perfection is in the eye of the beholder.

If you don’t mind, I’m going to complain for a moment. But before I do, you should know: I adore facebook. It is a really great tool for keeping in touch with the hundreds of people I have met throughout my life. I’ve moved so many times that it is really the only practical way to keep up with people. I love that I can be a part of my friends’ lives, despite the thousands of miles between all of us.


But let me tell you something that really, truly drives me absolutely bonkers. Up the wall, crazy.

When my status update is something like:

“I have the perfect husband.”

Don’t come up in here and tell me your husband is perfect. Don’t. Just don’t do it. Ya know why? I’ll tell you:




He’s also not at my house cleaning the bathrooms on the weekends.

Plus. I really don’t want your husband. I’d much rather keep mine. Not only because he does laundry and dishes without the slightest bit of animosity, he also loves me and tells me I don’t look like a whale and even though we’re both sitting the same distance from the fridge he still jumps up to get me a drink, and when I don’t feel like cooking he sweetly offers to make something.

So, when your husband starts cleaning my house… that is when we can start comparing husbands. But I would guess if your husband was cleaning my house there might be problems.


In other news…  I might have a slight case of the crazies so… ummm… don’t mind me.

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    1. Word!

      Plus… I seriously doubt any one else's husbands do as much cleaning as mine does. Cause… ya know… it's all about me. haha!

      (seriously, I'm just kidding – some times I just feel so thankful for everything he does that I want to thank him publicly… and then people go and try and make it about some one else. I think that's why it really bothers me.)

  1. Love this! It's so true. It's like when you have a bad day or aren't feeling well and someone says "I've been sick for 9 years and am dying of a migraine" like they have to "one up" you with their personal situation, good or bad.

    Also, in re: to your comment on my blog, I have never had trouble commenting on your blog. So thanks for making it easy for me to interact with you!

    1. Once… I dated a guy who always played the "one up" game… which was essentially the reason we broke up.

      It was a great day when I realized that, just as things seem super important in my life… other people have those feelings too, so just because it isn't important/the best/the worst to me doesn't mean it can't be for them. 🙂

  2. I hate one-uppers! Like why is that even necessary? Ugh. I can only assume people who are that obnoxious will realize the errors of their ways when they have no friends.

    (gosh. that sounds mean.)

  3. Ah, I so agree with you! FB one-up-manship is the pits. The PITS. I truly have no idea what people are thinking. I don't get it, at all.

    But, for me, even worse than that is the passive aggressive friend insulting status updates. You know, the ones that go like this-

    "I think it's funny how some people _____________".

    That is SO awkward!! We all know that you are making fun of, and calling out, one of your friends. One of my FB friends of a friend does this all. the. time. Like, no joke, about 1/3 of her status updates are passive aggressive insults about something her other friends have posted or said or did. I don't know how she has any friends left.

  4. First this made me laugh (especially the part of having the crazies). Sorry don't think my husband will come clean your house anytime soon by the way.

    But at the same time, I feel that facebook is a status update but once you post something it also invites people into a conversation of some sort. I can't discuss how awesome your husband is because I don't know him personally, but I can share that I have similar feelings to yours towards mine.

    Yes some people may be trying to say :oh so is mine. But I tend to think that people just want to be part of the conversation and share what they can. Maybe that's my problem though, I often give the benefit of the doubt.

    1. This sort of thing happens so often, which is was makes it so annoying. I've stopped updating about things going in my life because I am sick of people one-upping me. It's one thing to say "Oh, that's so sweet!" and it just get's annoying when people try and make your life seem lesser than their's.

      I too try to give people the benefit of the doubt, and I should probably change my attitude and just be thankful that I have things to be thankful for! lol. Thanks for sharing your perspective!

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