Monday, November 09, 2015

i need to be where facebook is not

being in severe pain changes you. it makes you feel outside of yourself, not normal, crabby. it feels like you'll never be yourself again and through the fog of the pain, you can only dimly remember the outline of that self anyway. it makes you hard to be around, petulant, demanding and even more impatient than usual. in short, you are a bear cat. and you can hardly even stand yourself. i suspect it's even worse when it's nerve pain, as it's relentless and unforgiving and just. doesn't. let. up.

it makes me even more disgusted by the endless array of crap on facebook than i usually am...

~ um, i think that art does not mean what you think it means.

~ yes, we get it, you're not getting any. maybe you shouldn't have left your husband?

~ trouble in paradise? that's the fourth or fifth male chauvinistic anti-woman joke you've posted in the past week or so. are you also not getting any?

~ enough with the humble are just. so. #blessed.

~ i seriously doubt that you will ever win that "dream" holiday to malaga, but share away for the tenth time.

~ and i hope, for your sake, that you also don't win the rabbit fur trimmed boots with matching studded skinny jeans that that clothing store is giving away.

~ this year's simplified red starbucks cups represent a design trend towards minimalism, not the work of the devil.

~ are you a little obsessed with cats or what? (see, i even annoy myself.)

~ shouldn't you have had to actually ATTEND that university to get that excited about their football team?

~ that ben carson guy is batshit crazy with his pyramids as giant grain elevators theory (among others...)

~ aphorisms rule the day, there are no deep thoughts.

~ all of those local "news" items are marketing for local businesses - don't pretend to be journalists when you're marketeers.

~ i don't know what's worse? poodles or labradoodles? ugh.

it's clear to me that i need to be where facebook is not until this pain subsides...


Molly said...

Did a quick skim with my heart in my throat but I think thank odin I'm not one of the culprits.
Increasingly disillusioned with FB myself. Instagram is so much .... quieter.
Dammit I'm feeling for you though :-(

julochka said...

you are most decidedly not contributing to the crap in my's undoubtedly my own fault for letting all those people I grew up with find me....but hey, it can only get better from here, right?

Emma said...

I have been following your blog for a while now and really enjoy it! I am sorry that you are feeling so bad just now and hope you feel better soon!

DahnStarr said...

I feel your pain ... FB pain, not real pain. No only did I let all those people that I grew up with find me on FB, I moved back 'home'...ok, I'm not that bright. Any word yet on what is causing the pain yet, other than nerves? Oh, and for all of those "Christians" who are going to order their coffee under the name of "Merry Christmas"...for goodness sake draw a snowflake on your cup and get over it! (Thank you, I feel better now.)

Elizabeth said...

what about all those amen-post ... really!

DahnStarr said...

Amen! (Grin)

Feisty Harriet said...

I'm with you, and I'm not even in intense pain at the moment. Sometimes I just need to step away from the drivel and hole up with something real and beautiful instead.