If sleigh bells were ringing, really, how could you NOT listen?

Ooo, we're supposed to get a big storm today or tomorrow! I'm so upcited! It never snows here, you know. This is my third winter here and it'll be the third time it's snowed. I have nowhere to go except to the FedEx box (pay UP already, FedEx) to drop off yet another book back to the publisher, and I can walk to said box if the roads are really that bad. Give me a good excuse to made hot chocolate when I return.

I can make real hot chocolate. It's one of the only cooking-related things I know how to do. Because, you know, all you have to do is heat milk then dump a bunch of crap in there.

Should I start a cooking blog? I am so good at describing my process.

Do you know what I hate? "Nosh." That word gives me the willies.

But that is not why we are gathered here today. Remember earlier this week I said I wanted to have a little survey? Let's have one now! I know, right?!

Oh, but wait. Because I want to poke everyone's eyeballs out who can't see the FedEx arrow, I'm gonna point it out to you.

Smellthelogo I have circled it. If anyone says they still can't see it I will personally come to your house and scrub your eyeball region with kosher salt.

June's blog. Where you come for the Christmas spirit. 

I used the spraypaint-can feature in Paint. Didn't I do a lovely job? I'd have made a great gang member, spraying my graffiti. All the rival gangs would be all, "Wait. WHO owns this corner? Can you even read that? My fellow gang member?" I have no idea how gang members address each other. Don't they all have scary nicknames like Spidey and The Situation?

Okay, here's our survey. Spidey. Please answer. I will not judge you for typos or grammatical errors. Thank you.

1. How did you find this stupid blog?

2. Do you find it overwhelming that I post every day?

3. What would you change? About this blog, not about the world. Are you sick of hearing about my cats? Marvin? You want MORE cat photos? Tell all.

4. How long have you been reading?

That is all. Four beautiful questions. Well, seven, kind of.
I have no idea if your replies will change anything, but if I hear 800, "Oh my shattered potato, shut UP about Henry!" you know, maybe it'll have an effect.

Word up. June Gang 4ever!

206 Comments

  1. Hi,
    First time posting a comment.
    1. You were nominated for a bolg award, I started reading, and voting, which I’m pretty sure you recommended once or twice.
    2. I love that you post everyday, although I am a Sat./Sun. slacker.
    3.I love you pet photos and Marvin stories. Don’t change a thing.
    4. I’ve been reading for almost a year.

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  2. 1. How did you find this stupid blog?
    I wouldn’t call it stupid. I’m a friend of Marvin’s and he reluctantly gave me the link.
    2. Do you find it overwhelming that I post every day?
    I look forward to it every day! Junie, you’re very entertaining.
    3. What would you change? About this blog, not about the world. Are you sick of hearing about my cats? Marvin? You want MORE cat photos? Tell all.
    Wouldn’t change a thing!
    4. How long have you been reading?
    A little over a year. I did catch up and read all of Bye Bye, Buy, too.
    P.S. Hulk, you slay me!!

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  3. 1)I found you through Blog Luxe Awards because you’re full of The Awesome
    2) I love that you post every day because OBVIOUSLY.
    3) Uh. Why change AWESOME?
    4) I’ve been reading since. Uh. MATH IS HARD JUNE.

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  4. 1. I found you through The Nester’s blog, who I found through a google search for paint colors.
    2. I LOVE, LOVE , LOVE that you post every day. But it does kind of freak me out that I have been known to refer to you as “my friend in NC” when I am relating a story you have told, so that I don’t look like some loser without “real” friends, only cyber ones.
    3. I would not change a thing . . .I love you just the way you are . . . cue the Billy Joel piano music . . .
    4. I started redaing just about a year ago, and I have gone back and read all of Bye Bye Buy also.

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  5. I think through the nester. could use more cats really. love cat pictures especially with captions. crazy aunt purl has great cat pictures too.

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  6. Oh my shattered potato! They’re coming out of the woodwork! Junie…you’re…why, you’re popular!!!!!
    Who’s the leader of the club That’s made for you and me?
    J-U-N-I-E-G-A-R-D-E-N-S
    Hey! there, Hi! there, Ho! there
    You’re as welcome as can be
    J-U-N-I-E-G-A-R-D-E-N-S
    Thankewveramuch. *bows*

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  7. 1. I found your not-so-stupid blog through my friend’s mom blog.
    2. I find your daily posts refreshing. They give me at least one set of giggles, guaranteed.
    3. More Tallulah would be nice. She is a cool dog. I also really like the photos where you photoshop yourself into strange families – or families of strangers.
    4. I’m not sure. Most of the year, I think. But I read every day.

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  8. 1.Your Mom. 2.No-love to read it. 3.More Marvin Gardens—that is always funny. 4.Since you started Bye Bye Buy—that intrigued me!—and you ARE funny.

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  9. 1. Frankie pointed me in your direction and I’ve been a reader since Bye Buy Bye
    2. Love it! Disappointed if you don’t!
    3. Don’t change a thing. I think you should write a book!
    4. at least 2 years, maybe longer?

