Okay, random thought process I had today:
If I sharpen a lot of pencils, aren't I a pencil sharpener?
But then how can you distinguish to people what you mean by 'pencil sharpener'?
You could call non-human ones 'mechanical pencil sharpeners' but as people talk about 'mechanical pencils' that could be confusing. A sharpener for mechanical pencils?
There are manual pencil sharpeners. But couldn't the manual pencil sharpener be the person just as easily as the device?
↑ Proof that I think about random things.
I honestly do feel bad for Shneer sometimes. I witnessed this conversation:
Irk: Are you gay?
Shneer: No, actually. Despite what you may have heard.
Irk: Does your mom know?
Shneer: What the fuck?
Irk: Does she?
Shneer: My mother died when I was eight.
Irk: Did she know?
People. Shneer almost cried. About the mom thing, I mean.
And you know what's weird? The majority of the grade either thinks that Shneer and I are a couple or that Shneer is gay. And what's funny is that the same people spread both rumors.
And Shneer is asked, 'Are you gay?' at least once a day.
And I never am. It's so funny. If these people are going by stereotypes, it's true that Shneer's a little metrosexual but I'm much closer to being a stereotypical lesbian than Shneer is to being a stereotypical gay guy. I have a haircut that's actually been referred to as a 'lesbian hairdo', not much fashion sense, I've never worn makeup outside of theatre. And the Chief Homophobe was actually present and listening during one of my gender rants to Gennifer.
I mean, there are a lot of stereotypes I don't fit at all. But I do fit more than Shneer, who has quite a few.
Today at lunch Clueless, Gennifer, Shneer, and I were talking and some worker said, 'Move on, ladies. Oh, and gentleman.' C commented, 'Shneer's a lady. Flyby's the gentleman.'
We all laughed, including Shneer.
Y'know, something kinda emotional did happen tonight, but I don't want to journal it. Idaknow why.