I like to throw spanners. Metaphorical spanners of course... I'm not too sure what an actual spanner actually looks like.
But I digress.
I'm not to into the 'traditionality' of anything. It's a wonder that I stayed in res as long as I did. (My res was really just a sorority with a different name and more booze. And more traditions. and more booze)
This has been a bit of a heater when it comes to the wedding. Well meaning familiy members are concerned about the untraditional elements in my wedding and the strangeness that is me. All I have to say to them is "merr". Which is not an acronym for anything but rather a sound emitted by the non-caring.
I go to church and have piercings and a tattoo. You would probably guess this, so it probably won't come as a surprise, but I have been told no less than 3 times in the last few months that I may or may not be going to Hell for 'disgracing' my temple. Merrr.
All in all, I have elements of myself that do not fit into the classic labels that I have either adopted or been forced into.
But what I am not into is the contest to show off how off beat (weird?!) I am. Not into this. My little bro is big into labels. He's 17. Who can blame him?
This irritates me to no end. If I hear about how 'jock' something is. Or how 'emo' or how freakin' 'preppy' something is, I may or may not rip out my gullet and slap him with it.
My conversations are usually:
Me: What are your opinions of the guy across the street?
Yoshi: He's such a jock I totally hate him.
Me: And his sister?
Yoshi: Ah she's ok.
Me: Why is she ok and not her brother?
Yoshi: *looks at me like my brain is dripping from my ears* because she's metal.
It's fantastic that he says this. Because then I get images of metal people.
I full-on don't understand why you would want to put yourself into a certain label. Every person I have met is more complex than any label.
So I am asking you, (if you are still reading this) what labels have you adopted? Why have you adopted them and why you don't actually fit into this label?