So here's the thing that's been on my mind for the last few days:
I'm not a denier. I don't live in denial. A denier ( in my opinion) is someone who (figuratively) smells smoke in the night, gets up, opens the window and then goes back to bed. They are the people who are SHOCKED that their child is busted for selling drugs--even though he's been moody, losing weight and he has a ton of cash to throw about.
I'm not one of those people. There's nothing I can't discuss. Seriously, sex, drugs, alcohol, pornography, incest, affairs, famine, globalization--whatever--I'm your gal. Basically what I'm saying is that I don't have a difficult time talking about much. So living in denial really hasn't ever been a problem for me.
Then it occurred to me that during the last round of "Dancing With the Stars" that I had no idea who half of the contestants were.
Then it occurred to me that I don't really know why the Kardashians are famous--which, upon a couple of Google searches, I realized that no one really knows why the Kardashians are famous...and then I didn't feel so bad.
Then there's stuff like Brazilian waxing, arched eyebrows and Fifty Shades of Grey that I don't know enough about to engage in a meaningful conversation with anyone--and it occurred to me that there's a whole lot of denial in my little world.
The only thing I know about baseball is what I learned in elementary school.
I can't tell you anything about the periodic chart of elements--and I'm o.k. with it.
I don't know how to solve a quadratic equation, and I don't care to learn.
What's the deal with bath salts? I have some lovely lemon basil flavored ones that I use all the time and I've never ever ONCE had the urge to chew someone's face off.
Anyway, I felt bad that there are so many things that I live in denial of.
Like, I really should get that Brazilian wax...right?
On the other hand, I figure that my head is so full of 80's song lyrics that I can't be blamed for choosing to deny unimportant cultural interests that don't really effect humankind other that to elevate the already narcissistic tendencies we share collectively.
And I'm o.k. with that.
What are you in denial about?