So, it’s November again. The month of Thanksgiving. The month of pumpkin pies and turkey and dressing, and family dinners. The month when folks utilize their social media statuses (stati?) to share things for which they are thankful.
In all my years of social media usage, I have yet to succumb to this trend. In fact, it is a trend I find annoying as hell. Of course, I am cynical, sarcastic, smart-mouth, and I tend to be a little on the judge-y side. (Hence the name of this blog. Duh!) With that said, I’ll get this out of the way right here: I am thankful for all the things for which I should be thankful. I am thankful for my health, my friends, my parents, my awesome nephew, my job, my crazy border collies, my sweetie, “my” favorite “daughter”, the fact I have enough to eat and a roof over my head. That I don’t feel compelled to post a status expressing my gratitude doesn’t mean I don’t feel it, or that I don’t know how truly fortunate I am.
Now that I’ve done that, here is the real reason for this post. I was thinking that it has been quite a while since I’ve posted anything. It’s not that I haven’t been snapping pictures of people far and wide. I have been. I just haven’t sat down and devoted my attention to blogging. It’s not that I haven’t been writing; I have been. Some of you know what I’m writing. Some of you don’t, but if you stay tuned, hopefully I’ll have something to report on that front soon. In considering what to blog about, I thought I’d take advantage of some of the ridiculous “I am thankful for” posts and my truly sarcastic, snarky nature. Yes, my idea is to post daily in November, utilizing the lamest or most annoying gratitude statuses I can find. I’m not going to name names, and if necessary I will change the identifying information to protect the irritating.
It seemed only appropriate to begin with a legitimate acknowledgment of things I’m grateful for, and now I’ve done that — and I’d just like to point out it didn’t take thirty (30) separate posts to do it. Now it’s off to comb social media for the ridiculousness that I know (based on previous years) is out there. Here we go!