As I sit here with an ipod blaring Plush by STP in my ears, to avoid hearing whats going on with Lost, I feel like a total wack-job. You see, I am a full fledged wuss. I like to blame it on the fact that my Dad took me to see E.T. when I was 5. That movie scared the fuck out of me. I know what your thinking, E.T., that loveable alien that everyone from my generation adores?? Yes, I hate him. I mean I haaaate him. I slept on the floor in my older brother’s room for a long while after seeing it. I have never, ever watched the movie again. And most movies that deal with aliens or space are off limits because of the childhood trauma that was caused by E.T.
There are a couple other categories that fall into the same boat as E.T. Anything with suspense, I can’t hack it. I cannot handle suspense at all. Anything dealing with the armagedon. I do not even consider myself a Christian, but things dealing with the fight between heaven and hell, or the afterlife, nope, can’t do it. Oh, add ghosts to the list. No ghosts. Lost falls into the suspense and ghost category, hence why I sit here with the ipod blaring Black Star by Radiohead. (Jaos’ ipod’s shuffle is on fire tonight.)
I have been mocked my whole life for this. Jaos and my brothers often go to movies when we are together. They will tell me, ‘Sorry, its not a Larz/Slush pick” (My brothers call me Larz and Jaos really does call me Slush, not all the time. But, in situations like that, yes he does.) I am really okay with my quirks. I have always said quirks are the best part of people. I am naturally drawn to odd people with interesting quirks. Who wants to be normal and boring anyway??
Tell me what one of your major quirks is…the weirder the better in my book. Hopefully, you will make me feel better for being, kind of, a wacko.