Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My 500th post! Woohoo!

This is the forth post I’m writing and deleting… I feel like I want to blog and then my ideas are so all over the place that I can’t keep track of my topic. I guess I’m in serious venting need. Not that there’s a lot going on, things did calm down and seem to be back to my normal pace. My head is good – still headache free – knock on wood. My neck is another story, but at least I’m not having migraines.

I’ve been doing my rounds in Blogsville, not as regular as I used to be, but I’m still there and leave comments. Ever notice how some people, no matter what is thrown their way, just get back up and deal? I admire that type. I’m not talking about the “sick” kind who say things like “When life throws you lemons, you learn to make lemonade”, nah, not those, I’m talking about the good folks.

My father (bless his sorry ass) was the type who would see everything in a negative light. So I grew up expecting the worst. Somehow, I did manage to become optimistic and yet realist as well. I don’t think the world is all pretty and pink, nor that people are all good. I’m not like Hubby either. Despite his good nature, he tends to be a little the son of his mother and be one who sees the bad in most things/people. Granted, often he’s right. People are morons, most people anyway. I’ll give him that. Maybe it is the people we deal with, I don’t know. But often I think: “The gene pool is in serious need of chlorine!”

I don’t like things to be complicated. I live by the K.I.S.S. rule (Keep It Simple Stupid), or at least I try to. Some seem to want everything but simple. They must make everything complicated. They can’t only mess up their things, nope, they have to share their misery (I guess it’s true misery loves company) and get me tangled in their complication universe. Thinking seems to be optional for a lot of folks out there. Here are some fine examples of this:

Exhibit A: The guys above our place, didn’t they know before moving in to a second floor condo, that smoke goes up? So, if I’m using my BBQ yes the smoke of it will make its way up to you… funny how that is.

Exhibit B: People whom willingly sign up for a fundraising event, didn’t they know they had to raise money? WTF? So, if you’re “not comfortable soliciting people”, then why did you join a fundraiser? Please don't do things to "help me", do it because you want to!

I don’t get this. Maybe it’s all me? Maybe I’m just turning an old grumpy bitch? But with fine examples like these I can’t help to think that maybe Hubby is right, people are morons. Urgh.


Marius said...

I usually get blasted, gently, by some of my more 'positive' friends when I try to point out that most people seem to be one IQ point away from banging rocks together for entertainment, but I can't help but notice that the human brain is definately an endangered species. It's not just you.

And congratulations on reaching 500!! :-)

Drowsey Monkey said...

First ... congrats on your 500th post! Very cool.

I love a good blog rant, I partake in those from time to time as well ... seeing how the planet is infested with idiots ;)

My dad was a pessimist, my mom and optimist ... I'm both. I drive me nuts sometimes.

lizgwiz said...

I find there are many intelligent, rational people in the world. Unfortunately, I also find there are many, many, MANY idiots in the world, and they're the ones I have to deal with most!

Mild Red (The Person Formerly Known As Ananke) said...

Yep, Hubby is right, people really are morons. Well, mostly anyway. There are a few intelligent people around but they're way outnumbered by the dipwads. And I inherited my pessimism from my mother. ;-)

Benny Greenberg said...

WOW 500? Amazing...

Positive and simple - I mean does it get any better than this?

I will be back - often!

Purple Pigeon said...

Congrats on your 500th!! You've been a busy blogger!

Glad to hear you havent been getting any more headaches.

And I agree, people are getting more retarded. Its like backward evolution....its....devolution

(PS my blog is now at thepurplepigeon.blogspot.com)

don't call me MA'AM said...

Wow... you and Stefanie both have your 500th posts. Very cool.

My dad is kind of like that, pretty pessimistic. I think if I had grown up the way he did, I would be even more pessimistic than I already am.

Stinkypaw said...

marius: Thank you and happy to see I'm not the only one thinking this.

drowsey monkey: Thank you! Venting feels good and I drive myself nuts as well! ;-)

lizgwiz: Of course not, you "Nensa" woman! ;-)

m red: They're everywhere!

benny greenberg: Welcome to my world, hope you'll come back!

pigeon: Yay, you're back!

dcmm: Thank you! It's only because we are kid free and such! ;-) If I had my father's childhood I'd be VERY pessimistic as well, but I didn't, even if it wasn't all rosey!

c'est moi said...

congrats on 500. i just slipped past that one recently, and unexpectantly, too.

Stinkypaw said...

c'est moi: Thank you!