Friday, June 27, 2008

Responding

I don't have a lot of time today, and wanted to get in another post. My last post "The Truth is..." drew way more attention then I could've imagined. Great comments people. Some of your comments make me feel compelled to respond and so rather than posting something interesting I just decided to post this:

Cameron's Corner said...
Dude... you left out at AT LEAST three "long"s in the one about my wife. Seriously. At least three.
Yeah, I know. You are my best friend, and I didn’t want to hurt your feelings.

Janey said...
The truth is John that I've always thought you were hot and intimidating but at the same time know you are a teddy bear beneath those cool walls you like to have.... explain this one?

I’m like a peanut butter M&M. An amazingly soft-n-Scrumptious peanut buttery center is discovered once you make it past the hard candy shell. Both layers are desirable and every body wants me - er I mean, wants one.

Anonymous said...
You contradicted yourself on point 2 and point 8 therefore making point 6 wrong all of the time. You cannot be awesome without confidence or intelligent by pretending to be confident. Again, point 13 and 18 pose conflicting views probably from the example of point 4 where you’re comfortable talking about everything, but not internally working through the problem. Although I always justify my dating down to a 6, 6.5 by the reasoning of “If Beyonce can do it, so can I.” So good for you for aiming high. Truth is: You think you put everything out there on display, but you’re highly closed off, yet still easy to read. This comment was asked for by point 10.Truth is: I hate that I even know about this blog, and find minor enjoyment in reading it.

If you look like Beyonce and settle for 6’s then we should go out, we could discuss the shortsightedness of your evaluation of my “truth” post over dinner. Shall I pick you up at 7?

LT said...
One time I saw the movie 'The Color of Money' with Tom Cruise. It gave me an idea... What do you think about going on the road with me? I would mentor you and help you smooth out your rough edges as you win lots and lots of money at Risk? If I remember the movie right, there is a hot chick in there somewhere. So it's a win, win, win situation...
I love the scene where the hot chick starts kissing me, and amidst the passion she knocks over the Risk board spilling the pieces all over the floor. That's hot!

Steph said...
You are a pretty good Sunday School teacher, but maybe not as good as I am. I bet if you work really hard you can be as good as me.
Um… yeah.

Annie said...
This is my attempt at commenting 7 out of 10 times I read your blog. I think 7 out of 10 is an unrealistic expectation, but now I have a goal. But the real question is am I supposed to comment on 7 out of 10 of your entries or 7 out of 10 times that I look at your blog? Clarification would be appreciated.Thank you. :)

I have already changed my mind on this point. As people were calling me a hypocrite I was reviewing my points and found that 5 out of 10 is more likely the proper ratio. Personally I find that I generally will comment on every other blog post whether it deserves it or not. Furthermore I think if a blog (mine included) isn’t entertaining enough for you to read every post that you shouldn’t have to comment on past posts that you missed. If you only read it once a month, and keep to a 5 out of 10 ratio, then you should comment 6 times a year. Again just for the sake of good manners.

Scott said...
Whoa 20 comments!!! That is too cool, I had to jump on the bandwagon. Funniest part is the poop, followed by the popcorn, and then "anonymous" ripping you up is the cherry on top! Once you get a chick, or rather "all the chicks" with your "buttface" (for lack of a better term) explain to me how the first kiss goes?
When you kiss your first girl Scott, you will understand.

T Wolf said...
-The truth is(TTI), your butt is your best feature.

-TTI, I thought your last 5 posts were boring.
-TTI, I think annonymous posters are rude and yours should fess up!
-TTI, I love playlists on blogs.
-TTI, I think your great John, despite some of your lame opinins.
-The Beatles rule!!!
We never have agreed on much have we Tara. I’m sorry the “gas” posts were mundane, I did a lot of work cataloguing and chronicling the trip, so I felt like I had to post it even though when I started I did confide in some peers that I thought some might find it boring. I actually really like anonymous comments. I think you’ll seldom hear the truth if not from an anonymous comment. Which is why I happily have allowed them on my blog and will not berate them for doing so. An anonymous comment is better than no comment at all, and sometimes better than one with a name attached.

Quela said...
Do you really think you're the smartest person in the room 92% of the time or just pretend to be??

