they walk among us.

You’re all in trouble now. Yes, I re-discovered a folder of gifs I had … and I’ve got them now and not afraid to use them. 🙂 Sometimes if they’re not moving – you just gotta click on them and they’ll wake up!

I was raised by two incredible parents – TRUE story.  And they continue to raise me indirectly to this very day and I’m not the least bit offended by their attempts to guide me even still.

I don’t think it matters how old you are … you could be 27 or 77 and if you’ve got the wisdom, common sense and ability to listen — you can still learn.

Thus the point of this entire rant.

I was raised to be nice, kind, humble, tolerant, et al.  But I’ve learned that – I’m sorry to say this out loud [as if some of you will mind] – but there truly are stupid people roaming the world.

Yes, I said it.  But you were thinking it!  Now, I’m not one to not give people a chance – even a second one – to make good with something they’re saying or doing; however, there has to be a line drawn somewhere.

This all came about today as I was listening to someone trying to justify why they thought – yes, thought – they were right.

The problem is they were wrong, wrong, wrong — WRONG. Period. Dead wrong.  I love :::sarcasm::: hearing people who talk to hear themselves talk and whilst doing so actually convince themselves of what they’re saying.  I must admit, I’ve been in denial about the stupid people.

The hard part is when you have to pretend to care and be nice in order to say, “I’m sorry but you’re wrong.” Not just wrong with part of it or even half of it, but ALL of it.  And the problem is they won’t LISTEN to reality. Okay, so the gif is over the top, but you KNOW it’s true.

My friend Joan, God rest her soul, talked about them.  Even Forrest Gump talked about them — “stupid is as stupid does.”  Where have I been? Seriously. Therefore, I submit to you that stupid people: They walk among us. 

And although I want to be nice, I’m not sure I can be nice to people who just don’t think before they say or do something — well, stupid.

And no matter what, I still try – very hard – to be nice without actually saying, “You’re stupid.”

If that rant made no sense – well … :::sigh::: 🙂


Today was such a bittersweet day.  We planted a tree in honour of our beautiful Joan for Earth Day 2013 .

We lost her on 6 October 2011 and that day is etched in my mind.

Joan retired in February 2011 to spend the rest of her life in retirement — spoiling her grandbabies and enjoying the time she had earned.  She discovered that she had stomach cancer in May and by October, well, she was gone.

She protected those closest to her until mid-July and then she called to tell each of us.

I still have her phone number in my phone and I cannot delete it.  I have three voicemails from her and I cannot erase any of them.  My precious, sweet Joan – I miss your hugs, smiles, laughter, wisdom and most of all your comfort when my world has become dark.

I still think of you often and miss you more than words can express. 😦

I think that’s all I can muster for today … I hope everyone has a great week!