PaMaDoCoBloNaBloPoMoMo 2008, Day 1: Get your whine on with 1st World Problems
In each post, blogger Amy explains one of her own "first world problems," like having to scrape ice off her car windows in the morning, or her television being too big for her television stand, or her Halloween pumpkins rotting-- something that's genuinely stressing her out but that she realizes is completely petty and ridiculous in comparison to the so many more awful things going on in the world. The kicker is the "reality check" she includes at the end of each post, which put her "white whines" in perspective both for her and any readers who might share a tendency towards complaining about such things. And face it, anyone tooling around on a stranger's blog for fun probably does.
The blog is pretty funny, and reminds me a bit of Stuff White People Like before it was discovered by, like, white people. One thing, though: I feel it should actually be listed under M, not in the number section of the alphabetized blogroll, as its actual name is My First World Problems, not 1st World Problems. Perhaps this is also bothering Amy, but I wouldn't know--
she hasn't actually posted yet today! I hope this doesn't mean she's flunking NaBloPoMo right out of the gates, because this is a fairly new, smart, wry little blog that I wouldn't mind seeing more from. Oh wait! She posted while I was writing this. Right on.
Miscategorized, insufficiently updated blogs? Now that's a first world problem. What are yours? Let's help Amy out. You don't have to go slaughter some beast for your kids' dinner or participate in an arranged marriage, so use that time to leave yours in the comments.