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  10. 1. I think I found you through Nester, although I’m not sure anymore…maybe about the time that you got out of Los Angeles.
    2. I LOVE that you post every day. In fact, that might be too little. Twice a day? Would hourly be too much?
    3. Wouldn’t change a thing. It’s worth noting that although I read you through Google, yours is the only one I click through to read the comments too, as they’re always hilarious.

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  11. Was Hulk drinking when he wrote that comment? Not sure where the rest of your minds went, but mine probably didn’t go the same place as yours. Mine went to a Monistat 7 kind of place. And he’s a man. Ewww.
    Furry Godmother? You’re killin me!

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  12. I think I’ve been reading your blog for a little over a year now. Not sure, but I think I found you thru Gladys Tells All. Everyday posts are great. You start my day off with a giggle. Wouldn’t change a thing. Just keep them coming.

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  13. 1. I found your old blog Bye bye buy linked somewhere.
    2. Please continue to post every day.
    3. Whatever happened to the Make June do it? I’ve been wondering about that. Otherwise please don’t change, you’re the one constant in my life.
    4. 2007? 2006? Two minutes after Al Gore made the internet?

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  14. I totally want to be in your gang.
    I found you back when you were bye bye buy by googling budgets.
    I like that you post everyday, but with wedding count down I am having trouble keeping up – but when I get behind I just read more than one post.
    Love everything you write – don’t change a thing.
    So I guess I’ve been reading you for AGES!! Only a few months after you started blogging, how long is that?

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  15. 1. Long story ahead: I am a freshman in college and my mom reads your blog, and one day she calls me and goes “Hello College-Aged-Daughter! You should read this one blog called Bye Bye, Pie! because it is hilarious and you would love this lady’s sense of humor!” So I was all, okay, thanks mom, I will take that into consideration when I am not actively earning a degree, etc. But she KEPT CALLING and was like “No, really. You would seriously love this blog because it is freaking hilarious. GO READ IT.” So I checked it out and I have been obsessed ever since!
    2. I absolutely LOVE that you post every day. It actually annoys me a lot when bloggers have weird intermittent-posting habits so I am loving the every-day thing.
    3. I love the pictures, I love the stories! More pet pictures are needed for sure.
    4. I have been reading you for about a month now!

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  16. 1. I found you through the Nester.
    2. I don’t pay attention to when you post because my husband and I sit down once or twice a week and I read your blog to him.
    3. More Marvin and less about your hair. Your hair is fine.
    4. I’ve been reading for about two years, since you moved and The Nester stalked and found you.

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  17. 1. Found you through an award site. 2. I depend on your daily blog. Reading you is like visiting with a friend. 3. I like hearing about your husband, your pets, your trials, tribulations and ordinary doings. Quote from the phone book adding comments and I’ll be happy! You are very funny! 4. Maybe 6 months? Not long (enough).

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  18. 1. Through The Compact; back when you were posting to Bye Bye Buy.
    2. No way
    3. Don’t change; except add more cat and dog pictures
    4. jan 09

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  19. 1. Found you from from Nance at Dysfunction Junction.
    2. I love that you post every day. Look forward to it actually.
    3. Change not a thing — I read you because you are who are — interesting and funny.
    4. I started reading in the spring of 2009. Took me a little over three weeks to make my through all of your archives (both sites), but so worth it.

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  20. I have been reading just over 2 years. I did go back and read all the old posts, too. I can’t remember how I found your blog. It was via another blog – maybe the Nester? I began reading blogs in the Fall of 2007, mostly decorating/lifestyle blogs. I started with My Romantic Home and linked to things from there. I read your blog nearly every day and am glad you post frequently. I love all the animal pics and wish my black, brown-eyed lab was more photogenic. I know she and Lula would have a blast together. The only thing I have never been crazy about (I am sorry if I offend) is your banner. I like it better now but never liked the last one.
    Keep doin’ what you’re doin’!

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  21. 1. I think I found you through the BlogLuxe awards? I don’t really remember.
    2. I like that you post every day. I look forward to your post every morning–even on weekends!
    3. Eh, I don’t know. I do like Henry photos.
    4. I started reading earlier this year, but then I went back and read the entire June archive so it’s like I’ve been reading your blog for 3 million years. In a good way.

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  22. 1. How did you find this stupid blog?
    Through Chic Critique/Jo-lynn. I came when you were getting ready to move from Tiny Town. For some reason I couldn’t click with you at at that moment but then after you moved suddenly I clicked with your blog in a big way. Now you’re one of my most favorite places on the internut.
    2. Do you find it overwhelming that I post every day?
    NOOOOOOO!!!!! I love your posts and you are the first thing I read. I am SO glad you post every day. You post to this everyday blog every day. Hurray!
    Please don’t ever stop.
    3. What would you change? About this blog, not about the world. Are you sick of hearing about my cats? Marvin? You want MORE cat photos? Tell all.
    I can’t think of anything! I just love hearing the yarns you spin. I love everything. Pictures, stories, everything. There really isn’t ANYTHING I can think of that I could say I’m sick about. I’m being completely honest.
    PS. Moar annemal peektures!
    4. How long have you been reading?
    Well… *I* can’t remember the precise time but I’m sure you could tell me… it was about a month before you moved from Tiny Town.

