Fair warning: pettiness ahead...
You know, some Internet memes are kind of fun. The "25 Things About Me" that occasionally pops up on Facebook, that one can be fun when people don't take it too seriously. It gets buried in a note and you can read it or not, no big deal.
But the last few days I've noticed that there are a lot of Bloggers doing this hourly post thing, "A Day in My Life," complete with pictures. And people? When you have a few (several) hundred blogs in your feed reader and a good chunk of them are doing the damned meme...the reader gets bloated and it take for-freaking-ever to get through it.
Blogs I typically love to read...I'm hitting "next" over and over, because in all honesty, I don't care to see a picture of you brushing your teeth at 5:35 in the morning. Yeah, I get that it's part of the meme and you do it every day, but...come on.
Twenty four posts in one day? Teeth brushing, photos of breakfast, a picture of the pile of dirty laundry you need to do?
The Day before yesterday the Spouse Thingy and I went to San Francisco to meet up with Sandy & Tom, friends we haven't seen in about ten years. Even though we got rained on and it was cold, we had a really good time. We wandered into shops on Pier 39, I spent a ridiculous amount of money on a ceramic meditating frog and a little shiny glass ball, saw the seals... a fun day.
Neither here nor there, for the purposes of my whining.
I got home and booted up the computer--and there were over 450 items waiting for me in Google Reader. And most of them were A Day in My Life posts.
After half an hour of trying to breeze through it all, I finally marked all read. I know I missed quite a few non-meme blog posts, but my head hurt by then.
I thought that would be it, but no...
People are still doing it.
My Google Reader is weeping.
And really? I absolutely do not believe that most of you brush your teeth in the morning with hair already done just so and makeup on...
Oh, and here's my frog.
Yes, I know what "hypocrite" means. Don't you be rolling your eyes at me.