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Aug 13 2011

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Oh please, tell me how you really feel

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I’m just going to make this quick tonight and try something new.  I’ve been at this for a few weeks now and I’ve hit several different topics along the way.  Starting out is always a bit slow, but I’ve got some regulars and I want to know which stuff is making you come back and which stuff you are sharing with your friends via email, Facebook, Twitter or whichever.

I kind of gave up on posting on the weekends because it seemed to be when the hits took a nose dive and I publicly announced that last weekend, at which point you promptly turned around and proved me a liar on Saturday.  So today, I give you this little experiment, because I have no idea how well this poll thing works.  It also allows me to make a post without having to actually do anything.

Because I’m still emotionally drained from Fuck You Friday.

You may vote more than once and if you choose the last option, please leave a comment and tell me what was your favorite.

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  1. tazer warrior princess

    MORE DAD! Hahahha!

    1. opticynicism

      At least he seems to be an endless supply of material.

  2. Zippy

    You can never, ever go wrong with your dad.
    Although I think it would be cool to do a blog about “Tiger” one of these days

    1. opticynicism

      Don’t you worry . . . Tiger’s day is comin’!

  3. cathy

    i don’t often comment on blogs; i don’t put things into words very well, but i just wanted to say i’ve enjoyed all your posts so far. the dad ones are always great. he reminds me a little bit of my late father, who my mom once described as being “like the pollock who moved the garage because the clothesline was too short” (of course this was back before ‘pc’ was invented). but i also liked the one about your marine training, the one about ambien, the one about…well i just liked them all!

    1. opticynicism

      Thank you, Cathy! You said more than any single vote on a poll could and I’m glad you decided to comment. Please feel free to do so anytime, you’re always welcome.

      Your mom pretty much nailed it, he would move the garage because the clothes line was too short. Then he’d move the pole because it didn’t line up correctly and then the line would be too long. Then it would be the Earth’s fault because the dirt is “just too wide” and then clotheslines would be “fucking stupid” and he would go get a beer.

      In his wet clothes.

  4. Christina

    I actually enjoy the variety of your topics. How’s that for a non-answer answer? I would encourage your to write more stories about your dad but honestly it’s too much like reading a story about my own dad (minus the higher education) and a sane person can only experience that shit in small doses before a dull pencil in the eye starts sounding like a good idea. Still love the dad stories though. I just don’t read yours when I’ve experienced my own and reached my weekly dad quota….come to think about it I may be several dad stories behind on your blog here…..it was a long dad week for me.

    1. opticynicism

      Thank you, Christina! Believe me, I understand the whole “dull pencil” thing, only it’s generally not MY eye I’m thinking about jamming it into. Some may disagree that maybe this isn’t the place to air that kind of laundry, but I’ve found the exact opposite to be true. It is my therapy after having dealt with it for years, and to turn it around and make it into something we can all laugh at and learn from, well then I just can’t see how that can be considered wrong. I’ve had a lot of people on Facebook ask if my parents read my blog. The short answer, is no.

      And if you really need to vent, join me and Tazer and our newest addition, Poof, next week for “Fuck You, Friday” and blast the shit out of anybody that pisses you off!

  5. c

    Your posts about your dad are the most likely to make me spew coffee (uncontrollably), the Unmarried Bliss post made me weep due to its brillance of emotional insight, and anything to do with grammar is loved by this English major. Keep it up!

    1. opticynicism

      I really appreciate that, Carolyn! I’m am honored and flattered and will brag to anyone that is listening that an English major is even reading my blog. It has occurred to me to start another one as well. More serious, less f-bomb, maybe throw in some humor now and then to keep it interesting. Still waiting to see what some immediate future changes may bring.

      If you don’t mind, see if you can give me a hand with Zippy (up there, down there, I can’t see where his comment fell in the sequence). I’ve been having the “their”, “there”, “they’re” conversation with him for 6 years . . . and if he says “should OF” one more time, I’m gonna fly to Vermont and stab him repeatedly.

  6. Colin

    More stuff about your Marine Corps days, but I’m just a military junkie whom loves listening to vets talk about the olden days

    1. opticynicism

      I will have to see if I can find you some vets to interview to tell you about the “olden days”. You’ll have to give me a little bit because I’ll be beating your young ass first.

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