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  23. 1) through another blogger but I can’t remember which one
    2) what was the question again? oh… no problem
    3) I will never get tired of the cats. Don’t change anything
    4) since shortly after you switched from “buy” to “pie” — pie is so much more interesting, really.

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  24. 1. When you were nominated for some big bloggy award, I clicked over. I stayed cos you are a funny lady.
    2. Not at all. Your posts aren’t ridiculous long and they’re funny. Win, win.
    3. I got nothing. I really like your blog.
    4. A few months, maybe.

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  25. 1. Found the blog through a friend’s blog.
    2. I read you every day religiously because you make me laugh and smile a goofy smile while reading.
    3. Please stay just the way your are- you are frickin hilarious!
    4. Been reading about 3-4 months.
    I’m on Christmas vacation now and would love to read your older posts while I have the time.

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  26. 1. found you through Kellie(la vida dulce)
    2. every day
    3. love the pictures
    4. quiet reader since early in By By Buy

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  27. I found you through the Nester I think…probably about a year or a year and a half ago. I love it here and wouldn’t change a thing…but I do get a bit overwhelmed by your daily posting because I don’t get to read every day so then I feel behind. And this is only a bad thing because I don’t want to miss anything. I keep reading because yours is the only blog where I laugh out loud every single time. And because you have the best stories.

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  28. 1. I don’t remember.
    2. Every day is perfect for your posting regimen. Is that the right word?
    3. Don’t change anything. You post like I think (thoughts jumbled and jumping around) so it’s perfect. Perfect.
    4. Have been reading for about a month or two. I did read all the way back through to the beginning of this blog, so I followed your life in reverse, or mirror image, or backwards, or whatever, until I caught up.

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  29. 1) I can’t remember how I found you, but you are officially my favorite blogger (used to be Dooce, but I like you better). πŸ™‚
    2)I look forward to your posts every day, especially when I am wearing my everyday clothes.
    3)I would not change anything. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
    4)I think I’ve been reading you for about six months. Ish.

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  30. 1. My sister suggested I read your blog because you are soooo funny! I don’t know where she heard of you, though.
    2. Someone else said that it is imperative that you blob every day. I agree.
    3. Don’t change a thing. I’m still getting used to the new heading . . or masthead. . not sure what you call it. You know what I mean, I think.
    4. I think I’ve been reading for a couple of years. Not really sure.

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  31. 1. Found you when you were nominated for the Bloglux awards- feel like I found a real treasure.
    2. I love having your post to look forward to everyday.
    3. Don’t change a thing. Random thoughts, non-sequitors, tangential thoughts- I like it.
    4. Started whenever that contest was – Feb?

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  32. 1. The BlogLuxe awards. I had already read the Cake Wrecks post, so I decided to try the other 4 blogs. I loved your blog.
    2. I like the fact that you post every day. I find it annoying when I go to one of my favorite blogs, and they haven’t posted things in a week. It feels like they’ve left me hanging.
    3. Dude, I lub cats. I own a cat who is like a female francis/henry hybrid. Anyway, Marvin’s odd quirks remind me of my dad, and your content always makes me laugh.
    4. I don’t know, whenever the BlogLuxe top 5 were announced.

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  33. I think the Hotfessional said something about how funny you are on her blog about a year ago. That’s how long I’ve been reading. I look forward to a daily post. I do not have any suggestions.

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  34. 1. probably Aunt Becky
    2. you can post every day because if I am bored in the morning, I check in.
    3. you seem pretty self-centered…for a blogger…oh: I get it. I like the dog and cat photos. I like Henry best. Don’t change for your readers.
    4. since last summer, or maybe longer.

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  35. 1. I found you through that one site that had you listed as a funny blog. I can’t remember that site. But I never miss yours. So that was some time this year, right? Ooh! Somebody else said it for me BlogLuxe Awards.
    2. I love that you post every day and I would be even happier if you’d post more each day!
    3. No changes necessary. Unless you want to.
    4. See my answer to #1.

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  36. I work with your stepfather and he told me to look you up and then vote for you in the blog contest. I looked you up and have been reading you faithfully ever since. However I didn’t vote for you. Well, I didn’t vote for anyone so it’s not like I voted against you. Now I regret not exercising my right to vote so I promise I’ll vote for you next time. And, if they let me I’ll vote for you multiple times (like back in the good old days in Chicago).
    I love it that you post every day. You make me laugh… I love the cat pictures and I love the dog pictures. Especially the dog pictures. I’m partial to dogs. Mine is sick right now and…. OK, fine, this is your blog. I should tell my dog stories on my own blog (that has two pitiful entries in two years).
    Sorry for rambling June. Thanks for the daily laugh. I give your blog address out to all of my friends!

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  37. June again, who has to say I continue to be FLUMMOXED that people think I’m gonna in ANY WAY trash my old workplace. I think people forget I am an actual human, who actually, you know, needs references. Geez.

