Thursday, May 7, 2009

TMI Thursday, the Suburban Sweetheart Way

Lately, I've been feeling a little bit insecure about my blog. I've begun reading other DC bloggers, & while I enjoy the sense of community, it may be messing my game up a bit. I feel like my blog is, somehow, different from the rest - it's pretty impersonal, almost solely based on the awkward photos I take around the city, & even those have been down lately, as I've done little more than work, watch TV, sleep, repeat, which leaves little room for awkward-spotting.

I'd been thinking of trying to join the blogger fray by partaking in TMI Thursday, started by Live It, Love It (also known as LiLu), & participated in by the likes of DC blogstars Plight of the Pumpernickel and Franco Beans. The gist of TMI Thursday is, basically, exactly as it sounds - you tell an embarrassing story, one that's posisbly "too much information" for your readers.

But it's not working for me. I've been thinking about it for a month or so now, & I just can't bring myself to blog about bad sex or public farts or nose-picking or blow jobs or any of the other things that some of my blogging faves opt to tell all about every Thursday. It's just not my thing; it's not working for me. Here are the three reasons why:

  1. I'm rarely embarrassed. I was a shy kid, & I spent the majority of my childhood years being embarrassed - of everything. I was sometimes known as the girl who laughed at anything/everything, which was only because laughing seemed like a decent way to deflect constant humilitation. Now that I'm an adult - a fairly un-shy adult, at that - I use making others laugh as a way to deflect potential embarrassment, & it works pretty darn well for me.

  2. I have the worst memory ever. Even when I try to think of times I've been embarrassed, I can't come up with anything good. Is this because I'm rarely embarrassed or because my memory sucks? Which came first?

  3. I tend to blog about my rare embarrassments as they happen. For examples, see some of these gems:
Oh, & also, excuse #4: I'm typically too busy watching "Grey's Anatomy" to dedicate time to crafting an in-depth Thursday post of any sort.

So, in closing, I will continue to blog about my embarrassing moments when & if they happen, & if I feel them appropriate for a blog read my both my grandmother & my boss. In the meantime, I leave you with someone elses's embarrassment:

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