About Tannerleah

I thought this blog would help me express my frustrations with the world. I have no agenda or anything of particular value to say. I have no idea how the site should be set up so, if anyone should accidentally stumble across this, please keep your expectations exceedingly low.

Edit: I have been told to add “tags” to my posts. There, I added them. I am sure everyone’s life just got a little better.

71 Responses to About Tannerleah

  1. I really enjoyed your wit, can you please comment on the Georgian conflict? Cheers!

  2. Kelly Tanis says:

    Hey, listen – I’m a bit confused about this site, but I’m hoping to post this message directly to the site owner – obviously you’re smart enough to accept messages posted on your blogs – which could obviously be a good or a bad thing….but I am hoping that if you kick out my comments about Edna Jester blogger idiots that you’ll at least keep my comments to this so-called grandchild of Edna’s because we’ve met several of her grandchildren, and we actually do have a thing in the works to put together a positive resolution to this stupid situation – a local radio station wants to sponsor a flag-football game between Edna’s great-grandkids and the kdis in the neighborhood and to charge admission and use the proceeds to give Edna some sort of barrier so the balls don’t roll from the street into her yard and to take any leftover proceeds and do something for all the kids in the neighborhood (there are about 25 within 7 houses all around Edna’s place)….anyway, I got the call from the radio station today, and I was told that Edna’s granddaughter had called in and this was the idea they came up with. We used to have their contact information but can’t find it – she’s making statements that don’t sound at all like Edna’s granddaughter – especially since she’s saying things that aren’t true – but on the off chance, I’d really like for her to get in touch with me!!! She needs to know some things about the lady across the street from Edna, and if nothing else, I’m hoping to tell her that we never wanted any of this to happen and to talk to her about what kinds of things (like this proposed flag football game) we might be able to do that we could involve the Blue Ash police in that would get them to drop the charges against her. Obviously Edna’s never going to give the ball back – I just want to get us all out of this unscathed at this point!!!!

    So, I say all this simply to ask that you at least post my response (or at least this one) to the grandchild – I could care less about the rest of yoru readers….I don’t mean to be rude, but people like you and the way you’ve slanted this story have caused people to be calling me saying bogus off the wall crap that has nothing to do with this situation for days and it’s getting old now.

    But now people are posting your website to local and national news blogs. Great exposure for you, I’m sure, but this really is a stupid thing to have people posting my home address and telephone number and inciting people to beat up my kids….I don’t have time to police this shit.

    Sorry, don’t mean to ramble – late night….exhaustion sets in after a bit. Use it against me if you’d like. I just want a positive thing to come of this and if you have a way to contact Edna’s granddaughter (by the way, I didn’t see any of her comments when I was posting my first comment)….I’d really love for you to get the message to her that I’d like to talk!!!!!!!

  3. tannerleah says:

    Kelly – I have no way of knowing if you are who you say you are…same with the granddaughter.

    For most of us, it is this simple. Would you, or anyone, want to see their grandmother arrested for something so ridiculous? Of course not. That’s what has people irritated. I think the ire is more aimed at the local police for making the arrest in the first place. Of course, whoever made the intitial call is also just as culpable.

    The police and courts have more pressing issues than a stray ball or what OJ is up to this week.

  4. Anebt says:

    By the way, Kelly, please don’t have the flag-football game in front of Ms. Jester’s house.
    The last thing she would want is her windows broken. I’m still waiting for the bratty teenager that cracked my kitchen window to fix it. It’s been a long five years. I keep it there in the hopes that one day they will say. “You know. We broke that window by playing ball in the cul-de-sac when there was a park a few blocks away. We will take responsibility, pay for the window to be replaced, and teach our children to play in the parks that taxpayers subsidize for a good reason.

  5. greenghost1 says:

    Steve, love the pix…so like you. Rock on pal….it’s a world of writers now.
    Did I tell you I did write a novel after leaving SLS?

  6. tannerleah says:

    greenghost – No, you didn’t. What’s it called and where can I get it?

  7. CMS says:

    Never saw your blog before. I like your style. Is that your photo? You’re a handsome cat!

    • tannerleah says:

      CMS – Of course that is not my photo. I am a bloated, balding middle aged man living a complete lie. Ah…the beauty of the Internet. (But feel free to fantasize about me, I appreciate it!)

  8. General Tso says:

    Just a suggestion from someone who stumbled in completely by accident, just today, while I should have been working.


    Can you provide links to the object of your criticisms?

    I see you have almost started to do this with the link to the myspace page and the boobjob page, but I think it would be stronger with links to the sources of all criticisms.

    I am quite obviously not from your neck of the woods. I don’t know where your neck of the woods is, but I’m guessing it is in the exurban reaches of the Empire State, and I am many, many miles away in an area that teases folks with bountiful microbrewed beers but alas has no snow from which to come in from and enjoy them (and no, it isn’t Portland). Not being from your region I understand your criticisms surprisingly clearly, but find them without the context necessary to commiserate to the extent that I would find fulfilling and which would provide some much needed learnin’ and enculturin’ to me and folks like me.

