I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve received an e-mail from someone who happens upon the blog that goes along the lines of this:

Dearest Blogger,

I recently found your wonderful weblog and have enjoyed it immensely. I especially enjoyed your recent post about potty training your daughter / watching a sporting event on your couch / the old lady who annoyed you at the grocery store. I was so moved by your work that I would like to reimburse you for the enjoyment you provided me. Please let me know what I can buy you to return some of that pleasure back to you.


A Loyal Reader

I always respond with a nice note thanking them for the comments and pointing out that I blog for fun, not reward. However, these people are often persistent, and eventually I tell them just to buy me something from the Apple Store* and we’ll be even.

I may need to change my ways, though.

This looks someplace where I could use some gear from: <a href=”http://www.superherosupplies.com/”>Superhero Supplies</a>.

  • AKA “Daddy’s Favorite Store!” amongst my daughters.