I know there are a lot of complaints about millennials being narcissistic and taking too many selfies. Maybe they do, maybe they don't. Honestly, I don't care. That being said, I post them semi-regularly now. The reasoning behind this is that I spent a majority of my life hating my body and what I looked like. Now that I'm comfortable enough to take pictures of myself, I'm going to.
If you're feeling good, but self-indulgent and take that selfie. It's not going to hurt anyone.
Here are a few of my favourites from the past few years.
I <3 rockabilly (and it's variations). It's not that I have a great love of 50's and 60's culture or anything of that nature, but damn that music makes my soul boogie. There's just something about a standing base that gets me going. And the fashion is just phenomenal.
Being a geek with anxiety I have an intentionally loose sense of reality that I use as a coping mechanism. Don't get me wrong, I understand the difference between fact and fiction, but that doesn't mean I have created scenarios and such in my head that I use to help me get through troubled times. One of these is the questing knight.
Based on the classic Arthurian grail quest, this is the portrait I paint in my head when I feel like despite everything I've done and worked through, that I'm not where I want to be. I'm still on the journey. There will be set backs and side quests, but one of these days I'll finish my quest. Until then I persevere. Yeah, this probably sounds strange to everyone else, but it's one of those strange things that makes me me.
My nickname is Pun. I'm a librarian and I have an English/Humanities degree. You might think, given those things that my my nickname comes from the fact that I love to play with words. That's not the case though.
This is where my nickname actually comes from:
Big Punisher was a popular rapper when I was a freshman in high school that was fat. I'm fat. Therefore, the soccer team thought it would be the perfect nickname for me. It bugged me a little when it happened, but honestly, I'm cool with it now. Pun was a great rapper and I still find myself jamming to Still Not A Player on a regular basis.
I've spoke in the past about my love for William Francis and his William Control project. Over the past 7 years I've been listening to William Control and the music has meant so much to me and my growth as a person. For his past few albums William has spoke of the Neuromantic Movement. This is what it is, in his own words.
NeuRomance is a place inside the heart where we feel most
alive, where desire meets trust, where we can willfully remove the chains that
bind our inhibitions and dance and drink and lust without societal boundaries
making us feel shame. It's a place we find solidarity with lovers and other
strangers that surround us in the bedroom or on the dance floor. We live on our
own terms and answer to no one. We cater to ourselves, selfishly indulging
rather than abstaining.
You are a part of this movement. With your voices, your high heels and
stockings, with your ropes and knives and lust, with your strong hands and
delicate hips, you are propelling this movement, It's yours. Take it. Live it.
Love it. Endeavor to spread it like a virus. The Neuromantic Movement is here.
I adore it. I see it as a call to action and one that I fully support. I guess I'm just a Neuromantic Boy.
If you ever find yourself in Columbus, Ohio make sure to check out Mikey's Late Night Slice. I first heard of Mikey's because of this story. I thought it was pretty cool that a local food truck's employees stood up against hate. I had to try it.
The folks at Late Night Slice make quality pizza and feature a unique pizza each week. The even make vegan pizzas. In addition to the great staff and awesome pizza, the other draw of Late Night Slice is the Unicorn Sauce (formerly known as Slut Sauce). This dipping sauce is heaven in liquid form.
You also have a few other delicious oddities like the Cheezus Crust (and Son of Cheezuz) and the Pizza Dawg.
If you're curious the best specialty pizza I've had from Mikey's was Hot Mikey's Takeover a joint venture between Mikey's Late Night Slice and another Columbus favourite, Hot Chicken Takeover.
I think you can tell a lot about a person by their taste in music. I think this is especially true when you look at their favourite love songs. These four are my all-time favourite love songs. I've also decided to highlight my favorite lyrics. What are your favourites?
Nightwish - Ghost Love Score
"My fall will be for you
My love will be in you
You were the one to cut me,
So I will bleed forever"
William Control - Adore (Fall in Love Forever)
"The road to Hell is paved with one intention, my love."