    I’m not trying to judge or compare your thoughts with anyone elses, but heck-just look what a few sources linked in the text did for http://www.bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com

    • tannerleah says:

      General Tso – You make a very valid point. This blog was started for me to just rant about my personal experiences. It has since morphed into commentary on the world at large. I can easily see that, without context, much of my rambling probably makes even less sense. I will try to follow your advice. Thank you.

  9. Doug says:

    Hey TL. What are your thoughts on this article?


    • tannerleah says:

      Doug, I haven’t forgotten about this. It’s a great article and I will offer an opinion this weekend. (I hate when my “real” job interferes with my blog).

  10. kT says:

    Hey, cool blog you have here, I am ashamed to say that I love peeking in on people’s blogs…kinda like snooping into your journal or whatever, anyways, keep the good stuff comin…you have a new reader!

    • tannerleah says:

      kT – Thank you for visiting and saying hi. I also am uncomfortable “snooping” so I just consider it lurking and feel much better about myself.

      I read your Top 10 list and must say that I hope to use the “F” word much more often this year. I think I have earned it.

      Also, if you need Spanish help, I am just the person to see. I find ending Spanish words with the letter “o” does the trick. Problemo, Policio, Mexico…you get the gist. Hasta Luego! (Pretty sure that means something).

  11. anniewilson says:

    Boobjob page? What the hell am I missing?

  12. Doug says:

    Here’s an interesting article on the increase in “cafeteria Christians”.


  13. elizabeth3hersh says:

    Fascinating article Doug. A question for evangelicals: did all these hominid species get to go to Heaven too and if so, did they get an evolutionary upgrade to make them smarter, better looking, more athletic perhaps?

    Sahelanthropus tchadensis
    Orrorin tugenensis
    Ardipithecus ramidus
    Australopithecus anamensis
    Australopithecus afarensis
    Kenyanthropus platyops
    Australopithecus africanus
    Australopithecus garhi
    Australopithecus aethiopicus
    Australopithecus robustus
    Australopithecus boisei
    Homo habilis
    Homo georgicus
    Homo erectus
    Homo ergaster
    Homo antecessor
    Homo heidelbergensis
    Homo neanderthalensis
    Homo floresiensis
    Homo sapiens sapiens

  14. Mama Cakes says:

    What do you think about all these schools closing because of a little snow? What about the 60’s & 70’s when we had to go to school with 8-12 inches of snow before school was closed? Now a days, one little flake is out of the sky & opps, gotta close school !!!

  15. Mama Cakes says:

    Did you also know that Selma’s child is 16 months old & still getting the “boob”. Now that is a little over the top ! After about 6 months of breast feeding, when the little burgers start getting teeth, then it is time to say no more !!!

  16. Mama Cakes says:

    No wonder you males have such a fetish about tits.
    Spend all your life trying to get back to them. If you were a female & had to deal with them every day, you would not be that fasinated by them !!!

    • tannerleah says:

      Mama Cakes – No doubt you are correct. We take very little joy in playing with our own junk. If women were just more generous with their boobs, we would help you appreciate them more.

  17. brucehood says:

    Hi tannerleah,
    Breastfeeding is one of my interests. Why do we find it creepy? And what is so wrong with “Bitty?”

    • tannerleah says:

      bruce – Well, now that you have shown such a compelling argument, I am on board! Leave it up to the Brits to lead the way again. I will now go search out Salma Hayek to get some “bitty”.

  18. anniewilson says:

    Swearing off rednecks for the foreseeable future.

    : )

  19. Mama Cakes says:

    OK, when fast food really starts selling the “good stuff” at the drive thru, I will be in line. I think that is just what people need once in awhile. A good hit of off a “fatty”. It will help us “sane” people deal with the uptight a$$ holes in the world & then maybe the uptight a$$ holes may just relax for the first time in thier pathetic lifes !!! Just let me know when & where.

    • tannerleah says:

      Mama Cakes – You and I both wish we knew where. Have you considered a new career path lately? Sure, there might be the occasional run in with the po-po but the money would be great and the fringe benefits would be awesome! Just throwing it out there.

  20. Mama Cakes says:

    Sorry, Tannerleah, but I have had a couple of friends go to the joint for doing the “corporate trafficing” in the 80’s and do not relish that threat while changing a career. Also, I enjoy what I do in the corporate world. But if there is a way NOT to get caught, I would do it in a heart beat. The $$$ is damn good, but losing respect from friends & family would not be worth it. Tempting, but not worth it.

    • tannerleah says:

      Respect of friends and family? Hell, that would not deter me in any way. How can I lose something I don’t have?

      No, what stops me is the thought of a couple of guys named Brutus and Chico that are going to hurt me in ways that I have never been hurt. If I could be guaranteed that I would be a pitcher and not a catcher, I might reconsider.

      Shouldn’t your friends be due to get out of the slammer soon? They have nothing to live for so maybe they could try again. With experience comes wisdom.

  21. Mama Cakes says:

    Hey – I heard your Sarah Palin babe will be at this years NRA convention – are ya going ?

    • tannerleah says:

      Yeah, I remember that one. He was going to turn me into the FBI.

