December 30, 2006

Let's Vote

Husband and I are having a debate. He thinks the title of my blog may be misconstrued as suggestive. I picked it because I found it humorous. What do you think?

He is trying to insist that I change the name or start a new blog. I don't want to. I like my title and have put a lot of work into this blog. I really don 't want to start over.

All that aside, does my title make you think "Taxi Cab Confessions" on HBO (or whatever it was)? Or do you agree with me that it is innocent and funny? Please be honest. Don't try to spare my feelings...or his.

He's now trying to add that "City Gal" may be taken as "prostitute." WHAT?!?!?

I would like it to be known that this has not been a fight. It's more of a good natured teasing, but I can tell he does have concerns...mostly for my safety from Cyberporn searchers. My thought is they won't make it past my blog description because I am most definitely NOT what they are looking for.

19 comments:

Inkling said...

First of all, I'm a city gal, and I'm NOT a hooker. Maybe a good cooker....

Secondly, how in the heck would Farmboy know that? He's afraid of the big city! He has hardly ventured off the farm, let alone let city people come for occasional visits!!!!

Tell him you'll move to Canada if he keeps insisting you change the name or start over. Tell him I'll come for a month-long visit where I stay overnight in HIS house the whole time if he keeps giving you a hard time. Remind him what a hardship that would be for him.....

Oh brother. What in the heck is he going to bellyache about next? He needs to come up here for a visit and go mountain climbing, just to get his testosterone fix.

Okay. I should try to be nice. But puhlease!!!!!

Okay....back to trying to be nice......shutting up now

Inkling said...

And another thing......for those of us who DON'T have our mind in the gutter....maybe, just maybe, your title makes us think you are a sweet Catholic girl who uses technology to stay pure and undefiled.

There is absolutely nothing suggestive in your title, or in anything you write. I think it's a clever play on words, especially as one reads about your total transformation from city gal to farmwife. It shows that one doesn't have to be born in the barn to make a thriving life on a farm. It gives hope to those of us stuck in the city, to think that we too could find romance and adventure in the sticks.

Oh brother. Really. He should get out more. Watch TV less. Read a book. Buy you flowers. But not criticize the one thing that keeps me from totally feeling utterly separated from you. Good thing I'm 2,232+ miles away.....

Okay, back to being nice.....maybe I need to become Catholic and go to Confession....

Inkling said...

p.s. I hear Lady Tremaine is single and in want of a husband.....

okay....grounding my vigorously opinionate self from the comment section of your blog now.

CanadianKiwi said...

Suggestive??????
I think the title is great.
You said it ALL in the header.
I would NOT change it!!

Note
I think it must be that "Men are from MARS" (they definitely think differently from us women!!) because I asked DH what he thought and he agrees with your Husband.

He did suggest as a compromise your blog name could be "Confessions of a City Gal In The Sticks"

He does agree with me that City Gal just means a 'A Girl from the City'

lauren said...

um... if your blog title is suggestive, then my wandering heart makes me adulterous! (i named it after Chris Rice's song prone to wander, btw).

although i would hardly call the town we went to church together in a big city, it can't compare to real country life. since i married my hubby and have visited rural wi farming communities several times, i realize that a town the size of mule town is a big city compared to some places.

i like it. but for an unbiased opinion, i read the first paragraph of this post and the title to my hubby, and he shook his head and said, "i wouldn't think anything of it." that's coming from a guy who spent 3 years working midnights as a cop, including areas that are infamous for the "city gals" your husband is thinking of.

at least you didn't call it "confessions of a pretty woman". that one would be a little more alarming, since there's a whole movie based around that title.

Silver Belle said...

Has husband ever seen Green Acres? She waas a city gal, and moved to the "sticks".
Oh no, I bet "Silver Belle" sounds like a prostitute... and "Inkling" (just what does she have an inkling for anyway?)
And this "Art's Party" must be something going on there.
Every thing could sound that way I guess...
I will reassure Husband that you are innocent, and just getting things off your chest, oops, I mean bosom.

Farm Wife said...

last night we looked up Confessions in the dictionary, and googled it, and googled City Gal...we are still at an impass.

I think he's fallen pray to one of the classic blunders. The first is Never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well known is this Never go in against a Blogger when her title is on the line!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

I really don't find it suggestive in any way, but think that it simply implies a city girl transplanted is providing insight into her life.

Plus, I consider myself a City Gal, and I am certainly not making that kind of cash. ;-)

If it would make him feel better, maybe put a tagline with it.

HALLEYVILLE said...

