The Art of Being the Last Lemming

I'm weird.

It's ok to say it out loud, or nod your head in agreement.

I know it's true.

And I'm ok with that fact - that, in fact, is THE WEIRDEST thing about me, LOL :)

I have this ingrained , yet inexplicable, aversion for anything "popular". And I don't mean that in a snobby way (though that's probably how it sounds). I don't mean that I pass judgment on things - deciding that if it's popular it's beneath me. I just know, through all these cumulative years in my skin, that when something appeals to EVERYONE, it's generally a mystery to me as to why.

I like what I like.

Sometimes I like things BEFORE they're popular - which provides licence to feel tres hip for 5 minutes, once everyone else catches on (which can take years). Sometimes I like things AFTER they're already considered passe - then I'm prevailed upon to defend my general lameness (a task too monumental to ever be completed, so I usually don't bother to start). But for some reason I'm always either early or late to the party. I find my own little path to things, and somehow always miss the wave.

And why do I drone on and on about this?

Because, ladies and gentlemen, this past week, for the first time in my life, I watched American Idol ...... and I liked it.

Now don't get me wrong - I'm not into watching hapless humans get ridiculed for the way they look (that's just mean), but there's a mesmerizing train-wreck quality to all the tone-deaf contestants. When I wasn't cringing, my chin stayed firmly planted on my chest - mouth agape at the spectacle. I swear, I always thought that EVERYONE could sing - that it's just a matter of finding the right song for your voice. Maybe you sing like Maria Callas, maybe it's more like Johnny Cash, but somewhere in there, there's a song for everyone.


ps ... I still hate Ryan Seacrest.


La Yen said...

Welcome, welcome, welcome.

LuluBunny said...

gracias :)

Gretchen said...

Woo hoo - a new American Idol fan. I love AI - I write about it almost every week. It gets better - I promise. ;)

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