Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “start your post or one paragraph with the word ‘anyway.’” Bonus points if you start your post with “anyway” and regular points if you use it in a paragraph somewhere else in your post. Enjoy!
Anyway, the first thing that popped into my head with this prompt was Rosanne Rosannadanna from the old Saturday Night Live. Her rants ending in “never mind” were hilarious. Truly a golden era of late-night TV.
Anyway, laughing is so much fun! Making others laugh is a beautiful feeling. It’s something I try to do. At small gatherings I don’t even realize I’m trying to do that but it’s like a switch goes off. If you listen to conversations with a comical attitude there’s a treasure trove of material. Patterns evolve and word play takes on a personal flavor. I’m asked, “Are you ever serious?” and realize that, in public, I rarely am serious. Fun is my game.
Anyway, talking about myself is easy but it makes me feel uncomfortable. We all know ourselves best but “who we are” really doesn’t have much to do with “who we think we are”. Have you noticed how we act differently around different people? I don’t think that’s usually an attempt at being phony. I think that comes from having a feeling about what those people expect. We are after all ‘complex animals’. There are layers of things that interest each of us and those who are better at recognizing what their ‘audience’ expects try to live up (or down) to it.
Anyway, the people that I feel most comfortable around are those who don’t seem to have any expectations. You might say that you haven’t become a typecast to them, as far as you know. Those people are few.
Anyway, Christmas is coming too quickly as usual. Isn’t anticipation the BEST feeling? I think so.
Anyway, I’m frequently thinking about how much I enjoy blogging. Creating something that’s all yours is exhilarating. But the people here are a large part of the experience. I’m hoping that each of you have a healthy, and creative New Year.
Anyway, I got through this post not making a political point. Consider that your Christmas miracle. LOL
Merry Christmas to you all!