My Type…

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For a long while I was unaware that I even had a type. “Boy is my type” I’d say. I heard Pamela Anderson say it back when she was Pamela Anderson Lee and they still aired new episodes of Bay Watch and I thought it sounded cool – she saved lives on TV it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Anyway, I always had a general sense of what I was attracted to: broad shoulders, scruffy chin, athleticism, Ryan Gosling – the usual. But it wasn’t until the past few years that “my type” fully emerged.

Let me begin with a brief description of myself in high school… Remember how in junior high there were two types of kids? One was kind of chubby and a little bit big for their age and the other was the saddest, scrawniest thing you’d ever seen?

I was the latter until I was about 18, but with huge sunken eyes, braces, and eyeliner with no mascara.

Here I am 1st Day Sr. Year

Here I am 1st Day Sr. Year

Needless to say I was the pick of the litter in those days, and had to beat the dudes off with a stick.

...And on my 18th Birthday...

…And on my 18th Birthday…

Not.

But it’s no surprise that my type bloomed as late as I did, and now that I’m about three and a half years out of my awkward stage it’s becoming clearer and clearer… My type…

Is:

Gingers.

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I love them.

I love the fiery armpit hair they have to offer, the one skin tone on this planet that’s paler than mine, and the fact that they freckle in the sun instead of tanning. They always have something else weird going on too like a speech impediment or a short thumb that I find adorable.

Now if you ask me, only three out of five men in my life worth mentioning were honest to God gingers but I guess the other two are grandfathered in on a count of their reddish facial hair and their:

A) freckles, or

B) Irish skin.

Potato, tomato – My mom never lets me live it down…

As a halfling, (they call me strawberry blonde but, in truth, I was a ginger baby)

Diva

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I feel as though I need to stand up for my people and love them the same as if they weren’t a genetic abnormality. I honestly feel that I’m drawn to them as if fate brought our similar hair colors together. Either that or God really is playing the Simms with us and is purposefully trying to mate me with a pure bread so we make Him more little baby cupids.

Boom. Berry Blonde.

Boom. Berry Blonde.

 

Either way, here’s a list of hot gingers I’m throwing your way so you can catch my fire:

Jessica from True Blood

Jessica from True Blood

Owen from Grey's Anatomy

Owen from Grey’s Anatomy

Gettin' Some Ginger Lovin'

Work It.

Emma Stone - Duh

Emma Stone – Duh

Isla Fischer

Isla Fischer

Prince Harry

Prince Harry

Ron Weasley

Ron Weasley

Louis C.K.

Louis C.K.

Conan

Conan

The Cutest Irish Setter You Ever Saw

The Cutest Irish Setter You Ever Saw

 

And the list goes on my friends… The list goes on…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Relationship with the Word “Epic”

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I hate it. How it became a colloquialism* is beyond me. Unless you’re using it to describe a battle or a tale or a novel, then hearing it just makes me want to pay a little kid five bucks to kick you and run away.

Louis C.K. artfully articulates our mutual hatred for other people in his comedy special “Hilarious” when he talks about how stupid we all sound now…

(I’m guessing a few of you didn’t listen to that whole thing since its a thousand minutes long, so I grabbed the part that was really relevant. If you have a minute though, it’s worth it – Louis C.K. is a genius)(He’s also oddly sexy)(But then again I recently discovered something about myself and that’s that I love gingers, which is so embarrassing – and also a post for another day)

“Anyway I was listening to the two guys, and one of them used a word that really pissed me off. It was how he used it. He used the word hilarious. Thats one of those words that we use where we don’t care what it means. We go right to the top shelf with our words now. We don’t think about how we talk. We just say right to the –

‘Dude it was amazing. It was amazing.

Really you were amazed? You were amazed by a basket of chicken wings? Really? Amazing. What are you gunna do with the rest of your life now? What if something really happens to you? What if Jesus comes down from the sky and makes love to you all night long and leaves the new living lord in your belly? What are you gunna call that? You used amazing on a basket of chicken wings! You’ve limited yourself verbally to a shit life!”

Epic. Top shelf word. If your night was epic you better have lost one of your friends and made a trade with Asian gangsters for the wrong guy only to find that when you were blackout you put him up on the roof. Otherwise, I don’t want to hear about the night you came ‘this close’ to having a threesome. Not epic.

Acceptable times to use the word “epic”

1. The Trojan War was an epic battle.

2. Harry Potter is an epic tale of heroism, triumph of good over evil, and three kids going through puberty.

3. The Bible is an epic novel.

Unacceptable times to use the word “epic”:

1. Last night was epic

2. That was epic.

3. Epic.

4. Or any other usage that differs from the three aforementioned appropriate times to say “epic”

 

 

*Colloquialism – one of the two words I learned for the SATs