Friday, July 16, 2010

I guess you can't make everyone happy all the time

So Creepy Tree got a write up on Claycord yesterday!!  Claycord is a local blog/news source that basically covers the Walnut Creek/Clayton (plus some) area.  It was really exciting at first.  But now I'm reminded of what I hate about the internet.

It is SO easy to sit anonymously behind your computer and write mean shit about other people.  Strangely, within the last day or so, people were whining on Claycord's Facebook page about how there haven't been any positive stories lately.  So the guy posts about a story about a tree and now all the assholes come out to talk about how stupid it is!  I don't know...maybe they just caught me on a bad day, but they're all lucky that Claycord hasn't posted their addresses so I can go vandalize their properties (little bit of an inside Claycord joke...I don't really want to ruin anyone's property).

Anyway, at the end of the day, all of the haters can cry and hate all over themselves.  I would rather have a Facebook fan page about a tree than be checking out child porn.  Yes, maybe a fan page for a tree is stupid but its all in good, CLEAN fun.  And to the girl who calls herself Twat, you are aptly named.  I have no children and taking a photo or two of a tree isn't taking away from the rest of my life whatsoever. 

I don't want to dwell on the negative.  On the positive side, Creepy Tree's fan page gained about 100 new fans overnight.  So, I thank Mr. Mayor of for posting a positive story about a beautiful tree that I still love even though some of the people on his website think I am stupid for doing so.  I guess I should be used to it since I know some of my own "friends" have been talking behind my back because of Twirly Girls.  I'm trying to just hold my head high and not let those kinds of people waste my time, but clearly I need thicker skin (or some Pamprin). website comments:

