Friday, January 20, 2017

January Fly on the Wall

It's that time again! When you're invited in to take a peek on what 9 brave bloggers have going on in their worlds! Come on in and buzz around!

My word for this month is recovery. We're still recovering, and reeling from 2016. It was a rough year for us all around. Our bank accounts, waist lines, and the organization of our home have all take a beating. It's a disaster area around here.

This will be the first Fly on the Wall that I don't have any humorous anecdotes to share. I neglected to write any of them down, even though I know there were a few very worthy of mention. I've had the January blues this month, I guess. All I've done is sit on the couch and binge watch TV. I've tried to jump start my exercise program again, but to no avail.

I recently got hooked on Shameless. I'm always so late to the party on everything but when I finally take advice on entertainment, I end up sucked in with no reprieve until the story line is finished. Whatevs.

My brother is getting married. And it is like the most stressful thing. I will be so glad when it's over. I'm glad I mostly picked the bridesmaid dresses, because they are totally re-wearable. He wants Ben to wear his dress blues though, and it is costing a small fortune to get them ready, since he hasn't worn them in over 2 years, nor after he ranked up and gained more medals and ribbons while he was in.

We had a positively lovely Christmas together. Breakfast went off without a hitch and Santa brought Scarlett a red and black Corvette she loves to speed around in, too bad she can't steer it!

I also went out for the first time in a year! I forgot how bad hangovers suck when you're old, but I had a great time listening to live music!

Well that's all I have for y'all this time, buzz on over and see what my friends have for ya!

Baking In A Tornado         
Searching for Sanity       
Eileen’s Perpetually Busy  
Go Mama O                   
Spatulas on Parade          
Never Ever Give Up Hope         
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                                      
Cluttered Genius   

Friday, January 6, 2017

January Secret Subject Swap

Welcome to the January Secret Subject Swap! This week 12 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. 

The prompt I received was: "What do you consider rude?  Would you make it a crime?  What would the punishment be?
It was submitted by:

I think rude is subjective. Meaning that it all depends on the person. Some people would consider it rude to put your elbows on the dining table, but here in the South, most everyone eats that way. Rude varies from country, culture, and region. Rude is mostly a social concept to define what is considered the "social norm." When you take into account that every person, family, culture, are different, rude doesn't even carry the same meaning. 

What I consider rude is being blatantly unkind. I don't care if you chew with your mouth open, forget your ma'ams and sirs, but being unkind is rude. Letting the door slam on the person right behind you is rude. Saying harsh and cruel things about another person is rude. 

And then there's the minor infractions that frustrate most everyone, but can they really be considered "rude" by definition? Things like: cutting someone off in traffic, not using a turn signal, tailgating, using the last of something and not replacing it, littering, things that affect all of us? If it affects someone else in a negative manner, its rude.

So where do we draw the line? Simply put, we can't, the line is too blurred. With that being said, it's too hard to classify something so subjective as a crime. Things like "assault" are a blanket statement and cover various types of assault. Same thing with rude, it's such blanket statement that covers various infractions. It would be hard to make the punishment fit the crime. 

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

Baking In A Tornado                                   
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
Spatulas on Parade           
The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver
The Lieber Family Blog        
Confessions of a part time working mom  
Simply Shannon                        
Never Ever Give Up Hope       
The Bergham Chronicles                               Climaxed                             
A Little Piece of Peace           
 Southern Belle Charm