I’m not sure what is going to wind up on this post, I don’t usually make
New Year Resolutions, I don’t usually use the blog to Rant, and I don’t
care much for people who whine, (as distinct from people who tell us of
their real troubles.)
Okay, what brought this on, I got the news that my youngest Son and
his wife of 18 years have separated, like so many of us they appeared
to have a happy and sound marriage, if I’m confused by this imagine
how their 9 year old Son is feeling.
I got a Christmas card c/w a lovely letter from my Grand-daughter in
SA, the one who’s engagement I am to attend in early March, same day
I got an email postponing the engagement, email says… no troubles,
they are happy and in love??? I smell something a little fishy here.
With these two new pieces of information in my mind I read of Judy’s
resolution to use less exclamation points!!! now this probably seems a
fair stretch from one thing to the other! but in my current somewhat
fragile state it’s amazing what can become a burr under the saddle.
Please Judy, don’t take this as a personal assault, far from it, you are
one of my oldest (in length of blogging contact) blog friends, it just got
me thinking of what we do in our blogs/lives that may irritate others?
I have a pet peeve with people who overuse LOL and it’s derivatives,
there are people on my blogroll who do this, surprise, surprise!
Again if you feel you may fall into this category please don’t be
offended, I still read your blogs and just mentally delete a few LOL and
LMAO etc. while otherwise enjoying your posts.
Once more I say, Okay, so what about your own writings?? yeah I use
a few ?? … !!! things, I sometimes spell artrocushly (although in my
own defense I nearly always use a spell-checker and I have a well worn
dictionary sittin’ (another thing I do a fair bit is abbreviate words) on
my desk, so I try!! There is also the excuse that some of my readers
C'mon folks, I reely expected to be picked up on atrociously by now!
I am very proud to be an Australian, and I probably oversell this at
times but it’s a bit like when my Son Marcus found Christianity he said
to me, “If I found the cure for cancer Dad, wouldn’t you want me to
tell you about it?” when I agreed that this would be nice, he said “Dad
I’ve found so much more than that and I want to tell you about it.”
So I guess that means if you read my blog you’re gonna have to put
up with me raving about
I read with envy about the good things that my friends do, (not enough
envy to get me off my lazy ass usually) and the enormous odds they
overcome, their bravery in the face of adversity and I feel humbled and
just a little worthless, my contributions are so small and at times so
self centred by comparison.
Well I did preface this post by saying I didn’t know where it would wind
up so if you have got this far, I thank you… I apologize for the ravings…
and I will get back to normal… or my version of it, next time.