Tuesday, July 28, 2009


A friend of mine just facebooked me and invited me to go to a bone marrow drive. ...um...does it sound selfish that that doesn't actually sound like fun to me? I should really go back and re-read that invitation a little closer. I mean…I’d love to share…but that doesn’t exactly sound like a fun, 2 hour party with orange juice and hip hop. Is it just me? I worry sometimes that I'm just not "mainstream" enough. This may have been my problem all along. I used to invite my friends over in elementary school and get them all set up with food, roller-skates and music in my parent’s carriage house and then go inside to practice my flute. It seemed right to me then…but…looking back on it now, I’m not sure that this was common practice for a 10-year-old girl? In high school I used to sit and play the piano while I made up random thoughts to go with the chord progressions. Perhaps I was a little bit different than the other kids. The funny thing is that now, “un-cool” seems to be the new “cool.” People flock to me like I’m the pied piper (nice flute reference huh?) Children walk up to me off the street and throw their arms around me. One little girl said that she wanted to be just like me when she grew up. Oh!…eh…!…Honey, be very careful with that!… But I suppose that she could do worse. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that if that dream of hers worked out, she’d be spending night after night laughing alone at her own piffy wittery! Then again, by then, hopefully the boys who are growing up today will be a little more accepting of women who are walking to the beat of their own drum. (And actually, judging from how useless some of these guys are getting these days, they just may need a girl who can bring home the bacon… and write a song about it!) …I guess I sort of am “the girl next door” of the future…of course the guy next door to me is growing weed and I accidentally weed whacked some of it on the edge of the property the other day. Oops…sorry! My bad!

Oh well…I suppose it is interesting that there is so much room in this world for differences. I was told once that everyone is crazy and all you need to do to find a “partner in crime”, is find someone whose “crazy” lines up and compliments yours. Oh no! Does that mean that I can’t just go out with a mainstream guy? Crap! Foiled again!