No, not politics.
I don't touch those with a ten foot pole.
But there are a few things that can always get people to fight with each other, and I just sit back with my popcorn and watch the comments roll.
The first is a sacred cow to some - and to others, the devil.
And that item is... DUH DUH DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
In October of 2012, I posted a comment that I'd read an article about how you're actually paying about $30 a pound for coffee if you use K Cups.
That started a war that lasted SEVEN DAYS! All my friends who were part of #keuriggate2012 still remember the endless notifications from that week-long thread, and the passion of the Keurig cult members and the anti-Keurigites, the reusable K-cup people vs. the throw-aways vs. the people who pick and roast their own beans in Columbia every morning and fly home to make their coffee with water from the dew on their plants in the yard.
It. Was. Glorious.
I remember it with such fondness.
Recently, I got a similar reaction with a post of some absolutely hideous fleece lined Crocs (God help us) that I truly was unaware of the existence of. The Crocophiles lined up against the anti-Crocites with ferocity. It should be noted, however, that each Crocophile who posted their undying love for these things did so 100% of the time with an excuse. Some of my favorites were things like "I only wear them at home - my family has to love me not matter what" and "I'm Canadian." You know you have made a poor choice in footwear when you have to use your nationality as an excuse for the things. Another said " I want to go on the record as stating that they were not purchased by me."
Regardless of what side of these contentious issues you are on, the discussions are completely hilarious, and never overly-serious.
Our culture suffers from an ACUTE case of over-seriousness. Everyone should relax and stamp more.
My friend Leslie over at The Crooked Stamper (Bobra's mom) told me she saw Christmas trees in Ikea and gasped. I believe the Christmas gear should come out the Friday after Thanksgiving, but I'm a bit of a purist that way. Stamps are different, of course - because people need a month or two to make their Christmas cards, so they have to buy their stamps in the fall.
But I don't want to see Santa lurking in the aisles until I've had a little turkey if that's okay with everyone.
So I decided to comfort her with a fall project I actually made when we were together in October. My friend +Kathy Racoosin brought us some of those gorgeous fall Starbucks cups to color and I had so much fun just talking and coloring this - even if it did take me all day :).
I watercolored it with my Koi pan watercolor and sponged the edges with Distress Ink. I borrowed this sweet fox set from Lawn Fawn and colored him with Koi as well. You had to die cut the logo out of the middle after you deconstructed the cup, so he's on a separate piece of cardstock behind the opening.
I do love fall.
Let's give it room to breathe. Back off on the trees, IKEA - we'll be there in a few weeks!
I'm off to work on another divisive topic like cranberry sauce in a can. Heh.