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  38. I found you from a link of another blog, don’t ask what blog, because I don’t recall, but it’s a good chance it was the Nester.
    I love your daily posts, I look forward to what’s happening with you.
    Love, love, love the animal diary, especially the cats. I also enjoy the Marvin updates. It cracks me up when there is a photo of him and he’s wearing that same shirt as your anniversary photos. One of my favorite posts is when Lula got away and you, Marvin and the neighbors chased her all over the neighborhood. Don’t think you need to change anything, love the variety of topics. Your blog is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you will get.
    I started reading your blog before you ever left LA. When I found you I went back and read some of your older posts, however, I don’t think I went all the way back to the beginning.

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  39. 1) Probably via Nester, but you love Miss Doxie too, so maybe via some other OTHER that linked to you. Maybe the blog awards? I tend to try the nominees on for size.
    2) Love the volume, and miss you when you’re late or busy living a real life.
    3) I enjoy all of it. The dropped topics drive me nuts, but I always figured that you were doing that for suspense. Seriously, what sucked about your holiday lunch with the former colleagues? HURRY UP AND TELL US ALREADY!
    4) Less than a year.

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  40. I originally found your blog through Nester. What intrigued me was her post about a blog that she stalks and the fact that she wanted to meet you and have lunch.
    I love the fact that you post every day.
    I wouldn’t change a thing! I regularly tell my husband about something that happened at June’s house. (When I started reading your blog, I told him that I liked to talk to him about the funny stuff and he just needed to remember who June was without me going through the whole history. Now I just say, “June said…”)
    I like to see all of your pets. I think my Sadie and your Tallulah are sisters from another mother.
    I think I’ve been reading for about 1 1/2 years. I went back and read all of Bye Bye Buy and the beginning of Bye Bye Pie. I’m up to January ’08.

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  41. Oh! And I wanted to read your blog IN ORDER(since/because I’m OCD like that), so I read a couple BBP posts, then I found BBB. So I wouldn’t let myself read anymore BBP until I was all caught up. I had no idea that you lived in NC until I got to that part of the story… and I was SO EXCITED because I live in Charlotte! I could not BELIEVE my luck that you were moving to Tiny Town! I sat proud of my home state that night, with famous June moving here and not spending any money. Then the story progressed and then you hated NC and Tiny Town.
    Now you’re happy and I’m still glad you live here. πŸ™‚

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  42. 1. I think I found your blog through another “BlogHer” – Nothing But Bonfires. I don’t read her anymore but I’m stuck on you!
    2. I love that you post every day!
    3. I guess I wouldn’t change anything. I mean, I read it all the time, so you must be doing something right.
    4. I’ve been a Faithful Reader for about a year. Pretty quickly after I found BBP I fugured out it started as BBB, so I spent a few weeks reading alllllll your past blogs.
    I know you hate it when we tell you this, but you should publish them! BBB especially would make a good story!

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  43. I think I was looking for interesting blogs to read and Bye Bye Buy was recommended on a list somewhere. This is about a year, maybe a little more, ago. I read all of that and then all of Bye Bye Pie.
    I tend to read sporadically but I like that there’s always a bunch of posts from you to catch up on. I use Google Reader to make sure I don’t miss any.
    If I could change anything it would be the timezone you live in. I find it annoying that I pretty much never get to join live discussions. You should move to the UK, or maybe France. But then with my reading once a week habit I would still hardly ever be part of the live discussion fun so maybe you shouldn’t move across the world on my account.

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  44. I found your blog through another Maine blogger who told me you were hysterical and I should read you. I tend to agree with her. I even remember the first post I read where you were defuzzing your upper lip with Nair. I have read you ever since, whenever that post was. I also look forward to your daily posts and marvel at just how you do it. I have a favorite post too . . . don’t you want people to tell you their favorite post? Although I haven’t read ALL your posts yet. Still getting around to it. I love the randomness of your subject matter too.

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  45. 1. Found you through the Nester, I think. You were nominated for that award for being funny, and I thought I’d check you out. It was worth it.
    2. I love that you post every day. I read at night, usually right before bed so I can read the day’s comments as well. You have the best readers!
    3. I would not change a thing. I love your funny take on every day life. It amazes me that you never seem to run out of things to say.
    4. I have been reading for more than 6 months but less than a year. I have poor mental estimating skills.

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  46. The Furry Godmother simply would not allow me to live for another day until I read you. She said that the blog was the blog version of Seinfeld: About nothing, but the commentators were the real deal. She is correct. I have been reading and commenting on this blog about nothingness for about three weeks and I have found the confederacy of dunces that I have ardently searched for forever. As for edits, I wouldn’t change anything: It’s like one of those old country cookin’ restaurants where the china is mismatched, as are the chairs and tables. But the food is to die for. Do not tinker with success. And as for your posting perseveration, I think you are indeed the marathon runner of bloggers. Perfect practice makes perfect.

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  47. OMG girl. 145 comments? SHEESH. I may have to try this survey thing.
    But first. I have NEVER noticed the arrow in the FedEx logo.
    **LOSAH**
    Okay, now on to your survey.
    1. I think you found mine first. And when I came over to see yours, it was love at first sight.
    2. Nope. But then again, I don’t read every post. BUSTED!
    3. Not a thing. It’s like Seinfeld except with cats. πŸ˜‰
    4. Um. You expect me to do math? No sank you.

