Dean Rivers (dean_r) wrote,
Dean Rivers
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Interest Sting

Felt bored for most of the night. Went for a walk in the rain; it's the most rain I've seen fall in Tacoma since I got here. It's gone from summer to autumn in days. No transition. It's a whole new chapter. So cold here now. They used to joke the weather around here could switch in an instant; the first item in a backpack for a citizen of Tacoma is a nice fluffy hoodie. I need to buy myself a nice fluffy hoodie. Maybe a bright orange one like Clementine had. Orange and I suit each other well. I could buy a million and one things, but I won't and I can't, and that makes things easier. Before six o'clock tonight I am off to march to a few stores and get my face remembered again. A blessing of the accent is that if I talk for long enough, people will remember me. Whether it's because I mutilate your name or not is irrelevant, Lance. Laanz. At least I remember your last name because I can't pronounce it accurately enough.

Interests: Popular Interests on Livejournal are intriguing to read through, to see what is 'in' and what is 'out' these days. Consider what responses might have been around 20 years ago, 100 years ago. Music outranks both reading and writing together. The ratio of people who prefer friends to computers is only 4:3. More people care for shopping than love. Poetry is marginally more 'interest'ing than anime, while anime itself is more of an interest than sex. Boys appear to be better than cats. Video games get more recognition than TV: the future of the couch potato will involve RSIs. God is one step below volleyball. Religion one step below porn. Drugs beat Disney. Feminism ranks highly, though activism does not show anywhere at all.

And, of course, all of this means nothing more than some people had the energy to type they cared about these things compared to the majority who didn't. And did they use that energy wisely, to be labeled and linked amongst so many others?

Which of you has a 'unique' interest, and why is it unique? Is it a phrase in another language, a quote from a cult movie or show? An incorrectly spelled word? An obscure food people wouldn't bother putting as an 'interest'? Mine are:

Ancient Card Games. I could probably phrase it better, to refer to games invented from the fifteenth century, which try to deal with a different form of strategy to popular and more numbers-based games that currently are considered popular.
Chargrilled Steak McCoy's. A part of my diet in England. The salt and vinegar McCoy's were also excellent. I like the idea of a company putting so much flavour into its crisps that it can make you cry.
Peperamis, the pork(heart?) salami stick I used to enjoy; I keep the interest on because of the wonderful adverts I used to remember, and to remind me how desensitised I became as a result of the adverts. The tagline "It's A Bit Of An Animal" didn't ever register.
The Magician!, a line performed by Peter Serafinowicz in Spaced that was put into the out-takes.

My next mission is to find people in Seattle and Tacoma and use my English accent and dry humour to enchant them into being my friends. This is easier said than done, but at least it means I can have adventures talking to strangers, something I encourage everyone to try at least once in their mid-20s.
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