I woke up today morning and all I could think about was changing my Tumblr username to dontbelasagne (that is a Doctor Who reference, not a specific life choice). Turns out, there are already 7 blogs that are different variations of ‘don’t be lasagne’ and dontbelasagne8 just doesn’t have the same ring to it. The moral of the story? My thoughts are unoriginal.
I recently wrote a piece with a friend about how Disney ruined one of the greatest franchises to have ever graced our televisions. It is much more academical than I make it sound and can be found here. But, as part of the publication process, I was asked to transfer some of my intellectual property rights over to the editorial board. I found it mildly amusing that someone would like to own my unoriginal thoughts.
I apologise in advance in case you were looking for some kind of actual direction to these posts. There isn’t any. This blog, like everything in my life, is less of a structured thought process and more of a random word dump, the likes of which can be found in my notes app.
Over the past 4 years, I have written over 117 notes (or so my phone tells me). Now that I think about it, that isn’t actually a lot, but there are some gems there, mind you.
The oldest note I have is from 2015, and is a list of songs that I was going to make a mixtape of, to give to a friend. The latest note is from November 2020, and all it says is this –
How do we leave?
Just get up.
Another gem is this one from 2017 which simply says “Year of reading dangerously.” For those of you who don’t know me personally, that is a very accurate description of my personality.
The majority of the remaining ones are either drarry headcannons or grocery lists that I never got around to deleting. But the one I love the most has got to be this one,
3 favourite chocolates.
If you ask me what was going on in my head when I wrote this, I wouldn’t have an answer for you. Did I intend my last words to literally be “3 favourite chocolates” or will I, with my dying breath, list out the 3 chocolates I enjoyed the most during my lifetime? We will never know. But I will concur that this is nothing if not original.