Apparently, being grumpy cheers me up. Woot!
Here's my observation of the day:
I love getting comments. I love when people read the blog. I love when newcomers stop by and say "Hey." If they like what I write or feel compelled to share a similar story (or one completely off the subject... I'm not picky!), that's cool. I'm totally cool with that. I'm all for intelligent discussion, expounding and deliberating issues where people don't always agree... emphasis on the word, "intelligent." People aren't going to agree about everything, and agreeing to disagree is just fine with me.
What I don't like is when someone stops by to leave a comment and is nasty about what was written. Or leaves some comment that slams all the other comment-ers. If you don't like what you read, move on. I've done the "Next Blog" button a couple of times. In fact, that's how I found a few of my favorite "Cool Kids." If I happened upon one that I didn't like or whose contents shared opinions directly opposing mine... I left. I moved on. I didn't comment to tell those bloggers how stupid they are/were for feeling the way they do/did. I just moved on. No harm, no foul. I wouldn't just jump on someone's SPACE to slam them when I could just quietly leave...
So far, I don't think anyone has done that here. Someone did today over at Maliavale's place. I don't know what it is in me... but that really set me off. Enough to blog about it (I know, I know! I need a life).
So... what's my point? I truly enjoy reading all your blogs. You're all fun and different in your own way. And if anyone jumps in your space to badmouth you, your interests, your writing... I've got your back. I'm there. I'll strike back with all the venom I have (it may not be much, but I'll spew it anyway). So that's my story today. Yeah. I'm done ranting now. Thanks for listening.