You know what I hate...well, I hate the word "hate", it's a mean word and we're all about nice words at our house. But this is what I hate.
Random Stranger: "I hate you because you're skinny."
Ok, let's get the disclaimer out of the way first. I am NOT skinny. I am the master of illusion and concealing things. Honestly people, how can I be skinny? I've had 3 children in the last 5 years. I may be on the tall/narrow side, but skinny, I am not. If you've been blessed to see me at the pool this summer I think you will confirm that. That is, of course, if you could see past the glaring brightness of my stark white legs (dang, they're sexy--that's a joke).
Anyway...back to this hate business. Why do people say this stuff...
"I hate you because...(fill in the blank with something that would normally be perceived as a compliment such as 'you have great hair' or 'you look fabulous')."
Do people really hate other people they don't know just because they look cute, have great hair, etc.? Ok, secretly they might, but do they have to say it outloud? Seems a little rude to me. We're working on manners at our house these days, so maybe this one just struck me the wrong way and has kind of been bugging me all day. It just seems a little rude.
Is it just me?
Oh, here's Tulsa last night as the sun was setting (the view from my office window). I just think it's kind of pretty.