Today I decided to take a break from the conversation–online conversation that is. I didn’t actually plan to do this, I just happened to have a rare early morning in bed where I wasn’t in a lot of pain for some reason (Yup, I’ve suffered from some pretty annoying chronic pain for a number of years now–you’d think I’d be used to it by now?). My body and mind were, for once, blissfully relaxed so I decided to do my utmost to remain that way throughout the day and this meant staying out of any online social-type conversations. And it wasn’t so difficult to do.
You see, there’s been a new outbreak of something called “anti-vaxxers” that includes a whole new breed of grossly uninformed fanatics and they’re plying the waters of social media in droves. Now where I make it a firm rule to avoid these types of fanatic infested conversations like the plague, I felt myself unwillingly drawn into them by some irresistible force.
Resistance was futile.
I won’t get into the horrid details of what lay in wait for me within these comment threads of saturated ignorance since I wish to spare my readers, who I just know are not only objective in their thinking but are very informed as well, from experiencing any sort of second-hand damage to their intellects.
So instead I think I’ll use this opportunity to wish a good friend of mine and fellow blogger (who is actually older than I am) a very Happy Birthday…
…which is sometime this month although I can’t recall the exact date ‘cuz my brain is fried from the past 3 days of online conversation-with-idiots experience.
Was that actually a sentence?
Anyway I even came across the perfect gift for the “awd lad” but I haven’t actually found where to buy one of the things let alone tackle the problems of shipping it to Ireland. Still, it’s the thought that counts?
Stocking it with the brew of his choice I’m afraid would be up to him of course since any sort of what might pass for a decent brew in Ireland never reaches the shores of the US. They only ship us the stuff they wouldn’t drink if you paid them.
So Happy Birthday, Grandad! And many more happy ones to ya!
A pretty sneaky way to wish someone a happy birthday, I think.