Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Edge

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


  1. Anonymous1:42 PM

    I think you are edgy just enough and well balanced. We have had this convo before don't like a 100% bitch fest journal, but wouldn't be normal to not have any. Get it? Thanks. Cass lyy

  2. I like when you get fired's fun. But I also like the sentimental jimmy. That's what makes you so great.

    While I think there are many things wrong with American schools, I can also say that there are just many things wrong with American people. Some things just don't stick. I also know that if broken English is spoken in the home, it's not going make much of a difference what I teach them. It's a vicious cycle.

  3. Anonymous3:26 PM

    If the person who suggested that you be more "edgy" wants edgy, they can start their own blog! lol Your style is fine, don't mess with a good thing. (IMO) ~Jill

  4. Anonymous1:55 AM

    Personally I like you just the way you are. Don't go changing for someone else.


  5. Don't change for anyone Jimmy. You are the best at what you do!

  6. If that's what they meant by edgy, as in, more clearly insulting to others, I don't care for it. I'm much more likely to listen to (or read) someone's expression when it's done in a way that makes a good point, and in a mature way. The other stuff just turns me off.
    There are more ways to sound like you never got out of the fourth grade than poor grammar.

    Anyway, I like your blog just the way it is.


  7. Edgy, Cool, Withdrawn, Exciting...No matter what hon, you will not ever in your lifetime please everyone. I like you just the way you are. You say what's on your mind and you do it with class and humor. What else can anyone really ask for? Just be Jimmy and I'll keep coming to read you hon.

    By the way I think I've finally fixed my blog over here at Blogger so it works.....Notice I said I think....Up to now it's been a virtual pain in the butt. Anyway, if it's easier for you as your already over here. You can stop by and visit me there. It's just a copycat of what's on AOL. But I'm thinking eventually making the switch to Blogger permanent. (Hugs) Indigo

  8. haha I think your writting is just fine! But I know what your friend is talking about Make it interesting, the way you write (not saying you don't already) and just say off the wall things and be contraversal (I can't spell, but I'm sure you know what I mean)

  9. I love your blog!
    Love it the way it is haha
    Obviously so do other people.
    So that person can make their own "edgy" blog haha

    (I have someone commenting on my blog warning that people from getty images might take legal actions because Im using their pictures, I have no idea about any of that shit. Im not making profit off them...? Does that matter? I have no idea. I better not be getting sued. Ill just take down the damn photos if its such a big deal.)

  10. Hey, I love reading your blog either way. You are you... and that's why I come back for more! ;)


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