Guppyman

Well… At least it\’s not blogger…..

Thursday rambling….

I debated doing a Thursday Thirteen, but decided against it. I love the traffic that comes by because of it, but I hate writing 13 things out…. so today, I think I’ll pass….

Instead, you get the privledge of reading some random thoughts that I have…

Tuesday, I was waiting for the Astros game to come on, so I decided to watch a little of the White Sox/Indians game…. Some guy hit a 2 run homer… the ball bounced just above the yellow line and back onto the field… I looked in the crowd… Did I just see what I thought I just saw? Let me hit rewind… OMG… yes I did. Let me hit rewind, and go through in slow-motion… frame by frame… Too funny! Some guy turned to what I assume is his girlfriend and grabbed her boobs. He waited until he knew he’d be on national television and felt her up while he was there…. She smiled… Too funny. I tried to get the video of this, but the only one I can find is so small you can’t make out what is going on. If anybody has a source for good quality video of this, let me know… Girl is blonde with a blue shirt on… she’s pretty easy to see in the crowd.

I have noticed a lot of blogs by gay folks. I have no problem with that, but some of them have me wondering. Some seem to be out there for the sole purpose of blogging about being gay. Why? What is the point? If that’s who you are, fine… but does who you sleep with define you to the point that it’s the only thing you have worthy of talking about? I debated trying to put together a “Heterosexual Man’s” blog that discussed being straight, but I wouldn’t know where to begin. It’s who I am… it’s not the “Be all, end all” of my existence. Maybe I just don’t get it? It reminds me too much of when Ellen came out. She had a semi-funny show, but once she came out, every joke she had from there forward was about being gay. Why? Is there some super-secret gay thing that I don’t get to know about that makes being gay the only subject worthy of talking about to you? Is there a certain level of gayness that you are trying to achieve by speaking about nothing but gayness in public? Do you earn brownie points or something?

Another thing that has me wondering is self proclaimed blog critics. Or folks who decide to let everybody know what not to do on your blog. Some don’t like “mommy blogs”, or “Religious blogs”. Some don’t like “political blogs” or “sports blogs”. Most claim to have this vast knowledge of all things technical, but for some reason, they haven’t discovered that a browser window has a little ‘X’ in the top right corner. Folks…. move on… Don’t like what somebody has to say, go somewhere else. Don’t like the template somebody used? surf away…. There are millions of blogs out there folks! Just because you see the same ones over and over you seem to think you are now some kind of authority on them? Maybe your traffic exchange is limiting you a little too much… Branch out and go see what else is out there… eventually, you may even find the blogs you are looking for. The only thing I’d agree with you on is auto-play… There is a feature that I think should be banned from the Internet- not just blogs. But guess what..? I hit pages with it, I move on. I block them from my surf rotation at traffic exchange sites, and I don’t worry about them anymore. Get over it people…

I just looked up and saw this was getting to be longer than I wanted, so I’ll stop now… Have a great week everybody… Sorry to skip the 13, but I just wasn’t in the mood.

June 1, 2006 - Posted by | Too Lazy To Catagorize

8 Comments »

  1. Sounds like someone’s a little cranky today. You’re right though about the little X in the corner. I’ve always thought that, if you don’t like it, don’t bitch, just click off.

    Comment by Mrs. Cranky Pants | June 1, 2006 | Reply

  2. Guess I’m not the only one who is hormonal lately!!

    Comment by Crabgirl | June 1, 2006 | Reply

  3. Did I come across as cranky or something? Oops… not quite what I meant to do…. just wondering things out loud….

    Comment by Guppyman | June 1, 2006 | Reply

  4. I thought you came across as funny cranky. I laughed my way through that post! I agree with you wholeheartedly about ‘blog-critics’ though!

    Comment by Claire | June 1, 2006 | Reply

  5. When people have something about them that is different from the majority, it becomes a defining part of them.

    I once lived in a country where I was a minorty, in the beginning I didn’t notice how people stared at me or didn’t mind the often false presumtions they had about me because I was an American. But after dealing with it every day for month on end, I can totally understand how people who are not in any majority feel. I started seeking out other Americans and wanted to return home 6 months earlier than I had planned to just because I wanted to be “understood” again.

    So I can see how any kind of factor about a person that puts them outside of what most folks are becomes a big part of their every day life.

    I never read critics (on blogs or in print) I don’t need other people to tell me what to think about something, I’ll decide what I like and don’t like on my own, thank you very much.

    I once had a friend who had seen a movie and then wanted to read what a critic had said after he’d seen it. I thought that seemed like a total waste of time, it was as if he needed someone else to tell him what he should tell other people he thought of it. I don’t get it.

    But heck, it’s a free country and everyone’s entitled to read and write about whate ever they darn well want to!

    Comment by lisa | June 1, 2006 | Reply

  6. Don’t worry Guppy, guys are allowed to be grumpy every once in a while. I think it is expected once we get older. Me personally, I didn’t think you came across grumpy at all.
    Joe B

    Comment by JOE B | June 2, 2006 | Reply

  7. I didn’t think you came across grumpy, cranky or otherwise. You were writing what you felt and I actually agreed with all you wrote.
    I sometimes get sick of the Thursday thirteen too. Of course I can just go to the X and be done with it.
    Have a great weekend.

    Comment by Sherry | June 2, 2006 | Reply

  8. I Have to agree…I was frustrated with the whole exchange thing and stayed away for a while…then I got to thinking that I have come across MORE that I liked than those I did not…More odd, those that I liked these couch critics slammed , as with the movies usually those I like the critics tear apart…
    The little “x” is my friend, lol.
    Always enjoy your posts..
    Peace
    Jodi–>

    Comment by Jod{i} | June 3, 2006 | Reply


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