Candy and medicine are flavored the same. This is why two people can taste the same thing and one can say “eww this tastes like medicine” and the other can say “yum this tastes like candy.” The distinction is only based on preconceptions.
Example: A dude tastes a drink – it is pink: “Ewww. This tastes like medicine.”
Example: A guy who loves claiming his open-mindedness tastes a fruit beer that has an emphasis on the fruit part – “Yum, this tastes like candy.”
Example: My dad tastes a piece of vegan bark/bread that he thinks all of my friends should try – “Wow, this tastes like candy and steak. You would love this.”
My dad is an lovable dope mixed with an angry indignant mixed with a lot of homemade tofu. He’s who I both look forward to becoming and who I desperately fear becoming. All of this comes out best when he calls me with questions on “his facebook.” Questions like:
“Who’s this person on my facebook? How’d they write all this stuff on my facebook?”
“How come your friends are always playing with my facebook?”
“This woman wants to be friends with me, but I don’t like her. What do I do?”
The last one is a reasonable facebook concern. I recently was thinking about friendship requests from people who need not request friendship and wrote this:
“Adding you to the audience of my blog so that I can know when you release a new hot track for free is not us being worth uncomfortably connected after you go through a shitty breakup with my friend who I am not quite close enough with to indignantly defriend you through claims of loyalty.”
Loyalty is silly. I like support. I like to support others who I am friends with and I like when my friends support me, but forced support is obnoxious. I don’t want someone supporting me who doesn’t want to support me. I recently supported a friend who would definitely qualify as someone whose boyfriends I will not friend for fear of the last sentence becoming true. Between songs this happened:
Person A (singer): “I’m gonna play this little diddy.”
Person B (audience member): “You’re a little diddy.”
Person A: (Tunes guitar)
Person B: “In a good way.”
Me: Fuck you. First off you are horribly unclever. Had you been insulting I wouldn’t have said that because at least insults demand a certain level of cleverness, but you weren’t at all. This brings me to point #2. What is the good way of being a little diddy, and more importantly, what is the bad way that you feel came through so clearly that you had to apologize for your horrible indiscretion.
There are no quotation marks around my line because I am the gender neutral definition of a pussy.
Of course there isn’t really a gender neutral definition of a pussy. Which is too bad. I would like to see there exist one before I die, but there won’t. We can’t forget the past and we can’t stop using pussy as a term to describe vagina. All of these short pieces were things I wrote on a folder I was carrying around one day. They all relate to death.
a) Candy and medicine are the things you have as a child and a dying person respectively. It seems as though the longer we strive to look at things as candy the longer we will not be a dying person.
b) I don’t want to become my dad because that means I’m closer to being a dying person.
c) That audience member wasted so much of my time as I had to complain in my head about her. I am so much closer to being a dying person because of her.
Okay, so maybe they don’t all relate to death that well, but I am definitely scared of being a dying person.