Wednesday, April 22, 2009
NOT CUTE AT ALL!
PLACES TO GO FOR THINGS TO SEE:
Not Cute, Pretty or Sweet
I’m ashamed to admit that I have been called “cute” and even “pretty.” Boy, is that lame! I’d rather be “interesting” and “unusual” any time. But I’m afraid that cute is going to stick to me like shit to a shoe. AND even worse, I’m sweet! If you could only see beneath the gossamer exterior….Yea, there lurks the real me.
If you, too, don’t care for cute and pretty, I’d recommend some of the sites I’ve crashed into when swinging around the web.
The first is the Zymoglyphic Museum. The curator describes zymoplyphic as:
zy'-mo-glyph'-ic, adj. [Gr. zyme leaven + Gr. glyphe carving]
1. Of, or pertaining to, images of fermentation, specifically the solid residue of creative fermentation on natural objects.
2. The collection and arrangement of objects, primarily either natural or weathered by natural forces, for poetic effect
Here’s an example of one of those objects:
The museum is only open to the public a few days a year but the site is wonderfully visual. Take a look!
The other site for you to visit is the ghost town of RavenslBight. Ray O’Bannon, the designer/owner/mayor of the town is a delightful ghoul with a twilight sense of humor. He’s a generous being and has a toy store, library and cinema that are all free to visit and the souvenirs are free, too. I think you’ll have an…..uh, interesting, unusual time.
LIKES AND DISLIKES: Being a Bipolar Retard with OCD
Perhaps it’s my social psychology background. When I was teaching one thing was bound to get my harsh up. I just couldn’t handle kids calling others “retards!” It was guaranteed to put me into Teacher Mode and to get the kid a lecture in my Teacher Voice. Recently I have trouble with the idea that sooooo many people classify themselves as bipolar or as having OCD.
Life is full of ups and downs, highs and lows. Feeling sad is not depression and felling happy is not manic. It is living. Being neat and orderly….which I AM NOT…is not obsessive, compulsive nor a disorder. If carried to the point where neatness, sadness or joy disrupts my life, I might be neurotic but OCD and bipolar describe psychotic behavior that doesn’t disrupt but totally prevents living a socially integrated life. So, if you are neat, sad or happy….live with it! It is life and not a disorder!
Neurotics build castles in the air; psychotic live in them.