Thursday, July 13, 2006

"Staying in my own ballpark..."

After my review of the festivities, the city secretary has politely requested I "stay in my own ballpark", among other things. Too bad...I thought I gave a tongue in cheek recap of a day that was unexpected, but of a memory I cherished. I meant no offense to the 462 decent, hard-working Americans who put on this festival, towards her personally, or towards anyone who lives in a small town. Contrary to "appearances", I am a Texan and Christian.
I don't know what else to say other than I'm sorry.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the city secretary of Avery has politely requested I stay in my own ballpark, among other things"

The city secretary needs to take off those small town rose colored glasses and see the festival as a visitor would not sit there and cry in their six dollar lemonade.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I smiled when I read your review, it reminded me of going back to visit the small town I grew up in. It didn't sound offensive to me, just honest - and it sounded like you had a great time.
- Jill (from Kansas)

8:36 PM  
Blogger Funky Finds said...

Wow...that's food for thought!?

9:24 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

You know....I thought your review was great and actually thought it might be fun to go visit. Now- not too sure I want to go where big city folk aren't too welcome. :-)

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Becky said...

Emily -- Don't feel bad. . . I really enjoyed your review and didn't think that it was anti-small town or anti-festival -- I thought it was cute and funny and amusing. I think the City Secretary read it in the wrong light with their own issues clouding your view.

5:36 AM  
Anonymous Debby said...

Considering the fact that it is widely known that you are one of the nicest people in the world (not just Texas), I hope you will soon be able to stand back and see how funny it is that you have been scolded (or whatever the right word is) by this person for writing about your experience there. I think this definitely calls for a scrapbook page!! I've heard that Texas is a pretty big place and I'm sure there are other small, enchanting towns that would be happy to have you visit! By the way, how come she has so much time on her hands to read your blog? I find that very odd! Please keep this in perspective...because you are such a kind person, I'm sure it must bother you that she was upset, but I hope you can step back and have a chuckle!!

7:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


My understanding after reading your entry about the Tomato Festival was that you had a great time, despite the fact that it wasn't what you expected. Kudos to you for making the best of what sounded like an interesting weekend! The person who did not like your entry obviously does not know you because otherwise they would have found it humorous and charming =) Keep them coming...


11:02 AM  
Anonymous kandice said...

wow, sounds pretty intense over here... i must have missed the tomato thing, but apparently i shouldn't have. and since there's not an evil bone in your body, i'm sure whatever you said was fine. plus, you shouldn't have to apologize for an opinion... i think i'll add a disclaimer on my blog just in case. :) btw, i think i've fixed it. you can see my doggy now. look and lmk!

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like Angie, I thought the same thing, sounds like a fun quaint thing!

Save the letter for your scrapbook, don't let it stress you!


5:39 PM  
Blogger scrapbdazzled said...

I can't believe you missed your ET photo op, I guess that means another trip next year, only you will need to go incognito, so the city secretary won't know who you are. :)

Bernie or (scrapbdazzled)

1:02 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Oh.My.GOSH... what a nut! Seriously, there couldn't be a NICER person in the entire world than YOU! And, there are oodles of scrappers all over the world who would attest to that fact in an instant. At least you have a great story, eh?

1:15 AM  

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