A Dime A Dozen

Growing up, my mom and dad would tell me how special I was. How I was one in a million. Fact of the matter is, there is not one speck of truth in that. Just take a quick search online and read the “about me” section on some personal blogs. I am a dime a dozen. The blogging community is filled with gamer mothers just like me, who love horror movies too much and have a soft spot for most things Japanese. I am not unique, far from it. I am just like everyone else. And that makes me sad. Don’t get me wrong. I never really thought that I was one in a million or that I could not be replaced. But there is some happiness, some feeling of giddy pride to be thought of as irreplaceable. And when you finally come to the realization that your parents completely lied about that, that I could be easily replaced by the many that are just like me. Well, it kinda sucks.


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    January 8, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    OMGAR You’re like my evil twin. xD I love gaming (mostly just WoW) and horror movies. Duuuuuude!!

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    January 8, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    A lot of people have similar interests as me too, but those people aren’t like-like me. But having things in common and your own unique personality are two different things. For instance, one of those gamer mothers who love horror movies you found online may have similar interests as you, but she could also be a total prude bitch. Your personality is unique and that’s what I love about you!

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    January 9, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I agree with Kat’s comment who says what I was going to say. If it helps any, I think you’re awesomesauce.

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    January 9, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    A big thank you to all three of you wonderful ladies! I really appreciate the comments!

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    Lady Impulse
    January 9, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    I feel like they weren’t lying to you. You know that saying, “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world” I feel that this saying saying comes into play here. Maybe to others you are just one person amongst many other, but maybe to your parents, you are special and no one can replace you for them. I know thats true with my mother and I, I cannot imagine replacing her with anyone else because she is her own person and no one is like that. I’m sure you have your unique qualities that maybe you don’t even think are unique because they are home to you.

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    January 10, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    I guess it’s more of a matter of perspective. While there are lots of gamer mothers, there’s also lots of different kinds of individual gamer mothers with their own preferences and talents. That’s what I think anyway ><

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    January 10, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    I try to tell myself that I may be the average girl to just about everyone on the planet, but to my daughter and husband I seem to be something special. I bet Raven feels the exact same way about her mommy! And besides, at least your parents attempted to lie to you and make you feel special growing up, you got that one up on me!

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    January 18, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Nobody is exactly like you. Nobody has the same views, has had the same personal experiences, or is going to live the same life as you. They don’t meet the same people, they don’t make the same choices. They don’t influence the same people’s lives. Even if you have the same interests, it doesn’t mean you aren’t completely unique and totally special.

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