Workout session canceled today, so been getting organized in the apartment and going through old photos and stuff. Seems like I didn't distract anybody with my story of one first kiss so to sneak in news of another, but something happened yesterday on a fan board I hang out at sometimes that reminded me of those days a little bit.
That wasn't what I was going to talk about. I was going to talk about the fans. I never dated or got to really know anyone super duper famous, but some that had some fans who posted about them or the band. I like to hang out on fan boards sometimes too because I'm an insatiable gossip, so I have kind of experienced that whole phenomenon from both sides. And what I learned, is a) weird shit happens, weirder than most people could even think up, but at the same time, b) most stuff is way more boring than fans speculate. Which is kind of completely contradictory, but still true.
It cracks me up when people insist their take is true, because there is no way they have any clue so mostly, everyone's guess is as good as everyone else's. I read stuff about me (not that I was somebody anyone would know my name, just 'blonde getting in the car with XXX' or whatever) and it was so far off the truth it would be hilarious, and other times they'd happen to get it dead on and it was freaky.
The whole fun of being a fan and gossiping is that you can speculate and have opinions and none of it really matters because you'll never know what's true and more importantly, the only people you can hurt by your opinions (as opposed to if you hate the relationship a friend is in or something) are crazies who go off the wall when somebody doesn't agree with them. And let's face it, those crazies will find someone to be offended by!
On Coopweger, is it just me, or does anyone else just not buy the hand/finger in the back pocket thing? It's such an unnatural gesture, I don't know anyone in real life who does it!
Sometimes it drives me crazy that I'll never know the truth of some stories, and sometimes that's the fun of it.