Friday, October 21, 2011

The not so Family Feud

So I was kicking back in the transfusion chair today, minding my own business, trying to find something to watch on tv. When we came across "Family Feud". Seemed like a good way to pass the time. So we start watching innocently. The first question we heard was something like name something people do in the car to pass the time. Most of the answers were already up there, and they were trying to get the last one. When no one got it, they revealed the # 5 answer: "tickle his pickle". What? Stanton and I looked at each other in disbelief. We couldn't decide which was worse the fact that they would put that on Family Feud or that there is possibly 2 out of every 100 people who are doing this while on the road. We continued to watch. The next question was something like name something a husband would bring home that would upset his wife. I kid you not, #1 answer - another woman; #2 - STD's. Other questions were " men think about sex every 6 seconds, what do women think about?" and "name an article of clothing a man is likely to leave on during sex". What happened to the feud?

Is it the new host, Steve Harvey? I think he's partially to blame. I mean Drew Carey took over for Bob Barker and you don't see him making crude jokes. And there's Wayne Brady doing let's make a deal without saying things I wouldn't want my kids to hear. But it can't be all his fault. He may just be the only one willing to say those things on tv.

But who is truly to blame? People. If people didn't watch the show, it would go off air. If people didn't give answers like "tickle his pickle" it wouldn't show up. People are ridiculous.

So next time you are bored and wanting to pass the time in the afternoon, don't be one of those people contributing to the problem.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Back in the saddle

So you know how when you go without seeing or talking with some friends for a long time it's kind of awkward and it seems like so much has happened that you just stick with the regular small talk when you finally do talk to them again. But then there are other friends that regardless of how long it's been, you know that you could call them any time and pick up right where you left off and feel totally comfortable telling your deepest darkest secret. I am blessed to have 3 very special friends that fit the second description. These 3 friends were some of the first people called with the joyous news, like when I was giving birth, and with the not so fun news, like when I was diagnosed with cancer. These girls dropped everything they were doing and ran to my side. And these girlfriends can't just come by the house.

And how have I thanked these awesome ladies lately? By not responding to emails, being unavailable when they call, not posting blogs to let them know I'm ok, not even keeping a general update on Facebook, and pretty much being an all time bad friend. And I don't think I'll ever really know what it feels like to just not know how someone you love and care for who was recently diagnosed with cancer is doing. At least I hope I never do.

So to those very special ladies, I am sorry. I am sorry for any extra pain I may have caused by being so inconsiderate. I am sorry for leaving you wondering if I was ok. I will try to do better.

Thanks to the encouragement by one of those lovely chicas I have recommitted to my blog. I will keep all of blogland more up to date with the goings on in the Greer home. And going back to what I thought I was going write about. I started the blog wanting to contrast two types pf friends and compare that to how I feel about blogging again. I was afraid to get back in the saddle, but after writing, I don't think that will be a problem.