21 April 2014

Defining your personality - how not to do it.

Hi, my name is Alison and I'm .....
  • a Daisy
  • a Blue Aura
  • Claire Standish from the Breakfast Club
  • Penny from the Big Bang Theory
  • Phil Dunphy from Modern Family
  • A tiger
  • The colour red
  • The game of football
  • A muggle
  • Somebody from the Game of Thrones*
Hi, my name is Alison and I'm SO over Buzzfeed type quizzes that profess to tell you something about yourself that is profound and meaningful.

I can help you.  Your name is X and if you are so unsure about who you are - I have one word - Therapy.

If you are finding your life so beige that it truly delights you to find out that if you were a character on a show you are most likely to be a psychopathic dwarf with incestuous bloodthirsty urges - we really shouldn't be friends.  

Because that's weird.  I'm okay with your bird phobias, horse obsessions, secret gaming habits or inexplicable loyalty to the Liberal Party - but I'm really not okay with having to rethink eating meat at your place because your mother is 'on holidays'. 

We all have our idiosyncrasies. The internet gives us glimpses of those.  I mean before we had the interweb how on earth would we ever have discovered the worldwide obsession with cats?  If somebody had claimed the cat phenomenon for themselves - it would be on the census by now and surely outrank Christianity.  

People like to believe.  I get that.  But PLEASE stop clogging up my social media with your journey of self discovery.  Let those little quizzes be your secret shame.    

I forgive it all - your baby poo posts, your snapshots of every meal and your bitstrip pity posts.  Go bonkers my green auraed Spiderman shaped sunflower.  I forgive it all.

*No quizzes were actually done in support of this post.  I didn't read 50 Shades of Grey either and it still annoys the hell out of me. 

I am hosting #LaughLink this week - so please - feel free to join in the merriment by linking your post below.

And remember - next week's #Laughlink is being hosted by the fabulous Kimberly at the craft free Melbourne Mum

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