Welcome! I love you. Now I don't know where you came from, but you must be lost. Just hit the back button a few times and take a left. I doubt you'll visit me again, so goodbye. Also, I don't really love you.
Really weird to think that last October this stranger asked me out just out of the blue.
And now in July we’re celebrating our 6th month anniversary.
Also weird to think that when we actually started talking in January we pretty much immediately liked each other and started dating only a few weeks later.
Just weird to think that these two strangers who had never met would work out so well together and somehow boy knew that. I don’t know how he knew, but he did which is crazy and great.
What a great 6 months.
1. What is your favorite font?
Gotta love the edginess of Chiller
2. What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
Oh, this is a hard one. I don’t know if this is really the scariest thing I’ve ever done, but theres this old abandoned road like 5 miles from my house out past all of these industrial buildings (I guess they call it a primitive road, idk??). Anyway, my boyfriend and I used to do this thing when we were first dating where we’d just drive around town for hours and talk, we inevitably found this road and drove as far as we could down it. After like 15 minutes of driving down this thin, dark, bumpy road we came across these two bright red signs in a diamond shape (we tried to google what these signs meant, but couldn’t figure anything out) just in the middle of the road, so we could go no further in the car, however we noted that the road kept going but decided to leave.
About a week later we decided to return to the road, again in the middle of the night, with the intention of finding out where it lead. So we got out to the signs again, got out of the car, and started walking down this road. We ended up getting to the top of this hill after about 15 minutes of walking and looking down at the road we could see that it kept going for miles and miles. By this time we were pretty cold as this was 10pm in march, so we gave up and started heading back, both of us pretty rattled by the fact that this mysterious road just kept going into seemingly nothingness.
On our way back we noticed a pair of headlights in the distance coming towards us and quickly realized that we were not alone. Who else would be coming out to this empty road in the evening? We didn’t know what to do though. We could turn around and walk in the the nothingness, and hope that this car would leave. Or walk toward the unknown vehicle. We hurried our pace towards our car, and whoever else was out there, both of us pretty much shitting our pants.
Thankfully the car left, we made it to our car, and went home. What could have been a nightmare turned out very uneventful, but still gives us the spooks.
We never really returned to that road until recently on the 4th of July. We were looking for a good look of the town that didn’t involve any of the super busy places, so I decided to take us out to that abandoned road as it offered a pretty good view of the town. We made it out there to the signs, I parked, and we got out to see if there was any good place to sit and watch. Pretty quickly though my boyfriend started to get a bad feeling. He gets spooked pretty easily, but this wasn’t just nerves. He honestly seemed to think we weren’t alone out there, despite being in the middle of nowhere and our car being the only one out there.
So we decided we could find a better spot and got back in the car. I started the car and tried to go, only to find that we were stuck. Somehow my front tire had gotten stuck in some gravel of the off road. my boyfriend immediately got out and just started looking at the car silently, obviously paniced. I also got out and tried to dig my tire out of the rocks. After a few tries I was able to get my car unstuck and again we got out of there fairly uneventfuly.
Although nothing completely supernatural or terrifying has happened out there, we both get a weird vibe from this place and have decided to leave it be. We figure we’ve gotten off unscathed twice now, better not press our luck any further.
3. Favorite song lyrics and why?
Ah, this is a tough one but I think I’d have to say the lyrics from The Exploration’s I Guess I am Leaving always move me. Especially:
Dont ever forget me, cause I wont forget you, hold tight to the times that we had,
when we were young and in love, without a care, your head on my shoulder,
as we sat on the porch, my hand inside yours as time past us by, we only grew older,
it only got colder, until all the fires, burning desire for you and for us, and for our,
family to be, under the tree, its easy to see, that you really want this, as much as I do,
I will love you, until the day that I die, and fall away, I’ll be here to catch every tear that falls from your face, keep it up darling, I’ll never be gone, no matter how long, it has been since you have seen, my spirit in the wind.
I guess I love it so much both because I think the lyrics are just so sweet and lovely (and admittedly my boyfriend has said a lot of these things to me so it reminds me of him), and because the singer sings them with such expressive emotion. This part of the song often makes me shed a few tears actually :,)
4. What is the strangest thing you’ve seen in your town?
Wowee lots of stuff. Discounting the road story I’ll tell the second thing that comes to mind.
