A friend told me that my writing should be more "edgy". I'm not sure exactly what that means.
If it means "cool" I'm in trouble.
But I think I might know.
I just wonder if it means instead of saying I don't like my neighbor, I should write that he's the kind of guy I'd like to see sticking about halfway out of an alligator's mouth. Or saying that I wish a bunch of very healthy, wealthy people would start their own country so Hillary Clinton could go there, run it, and brag how her health care system rocks, and nobody is broke.
I know I've been laying off the "Stupid" stuff somewhat, but maybe I need to write more about how, say, the dumber you are, it appears, the higher you can rise in the NY State government. I mean, who could forget the genius who's now in the Governor's chair.
I think about how, if you grab a handful of pebbles and throw them at the wall, you're bound to hit it with at least one. I mean, if I watch an hour's worth of "ER" on NBC, I may not be a doctor, but if pressed, I might be able to rattle off at least one medical phrase, like maybe "myocardial infarction" or something. Then I think about this interview with a woman who said, "If I hadn't a came to the hospital, I dunno what I woulda did". Ok so where the hell do you learn to speak English so badly that you break every grammar rule in the space of one sentence? I mean, somewhere, sometime, someone had to teach at least one proper use of a word or phrase, no? Or are the schools really that lousy now?
I'm not sure, but I think being edgy causes me to get a little irritated and grumpy, and if "edgy" means "grumpy" we could very well be on to something. "Grumpy" I'm good at.
If "edgy" is the way to go, I'll be on a roll. I'll be all ready to go for the next installment when I wonder why it seems that so many so-called "adults" in this country have brains that now appear to have been permanently frozen at the 4th-grade level. I chose that increment because we know from that show that there are a whole lot of 5th Graders who are much smarter than some grown-ups.
Something for me to start thinking about. I'll need some Tums, though, thanks