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Desktop Confessional

"Open Minded"

Monday, January 07, 2008

You learn a lot about people when you go through the classifieds. It is, after all, a section entirely dedicated to people's needs and wants. At work, I share the duties of cleaning up our classifieds section. Basically what I do is delete spam, delete requests for swingers, delete gay porn promotions, delete straight porn promotions, delete anything to do with swapping girlfriends, 'social escorts', and the list goes on and on and on. Believe me, it's as tedious as it sounds. I kind of go into a zone when I do it ... my mind blanks out and my fingers do all the clicking (surely I will get carpal tunnel soon). It's strangely fulfilling.

If there's one term that's over-used to death in classifieds, it is "open minded". It pops up everywhere. It's one of those things that are just suitable for any occasion. Like a pair of quality jeans.

"Looking for open-minded housemate!"
"Seeking open-minded female for companionship."
"Couple looking for adventurous people. Open mind encouraged."

Because of how often I see this phrase, I automatically think open mind = SEXXXXXX AND SINNNNN. My brain's all messed up inside with it. If a guy was to ask me if I considered myself open-minded, I'd probably kick him in the gonads for sexual harassment. Ok just kidding, I'm not that huge of a prude. I'm actually ... do I dare say it ... quite open-minded.

On Mosaic

I'm feeling kinda mellow and tired - it's after 2am and I'm still awake, with an early morning event tomorrow. I've been browsing through the line-up of this year's Mosaic Music Festival and though Feist didn't make it on the confirmed list, it still looks really good. I'm not sure if I'll be able to attend it (no $$$), but if I could I'd definitely check out The Bird and the Bee. I really love their brand of pop ... so dreamy, so whimsical, so pretty. Hearing it live would be just awesome.

And because it's become some sort of a habit these days, I'd end this blog post with one of their songs, a cover of the Bee Gees track. They've got better songs but I'm too lazy to upload it at the moment. Also added the song "Challengers" by The New Pornographers as it kind of reflects my mood at the moment. Neko Case's vocals here are just perfect.

Good night everyone! Have a great week ahead.

  1. Anonymous johnlim said:

    gawd, woman.. you're a picture perfect example of catholic conditioning at work. I'm already thinking of holidaying in Perhentians.

  1. Blogger + nadiah said:

    Man, I love Neko Case (and the New Pornographers, too).

    I'm seeing Feist! If I could take you with me, I would.

    ps - hurrah for you blogging again!

  1. Blogger sarah said:

    john: hahaha. what can i do. catholic guilt is crazy.

    nadiah: FEIST! ARGH! JEALOUSY!

  1. Anonymous Sarah TOO said:

    My name is Sarah too. Small world ;) ... on point, I don't really believe people when they say they are opened minded. Few are... if any.

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