That whole 'normal is a setting on the dryer' thing? So damn true.
You can tell yourself differently. Convince yourself. But you can't hide the truth.
When it comes down to it? We are all a little freaky. And it's not just our behavior. The things we are attracted to and use in our daily lives? Well, they can end up on that side of things, too.
For today's quiz, we're going to take a look at that freaky stuff - things which, on closer examination, are sure to raise an eyebrow or two.
What weird things do you enjoy? Do you indulge in?
Or... what gets your attention? What weird thing are you attracted to or use in your daily life?
1/ Weird Food
My blood sugar takes a nose dive about 3:00 pm each day. That's when the plane runs out of fuel. If I do nothing? I'm diving nose first by 4:15 pm, to the point where I'm in a weird kind of physical pain. So, I keep trying to find things to change that flight course.
My latest obsession?
Something about the hummus mixing with the mayo reminds me of horseradish, which is one of my favorite things in the world. The lettuce/spinach gives it crunch, as does the toasted 12-Grain. It's substantive and helps keep my plane level.
Is it good for me? Well, despite all it has going for it - the hummus, the 12 grain, the spinach... the mayo pretty much wipes all that good out - so, let's call it a draw.
It's quick to make. I always have the ingredients on hand and it makes me happy. Enough said.
2/ Weird Clothes
So, I will swivel to something else...
I have a thing for secondhand clothing. I tend to wear castoffs. Both The Boyfriend and The Ex keep handing me things that no longer fit them... and I wear the stuff over and over and over.
This summer? I have four pairs of cargo shorts that I have worn over and over. One came from The Ex and three from The Boyfriend. Topped with a white t-shirt and. given that I'm working from home these days, I am set for the summer. The fabric is very odd... as if they were made from an army tent or a pair of old golfing trousers. There's a tan, gray and blue sort of checked pair made by Levis. There's a dark army green pair. There's a khaki pair. And a different tan, gray and blue sort of checkered pair. Laundry is a breeze. I have a nice outfit (black) that I wear out for happy hours or nice restaurants, but otherwise... nope. Just the same thing all summer. And why? Because they gave them to me. I feel I must wear them. I would never buy such things for myself. I am not a cargo shorts kind of guy. But... here I am. Loving it.
Don't tell Sixpence or Maddie. They'll petition to have my gay card revoked.
3/ Weird Music
But there is a new studio in town. We are talking a24 Films. The Boyfriend and I actively seek out their every release, because it is cinema with similarities to things we've seen in the past, but taken to such an extreme that there are actually films of theirs where I have had to cry uncle.
The first remains the best, a little film called In Fabric. It is wild. A feast for the senses. But the word weird doesn't even begin to cover the deviousness at hand. Go ahead. Watch it. Try to wrap your head around the mind that envisioned it and then brought it to life. Peter Strickland wrote and directed it. It's a masterwork.
The latest one we watched is 2022's X, written and directed by Ti West. I'm not going to give anything away, but Brittany Snow and Kid Kudi are awesome in it, doing some very surprising things. If you're a fan of 1970's style horror, check this one out, it does not disappoint. It is weird in parts, but... well, you'll see.
But the winner? In Fabric. You will love it.
5/ Weird Behavior/Habit
One gets a sense of such a place and it remains within forever. This? You somehow knew.
8/ Weird Thought
9/ Weird Job/Task
Feeding chickens at a huge industrial chicken farm. It was heartbreaking. The anguish and powerlessness I felt have stayed with me. I did it one week and never again. One of the reasons I became a vegetarian. I think if more people had to do this for a week, we'd have a lot more vegetarians.
10/ Weird Hobby/Collection
I've written at length about my found underwear collection. The prairie, parking lots, the gym, dressing rooms... men just seem to love losing their drawers. I already found my pair for this year. They have a detachable pouch with a built in cock ring and a giant slit in the rear for easy access. Found at a rest stop in Wisconsin. Some trucker must have been getting fucked in the bushes and left them behind.