A few months ago, a friend asked me to pick him up and drive him to the airport. When I arrived at his place, he was standing on the porch wearing a Biscuits t-shirt and a New York Rangers hat complete with Super Mario Bros pin. His climbing pack was at his feet, and he may or may not have been smoking from a vape. As he climbed in my car, I thought, yup, this is *Andy: his favorite hockey team, band, video game, recreational activity, and Colorado recreational drug all represented in that one snapshot of him standing on the porch.
That feeling made me think about how some of us like things so passionately we can’t help but shout about those obsessions all the time. If you’ve met one of these people, you know immediately what they are in to. That’s me. I’m one of *those* people.
How many times have I mentioned my love of mountains even here on the Debutante Ball? I know, it’s excessive! Facebook friend me and you’ll hear about it even more. Now I even have a mountain tattoo on my arm. (Oh, and by, the way, I can’t wait until July and I can get back here!!)
I have a house full of cats. FIVE of them. I recently bought a shirt that says, “Ask me about my cats.” I think it’s hilarious! If you fall for the trap of asking about them, you’ll end up being stuck listening to a half hour monologue. My bad, my bad.
Check out these socks!!! Cats wearing pajamas! One of my friends gave them to me (Thanks, Alissa!). I love socks so much friends give me them all the time. Honorable mentions to other comfort items like fuzzy blankets, cozy outfits, and stuffed animals (how old am I? Don’t answer that.).
So that’s me: Mountains, Cats, and Comfort. My three favorite things, even more than books and brownies.
What kind of person are you? The kind of loves passionately and publicly? Or the kind of person who has secret love affairs with your favorite things? I’d love to hear about it below!
*Name changed to protect the guilty