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There was one particular famous ex-celebrity who I can’t name who was really ready to punch me and was giving me a lecture about not behaving in the correct manner towards him because he came up to me and he says: ‘Hey, man, you know, I really love you, man, you know, your album’s great, you know, we want to make music like you’ and I’m talking to somebody else and I’m thinking, ‘Well, I’m not impressed’, and it’s not like I’m having a fucking go or anything, I’m just not into talking to him simply because he’s another famous person, ex-famous person in this business.
I’m sorry, but I didn’t get into this to go to the parties and fucking talk to other famous people.
I got into this because I really love what we did and I really love the other blokes in the band and that’s why I got into this and get out of my face, you know? But I didn’t say any of these things, I just sort of said nothing.
And there was this famous model there and I snubbed her because I was a bit out of my head at the time and I was a bit stoned. Anyway, I couldn’t do it, you know? I wasn’t really able to communicate with anyone except for people I really knew. I suppose the novelty of these people has worn off and I just sound like this sulky kid who has had a big birthday party but didn’t get the present he wanted and, you know, someone should just slap him around the face. And this guy was quite prepared to do that. Thom Yorke (via thom-yorkes-manhood)
the reason male comic book fans work themselves into a frenzied rage over “fake geek girls" is because they think they can’t get a girlfriend because of their love for comic books (a.k.a nerdiness). if they accept that geek girls genuinely love comic books, then they’re left with the cold harsh reality that it’s not their nerdiness that makes them unattractive to women, but the fact that they are misogynistic condescending dickbags who need to be avoided AT ALL COSTS
Stole this idea from Laci Green. I’ve decided to create a time capsule—something to remind myself of where I am now, and in a few years, how far I’ve come. As in Laci’s video, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0_M0cTr9yI), it’s like an open letter. I’ll answer some of these questions now, some in five years. There are certain ideas that I’d like to reflect on specifically and those I’ll answer now so I have a stronger perspective on where and why I’ve changed. Considering that I’m 25 presently, seems like the best time to “re-open” the capsule will be on my 30th birthday. Sounds good. Jah?
What follows are a list of questions that I’ve concocted, some of which were Laci’s and some of which are mine. Here goes:
1. How has your body image changed from five years ago? Today?
Five years ago, I was twenty and thought that I was resigned to identifying as “the fat girl”. Then, I spent a whole lot of time sleeping around to help myself feel validated because I wasn’t getting it elsewhere—primarily from within. Now that I’m 25, I’ve finally realized that I would have never been happy sticking with that. I don’t need sex to feel validated or happy about myself. My body is my body. Sometimes I love it; sometimes I hate it; but I’ve grown to be happy with whatever it is I have.
2. Are you still writing?
3. Did you finish your novel?
4. How has your style evolved?
The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve started to really care about how I present myself. Some days I’m still rocking the half done hair, two days old jeans, and an Avengers t-shirt but it’s still me. I’ve grown to appreciate a well put together outfit and it makes me feel fierce to wear well-made clothes. I’m currently in the process of replenishing my wardrobe with solid, versatile pieces. Is it totally lame to just want to work in an office where I can rock a good pair of heels, a black or dark grey pencil skirt, and a button down, all while challenging the patriarchy? I don’t think so.
5. Are you still living in Fort Collins? Have you finally moved out of the state?
6. Have you you found happiness with another person?
7. How is your relationship with your family? Is Wyatt getting SO BIG?
8. Is Radiohead still your favorite band? If not, why the heck not? Pick up your vinyl of In Rainbows RIGHT NOW.
9. What is your relationship like with being healthy?
This is a tough one to answer because I’m not entirely sure what my relationship with being healthy looks like. I’ve never really been held accountable for my actions. It’s usually the case that I’ll tell myself that it’s time to be serious about taking care of my body and eating better and exercising but it hasn’t happened yet. Maybe in five years it will have.
10. Do you still read a lot?
11. Did you ever learn how to do latte art?
12. Have you become a better financial planner?
It’s been a lot of hard work and owning up to my financial messes but I am a lot better now than I ever have been handling money. It’s still a struggle but I always make a monthly budget and (generally) stick to it. When I’m thirty, (and thirty year old me, you better have this shit figured out) maybe I’ll be planning towards major goals—like a house or a European vacation.
13. Do you still dance? Have you done any more travelling for dance?
14. What have you learned about relationships?
As I’m writing this, on July 6th, 2014, at 12:51 in the morning, I can tell you with some certainty that anything I think I know is probably wrong. The picture of my platonic relationships has changed really drastically in the past month and I have no idea where the months ahead may lead. It’s been a revelation looking at all the choices I’ve made in who I spend my time with, some more difficult than others, why I spend time with them, and what it looks like to love the right people and well. It would be fair to see I’ve some growing to do in that area. 30 year old me, reflect on this.
15. Did you accomplish your goal of working in publishing? If not, where are you now (hopefully not Dazbog) and why did it change?
So, that’s it. That’s my list. I’ve set myself two reminders. One, for December of 2018 so I can plan my epic 30th birthday party, and one for my birthday so I’ll remember to track this down and figure out how drastically my life has changed. Change is big and scary and here’s to hoping that it’ll be the best change ever.
You. Yes, you. If you’re reading this, you should do it with me! Seriously. It’ll be rad.