Five Weird Things That You Like
Coming up with things that are particularly “weird” is proving rather difficult. I like weird things but (at risk of sounding like a true hipster) a lot of those weird things are becoming very mainstream and they just do not seem all that weird anymore. When you start going to things like Comic Con and seeing all the other people who like nerdy things as much as you do your idea of what is cool and normal starts to skew. Suddenly tons of people like these things and its awesome… So why doesn’t anybody in my church get my Doctor Who jokes?
I’m going to try anyway. Here we go. Five weird things that I like… or enjoy.
1) Mowing the Lawn.
It isn’t just that I do not mind mowing the lawn. I actually kind of enjoy it, especially when I don’t have to bag the grass and can just go around and around until it is finished. I like it because 1) I wear my crop tops and offend my mormon neighbors by showing too much skin and 2) It gives me a lot of time to think about other weird stuff that I like.
The other day I was mowing the lawn and thinking about things. When I stopped to empty the bag I stood by my mother, who was weeding nearby, and announced that Galadriel (from Lord of the Rings) was 6’4″ and the most powerful being in Middle Earth. Those facts alone are good enough reasons that Chris Hemsworth should have been cast as Galadriel.
2) Literary Analysis
That one might be kind of obvious. I went to college for English. Of course I grew into a fondness for literature and literary analysis. I love reading and going into English Major mode on Game of Thrones characters. One of my personal favorites is to use the various theories on Disney movies (unless it is too late for you I do not recommend doing this, it almost ruined The Jungle Book for me). Getting into the real meat of what an author was saying and what it says about the time period is fascinating and I love it.
Yes, writing is hard work. I do not always want to do it. A lot of the time I write something, shove it to the bottom of my harddrive and it never sees the light of day again. Writing a blog post every day has been one of the most challenging things I have done this year (I have a pretty easy life). You should not actually enjoy writing. Some people say that writing is easy because it is sitting at your keyboard and opening a vein. Yeah, opening a vein is easy but it is also painful and I do not want to do it! Then there is the issue that people are actually going to read what I have put into writing and think about it. I know that I spend my time writing and blogging which sounds an awful lot like shouting “pay attention to me” into the void but honestly, sometimes I would prefer to be ignored.
4) Planning Imaginary Vacations
Sometimes, when I’m feeling bored, I go look up flights and destinations and plan imaginary vacations that I will never take. Adventures that I will probably never have. It is okay to dream right?
I like dressing up as characters and going out into the world to do things. Its fun and in the end aren’t we all secretly geeks in costumes anyway? Think about the reasons you put on what you are wearing today. In a way are you trying to look like a certain thing or idea? Think about it.