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LJ Idol - Best of Season Five - Week Two

Week Two: I Don’t Care About Apathy: What I "Should" Care About – But Don’t.



I should preface this by pointing out that I voted for more than just these entries out of a field of more than 160, but these are ones that I felt deserved a second read.

dabhug: http://dabhug.livejournal.com/143206.html

A succinct litany that provides a glimpse at the author's values.

technophile: http://technophile.livejournal.com/191924.html

A clever "found" poem, using the titles of songs to tell the story.

saxomofo: http://saxomofo.livejournal.com/382572.html

A mom's confessions about parenting. Very funny.

boxsrain: http://boxsofrain.livejournal.com/381045.html

A witty, scientific look at microbes and why they shouldn't bother you.

lilmissmagic71: http://lilmissmagic71.livejournal.com/64744.html

Two views of the same woman: one ideal and one real. Funny and honest.

baxaphobia: http://baxaphobia.livejournal.com/128818.html

Not all women want babies, and this thoughtful entry explores why.

sabbysteg: http://sabbysteg.livejournal.com/2470155.html

A touch of wicked political satire about the U.S. elections.

nursemae: http://nursemae.livejournal.com/235685.html

A tongue-in-cheek satire of American conservative attitudes.

jenandbronze: http://jenandbronze.livejournal.com/147970.html

An inspirational tale about losing hope and finding it again.

az_starshine: http://az-starshine.livejournal.com/525330.html

An empowering look at accepting a physical condition.

spydielives: http://spydielives.livejournal.com/1933118.html

A journey from activism to apathy and the truth behind the change.

silverwisdom: http://silverwisdom.livejournal.com/1893.html

A snarky look at why the author doesn't care about being overweight.

amenquohi: http://amenquohi.livejournal.com/531361.html

An irreverent defense of unconventional parenting.

masterofmusings: http://masterofmusings.livejournal.com/324416.html

A Canadian explains his ambivalence about that giant neighbor to the South.

free_vigilante: http://free-vigilante.livejournal.com/75832.html

A smoker's unapologetic love affair with the Marlboro Man.

alexpgp: http://alexpgp.livejournal.com/1282115.html

A thoughtful look at politics and why the author chooses to stay neutral.

walkertxkitty: http://walkertxkitty.livejournal.com/534891.html

A detailed look at the author's medical challenges and how she's come to terms with her weight.

kittenboo: http://kittenboo.livejournal.com/239669.html

Musings on why the author doesn't care that the TV is turning her brain to goo.

abbismom: http://abbismom.livejournal.com/191713.html

A frank, confessional look at how the author came to terms with a medical condition.

stegzy: http://stegzy.livejournal.com/739736.html

A checklist of things the author should and shouldn't care about. Funny and insightful.

lordrexfear: http://lordrexfear.livejournal.com/873144.html

Confessions of a bad nerd. Particularly funny to fellow nerds.

hightekvagabond: http://hightekvagabond.livejournal.com/270250.html

The author admits to his apathy towards fruit abuse in this clever, unexpected entry.

bewize: http://bewize.livejournal.com/433124.html

A lawyer who doesn't care about the law, but does care about making the reader laugh.

peta_anderson: http://peta-andersen.livejournal.com/27022.html

A brief, lyrical look at why she no longer looks for fairy tale endings.

emo_snal: http://emo-snal.livejournal.com/42925.html

An insightful essay on why Americans should care about foreign countries.

8673: http://8673.livejournal.com/1986.html

The author explores what being a woman really means to her.

thndrstd: http://thndrstd.livejournal.com/216296.html

A look at what happens when the author's chosen profession doesn't excite him.

agirlnamedluna: http://agirlnamedluna.livejournal.com/499310.html

A lyrical evocation of her grandmother's memory.

beldar: http://beldar.livejournal.com/423456.html

An historical look at how people often don't realize what's really important.

azikale: http://azikale.livejournal.com/198755.html

Growing up means learning to stop caring.

kenakeri: http://kenakeri.livejournal.com/41010.html

A succinct, humorous defense of a messy house.

oberonia: http://oberonia.livejournal.com/942939.html

In this fiction piece, a son decides to be himself, despite his Southern Belle mother.

scienter: http://scienter.livejournal.com/553552.html

Another funny gem, this one about FDA advisories on food.

intrepia: http://intrepia.livejournal.com/593888.html

A wholly original entry about paying attention to the small things.
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