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  48. I brought Mid-Michigan to Mississippi. I have lived here for 1 year and they have already had more snow than they had in the last 10. Oy!
    1) Found you through your old blog, which I found through another blog.
    2) No. In fact, if you would like to post twice a day, I would not object.
    3)Um… More cowbell? I can’t think of a thing.
    4)Since I was 3.

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  49. 1. I can’t remember how I came upon your midnight clear blog. It might have been the Nester, but it might not have been the Nester. But I don’t know where else it might have been. So maybe it was the Nester.
    2. I am overwhelmed before my feet ever hit the floor in the mornings, so whether or not you post each day doesn’t really impact my overwhelmedness. It might, however, impact the decibel level of screeching by hungry children if I’m sitting here on my duff reading your post and not pouring milk in their cereal.
    3. The only thing I would change is more comments FROM Marvin. There’s plenty said about him on this blog. Doesn’t he have any counter-points at ALL?
    4. I’ve been reading you since….since…hmmm…I can’t remember. But that’s not saying much. I can’t remember much about yesterday. My RAM only lasts about a day. But I DO know that I’ve been reading you EVERY. DAY. for a while now. I’m guessing your blog popped into my life somewhere between baby #3 and baby #4, and they are only 15 months apart. So, there you go…15 months. Give or take. I think.
    Yo. Peace out.

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  50. I found you through the Nester, she blogged about meeting you for lunch and how much she liked you and wanted to be as funny as you.
    I think that was in the early days of Bye Bye Pie, I remember reading the entire Bye Bye Buy within a few days, I was blog binging!
    I am so happy everytime you post a new blog entry, especially on the weekends, where it seems everyone else drops off the face of the earth.
    I would not change anything, I enjoy the blog how it is.
    And how can anyone NOT read the comments, it is like the encore!

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  51. 1. I really don’t remember but it must have been through Nester or Chatting since I follow them as well and others have said that’s how they found you. At any rate, I owe them, ’cause I love me some bye, bye, pie.
    2. I love that you post so often and would gladly read more. Who doesn’t need a laugh? Your sense of humor is to be envied.
    3. What would I change? Hmm. Nothing. Love hearing about Marvin’s craziness and love the cats. As a member of team Winston, I feel he isn’t featured quite as often as he should be, but then that’s just me. I am sad to say I am FB friends with Talu, so I can keep up with her in both places, a plus.
    4. I think I’ve been reading since last winter, maybe? I definitely went back and started at the beginning, though.

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  52. 1. Found you through some blog awards thing.
    2. Love that you post every day. Work is boring, and I need updates.
    3. I don’t think I’d change anything. I love the pet pics, especially since I no cats or dogs of my own right now.
    4. I’ve been reading since that blog awards thing last summer.

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  53. Ok June, lose the gang speak.
    1. I found your funny blog over a year ago. When you are looking online for jobs, you need something else to read. I think I found you through The Nesting Place.
    2. I also love that you post every day. I look for you every day. If you are not there, I am sad. You are the first blog I go to.
    3. I would change nothing about your blog. It is funny and fun to read. I don’t like it when you are having a bad day though. But I bet it helps you to share it with us.
    4. I have been following you over a year, but I may have only commented once, if that.

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  54. I found your blog after a mention or link on Gladys’ blog. (I think… I’ve developed teflon brain)
    My coffee is not the same without you so the pressure is on – posting daily is a must.
    I wouldn’t change anything except I am dying to know why you quit your job but understand why it probably isn’t a good idea to post it.
    I started reading maybe October 2008??? (teflon brain again) but I did go back and read buy,buy,buy and all the previous posts

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  55. 1. I found you thru Max in the Compact yahoo group too. She occasionally posts the link to your blog on the group, so you can thank her for a few of your readers.
    2. Love that you post every day. I’m sad on the weekends that your post is late. Apparently some people don’t blog on weekends, and I am so glad you are not one of them. I am in awe of your ability to be entertaining every day.
    3. I wouldn’t change anything.
    4. I found your blog halfway thru byebyebuy, and spent several days reading thru the archives. I’ve read it every day since. I just discovered the comments halfway thru this year I think, and if I really had some time would go back and read your earlier entries with comments too. The comments are a huge part of the entertainment value, but I would read you even if there were none. But it’s great that I feel like I know the commenters. Maybe I really need to get a life, but I’d hate it if I were too busy to read this.
    Are you going to do a spreadsheet or somehow show us the results of this survey? Nester is obviously the big winner here, but I’d love to see the results of #1 (at least) in numerical form, geek that I am.

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  56. I found you when you were nominated for a blog contest for most humorous blog. I don’t remember the contest.
    I love that you post everyday. I would love if you posted five time a day!
    Changing for the sake of changing something is never a good idea. If your blog feels broken then fix it. But I think it’s perfect just how it is.
    I think I have been reading for about 8 or 9 months. I really, really need to remind myself to go back and read your archives.

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  57. 1. How did you find this stupid blog?
    I’m a frugal blogger (which sounds like a nasty German disease). I found you when you took a year off of shopping. And I stayed when you were funny.
    2. Do you find it overwhelming that I post every day?
    No. Do you find it overwhelming that you blog every day?
    3. What would you change? About this blog, not about the world. Are you sick of hearing about my cats? Marvin? You want MORE cat photos? Tell all.
    I heart Marvin and the hair balls. My eyes tend to glaze over when you write about correct word usage. I dig Hulk too.
    4. How long have you been reading?
    3 years. Long enough to know better but I’m still too young to care.

