Tuesday, April 20, 2010

There are many pitfalls to writing a blog. One of which is finding material about which to write. It's not all missing kids and broken eggs, people. It's harder to find things to write about when you aren't getting out of the house much. Towards the end of the month, funds have dried up and you have no choice but to stay home and try to create a meal out of Ramen, Great Northern beans, and frozen strawberries. Thought that sounds like a story in and of itself.

Beyond that, once you think you've got something to write about, you have to decide if it's feasible. A lot of times you have to be careful who you write about because once you've posted that you're pretty sure your best friend's husband is a drunk, it's out there for all to see. And if said person reads your blog there's a distinct possibility that he or she may get mad. It all depends on whether or not you care what people think about you. There's a bunch of stuff I'd like to write about, but it would seem a little too "Dear Diary." And it would definitely make some people mad.

I don't know for a fact that any of the people I want to write about read my blog, but I'm pretty sure that somehow it would get back to them.

Also, I would like to write stuff that reaches people, or some crap like that, but in order to do that I would have to be somewhat confessional and I don't know if I'm ready for that yet.

Should I admit stupid stuff I've done?

Damn Critter Commercials

You know what's depressing? If the title didn't give you some kind of idea, I just can't help you.

Hey, man, I love critters as much as anyone else does, but do we really need to be shown the most hobbled the animal kingdom has to offer while we're relaxing in the evenings? Recently I was watching yet another episode of Scrubs that I had recorded when my ears were assailed by Sarah MacLachlan. Visions of mangled cats and dogs blur across the screen as you try to turn your head so you don't have to see it. You cringe but you can still hear "Angel" blaring out of the television.

Then there's Sarah MacLachlan talking about giving money to the ASPCA. They must've offered her all the three legged kitties she can hold to do that spot. It's always on.

Or maybe I just keep watching that episode.