The ' Lounge ' option disappeared - is this going to be considered the NRR spot ?? Only one way to find out , eh ?
So if the end of The Loop on RW felt like the last day of summer camp , it seems fitting that this fresh start in the ' new ' Loop should feel like the first few days of a new school year . Everyone is all excited to see each other , catching up on what we all did over the summer break , checking out who is wearing the latest new fashions ...
I was never one to be in just one clique in high school , or college for that matter - I kind of got along with pretty much everyone . Thank god social media wasn ' t a thing back then though . Kids could be mean enough in person , I don ' t envy the youth of today having to deal with cyber bullying and the such . So imagine my surprise when I realize my reaction to having been unfriended on FB - by a few people - all of which were / are Loopsters . At first I was all like . But then I was all pffffffffffft - whatevs . It ' s kind of embarrassing though - I ' m approaching the big five - oh soon , and I feel like I ' ve reverted back to being a teenager and my feelings are all hurt ' cuz I didn ' t get a Valentine from everyone in class .
Now , don ' t get me wrong - I know I ' ve never met a majority of you , and those I have met in person were way back at the first Philly LoopFest and it was only for a few hours . So you really don ' t know me from Adam . But I guess when I dropped out of sight after my mom passed away and my feet issues stopped me from running , the fact that I wasn ' t contributing led to that click of the button . I know there were times when my only posts were on the negative side , but hey - it ' s what I was going through at the time . I ' m not one of those people who only shares the ' unicorn pooping sunshine ' stuff in life . That ' s not real life . Not mine anyways . ( p . s . - who else now thinks we need a unicorn - pooping - sunshine emoji ?!?)
I don ' t want others to feel like they can ' t be real with me . If you ' re having a shitty day , say it . It won ' t rain on my parade . Sometimes a good old fashioned rant is necessary . And it doesn ' t necessarily mean that I ' m looking for any response . I don ' t need to be coddled . And sometimes , quiet is just as good . Maybe sitting by myself in the cafeteria and reading a book during lunch is just what I need at the particular time . It doesn ' t mean that you have to try to come over and cheer me up , but it also doesn ' t mean that I want to be avoided or not be friends any more .
Maybe I ' m just being childish - WAH - someone unfriended me - boo hoo . And if so , then so be it . But who doesn ' t feel that way now and again ? I ' m just one of those people who says it out loud . By now that shouldn ' t surprise most of you . Old age = less filter and less given about it . ( Holy moly - the emojis are big enough that I don ' t even need my glasses to see ' em !)
And now I have no idea where in the heck I was going with this whole thing . What can I say - I ' m blonde and I ' m not getting any younger .
I guess what I ' m trying to say ( besides thanks for hanging in there if you read this far ) is that I ' m not going anywhere . I may not comment , etc . on every little thing , and I can ' t guarantee I won ' t disappear from time to time . But I ' m also not going to apologize for it and I ' m certainly not going to let myself feel offended ( anymore ) if someone decides to ' pull the trigger ' because of it .
With that being said - can I sit with you guys at lunch today ?