Here’s to standing out in a crowd

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I like to think that I march to a different drum. That, while everyone else is going left, I go right because it’s different. I’m a fan of Robert Frost’s “Road Not Taken,”not because it’s cool to like, but because, like the man in the poem, I would rather see something unique, even if it means it’s a more difficult route.

Now granted, I don’t dress outlandishly, and I don’t listen to strange music; unless you consider groups like Enigma, Kitaro or Enya strange (OK, Cretu is a bit odd, but…). I drive a plain old Dodge Dakota truck in a “normal” blue color, and my tastes in decor lean towards traditional.

So, while I am very much a normal kind of person, in my head, I style myself as a free thinker.

That’s why I was so surprised recently when, as I stood outside my shower waiting on the water to warm up (Yes! And wasting water!), I discovered that, despite my personal beliefs about not being “pegged,” I am in fact, part of the herd, whose tastes and preferences are easily anticipated.

So without further ado, I’d like to present, my herd mentality:

Predictable tastes

My only consolation, is that CareerMom is as “unspecial” as myself.

We are, birds of a feather, which is ironic in itself.


2 thoughts on “Here’s to standing out in a crowd

    goodbadandugly2 said:
    December 3, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    thanks for the laugh!

    Allison said:
    December 4, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Nothing says marching to the beat of your own drummer liking throwing in one of those pink poofs (I don’t know the official name, but it’s like a big mesh, scrubby thingy). I’m sure CareerMom wouldn’t give you a hard time about that 🙂

    RE: Hers is white with pink stripes!
    I used to use one, but have since gone back to the good old washcloth!

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