I want to apologize to anyone who received a couple of snarky emails from a relative-by-marriage of mine this evening. I was very excited about being selected as one of the top ten entrants in The Mommyologist and Life Without Pink’s NOT Mom of the Year, so I sent out an email to selected friends and relatives asking them to vote for me and including links to make it easy for them to do so. The first email reply I received from this person asked EVERYONE BUT ME to remove him from their email address. This, of course, included all his nieces and nephews as well as his children. Just in case anyone else is confused, he apparently thought that anyone else who was included in the email would automatically have his email added to their address book – not true. The next email asked if perhaps I had “too much free time”. I thought this was sent only to me until I started receiving confused phone calls wondering who this person was and why he was being so insulting, especially in a “reply all” message. I had already sent him a reply to his email, stating that I actually had ZERO free time and got very few hours of sleep a night, but that I considered blogging my creative outlet (as do many bloggers who have essentially NO FREE TIME). I had also removed him from my email address list. Thanks, dude, for sucking all the joy out of something I had been very excited about. Everyone else, I apologize for the emails – I will not make the same mistake again.