Maggie Mason
February 19, 2013
8:55 pm
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bitches and gravy
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Is she considered a mommy blogger?  Lifestyle blogger?  Kitschy crap blogger?   Not quite sure what her deal is, but her "oh, I'm so hip" demeanor and ridiculous facial expressions totally BUG.  I'm oddly fascinated by her entries that highlight her friends' fashion choices.  I get a rodeo clown vibe from some of the outfits, but maybe it's just me.  I'm not hip and don't live in San Fran.

February 19, 2013
10:37 pm
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pseudo
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March 22, 2012

I saw Maggie the other day walking in Union Square. I was by myself but I heard a medium-loud, sharp-ish voice announce during her phone conversation, "I know, I need to write a post!" Kind of an unusual thing to overhear, so I looked around for who it might be. Medium height woman with reddish hair, big Buddy Holly glasses, and colorful clothes. I visited her site after and there was a post of her recent haircut, so it must've been a few days after. 

 

I used to read her blog, but there was less and less content. Not really into the clique of Mighty Girl/Dooce/AB Chao/Eden Kennedy/Finslippy. I mean, it's nice to have friends, duh. But I stopped reading because it got too circle-jerky. 

 

I do wonder what happened to precipitate divorce. Her son is under 5, I feel bad for him. I guess that's the problem with selling this perfect lifestyle (which half the blogs referenced above do) — when something bad happens (health problems, divorce) it throws into sharp relief how meaningless those Jonathan Adler saltshakers are.

February 19, 2013
11:23 pm
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Obnoxious Bow
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There is a thread about her in lifestyle subforum if I recall correctly.

Can't stand her, she has to be one of the most annoying bloggers out there along with douche. Her voice is so annoying and don't get me started on the bullshit teenage act.

What the fuck is it with bloggers acting like they are still in highschool?

February 19, 2013
11:40 pm
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Cat Ladies Detective Agency
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If Maggie comes out with a "lifestyle" cologne it will have to be named funkymustyoldbookandunderpantssmell.

Formerly known as Kissmygrits
February 20, 2013
6:34 am
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bitches and gravy
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LOL!!!!  That just made my day :)  I too am sick of the perfect lifestyle BS.  I remember a couple posts she did way back about her wedding and all the things she loved about her husband.  Wonder how many of those things that she loved about him turned into stuff she hated about him.  

February 20, 2013
7:49 am
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Snoogerbot
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Hadn't read her in a long time – actually don't give any GOMIs page views since I discovered GOMI – but did find the haircut post. 

She didn't do herself any favors with that cut, IMHO. Maybe she should be emotionally tied to her hair, crowning glory and all of that. Looks like a bush perched on her shoulders.

And so cute – she's writing about "Play It as It Lays" – and the movie was awful?  Bite your tongue – it had Tuesday Weld AND Anthony Perkins. 

February 20, 2013
10:51 am
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Makita
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I kind of enjoy watching how hard Mighty Maggie works to build her MIGHTY brand and yet it never seems to gain any real traction. She really thinks she's the mommyblogger version of Oprah. You guys: she invented the Bucket. . .I mean LIFE list.

 

That divorce did make her a millionaire.

February 20, 2013
8:16 pm
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bitches and gravy
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Ugh, just saw the hair.  Not attractive, and that's while she's at the hairdresser.  Lord knows I've had some hideous haircuts in my day and have had to deal with the growing out process, but with a head of thick, curly hair like that, she'd be better off going WAY short (like a couple inches long all over) or just a deep conditioner and a couple inches lopped off.  I was a hairdresser back in the 80s when people paid good money for perms to have hair like hers.

I really do like Eden Kennedy and Finslippy, but Maggie Mason and Douche just irritate the living daylights out of me.  I remember a few years back that whole crew plus Melissa Summers spent a weekend together somewhere.  I just picture them all sitting around on their laptops blogging furiously instead of actually talking.  I just wonder how that whole vacay discussion started and whether, in fact, they're all still friends.  

February 20, 2013
8:52 pm
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Makita said
I kind of enjoy watching how hard Mighty Maggie works to build her MIGHTY brand and yet it never seems to gain any real traction. She really thinks she's the mommyblogger version of Oprah. You guys: she invented the Bucket. . .I mean LIFE list.

+26 for this! I have serious issues with how she is spinning the idea of bucket lists. I think it is a bad, bad idea to start selling your dreams to corporate sponsors, to let commerce into your life like that. It is the antithesis of dreaming, to me. At what point are we going to start saying that our personal lives are not meant to be corporate property?

Also, the Manic Pixie Dream Girl thing she has going on is so twee and adorable and …. ugh, enough already. Too old, lady. Too old!

February 20, 2013
9:02 pm
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NWAR
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She reminds me of Carol Kane, except less charming, less talented, and not nearly as rad. 

February 20, 2013
9:38 pm
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bitches and gravy said
LOL!!!!  That just made my day :)  I too am sick of the perfect lifestyle BS.  I remember a couple posts she did way back about her wedding and all the things she loved about her husband.  Wonder how many of those things that she loved about him turned into stuff she hated about him.  

Seriously! For a very long time it seemed like she couldn't get enough of him and their little life together and I'll be honest, I was buying every bit of what she was selling. They seemed like a *great* couple, what with that wedding and the vacation home in Napa and little Hank and their pleasantly urban NoCal lifestyle and their circle of rich .commer friends. What the heck happened? Did he start making serious dough and derail?  Does anyone get a vaguely douchey vibe from him? Remember when he bought her a freaking Karmann Ghia for her birthday?!

February 20, 2013
10:43 pm
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Fuck Toad
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bitches and gravy said 
I really do like Eden Kennedy and Finslippy, but Maggie Mason and Douche just irritate the living daylights out of me.  I remember a few years back that whole crew plus Melissa Summers spent a weekend together somewhere.  I just picture them all sitting around on their laptops blogging furiously instead of actually talking.  I just wonder how that whole vacay discussion started and whether, in fact, they're all still friends.  

I imagine they all sat around trying to one-up each other with stories about being "bullied".

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February 20, 2013
10:53 pm
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bitches and gravy said
U I remember a few years back that whole crew plus Melissa Summers spent a weekend together somewhere.  I just picture them all sitting around on their laptops blogging furiously instead of actually talking.  I just wonder how that whole vacay discussion started and whether, in fact, they're all still friends.  

As far as Summers and Mason go, they had a falling out pretty much when Melissa and Dooce did. Also I think Melissa never got past Maggie cutting her out of the Mighty Goods gig. After Melissa tried to kill herself, her and Maggie rekindled their online friendship to a degree, but it's not like it was.

 

I don't really know anything about Maggie's divorce, but reading between the lines, it seems like HE wanted out and she was blindsided, but that's just MHO.


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