over the last couple of weeks something has been bothering me on twitter and facebook to the point of obsession.
it has gotten so bad that i email/call/text my friends to bitch about it.and i need to stop, i'm better than this.
but it wasn't until my friend laura emailed me venting about the exact same thing and then actually putting a name to it that i knew i needed to blog about this newest bane of my existence.it's officially called Electronic Displays of Affection or EDA as i'll be referring to it from here on out.
you ALL know exactly what i'm talking about.
you also ALL know of someone in your twitter or facebook feed that is guilty of too much EDA, i.e. a little too mushy gushy about their significant other.
that gushes about them - repetitively.
"i love mr. X, he's so amazing and wonderful!"
"i can't wait till my hunny bunny comes homes home for some snuggles! wink. wink."
"pouty face. i don't get to see my sweets for five whole hours today. what am i going to do?!??!"
"look how handsome my man is today, and look, he brought me flowers!!!! SQUEEEEE!!!"
raise your hand if you want to call bullshit on this crap.
over the top? i say yes.
awkward at times to read? i also say yes.
there's one thing i want to clarify though before you start to think i'm a jaded bitter old woman...
i'm a hopeless romantic, i would adore it if my yet-to-be-determined boyfriend sent me flowers, and want nothing more than to be oh so smitten that the thought of not seeing or hearing from my boyfriend for a significant period of time would make me miss him all the more.
but you would never, EVER see me tweeting about it every ten minutes while simultaneously updating facebook about it as well.
i'm glad you're happy, really i am but let's chill on the EDA because to be quite frank, it's like you're trying too hard to affirm how wonderful everything is which in turn makes you sound fake.
next thing i know these serial EDAers are going to be twitpic-ing the following image saying, "omg i'm so glad my sexy stud muffin is home so i can tongue him, LOL ; )"
wow. i feel better now!
so hopefully you'll join my stop the EDA campaign because this is serious business people.