On Her Flying Trapeze

Monday, March 13, 2006

I Must Know

Who made the comment as "Dr John Gottman" on the marriage post? You must show yourself. This is driving me slightly mental. I'm pretty sure that it was made by one of my hilarious, wisecracking readers, possibly my brother.

On the other hand, I don't know Dr Gottman but I know people who know him and in my mind there remains about 0.00005% doubt that someone forwarded my little "review" to him and he decided to have a little fun with me. He's probably bored, now that all the scientific research has been done.

Reveal your identity please. It’s just one more woodpecker in the back of my mind, slowly chipping away at my sanity.

Also, I must ask. Did anyone see the beginning of the West Wing last night? We missed taping the first 10 minutes. Something apparently happened with Josh and Donna at the very beginning before the credits. Did they finally have a little smooch? A knowing look? What’s the deal-yo?

Just so you know....I'm currently losing my mind, in a house of baby diarrhea and refusal to drink liquids. Who sent my kids the memo that the drinking of all liquids is a form of torture and why was I not sent a copy of the memo first so I could proofread it and possibly light it on fire?

19 Comments:

Anonymous shannon from rocks in my dryer said...

I think someone is messing with you. But just in case, I love the drama. *pulling up a chair and bowl of popcorn to watch this unfold*

3/13/2006 4:21 PM

 
Blogger Heth said...

I'm with Shannon, I think it's someone's funny joke. When I first read the "Dr. Gottman" comment, I was totally cracking up.

3/13/2006 5:10 PM

 
Blogger Jeana said...

Yuck. Have you tried giving the baby a popsicle?

3/13/2006 5:36 PM

 
Anonymous Adam said...

I greatly appreciate the sentiment that I could be responsible for such a witty response but it was not me. As you can see, I had already posted a slightly less funny comment.

3/13/2006 5:48 PM

 
Anonymous surcie said...

Man! I missed the W. Wing!! And now I'm dying to know what happened between Josh & Donna.

3/13/2006 6:38 PM

 
Anonymous Jenna said...

Please note that it is taking every ounce of restraint I have to lay false claim to being "Dr Gottman." I WANT TO BE THAT FUNNY.
Although, if I were a marriage advisor, maybe I WOULD sometimes google my own name....just to see....
Huh.

3/13/2006 7:23 PM

 
Anonymous cousin deb said...

Josh and Donna smooched big time. It's about time!!!!!

3/13/2006 7:54 PM

 
Blogger Mel said...

Uh, I apologize for that stomach virus thing. I was only kidding when I said I'd share!

3/13/2006 8:03 PM

 
Blogger The Daring One said...

Deb - AHHHH. I've been waiting 7 years for that kiss, especially since the whole hospital in Germany thing. I CAN NOT believe I missed that. This is the only show I am truly hooked on. I could only find this lousy picture.

3/13/2006 8:23 PM

 
Anonymous Kristen said...

Pedialyte pops. Buy them now. And I only wish I had enough thought to do that.

But that's why I'm about 4 rungs lower than you at TBS... :)

3/13/2006 9:06 PM

 
Blogger Bobita said...

You know, Gottman carries a Blackberry around. Or at least he did 4 months ago. I got an email from him (via his assistant) that declared "sent from Blackberry" in the text. So, you never know...it could have been him...sittin' at a coffee shop...knockin' off a comment to your post!!!

If it wasn't him...G.E.N.I.U.S!!

3/13/2006 10:06 PM

 
Blogger Goslyn said...

Oh, sorry to hear about the sick babies and the di-rah-ree-rah.

Hope things calm down soon. I think the same person that sent the flippin' memo re: liquids=torture also sent a memo to my son, re: babyfood=death.

So I feel your pain.

3/14/2006 8:09 AM

 
Blogger Jen said...

I thought I was the ONLY person left still watching (and LOVING) West Wing.... the kiss was great...it opened with Donna and a few other staffers running from hotel room to hotel room knocking on doors and telling the others that they were tied w. Vinnick (sp?) aka Alan Alda in the polls....Donna knocks on Josh's room...gives him the news and they have a great kiss... after YEARS and YEARS of sexual frustration.

3/14/2006 5:36 PM

 
Blogger Crazy and lovin' it said...

Oh my goodness this was too good. I loved your review it had me giggling about 5 times and snickering once.

root beer is the diarreeeaaa killer. it is sugary but they need some good shugga.

Sorry and good luck with that one.

May that plague pass over my house.

3/14/2006 9:39 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Daring Young Mom,
I apologise for the unfortunate comment left by Dr. John Gottman. As you know, being an extremely intelligent woman, the universe is held in a delicate balance by a 5:1 ratio. Consequnetly John does occasionally make a comment on the 1 side of the ratio. I have spoken to him in lengthy discourse (in which two vases, a glass tabletop and a fishbowl were all demolished in the intensity of the discussion) about returning to your blog to make 5 comments to balance the previous 1.
Yours sincerely,
Mrs. John Gottman

3/15/2006 1:15 AM

 
Blogger Grammy said...

Those Gottmans are hilarious, but I fear for their marriage. How many cearmic vases, lamps, etc. did they have to sculpt on their potters wheel in order to make up for the 2 vases, glass table top and fish bowl that were destroyed in the fray?

PS. Mothers never get the memos!

3/15/2006 5:53 AM

 
Blogger Papa said...

Hey, DYM, Sounds like a great title for your next movie. You could call it "Waiting for Gottman"

3/15/2006 7:26 PM

 
Blogger Margaret said...

Papa and Grammy, you are both too, too funny! No wonder your daughters are so hilarious! And, uh, I came back to this post a few days later because I am also dying to know who left that comment...

3/16/2006 11:30 AM

 
Anonymous Caryn said...

Get used to disappointment.

Sorry. I had to, since I know you like The Princess Bride, too. But, alas, no clue who wrote the comment.

3/16/2006 3:52 PM

 

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