Hope you enjoyed that little reprieve. Let’s have a big round of applause for Elysa @ GenPink for having a good sense of humor about 20sb sending her
I found it really very apropos that she took the opportunity to broach a topic that I tap dance around when writing for y’all: the line between personal life and blog. Now, I understand that “personal life" means different things to different folks, and as such, you may be saying, “What the hell is this crazy bitch talking about? She tells us about her personal life all the time. There is even a label over on the left sidebar to denote posts about her life.” (or you may be saying, “Hey, I think I’d like a ham sandwich for lunch.” but that is irrelevant. Focus!) To that I say two things: 1) To me, “personal life” denotes something very specific…namely romantic interests and advances, dating and any uglies that may, on the off chance, be bumped. My friendships, job, studies and familial activities are all outside of the realm of “personal life”. 2) You really shouldn’t go around calling people crazy bitches. It’s not very polite at all.
I am reluctant to talk about such things here, despite the fact that they are not devoid of interesting stories, for different reasons than the ones Elysa mentioned, since I am not involved in the online dating scene, but ones that I feel are equally valid. Firstly, I am kinda a whore about telling people to read my blog. If we are friends, I have probably mentioned that you should do so once or
All that being said (“Thank God! This post is not very funny at all. I don’t come here for lectures on online etiquette.”), the whole point of this was that I kinda enjoyed writing a more life-blog-y post than usual for the blog swap, and I want to post here more often anyway, so there may be a bit more toeing of the line between life and “art”.
In other (moderately amusing) news, you should never tell someone that their mom’s cat reminds you of a friend. Even if you have two compelling reasons to think so.
…especially if you were just (unrelatedly) discussing how dumb the cat is.