Something that I have heard many times this past week or so was, “you’re so cool.” Newsflash people, the fact that I have a blog dedicated to my daily struggles and pet peeves makes me weirder than probably the Miley/Robin Thicke encounter at the 2013 VMAs. I’m actually not that cool. And as promised in a previous blog (Weapons of Maz Destruction) here is a list of things, people, places, sounds, etc. that I do, enjoy or find charming that will show you in more detail exactly why I’m kind of weird:
The clicking of shoes when people walk: Sometimes I purposely wear a pair of click-y shoes that I own, strictly because I love the sound, sometimes they don’t even go with the outfit. But if that’s wrong, I don’t want to be right.
Throw pillows: They are decorative but a pain in the ass. I have no less than seven pillows on my bed at all times, when in actuality I only use one maybe two to actually sleep. Why do I do that to myself? I have to put them back every morning and it probably would save me 5-8 minutes in my morning routine if I didn’t bother with them. I just can’t give them up.
M&Ms on pizza: Because as if pizza couldn’t get any worse for you, throw some chocolate on top. I jointly blame dessert pizza lunchables and the Princess Diaries, but it’s one of those weird things that I tried once and surprisingly loved, so now whenever I have M&M’s and plain pizza, sh*t gets real.
Books about supernatural beings: I’m pretty sure that this stopped being cool in seventh grade, but IDGAF. I love a good vampire or werewolf love story. What can I say? I’m a sucker (no pun intended) for eternal or destined love.
The ukulele: I am trying to learn to play the ukulele. It is the guitar’s weird little cousin. Not nearly as cool. And I’m not very good. I can play about 4 chords and try to put every song I can think of to those four chords. It’s a work in progress.
Creepy obsession with certain musicals: Okay, so I was a major theatre kid back in the day, still am I guess. I acted in shows and then started choreographing when I was too old to be in them. It’s cool to like musicals and plays, but to be able to act as every single character in multiple shows at the drop of a hat, might be borderline crazy, especially as a finance major. It’s more likely than not that if I could harmonize with myself I would try to do a one woman show of some of my favorite musicals. I’ll be the Phantom and Christine, Roger and Mark, Natalie and Gabe, Ariel and Sebastian, etc. The list could go on for ages of each musical I know forward and backward.
Ordering dessert before a meal: Honestly, I don’t think this one is that weird, but the people I’ve done this in front of and the waitresses usually tend to disagree. But damn it, if I want cheesecake before I have my lunch, I’m gonna have some f*cking cheesecake.
“What Does the Fox Say” by Ylvis/”I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston: I won’t leave my house to go out for the night without listening to these two songs. It’s basically tradition and are always the first two songs I’ll request when I get to my destination.
Being told I smell good: Most people like it when someone says that they look great, or their clothes are cool, or their hair looks really good, well, me too. But my favorite compliment is when someone says that I smell good. God only knows why. Maybe it’s because my perfume normally costs more than every single part of my outfit combined. But I just love it.
Otters: They are hands down my favorite animal. If you have ever been to the zoo with me, you understand that it is my personal mission to find the otter exhibit the second I enter. The one’s at the zoo in my hometown do backflips and I could sit there and watch them for hours. They are so cute.
Shortening words: I shorten everything. Not in writing, but in every day spoken language. To the point where sometimes I don’t think you can even understand the point I’m trying to make. Soups=Super, Totes=Totally, Soz=Sorry, GFY (pronounced giffy)=Go F*ck Yourself, V=Very, etc. I’m even one of those ass*oles who says, “LOL” instead of just laughing.
I’m stopping the list here because it really could go on for years. I’m really weird. But hey, if I can be weird and people still think I’m cool at the same time, I’ll take it. Cheers to the weirdos.