Monday, May 07, 2007

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I deleted this post because it became totally irrelevent at this point.

57 comments:

mrbunsrocks said...
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RC said...

Good on you! Much luck and happiness. Thanks for the stories.

Jamie said...

Although I'll miss the heck out of ya, good luck!

faded said...

Good luck and God's speed on your endevors. Your writing has been a pleasure to read.

ADW said...

Good for you. You are a wonderful teller of tales and I look forward to reading your novel. I will miss you and your stories about Basura. You are the one who got me hooked on blogs and you inspired me to put some of my own trials and tribulations in cyberspace - although I won't spread it around so as to not embarass you with my poor writing and crass way with words.

Please, please, please update THIS blog so I will be sure to find you again. And when you are on Oprah's book club, we can all say that we read you way back when....

Nicholas Nemec said...

Gosh, I found you only a few weeks ago and just finished reading all of the archives. Oh well, thanks for the laughs and a window into a part of the world I didn't know existed. Don't delete this blog, I want to tell my friends about it.

Steve ("Klotz" As In "Blood") said...

I rarely posted comments on your blog, but I enjoyed your writing and the odd adventures with The Repugnancy of your realm. Let us know when you return, in whatever form it takes.

Thanks for all the hard work, and good luck always.

Jess said...

While I have only been reading this blog for a few months, I have found it very entertaining and one of the tops ones that I check daily for updates. Thanks so much for blogging as long as you did, I spent an entire day reading old posts, it has been great!!

Calitri said...

All good things have both a beginning and an end. I'm happy to hear your blog is ending on good terms. Thanks for the quality reading material and best of luck on your next venture. You'll be missed.

nandy said...

I work for a publishing company, but unless you are writing a textbook about literature, political science, or history, I don't have any "ins" for you. Sorry about that.

But I do read a lot, and in the course of my reading I can honestly say that I have enjoyed every one of your entries.

I only have followed a handful of blogs, but yours was the most fun, most escapism, most looked forward to of them all. For that I will miss it. But I hope not writing it means we will soon be reading you in another format...one that will remunerate you as your deserve.

Write on!

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for updating, I was so worried that something awful had happened to you!

Wishing you the best of luck with your future endeavours - Im sure your book will be a huge success!

Thank you for writing such funny and insightful stories and making me laugh until crying. Would it be possible for you to make the old entries accessible again, to give us fans something to do while waiting for that novel?

Best of luck to you and thanks once more!

Beth said...

Thank you for your wonderful writing. It was a pleasure to be a part of it. I'll miss you dearly. All the best to you and your family.

ArtK said...

Wow! I'm relieved that everything is ok with you and your husband -- yesterday's cliff-hanger had us all very worried!

I'm certain that you'll flourish, whatever you do, now that you've realized that your past isn't an anchor, but a springboard. I'm really looking forward to your novel! Your ability to observe and comment on human nature is equal to or better than any of the published authors in the field.

Of course, I'm tremendously sad and mad that you're stopping the blog -- selfish, I know, but they're my feelings and I'm keeping them! I'm going to have to attend my HOA board meetings just to get a fix of the same kind of lunacy!

Thank you, and all the best!

Allie said...

Good luck with your dreams. :D Haven't been reading here long, but I was hooked after only a few entries. Thank you for sharing your insight, humour, and wisdom. Will be looking for you on the best sellers list!

MP said...

I just bookmarked you two weeks ago and hadn't finished all the archives. I'm dissapointed you deleated (or took of the internet) all of your previous posts. It was great fiction, better than some books I've read. I'm sorry I won't get to finish them.
Good luck w/ your live..writing, grandfather etc.
I hope you will decide to put the archives back up. I'll keep you bookmarked for a week or so..

Miss Souris said...

I'll miss this blog, but I wish you good luck.
I'm glad everything is OK for you and your husband.

Lisa said...

You've had a great run, and I've thoroughly enjoyed every read! Best of luck in all your future endeavors!!

Oh, and when you DO get that book published, let us know. I know I'll want it in my collection.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the pleasure you've given me with your blog, good luck with your new direction.
Hail and farewell!

Kore said...

I'm so happy for you. You put into words exactly what I felt when I quit my awful job at an HOA management firm. It's a terrible business, a crappy burn-out job, and I'm glad that you're sensible enough to quit before it devours your soul. You absolutely made the right choice, and you won't regret it.

Congratulations hon, and I'll be looking for your book!

Anonymous said...

Bad for us, but great for you! :)
I think if I was an agent and I got a query for your novel, I would sign you up immediately!

Best of Luck, and God Bless.

Nina

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog, but I'll love reading your novels even more!

luvpumpkns said...

Yes, please let us know when your novel is published. I very much look forward to reading it, as I looked forward to all of your posts on this blog.
Good luck in all your future endeavours...and remember, you deserve every good thing that happens to you.
---Jenni

Nan said...

Well, thank goodness!

The one thing that gave me hope in reading the "I quit" post was the "Subservient no more" signature.

