On Faith and the Duggars…

I have to admit that I have strangely mixed emotions after seeing Megyn Kelly’s interview.

I confess, there was a time when I watched 19 Kids and Counting pretty faithfully, pardon the pun.  In fact, as a younger teen, I first saw the family in a special (I forget the name) about them building their house.  I think they had 17 kids at the time, but I’m not sure.  Anyway, I remember being completely fascinated.  I’m sort of someone who watches home improvement shows and watching a family build their own house was amazing; the size of the family and Michelle and Jim Bob’s parenting style was also oddly interesting.  I wasn’t offended by their Faith, as it mirrored ideals I pretty much grew up around, if taken to a bit of an extreme, and they seemed genuinely interested in just making a well thought out home for their very organized family.

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Hello world!

Hmmm.

This should be an interesting experience.  It’s been a while since I’ve played around on an actual blogging site or forum.  I guess I just sort of fell out of it after my breakup with my ex-husband.  We met through an on-line community and we both had a passion for on-line debating and discussion.  Believe it or not, there really was a time when raving assholes didn’t dominate the internet.  It’s hard to imagine, but it’s true, I assure you.

Anyway, this whole “first post”/”introduce yourself” thing is sort of nostalgically goofy.  I’m reminded of the first day of classes when we all had to get up and say who we were and what we did over the summer.  It’s crazy the level of subconscious desperation that ritual takes on as the class years progress.  In kindergarten, it was no big deal for anyone; in 8th grade some are sweating bullets, for one reason or another; by college most don’t give a damn anymore.  Crazy.

I will close this now, before things get awkward.  I jumped on WordPress after reading an article on Facebook and realizing that I’ve become one of those people who add five paragraphs to every post.  Yeah, that means get a blog and stop inflicting yourself on your friends.  I feel pretty shitty, actually, as I realize I’ve been doing it for a couple of weeks.  Yikes.  Oh, well, live and learn.  Here I am, after all.  A bit tardy, perhaps, but present none-the-less.

Story of our lives, eh?