I play card games with my kids and I laugh at the 5 year olds when they lose.
When my students make too many special annoying requests, I make the class too hard on purpose.
I resent the substitute teacher who didn't keep MY paperwork in it's anal retentive perfectionistic compulsive state.
I enjoy group therapy because it makes me feel superiour to the other crazies.
Deep down I have a very cold mean streak that wants to be better than everyone else. To feel better about this major personality flaw, I tell myself that everyone has a mean streak. But since mine is way better, the justification doesn't really console me. funny that.
So I found out today that, like the Grammies and Emmies, there are "Bloggies." Its a yearly competition where they find the best of the best. Currently there is voting. Check it out at http://2006.bloggies.com/ , if you like.
Now I know that my blog isn't SO special. My pictures are low quality. My writing is hit and miss. My topics aren't so unique. But then I checked out the finalists for "Best Asian Weblog." I'd seen "Tokyo Girl" before and been amused but it wasn't so good that I check back with her and her daily trials. And I looked at teh others too... my blog is way better. I rock so much more.
Now, if "http://www.myprivatetokyo.com/fotoblog/index.php" was one of the top five, I wouldn't feel so bad. I think his pictures and site is awesome (and not just because he has some stunning nudes). But no! What kinda cracked up competition is this!
So now I will go back to being a kind and caring teacher, friend, and expat. I will smile at the old ladies and offer my seat to them on the train. I'll say "Hello!" five katrillion times a day to the muchkins like I mean it. I will return to the lovely and patient person that you once knew.
This was just a blip in reality.
and I did have to check out the finalists in the other categories and a lot of them are pretty cool. These are my picks
Austrillian/New Zeland: http://www.bencruachan.org/blog/
African/Middle Eastern: http://sleeplessinsudan.blogspot.com
Latin America: http://sapodilla.blogspot.com/
(partially because I can't read the ones in Spanish)
I'll finsih the list later. need a break from the computer screen. Postsecret.blogspot.com is nominated a bunch of times and I'm sure I'll end up voting for them a bunch too. This week is especially good.