It’s been awhile since I’ve done a confession post (speaking of, how many of you noticed that I spelt confessions wrong on the left side of my blog?? I surely didn’t, until a reader pointed it out… weeks ago.. and I still havn’t changed it. oops) … so here are some things that I’d tell you if you were here and we were drinking some coffee this AM.
Facebook annoys me. Like to the point I don’t really even get on it anymore. It’s like this popularity contest… not in how many friends you can get, but rather who has the most amazing life, boyfriend, husband, kids… etc…. A friend posted this status yesterday…
“When did marriage become an in your face, "look at us! look at us! we are so in love!!" marketing initiative?! You shouldn't have to prove to the world how happy you are, if you truly are happy.”
AH. Couldn’t have said it better myself. My comment on her status?? “Haha. Love it. It's obvious they're making up for the lack of something.” I totally agree with her statement, and mine. If you are truly happy, you are not boastful, you are not trying to make people envy you. OH you can say whatever you want…. I’m not being boastful, just saying how happy my hubby (ACK) makes me… whatev… we all see through it. I was hesitant to post about this, because I know some people will take this as my jealousy of other’s happiness. Which totally isn’t the case. The fact is, no one is perfect… and when people shout from the rooftops, daily, how perfect their significant other is, it’s like they’re overcompensating for how un-perfect the person really is. Get my drift?? Simple psychology people.
It got me thinking, I wonder if people read my blog and think these things. I surely hope not. My goal is to be positive here on the blog, but also be real. Lets face it… this post isn’t really all that positive… oh well.. confessions aren’t suppose to be. Right? Anyways… it got me thinking, and I really hope that no one leaves my blog envious, wishing they were me or had my life. (As I’m 100% positive you don’t) While my life is SUPER great (sarcasm)… my goal is to post about relatable topics… not how perfect my kids are, but how un-perfect yet perfect for me they are. Not how perfect Craig and I’s relationship is, but how un-perfect yet awesome we make it.
I also thought about when I post about things like our finances or struggles. and I wondered if you’ve ever left my blog feeling sorry for me/us. GAH! I hope not!! I can’t stand reading those blogs that are all sappy and prey on your heartstrings making you feel sorry for them. Poor pity me. PSHHH. I don’t let myself feel sorry for my hardships.. why the heck would I feel sorry for you. We all have issues. Man, that sounds mean… I swear, I really am a very compassionate person… just sick of all the nonsense! Get a grip.
(Who am I kidding, you probably leave here thinking “Man, her grammar and spelling suck, I’m glad I didn’t go to her school!)
While we were in MI we got to spend some time with long-time family friend. She asked Craig and I when we were finally going to get married. I said “When we can actually go a week with out getting into an argument”. She laughed and said that she has been married over 25 years and still hasn’t had a week like that. Oh how much I love her honesty.
Since we’re on the subject of Facebook… I’d like to touch on another aspect that got my feather’s all ruffled. The posting of false facts. GAH!!! It irks me so much. And I’m seeing it more and more. You are totally subject to your own opinion, but please… don’t use false stats to back it up. Like posting this photo, which has gone VIRAL and stating how amazing you are that you won’t eat meat… or have stopped letting your children eat McDonalds chicken nuggets. THE PHOTO IS FAKE!
image source: fooducate
Well… not really, it’s a real photo, a peek into the process that is called AMR (Advanced Meat Recovery- which is machines scraping the bones clean of any meat, which results in that pink paste.. the FDA ruled this process to be unsafe in beef, but safe for poultry or pork). Stating that McDonalds nuggets (or any other lunch meat, hotdog, etc…) is made this way is nothing short of idiotic! McDonalds chicken nuggets DO NOT look like this. While the nuggets that are mass produced and sold in chain stores could be made in this process… McDonalds nuggets no longer contain “mechanically separated poultry” In fact, the USDA now requires foods that are processed this way to be labeled “containing mechanically separated chicken or turkey” in the ingredients! OH, and also the USDA FSIS also states that no more than 20% of meat in a hotdog can be mechanically separated pork.
So.. here a GENIUS idea… look at the ingredients list of the food you buy. I know all the lunch meat, nuggets and hotdogs in my fridge, right now, do not contain this shit!
I am in no way advocating feeding your children McDonalds… yes, my kids eat it once in awhile. I am advocating, however, to do your damn research before just believing what you read on the internet! Or maybe, just maybe, you could read the article that the image is attached to?!
Are you a FRIENDS fanatic like myself? Do you remember the episode where they bet Chandler he couldn’t make fun of anyone… and then he finally gave in.. let it all out and at the end of his rant, he put his hand out and did that heavy “ahhhh”-like exhale…. like the release of everything that had been bottled up. That is what I’m doing right now…. arms open …. heavy exhale….. ahhh.
Are you wondering why I don’t just delete my Facebook account? C’mon…. what else would I have confessed about; how else would I get my dose of comedic relief?
Agree with me?? Or rather, disagree with me?? …. feel free to fill me in on your side of the story. Let’s play nice though… k?
Link up your confession post below. =)