Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Classic Weirdo

My imagination functions much better
when I don't have to speak to people.

Patricia Highsmith

The great thing about getting older (and older and older - will I ever be old enough?) is that you can finally let your weird frizzy curly hair DOWN and be yourself, weird as you wanna be!

It is so liberating to do as one pleases and stop apologizing for it. OK, I am lying, I did spill someone's drink the other night and apologized profusely for it.

But in general, I can get up when I please, go to bed when I please, work when I please, look as I please, and do as I please. No excuses, no reprimands, no apologies. It feels good to be an old weirdo.

How weird are you? As suspected, I am the Classic Weirdo. No surprise there.

I'll bet author Patricia Highsmith is a classic weirdo as well, I dig her weirdo habits:

I have no television - I hate it.

I listen to the BBC World Service starting at 2 in the morning until 4.
I switch off the light and listen in bed.

I prefer to live in the country where it's quiet.
Woody Allen movies there are dubbed into Italian.

I don't set the alarm to get up. I get up when I feel like it.

- Patricia Highsmith


Undead Molly said...

I got Classic Weirdo, too. I think this calls for "classic weirdo" t-shirts, and matching "classic weirdo" panties to wear you-know-where.

Salty Miss Jill said...

Just as I suspected...classic weirdo for me as well.
And YeaH! The older I get, the less I care about what people think. It's very liberating.

Eva the Deadbeat said...

Dang, we Classic Weirdos are a damn fine crew. I am gonna watch Grey Gardens and celebrate my Cat Lady Panty Hose-on-the-head Classic Weirdo status. Wish you ladies could join.

moshix2/aka: sachie said...

weee! I feel so good to know that I AM NOT ONLY ONE!! lol! I am weirdo too. I also feel batter knowing I can be more comfortable with myself as I age...thanks Eva.

moshix2/aka: sachie said...

Oh by the way, is ON!