This month's prompts were:
- Share a hidden talent
- Share something your readers might be surprised to know about you
- Share a favorite piece of furniture or decor
GAH!!! I've b een trying to get this stupid thing recorded FOREVAH! OK, here's the sitch: the battery is dying on the camera. It keeps shutting down on me. Therefore, the rest of my vlog is, well, typed.
WHAT I WOULD HAVE SAID IF MY CAMERA BATTERY DIDN'T DIE:
Unless I wanted to listen to classical or country or a Dodgers game, I listened to nothing. So when all of my jr. high friends were talking about Judas Priest or Cheap Trick or Iron Maiden, and writing those bands' names all over their Pee-Chee folders, I felt really stupid, because I had no idea what they sounded like.
So I did what any normal 7th grader would have done... I was a great big faker and wrote them all over my folders too, praying that no one would ask me any detailed questions like "So what's your favorite song...?" I was faking what I had to in order to feel like I was fitting in.
Then one summer I went and stayed with a friend who lived at the beach. The beach was only about 45 minutes from my town, but it might as well have been on the other side of the world as far as how different the, ahem, culture was. They listened to punk.
They introduced me to the Sex Pistols and The Dead Kennedys and The Plasmatics.... And ya know what? I LOVED it! The whole counter-culture, anti-thing that they had going really resonated with me.
I learned a lesson that I find applicable to this day: search out the things that make you happy... that make you comfortable... that build your confidence. If you gauge your personal preferences by committee, you will never be an individual.**
**Boys reading this post: personal preference does not include whether or not you clean your room, do your homework or brush your teeth.