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  58. 1. Really, I have no idea. I’m sure one day I was doing the clicky clicky thing through different blogs, and I happened upon this one.
    2. Are you kidding? I love that you post every day!
    3. More Lula, more Marvin.
    4. Gosh, I have no idea. A year, maybe?
    I know, I’m helpful, right?

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  59. One-I was googling “hott sexy proofreaders” and the double t’s got me.
    TTwo-more posting now that you are retired cause that would be hott
    TThree- more Junie pics for my personal collage
    Fourr-since the month after May

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  60. 1. How did you find this (not)stupid blog?
    I don’t remember exactly how I found it, but I know it was around the time of the funniest blog contest. You felt a lot of pressure to be funny, but I think you have a natural talent for it. Possibly through Musings of a Housewife – I love that you two got to meet!
    2. Do you find it overwhelming that I post every day?
    Nope! Its one of the first blogs I scroll to each day. And I never know what to expect.
    3. What would you change?
    Probably a better question to ask people that aren’t here – we read because we like you! πŸ™‚ Although, I may change the fact that you lied to us today. I KNOW you’re judging us on our spelling and grammer.
    4. How long have you been reading?
    See question one. I clearly have the memory of a goldfish because I don’t know when that was.

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  61. I found you through the Nester, too.
    I like your daily posts.
    I like your content–but Marvin is pretty interesting–as are your personal history stories. I really like those.
    I think I have been reading over two years, but I’ve only been blogging for three, which means your is worth reading fora long time. I also read your entire Bye Bye Buy blog. Good stuff. No, I’m not a stalker. I like to read. I want to be a proofreader. (kidding.

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  62. 1. I found your blog through Renee and Dan.
    2. Please do NOT stop blogging every day .. it would totally ruin my morning ritual if you did.
    3. I wouldn’t want you to change a bloody thing about your blog .. it’s all good.
    4. I began reading you around the time you were packing up your house in LA to head to Tiny Town.
    :o)

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  63. P.S. “The Situation” – best gang name ever. Not that I have personal contact with a gang to compare names, but still, I think this one is outstanding…

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  64. Hi June – I came to you via another blog – I think it was Rocks in My Dryer??? But I really don’t remember. I think I’ve been reading for about a year. You are the first blog I read every morning!!! And my favourite too. I love the random mix of stuff you cover in your topics. Whatever happened to the Ask June feature? πŸ™‚
    Bev

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  65. I made it back to post my answers.
    1. How did you find this stupid blog? Someone somewhere had a link to ByeByeBuy and I moved with you to ByeByePie.
    2. Do you find it overwhelming that I post every day?
    Nope you could post several times a day and I would read every post.
    3. What would you change? About this blog, not about the world. Are you sick of hearing about my cats? Marvin? You want MORE cat photos? Tell all.
    As I said earlier, I can’t wait for the summer when you and Marvin are together 24/7. That should be interesting. Will he or won’t he spring out of bed at 5am all summer?
    4. How long have you been reading? Since March of ByeByeBuy.

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  66. By the way, thank you for showing the FedEx arrow. I could NOT see it.
    The other day I was in the car with a friend and I saw a FedEx truck. My head did the Exorcist Spin as the truck whizzed by. Of course I explained to my friend why I had narrowly escaped killing us. She gave me a blank stare. Some people just
    don’t get it.
    JAN: Of course I remembered your RAK. My comment the other day was coy sarcasm!
    HULK: Gross. Me. Out.
    TARGET STEVE: Did Lee drive you away? Come back.

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  67. 1. juice turned me on to you. and in turn i got another friend to become addicted to you as well πŸ™‚
    2. i like reading you every day. it cheers me up when i’m feeling crappy. plus i like word-smithy people. especially when they’re witty to boot.
    3. i like your seinfeld approach to chatting about whatever happens to cross your brain at any given moment regardless of merit or sense!
    4. just a few months. but they’ve been good months. i like having a friend who lives in my computer. that way when i leave AOL as of 1.1.10, i can still find you wherever i go. mwah!

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  68. Thanks June, I just spent over an HOUR reading all the comments when I was suppose to be shopping for my son’s birthday, which is tomorrow. Crap.
    1. Found you when I Googled some dumb hair product. You were my very first blog. I didn’t even know what was meant by that word. blog. I went from blog virgin to blog whore.
    2. One post per day is perfect. PLEASE do not post more than once. I have no discipline when it comes to choosing to read you, or say, FEEDING MY FAMILY.
    3. Don’t change your style. Except maybe more Marvin. But don’t force it, then it won’t be funny.
    4. I’ve been reading for about two years.
    Went back and read all your old posts. (Lost three pounds doing it because I didn’t get out of the chair to eat.)

