Monday, September 29, 2008

Am I the Only One?

In the wee hours of the morning when the kids are still sleeping and Rick is refusing to believe that his sleep is over I sit at the dining room table and enjoy the quiet...and I blog hop.

It's actually a lot of fun. I just jump from one blog to another, some might call it stalking, and get a glimpse of other people's lives. Some crack me up, some I find it difficult to believe that anyone's life could be so boring, and still others make me realize that we're all just trying our best and have faking down to an art.

Then there are the crazy ones.

Believe me, there are a lot out there but the one I'm concentrating on today is the one that told me, no not directly, that my depression and my kids autoimmune problems were directly linked to the aspartame I consume when I drink my 12 pack of diet drinks every day. Really? See I always thought my kids' autoimmune problems could be directly linked to mine and Rick's jacked up genes that we passed on to them, and I just figured my depression was a result of the fact that I watched my daughter die and ten months later watched my son get pounded with obscene amounts of chemotherapy to save his life.

Am I the only one that finds this a little out there? I know, I know, the chemical companies are paying off the FDA so they won't give us the real information, but until that becomes public, I'm gonna go pour me a diet coke before I shoot myself.


Melinda said...

Sounds like that blogger is a whack job, MaryBeth. What do they know anyway?

As for reading blogs first thing in the morning, I'm so there! My day doesn't seem to go right if I'm not able to get on the computer first thing in the morning & blog surf.

As a side note, I really hope my blog isn't one you find boring. I just live a boring life :)

MaryBeth said...

Of course not Melinda! Your family is way too cute to be boring ;)

Katie said...

I am right there with you MB. I love to blog hop "stalk". Do you have an invite to mine? I think mine is boring as well but nevertheless I just love to check eveyones blog out.
And I am a freak and think aspartame can do a lot of harm to ones body but that just sounds wacky and very extreme.

MaryBeth said...

Katie, if people want to think that aspartame is not the best for the body, I'm ok with that, but to go so far as to say it plays a part in all autoimmune disorders and depression is taking it way too far IMO. But, it's her opinion and she's welcome to it. Maybe an ice cold diet coke would calm her down ;)

I don't think I've seen your blog, so please send me an invite. My e-mail is on facebook or on myfam.

summer said...

marybeth, i am drinking a diet coke as i am reading this! diet coke may not be the best thing in the world but to say that it causes genetic problems? the two are not even related. some people read too much on the internet. so cheers with our diet coke

Katie said...

MB for sure that lady could use a diet coke. Sounds like shes a little bit of a whack job. What's up with all the whacko's in this world.

Marissa said...

That lady totally needs a large Diet Coke with crushed ice to chill her out. I think everyone does. :)

kellyclay said...

MaryBeth, that Lady totally needs a huge Diet Mountain Dew. and Rochelle needs to send Chuck Norris her way.

Velda said...

What, no fresca lovers? And Aren's so stinking smart (In many ways, at least ;-)) is that the aspartame too?