“Q” is for Quirky

this is another one photo from my back yard

this is another photo from my back yard

I don’t march to the beat of my own drummer…I make my drummer beat to my march.

There is a song by Trisha Yearwood called “Real Live Woman” that starts off with:

I don’t buy the lines in magazines
That tell me what I’ve gotta be.
Don’t base my life on a movie screen.
Don’t fit the mold society has planned.
I don’t need to be 19-years-old,
Or starve myself for some weight I’m told.
Or turn men’s heads down that road
And I thank God I finally know just who I am.

I absolutely love that song! I live in a very small, conservative, busy body know it all kind of town in East Texas. I have my nose pierced, I have snake bites…two lip piercings under my lower lip…tattoos, a foul mouth, and a certain talent for being able to squeeze the f-word into ANY conversation that I am having. One of my go to sayings when I get frustrated is, “well fuck a duck sideways”. Not really sure why I started saying that, but it’s been a staple ever since.

Now, I do my best to not intentionally offend someone. I try to keep my cussing to a tasteful minimum when I know that my nosy ass neighbor across the highway is going to be retelling the story. Ok, so maybe a couple of times I’ve  purposely added some word variations just for the fun of knowing how hard it’s going to be for her to repeat them…especially since she’s the queen of the phrase, “It’s not my place to judge, but…” I’m working on that, but to be fair not real hard.

I think it’s absolutely ridiculous to tell someone to be on their best behavior before you enter a restaurant or store. I believe my best behavior is when I’m me. And yes sometimes that has been known to include a table dance because it was my b’day, not my fault the waitress thought she was gonna embarrass me…well, I showed her, but it has also been known to be a very professional woman who was in the nursing program & worked for a doctor. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think folks need to be testing mattresses by taking off their pants, getting under the sheets & chewing on a cud in a bedding display, or anything like that. But if I’m in the mall I’m not expecting museum quiet. My point is…were you beginning to think I was never gonna get to it…you love the people you love because they are the people they are. Why on Earth would you want to change any part of them so that some stranger you’ll never see again doesn’t get “the wrong impression”?! Who cares?! Do they pay your bills? Do you rely on them for food, shelter or protection? Can you pick them out of a lineup? Then don’t let them change who you are, or who someone you love is, for even one second.

I keep Christmas lights hung up all year long, just because I love them. I took a Build-A-Bear with me to The Capital in Austin…after I took her to Hooter’s.  {I was down there with a friend, and I thought it would be funny to get a picture of the Hooter’s girl holding Susie-loo and have it framed for PJ’s office. }

another susie loo

susie loo

Don’t change who are in order to fit in. Trust me, at the end of the day it’s better to be an outcast for who you really are than to be accepted for someone you aren’t. You can’t love yourself if you’re trying to be everyone else. Those people you lose sleep over trying to figure out a way to make them like you, are not awake thinking about what you can do in order for them to like you. Lay your head down at night proud to be the person you are, loved by the people who know how loud & obnoxious you can be, with respect  for yourself & them, lay your head down at night knowing that you are loved…warts & all.

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6 responses to ““Q” is for Quirky

  1. I can say that I do love myself and all my flaws. Except the wart on the bottom of my foot… that baby’s got to go. (TMI?) I was in the doctor’s on Tuesday for my check up (needed a clean bill o’ health for the 60 mile walk) and found out I have all kinds of ailments. Seems I have been in pain so long I didn’t know otherwise. Huh. Anyway… the one thing she was not concerned with was my 30% BMI. (That makes me obese) Why? Because I run, regularly. I have lost 24 pounds. To get to their chart’s healthy weight I would look emaciated. She said Just aim to get your waist below 34″, that’s the cusp for where we start to see heart issues, diabetes, etc. Turns out, I only have a 1/2 to go, and that 1/2 inch I’m blaming on PMS bloating (Okay…now I know I’m in TMI territory) Anyway… all that to say, I’m still comfy in my body. Every stretch mark, laugh line, and old lady worry line is a testament to who I am, including my tattoos that I did not get til I was 30. 🙂

    • That is too neat!!! I am like all giddy for you. 🙂

      What kind of tat did you get?

      I got my first tattoo on my 18th b’day. And I got my belly button & tongue pierced some time within a year or so of that tattoo. They are both out now though. I didn’t get my nose done until right before I turned 30 and the last 2 tatts I’ve gotten have been within the last 2 years or so. But I just did the snake bites right before New Year’s Eve. I don’t plan on taking them out…don’t care if I am about to turn 34! lol

      {I want another tattoo for my b’day…but I feel like it will be my last one…maybe. lol}

  2. I have two designs of my own… one that’s an ambigram of the word faith (So no matter which way I look at it I am reminded that I always have it) in henna color around the ankle, and the other is a tramp stamp, moon in the center, two stars, and my boys names written in relief (skin tone) among a purple night sky. It’s actually quite pretty it’s all teals/blues and purples. I have had my belly button pierced 3 times, but my body seems to reject ALL metals and I could never get it to heal, even after years of trying.

    • They sound gorgeous.

      If you ever try to do a piercing again, BioFlex makes just about every kind of jewelry for all body piercings. I don’t think you can do the piercing with them, but I have a friend who changed them out like 48 hours after her piercings…just enough time for the swelling to go away & let them heal with the BioFlex one in.

      I think my next tattoo is gonna be a front shoulder one that will eventually wrap around and connect with the one that I have on the back of my neck.

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