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  69. 1. I found you via a link on someone else’s blog.
    2. When you don’t/can’t post every day, it throws my routine out of whack.
    3. You can never have enough pictures of the cats and Tallulah, especially Lula humping Winston. Or of Marvin. Not pictures of Lula humping Marvin because that would just be weird, I mean pictures of Marvin doing Marvin stuff.
    4. I think I’ve been reading you for a couple of months now. I went back and read your ByeByeBuy blog and once I finished that I started on Buy Buy Pie. I’m up to May 2008 now. It’s like reading an autobiography.
    My BIL is a pilot for FedEx yet it took my daughter to tell me about the arrow and I STILL couldn’t see it until she circled it with a can of spray paint at which point we were escorted out of the airport cargo terminal.

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  70. 1. I found you when my very dear friend, The Buckeye, told me about you and she said, “Oh my god, you have to read this blog! It is so funny!”
    2. I love that you post every day (not everyday)!!
    3. I like when you make changes because variety is the spice of life!
    4. I’ve been reading your blog for probably six months.

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  71. Yeah, Charlotte, sometimes BlogHer gives us the option of saying Dont put that stupid pop-up on my bog! and sometimes they say no, you must have it. I always opt out if I can.

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  72. Already answered your questions June, but I have one of my own.
    With the exception of today, I don’t understand why your readers don’t read the comments every day.
    Your commenters are a group of intelligent, witty, sarcastic individuals who’s remarks only add to your blogs content.
    Most of the time June joins in the comments herself. I don’t know why I’m typing this out. No one is reading it!!

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  73. 1. I found you through Readers and Writers Blog.
    2. I love that you post every day. Sometimes I check twice a day in case you had a few minutes and posted something else.
    3. Change nothing. Yeah, a guest post by Marvin would be interesting once in a while.
    4. Don’t know exactly when but I started reading Bye Bye Buy when you were a few months from the end of the year. Went back to the very first and have read you every day since then. Even on Saturday.

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  74. 1. How did you find this stupid blog?
    One of my cyber friends from an e-group found you and recommended your blog to everyone (and that group has over 10,000 members!) And I’ve bee reading, and recommending your blog, ever since.
    2. Do you find it overwhelming that I post every day?
    NO! I count on it! When you don’t post, I’m bummed!
    3. What would you change? About this blog, not about the world. Are you sick of hearing about my cats? Marvin? You want MORE cat photos? Tell all.
    Love your stories, especially about your childhood. I grew up in Illinois, so I relate to the “midwestern” culture. Every post should have a picture of the animals.
    4. How long have you been reading?
    Somewhere in the middle of “Bye Bye Buy”, so you’re stuck with me! (Sorry!)

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  75. 1. Blog award site
    2. I like daily blog
    3. If any change, it would be the annoying “pop-up” ad I get every once in a while. But, at least it will “x” out. Unlike other blogs. Must be a BlogHer thing.
    4. Reading since…..June 09?

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  76. 1) I found your blog through The Nester
    2) I LOVE that you blog every day (in your everyday clothes)
    3) There is nothing I would change. I think you are perfect and you make me laugh with every post
    4) I’ve been reading only a few months now, but it’s my favorite blog

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  77. I found you when somebody on the Compact group mentioned you during your no-spending days, and have been a faithful reader since then.
    I’m sad when you miss a day, love the pictures.
    I would like to see another post about the strangers old photos that you like to collect. I can only imagine the stories you could invent about them.
    I also love when you invent words, like “sparklefraffle”. I have incorporated “ding dang” into my vocabulary.

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  78. I found you through Nester. She mentioned you earlier in the year and I’ve been reading ever since. But your blog makes NO sense to just pop in to cause you’re all like, “WHO is Marvin?” “Why is she showing all these pictures of this Henry cat just sitting there?” So I spent a bit of time reading archives to get caught up. Hang on, I’ve gotta scroll back up through all 113 of these ding dang comments to see what else I was supposed to tell you……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………OK. I love that you post every day. My favorite bloggers are consistent. I love the topics you come up with and that you can cover 417 things in one post.
    You know I hate that you don’t have categories b/c I told you already but I think that’s Typepad’s fault.
    The end.

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  79. 1. I found you through stiesthoughts blog, I think.
    2. Posting every day is good.
    3. Honestly if there’s something I’m not interested in, I just skim, but I always come back for more because I love your funny stories. I want to hear about why you quit your job too.
    4. I can’t remember how long, but at least a year.

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  80. Okay…here goes.
    find stupid blog: as hilarious as ever. Love to visit to get my daily funnies!
    find it thrilling that you post every day!
    (you know…its where I get my daily)
    would not change a THING! Love reading about the furry beasties!
    Ummm…been reading since about the time you were entered in the “funniest blog” contest. I think I came over from Nester???
    Can’t remember. But so glad to be here!
    I forward you to my daughter. She “likey da blog” too. She has 3 kitties sleep with her. πŸ™‚

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  81. 1. How did you find this stupid blog?
    So remember that one time I was coming to LA for Lisa’s wedding, and somehow despite the fact that you and I hadn’t spoken in YEARS I decided that we should meet up for lunch and you said, “Well you know there’s that whole not spending thing,” and I said, “Que?” And you said, “Oh my shattered ass, you don’t know about that!” and you commenced to telling me all about how you’re not spending money and blogging about it. That’s how I found this stupid blog.
    2. Do you find it overwhelming that I post every day?
    No.
    3. What would you change? About this blog, not about the world. Are you sick of hearing about my cats? Marvin? You want MORE cat photos? Tell all.
    I’d post more frequently. Not sick about hearing about your cats and family.
    4. How long have you been reading?
    What, 3 years or something like that?

