I’ve trained myself to see the bizarre. And that’s not just because I make myself look in the mirror once a day.
In short, I look for weird things, and weird things look for me.
Here are 5 Bizarre Things That Make Me Ridiculously Happy.
A light overnight snowfall. I love this because the snow obscures the parking lines in the staff lot at my work. Consequently, by the end of the day, the snow has melted, and it looks like all the teachers drove to school drunk, completely disregarding the parking spaces.
Finding weird words that few people know. It’s my way of exploring, finding unknown landscapes. Callipygous (having nicely shaped buttocks) will always be one of my favourites, as will pareidolia. But on Friday, I discovered this word: mondegreen. Mondegreen (n) is a word or phrase you mishear (think of mixing up song lyrics). My favourite example of mondegreen is likely from the Beatles’ Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds: “The girl with colitis goes by.”
What makes you ridiculously happy?