Monday, November 14, 2011

First World Problems: BRING THEM ON.

A couple of weeks ago, we ran a post talking about first world problems (made epic by a blogger called The Badger). We said if we got enough of them we'd compile our favorites into a list. Then we ran into a problem - the ones you sent us are so awesome, hilarious, honest, and brilliant that we can't pick. Also? They just keep coming.

That made me feel good. Because the whole concept of first world problems really resonates with me. I love to rant and moan about what a tough time I'm having. Oh poor me - my kid has an ear infection (that I was able to get diagnosed and treated within 24 hours) but I haven't slept in a couple of days so here I am crying like a damn Van der Beek.


Then I remember my Beyonce Perspective Program for Not Losing My Schmidt. And I take a moment to appreciate where I'm really at and maybe start thinking about what I can do to help people with real problems. Especially this time of year, when usually I'm caught in the Halloween to Holidays Death Spiral and frankly, being kind of a dick.

But of course, I can't think about any of this like a normal person. I have to be obnoxious about it. Which is why I love the whole concept of First World Problems. And apparently, you do too because we had almost 200 comments left on that post. So we've enlisted the help of some of our friends to choose the funniest and most honest ones. First up, the Badger himself. Second, the one and only Pregnant Chicken. Third, Mommy Shorts, who is so good at contests of this nature that we just blatantly copy everything she does.

So here's the dealio:


  • Submit your first world problem here or here, as a comment.


  • Submit as many as you want.


  • On Friday, we'll post a list of the ones our judges chose.


  • If the judges pick your problem as #1, Kate & I will donate $50 to Toys for Tots in your name.
We know that you are all about a hundred times more clever and funny than we are. We can't wait to see what you come up with.

xo, Lydia

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