There was this guy I fancied a while ago (like a long time ago noone needs to worry about my marriage). Anyway my housemate and I had just found ’24’ and binge watched seasons 1 and 2, in a slightly obsessive-being rubbish youth workers because need to get back and watch more-way. I then text him to tell him how amazing it was (I like to share good news) anyway he responded with ‘that’s days of your life you will never get back’.
I think that was, one of many clues, he wasn’t the guy for me!!
I realise I have spent far too long trying to be cool and interesting for other people. I do like to learn new things and am keen to embrace new experience…but I am who I am and parts of me, large parts (not literal large parts although that may be true as well) are just not cool.
For example I love TV, at times I have tried to explain this because for lots of my childhood we didn’t have a TV, and when we did it was limited screen time. My parents wanted to encourage outdoor playing and imaginative games, although I am grateful for that, it has along with limiting sweets and chocolate in my childhood led to me being a sucker for TV and the girl that stands obsessively by the snack table at parties!
But whatever the reason, I just can’t help it…I love TV. Obviously I have limits Jeremy Kyle makes me want to claw my eyes out, and I have no attachment to antique hunting or even the home improvement/selling programmes, or most reality programmes-bar the awful but addictive MIC and Love Island this year.
But I am not cool-I still tie my jumper around my waist when I get to hot-not in a cool Tai way from Clueless, in a ‘I am too hot and I don’t want to carry my jumper’ way.
I still can’t properly put on eye makeup and I don’t understand a phone diary and so insist on buying a paper one each year. I have been known to keep a pen/pencil in my hair (no I am not an artist) and frankly if I have straightened my hair its obviously a national holiday or a wedding. I don’t know the cool musicians, I haven’t read the right books and I have never seen a animal documentary series through, even though I do enjoy them. I take my coffee any which way it comes-except obvs caffeinated!
But who the feck cares…who wants to be cool anyway. It takes time away from watching TV and eating tortellini from a mug of boiling water (another treat I indulge in, its a cross between fishing and eating).