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It's all me, baby! [Jul. 16th, 2008|11:21 pm]
dalekboy
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Swimming exhausts me for the entire next day, so you can imagine how buggered I am tonight after a lesson. I'm at the tired level where all my filters start to shut down one by one, so anything that's in my head starts to just come out. Fortunately typing filters things a little bit. But not much. I only just avoided replying to someone by saying, "Just send money... or naked pictures..." Given I don't know them that well, I rethought that one... just...

Anyway, my point here is my general silliness. After ten years of marriage, Sharon has just discovered that the silly stuff I do around her, mum, and other people, I also do when I'm on my own.

I thought she knew!

I was really surprised. I mean, I wasn't hiding it. Hell, I can't pass a mirror without gurning, or checking out how my body looks in different poses, and trying to decide which pose is funniest/stupidest/most likely to get a laugh. I talk to myself in silly voices. I mean I couldn't be as constant with my silliness if I wasn't this way when she wasn't around. The facade would slip. Oh I have my serious, quiet times. Lots of them. But the random acts of stupidity are always lurking in the background. And just because no-one else is present, so what?!

Shaz - 'I didn't realise you still do this stuff when you have no audience!'
Me - 'There's always an audience. Just because I can't see them doesn't mean they aren't there.'

harveystoat, gutter_monkey? I figure you're the two who would most be likely to do the same.

Life's too short not to be enjoying it every instant you can. Back me up, someone!
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From: gutter_monkey
2008-07-16 02:27 pm (UTC)
The only other option is to take yourself seriously.

That's not much of an option. :D
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-07-16 02:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

So, are you similar? Doing the voices, actions, etc. to an audience of one as often to a crowd?
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From: gutter_monkey
2008-07-16 02:36 pm (UTC)
Mostly the faces. I'm fascinated by the plasticity of the human facial featuers but don't often get the opportunity to manipulate any faces other than my own.
:D
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-07-16 02:41 pm (UTC)
One of the games I love playing with kids is when they push at my face and I try to leave it distorted. So the push my cheek up and I hold it there, they pull the other side down, same thing. Hours of fun :)

I also find practicing the faces means I retain the sense memory of how it feels to pull that face, so I can them bring it up when needed.
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[User Picture]From: kaelajael
2008-07-16 02:30 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean about tiredness equating to silliness. I have a very weird sense of humour that I keep in check most of the time, but as I get tired I reach a point where I don't control it very well and the mouth engages before the brain can do anything :)

I've never been (hangover) drunk , but I strongly suspect DrunkMe would be ten times worse then TiredMe. (Or I'd be REALLY obnoxious - again, not checking things that I say.)
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From: gutter_monkey
2008-07-16 02:33 pm (UTC)
I had a big deadline for soem animation today so I worked all through the night, and still haven't gone to bed. I'm sleep deprived and in a silly mood as a result. I'm also an admin on a website that had many thousands of members and which takes itself fairly seriously, which is a baaaad combination ...
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-07-16 02:34 pm (UTC)
LOL

Oh the possibilities...
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From: gutter_monkey
2008-07-16 02:51 pm (UTC)
The last time I was this loopy I posted this image:

Photobucket

THAT didn't go down well. :D
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From: gutter_monkey
2008-07-16 02:54 pm (UTC)
BTW: if anyone readin this doesn't know what's at that website. DON'T GO AND LOOK.
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[User Picture]From: vegetus
2008-07-16 03:04 pm (UTC)
oh? now i'm torn between looking and not looking...
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-07-16 02:34 pm (UTC)
I'm a really dull drunk. Just get very quiet.

Sharon gets amourous! :D
Then quickly falls asleep :( lol
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[User Picture]From: battblush
2008-07-17 12:59 am (UTC)
Oh I'm so like Sharon in this regard.

I make all sorts of dirty promises to Lee with I'm drunk and then fall swiftly into unconsciousness as soon as my head hits the pillow.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-07-17 01:26 am (UTC)
Shaz doesn't make it as far as the pillow :)
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[User Picture]From: harveystoat
2008-07-16 04:22 pm (UTC)
I completely agree! Hell, when I was a kid and on my own, I'd turn to the imaginary studio audience and utter catchphrases like, "That's all, folks" and "I wonder what's behind THIS door!"

Of course, it hasn't stopped. I sing to myself while on my bicycle, a trucker actually honked his horn at me once. It was a beautiful moment. :-)

Life is too short to be consistently serious, jump on a biscuit and eat a trampoline.

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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-07-17 01:33 am (UTC)
I still have the imaginary studio audience :)
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[User Picture]From: angriest
2008-07-16 04:27 pm (UTC)
Oh if I get caught one more time dancing in the corridor at work I'm going to solidify a very silly reputation.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-07-17 01:34 am (UTC)
I laughed out loud when I saw this. Is it the Highland Fling?
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[User Picture]From: angriest
2008-07-17 01:37 am (UTC)
No, just weird little bopping. Think the Cat in Season 1 Red Dwarf and you'll be in the ballpark.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-07-17 01:52 am (UTC)
Need to get you the pink suit, then.

Actually, I'd like to do that. Work in some place where suits were required, get myself to the point of being indispensible, and then start wearing increasingly strange or oddly-coloured suits. Hell, even a white suit would screw with'em.

There used to be a Melbourne fan in the 80's, Angus, who had a tartan three-piece suit.
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[User Picture]From: nephron
2008-07-16 05:18 pm (UTC)
All of my siblings and I bounce. We get excited about something- whether it's a conversation with someone, something on TV, a random thought, and we get up and bounce.

By "bounce" I mean leap 2 footed around the house.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-07-17 01:36 am (UTC)
I run. Usually with little kiddie-style footsteps, waving my hands in the air, going "Yay!"

Or if it's something revolting, same thing, with word-replacement "Aaaahhhhhh!"
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[User Picture]From: delicious_irony
2008-07-16 10:07 pm (UTC)
Yet another reason why I respect and love you so much...^_^
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[User Picture]From: ghoath
2008-07-17 12:26 am (UTC)
i am even more silly and random when there's no one around cos there's no fear of anyone pulling me up on it...except for my neighbours, i don't mind them thinking i'm mad.

also, i've heard kerry doing all his silly stuff when i'm half asleep. he doesn't stop talking to himself or making up songs, or telling computers how horrible they are, just cos there's no audience.

there's always an audience, whatever your spiritual beliefs are, there's someone watching.

also, how could sharon not know that you do that stuff when she's not around...when she's not there to see it?
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-07-17 01:38 am (UTC)
I know she's not there to see it, but I thought surely she's heard me talking to myself, or caught me playing to the non-existant audience. But maybe not.
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[User Picture]From: battblush
2008-07-17 12:57 am (UTC)

Hand slowly goes up.

I also talk to myself when alone. I ask myself questions and answer in a different voice. I put this down to having kids. They're pure noise all day, so when they're gone I find the silence stifling and need to fill it.

And the other thing I do when alone is dance around the house rather than walk. Well, not dance exactly, but perfrom aerobic moves. I'll grapevine, sashay, box step and easy walk from room to room because I feel so FREE!
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[User Picture]From: fred_mouse
2008-07-17 02:35 am (UTC)

Re: Hand slowly goes up.

When no-one is around, I encourage myself to get stuff done in *exactly* the tone of voice I use on tired grumpy toddlers to get them to do stuff. About as successfully. (including bribes of chocolate, and threats of naps)
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[User Picture]From: purrdence
2008-07-22 04:33 am (UTC)
I'm *more* silly when there's no one around*. Way more silly.

* Drhoz doesn't come under this. He's used to me doing odd little things randomly.
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