In 1985, Sally Field accepted her oscar as best actress for the movie Places in the Heart by exclaiming ” I can’t deny the fact that you like me! Right now you like me!”.
I understand the feeling. I love being liked. I have perfected running to the mirror and repeating her oscar speech every time I get a ” like” on my Ramble in the Bramble Facebook page.
What I haven’t perfected is the concession speech when I get an “unlike”.
Last week I finally hit 100 likes on the page. I celebrated by having my own little party. Much like the Oscar after parties, I dressed in my best sweatpants and diamonds and carried around a small statue of St. Joseph that I dug up from the backyard where he was busy getting ready to sell my house and who didn’t mind being dubbed “oscar baby” for the evening.
But, dammit, it seems I had a premature celebration because the “likes” are back down to 99 this week.
I might be a little sad. I tell myself that I write just for me and that if even one person likes the writing then I’m happy. I tell myself that not everyone is going to like something. These are facts that I know in my 50% logical mind. The other side, the 50% creative and emotional side get a little bit weepy ( or that might be allergies) when I think someone doesn’t like me.
So now I’m working on my “I can’t deny the fact that right now you DON’T like me” speech.
It might go something like this:
I’d like to thank the 100 people….what…oh my Gawd! what? 99? NINTY NINE? Did the other person die? What happened? Where did he/she/it go? Did they click “like” by mistake, thinking they were clicking something else? Did I offend them? Bore them? *gnashes teeth and puts back of hand to forehead* Someone doesn’t like me. Can someone get me a chair, please. I need to sit down. Wait, where is everyone? *realizes she is alone in the bathroom and sits down on the potty*
That might need some editing and work…
I do want to thank the 99 of you who have hung in there and let you know that the RV Series-Season 2 will be returning very soon.
Right now though I need to go put temporary oscar baby/ full-time St. Joseph back in the ground. He said he is done moonlighting and likes his primary gig much better.