Monday, November 23, 2009

Let Your Freak Flag Fly

Today's Eclectic Holiday is Let Your Freak Flag Fly Day. Did you know this? Well, now you do. I think originally, as the term was used in a song, it was about men with long hair. But since the hippie days it has come to mean anything about yourself that is different or maybe even hidden. Your freak flag isn't a bad thing...but maybe just a bit unusual. Something that, at the heart, makes you YOU. At least that is how I've come to interpret it.

Anyway, since I wanted to celebrate today, I gave some thought to my own freak flag (s) and how I could fly them. What's my thang? I'm not a particularly unconventional person. But then again, even when I was younger I wasn't really the kind of person who cared all that much about being cool...and the fact that I even used the word "cool" probably says something too. After careful consideration, meet my freak flag. Watch it fly.

I think a lot of you have seen this, but it is a something about me that sets me apart a little bit. It is the circus that lives underneath my desk. Coincidentally, a part-time librarian from Reference just came over here, where she apparently never ventures, and had to note how "cluttered" my desk was. Uh, yeah, it is called creativity, beeyotch. haha!

Another different thing about me might be my slight obsession with bears. Especially ones who have been captured and are forced to perform for the crowd. I don't know. I relate. Maybe somewhere in my heart I just want to catch fish and poop outside. Okay, that was gross, sorry.

I hope you all had a freaky deaky weekend and are anticipating a tee-riffic Turkey Day. And don't be shy...show me your Freak Flag! Let it fly. I will only respect you more, I promise.

11 comments:

3GirlKnight said...

Can't really think of anything about me that's particularly freaky...except that I think it's more refreshing to poop outside than inside...and sometimes more appreciated by others. :)

MrManuel said...

Hmmm....I have no idea what my freak flag is!!!

laura b. said...

3GirlKnight: haha! Well, truer words may never have been spoken :-)

MrManuel: Oh, really? You don't have any little obsessions that make you a tiny bit different, you crazy soccer freak? ;-)

Pamela said...

You know, you CAN poop outside... Maybe not in your backyard,,,but still.

AlienCG said...

My freak flag is my obsession with kitchenwares and I also enjoy toys and games (at 35 years old).

You have good freak flags, lady. I like the creativity under your desk.

Churlita said...

Do you love John Irving? He writes a lot about dancing bears...

I'm weird in every way. It's hard to just give one or two examples.

laura b. said...

Pamela: Hm. I am guessing that someone who spends quite a few weekends a year out in the middle of nowhere climbing, say, rocks, would know!

AlienCG: There we go! I like your freak flags too! You can never be too old for toys and games if you're wired right.

Churlita: I love some things about John Irving. Just not when he gets obesessed with other sorts of, um, obesessions.
haha! So, you are saying you not only have freak flags aplenty...you may be an actual freak? Awesome :-)

Sebastien said...

I don't think I need to say this, but I can totally relate to your obsession with bears :)

That bear picture is classic. Only reinforces my desire for a baby grizzly bear. Want it. Need it. Now.

laura b. said...

Sebastien: Yay bears! When I look at the picture I can see the bear mauling the guy right after they finish their little dance.
You really deserve a baby grizzly bear. He'd never maul you.

3GirlKnight said...

I guess I do have one. I like trance and flamenco music. For the longest time it was only something I'd listen to when I was by myself, but since I've signed up for Pandora One, I have it on all the time and have stopped shutting it off when someone else comes in my office. And no, I don't do trance clubs...or flamenco clubs, if there are any...

laura b. said...

3GirlKnight: That's an excellent example of letting your freak flag fly! Awesome, love it.
And I love Pandora too.