      This is the problem with writing satire. (Especially if it is poorly done which happens sometimes). People take your words to heart and run with them. If they would only take a moment to look around this site, they would know it is all just a lark. It sometimes turns me off to the whole blogging thing.

      Having said that, enough seem to get it that I keep coming back for more.

  22. I propose a guest blogger. One whose normal venues might prohibit mouthing off about idiots, say, a mild-mannered, “sane” (wonderful use of quotes, Mama Cakes) knitter. If you are interested, have your people contact my people. I “promise” not to write about breastfeeding.

  23. Jonathan Sheasby says:

    Hi Uncle Tannerleah

    Just checked out your site. Interesting stuff and I like your cynicism. The chapter from your biography was good too and I’d be interested in seeing the rest of it. The job i’ve been doing for the last few years has mostly involved minuting child protection conferences so I hear a lot about domestic violence and how upsetting and damaging it can be for the children who witness it and it’s good when people like yourself openly write about their experiences as I’m guessing it helps other people who have had similar experiences in their youth. Anyway, keep up the good literary work.


    • tannerleah says:

      Hi Jonathan – High praise indeed coming from the the “real” writer in the family. Thank you.

      We have several visitors here that have had “checkered pasts” and have shared some of those experiences. I agree…nothing to hide and nothing to be ashamed of.

      Great to hear from you and I hope you visit often. Uncle TL.

  24. I came in with very low expectations, but they get higher every time I come back. You haven’t disappointed me yet. Maybe I haven’t visited enough yet?

  25. Mama Cakes says:

    Hey Tannerleah – what are your thoughts on Mrs. Palin resiging her governorship? Maybe the next & first woman president in 2012??? Hopefully our country will still be ours by then. Happy 4th !!!

  26. yorksnbeans says:

    I never realized this page was here until now. So far, I haven’t experienced disappointment other than the hiatus you took a month ago. Although, I have experienced some hot flashes (not the post-menopausal kind) and out-of-body experiences.

    • tannerleah says:

      Hmm…I was definitely going to attribute the hot flashes to “the change”. Maybe your BP medication needs to be revisited?

      I am glad you are enjoying the adventure. Now go kill that spider in your garage!

  27. wordnerd45 says:

    Hi there….Tanner?
    I say that only because I am not sure how to address someone whose blog title is “Stop Annoying Me”.

    Perhaps if I do call you “Tanner”, and that is not in fact your name, then would I be considered annoying you? At which point I would have to stop calling you “Tanner”.

    I am also going to take a big leap of faith and assume you are not to be called “Annoying” either. That’s just bad form.

    Regardless, I found your blog through visiting an old blogger friend of mine (old as in, I started reading his blog this past summer, not old as in “I fart when I walk” old)

    I like your postings about current events. I have my rants and raves too, on occasion. If you are curious, you can check them out at wordnerd45.wordpress.com. Or, you can just respond with a hearty “STOP ANNOYING ME” and I’ll be sure to leave you alone (I’ll even be able to instantly recognize you, how’s that for dual-purpose response?). There are many, many others I would be more than happy to annoy.


    The Nerd

    • tannerleah says:

      Mr. Nerd, Welcome to my happy, although often agitated, home.

      You can call me whatever you like. I am not a big fan of rules so pretty much anything goes. Comments of any stripe are always welcome.

      I will take you up on your offer and visit your place shortly. I certainly hope I find copious pictures of naked women and monster truck information. Fingers crossed!

      See you soon, TL

  28. Moe says:

    Just found you through Prehistoric Rocket Science who recently had the poor manners to leave me! Awful, with the children and all.

    I’m loving the tone here – talking of very serious things without taking them too seriously. If you know what I mean.

    Anyway, good site, good commenters. I look forward to stopping by again!

  29. duff says:

    sorry i called you lady…but you write like a catty woman!

  30. mickimarca says:

    Hello there! I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your blog and am thus giving you the Versatile Blogger Award! Keep up the good work! 😀

    • tannerleah says:

      Thank you mickimarca. That is very kind of you. Sadly, I will no doubt write something terribly offensive to you at some point, so let’s just enjoy this feel good moment while we can. Ok?

  31. Hi just thought i would tell you something.. This is twice now i’ve landed on your blog in the last 3 days searching for totally unrelated things. Spooky or what?

  32. Gil says:

    Adam Lambert to ruin, er, join Queen

    Good or bad?

    • tannerleah says:

      Bad. He is just not a good fit. I should give up on Queen touring but then I go see Rush, AC/DC, Petty, and (this month) Van Halen and think, “well, if they can still do it…” Why can’t they find a nice Phillipino boy like Journey did?

  33. Gil says:

    Cop show, not “copy” show.

    • tannerleah says:

      Cheesy? Charlie’s Angels / Starsky and Hutch / S.W.A.T. / Police Woman / The Rookies…the list goes on. That’s when the shit was real! (Is it wrong if I still rub one off for Farrah?)

  34. Butch says:

    I enjoyed your article about angry lesbians. Sounds much like what you can find in the Lakewood Buzz in Lakewood Ohio.

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