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  82. 1. Grace told me to go read you because you’re hilarious, and I did and she was right!
    2. Are you kidding? I get really bummed if you haven’t posted by the time I turn my computer on in the morning at work. And you’re pretty much the only reason I ever get online on the weekends. Post more often!!
    3. I LOVE the cat and Lula pictures. The only thing I would change is that you would post more like 6, maybe 12 times a day.
    4. 6 months maybe? I also read all your Bye Bye Buy entries. What stalker?

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  83. 1. I also found you through the BlogLuxe awards and that day you posted about your grandma and some star she thought was hot and from then on I was hooked.
    2. I read you every day on my lunch half-hour. Love love love it.
    3. More Marvin, more pets, more all of it.
    4. I’ve been reading for…a while. Many months. I’m not sure, but it’s the only blog I read regularly. I’m hooked.

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  84. Can’t remember, since the early days of Bye Bye Pie
    How you post everyday is beyond me, but I love it.
    Would like to see modesty patches covering cat butts.
    I’m crazy for Tula.
    I actually got a little tingley at Hulk’s comment.

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  85. 1. I googled weight loss blogs and yours popped up.
    2. I love that you post every day. I’m really impressed actually.
    3. I am not sick of hearing about your pets. I find it quite entertaining. A little more Marvin would be good though. His stories always crack me up.
    4. I haven’t been reading very long, since July maybe. I’ll admit that I haven’t even gone back to read the archives either. Some day when my CPA testing is done and I have all the free time a girl could wish for I will go back and read the archives AND Bye Bye Buy.
    Keep up the good work!

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  86. Holy Jingling Sleigh Bells, Batman! 100 comments already!
    1 & 4. I can’t remember how I found you. Definitely through another blog, but I was on a mission to add a bunch more blogs and kept hitting links everywhere I could find them. Then I hit the kitty-lovin jackpot and found you. In June of this year. I found June in June. How romantical.
    2. Keep those posts a’comin. You, light up my life, you give me hope, to carry on… hehe. But Srsly, Debbie Boone. Your blogical antics have been the silver lining to my 2009 and are the perfect laugh break I need. Every.Single.Day. You are the first blog I read in the morning here in CA, and I check the comments throughout the day. Weekends, too. Perfection in a blog roll with mustard on the side.
    3. Keep workin your magic, you’re a fabulous host and bloggess. I ginormous pink, puffy, sparkly heart June, with feathers and rhinestones!!

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  87. 1. I believe I discovered your wit from another blog, but can’t remember which one. So much for statistical analysis on this one.
    2. I LOVE that you post every day. I check your blog multiple times a day so if I don’t see that you’ve blogged, I get a little sad. I know, get a life.
    3. I would love to hear more stories about Marv! Maybe even some guest posts from him too.
    4. I’ve been reading since the early days of Buy, Buy, Bye–I may have poked my head in somewhere around May of that spend-y year.
    So excited to comment for the first time!

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  88. 1. I found your blog through Chatting at the Sky.
    2. I LOVE that you post every day…I even read on the weekends.
    3. Your blog is perfect just the way it is. I would like to know where Marvin teaches and such as I am a teacher in your city! I keep looking for you in Target, but no luck yet.
    4. I’ve been reading for about eight months. I never comment…this is a first for me!

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  89. 1. from your nomination at blogluxe awards
    2. i like that you post daily
    3. no changes – like the picts
    4. since blogluxe award nominees were announced… earlier this year…

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  90. 1. I found you through Chatting at the Sky.
    2. I like that you post every day and amazed that you have so much to say. And be funny, too!
    3. Keep on keepin’ on!
    4. I’ve been a regular since late this summer.

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  91. No idea ‘how’ I stumbled upon your blog, but I gotta tell ya- I have never laughed so hard that I spit out what I was drinking! You are one funny woman and I eagerly look forward to each day’s post. My family, on the other hand, doesn’t quite get why I am sitting at the computer cracking up. I’ve forwarded your link to all my friends and one even said she might have actually wet her pants the first time she read you. Pretty good results, huh? (I knew you’d be proud of yourself!)
    Keep up the good work- it brightens the world for all of us out here.

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  92. 1. found you through The Nester.
    2. I like that you post every day. I laugh out loud quite often at your posts.
    3. Wouldn’t change a thing and think that cats are hilarious!
    4. I think it’s been a few months now.

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  93. June, here. Because it’s important I comment today; there are so few replies. Yeesch! Anyway, can I just say, I may have lost that funniest blogger thing but I certainly gained a poopload of readers from it, didn’t I?

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  94. 1. I’m not sure how I found you – something about a contest for the funniest blog? And I came to your blog, agreed, and come back every day now.
    2. I like that you post every day and am disappointed on the days that you are late posting. I read several blogs but yours is the only one I read every day.
    3. More Marvin, maybe?
    4. I guess I’ve been reading since the funniest blog contest.

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