I blog here as Aunt B. and over at Pith in the Wind under my given name–Betsy Phillips. I write other places sometimes, but those are my two internet homes. I have a dog and some cats and live in Whites Creek, Tennessee, which is technically Nashville, but we’re stubborn.
I’m enacting a performative contradiction.
“Tiny Cat Pants: Expanding Your World, One Hilarious Non Sequitur at a Time.”–grandefille
[N]ow whenever I hear Hard Headed Woman, I immediately think of the willfully obtuse Aunt B.”–Sarcastro
“It’s near impossible for me to avoid these discussions at TCP, mainly because Aunt B’s over-the-top sledgehammer approach is fascinating to a subtle, scapel guy like me.”–Slartibartfast
“Dave [Oatney], Stacey [Campfield], Terry [Frank], and I also brought up a few other bloggers in conversation, including the filthy writings of Aunt B”–Rob Huddleston
“another anonymous blogress, ‘Aunt B.,'”–James Taranto, WSJ.COM
“Aunt B made me laugh, and sometimes, she challenged my most cherished male beliefs. ” –Mack
“Sometimes I wonder what would happen to my marriage if Aunt B. and I knew each other.”–Katie
“Written semi-anonymously, by someone who calls herself Aunt B., Tiny Cat Pants takes on all comers, doles out sharp criticism for idiot politicians, picks fights with other bloggers, periodically redefines feminism to suit its author’s mood, and in general, has a heck of a good time not taking itself very seriously.” –Best Blog on WordPress
“She assumes herself to be more lofty and educated than the entire population of the state of Tennessee.”–Wes Comer
“AuntB makes Glen look like MotherT . . . as in Teresa”–Ned Williams
“No offense intended, Ned, but the above comment is absolute proof that no matter how well developed your sense of humor, no matter who you reach out to, no matter how civil you run the discussions on your blog, someone somewhere will think you are a bitchass tyrant. Aunt B’s blog and the discussion that go on there are mature, humorous, reasonable and fair. I can’t imagine anyone thinking differently.”–Brittney
“I used to think much the same of Aunt B., but figured out soon enough that she’s kind of like South Park–look beyond the ‘shits’ and you’ll see the giggles.”–Roger Abramson
“Feminist, political saboteur and gardening enthusiast”–Pete Kotz, The Nashville Scene