After I posted my last blog entry, it was as if the heavens either conspired against me or decided to test my resolve. I just got slammed with things to do! I had a house guest for two weeks, had a few nights of overtime at work, was asked to create some little origami flowers as gifts for the new members of my women's club and I was elected to the position of Vice President of Education in my Toastmaster's club.
The problem with being self-deluded is that you believe you can accomplish 30 hours worth of stuff in the 24 hour day!
So, I finally got back to blogging and I really enjoyed following the links left by the people who commented on my posts. I love the comments and I really enjoyed the blogs! And anytime I start reading blogs, I follow interesting links from one blog to another and find my way through a maze of topics and interests. It is like heaven for someone with a short attention span!
As I read along, I became aware of a trend that is not unique to blogging. The occasional sometimes frequent use of the "F" word. I'm sure that some people will think that I am very conservative or hyper-religious or whatever. Think what you may. I do not like that word! I hear it more and more in movies, in music on the street. To me it is "fingernails on the chalkboard". It represents all the horrible types of sexual intercourse; abuse, rape, incest, etc. So when someone says "FU" it is like they are wishing all those horrible things on the other person.
I just don't understand why people want to use such a disgusting word. In most cases, it isn't necessary. It doesn't help the story line, or make the point. In my opinion it detracts. It degrades the person who uses it.
I certainly am not perfect when it comes to cussing. I've been known to occasionally use the less offensive four-letter words. I'm trying to stop use them all together. When I was very young, I learned at least one swear word from my dad who used them on occasion when the cows just weren't cooperating. Over the years he replaced the four-letter words with more creative expression to please my mother who really disliked any foul language.
I think I'll start using those expressions ...
Grab all Friday!
Great Caesar's Ghost!
Then there was my grandmother's ... Fooey! (different inflections of the voice while saying this expletive created different meanings)
And my mother's ... Fiddle Sticks!
Perhaps I'll make up my own ...
What a pile of nibbily bits!
Goofy and Mickey!
Or quote cartoon characters like Sylvester the Cat ... Suffering Succotash!
I guess my point is that cussing is really not necessary and having a funny cuss word to say really relieves tension much better than an actual cuss word. It would also get everyone to smile!
**UPDATE 8-6-14 - It is interesting how my opinions have changed. I have lived such a sheltered life that I rarely interacted with people that didn't share my same beliefs or more correctly the beliefs I'd been raised with. When I have been put in situations to interact with people who were different from me, I quickly dropped my prejudices as I came to see that they were generally good people. I'd literally been brainwashed to think that anyone who didn't conform to the beliefs I was taught as a child was evil. That included myself which explains why I've always struggled with guilt and a feeling that I was evil. Pretty fucked up in my opinion.