New Cattle In The Herd


Recently I have had an influx of followers … er… cattle to the herd.  Thank you opinionated man, for your meet and greet and a hearty Welcome to all of you who have joined the herd! 

It’s great to know that there are so many followers out there who don’t know how to resist clicking that little “follow” button.

Anyway…this post is to bring you all up to speed about my blog, and to give you all a little information about who it is that writes this stuff.

So, let’s begin…

–  I refer to you all as Cattle. 

Read myYou’re All Cattlepage and you’ll understand why I call you that.  If you find it to be offensive…well…get over it. 

–  Married people are my muse, and I write from first person point of view even though I’m not married and never have been.

This actually might be news to many of you who were already following my blog because I’ve written posts that make it appear that I am married…but I’m not.   I’m single…never married.  I just think that if I write in first person point of view it’s more comical and brings more humor to the story. 

–  I’m a man.

I only tell you this because there will be some future posts that will be written from the wife’s point of view, and I don’t want there to be any confusion about my gender.

–  I believe that Everything is Pathetic.

This is the theme of my blog and I know that this can come across as negative at times, but I want you all to know and understand that nothing and no one is immune to being pathetic.  Everything is Pathetic.  But there’s humor in that concept and I hope to convey that through my posts as I write about the pathetic we call “life”.

–  I believe everyone is a follower.

By now you should understand that since I see you all as Cattle, I also believe that you’re all being led by someone or something.  Hence the reason for the name of my blog, I don’t want to be a follower like the rest of you….but alas…I am.   /hangs head in shame\

–  “I Refuse To Follow Your Blog” is just a title.

As many of you have found out, I don’t always refuse to follow your blogs.  I thought about naming my blog “Don’t follow this blog” or “You’re not allowed to follow my blog” but those just didn’t appeal to me.  I wanted a title that was more subtle yet blunt (I know…that’s a contradiction in terms.  I’m a complex bovine that doesn’t always think through things) than one that told people what not to do, and I think “I Refuse To Follow Your Blog” does that. 

–  I write about my coworkers a lot because they really are pathetic and that needs to be exploited. 

My coworkers are a pain to work with and I will try to write about them a least once a week.  They too are my muse; and as I write about my coworkers, you will notice that I have nicknames for almost every person I work with.  Some of you have already read about Magic Mike but there is also The Velveteen Yard Ornament, Pinata, The Miracle Worker and Pajama Tops just to name a few. 

My desire is to convey the same humor and frustrations I deal with on a daily basis in my blog posts; so when you read something about each one of them, you’ll feel like you’re actually there experiencing it first hand.  As I do…every  —  single  —  day.

–  Even though my blog may be negative at times, it’s meant to be funny.  I’m not as bitter and angry as my posts may lead you to believe.

I’m actually a pretty happy guy and I enjoy making people laugh, so just know that some of my posts may come across as angry, frustrated or bitter but I’m really satisfied with life and I smile and laugh all the time.  (If you only knew how many times I’ve struggled writing a post because I was laughing hysterically: Grocery Hell is a good example.)

So, I hope you can see the humor in what I write and that it gives you a good laugh because even though everything is pathetic, it’s still pretty hilarious.  

Hope you all enjoy your time reading my blog because there are some really pathetic things coming for 2015!

Pathetic is a state of mind and that in itself is pathetic.



42 thoughts on “New Cattle In The Herd

    • thanks!

      As to how I got so many follows, Harsh Reality (a.k.a. had what he called a “meet and greet” where bloggers would be able to post links to their pages on his site and in the process of less than a couple days I had over 130+ new followers. It was a great idea, until wordpress decided that what he was doing wasn’t such a great idea. I don’t know if he’s still doing it, but you should check out his page. I hope the link is still working on this post for access to his page.

      Also, I wanted to let you know that I nominated your blog for a couple categories on the 2015 Weblog awards:


      • Thank you so much for nominating me and thank you for answering my question on your followers. I’m really happy for you and hope you only continue to grow and reach more people.

        We all need more humor in our lives and you can definitely provide that! 🙂

        How is your weekend going so far? What do you typically do on the weekends?

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        • You’re so welcome! You deserve to be nominated because you have a great site with some great recipes!

          My weekend is going okay. it’s a weekend of laundry and housework. As the temps drop outside, I tend to spend a lot more time indoors. Typically, I don’t go out much. I’m more of a homebody and will spend a lot of time watching sports, movies and netfilx…that streaming tv thing can really be a thorn in my side. 🙂

          How about you? I’m sure you’re busy with the family? Three kids can be a handful, I’m sure. 🙂

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        • I spend my weekends cooking of course and catching up on housework as well. I also try to spend more time with hubby because he is home for a change, so we too watch tv shows or movies. 🙂

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  1. I’m glad I followed you back here via your comment on my blog. Seems we have something in common, though I don’t think I’ve ever stated it out loud… that my often pathetic life makes people laugh. Somehow, most of the time, my readers just “get it.”
    Cheers. 🙂

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  2. Hehehehehehe I noticed the follow and I really thank you!!! I enjoyed your post as well, and cause I really like Jason, I followed you. And because I think your blog is great!!! LOL Keep on bloggin’ …. Love, Amy

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  3. Loved this. I think sometimes I strive to be pathetic, but more often I’m naturally apathetic. 🙂 have a great day and keep writing! Mooo…


  4. Using pathetic as a noun.  Why is it the blogs with the more pathetic titles tend to be the funnier?  irtfyblog?  What is that?  Here’s an up-click for the Moo rating…


    • edwina, welcome. And yes…it’s a pathetic blog with pathetic content written by a very pathetic writer. 🙂

      But it makes me happy knowing that you find the humor in what I write. Thanks for the comment and being a truly pathetic follower. 😉

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  5. Part of your post sounds like an add on a dating site! lol not that I go to them , mind you, I’ve seen stuff about dating sites on pathetic, and I mean really pathetic Dr. Phil! lol
    Letting women know you’re single, etc.!

    On a more serious note, I too do the nickname thing with people, it’s fun and often accurate!
    I don’t think some of the people that I give nicknames to in my mind would fnd it funny, though… names like inbred! lol

    Anyway, your post gave me the giggles, so maybe I’ll call you: Mr. IRTF Hilarious, as a nickname, of course.
    Hey, it beats inbred all to heck! lol

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    • LOL. I’m just clearing things up for everyone who might be confused when they read my blog. But now that you mention it…yeah…it does sound like a dating site. (sigh)
      And yes…I like Mr. IRTF Hilarious over inbred any day. LOL 🙂

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