I never know when it’s okay to blog about something unrelated, when there’s a big Thing that happens. Because the problem is, life goes on.
Yesterday I posted info about new merch to the Unicorns Barf Rainbows blog. A few hours later I checked Twitter and found my tweet floating in a punch bowl full of tragedy and sadness and serious talk about gun control.
It seemed wrong; completely tone deaf. I was taken aback. But enough hours had passed that deleting it with an apology would only call more attention to it. Better to just pretend it had never happened. But I still felt like an a-hole about it.
Then I thought, “Well, at least it’s about a unicorn FARTING butterflies and not SHOOTING butterflies.” And I felt like an even bigger a-hole. But that’s just how life works sometimes. You do the best you can.
My blogging plan for yesterday had been to talk about how the cat threw up on Rambling Rows, which precipitated the first washing of the afghan. But yesterday definitely didn’t seem like the right time to joke about driving to the laundromat with a baggie of unscented laundry detergent in my purse.
Is today still too soon? I don’t know. People are still pretty upset. It was an upsetting event.
I’ll tell you what, though: between you and me, I think the next week is going to be pretty rough. A lot of crazy and stupid people believe that the world is going to end next Friday. Which means that this week will find them in a reckless mood, to say the least. Be safe.