Saturday, January 03, 2009

Maimie.

A formidable woman, my mother.

So formidable, in fact, that she's taken to switching on her interweb machine, typing in radgery.com, hitting the 'post a comment' button and disguising herself as Maimie.

I just rang her to confirm. She's a born actress, feigned complete ignorance for a minute or two, before repeating back the comment she left in the small hours of the morning. To describe her ensuing laugh as maniacal would be to understate the cackle.

She got me. She knew it. Fuck.

I thought of inventing a drug addiction or a life threatening illness to write about, but that wouldn't be subtle enough. No no. I'll seek retribution otherwise. May she be warned!

15 comments:

Susan said...

Your mother sounds like my kind of gal.

I like your new photo/profile there: great style.

Will be watching for Maimie---

Radge said...

Thanks Susan, the last one was a bit too macabre. Hope was right.

Maimie said...

Warning taken Radge. Doesn't mean I'll heed it though. You will never know how many guises I may now adopt. Warning over to you !!!!

Maimie said...

By the way, how come every photograph of you has you lifting a glass? Apple doesn't fall far from the tree, comes to mind.

holemaster said...

oh dear, it's the ol' dear.

red leeroy said...

this is both unsettling and highly amusing. long live maimie and all her future comments. both unsettling and highly amusing.

Sarah Gostrangely said...

Man that's so cool.

Hope you don't start toning it down, Radge, now that your ma's watching.....

I too like Maimie's style. She should have a blog of her own. I'd read it for sure.

Radge said...

Red and Holemaster - oh dear indeed.

Sarah - Not a chance of me toning it down.

She told me I should have gone for it with crazy Hillary. I don't think I could shock her. And I agree, she should start one herself.

hope said...

"Hope was right". Wow...could I get you to notarize that so I can put it on my desk at work? ;)

Seriously, I like the new shot. Friendlier. Like you might actually invite us to join you in a toast.

Mom, huh? I know mine reads my blog occasionally but hasn't learned how to post. It was bad enough the day she e-mailed me to correct a story. Sigh. Our Moms are different...yours has a sense of humor. :0 Which is why I miss Dad, who was the counterpart to mine.

Write on, my friend, write on.

Niamh B said...

Your mam is funny. My big fear if I told my mam about blogs would be she could say things like - oh you've time to post, but no time to ring your old Ma etc etc.

Gypseysdog said...

This is up there with my mother getting a facebook page and asking could she be my friend.
What sort of generation are we when something like that happens to us?

Doomed is what.

Radge said...

Shtap, 5X. Shtap.

Kath Lockett said...

'Onyer Maimie!

....she sounds like my Dad actually, who, when he found out I had a blog, said, "But I do a blog every morning after breakfast, just like clockwork."

Cheeky old bugger.

--V-- said...

Hey :) Stumbled across your blog via the Confessional...

My mom discovered my blog, mostly because I am an idiot (I gave her my old laptop without clearing the favorites first). A significant amount of posts consisted of me bitching about her and the stress she was causing me (long story...). She was pissed. And hurt. Which makes me feel bad.

So yeah. Trying to scare your mom a bit doesn't seem so bad. It's for her own protection...or something...

Radge said...

Thanks for the comment V...

Luckily I couldn't say a bad word about her, so I have no problem with her leafing through...