Saturday, April 30, 2011

My Shrinking Friend List

I "unfriended" three people on Facebook this week. I never unfriend people (I usually just block them), so this was a big thing for me. But I knew it was time when I started getting so worked up over stuff that people post. It made me think "Why am I friends with these people?"

I unfriended the first person the morning that President Obama released his birth certificate. This person essentially implied that Obama had falsified the birth certificate. I am so over that shit and anyone who in any way believes it. And it's not even partisan politics—I get so freakin' annoyed by the idiots who think George W. Bush masterminded September 11, too. It is one thing to dislike a president who is a member of the opposing political party, but it is another to buy into crazy conspiracy theories. There were plenty of reasons for me to dislike Bush apart from thinking he orchestrated the murder of thousands of Americans. And I would imagine that there are plenty of valid reasons for a Republican to dislike Obama apart from thinking he AND HIS PARENTS orchestrated a nearly 50 year-old fraud. Anyway, it just made me realize that I didn't want to associate with someone who doesn't feel the same. Unfriended.

I unfriended the other two people over an admittedly stupid issue, but it just annoyed me so much. I watched Prince William's wedding live. I went to bed at eight o'clock that night so I could get six hours of sleep before I woke up at two a.m. to watch. It's certainly not something I would expect everyone to do, but I wanted to do it. What's the big deal?

Well, apparently it's not enough for some people to just not watch it. They have to let the entire world know that they are just too busy or too important to care about something like that. One person, who is a physician and a mom, posted that she only gets up at two a.m. if her pager goes off or her baby cries. WELL WHOOP DE DO, AREN'T YOU SMUG? Then to be extra smug, she posts last night (sarcastically) that she has to go to bed early so she can get up to watch someone else's wedding in the middle of the night. Bitch, what is your problem? Are you THAT insecure that you have to shit all over someone else's harmless choices to make yourself feel important? Unfriended.

The other idiot I unfriended made similar disparaging comments about royal wedding watchers, but the kicker was how he insisted that Fox News was the only trustworthy news because they weren't covering the royal wedding as much as the others. Anyone who will publicly proclaim his love and devotion to Fox News is just someone I don't need know on Facebook. His justification for not watching the wedding was that we beat the redcoats. Unfriended.

So yes, unfriending two people over the royal wedding is pretty dumb and lame, but it pisses me off. I just hate it when people feel the need to disparage something that other people CLEARLY enjoy and act like they are better because of it. Don't even get me started on the Facebook moms who said that there were just way too many other important things going on in OUR country to care about royal wedding, like tornados and debt. This mom LITERALLY NEVER POSTS ABOUT ANYTHING BUT HER BABY AND HER HOUSE. Since when does she care so deeply about current events? I've certainly never seen any indication of that. It's all so false. She didn't watch, didn't want to watch, and instead of just owning that, she feels the need to justify her PERFECTLY VALID CHOICE because she feels left out. Well, if feeling left out sits so poor with you, then WATCH. Jesus.

And why do people seem to think that we can't simultaneously care about the royal wedding AND those things? So annoying. Finally, I am going to present my defense of the royal wedding:

Why WOULDN'T I watch it? Seriously. I spent half a year of my life studying the history of England in college, and I loved it. It was one of my favorite classes. I've read biographies of and books about Katherine Swynford, Henry VI, Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III, Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, Elizabeth I, George IV and Queen Caroline. I've watched movies about Charles II, Victoria, George V and Queen Mary. The first place outside of North America I ever visited was London because I wanted to see all the sights that were shown during the royal wedding. I've stood at the gates of Buckingham Palace, I've sat on the Victoria Memorial, I've walked through the arch at the Horse Guards where all the cars and carriages went, I've been in Westminster Abbey and walked down the same aisle Kate Middleton walked down. So why should I have defend why I want to spend a mere three hours of my life watching more British history be made?

Sometimes I just really hate people.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Love This, Too

I need this in poster form, STAT!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

How Freakin' Cute Are These?

I got these little photo frames at Bed Bath and Beyond last week. I wasn't sure what I'd do with them, but they were too cute not to pass up. You can even write on them with a dry erase pen! I love them. I put my Paris vacation pictures in them since I kind of have a Paris theme in my room.

Now if only I could figure out what to put on these damn shelves I hung this weekend. Nothing seems to fit.

Proof That I Thought of It First

Bottom picture taken March 2006. BY ME.