OK, I really don’t expect you to believe me when I say my blog is “amazing” because that word “amazing” has lost its mojo. So many things in life we proclaim as amazing are in fact just breaths of fresh air in an otherwise stale slice of life.
Watch TV and count how many times the word amazing is used in a 30-minute newscast… it is amazing how many times that word is overused. Oops, there I go, I used it again myself. See what I mean? It is hard to get away from using it. It’s kind of like a flask is to an alcoholic.
I posted on Facebook about an example I recently heard from two young teens talking to each other at the grocery market. It seemed like every aisle I walked down, there they were. Our first encounter was in the frozen food section when Young Teen #1 exclaimed to Young Teen #2 how “a-m-a-z-i-n-g” the Sara Lee Cheese Cake Bites were. I must admit, I thought to myself, yes they are very tasty. The long time readers know, Mr. Bricks enjoys his cheesecake. A few minutes later I saw the girls again pondering their food selection, this time in cereal aisle, when Young Teen #1 suddenly and violently grabbed a box of Fruit Loops and told her friend how “a-m-a-z-i-n-g” her Fruit Loops were with soy milk. Loop me, but I’m not doing the soy milk thingy.
I thought my “amazing” shopping trip was over, but amazingly, the summer tanned duo strolled up behind me as I was waiting for my typical guy food items (Diet Coke, Mustard, Spray Cheese in a can, Frozen Pizza, Cap ‘n Crunch, etc, etc) to be scanned by the cashier. Somewhere between the beep beep from the 2 litre of Diet Coke and the beep beep from the cereal box I heard the Young Teen #1 talking about the “a-m-a-z-i-n-g” night she had last night with some boy named Eric at a dance club. The way I figure it, this Eric must have the personality of a cheesecake because it too is amazing!
So that’s my amazing story and I’m sticking to it. Maybe my blog is not amazing, but I think it is pretty funny sometimes. Go ahead, read some of my past posts they are
amazing, I mean, they are breathtaking, astonishing, astounding, surprising, stunning, staggering, shocking, startling, stupefying… anything but amazing!
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