Again, with my boyfriend late late late at night we decided to go to Dennys (Great date idea. Honestly this was tons of fun). He got placed in this booth right next to the corner booth giving a good view of this extremely bizarre family.
There was this obese middle aged woman sitting rather silently as I recall. I don’t think she talked to much, but she seemed to be wearing a bed sheet fashioned in to a dress. Next to her was a small child that looked as if it hadn’t been washed in a while and also kept glaring at us. Next to this child was a young man, maybe in his early 20s who honestly looked like he might have been a child of inbreeding. And lastly there was this creepy older man who looked like a villain from a shitty made for tv disney movie. He had slicked back hair, kept asking for more coffee every few minutes, and left often to go smoke cigarettes.
Now obviously this family was pretty impoverished. They also seemed like the poster children of white trash families.
I think one of the more interesting things about this family though was the fact that they were excitedly talking about computers and technology. I think at one point they also talked about Pokemon. All of which seemed kind of surreal. They also seemed to have been there for at least an hour, as they had a table just full of different plates, and they stayed even after we left after maybe 45 minutes.
Funnily enough as we left I made a comment about how creepy the disney villain guy was, only to realize that he was basicly right behind us smoking a cigarette.
But the fun of this weird family (who we affectionately call the Denny people) does not stop there. As since then we’ve seen them at Walmart late at night (that time with even more red neck friends) and once at the bank (I was right behind them and before I even realized who they were I thought they were going to rob the bank). Very weird people. Even weirder that they seemed to frequent many of the places my boyfriend and I go.
5. Have you ever been to a midnight release?
Yeah, I think I went to the midnight release of, I want to say the 5th Harry Potter book. I was super young, like 8 or so, so I can’t really recall. It was fun though! I drank butter beer and my friend won the costume competition as Luna Lovegood.
6. Did you have a big middle school phase? If so what was it?
One of the things I am most thankful for is my extremely high amounts of self awareness. So no I never really had any phases in middle school. I mean sure I was into some embarrassing stuff (my friend made me read Twilight and I liked it), but no big phases. I guess that might have come from having an older brother in high school too or something.
7. If you could inhabit a fictional world, which would you chose?
Probably the Comedy Bang Bang universe. So many cool characs.
8. Favorite ice cream flavor?
THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 FLAVOR AT BASKIN ROBINS WAS MADE BY JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF.
9. What is the latest thing you’ve learned?
Uh, I don’t know. I’m learning Italian right now I guess.
I also learned this morning that Say Anything has an album of old rarities which is cool cause I only really like their old stuff.
10. What do you always bring with you when you leave the house?
My bag of shit! Gotta have keys, phone, chapstick, pepto bismol, pads„ epi-pens and birth control (and some other stuff too but those are the biggies).
11. What’s the best concert you’ve been to?
Wow thanks Elisa for giving me the perfect excuse to brag about the Front Bottoms concert I just went to this past weekend.
What an amazing energy. I’ve never screamed or moved like that in my life. Soo much fun. And You Blew it!, The So So Glos, and the little bit of Say Anything we stayed for were spectacular! Loved the energy that Say Anything had, just can’t really get into there new stuff.
Uh, I’ll think of questions and who to tag later this is a lot of writing for now.
The main problem I have with Men’s Rights Activists is that their name really doesn’t do them justice. They’re Straight Cis White Men’s Rights Activists. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for the inclusion of trans* men in their spaces.
I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign to end the social stigma around black fatherhood. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for better pay and equal career mobility for men of colour. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists actively campaign for more gay men’s rights. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists advise others in their group on how using f*ggot to emasculate men who aren’t part of their cause is alienating and marginalising other MEN.
I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support victims of male rape unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of rape. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support male victims of domestic abuse unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of domestic abuse. Men’s Rights Activists are hypocrites and frauds.
They’re bitter privileged white men who don’t want to campaign for the rights of men — they want to campaign to keep their privilege unchecked and their ability to discriminate against others. If you want to be a real Men’s Rights Activist — be a fucking (intersectional) Feminist. Peace out.