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THIS CRAZY WORLD - The Strange And Different

Updated on April 10, 2012

Are you strange or am I?

Now have you ever had a day where it seems like all the LOONIES are following you around? Like you try a new restaurant and "voila!" Mr. LOUDMOUTH decides to make you his audience and then before you know it, Mr. CRAZY who talks to himself decides to sit right near you? Have you ever wondered why people sit right next to you when there are so many empty seats and tables?!!!! I do!!! How about an empty beach, no one in site for miles and infact it isn't even Summer yet and then a big group of people who happen to be REALLY LOUD set up right next to you? I mean how can you move without making it so obvious?!

THEN after you spend so many moments thinking about these crazy people and why are they in the same place as have that A HA moment!!! WHY AM I HERE ANYWAY?!!!! What drew me to this place to have a nice quiet meal on this lovely afternoon? Am I into self torture?!!! Where the hell am I?!!!

OK, all kidding aside....there must be certain days and times during the day where the freaks decide to all go to the same place! I remember when I was younger and I was dancing at a club that I went too a lot and then one day someone who I always saw there said "I always see you here." And then I said "I always see you here!!!" And it went on and on.

Look, I am all for people who are "different" and I always give people a chance before I judge them (and I only do this when they really freak me out) but the guy in the restaurant the other day who was wearing a fedora and eating a plate full of raw scallions while he coughed his way through it sort of creeped me out. AND the fact that he was talking to himself most of the time didn't make it any better. The kind person next to me tried to explain what happens to people when they spend too much time alone so I thought about it. Have you ever wondered how many people are all alone all of the time?! If I think about that too much I will get extremely sad and this is supposed to be FUNNY. Well sort of funny.....

The point is who am I to tell everyone about "crazy people?!!!!" I mean my life has not been very normal at all! Infact I grew up in Los Angeles in the entertainment business with narcissists and little men with Napoleon complexes and huge ego's that would do anything to anyone to get what they wanted. I saw people give up everything in their very nice normal lives for just a few minutes of fame. Crazy?!!!! That is correct! You win the prize!!!.....a week on an island by yourself!!! Sound good?!!!


What Is Normal Anyway?

I have often described myself as "normal." Most of the time my existence is normal and the reason why I say this is that I have a very nice family and like to stay home and lead a normal life when I'm not working. After spending most of my life in or around the entertainment business I relish the time I have away from Los Angeles. Peace, quiet and calm is what I cherish the most. I have lovely children and a wonderful life but when it comes down to it if you put me next to a nurse in Iowa I would look as "normal" as a circus clown! The point is..."what makes me more normal then the guy eating onions and talking to himself?" Is it a few degrees of "child love and chaos" that keeps me sane?!!! Is it my constant need to share the love and make this world a better place?!!! "One step at a time I always say." I mean "what the hell is NORMAL anyway?!!!!!!"

So the reality is that the "loonies" I saw the other day may look totally NORMAL to someone else. I mean when Mrs. Bear walked into the sushi place with her "biker bear" hubby and I gasped and made a funny face was it because I thought I was living in a pirate movie?!!! Or is it because I wasn't in "leather mode." I used to love wearing leather pants in the old days and hop on the back of Harley's but you see "I'm normal now!!!" ha

The point is that what my late father said was right. He used to say "To Each His Own" and now I truly get it. Some loonies may seem normal to other loonies. My friends may not be normal at all! Infact I'm not so sure I'm very normal at all and the point is that I don't give a hoot!

Definition of Crazy


   [krey-zee] Show IPA adjective, cra·zi·er,cra·zi·est, noun, plural cra·zies.adjective

1. mentally deranged; demented; insane.

2. senseless; impractical; totally unsound: a crazy scheme.

3. Informal . intensely enthusiastic; passionately excited: crazyabout baseball.

4. Informal . very enamored or infatuated (usually followed byabout ): He was crazy about her.

5. Informal . intensely anxious or eager; impatient: I'm crazy totry those new skis.

And So It Goes.....

I'm writing this today before I go insane! ha..NO worries! Just being silly! I remember meeting a man that I thought was "normal" because he lived a "normal existence" where he helped other "not so normal people." But the funny thing is that he was not normal at all!!!!! And the point of this whole article is that I'm glad he wasn't!!!! You know why?!!! Because frankly my dear Watson "normal" is boring!!!!!!! And I'm happy to say that I'm leading my life exactly like I want too.

Surrounded by characters that belong in a novel and plenty of creative and interesting friends and family!! Every single day is an amazing adventure!

Just remember if you ever see me sitting on a beach on a blanket with a book all by myself that I do not want ANY company!!!! ha ha ......Capiche?!!!!!!!

I LOVE MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!


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    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from California

      T. Marc! Cool to see you here! Thanx for your comment! I so appreciate you taking the time to share your words here. Best, G

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      T. Marc Lee 

      7 years ago

      I've always wondered about 'normal' and 'crazy'... My wife its a Social Work major. Ther are so many varying degrees of specially acceptable behavior. Great blog. You are a great writer. Thanks for the insight.

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from California

      rebekahELLE.....Isn't it great to have those A HA moments?!!! I mean what is life without those moments when we realize that the craziness can be part of anything and everything!! So funny!!! Love your comment and so glad I made you laugh! After all "laughter" is the best medicine!!! Thank you for letting me know....made me feel happy that I brought you joy!!!! Best, G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from California

      drbg...glad I made you laugh! And you made me laugh!! Does that make us looney?!!!!! ha ha ; G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from California

      Hey Dean! So great to see you! That is hilarious......that saying!!! Made me giggle!

      Thanx for "pushing my buttons" in a good way! ha ha G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from California

      fibo! Thanx so much for being here and leaving your comment! Glad you liked my hub! Best, GPAGE

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      7 years ago from Tampa Bay

      Ha, loved reading this. I think this almost every day on the way to work. I wonder where all of these crazy people come from. Sometimes I see them walking or riding a motorized bicycle, which makes them look like a raving loony riding down the sidewalk. :0 We all have our AHA moments when we then realize, 'we are all bozos on the bus!' Wavy Grazy wisdom. Thanks for a laugh before bed. :))

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      drbj and sherry 

      7 years ago from south Florida

      Yes, and psychiatrists collect rent from both of them. Sorry, G, I couldn't resist. Laughed at your hub though.

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      7 years ago from the bridge of sighs

      Hi'a G,good to see your well.Jung said a little neurosis makes people interesting.Ever heard"Neurotics build castles in the sky.Psychotics live in them".Perhaps it's all a matter of degree as you Implied.Well done and you know I voted up and hit those buttons.


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      7 years ago from UK

      Everybody is normal for himself/herself, because he/she follows his/her standards of norm. He/she may not be normal for others. But who cares?

      Nice hub!

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from California


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      Sylvia Van Velzer 

      7 years ago from Hawaii

      No one is normal! I love the Abby Normals of this sometimes very boring planet!


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