Steve Eighinger

Looking back at top Facebook posts of 2019

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Dec. 31, 2019 12:01 am

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.)