Thursday, April 24, 2008

Idol Thoughts Turn to Idle Rants and Raves

So a lot of people have asked me if I will keep Reid It and Weep going once Idol is over. 

First of all, Idol is never over. And second of all...yes. Instead of blogging about Idol contestants, I will blog about idle things. I'm looking forward to it. I've got this sweet freelance gig going on right now but as soon as that winds down and the Idol is crowned, I'll have nothing but time on my hands. I have high hopes of sprucing up the ole blog; maybe change the look and add some advertisements, perhaps include a subscription feed. (On second thought, maybe I'll hire a service to do the sprucing up so that I can concentrate on the rants). 

Rest assured, I am never without a rant (or two). But, this is where it gets tricky. I've felt relatively safe ripping apart the judges, the Idols and their mentors, because I don't know them from Adam. But once I start ranting about the things that are near and dear to me, well, there is a chance I could step on some toes. And I certainly don't want to hurt anybody's feelings. 

For instance, I could probably fill up an entire blog about my family. My kids alone provide me with enough material for several blogs. Once you factor in my mother, my sisters and my husband, look out blogosphere. (BTW, that line alone is going to piss off my mother.) So I'm going to have to be careful about what I choose to blog about. Either that or everybody I know is going to have to acquire another layer or two of skin. 

And then there is the possibility of offending people I don't even know. Which technically I guess I've already done when an edited version of my blog appeared on Based on the comments that were posted, I don't think the general public "got" me. I've been told that my biting sarcasm doesn't always translate well. Hmm. Imagine that. 

But what the hey, I'll give it a shot. I can always make new friends. And as for my kids, if not the blog, then surely something else I do will cause them to seek therapy as young adults, right? So, yes, stay tuned for some non-Idol idle rants....but promise to take it with a grain of salt. 


Guiding Light said...

I'll be OK with you writing about me as long as someone gorgeous plays me in the movie and I get invited to the premiere. Mom, on the other hand, will probably not be amused, even though she can be very amusing.

Anonymous said...

you left out your Father

L. said...

Excellent point. I did leave out my father. Not sure what I was thinking, because he is one of the most bloggable people I know. I think I'll blog about him first!