At the ripe old age of 48 and with my 30th high school reunion occurring recently... I have a few thoughts on age & maturity.
I've had moments of looking around wondering if perhaps I've just been swimming in a fish bowl like Dory ("just keep swimming") and maybe I'm really still IN high school?
But then I remember... no... I gave birth 15 years ago & now I have a high school student daughter, so I can't possibly still be in high school.
With age doesn't necessarily mean maturity. Or less senseless drama. With age, DOES mean your cheer skirt no longer fits. Ahem.
I tell this to Bryn often... because I don't want her to think that when she leaves high school, the drama magically ends with it. You just have to try not to associate yourself with it as much as possible.
Personally I choose to ignore senselessness. And I think silence speaks much louder than words ever can.
I got along with everyone in high school... & hung out with all "groups" of people. I was one of those dorks who was involved with as much as possible... a cheerleader, involved in clubs, playing the flute in marching band, a couple tight lifelong friends... annnnnd my boyfriend was the lead singer in a band & would eventually have longer hair than me. We probably didn't look like we matched up together, but that's how I typically roll... even still. Oh.... you don't think I should hang with this person? Let me hang with them even MORE then!
I think I still get along with everyone. And still have a lot of good friends, with a small circle of tight ones. Still a dork as well... what can I say?
I've often said I have the sense of humor of a 12-yr old boy. If we've met, you've probably already figured this out.
For years, my mom would wonder why we all had to talk about farts or something inappropriate at the dinner table. By this point she's basically just caved & laughs because it really never ends no matter how old we all get.
But I figure if some can act as if they're still in high school, I should certainly be able to act like I'm still in middle school even if I am pushing 50. I honestly don't remember any drama in those years so I'm takin' it all the way back to the old skool.
One of the many things in life that can leave me laughing for days... is making stupid videos or photos... especially if props or costumes are involved.
Bryn has made many videos & done many stupid things with me in the past, but the other night told me she'd rather clean her room and her bathroom AND make her bed than make a Dubsmash video with me.
And coincidentally, none of the above happened either. Hmmm...
So if your friend, who totally gets this about you & not only encourages it but enables it by saying... hey, we should dress up like pirates & make a video for a mutual friend's birthday... you run with it AND have all the apps to make it work. I mean... it just so happens that I can get creative, yo.
I mean... arrrrrrr.
And there is a back story to the pirate theme because it had come up in convo after a Fiesta-themed impromptu shindig after class we had a few months earlier. I mean who doesn't love an impromptu theme when you've just finished sweating your ass off in class?
Or wait, that was just me as usual. The other 3 looked nice.
I totally prefer to rock a sombrero with a Zumba shirt. Give me chips + guacamole and I'm up for anything.
Anyway... I'm usually pretty good at keeping a straight face to do this kind of stuff, but my mustache kept falling off so it was a rocky start but then we got our act together.
Cheap Dollar Store mustache. What did I expect anyway?
And that kind of got me on a Dubsmash roll, so then there's this.
And I'd just like to forewarn you that if you're easily offended, you shouldn't watch. Just go right back to your Facebook feed & tune into political posts.
This one is heavy on Kardashian madness.
I mean that show is like a trainwreck that you can't seem to pull away from watching.
Not that I watch them regularly but I have found myself laying in bed, doing a marathon of shows I can't seem to turn off.
But again... it's not me. It's them. Their words.
I only choose to possibly offend people on my blog. Not on Facebook.
And we all know I'm easily amused.
Ok then... speaking of costumes, props & all things stupid... it's almost Halloween so you should probably dress up for my classes if you're local!
Friday will be especially FUN... with Zumba in the morning & then even more fun that evening! Details to follow soon!
And well.... we should probably do something fun on Sunday & Monday as well! YAY!!