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Here is why it bothers me that all the songs are about romantic relationships:

Because even though I'm sick and the weather sucks, I still choose to drive eight hours round-trip from Chicago to Ann Arbor to have dinner with a dear friend I haven't seen in over two years... and I hear "oh, are you two dating?"

Because I talk about my favorite hockey player, how invested I am in his success, how his incredibly distinct playing style helped me understand when I was first learning about hockey that the guys playing are not just interchangeable uniforms, that there are nuances to each player's game that make them special and interesting and worth distinguishing... and I hear "aww, you have a crush!"

Because I sometimes hold back from telling my friends how much I care about them for fear of being misinterpreted, and every time I realize I'm doing it I lecture myself about how ridiculous that is, but it's not entirely ridiculous, because it's true that affection will very often be interpreted as romantic interest.

Because I say I love and I hear so why don't you marry no matter the context, no matter the history, no clarifications asked, just knowing grins and assumptions all over the place.

I just want some different songs once in a while, I guess.

Date: 2014-02-03 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Right now I can only listen to classic rock and opera, but mostly the BBC World news service on the satellite radio. It's less depressing to hear about very bad stuff happening to people far away than to hear about sorta bad stuff happening in a heart.

So tell me about the emergency.

Date: 2014-02-03 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, no particular emergency for me. Things are going great with both Mike and Piper. I just get sick of the whole world making absolutely everything all about romance. There are so many other kinds of connection and caring that always get shoved aside. I'm sure it's much less fun for you than for me, though. :/

Date: 2014-02-03 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh... I thought with the mention of the shirt as a filtration device, that there was a fire or hazmat situation you were alluding to, something exciting for someone who's not dealing with it. I'm fine, just alone... mainly I wish I had a partner right now so someone could hold the cat when I cut his nails and help me take down the broken TV and mount a new one. The rest of it is just emotional bullshit... better I think in a couple of weeks when the hearts and flowers get replaced with clovers and leprechauns.

I will try to remember about the other kinds of connection and caring and not shove them aside in a rush to mope.

Date: 2014-02-03 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, V-Day is a pain. Good luck getting through it! *hug*

Date: 2014-02-03 06:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] katybeth
I keep reading filtration in your subject as flirtation. This probably helps to prove your point, sorry. But anagrams!

Date: 2014-02-03 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I suppose if you're using your shirt for a purpose other than wearing, the lack of shirt could be used as a flirtation device. :P


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