Jurrrrrls, I just engaged in my first comment war! As previously disclosed, I'm obsessed with livingoprah.com, one woman's attempt to live her life for one year as Oprah tells her to live it (I've been doing it for years so I wish I'd thought of this!). The other day her blog was about one of the charity shows...like the pajama project, food bank giving, etc. Well, some "thing" from Australia left a comment blasting Americans for their trivial giving when we should just have a country like hers where the government takes care of everything.
Ugh. I don't know why arrogant, snobbish foreigners get to me, but they do. Really, I don't think much riles me up (excluding Sam), but this Aussie's comment was like a stick of dynamite in my ass. I fired off a comment, mostly to be humorous, but I was peeved by this person I don't know, will never know, and don't really care about. When I checked this morning the Aussie was back with another ridiculous comment! So of course, I spent an hour crafting my reply. Sometimes, I just like to fight and I'm finding it more satisfying to not know the person on the other end....it can't be personal between complete strangers. I've grown weary of debating friends and family because...because....it just gets on my nerves.
Ironically, when you read my comments I might seem like a conservative redneck (not that I have anything against the conservative redneck, I know and love many of them), but am in fact a pinko liberal. Huh. I guess I just don't like outsiders picking on us. Kind of like I can say my Momma is CRAZY all day long, but nobody else better say it or they'll get a punch in the head.
Have I mentioned how crazy my Momma is? Oh, I have so many stories to share with you......