Sunday, October 12, 2014

Don't Put Me In A Box

R.a.n.t. of week 10/12/14
I don't want to assume you feel the same way I do on this matter, but I hate when people simply assume something about me instead of finding out exactly my thoughts on the matter. Because let's be honest, when you assume, you make an ass/u/me. You know what I mean? I'll just assume you get it. This seems to happen to me many times. A person will just assume they know what I'm all about, based on knowing one or two things about me. Now it's true I'm a big Science Fiction nerd, but that doesn't mean I'm not into other things. It certainly doesn't mean I can't be coaxed into trying something new.

A few years back I was talking to a buddy about a demolition derby I attended (viewed HERE) and he was like, "But you are not into cars." True, I'm not a gear head, nor will I likely be one in the near future. But the future is a funny thing. It's determined by our actions and what we learn to appreciate. Either something we discover on our own, or introduced to us by our friends. Regulars of my blog will recall I posted photos not to long ago from an auto show being held close to my house. You can view those photos HERE. When I was younger, I had a dream of buying an old jalopy and spending time restoring it. That never came to be, but that doesn't mean I lost my interest in cars, or in doing that. Granted, I'm not very familiar with the operations of a car currently, I have a hard time telling the difference between a tailpipe and the blinker fluid link. In fact, my first car I didn't even know where the gas cap was. I just poured the gas on top of the car in hopes it would soak in somewhere.

The same thing can be said for motorcycles. I've never owned one, don't even particularly like them. But the same friend mentioned before was surprised on one of my recent trips overseas, I attended a motorcycle race on the Isle of Man for a few days. It was actually very exciting and enjoyable. I loved it and would return again. Again, photos of that can be viewed HERE. Another friend had no idea I was into poetry. Well I'm sure you, the reader, know at least that about me. I've currently penned over 170 different poems. So what's the point? I have the "go to" things I'm into, but don't sell me short. I'm willing to try anything new. For years I never thought I would be into karaoke, and now I have my own machine in the bar which I practice on quite frequently. On a related note, (pun intended) just because I have not listed a particular music band among my favourites, doesn't mean I can't grow to like them. I'm hesitant about trying new foods, but when presented with something new, I'll certainly give it a try. Is there an activity I'm not know for being 'into'? That doesn't mean I wouldn't give it a try. Don't just assume because you know one or two things about me, that you know everything about me or all my interests and dreams. That's like putting me in a box, and that just won't do.

BEING PUT IN A BOX - An item stored away for a later time, for a specific reason. And only for that specific reason. I.E. Winter clothing, Summer clothing, toys at a grandparents house, canning supplies, I think you get the idea. I'm more than just a writer with an interest in science fiction.


  1. Hmm. I understand the thread perfectly... You fix up a car, enter it into the demolition derby, just to avoid hearing the karaoke. Which is certainly not poetry in motion- it's cloer to a the VROOM of the motorcycle...