Percentages and statistics are very difficult to accurately calculate. I did not use the scientific method to determine how often I feel this way, 92% was just a guess. However I never “pretend” to be the smartest, in fact I like to dumb down in most social settings.

The Pachuilo Family said...
Picking up dog poop with your hands is like the MTC for the butt-to-face operation. You should also try writing your next post with a 180lbs dude sitting on your head...

You mean a 180lb dog sitting on my head right? I never pick up dude poo, just dog poo. My dog only weighs 150.

KATEMARIE said...
PS---I love you. (I had to get that PS out before I trash on you, just so all who read this know how madly deeply in love I am with you....in a, I wouldn't really want to makeout with you sort of way, but more of a, I will tell you how I feel sorta way because you are like my cute brother sort of way) Representing all who have music on their blogs. Duh. It's our blog. Deal with it. Mute it. Quit whining about it my little doll/buttface. My song changes with each blog entry I post. Hmmmm...ever notice how a song can inspire. Poo inspires some. Music another. And just for the record. Yes, you are smart most of the time. I think I typically hang out with you only 8% of your time anyway...so that must be what is coming to mind.
Everything you said is stupid! But I love you, in a, you are a bag of flaming hot cheetos that I just opened and is full of flaming hot cheetos sort of way.

Anonymous said...
The truth is I have a major crush on you, but could never tell you because I only know you from a far... and I don't know how to get to know you.

It’s been said by someone (one of the 8%) smarter then me “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Having quoted that I’m sure there is a percentage of shots you’ll miss that you do take too. When you say “a far” are we talking Provo… Provo is too far. Also if you’re not a girl I don’t swing that way, and for that I am sorry. One of the best relationships I had was with a girl who called and asked me out… Adam you remember that, she called you and asked for me… ha ha ha one of the shining moments of my life was the look on your face.

Janey said...
you are going crazy right now!
Um.. I think you left the first part of your comment off, cause I don’t know what you’re talking about…


John Maxim

13 comments:

Andrea Rasmussen said...

Anonymous #1:

I never said I looked like Beyonce. The point of that being Jay Z is the physically lesser one of the two.

Shortsightedness is “lacking foresight”. I don’t think I really wrote about foreseeing anything. Maybe discussing my INSIGHT- ya that fits- is what you meant. Which I would, but I’ve already been out with you John…. That’s really sweet of you to offer though!

Henderson Family said...

Hey this is your cousin Randy and family. Check out our blog. Take care.

Emily said...

I love seeing things blow up in your face!

Heather D in LV said...

Perhaps Anonymous #2 could email you or something and get some dialogue going. Wouldn't that be a great story if it all worked out?

John's email address is onthejohn@comcast.net

Janey said...

now that the ice has been broken- I feel I can comment now. Um by the way I did not miss part of my comment on the last blog- that was what I intended to say- you just didn't get it. and yeah if your a peanut butter M&M I would consider myself to be butter: I melt and conform easy, yet can harden if I need to.... I may be soft but am solid when I need to be

scott durns said...

Nice to see that even with a marriage, a divorce, and 30 years that you're still driving women nuts!

You're a man among men!

Vearl said...

Anonymous, if you need to contact me to get to know John, that would be accetable.
Unfortunatly I could tell many a tale of John getting the girl, even though I am much better looking than him. But he's right, nobody can compete with that a$$.

Heather said...

How come I am never a privledged one that gets a comment back from you? Oh well, I still love reading your blog, and I just might continue to comment on it!

Devin & Amanda said...

Just an fyi... Devin and I are planning on going to South Africa in 2010, so if you want to meet up while there, you will know some other people.

T Wolf said...

Well, you flushed out one anonymoius person, wear's the other one? The one with a crush would be much more interesting then the jaded one.

Hilda said...

I feel left out not having commented on the previous post; seems like everyone else and hteir dogs did. Only somepne like you could do it. Love reading your posts.

KATEMARIE said...

We are in a fight.

Annie said...

So, say you made 10 entries one month, but I only read it once, but I read all 10 entries do I need to comment of 5 of the 10 entries that I read in one sitting, or do I comment just once? I just don't want to disappoint. :) And now I've commented on 2 of the last 2 entries, so I think I'm doing pretty well.