Friday, August 07, 2009

Blubbering Gratitude

I'm such a wreck these days, if anyone helps me out, I want to blubber. There's no way I can think of, in this isolationist electronic age, to adequately thank someone except say maybe "thank you so much. I love you. Can I be a follower on twitter?"

Because society these days seems so empty and shallow.

Granted, I don't use twitter and I am not a follower or fan type at all.

On Youtube, people want to trade sub for sub, even with strangers and if they hate your content and you theirs. This is too shallow for me to comprehend. I don't care if I have any subscribers on youtube. I should care, I'm told. But I don't. Most of the content on youtube is crap. I visit the sites of friends or watch funny youtube videos or educational videos or music videos or animal videos.

I was briefly on Facebook but I couldn't stomach it. Little updates on people's "walls" about what they're doing at that moment. I couldn't stomach it. Who has time for that?

Not that I'm not a loser too. I am. I embrace my loserhood. More people should be losers. Less pressure on everyone. After all, none of us are significant really, in the vastness of space and time. We're getting too full of ourselves. Myself included. It is good to be embarrassed publicly, puts a person back into their rightful place as a nothing. We're all nothings and we need to more fully understand that and enjoy it. If someone has a million subs on youtube, they're still a nothing. We all are.

I learned all this stuff from Dave, who works on maintenance at OSU. He's smart. He knows what's up.

Gosh, Stinod's photo just came up on the slideshow up above. She is so wonderful. Oh my gosh she is wonderful. She survived somehow, there in the fields by Three Lakes and Grand Prairie, for six months, after being attacked by a dog, virtually blind, until I netted her. What a soul. I have nothing to complain about.

Now that I have time on my hands, I just want to express my extreme gratitude for the existence of the Dollar Store. I can't even imagine how I would have survived without the dollar store, from their cheap tools, screws, carpet pieces and potting soil, to $1 T-shirts I've turned into partial works of art so I can wear them.

Here is one big heartfelt thank you to the Dollar Store and Dollar Tree stores, the best social program for the poor in America today.


  1. Oh my gosh i love the dollar store - when my daughter was little and i was a broke single parent, we would go in the dollar store and see what treasures we could buy totalling five or ten bucks! I even found some great campbell's soup soup bowls for a buck each that i still use today...the hubby found a great saw there that we use the cut the stump off our christmas tree each year....a neighbor of mine - when her kids were little and she was poor - had dollar store christmas for the that dollar store...

  2. I ADORE dollar stores. All the kids - patients- I become close to, soon Learn that I do so and laugh at me tho most of them do too, heheh - lots f stuff there kids can afford.

    They are sort our era's "five and ten" stores which are sort of just before my time but we had one called that when I was a child but it was no longer five and ten, lol In name only.

    I dislike those that claim to be dollar stories and then charge more. Either be a dollar store or NOT! I like Dollarama the best - never seen any in the US but the st one I ever saw was _Everything's a Dollar" (not curren chain) and it was in that mall on the river in New Orleans - it's not there any more thx to Katrina (when I was there with Drs without Borders, I discovered that , sigh). but there was one identical in Fla (Tampa area but it is out of biz). The next fav in Fla is Dollar Tree but it's going down hill - there anyway. I can still tho find my fav Boston Baked Beans, the candy, there. None avail in Canada - the candy or the stores. But Dollararama rocks. Electronics, dolls and toys like slinky and superballs and Silly Putty - all the fun stuff I had as a kid, lol I but it for my office (suuuuuuuuuuure says my bf lol)

    Drama has coke glasses too, amazing! And boxes of labels for CD's- not that I ever have time to finish them, I create the CD and that's it, lol

    I wish they had them when I was starting out - lots of great kitchen stuff. Frying pans even, silicon muffin tins, amazing.

    I think I cd do ads for Dollar stores, lol