Just something I’ve noticed. A lot of the people that I find most obnoxious or grating share this thing. They have completely misevaluated (WordPress tells me this isn’t a word) what they have to offer and its worth. So you get people who are not especially smart but awesomely funny trying to shout their way through a political argument (unsuccessfully) when they could be the life of the party. Or someone who’s smart and kind trying to be the blondest, tannest trophy wife. Or someone who’s ambitious and Machiavellian pretending to be a compassionate conservationist. To impress their friends, I mean, when in fact, their friends love them for what they’re actually good at. They’re so worried that they’ll be exposed for lacking what they think they need to have to be worthy of love, that they live most of their social life in an unnecessary state of fail. It’s the desperation in the scramble to avoid exposure that irritates.
About this blog
Four years ago, four friends living in four corners of the earth collaborated on a blog for four weeks only.
Those same friends are still far flung, and have decided to get the band back together again.
Every week a word is chosen randomly as a topic for all four authors to write about, so you'll get four posts a week, by four different authors, all reporting from far flung places.
About the flingers
* Flung in Sydney, Australia
* Working part-time as a servant of the public and the arts.
* Mother of one boy.
* Flung in Hanoi, Vietnam
* Working as a writer
* No children, but has a blog instead: The City That Never Sleeps In.
* Flung in Singapore
* Working sporadically as a freelance writer and a volunteer non-profit IT person
* Parent to two children.
* Flung in Krakow, Poland
* Working in a labour law firm
* One kid and another scheduled to pop out soonish.
- Dream Job