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Saturday
Jan292005

Welcome to Finslippy. I'm Mrs. Brady.

Of course I'm all for being mentioned in the (vaguely damning) New York Times article, but um, Mr. Hochman? It's BRADLEY.

It could have been worse. I could have been Alison Brady.

Okay, carry on.

Reader Comments (47)

I think V. is right, Hochman's editor decided that moms blog to relieve their bitterness and rage and instructed him to dig until he got quotes from us that would support his whaddaya call it -- slant. Hence I blog because I am resentful! Of . . . things!
January 31, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Kennedy
Man, what a misogynist. If men were writing these blogs, they'd be patting each other on the back. What assholes. Never mention how funny and human you guys are. Now I'm pissed, dammit.
January 31, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterG. mcFuzz
Also we're obsessive about our 2 year old's sexuality.

Wow, I really am self absorbed. I can't even leave my whining on my website...I bring it to the Brady's.
January 31, 2005 | Unregistered CommentermelissaS
Hi Alice:

I got the name right: www.braintique.com/research/mt-archives/000042.shtml.

Here are some pix of my kids: www.bearhome.com/kids/

Great blog, keep it up!

Best wishes,

Harold
January 31, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterHarold Davis
read the article, was interested after reading dooce.com this morning. Anyway, you are all fabulous, regardless of what blogless reporter says!

January 31, 2005 | Unregistered Commentershan
Wow, I realized something today after reading that article - idiots even exist at the NY times! :)
January 31, 2005 | Unregistered Commentermel
After reading the Times article, I checked out Finslippy just because I live down the street in Cobble Hill and I wanted to see what another mom was saying in the neighborhood. I laughed so hard about the Morrissey song that I almost forgot I have been locked up in this ice castle I call my apartment with a 7 week old, eating oatmeal and other bland foods while I function as a human milk truck. Ditto on the Rufus comments (I have it on now), but now I have to go because the bouncy seat that has allowed me to even consider writing this has lost it's luster for my daughter.
January 31, 2005 | Unregistered Commentermamma meg
i spent more time than i care to acknowledge reading the blogs mentioned by the times' piece -- and i'm not an ee cummings wannabe; it takes at least one hand to operate a breast pump. i can't decide if i should feel guilty at the pleasure i took in all this. afterall, daycare is ahuge expense! but i keep wondering. why all the fuss? most of the bloggers ARE good writers. but a little thin-skinned. come on, are we all too narciscistiic to recognize narcicism when it stares us in the face?
January 31, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
You know, the term narcissism is being tossed all around, and no one seems to have any idea what it means. And I'm not pointing a finger at you, Sarah, but geez, someone get out a dictionary and have some clue as to what they're talking about before they open their mouths (or start typing)...
February 1, 2005 | Unregistered Commenteralice
It could have been worse. It could have been Alexander Brady. I keep getting Mr. attached to my name. Because, gender-wise, Liz is so confusing.
February 1, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterLiz
Remember, Al Sharpton once referred to me in a televised debate as James Brady. Something about that damn "l" that goes right over people's heads...
February 1, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterbro
Remember, Al Sharpton once referred to me in a televised debate as James Brady. Something about that damn "l" that goes right over people's heads...
February 1, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterbro
There is SOMETHING about those two names...Brady vs Bradley. I am a BRADY and I have spent my entire life correcting the mulitude of people who insist on saying Bradley....Receptionists, teachers, telemarketers you name it, it always comes out Bradley! Then again after I correct them, there is always the question of whether or not I have a sister named Marcia....the grass is never greener.....
February 1, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMs. Brady
indeed, a dictionary helps. my spelling was off.
February 2, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
Demand a correction by the NYTimes, dammit!
February 2, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Whitney
Do you know where the kids are, Alice? Marsha just got hit in the face with the basketball.

Anyway, we all think your excellent, no matter what they SAY your name is!
February 3, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterEm
Alice,

I've been reading you for awhile, I also read Mimi Smartypants and Dooce. Jennifer Weiner is one of my favorite authors (after Nora Roberts and Mil Millington).

I don't have kids and I don't want them. But I know funny when I read it. I think you are all great authors. I have come across a ton of blogs that I am not interested in, either so-called "mommy" blogs or not, and I've found it's not whether or not you have kids that makes the difference, it's how you write. Keep up the great work.

As to whether blogging is narcissist (ha, I spelled it right without a dictionary! I'm so proud of myself), I guess that means I must be, as well. Although I have not recently starved to death, staring at my reflection in a pool of water while a nymph tries to get my attention, so maybe not.
February 3, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterDM
the brady bunch! :)
February 4, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterkat
Well, Merriam Webster Online says narcissism is a love or sexual desire for oneself. In a more modern psychological sense, I *think* it means a self-adsorption that is intense enough that it impairs a person's ability to understand other people's feelings and to empathize.

I thought that article was depressingly misogynist.
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