Thursday, June 25, 2009




Vinomom made this comment on my last blog post.

Funny that you describe yourself as overly optimistic. I haven't been reading your blog long but would probably not describe you that way


I started to respond in the comments and thought...well, fuck, this is MY blog so I can bore the entire blogging community with my bullshit.

IRL I am optimistic to the point of getting myself in a lot of shit because of it. I always think good is going to happen and I have to be practically beaten over the head to admit someone I trusted was a bad person or even did a bad thing. I forgive everybody but more, I totally forget. That also gets me in trouble since the past does have a way of coming around again like a circle. I believe that sometimes you need to yell and get stuff out of your system rather than pick at the scab for days, months or years.

I like to think people are inheritently good and try to be kind. I believe happiness and humor are as contagious as the flu and it takes far too much effort to be sad for long.

Maybe much of this isn't reflected in my writing of my blog. Actually, it is more satire than anything else. I use it to laugh at myself and others. It is an outlet for my creativity and allows me to mock the absurdity of the world in general.

To sum it up, I consider myself definitely a glass half full type of person.

14 comments:

razorbeck said...

Chris

This is your blog I assume you use it for your own purposes, I know I do mine. So you come here and blow off some steam and say the things you can't always say in public

Its your blog you can bitch if you want to, bitch if you want to

The Girl You Don't Bring Home to Momma said...

I blame it all on sucky assholes

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I'm the same way. In fact, I often describe myself as a "pollyanna". It's a much easier way to get through life!

vinomom said...

I hope you know I didn't mean it in a bad way at all. Just an observation. I am always interested in the way people observe me, I forget that other people might not be so fascinated in my opinions. :)

I for one, love your blog, and always get a good laugh. And I can definitely relate to the description of it being "satirical"

I use my blog in the same way, an outlet for creativity. But IRL I am not really a glass half full kind of girl.

Christine said...

Oh HECK NO. Not the least bit insulted. I was intrigued how I may come across.

janeywan said...

Sometimes my glass is so frickin full it spills over!!

coffeypot said...

Oh you are positive alright...positively negative. I think my life is ruined after reading your blog all this time. I may never recover. There should hang a sign in your office saying, “The Beatings Will Continue Until The Moral Improves.” And you wouldn’t give me an interview for your position a few months ago. I think will go slit my wrist, thank you very much.

Christine said...

Wow CP, the wrist slicing urge is usually reserved for my ex husbands and ex boyfriends. Did we date and I missed it?

Nonya Bidness said...

I would have to agree with Vinomom about the expressed optimism. But the context of things are much harder to gleen from type than from spoken word. The glass is totally half empty, but you know how I am!

Libby said...

christine-ya, you're a "half-full" woman...half full of what depends on what kind of mood you're in, right? ;-) we love you AND your attitudes, though!!!

GiGi said...

You make me laugh - period. I am considered by most who know me to be very optimistic, but I am a closeted pessimist, in fact.

Jenny Fabulous said...

We love you no matter how full or empty your glass is. I love all of our blogger friends for that same reason.

vinomom said...

Finally remembered to come back and check the comments. Glad you were not insulted, but more intrigued, that would have been my reaction as well. Sometimes it is very hard to tell w/ the written word, though, things can easily be taken out of context.

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