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4.04.2011

The Moment You Realize You're Not Like Everyone Else

Yep.  I had one of those moments last week.  A moment where I realized I was not like everyone else.  I mean, I've always known that I'm weird.  Michael reminds me on a regular basis.  But this moment was different.

I'll play it out for you. 
Bare with me, if it gets lengthy.

I was standing in the hallway of Isaiah's school last Thursday.  There were about 5 or 6 other parents standing around with me.  We were waiting to go with the kids on a walking field trip downtown.  As we stand there, waiting for them to get ready, we begin some casual conversation.  Mind you, we were in mixed company...a few dads and a few moms.  So, the initial conversation was that of weather, news, and current events. 

The conversation started to dwindle and I immediately went for my phone. 

I wasn't really interested in conversation anyway.  I was more interested in my smut book I had been reading and my thoughts were really on that...what were the characters doing while I was away...what was going to happen next...etc. 

So, I began reading and one of the dads made the comment that in 50 years we would all be old and hunched over from all the years we spent looking down at our iPhones.  I said "yeah, it'll be a new condition called iPhoneitis."  We all laughed a little.  I then said that I'm always on my phone, but recently started reading books on there and it was worse. 

Out of no where, one of the moms mentioned Twilight and how she liked it.  My heart immediately started pounding harder, wondering if she knew that I was a Twihard.  Was she directing that at me?  She went on to say that she never heard anyone talking about it anymore...and I smirked, but inside I was dying...WHAT?!  No one talks about it anymore???  She obviously does NOT live in my world.  I wanted to say something, but WHAT?  What do you say?  "Hello, I'm Jenny and I'm a Twihard...I have the tattoo to prove it."  I'm the girl who has the crazy Twilight blog and I throw parties for premiers and make trips to see Twi-stars.  She obviously did not know who she was talking to.

So, I kept my mouth shut and merely just nodded my head in slight agreement with her.  But she didn't leave it alone.  She went on to say that when she first started reading the books, she couldn't put them down...yada yada yada.  She then asked me if I had read the books, to which I smirked again and felt an immediate rush of blood to my cheeks.  I knew I was blushing.  WHY was I blushing?  Inside, I'm telling myself  "hold yourself together...you can't let them see the crazy."  So, I just smiled and said that I loved Twilight and had read the books...12 times.  WHAT?!?!  Did I just admit to reading the books 12 times??  I wanted to kick myself for letting out that little tidbit of information.  What was I thinking?  I could feel the other 4 sets of eyes on me.  Finally, she spoke back up and said "12 times?"  She had a look of awe on her face.  I was like "yep.  I really love them."  She was like "I guess so". 

I know they walked away from there thinking crazy thoughts about me.

In that moment, I realized I am not like everyone else...in more ways than one.

 
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34 comments...I love comments:

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Loved this! I think we're all a little crazy in our own way. Some of us are just more honest than others.

Xazmin said...

BAHAHAHA! Best thing I've read today! You kill me, and I just love you the most!

It's okay - I have my obsessions as well. If tattooing were something that I was "allowed" by my faith and my upbringing to do, I may have Chris Wingert's #17 tattooed on my, er...shoulder. Yeah, shoulder.

Impulsive Addict said...

I love your crazy azz! Don't change a THING! Maybe you should invite her to your next Twi party! ;)

I already knew this story but it still made me giggle!

brainella said...

It's okay. We all love you -- it's the crazy in life that makes it fun. :) Besides, I've read the entire Outlander series (books 1-6, or ~6,000 pages) about 4 time all the way through, and I've read the first two books at least 10 times. We all have our crazy.

But let me say, THAT is why I don't tell people in mixed company. Better to let them wonder. :)

6 Happy Hearts said...

Ditto IA. Your sparkly heart rocks!
Your scene made me giggle. I can just picture you there among all the parents wanting to pull out flat ed & take a pic for your blog :) You are cute crazy, not ugly crazy - there's a difference. I prefer cute crazy any day!!!
I was just thinking I missed the Twilight series & wanted to re-read!
I need to discuss Hunger Games with you.
Happy Monday! xo

mysteryhistorymom said...

Never change, Sweets! You ROCK and we all know it!:) That chick knew it too, it was just too much for her to handle!;) Lori

Life with Kaishon said...

You are way cooler than everyone!

