Life is full of choices and also full of contrast and opposite extremes. The ways we polarize ourselves as a society are endlessly fascinating to me, if a little exhausting at times. Democrat or Republican? Conservative or Liberal? Crispy or Grilled? Coffee or Tea? Which camp are you in? Who are you allowed to be friends with, and whose rants must you avoid for your own sense of calm and maybe the health of your relationships? As political season heats up, things will only get dicier.
Or at least more confusing. I think the VMA’s confirmed that much. Kanye was definitely joking, right?
Well, friends, tonight I am feeling particularly knitted to my people, especially well loved and wildly loving, so let’s explore some fun but perhaps less divisive territory.
Will you play along? Just tell me a few things. Would you rather…
… eat fried eggs or an omelette?
… have pizza delivered or make it yourself? What toppings?
… run on the treadmill or outside? Or, no thanks?
… wear sweaters or tank tops?
… ball cap or cowboy hat?
… play hostess or be a guest?
… read paper-and-ink books or electronic devices?
… fly to your destination or drive?
… vacation in the mountains or on a beach?
… renovate an old house or build a new one?
… have cats or dogs? Or llamas? Or, heaven forbid, a parrot?
… plant a new garden in virgin soil or give a face lift to an old, overgrown one?
… enjoy a bouquet of florist roses or wildflowers?
… bake cookies or brownies? Are you a milk dunker?
… Atari or Play Station 4?
… accomplish one errand per day or do them all at once?
… take off work for a three day weekend, on Friday or Monday?
… decorate for Halloween or Christmas?
… drive a classic car or an new, exotic one?
… Three Stooges or Lewis Black for comedic entertainment? Or Mitch Hedburg?
Okay. Now spill your guts! Tell me everything you dare.
Variety is the Spice of Life, after all