If you notice, blogger now lets me apply labels to my posts. I'm sure I could have done this myself before, but I don't know HTML and am too lazy to learn it. So it's nice that I don't have to think at all in order to label. I'll try to keep the number of labels to a minimum since there's no need for a single post to fall into 5,456,346 categories.
I think my labels are pretty clear. When I hate someone/something, it falls under hatred; when I get new shoes, that's where it goes. Easy enough. There are two labels, however, that aren't as straightforward:
Are you serious? This is my label for things or people that confound me. When I see someone walking around downtown DC in a powersuit while brushing his teeth, this is the thought that crosses my mind. Anything of that nature will receive this label.
What's wrong with me? This is an appropriate label in two situations. The first assumes that the reader is wondering what is wrong with me, and the post is a small effort towards enlightenment. The second situation is when the reader wonders what is wrong with me after reading the post.¹ This is appropriate when I get started on some random topic that annoys me or feel strongly about. When actual people hear these thoughts coming from my own mouth, I am usually confronted with looks of confusion that say to me, "You actually think about this?" To which I respond with an expression that says, "Of course I think about this, I'm CRAZY." In short, "What's wrong with me?" is both a pre-post question and a post-post reaction.²
So that's the labels. More will probably be created as time passes. Or not. It's not that big a deal.
¹ Hint: The answer is "so many things."
² Now that's an awkward term. Post-post = after the post for the dull knives in the drawer.