It's time to dip into the Friday mailbag once again!
Dear John Facebook,
I'm sorry, but I need to break up with you.
Sure, we've had some fun times - sharing photos and poking people and laughing together at funny videos. But, y'know, it got kinda creepy when you started showing me all those reminders of shopping sites I had visited. Or when you started stalking me with that constant "how are you feeling?" thing. But now? Well, now you're not so fun anymore. My news feed has become just that . . . a NEWS feed. And I'm tired of news right now. And some of your news isn't even REAL.
I'm tired of your algorithms and your prying, so I've decided to take a break. I hope you'll find it in your heart to forgive me. I hope we can still be friends.
Representative Fred Upton
Michigan 6th District
Just want to put you on notice: You're going to be hearing from me on regular basis. I have opinions, and I want to share them with you. I know you're a republican, but you're one of the more bi-partisan kinds of republicans. In theory, at least. Because, in the end, you do tend to tow the party line most all the time. (Just sayin.) I'm proud of you, though, because you were very public in NOT supporting or endorsing you-know-who. I'm hoping you will continue to be reasonable about what's best for our country (the WHOLE country) (as in all of us) as we move forward.
Dear daffodils and crocus of my garden,
I hate to be the one to break this to you, but you're WAY early to the spring party! Yeah, I know. The weather has been really weird lately. I know you're confused. But, you are way off this year. And I think you're going to regret it come Saturday. When the temperature is going to plunge and snow is in the forecast. So, let's just hold off for a few more months, okay?
It's been weeks since I've sent any postcards, I know. And this is really not very like me at all. Usually, I have multiple cards out there -- traveling the world -- at any given time. But now? Well, what do I even say? Hello. My name is Kym and I live in the US and I'm really sorry? My heart is maybe just too broken to send international postcards right now. But I'll be back.
I am so pleased that I don't have to set up any political rules of engagement for the Thanksgiving dinner table. Because we're all in the same boat. And even though it doesn't feel very good right now, the fact that we're all in the boat together makes me feel pretty good.
And that's it for the mailbag this time! Enjoy your weekend.