Josh: I went to this mermaid festival on Coney Island yesterday.
Me: What’s that?
Josh: It’s a bunch of wierdos celebrating summer.
Me: Are they dressed like mermaids?
Josh: Some are. Some just aren’t wearing a lot of clothes.
Lately I’ve been hanging out with jugglers, hoola hoopers, fire spinners, slackliners, acrobats, drummers and the like. Passers by might think, “What a bunch of wierdos.” But I think that wierdos have more fun.
I do like humble normal people who can eat a nice meal at Applebees and not have to prove anything to anyone. But at heart I’m a wierdo. For the most part, I’ll skip out on the Applebees to do some cartwheels in the park.
But I get judgmental too. Comic convention people? Super wierd! I have to remind myself that it’s not my place to judge.
“A song is just something to waste your time. I’ll listen to yours if you listen to mine. A song is just something to waste your time. But so is everything else, so do whatever makes you feel fine.” – Jeffrey Lewis.
“We just came back from Japan but maybe I feel more at home here. Freak like…freak like me.” – Kazu Makino, Blonde Redhead