I've played all my cards, And that's what you've done too, Nothing more to say, No more ace to play, The winner takes it all.....
("Winner Takes It All", ABBA) *Just wanted to let everybody know that I'm finally happy---deleriously happy. It took me one full year of enduring hatemail from Yarn Harlot fans.... and one full year of me trying to explain my stance on the matter... and one full year of people threatening all kinds of violence against me (like bad wicca spells, boycotting my blog, and calling me every hateful name in the book)---but I finally achieved my goal. And that goal was simple (and here it is): I wanted Yarn Harlot to prove that she could write a Canada Day post without denigrating America in her commentary. And guess what? She did so this year!!!! Yay, Yarn Harlot!! She stuck to the point and wrote about the good things of her country---the Canadian things to be proud of in and of themselves. And, thankfully, she didn't write good things about her country at the expense of Canada's southern neighbor--- us--- the USA. She wrote her post with simple Canadian patriotism, sans comparing it in a more favorable light than the USA, which is admirable, considering how she usually writes her Canada Day posts. In other words, she didn't lean on criticism of the USA to prove her positive points about Canada. And that is all I wanted!!! So yes, I am happy. But truthfully? I didn't think she could do it. I really didn't. Yarn Harlot has a lot of angry passive aggressive bones in her body and she is extremely stubborn and prideful. I truly didn't think she could step out of her usual disdain for the USA and write a post simply about how much she loves her own country---especially since it was at the behest of somebody she hates with a passion---which is me. Anyhoo, I'm happy. Deleriously happy. So see, Yarn Harlot? That wasn't so hard, was it? Aren't you proud of yourself? And like Forest Gump said, "And that's all I have to say about that." (Yes, I'm letting the whole damn matter go after I do my own July 4th post.) * *