|My life is average
||[Sep. 26th, 2009|10:17 am]
The internet encourages the kind of instincts that once meant "entertainment" consisted of feeding Christians to lions. But occasionally antidotes to this feasting upon misfortune come along.
My Life is Average is an antidote to FML. Instead of horrible misadventures, it celebrates the amusing bits of life. This may be my favorite of all time:
At my new school I sat with a group of kids during lunch that asked me "twilight or Harry Potter?" I answered Harry Potter and they scoweled at me and made rude remarks. The next table over put a bag over my head and screamed "GRYFFINDOR" then pulled me to their table. I just found my new best friends.
The interesting thing is, if you go back to the earliest entries on the site, they really were aiming for a tongue-in-cheek "today nothing really remarkable happened" style to mock FML. But it quickly evolved into its current incarnation of little moments worth treasuring and humorous bits. Sure, there are still entries of complete mundanity, but most are cute.
Life needs more cute.