Friday, September 21, 2012

Summer 2012 - The Good, The Bad and The Awesome Pt.2 - The Bad

Summer 2012 was for the most part really good. Honestly I don't have a lot to complain about, but, in the name of good journalism practices or something that sounds equally official and intellectual, I give you the bad to the good, the dark to the light and the savory to the sweet of Summer 2012.

  • It was freaking hot!!

He totally did. I heard it when I played my Zeppelin album backwards. What do you mean , "what's an album?" *sigh*

 Sweet fancy cheeses it was hot. At one point it was so hot we had a clothing optional (within reason) rule at my house and 3 air conditioners going just to survive. If felt like I was walking through soup when I left my (blessedly) air conditioned office at 5pm.
I love the heat, but DUDE it was ridiculous. Not cool Mother Nature, not cool.

  • I got into a bit of a scuffle on the Internets over something stupid.

It is a well known fact that I am lacking in the verbal filter department. Sometimes people find this refreshing, sometimes hilarity ensues and sometimes I end up looking back on a weekend of arguing with people that could have been avoided if I'd just kept my mouth shut. With the social media being as it is, sometimes my knee-jerk reactions to things end up in front of a much larger audience than just my long-suffering husband.

This particular scuffle occurred after I lipped-off about a poorly written, lame-o book that's currently enjoying a crazy amount of fame and how some people in the Church at large seem to be handling members of their congregations' interest in said book. I think what I had to say was valid, but it didn't really need to be said. If I had simply kept my mouth shut and been confident in my own opinions I could have avoided an online argument that ended up with me being called a pornographer, hurt feelings and just general chaos. In hindsight I'm quite ashamed of how I handled it. I won't says lesson learned, because I have tons of work to do in the "I Don't Have to Be Right All the Time" department, but I will say that I am at least reflecting on the lesson and trying.

Side-note: If your last name is Horney and you're arguing about something relating to sex on a Christian message board, using your real name, people will call you out for your "ridiculous moniker". Just so you know and because knowing is half the battle.

  • The main thing that sucked this summer was that in the midst of all the cool stuff going on I really struggled with some pretty heavy depression. 

Whether it was a by-product of being stuck indoors, the extreme heat or just crazy hormones, this summer just seemed to be difficult. I know that my depression, and more-so my response to it, left people feeling ignored and hurt and kept me from experiencing some good times and that inevitably lead to a vicious cycle of guilt and anger and ultimately more depression. Which pretty much sucks hardcore.  Luckily, I have a good support system, fantastic pharmaceuticals and a family that is learning to help me pull out of the funks I sometimes find myself in. So, yes, it put a damper in my summer, but it could of been so much worse and that, my gentle readers *snort*, is called finding the silver lining.

And speaking of silver linings, stay tuned for part 3 of this in depth expos√© on my Summer past- Summer 2012 - The Good, The Bad and The Awesome Pt.3 - The Awesome!

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