I am happy to be here. No, thrilled. No, awestruck. I have never blogged before, so I feel like I’m in the wilderness without a map. But maybe I’ve blogged without knowing it.
Am staring at the screen, uncomprehending: “Post Slug”?? What’s that? “Slug” = “Worm”. Isn’t a worm a kind of virus? Maybe something you send to a poster you don’t like?
Yesterday, I got a nice note from somebody. It said, “I agree with you about Midwesterners” (good), but I don’t want to post this publicly because of the flamers. Flamers. I have a vague idea of what that is, but I don’t pay them any mind. Who cares what the flamers think? That’s what’s good about being a relative newbie. You post whatever is Appropriate, as well as whatever is Inappropriate. You don’t have the wisdom to know the difference.
I will tell you all more about myself, but I’m not sure how much and how fast; maybe in driblets. That’s because I am afraid that if I unmask myself, I will become self-conscious and it will interfere with my writing. Also: I don’t have the house with the white picket fence, the perfect American family, so why say anything? (What is a typical “American family” anyway?)
Many of you may know my name from my posts in other forums, and if you do, I hope it brings up a pleasant, rather than a foul, odor. What I do know is that I *care about* everybody in the PC club, including the one person I really don’t *care for*. That’s because we are all huddled here together, standing under one big, karmic roof.
And the guy I don’t like? Well, even he has some endearing traits. But he is such a self-righteous prig, he thinks anybody who buys Viagra overseas should be put in jail. Lawbreakers are lawbreakers.
Do we have any Supreme Court justices here? Constitutional lawyers? Ethicists?
Yesterday, I was at the local market, Fairway, when I came across some “holiday” vanilla layer cakes. These were picture-perfect renditions of July 4th themes: fireworks exploding, a bald eagle and an American Flag. I wanted to get the last one, but suddenly it occurred to me: Is is OK to eat the flag? Have they ruled upon that, or is this a case of first impression?
Absurd, isn’t it? Just like all of of life with PC.