22 Mar

So, I don’t know about you, but I loathe it when people whine or complain on facebook. Maybe it is because whining on facebook is usually something like: “I’m so tired of this weather” or “I’m so tired of people who judge” or “I’m so tired of being pregnant” or just plain “I’m so tired.”

Whining and complaining on a blog, however, is totally fine. Why? you ask. It has to do with the fact that a blog post is longer than a one line status update. So you can explain how you feel in a more exact way–what’s really bothering you.

Plus, blog whiners usually put in a little gimme like- “I know I’m just being a baby about this and I should really be grateful right now, but I just feel whiney….” So I can totally relate to that. They know they are being a baby and acknowlege it

And then, there are times when people have truly, deeply sad things happen and that is worthy of a blog post. A one-liner on facebook is too trivial to handle that kind of hurt.

What do you think? Does whining on facebook bother you?

hmmm. that sounded cranky. I’m really not cranky today. I am totaly wiped out! P90X plyometrics. Not for the faint of heart. It is now 1 1/2 hours since I finished working out and my face is finally close to normal color. It was a flaming beet red. Is that bad, in your opinion? I may not get much done today. Moving hurts. (whine whine whine–I know, when I can fit into my size 12 jeans I’ll be so glad I did this–so you don’t have to feel bad for me. I’m glad I’m doing it! Victory will be S-W-E-E-T.)

I have complained on facebook, much to my shame. And it wasn’t very satisfying, let me tell you. By the time I was over it, people were still commenting sympathetically and I felt so shallow. What happened was, I got a haircut on Valentine’s day. I showed the girl in the hair salon a picture of what I wanted and she talked alot about doing this or that and I said that sounds good and I wound up with the haircut she had instead.

This is what she did. After 4 weeks, I can almost make my hair look like how she styled it. Thank goodness I have a super awesome flat iron.

I felt okay about it until I got home. Then I had a complete meltdown and ate a bunch of chips and Nacho Cheese (and whined on facebook shamefully. In my defense, it was not a one-liner.) Then I ratted my hair like this.

Then I laughed at myself and I was fine. Besides, the haircut does look modern and like I know what is going on in the world–which was the ultimate goal. I was tired of people telling me I looked like a runaway from Little House on the Prairie or an escaped polygamist. Sheesh! How much more black eyeliner do I need to add?

The princesses all wanted to get in on the silly messy hair pictures.

One of the reasons I was originally upset about the haircut was that I had set my heart on bangs, and I couldn’t see any when she styled my hair. But I found them. So I felt better.

This is another look I have not been able to replicate again. Too bad. Nobody would tell me I looked like a polygamist if my hair was like this.


9 Responses to “IMHO–ha!”

  1. Bennet March 22, 2011 at 3:38 PM #

    TOTALLY agree about the Facebook whining! So so annoying. Loved your pics. They made me laugh. Along with the polygamous haircut comment.

  2. kate the great March 22, 2011 at 3:51 PM #

    I try not to be whiny on facebook because I think it is dumb too–I went back and checked and since Rhett was born, I only kind of whined once about him not sleeping. I think that is acceptable.yeah, the plyometrics? Nate and I were both sore for like 3 days after we did that one. Murderous! and those poor polygamous ladies, they can't even have their own decent verification word is 'sheadone'. I guess this comment is too long.

  3. The leader March 22, 2011 at 6:30 PM #

    You crack me up!!! I'm with you on the FB thing. I even vetoed FB for a while because i was so tired of the whining… but then i needed to send someone a message and i got sucked back in. I wish i felt well enough for a super butt-kicking workout. I had to chase after a stroller the other day and was beat the rest of the day. Beet red while working out is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it!!

  4. Alphacyg March 22, 2011 at 8:36 PM #

    You'd be the hottest of the sister-wives, with that BA hairdo!

  5. GlowWorm March 23, 2011 at 12:45 PM #

    Bennet- So happy that I made you laugh. Your blog makes me laugh all the time, so it's nice to know I can return the favor.Kate- Whining about a baby not sleeping once is definitely allowed! If you and Nate start up P90X again, Nate is going to have to eat more! Plus I'm the girl who hates gatorade, but I am all about the recovery drink now. (We didn't buy the P90X one though–a less expensive Mikes Mix that had great reviews on Amazon.)Leader- thanks for reminding me that exercize is beautiful. I need that! I have improved though. I am actually enjoying working out with the Man. I used to not be able to exercise if he was in the house, let alone in the same room.

  6. GlowWorm March 23, 2011 at 12:46 PM #

    Alphacyg! I wanted to call my hairdo Bad-A and lost my nerve! Thanks!!!! You made my day.

  7. GlowWorm March 23, 2011 at 3:48 PM #

    P.S. After receiving an upset email, I feel the need to clarify something. If you are a good enough friend that you know I have a blog and you read it, I wasn't talking about you! (although if the shoe fits….) plus I would like to point out that I admitted to whining on facebook myself occasionally. But you will never catch me whining about the weather. ever.

  8. sarah April 11, 2011 at 4:45 PM #

    ohhhhh, i laughed… you've really been called a runaway poly?? LOL I definitely think the haircut proves you're not!I will have to say that I do not mind some whining on FB BUT… if you do it multiple times a day and/or you only post negative statuses, then you get deleted from my homepage. On the flip side, if all you post is how SUPER wonderful life is, then you get deleted because no one's life is that perfect and I don't like people pretending that it is! Is that horrible of me??

  9. GlowWorm June 3, 2011 at 6:26 AM #

    Sarah, It's all true, a friend really did tell me that I looked like a runaway polygamist.And I agree about the super-happy posters too. I think what it comes down to, is if I realize that someone's facebook posts are consistently annoying me because I really just don't care about whatever they are whining about or always being super thankful for, then they get unfriended–or at least hidden from my news feed.

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