Y'know, you have not only the right, but the *imperative* to live your own life in the way that brings you the most fulfillment. Anything less would be a cryin' shame.

Subservient? Ha! You're doin' just fine, and it'll only get better.

All the best, and only the best
Nan

Dang. Gonna miss widelawns.

Anonymous said...

I am sad to see your blog go, but I am very happy that we (your loyal readers) helped you to see your strength. Your writing style is at once accessible, funny, witty and entralling. I have been hooked!

Please please let us know when your book is published, I will certainly be buying several copies!

I am also happy to see a change in your attitude about yourself. You are a strong, smart, capable person and it has been obvious all along that you were just too good for Wide Lawns.

I wish you much success and happiness in all of your endeavors.

Anonymous said...

Very best of luck. Your resignation letter made me feel that the Internet really is a force for good in the world. If you're willing to take advice from a stranger, I would just warn you about wanting to ride in the Bentley rather than sticker it. Having a free and creative life is a lot easier if you just forget about stuff like Bentleys. If you haven't read it, please check out the book Your Money or Your Life--after Thoreau it's had the biggest impact on my life. You are wonderful and so you deserve more than nice stuff--you deserve freedom.

Anonymous said...

I'm sad. :( I look forward to your blog everyday. Your writing is truly wonderful and makes me laugh sometimes.It's like the bright spot in my day. I guess I just always thought you'd keep this blog till you got your book deal. You'd have a big following from your fans reading this blog. *sigh* Well whatever makes you happiest. Good luck to you. Bye Worker!
-brenda

Subservient No More said...

How could I possibly leave all of you? :(

I'm compiling an email list of everyone, plus as many blog urls as I can find to let everyone know. Dammit. I said I was done with spreadsheets.

Miss Kitty said...

Thanks for everything, WLSW! My e-mail to you will be there shortly.

Anonymous said...

Good Luck.

BTW, tried the SW Sick Soup--it was great and now has been incorporated into our regular menu.

Even made a Passover version with matzoh ball and without beans/legumes.

Thanks again.

Stacie said...

I've really enjoyed reading the stories on this blog and will miss it, but excellent for you for taking your life in this new direction! Congratulations, and good luck with getting the book deal and everything else.

Bob Dobbs said...

Good luck out there! That's all I have to say!

(But you sound like somebody who knows how to make their own luck, and I'll bet you will. The writing part, you've got nailed.)

Michelle said...

I'm sorry to see the blog go (it was good therapy for someone slightly disheartened about their own slightly impoverished state) but it couldn't have happened for a better reason. More power to you, Subservient No More!

mary beth said...

We shall miss you, but I wish the very best for you. I feel so selfish wanting to read more about you, and your zany job, and therefore I'll keep an eye out for any future blog of yours and especially for a novel, which publishers would be crazy to reject. Best of luck!

booda baby said...

I am thrilled for you! And couldn't agree more with mrbunsrocks. Miss Nark is overly cruel and fond of collecting sycophants, but there's no way around how right she can be.

I've watched you struggled between self promotion and the writing, between what some mysterious arbiters of internet blogging success suggest is needed and the beautiful rhythms of your own voice.

I hope you don't get so attached to your stories being crazier than any one else's. It's probably not true. What is true, is your amazing gift for telling them and inviting people in to share what they couldn't express themselves. They don't call it catharsis for nothing.

You have kick ass timing and an astonishing point of view. The very same story in someone else's hands would never have the light touch, the perfect word choice, the turn in perspective.

I can't wait to buy your first book. You don't need any luck at all.

faithfeedsme said...

Will you be restoring your old posts to keep us company while you finish your book?

Heather

Anonymous said...

Thank you for writing. It has been a joy. I will miss you, but I completely understand. Go out, brave girl, and dive into your dreams head first. I wish you nothing but the best.
"Celebrate we will. For life is short but sweet for certain."

Subservient No More said...

TWO STEP!! I love Dave! That song was on my wedding cd! Thats the best Dave song ever.

China Doll said...

I've enjoyed reading your stories. I wish you the best of luck, and I'll be first in line when you come to your book signing in Philadelphia.

Ida said...

Please, PLEASE - add my email adress to your spreadsheet!

I really lover your writing. You inspired me to take up writing poems again.

stjarni@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to you! Well done for following your dreams. Thank you for all the laughs you've provided and I'll say a prayer for you.

Mary A.

Anonymous said...

Well, SW, I'm of the opinion that all good things come to an end. This was an infant of your's who has now made it in the world. Time for another baby SW, or should we call you UW (up and coming writer). You have learned a very valuable lesson...with success, you will have jealousy, envy, and misdirected hatred always threatening you. Nobody needs that kind of threat looming over their heads day and night.

And, I, for one, always looked forward to the self-indulgent Saturday blogs the most. These rich people that you write about have long outlived their usefulness. They're predictable in every situation. You, my dear, are not. Your story about your trip to the market and running into your mom was one of the best. The cakewalk and granny's lime dream cake (or whatever it was)and your fear of winning it was just flat out endearing.

