Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hate Mail

I got my first piece of hate mail. I was so beyond excited. I really do love getting email and messages from people telling me they enjoy the blog, but there is this overwhelming excitement that I feel when someone writes me and hates my writing.

I almost get as excited as I did as a small child getting new church shoes. By the way, my facial expression below was what my face looked like when I read the complaint too.

Ok, so let's get to it! Here it is in all of its glory, complete with my commentary in parentheses:

"Hi Carly, (Actually, my name is spelled C-a-r-l-i-e, common mistake, it's cool)

I'm writing because I am upset by what you are writing on your blog. While some may consider it funny, I find it ofensive. (Well, your spelling is offending me, so now we are even) There are probably others out there that fell the same way I do. (Did you mean feel?)

Whenever I read won (one) of your posts, I cringe. I can't believe that a sweet young man like Porter would be ok with what you are writing. You are making fun of him for something he can't control. You are not a good writer or a good wife. Please take down your blog.


***** ********

P.S. I'm sure there are lots of other people out there that would agree with me." (Yeah, thanks, you mentioned that already)

I loved it. I loved every word of it. This person is right. I'm a terrible wife. In fact, just last night I made Porter peel the potatoes that I was putting in the crock pot for dinner because I was making something else. Try doing it with a right-handed potato peeler too, it's not easy.

I also make him open doors for me even if he has stuff in his hand. I'm the worst, so there is no need to tell me I'm a bad wife. You can tell by my devious smile the day we got married that I so badly wanted to torture Porter for the rest of his life.

What my critic failed to realize is that my blog doesn't make fun of Porter. I joke about how other people treat Porter. However, based on this person's writing skills, I'm going to assume this individual can't read either. 

Until next time (because there will be a next time),


*Disclaimer: I really hope I'm not offending people, honestly. When we started this, Porter and I mostly just wanted to make people laugh. Feel free to let us know by leaving a comment if you aren't cool with something (or if you like what we are doing). In return (if it's negative), I will publish your comment and dissect it for our readers:)


  1. Hey Carlie,
    I went to high school with Porter, and anyone that knows him would just shake their head at that "hate mail". (I would more accurately refer to it as ignorant mail).
    I don't know you, but I love reading your blog. I can just tell how much fun the two of you have everyday. Obviously, that offended reader doesn't really know someone with a "disability". Keep doing what you're doing. Laughter truly is the best medicine!
    Here's to all the one armed bandits out there!
    PS You're a good wife and good writer.

  2. HAHAHA that's sooooo awesome Sista! I want you to know that I love you and Port, even if I joke bout y'all, and I love how you are so confident as to write a blog about you and Port. Love ya a bunch Sis!


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  4. I went to school with porter as well. and he is flippin amazing and i dont care what others say but he chose a great wife (even if I havent "officially" met you). I trust porters judgment and i feel he chose well as well as you did. I think your reader didnt mean to offend either but if they knew porter, and you, then maybe they could laugh as well. If anything, this is not just your blog which has basically been stated. this is both of yours so....
    suck it up buttercup :)

  5. I honestly love your blog. That lady just doesn't understand. She's just unhappy in her own life that she has to try and bring down others.

  6. I am wondering why the comment from Kirk McKeon was deleted....

    ...oh and I love your blog.

  7. Oh Tanner, Kirk is my little brother and he posted the same comment twice so I just removed one of them.

  8. I love reading your blog, Carl keeps me updated on all the fun and amazing things you two are doing. We loved watching Porter play softball with Carl and BYU, you guys are great!!