stirrin’ up trouble, makin’ enemies…

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Do you do the Facebook?  It is a fairly new thing for me, but it’s been fun – catching up with a lot of people from school and what-not.  But I think I learned today that you gotta be careful what you put as your status.  ‘Cause wow – people get ANGRY!  Here’s what I wrote for my status today, while we were watching the inaugural festivities.  Also right after seeing a bunch of comments from my more “conservative” friends saying some pretty nasty and negative things about our new president…

“Laurie thinks it’s a beautiful day, and will not let the negativity bring her down”  🙂

That’s all.  Fairly non-controversial – OR SO I THOUGHT.  Geez, the firestorm it caused.  I think some people were just waiting for someone to jump all over, and I happened to be the one in the wrong place at the wrong time. But a lot of people stood up for me and sent me private messages telling me not to worry about all the stuff being said.  It was all very silly really, but I did feel a little attacked.  I mean, do I not have a right to express my happiness about this historic day?  Good grief.  I mean, I held my tongue when I read that “Obama is a communist”, or “better get used to socialism”, or “the Dow went down today – what about this change everybody’s talking about?”  And these are some of the more tame statements.  

So yeah, this was meant to be a light-hearted post about Facebook, and the constant email alerts I get about everything that everybody is doing every second of their lives.  But I guess it turned into a rant, huh?  I think I’ll change my status to “Laurie is Switzerland”.  Also, I should probably spend a little less time on Facebook.  

While we’re on the subject of today’s events – here’s something funny…

We were watching Obama’s speech, and when he got to the part about “duties”?  You should have heard the 2 knuckleheads I call my children.  It might as well have been Beavis and Butthead on the couch beside me.  “Heh heh, heh heh, he said “doodies”.  Heh heh heh heh.”

Then later I was quizzing them on what we saw (I SWEAR, they ASKED me to – they love for us to give them “trivia” questions.  I promise I’m not trying to torture the poor children.)  ANYWAY, I asked Cooper if he remembered the name of the violinist who performed today.  He says, “That was Yo Yo Mama!”

They can make me smile when nothing else will.  🙂

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2 responses to “stirrin’ up trouble, makin’ enemies…

  1. Leah

    Eww. Yuck. Why are some people so negative? I didn’t see what happened on your FB today – my phone died early this morning – and I still haven’t had a chance to look. But I’m sorry it happened. People can be so mean.

    But, leave it to Coop & Ty to make their momma smile 😉 I love those little guys.

  2. Blah, I’m so over it. There’s absolutely no reasoning with some people – and I’m not gonna waste any more time on it.
    Those boys are SO silly. It’s been a fun day – but it’s also been a looooong day. 🙂 Guess it’s back to school and work for all of us tomorrow.

    Are you back finally?!?!?!

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