I think that you may have misjudged why we are/were so attached to the blog...it was your writing style, not the people you wrote about. They were unworthy of such lavish attention and their antics will not be missed. You, however, will be missed. Your humanity is displayed at all times in your writing style, and that, my dear, is what will be missed.

Love you forever,

Devoted reader

Green said...

Please add me to your list. I'll e-mail you, but just wanted to put that out here too.

Anonymous said...

Not that there's anything wrong with a casserole containing cream of mushroom soup once in a while!

I knew this blog was too good to last too long.

We'll miss you!

Architect Critic said...

Wow, that's incredible. Although I am really going to miss your posts, I am very happy for you. My coworkers read your blog, and there have been several times when your writing has been the conversation "around the water cooler."

The stories are fascinating, and I'm going to miss hearing about all the characters in Basura. It always amazes me how money can affect people.

Best of luck in your future endeavors. I can't wait to see your star rise.

Sparkling Cipher said...

Well, that makes me feel better. I'm so glad to know that this change, as much as I regret the loss of Wide Lawns tales, comes from a positive shift in your life rather than from having the rug pull out from underneath you. For the record, I wish I had been more perceptive about your reasons for choosing that blog name. I would have told you I thought it was totally ironic.

And please add sparklingcipher@yahoo.com to your list. I would love to know when your writing will next be available.

Tatiana said...

I am 100% thrilled for you and wish you all the best.

Sunneva said...

Oh! Darn, I was saving your blog for summer reading! Alas! I just found you and didn't have time to read the archives, as I'm in school. I'm from Florida, too, so I absolutely LOVE your stories.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Well durn, SW! I recently found you and was rationing myself on the old posts, like a secret boozer, waiting until 3:00 when my boss was looking the other way.....
shucks.
I am happy for you. Wish you'd leave history here, though.

Claire said...

SNM, I've been enjoying your blog for many months now; it's probably my favorite out there. While I'm sad to see your blog go, I'm impressed and touched by the incredible self-knowledge that has prompted your decision to "quit". I wish you luck and continued happiness and I CAN'T WAIT to read your novels (plural!)...

Anonymous said...

All the very best wishes for you and yours...
You have no idea how much you've cheered up some bad morning for me and how I looked foward to your posts.
I'm really going to miss you. BUT, you being happy and healthy (in mind and body) is a much better thing.

Since everyone seems to be sharing what their favorite post was, I will too... It was about you and your sister. Funny, intimate, touching and real. The love came through.

Again, wishing you all the best.

Gucci Muse said...

Dear Subservient No More,

I just "met you" and will "miss you".

As I was reading these comments, one written by an anonymous commenter was very ture: "They were unworthy of such lavish attention ..."

But your lavish attention on them was not for their benefit but for you and your readers, and the attention was so unflattering to them.

I was also almost done reading your archives, having read one month's worth a night when I could.

I kept thinking to myself the last week to keep reading, keep reading- while thinking "silly! you have time"- but as I have not learned to listen to what I sometimes try to unknowingly tell myself, when I read your quitting post, I then knew why I was trying to subconciously rush.

Please put me [my url] on your spreadsheet. I will see if I can email you as well so as not to "lose touch" with you.

Bye Subservient No More, BYE!

Lana Wood said...

Hello SNM!

Today, on the way to work I was so hoping you would have posted by the time I returned home. I was thinking it is so strange that I am so concerned for the welfare of a person I have never met. I am so relieved you have decided to make writing a priority. My dear stranger friend on the internet, I am so proud of you and excited for you.

You are right, your stories about yourself are the best ones. Your book sounds like it will be wonderful. I will be praying for you, and your family, and for the publishing gods to smile upon you. I look forward to reading anything you choose to share in the future.

I am sorry about your Grandfather. I am also very happy for you both that you will be able to spend time together.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Glad you decided to abandon your subservient role! Way to go girl.

I always looked forward to your blog as I knew it would be entertaining. I look forward to anything you write and I hope you keep us posted.

Legaleagle said...

SNM, ditto on Gucci Muse. Please please please put me on your spreadsheet (or webaddress book!). Your blog has made me and my coworkers laugh out loud so many times. I absolutely cannot wait to read your writings. My coworkers and I also have a book club and we shall read yours when it's published.

Good luck!

The Legal Eagle

Mim said...

I actually just came across your blog. I like to start at the beginning of new to me blogs and had gotten to June before they disappeared. I will be very sad not to have your witty stories to laugh at. But good for you. Go, be free and do what you need to do. I worked in Customer Service for 8 months so I'm aware of the burnout. I've actually thought quite a few times while reading your blog "how can she continue to work there? I would have collapsed or killed someone years ago"
Congratulations

Maria said...

i was sniffling and smiling when i read that. i can't wait until your book is published - i plan to buy as many copies as the local B&N carries and distribute them to friends :).

good luck, prayers, and good wishes to you and your family. please, if you do write a new blog link to it here so we can enjoy it :)

Dayngr said...

I don't always comment but I do always read! Keep us posted on your adventures. I have no doubt you'll be a best selling author!

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