To start of with: By a miracle of miracles, Uncle Dave is doing fabulously at the moment. Y'all, this is incredible! Last night we were afraid he wasn't going to make it through the week. Today he was sitting up and talking, joking around--he even recognized my aunt and uncle who were there!!! And, get this, he's HUNGRY!!! He actually wanted solid food!!! He hasn't been hungry or wanted food in six weeks. This is awesome!!!!! His kidney has actually started working pretty well again and they were able to hook him up to dialysis. They were also able to start chemo on him to fight the cancer. Keep those thoughts & prayers coming!!!
Nowwwww on to your regularly scheduled blog!
Do y'all ever feel dorky while leaving comments on other blogs? I mean, I do. Often. Frequently. Sometimes I even get slightly paranoid about what the other commenters/comment-readers are thinking about my comments.
I'm a generally awkward person. I know I have a personal motto that says "Nothing's awkward unless you make it awkward," but I tend to make things awkward a LOT. Without meaning to, of course.
Like if I'm meeting friends for lunch. That TOTALLY stresses me out. What if we run out of things to say? What if there's an awkward silence? What if I say something ridiculous? I'm a messy eater, WHAT IF I SPILL SOMETHING ON MYSELF AND DON'T KNOW IT? WHAT IF THERE'S SPINACH STUCK BETWEEN MY TEETH?????
I much prefer holing up in my bedroom, playing games with D. or reading. I'm pretty anti-social.
But back to the comment thing. I mean, I can sympathize well. "I'm so sorry things are rough for you, I'm thinking about you." I'm okay with that kind of thing. But when I read a really funny blog, I really just want to comment with a giant, loud, "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!" buuuuutttt...I feel weird doing that. But no matter what I say just comes out sounding fake or just plain weird. I usually just end up writing some lame, "That's so funny!" followed by some post-specific detail. Goodness.
So if you're reading this and can empathize, leave a comment. And for further notice: if my comments sound dorky, they're not meant to be. I just don't know what else to say.
Maybe next time I will just go with a giant, loud, "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"