Friday, February 10, 2006


A disclaimer, of sorts.

I had originally started to write a long, drawn out disclaimer about this blog.

But then I got lazy, and instead linked to the old README disclaimer.

It’s worked for a while, but some things don’t apply to me. Also, some things I don’t agree with. I’d still suggest you read it though, because lots of things there both apply to me and I agree with. The extra stuff, I’m adding here.

If you should run across this blog and know me, but did not know of its existence, this is why: I didn’t want to tell you about it.

This blog is about an area of my life I choose not to share with
you for a multitude of reasons. Maybe I don’t want to upset you by what you read here. Maybe you’ve upset me in the past regarding my adoption and I choose not to speak with you about it any longer. Maybe I don’t feel safe talking to you about my adoption.

For whatever reason, if you read this, don’t tell me. I don’t want to know. I’d like it if you’d leave this blog and not come back to it, but that’s not realistic. This is the internet and you are free to read whatever it is you’d like. If you read here without my knowledge – keep it that way. Just know this: you are not wanted here. If I wanted you to read this, I would have told you about it.

If you are a regular blog reader and one day you should come across this blog to find it set to invited readers only, don’t hesitate to email me to ask to be added to the list. Most likely it’s because I don’t feel safe at that time.

Also, this blog is not the sum of me. This blog is not the entirety of my life. This is about one facet of my life that I believe really sucks: adoption. In my real life, there's only one nonadopted person who truly understands what a horror show adoption is, and that's my husband. Because I tend to talk his ear off, I use this blog to vent my anger, frustration, depression, despair and general crankiness with all things adoption. Lest you think I spend my days in sackcloth and ashes bemoaning my fate, think again. Here and here alone is where I have the opportunity to do that.

Which is why, if you know me, you weren't told about the blog. So with all love, bugger off. If you know me, you're not welcome here.


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