Okay Buster that is just about enough of that nonesense!!! You're a bad hubby, go to your room!...First off your mind is getting the better of you...do you need some chores to keep your mind outta the gutter? I too am a city gal transplant....farm fairies and farm wifes are raised by hubbies and we are no place near smutt...There are for less risky titles out there that will put you right in the lap of trash. We love her name and vote she keeps her name and her innocence...What must you think of Did, Lauren, Grace, Inkling, Silver Belle, Ang and me the farm fairy??? We are all good girls,that love our families and the Good Lord more then life. Our reputations are clean and clear of the very thing you are getting after on that sweet wife of yours.So KNOCK IT OFF!!!We watch over each other and anyway if anyone was stocking your family we would send Ang after them via cyber space... Trust us we do not think anything like what you are saying...Now go give your wife a kiss tell her your a bonehead and that you won't bring it up again!!!Good!!Now we will all forgive you....

Inkling said...

Sorry. I didn't know it wasn't really a fight, especially after some of the outlandish ideas he's had in the past. I figured he was just giving you a hard time as usual. I'll tell Lady Tremaine he's not available. And I'm thankful he's watching out for you. You can tell him there is really no innocent word out there that could be used that the perverse pornographers haven't already sullied with their trash. Also, those who are looking for that kind of smut would get distracted by the real stuff way before a search engine lead them to yours. So I think you're pretty safe.....unless you start advertising your blog on flyers in East St. Louis, which I doubt you would. =)

Okay.....tell Farmboy I'll try to be nice. And I am grateful for the times he did let me come for a visit to see you.

Cate said...

When I first saw the title, I'll confess that I didn't know what it meant until I saw the paragraph below it.

But I surely don't think there's anything suggestive about it. Maybe Farmboy has watched Sex in the City and Taxi Cab Confessions and gotten the two entwined in his head.

The only way anyone is going to happen on to it is with the blog roll or a search. And if they type in "Confessions", they might need to find your sweet little blog instead of what they're really looking for.

That being said, I'm about as paranoid as Farm Boy about these internet weirdos, so if it makes him uncomfortable...

Grace said...

Geez, I'm sorry I didn't get back on one last time last night before I went to bed. I missed all the good stuff!!

I don't know Farmwife, I personally think the pregnant avatar could possibly draw some serious cyberporn searchers!! Give me a break!! Your blog title is perfect for you, don't change it!!

zann said...

Well as usual, Cate said exactly what I was going to. Which was I can see where he is coming from as the first image that pops in my head of a "city gal" is what the media has popularized Sex in the City as (btw never watched the show but they bombard you with commercials and references to it). So in that sense I can see where he is coming from. But (and it is a big but) I think your line below it and the baby ticker would scare off any would-be smut seekers.

But if he is still concerned, I like CanadianKiwi's husband's suggestion of adding "who moved to the sticks" to the title.

Ang said...

Addressing to MR Farmboy.

Dear Mr Farmboy,
I have stumbled across your wifes blog via Farm Fairy who is a girl from the city transplanted to the sticks. In reading your wife's blog I could safely say that she is in that category too. I pray that you don't change this blog. The title gives me the imagery that your wife is blogging about the ends and outs of life on a farm, ranch or country life. I enjoy reading her blog and feel that title suits her. Though she has never shared her "REAL" name with me if I did know it to me it wouldn't be the same. I know her as "FARMWIFE". Please keep her title as such. She has made many a friend on here and who knows the impact she has on those that are afraid to comment and "LURKING" out there. If you change the title where would those people go? Your sheep would be lost and that I know you (Mr. Farmboy) couldn't bare. She tends your flock by day and by night she spreads joy and relief to us. Ok you say I'm rambling. But am I really? ok..Maybe I am and that's why I changed mine. But seriously..Please keep it farmwife. I do love it.

Ang said...

Hey I hit the 10,500 mark on the counter. She wouldn't want to start that over too? BUGGER!!

lauren said...

My first impression when Zann told me the name of your blog was, "oh, she must have moved to the country." Like Silver Belle's reference to Green Acres.

Silly boy.

Anonymous said...

I'd change it to Farm Wife's Confessions or something similar.

Kat said...

Is he confusing it with working girl? Your title makes perfect sense, especially with all the galoshes lined up...it's perfect. Of course, there is the content to take into consideration. Pictures of Canadian gingerbread cookies just scream brothel.

Anonymous said...

I'm a lurker and love reading your blog. All someone has to do is read one line in your blog and they will know that you are not a hooker, but are a wonderful Mother and Wife. I would keep the same name; I love it.