Hyper-bole and my thoughts on American Idol

I have a penchant for hyperbole.

During an average day at the office to hear me mumbling: “I hate my life”, “I hate everyone” etc, isn’t abnormal in any way.
I don’t think that this should result in me being viewed as pessimistic really, it’s just that half the things I say can be easily labeled as hyperbole. (It goes both ways too- if I’m really happy I may insinuate that I’m going to explode… you get the idea.)

I would like to say that this is a bad habit of mine (as it’s not really PC), but I kinda think of it more as a defining characteristic of who I am. I float between extremes. My supervisor at work and friend Bevan and I were chit chatting on the way to our monthly book club last night (to discuss ‘Snow Flower and Secret Fan’) and somehow we ended up on the topic of how I’m veering over the edge of passionate.
If I like something I *really* like something. If I’m interested in something, someone, whatever- I get borderline obsessive with it. I somewhat treat these interests as research papers.

I guess I just don’t dig things on a surface level. I’m not a test the water type, so much as an immerse yourself via a cannonball in the deep end type. Just kinda neat when other people point these things out.

In other news, I’ve been watching American Idol. I got sucked in and now there’s no turning back.
But I just wanted to get it out there that although being a blind musician is a wonderful and inspiring thing, Scott needs to go home. He needs to go home X 12, because he’s not on the same level as the rest of the contestants and it’s making me want to throw things at Daniel’s beautiful television.
Also, Adam needs to win. His Jeff Buckley-esque tasty vocals of glory make him the winner already. If he doesn’t run away with the gold medal of idol I will be shocked- an entirely new level of shocked.

(See just like that- it’s how I roll)


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2 Responses to “Hyper-bole and my thoughts on American Idol”

  1. Tova Says:

    Hyperbolic comments are a great way to release annoyance at work without really hurting anyone’s feelings. It’s always great to become so obsessed with something that it becomes a ‘research project’. You get to learn so much more, and even better when we’re out of university and have a sort of knowledge stasis. I say, obsess, hyperbolize.

  2. adc Says:

    hold up… hyperbole is a bad thing??! I never got the memo.

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