midst of a good lather session? I mean, as a lawyer, couldja go to bat for me in this matter? I read at the very beginning of your Exit Strategy that you must not break rule #1 which is not to tick off the judge. I think I have a valid argument.

Yes, I raised my voice, okay was actually screaming, BUT I thought I was quite noble in not swearing. I kept my chastisement to a minimum and apologized profusely, later. The apology apparently has not worked as we STILL don't have good, hot water...*pout*.....

hoping you'll go to bat for me in this matter,
Jun. 21st, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)
Re: ground rules
It's always the safest rule -- although I think that must be SPIN CONTROL, not EXIT STRATEGY ;-)
Jun. 25th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
Re: ground rules
Er, Kate, my modem DID NOT like me laughing at you and your GPS scrapes! Have been in a major fight with it, AND, my traitorious laptop for over a week! In fact, had I not paid close to two grand for my laptop, it would be decorating the street in front of my house...*pout*....and as for this modem.....if I hadn't been renting it from Comcast....okay, since I am a nice person, I shant express the heat I have about this former lover of mine.....*pout*....it will take an awful lot for him to get back in my good graces.....hhhmm....*J thinks about how slow life was with dialup...hhmm....:)
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