There is a fairly big deal blogger out there that I read occasionally. I also really have a great deal of disdain for her. She is...condescending and holier than thou and so very stuck on herself and privileged to the point of lunacy. And REALLY seems to have a problem with anyone "less than" herself. And she just makes me sad. I don't know why I still read. Oh, wait. Yes I do. It's like a train wreck that I can't look away from. I keep seeing these people hold her up on SUCH a pedestal and I wonder why. I read posts and comments and really marvel at the way people buy into her nonsense. And I sometimes just want to comment, "COME ON! REALLY?!" because if she said HALF the things she blogs about to me, in person, I would so call her on it. But then I remember that God created the lovely red X for a reason. But still, I don't delete. How does one spell G-L-U-T-T-O-N?
Add to this, the utter ridiculousness of another situation I'm currently in and I feel as though I'm back in high school. Pointing fingers at how STUPID the popular girl is being and trying to figure out why someone would want to be my friend and then change their mind 3.2 seconds later. That story goes like this...
I met this girl. She's a bit younger than I am, kid the same age as Sammy. I didn't love her, but we see each other often enough I was willing to become good acquaintances. I figured it wouldn't be anything more than that and that was ok. The first time I met her, we talked at length about people we knew in common and a common dislike we both shared. Enough to base a fairly healthy "I see you every week" kind of relationship on. Was not surprised at all when the facebook friend request came from her (REPEAT: came, FROM her) and after tossing it around in my head, accepted it a few days later. Imagine my surprise when ALL of her postings turned out to be the "Let's kill Obama" kind (I'm not even REMOTELY exaggerating the language). Wow. I have a few family members who post the same, so I did as I did with them. Hid her from my news feed and viewed her in a completely different light.
A couple of months went by and a mutual friend mentioned something. I was curious, because this "once a week acquaintance" had become an after thought, almost. She left when I arrived. She avoided me. Things not really obvious, but enough that I started to wonder...so I clicked on her name to go to her facebook page via this mutual friend and, POOF. I was no longer facebook friends with her. Huh. Didn't see that coming, but...I mean, I DID hide her, so it wasn't like a solid friendship was torn apart, but still. I found it a little humorous in the "NO! I broke up with YOU; you didn't break up with ME" kind of way. And now I wonder if she found it offensive that I'm liberal? Voted Obama? Have an Obama sticker on my car?** Didn't join in with her crazy? I really don't know. It could just be that we are very different people and she realized that after the friend request, as I did. I may never know. But running into her at church is still pretty awkward...
**However I no longer have an Obama sticker on my car because some idiot decided he would relieve me of such offense. Do they not realize that I will be helping to fund his reelection campaign by buying a new one? Thereby supporting the cause they were trying to make a statement against? C'mon! You just stole my bumper sticker. Seriously not cool.
On a happier note, I do believe I know where we are spending our anniversary this year and it's all very fancypants and cool and involves a night away. WhooHoo! So...you know. Yay! A night away!
(mad world, tears for fears)