Normally, before I go to bed each night I like to take one final glance at Facebook. You know, to make sure I didn't miss anything important or the latest snarky comment from an alleged friend.
Unfortunately, that final "glance" can, at times, turn into a hour of looking through dozens, maybe hundreds of posts. I'm sure many of you know the drill.
But I have to admit, those frolics through Facebook are always entertaining. That's why we started "Facebook Comments of the Month" in early 2019. Here's a glance back at my 10 favorite Facebook posts from last year. Let the countdown commence:
º 10. "Right before the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, make sure you raise your left leg. That way, you will start the year off on the right foot."
My thought: If a post makes me laugh, it's a sure bet for a monthly top 10 award. And this one made me laugh out loud.
º 9. "If you see your glass as half empty, pour it into a smaller glass and stop (complaining)."
My thought: Funny? Certainly. Appropriate? Very much so.
º 8. "My New Year's resolution? Option A: Lose weight. Option B: Buy bigger jeans."
My thought: Personally, I have already opted for Plan B.
º 7. "May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions."
My thought: I don't know about you, but I've already broken most of my resolutions and it's not even 2020 yet. That, my friends, is rather depressing.
º 6. "Let your kids believe in Santa Claus. There are still adults who believe Michigan will beat Ohio State."
My thought: I had to include this today, simply because it makes me feel better following my beloved Buckeyes' loss to Clemson last Saturday.
º 5. "Sometimes it takes me all day to get nothing done."
My thought: If ever a Facebook post targeted yours truly, this is the one.
º 4. "I will argue with anyone about anything."
My thought: We all know these kind of people on Facebook, and yes, I admit I enjoy antagonizing them.
º 3: "Welcome to Iowa. We hope you brought something to do."
My thought: I love Iowa. I really do. Most of my wife's family lives there. The people are beautiful. But it's really, really boring there.
2: "Good night, ya'll. Get at least eight hours of sleep. Nine if you're ugly."
My thought: This would easily have been No. 1 for the year if not for ...
1: "No I don't watch soap operas. I have Facebook. There's a new episode every five minutes."
My thought: So true. So very, very true.
(Happy New Year! May your Facebook journeys in 2020 be as fruitful and rewarding as they were in 2019.)