It’s surprising how song lyrics can hit you different ways at different times. I was listening to “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield over the weekend because I love 80s music and of course I was. That particular song stands out to me because I don’t recall any other song lyrics employing the phrase “the point is probably moot”. However, the lyrics to the bridge struck a particular chord with me because they so perfectly summarize the vast majority of my romantic experiences.
And I’m looking in the mirror all the time,
Wondering what she don’t see in me.
I’ve been funny, I’ve been cool with the lines.
Ain’t that the way love’s supposed to be?
Of course, the point of those experiences is also probably moot. Mr. Springfield, you know me all too well.
The most honest pick-up line I can think of at the moment: “You look like my next lapse in reason and judgment.”
Is it technically accurate? Yep.
Is there almost always a positive payoff of some kind (even when the relationship ends)? Sure.
Sometimes it’s okay to be stupid. In certain areas of life, you pretty much have to be. So enjoy, beloved dumbasses!
I’ve seen a lot of dating and relationship articles making the Facebook rounds lately. There’s never a short supply of these things, but the ones on the social media circuit tend to be the kind that drive me nuts. They’re too romanticized, too demanding, or too generalized. There are even articles telling religious people who they should and shouldn’t marry. I’ll save you the time and tell you these basically say, “Make sure they believe the same things you do,” which is short-sighted, naive, and arrogant to the point of being useless and stupid. Outside of that, there’s nothing here that you couldn’t find in hundreds of other articles like “make sure they don’t have a cherished collection of machetes and hockey masks”. Continue reading