Hello, blogosphere! I’ve been meaning to start blogging again for months and I’ve finally forced myself to start.
About me in less than a minute: 20-something community college student, member of the Forensics Team (that’s giving speeches, not doing solving crime and poking at dead bodies), film/television/art/politics enthusiast (read: I spend my day reading all kinds of shit on the Internet when I should be doing more important things). We’ll learn more about me as this blog “blossoms.”
If you’re reading this, you might be wondering about the title of this blog. It’s a little weird, right? Allow me to explain:
In one of my all-time favorite films, Ghost World, “social misfit” Enid (Thora Birch) has to re-take a remedial art class the summer after her senior year of high school (lame sauce!). The class is taught by a completely insane and stereotypical performance artist (Illeana Douglas). If you haven’t seen this film, YouTube search “Mirror Father Mirror” and enjoy. ANYWAY, there are a few scenes in the film where we see the artwork of Enid’s peers. In Enid’s class, we find one of those girls. You know, the girl that sits in the front row, listens attentively, writes down EVERYTHING, knows all the answers, etc. (That girl is totally me, btw). Well that girl, Margaret, brings in a “found art object” sculpture. It is, quite literally, a tampon in a teacup and it is absolutely ridiculous. It becomes even more ridiculous when Illeana Douglas starts posturing about the hidden meaning of the piece (a statement on repressed femininity!), like it is the most brilliant thing to have ever been created. SO, long story short, this is hilarious to me, so hilarious that I chose to name my blog “Tampon In a Teacup.”
Wait…what’s that? You were hoping for more of an explanation? You thought there was some actual, thought out REASON why I chose that name?
Shit. There’s really not.
BUT WAIT, I can fix this! I can just do some Margaret-style bullshitting to give this blog some meaning.
When Margaret is asked to discuss what her piece means, she struggles to say anything other than what it literally is. To me, this indicates that she really has no idea what she is doing and lacks focus…much like me! I have no idea what I’m going to do with this blog and at this point, the blog has no specific focus. It’s just…whatever I come up with.
So this has been a lot of rambling without much substantial content. I have a feeling this might happen frequently. Enjoy. J