I had no idea that there were 978 million blogs to read. And that so many people read so many of them. It makes me feel oddly insignificant and included all at the same time.
I want to write more. Not for your sake, dear reader, because honestly I think my mom is the only person reading this, but for mine. I want to write more and more and more and more. It feels so good.
I don't do New Year's resolutions, but I was reading this blog tonight, Gone Feral, (which I cannot create a link to because apparently I am more stupid than the 978 million other bloggers out there and haven't figured out how...) by a wild mom and she wrote "motherfucker" in her blog a lot, and I thought, "I love that word." I have mixed feelings about that word because I suspect its etymology is quite dubious, however, I have ALWAYS liked the sound of it, always. It so hardcore. So I thought maybe I would resolve to just go ahead and use "motherfucker" a little more proactively in my life, and, hell, in my blog, too.
Why not, motherfucker?
If we can reclaim "cunt" and "bitch" and "dyke" and "queer" and so on, why can't I reclaim "motherfucker"? I mean, I happen to know a lot of motherfuckers and I really like some them. And I REALLY, REALLY like some of them....
It's not such a big leap for me. I am notorious in close social circles for my use of the word "fuck." I am one of those people who utilizes that word quite universally. In my book it is certainly a noun, an adjective, an adverb, and for sure a verb. Now my 10 year old says it with a regularity with which I'm not very comfortable, but I know it's my fault, so I have a hard time chastising him for it. My 12 year old, being the slightly more socially adept of the two, has at least adapted it and says "frickin'"instead, but he does say it all the time amongst any and all company.
Oh well. They are very nice boys, smart and cooperative. I'm pretty nice, too, and I fuckin' sound like a well-educated trucker most of the time. I guess it's acceptable. Whatever.
They're out of town. I'll write more.