The “creepy tree” in Clayton, on Seeno’s property on the hill

by Mr. Mayor on July 15, 2010 · 27 comments
This “creepy tree” is in Clayton, but the cool story about this tree is that some CLAYCORDIAN has set up a facebook fan page for it, and they take pictures of it (almost) daily.
Here’s what the creator of the “creepy tree” facebook fan page had to say….
Every day when I leave the house, I pass the Seeno property. It’s this gigantic house perched on top of a hill. And it’s surrounded by trees and animals. On one side of the hill, there is a lone tree, which I dubbed Creepy Tree. I started taking a picture of him every day and posting them on Facebook. I was (and still am) amazed at how many people loved Creepy Tree too!!
Anyway, I now take photos of Creepy Tree daily. He speaks to me — kinda. It just puts me in a good mood to take my daily photo and think about what Creepy Tree might want to say to his fans on Facebook that day. I try to put forth positive messages, to start each day on the right foot. I love hearing that people look forward to the photos of him every day.
This is awesome, we love the “creepy tree”, too!
To visit the tree’s fanpage, and view other pictures of it, please click HERE.
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1 Anonymous July 15, 2010 at 4:04 PM
that was creepylicious
2 Love that tree July 15, 2010 at 4:07 PM
Really love that tree :)
3 Lori Myers July 15, 2010 at 4:09 PM
Creepy Tree does rock!! Thanks for talking about him! I hope he gains many more fans on Facebook! I have moved from Clayton and can now only post occasional photos. So if others in the area wanted to help pick up the slack, it would be greatly appreciated!!
4 La Grinch July 15, 2010 at 4:15 PM
Very cool! Anything that can help the rest of us stop for a moment and appreciate the nature that is all around us (especially the nature that doesn’t move around) is a good thing. Take a breath – and thank that Creepy Tree and his kin for the oxygen!
5 Anonymous July 15, 2010 at 4:15 PM
I love that tree. It’s historic.
6 Anonymous July 15, 2010 at 4:34 PM
Thats pretty funny. I love neat old trees :)
7 funnnnn July 15, 2010 at 4:38 PM
me and my friends used to play in that tree when we were kids 30+ years ago. we used to move all the salt licks for the cattle around the tree. the good old days of Clayton.
8 Anonymous July 15, 2010 at 4:40 PM
Being that it’s on Seeno property, I’m surprised it hasn’t been plowed under for 2-by-4s already.
9 Anonymous July 15, 2010 at 5:14 PM
When I went to Clayton Valley in the 80′s that tree was a great place to hang out. Long before all the hills became houses. We ran from a few mad cows up in those hills!
10 Radar July 15, 2010 at 5:23 PM
Beautiful pic, keep on taking them!
11 Anonymous July 15, 2010 at 5:25 PM
12 lorrielovesparties July 15, 2010 at 5:32 PM
Makes me look forward to Fall! Yeah, Yeah, Yeah Yeah!
13 Ck July 15, 2010 at 5:41 PM
That tree is beautiful.
14 Amanda Borenstadt July 15, 2010 at 6:19 PM
That is too cool! We have a special tree we can see from our house that lives up on Lime Ridge that we visit regularly.
15 Anonymous July 15, 2010 at 7:14 PM
Love the tree! It’s an oak, right?
16 shygurl July 15, 2010 at 7:30 PM
The tree is cool as shit! I love it! Thanks mr mayor for including it!
17 Shasta Daisy July 15, 2010 at 7:45 PM
I love photos like this… peaceful. Thank you for sharing.
18 Annie July 15, 2010 at 9:00 PM
Creepy tree is really quite insightful, also.
19 Me July 15, 2010 at 9:02 PM
I’m really confused. … I grew up in Clayton from 1982 and just moved to concord this year. There are literally 100 trees like that between downtown Clayton and Seeenos hill. What’s the big deal no offense? Don’t get me wrong I love big oaks. My buddy has an a two story deck in his bavkyardbuilt around an oak in Clayton. Someone just tell me what’s special about this one? Doesn’t look anymore different or creepy then the ones in the creek. I have a great pic of an oak with a fall blue dusk night sky in the background that is bad azz
20 Shadowgirl July 15, 2010 at 9:12 PM
I like the Creepy Tree. I can picture a big full moon behind it and a little fog. Perfect for Halloween!
21 Chainsaw Lover July 15, 2010 at 9:44 PM
I’m planning on cutting Creepy Tree down. Take pictures while you can, it won’t be long now.
22 Lori M. July 15, 2010 at 10:01 PM
Me — There is no big deal. I lived next to this tree and started taking photos of it and “Creepy Tree” gained a fan base on Facebook. You don’t have to get it. I only started taking photos for me anyway. :-) Shadowgirl — There are some pretty cool photos on the Facebook page. I think that’s why it became a big deal to me. How many photos could I take of the same tree that look so different? :-)
23 Anonymous July 15, 2010 at 10:10 PM
24 Jason Wheeler July 15, 2010 at 10:53 PM
We used to have a tree on a hill like that in pleasant hill. Used to call it hangmans.
25 EdiBirsan July 15, 2010 at 11:13 PM
A Tree with a Face Book Page, got to make you laugh/ reminds of a story about a “live web camera” web site of fermenting wheels of cheese somewhere in Wales or England.
26 Anonymous July 15, 2010 at 11:49 PM
Really it a tree a tree people what a lame story
27 TwitTwat July 16, 2010 at 12:07 AM
There is already so much crap on the internet, especially on Facebook, why the hell are we wasting fanbook pages on a tree now? Are people that desperate for anything to do on the internet that they have to “fan” a tree? I think people need to spend less time on the computer, their iPhone, the Wii, Xbox, PS3, and their iPod and more time with their families, especially their kids. Be a “fan” of your spouse and your children and get off the damn internet for a few hours you idiotic fools!!! Love your family and leave the tree hugging to someone single!
28 Lori July 16, 2010 at 9:13 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.
Talking about a tree is nicer than the economy or state of the world these days. It’s not a 24 hour job. Maybe you shouldn’t have taken the five minutes away from your kids to write this message, Twat.
29 Lori July 16, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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Twat, I don’t have kids so I guess its ok for me to be a tree hugger. I guess if I was on the internet looking at child porn, you’d be happy I was using the internet appropriately. ------- Facebook comments:
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Lori Myers
Lori Myers
Thank you!! I'm glad you share my love for Creepy Tree! :-)
17 hours ago ·
Beth Kopec Twilegar
Beth Kopec Twilegar
We used to call that the Hanging tree growing up in Kirkwood!
17 hours ago ·
Sharon D Capps
Sharon D Capps
Love that tree
17 hours ago ·
Lori Myers
Lori Myers
Please join the Fan Page and help me take photos! :-)
17 hours ago ·
Gerri Baker
Gerri Baker
I love that tree. It's historic... so don't let the city of Concord take it down.
17 hours ago ·
Lori Myers
Lori Myers
They're trying to take him down?!
17 hours ago
Rita Pearson
Rita Pearson
You need creepy tree!
17 hours ago
I don't think anybody's trying to take him down.
16 hours ago ·
Lori Myers
Lori Myers
I figured he was safe. He's not in Concord anyway.
15 hours ago
Gerri Baker
Gerri Baker
I know. It was in jest to the city taking down the smokestack.
11 hours ago ·
Gerri Baker
Gerri Baker
I see Concord and Clayton politically connected.
11 hours ago ·
Lori Myers
Lori Myers
I'm sorry they took your smoke stack down. :-(
10 hours ago
Sylvia Snell Lundy
about an hour ago
Lori Myers
Lori Myers
He is Creepy Tree. :-D


  1. Hey, don't worry about the haters. We love the "Creepy Tree", and will stick with it until the end! Seriously, does it really matter what anybody else thinks? As long as it makes you happy, then that's all that should count! ;)


  2. Thanks! :-) I think I'm just grumpy because I didn't sleep last night. Maybe that UFO in China messed everyone up? A lot of people on Facebook are complaining about not sleeping last night. Thanks again for putting Creepy Tree in the limelight. :-)

  3. Frankly, I think the Creepy Tree page is fabulous! I appreciate anyone whose eyes/hearts/minds are open enough to enjoy what is around them and are willing to share it. As opposed to those that are so self-centered and miserable in their closed, dark worlds that all they want to do is spread their misery. If someone has enough energy to post a negative comment on a site like yours, then that is one unhappy being. Don't let them spread their poison, just know there are plenty of us that appreciate the Creepy Tree page and your time maintaining it for all of us to enjoy! THANK YOU! -Jeanne