Is Your Life ‘Normal’?
MLIA (yes, it even has an abbreviation like its predecessor, FML) tells the not-so-horrific stories of one’s day. With the slogan, “Life is pretty normal today”, MLIA allows you to submit 1-2 line stories in FML-style as well as vote on your favorite submissions.
It seems it’s the little things, one’s seemingly simple-minded thoughts, texts from last night and horror stories, that people enjoy sharing these days. I can’t help but wonder—why is that? Why do we enjoy checking Facebook statuses (‘oh-my-gosh, Mike is watching True Blood tonight too’?) or compulsively updating our Twitter page to see the latest tweets (‘Free donuts today at Dunkin!’) to pass the time? I am sure everyone has their own insight as to why we love the feeling of connectedness via the internet, but I happen to think that it’s because most people truly enjoy reading about other people.
We shamelessly get a good laugh from weird high school classmates that post oddities on their Facebook page and maybe let out a gasp of astonishment from crazy FML tales. It all boils down to one simple fact: people are our entertainment. Their triumphs, tribulations and horror stories have become our muse.
So what’s the deal with the latest addition to ‘people stories’ on the internet?
Well, I have to say, after visiting the website and perusing through the hundreds of MLIA submissions, I think FML and Texts From Last Night are funnier and more creative (not to say there aren’t a few exceptions on MLIA…). But hey, the good news is that the next time you feel like sharing your not-so-unique day, there’s now a place to reveal it!
Here’s a taste of www.mylifeisaverage.com:
“Today I was driving and a light up ahead turned yellow. I started to speed up hoping I would look like a badass for making the yellow. Then I realized I was not a badass in any way, shape, or form and slowed back down. MLIA”
“Today, a girlfriend made a joke to me about girls who wear bras and panties that don’t match, and how ridiculous that is. I laughed. My bra and panties have never matched once on purpose. I didn’t know they where supposed to. MLIA”
“Today, I pushed on a door saying ‘pull’. It still opened. I giggled silently to myself pleased with my small triumph. MLIA”
Posted by Alyssa