Making an ASS of U and ME

27 Apr
English: Symbol for one that is both male and ...

English: Symbol for one that is both male and female (hermaphrodite). Français : Symbole pour tout ce qui est male et femelle à la fois (hermaphrodite). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ve been wondering about this recently and figured I may as well post it now – if only for the sake of  lifting the mood a little.

Reading blogs on my phone I have come to recognise gravatars – as you do- from comments or just the blog posts themselves.However going from that to the actual site and seeing the layouts, fonts and colours that go with each of your blogs has well and truly thrown me… Why? Because I didn’t for a second ever question whether you were male or female – not that it matters of course.

I then remembered that none of us know anything about each other (physically) really, aside from those whom actually post photos of themselves of course; and that  is the beauty of blogging I suppose… and yet with those bloggers whom are a little more camera shy we still make up images of what the faces behind the blogs actually look like.

Take beetlypete for example (sorry Pete) He’s a legend, I feel like I know him, he’s part of my blogging family and – despite never having seen him- I have an image of what he looks like in my mind. But the reality could be entirely different, he could be a 6ft 6 Mexican woman for all I know (though the recent mention of his penis would suggest otherwise lol) but regardless it wouldn’t matter- it’s just strange how we put 2 and 2 together and come out with whatever we want.

It’s like in any book I suppose, you envisage the character in your own way (and are usually disappointed by the actor or actress who portrays them in the film because it’s not what you imagined) but then most books describe the characters physical appearance… Or at least hint at it, just like with Pete, he’s given clues as to what he looks like, he’s blogged openly about his marriage and he’s mentioned on numerous occasions that he’s a man. Of course he could be lying for all we know but that’s another issue which I daren’t get into considering my experience of being fooled by people lol

Some bloggers don’t though, they don’t mention their sex …but it’s done in such a way that you don’t notice it… Until now mwahahaha

I remember at school we read the  book “stig of the dump” I don’t recall the story line at all but you don’t realise until the end that there has been no confirmation of whether the character is male or female, you just assume the whole way through and then get a surprise at the end (sorry for those who were waiting to read it lol)

So, back on point… Just out of interest…Who are you? Or in other words are you male or female? OR are you trying to keep it a secret?

For anyone out there wondering….I am female



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33 responses to “Making an ASS of U and ME

  1. Jennifer writingsofamrs

    April 27, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    I’m trying to keep it secret…shhh…oh wait… 😉

  2. Nowan Zen

    April 27, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Are you wanting to peek into my pants?
    I might be a 3 ft. member of the questionably women bear wrestling team. Or I could be a giant hairless creature from outer space (ever notice that aliens seem to have no hair?)

    But for the record, if I ever entered a women’s dressing area, I would be pummeled and most likely arrested. Not to mention having my eyes removed and castrated.

    • Comfortably Numb

      April 29, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      Wow that’s graphic ha ha 🙂 thanks for clearing that up xB

      • Nowan Zen

        April 29, 2013 at 5:43 pm

        Welcome to the sputtering of my mental machinations.

      • Comfortably Numb

        April 29, 2013 at 5:53 pm

        I may have to follow you just based on that sentence…

  3. behindthemaskofabuse

    April 27, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    That’s funny and true. I’m female, (no penis 😉 ) I’m 5ft1 and petite. My age? Not as old as Pete…lol

    • Comfortably Numb

      April 29, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      Aw you’re ickle. I imagined you to be all short and sweet 🙂

      • behindthemaskofabuse

        April 29, 2013 at 6:21 pm

        how sweet of you. a funny thing…Hubby is 6 ft ‘8 lol

  4. daredodie

    April 27, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I’m open that I’m female, but I’m only 5′ tall. When I say I’m short people assume like 5’3” haha

    • Comfortably Numb

      April 29, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      My ex was really short… Or so I thought until I took my heels off. We are the same height – 5,5. Which isn’t short (compared to you 😉 ) but it is considering my previous boyfriends were all 6ft +
      6ft 6 was the tallest I think xB

  5. johncoyote

    April 27, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    I’m a old man. Here to read and write. I’m marry and can’t afford divorce.

  6. John W. Howell

    April 27, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    5 feet 11 inches. Male, older than all of you. (not added together thank god)

  7. greenembers

    April 27, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I be male, rawr! *shuffles back to cave*

    • Comfortably Numb

      April 29, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      Well I knew THAT 🙂

      • greenembers

        April 29, 2013 at 5:49 pm

        Pete didn’t, lol.

      • Comfortably Numb

        April 29, 2013 at 6:03 pm

        Ha ha oh yeah :/ (pahahahaha he thought you were a Laaaaaaayyydddeee) maybe its the short dresses you wear…

  8. helenvalentina

    April 27, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    I’m female…though i think the name ‘helen’ gave that away, LOL!! 🙂

  9. beetleypete

    April 27, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Despite the gravatar showing my dog, as you surmise, I am a man, and not fooling anyone for the surreptitious thrill of it. I have left lots of hints in previous posts. Not very tall, not much hair left, far from ‘buff’, and fairly aged, and worn out, in appearance. If you would like a mental image, look up Google images of Steven Berkoff, Anthony Hopkins, and Bob Hoskins. Then merge them all, in something like an alien ‘mind-meld’, and you will be getting there.
    I deliberately don’t use a real photo, as I really believe that people make instant assumptions, based on appearance. (I know that I do. ) I actually thought ‘greenembers’ was a woman, by the way. And as for that penis mention, it was purely medical!
    As ever B. Pete. X

    • Comfortably Numb

      April 29, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Ha ha come on Pete, your whole blog is all penis this and penis that… Anthony Hopkins?? Mother may I? Ha ha maybe not do much merged with the others though 😉

  10. Kira

    April 28, 2013 at 12:00 am

    I just checked…no penis…I am woman hear me ROAR!! 🙂 I have blonde hair, green eyes, and I’m 5’5″ I don’t have an actual picture of myself on WP because I could be fired from my job due to the content of blog (sexual addiction). Your blog was right on point, Beth 🙂

    • Comfortably Numb

      April 29, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      Sometimes I wish I had a penis… Just sayin lol

      • Kira

        April 29, 2013 at 7:14 pm

        I have actually thought that a few times! Until my grandfather started on his kick about penis envy….grrr! It was actually kind of humorous! 🙂

      • Comfortably Numb

        April 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm

        Ha ha!

  11. crazybunny66

    April 28, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Female,German,46 and slightly nuts on good days, the others I just ignore 😉 but you knew all that, didn’t you? I understand what you’re getting at, I wrote about it, too. Sometimes it scares me not knowing “your” real identities and sometimes I’m glad people don’t know mine 😉

    • Comfortably Numb

      April 29, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Ooh have you got a link to that post? I figured you were female 🙂

      • crazybunny66

        April 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm

        Sure, here it is ;-).

        SorryI’m doing this from my phone. And what do you mean you FIGURED I was female?? I thought the “crazy bunny lady” would have given it away 😉 saying that, I could have been a bodybuilder bloke in touch with my feminine side 😉

      • Comfortably Numb

        April 29, 2013 at 7:31 pm

        well exactly! ha ha 😉

      • crazybunny66

        April 29, 2013 at 7:32 pm

        Busted 😉 xx

  12. The Irish Wench

    May 14, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Such an interesting topic, I never really thought about the fact that some of the people I read I don’t know their sex! Such a great post!

    Female btw….5’3 and curvy!!


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