The Bloggess: So funny you must PFNFNDHTIN

by CynthiaYockey on March 24, 2009

The Bloggess is so funny that I am coining a new Internet acronym for her to warn my friends before they read her blog:

Pee First, No Food, No Drinks, Have Tissues and Inhaler Nearby. That’s PFNFNDHITN. Or better yet, PF-NF-ND-HITN. Yeah, divide it by task — that’s easier. This acronym is for the pinnacle of humor achievement — the ability consistently to write posts so funny that you put your readers in danger of incontinence, choking, collapsed lungs, asthma attacks and tears and snot running down their faces.

I understand this is an extremely comprehensive admonition. But it is necessary, judging from what happens to Cuban Diva BFF and me when I read The Bloggess aloud to her over the phone while she follows along on her laptop. There’s also the testimony of a number of The Bloggess’s commenters over time who have written to say that they were laughing so hard and having such conniptions of hilarity over her writing that family members or colleagues rushed to their aid.

If you are brave and have strictly observed the dicta of PF-NF-ND-HITN, the link to The Bloggess’s home page is here. Dive in.

Or, I also have a guided tour:

  • If you CANNOT STAND the Obamas’ fist-bump routine, click here and here (for the latter, also if you like kittens).
  • The Bloggess includes a speculation on something cool Obama could do here.
  • Get to know her here, with her posts tagged, “I pronounce it ‘Pwerto Rrrreeeko.’ “

Oh, and it took me awhile to figure this out, but always scan the comments, too. While The Bloggess has remarked that she has found her tribe and they bewilder the something out of her, they are a hoot, too. Birds of a feather, I guess.

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Jenny, Bloggess March 25, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Oh my God, I love you. Seriously I so needed this today. You have no clue how awesome this is.

Cynthia Yockey March 25, 2009 at 8:48 pm

You are WELCOME!!!

I wonder how hard it would be for me to do a dramatic reading of it in a video and then post it on YouTube. What do I have to do for you to be able to play it on your iPod? OR, do you have a cell phone that has a speakerphone and plays videos? Because THEN, not only could you play it whenever you need a pick-me-up, but also you could play it for people who need to hear WHO. YOU. ARE!

I am going to call it “The Bloggess Tribute Video.” Or “The Bloggess Homage Video.” Whichever one means you’re still alive.

Seriously, Jenny, I’m so glad I cheered you up today!


foolery March 25, 2009 at 11:41 pm

This seems like a good place to leave a comment that’s not about any of your posts.

I read your comment at The Glamorous Life Association tonight — the Proposal 2.0 post — and found it deeply moving. As one who is a friend of both the new bride-to-be, MommyPie, and of Marcy the blog hostess, I am visiting all of the participants and leaving a “good job” or a “sweet story” comment.

But your comment at The Glamorous Life was especially vivid. Your story about your late partner in life and love touched my heart and made me think. I just wanted you to know that.

Thank you so much for being a part of the whole swirling event!


Laurie @ Foolery

Cynthia Yockey March 26, 2009 at 1:00 am


Thank you for your kind words and condolences. I provide photos and write briefly about my late life partner, Margaret Ardussi, and our 20 years together in my post, “Gay Marriage,” which you can find by clicking the “Gay Marriage” category.

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