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November 13, 2004

Not Everybody Likes Me

i got the strangest hate mail yesterday. From someone named Annika in the UK, who wants me to either kill myself or change my name. She was vague about her reasons. Here's the complete email thread (start at the bottom and read up):

annika! <coolconnector20@yahoo.com> wrote:

i am 27. You need to grow up.

annika 69<annika_69@yahoo.co.uk>* wrote:

At the grand old age of 26, I feel I am old enough to comment and I'm well aware of what I am saying. If your name was Sue, or Joanne, then thousands of people would share your name and the fact that you are tedious would not be an issue. The fact that the name annika is quite unique means that you fly the flag for a few certain individuals, I suggest you take a bath with your hair dryer in order to excape the monotomy that is your life! Either that or change your name to tracey and I will no longer find you offensive. Have a nice day hope to hear from you soon

Interesting Annika

annika! <coolconnector20@yahoo.com> wrote:
i think you are mean, and not very articulate. its funny that you say you read my journal at the same time as you say it is "borong." Why did you read it then? Not only do i think you are lying, i also think you are probably too young to really understand what you are saying. My advice to you is to please think before you insult people you don't know. There's already too much meanness on the internet, don't start out like that.

annika 69<annika_69@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
because I read your journal you tedious person!!!!!!!!!!!!

annika! <coolconnector20@yahoo.com> wrote:
Why did you leave such a mean comment? Why do you think i am "borong" when you don't even know me?

Reblogger Email Notification wrote:

Comment left by annika_69:

i am ashamed and saddened to share my name with someone as dull as you. stop writing poop and get a life. Annikas of the world rise up against this borong girl who shames our name!!!!

Seriously though, she commented on my Glogspot site, and some of the stuff i wrote back then was real shite, to be honest.

Update: My critic is pretty mild compared to the abuse Risawn got for her M203 picture, which is frickin' hilarious. (Risawn's sentiment, "I Am Not Sorry" is fully endorsed by this blog, btw.)

Via Desert Cat.

* Not her actual address. i altered it out of politeness. But she did use the "69" in her real address. People who include "69" in their email address are a bit odd, don't you think?

Posted by annika, Nov. 13, 2004 |
Rubric: On The Blogosphere


Hmmm. My name is Annika. It has been my whole life. You and I disagree about almost everything. And yet - I like you. So I will most generously give you my permission to keep using Annika as your name.

Or something.

Posted by: other Annika on Nov. 13, 2004

I think this is a 14 year old playing around on the Internet. If not an actual 14 year old- a mental and emotional 14 year old. She is not on your level, and not worth your time or effort or worry.

I am reminded of a double date in which a couple of British girls said some goofy stuff. I was describing this double date to a friend, and he said:

"Greg, just because they're British, it doesn't mean they're not idiots!"

Its the same here: Just because she's British and online and (allegedly) named "Annika," it doesn't mean she's not an idiot!

Posted by: gcotharn on Nov. 13, 2004

Thank you Annika, (i think you're cool, too). And i promise not to start using the name Bettie. : )

Gcotharn: i know i shouldn't waste my time, but it was such a strange comment she left, i was curious what kind of person she was.

Posted by: annika! on Nov. 13, 2004


Anyone that uses a modifier or enhancer along with the word "unique" isn't worth the time of day.

Something or someone can not be "quite unique" or "really unique" or "somewhat unique"; someone or something is unique or it isn't.

You are; she isn't.

Posted by: shelly on Nov. 13, 2004

A conservative law student living in California. Our Annika is definitely more unique........

Oh noes, I fell into Shelly's trap1!11.... *gets inferiority complex*

Posted by: reagan80 on Nov. 13, 2004

Ya think?

BTW, only a fool argues with a jackass.

Posted by: Casca69 on Nov. 13, 2004

Annie --

1. What other Annika said.
2. What Shelly said.

And using _69 is absurd. A student emailed me the other day, and I won't say what their mail host was, but the address began happy69hottie4u@...

How does one reply to that, I wondered? I took the time honored easy way out, and pretended not to notice.

You rock, you borong woman!

Posted by: Hugo on Nov. 13, 2004

"stop writing poop"

I think this is a typo. She probably meant, "Stop writing and poop once in a while."

Either that, or she's worried that you've been targeting my readership.


Posted by: Kevin Kim on Nov. 13, 2004

The spectacle of this Brit begging for you to stop writing is sweet. A true fan - ROFLMAO.

Posted by: d-rod69 on Nov. 13, 2004

Maybe she means another Annika who writes about the exotic Indonesian garment called the borong. If so, she probably is attacking the wrong blogger. There's rarely anything borong related, but when I was studying for the bar exam, I missed a few months.

Have a nice day.

Posted by: Andy on Nov. 13, 2004

I dunno, it makes me feel kinda funny in the pants...

Posted by: Desert Cat 69 on Nov. 13, 2004

While not everyone likes you, everyone thinks you're hot. So you've got that going for you.

Posted by: Kin on Nov. 13, 2004

Annika_69 would look SO COOL as a contact address on a resume. [/sarcasm]

I absolutely adore you, Annika. The other one? Borong.

The great thing about the Internet is that everyone has a voice.

The worst thing about the Internet is that everyone has a voice.

Killfile her and don't think another thought. How rude!

And now, I must go and change my URL to margilowry 69 [dot] com!

Posted by: Margi on Nov. 14, 2004


In the big picture, what do you really care what this simp thinks/writes.

And, their "prose" tells you volumes about them, wouldn't you agree?

That said, onward.

You are truly the real deal.

Posted by: joe on Nov. 14, 2004

Hey thanks for the support everyone! And thanks to Annika_69 for giving me something to post about on a slow Saturday.

The thing that really pisses me off is that i was thinking about changing my Yahoo! ID to annika_69, and now i can't. i wonder if annika_lick_me_while_i_suck_your_dick is taken? Or do you think that's too cheesy?

Posted by: annika! on Nov. 14, 2004

honestly, that was actually really civil to the point of being kind of cute. i wish all internet fights were so nice!

Posted by: candace on Nov. 14, 2004


Posted by: Scof on Nov. 14, 2004

"The fact that the name annika is quite unique means that you fly the flag for a few certain individuals"

How sad that she needs someone else who shares her name to be the flag-bearer for her life.

Posted by: Ted_69 on Nov. 15, 2004

Hey, Desert Cat_69,

Great "Dead Like Me" reference.

Posted by: Robbie_69 on Nov. 15, 2004