VandyJ said...

I sorry to say I have not gotten on the Twilight bus yet. I like my Vampires all grown up and not so angsty. However I have my crazy moments too. Everyone does. And anyone who says they don't is lying through their teeth.

Heather said...

I'm with IA on this one, don't change a thing. I wish I lived closer to come to a Twi party, that would rock!

Smitten said...

LOL, you sound just like ME (though maybe that won't make you feel better)!! ;)

xo

sarajo said...

I totally want to come and party with you for the next Twilight movie! I can not wait for it to come out!

I hate those moments though. When you realize you are sooooo different from others. I have them about once a week. Am I really that weird and different? But that's good right? RIGHT????

starnes family said...

Wave your freak flag high, JK. Be proud!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

12 times? Is that all? I thought it was way more than that.
(Just don't tell them you have a Pocket Edward, OK?)

btw - one of the reasons I love you so much is BECAUSE you're not like everybody else.

Mom Mayhem says: said...

Ahww -It doesn't sound so bad-at least you know there are other twimoms-even at your son's school- Probably would've been worse if you pulled out your pocket Edward and declared how make him do naughty things ;)

J FAM Blog for the Soul said...

BuAHH at that point you should have just let it all out!

MiMi said...

See, this is the kind of situation that I take as a challenge.
Once I realized they thought I was weird, I'd start going all out and telling them EVERYTHING.
And I'd embellish just to be an ass. I'd want them all to think I was weirder than I am and they SUCK because they're not my friend and I don't want them to be my friend.
Inside I'm just a little girl who wants friends, you see?

Was that tmi? Am I crazy? Don't answer that.

aubrey said...

Everyone else sucks! We love you Jenny Kate! Don't change a thing...

Baloney said...

I'm always the misfit in any crowd. I just pretend not to notice.

You are awesome and shouldn't develop a twiplex.

The world would be too boring if we all were just plain normal.

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

LOL! Love you just the way you are! :) I've had moments like that, when you just know that others don't exactly "get you" ;)

stephanie said...

I think it's good to be different. and I happen to think you're adorable!

Becca said...

And that, my friend, is what makes me love you to pieces...because you are not like everyone else!!!!

~Becca

Sheila said...

This is why all your bloggy friends LOVE you!!
Who cares what those other dumb people think!

Connie said...

You are so funny!

Also...if you don't quit calling Ree's book SMUT. I'm going to tell on you.

She follows me on Twitter.

Janna said...

OH NO...first...Impulsive Addict told me I should get my rear over here and follow you :)

Second...I have a confession. I have read the books...except for the last 100 pages of the last book...why? Because I don't want it to end...and to this day I still don't know what has happened...so don't tell me :)

Hope you are having a great week!

Mamarazzi said...

as you know i am not a Twihard nor have i read any of the books or seen the movies...BUT i really kind of love how much of a fan YOU are.

like, a lot.

seriously i really love this about you!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Wish I was there, I would have told them I've read them all at least 12 times too! Seriously, what "normal" person wouldn't? Hello? :) Duh Ralph.

Dawn said...

I hung on every word of this post - snickering the whole way.

And, now I'm full out laughing. Laughing because like most people we try so hard to hold it together in certain situations, but the real us always shines through.

Shine, girl, shine!!! Or, in your case, sparkle!

Loved it, JK!!!

Brandy@YDK said...

different is more fun.

Emmy said...

Wouldn't it be awesome if we could just feel free to truly be who we are all of the time. I have only read the series twice, sad I know.. but I am trying to do good and not read it again at least right now as I seriously neglect everything else while I am reading the books :)

Liz said...

Too funny! Different can be good!

Myya said...

So you are a freak huh! I kid I kid. I do the overshare thing all the time, the one where you walk away going OMG why couldn't I just shut the hell up, they didn't need to know that, shit what did I just say? How much did I share?
You are adorable Ms JennyKate & I for one love that you are not cookie cutter :)

Kelli said...

Well we love you, crazy Twilight fan and all. It's what makes you, well YOU!

hotpants™ said...

Girl, I am not like everyone else either, but I am like you. Knowing there are other people out there like me... well, it helps. I'd totally tell someone I read them 12 times too. I honestly have no shame.

hotpants™ said...

I just told my husband about this post. He totally didn't care. Hahahaha!