Isn't it cute?
Of course not everyone is a cat lover. Dog people might prefer this clip:
I bet a lot of people find neither of these videos amusing. That's okay with me, because contrary to rumour, I am tolerant of dissenting opinions. Especially when it comes to trivial matters like...oh, I dunno: HAIR STYLES! As proof of this fact, I offer up my comments on this post. I don't care if you disagree with me, but please don't tell me that I'm NOT entitled to my opinion.
I don't come across very well in that thread. My attempts to diffuse the tension, with humour, fail. I'm combative and not very succinct. By the end I'm just being downright goofy. But I never deny Marilyn her right to disagree. Contrary to what Marilyn now says on her blog "A Lot of Loves", I never call her a stalker.
After I read her blog post, "I was a Blog Stalker OR Everyone Must Agree All the Time," I felt sort of vindicated, but also confused. On the one hand, Marilyn now validates my belief that dissent and disagreement are a good thing. On the other hand, Marilyn has cast me as the dogmatic person who won't permit people to disagree. She's got that wrong, and the comments in the initial thread prove it.
I did block Marilyn on Twitter and Facebook, and I -- sadly -- underestimated her response. It is my right to safeguard my privacy, especially when loved ones express concern about my well-being. Real life trumps virtual reality. The specifics of this decision were communicated to Marilyn yesterday via email.
If you feel -- for whatever reason -- that you no longer wish to communicate with me (via email, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or your blogs -- egads, when did I become such a social media whore?), I understand. Please let me know in the comment section of this post. I'm sorry you have been placed in the middle of this petty spat -- it was my intention to confine the issue to that single post and to private emails.
I don't want to end this post on a divisive note, instead I'd like to express an opinion/sentiment/theory that I think is universally held...
This photo is really, REALLY disturbing: