Today I was referred to as "a cynic and a drag," reportedly due largely to what I post here on my blog (you know who you are, you rascal, you!). If my worldview and crazy habit of standing up for traditional values and striving to live God's word and share my beliefs with others qualifies me as cynical, that's news to me. But I'll consent to be a drag if this is what makes a person one.
It's just funny to me how some people, even dear old kith and kin, can jump to extremes and say that because we disagree on politics or American Idol contestants it means that we'll "never agree on anything." I mean... seriously? Isn't blood stronger than this? Besides, if you post something in a public venue, you basically invite people to post their responses. That's the way the blogosphere works.
In conclusion, everyone is cynical about something (maybe a better word is realistic?). I'm perfectly upbeat and downright optimistic about certain things! In fact, I feel like my blog is a fairly balanced representation of who I am, the ups and the downs. It does seem that my blog is getting read more widely than I thought as well, which is rather interesting.
P.S. I don't even want to start on how "cynical" some people were when Bush was elected... and re-elected.