We all know about food fads; those recipes or ingredients that everyone seems to be using and making all at the same time. Salted Caramel was one and Kale another. Like that song you liked until they played it every 5 minutes on the radio, you get to the point where you’ve had enough for a while. There’s nothing wrong with those recipes, in fact, they’re great. I’m just not going to make one every day.
Well, in the humor blogging world there are fads as well; those subjects that everyone seems to be addressing. The first one I was really cognizant of was . . . umm . . . let’s just say the never-ending discussion of odiferous “furts”.
It seemed everyone had something to say about furts. I read about baby’s furts, dog’s furts, husband’s furts. People shared deliberate furts and accidental, clean furts and dirty, private furts and public. Blogs, FB, Twitter, it was all furts all the time. Front door, back door, here a furt, there a furt, EVERYWHERE a furt, furt.
I went to college and I never knew that there was that much to know about furts. I’m sure there was a class. I must have missed it.
But look out furts, “virginia” has come to the blogging world and she’s quickly become the center of attention. We’ve gone from barely hearing about her (thank you for that, by the way) to being unable to escape her (ouch). She is, without a doubt, the new “Miss Popularity”.
Now I have, and still do, read about the occasional “sticks and stones”, mostly in posts about baby boys, but nothing like this current obsession with virginias. I’m reading about their size (pre and post birth), shapes and habits, their exercise regimen, their grooming options and haircuts, their clothing choices and jewelry too. About 95% of the bloggers I read have a virginia and lately so many are letting them all hang out (yikes).
Hell, I never EVER thought I would, and I’ve just written a whole post on furts and virginias.
But in the name of full
*There’s no recipe here today. I tried but really, what exactly goes with furts and virginias?
Addendum to this post:
My friend The Insomniac's Dream created a new award and bestowed the honor upon me. She assigned a prompt and asks that I:
*write about the prompt
*link back to the blog that assigned me the prompt
*pick 5 new recipients and assign them a prompt of my choice
*be sure the blogger who presented me with this award is given a link to this post to see what I did with her prompt
What I was assigned to discuss is: "Original ideas: are there any more?" Quite honestly, this post is exactly how I would approach that subject, so I'm calling it accomplished.
The prompt I'm assigning is: If you could take over any blog for one day, what one would you choose and why?
The bloggers I'm nominating are:
The Insomniac's Dream yes, she said I could!
The Pursuit of Normal
Daily Dose of Damn
Evil Joy Speaks
Mom Rants and Comfy Pants
as I always say with these things, awards are about recognition, not obligation. I hope you decide to play, but the choice is yours.