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One of the original reasons I started blogging is to just, get my thoughts out. You know, stuff you just want to tell SOMEONE. And then commenting happened, and then it started being about all “my readers.” Fine, we all went through that, and it’s fun to be popular… but I missed out on the original intent, which was to just put my thoughts out there. Now there’s Twitter and Facebook, and I use Twitter a lot, but sometimes, my thoughts can’t be compressed into just 140 characters. I use Facebook too, but less, because of the whole “family” thing. So, here I am, back again, blogging.
And if you’re curious, I’ll tell you why “hey, freak!” is the name of my blog. One: I actually say that all the time (not in a derogatory way). Two: everybody’s a bit of a freak.
My tagline was going to be “because everybody’s got their shit”, but then I realized I’m just a blogger, and don’t need a tagline (which is, in itself, ironic, because back in 2003, I won a web award for “best tagline” back when I was Electric Bugaloo: Bloggies 2003). Because really, everybody DOES have their own shit. Everybody IS a little bit of a freak.
Me, I’m a hardcore Star Wars fan. I can pretty much quote the entire first movie (A New Hope), even though I haven’t seen it in ages. I also like Star Trek. Most sci-fi geeks don’t like both, but there it is. Yeah, freaky. I also take little figurines and take pictures with them wherever I go. Also freaky. But then again, is it any more freaky than the woman with 6 cats? Or the guy who plays Fantasy Football? Or the woman who makes her husband lick her pickles before she eats them because, while she loves pickles, hates pickle juice? No. We’re all weird in some way. Sadly, we’re taught that the weirdness is bad. That it’s something to hide; to be ashamed of. Really, we should be revelling in it. The things we have in common with everyone else? That’s boring. That’s dull.
Weirdness = personality! So… hey, freak!
I’m making this category… because I can.
So, if you spend any time talking to me, you’ll know that I say a lot of movie quotes. Usually, though, nobody knows what I’m talking about. So I’m making a category so that you can gauge whether or not you can understand me, I guess. My Rosetta Stone of movie quotes, if you will. Ready?
“What, you got dog ears?”
Check this out… the vending machine at work can take $5 bills, and it gives dollar coins as change. These gold, Andrew Johnson $1 coins. Did you know we had these?
Much like the newly designed penny, I detest these. Not the actual coins; they’re pretty sharp, objectively. What makes me wonder is why we’re spending money on these in the first place. Did we need a prettier penny? What was wrong with the old ones? Are they trying to get us to like pennies? Why?
I dunno. It probably took a million or two (or twenty) to set up these redesigns; it just seems like that kind of money could be better spent. Kinda like that scene in “Dave”, it just seems sad that we’re cutting services and education money so that people can have a prettier penny. Or dollar.