for some reason I think turning down the volume of my TV will help me be less scared during creepy shows/movies. I’m watching The Following right now and it’s set at 7 and I can barely hear the dialogue *insert nervous laughter here
Alright MAB, here goes nothin’,
1. My hair. It looks best when it’s dirty, unbrushed, and tousled. I’ve had hair dressers deny me a perm and discourage against coloring. They tell me how healthy it is, how thick the strands are, and how other women would kill for its natural straightness.
2. I will go anywhere to attend anything for a friend. I’ll travel just about anywhere to attend a birthday, shower, wedding, family member’s wake/funeral, housewarming, sibling’s wedding, civil union, store opening, art show, brunch… I’ve taken every line of the NJ Transit rail system. You name it, I rode it. Related: I’ve never owned a car in my entire life and have learned to love sitting b!tch in the ever-unpopular back middle seat.
3. I’m really self-aware and thoughtful about the space I take up in this world, what my words mean, and what my actions say to the people I care about/interact with day to day.
4. I have a good sense of humor. I laugh often and engage in a lot of self-deprecation. I do it to reveal my insecurities in a non-scary way and to make people feel comfortable. I was once sitting next to a really cute guy on a plane who when opening his mini bag of pretzels pulled so hard they all flew into the air and rained on top of him. I burst out laughing and offered him some of mine (which he declined). When he didn’t laugh or even crack a smile, he suddenly became the most unattractive guy on the flight.
5. I’m spiritual. You can talk to me about all the “embarrassing” self-help, Oprah-watching, aura-glowing, mantra-saying, feels-having, Om-chanting stuff that some people think is corny & lame. I’ll never mock or make fun, and will probably jump onto your bandwagon if I think it will help our mental health, together.