Sunday, October 23, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Since there seems to be a unanimous agreement on keeping one’s blog away from the dirty, prying eyes of loved ones and other hangers on, let’s talk girl crushes! Yay!
In a parallel existence, I think I’d be cool like Leigh Lezark, a DJ with New York City-based trio, The Misshapes. Already she is infinity-plus-one times cooler than me.
Blacker than black hair, kohl-rimmed eyes, cheekbones that cut glass and a way of never smiling when a camera is pointed in her direction that earnt her the very cool nickname of Princess Coldstare by Gawker. Cool.
She makes me want to chop my hair off, dye it black and never let the hair straightener out of my hands. I’d always wear black, always have painted nails – black or red, and never be seen in anything other than five inch heels.
I would survive on a diet of only cigarettes lit with sparkly lighters and a never-ending glass of vodka. I’d fly around the world, DJ-ing at the best parties and give sassy answers to interviewers.
I don’t know what it is but she just seems so damn cool. Like she doesn’t wear tracksuit pants with the arse sagging down to her knees, while staying in for the eighth Saturday night in a row. She seems even cooler when you find out she dyes her own hair. Hey, me too!
Other current girl crushes include Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nina Dobrev and Anita Pallenberg in the ‘60s and ‘70s (but without the heroin addiction. No, wait. With. No, gross. Without. Just some acid and pot).
Do you girl crush?
Sunday, October 16, 2011
I’ve only told a few people about this here blawg – not even my family know. I don’t know why I haven’t shared it with them. The fear of judgement or some shit, I suppose. I don’t like sharing what I’ve written with people, especially when I’m face to face with them, but more than that, I don’t like sharing what I’m feeling or people even knowing how I really feel. I guess that’s why I write: it’s a way of getting my emotions out without having to have a conversation with someone. Feelings and shit, ew.
When I started box of crayons, I had planned to tell everyone. Let everyone read. It was a way to get over the sheer terror of people reading what I’d written. So I emailed a few friends, told a few girls at uni … and that was it. Whenever an opportunity presented itself for me to tell my family, the words would be on the tip of my tongue but never went any further. I couldn’t do it. I always figured that if this writing caper ever amounted to anything – as in published work – then I wouldn’t have any problem with letting people read my work because shit would be legit, yo. But just tooling around with blog posts and pretty pictures and talking about my cat didn’t seem all that much to be shooting my mouth off about.
Work friends are slowly, one by one, joining Twitter. I dread them coming across me. I feel like I wouldn’t be able to be myself anymore. Then they might stumble across the blog and I’d die of mortification. I would hate to think that it was casually mentioned at the office. Then I think why would they even give a toss that I keep a blog? They wouldn’t. No-one does. It’s not a big deal – to them. To me, it feels like they would be reading my journal. (Sometimes I take my journal into work on a Saturday. I have panic attacks about forgetting to take it home with and finding out later that someone came across it, photocopied all the pages and put a copy on everyone’s desks. Then they would all gather in the kitchen and laugh about it.)
So I created a cover Twitter account. A diversion of an account. I debate about following the people from work, sort of like heading them off at the pass, but then it doesn’t sit right. I feel deceitful. So I sit, paralysed, unable to make a decision about what to do. I could stick with the fake/real Twitter account and feel comfortable that the work people (who I really like, I do really) won’t come across the blog and I can stay safe in my duplicitous little world, or I could grow a vagina and just not give a damn if people do find out. (I’m not going to go as far as telling people. That ship has sailed, my friend.)
I don’t know. I hate holding back but I don’t think that everything needs to be shared with everyone. What do you guys do? Do people (friends, family, work peeps, the coffee guy) know you blog? How do you feel about them finding out? Tell me because I feel like I’m going to have a conniption at any minute.