Being a nerd, which is to say going too far and caring too much about a subject, is the best way to make friends I know.
County Fair by Charles Simic
If you didn't see the six-legged dog,
It doesn't matter.
We did, and he mostly lay in the corner.
As for the extra legs,
One got used to them quickly
And thought of other things.
Like, what a cold, dark night
To be out at the fair.
Then the keeper threw a stick
And the dog went after it
On four legs, the other two flapping behind,
Which made one girl shriek with laughter.
She was drunk and so was the man
Who kept kissing her neck.
The dog got the stick and looked back at us.
And that was the whole show.
“They say that I have no hits and that I’m difficult to work with and they say that like it’s a bad thing.” —Tom Waits, Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame induction speech (via byronic)
That's just me saying something terrible, because it makes me laugh that it upsets you.
Even if what you’re working on doesn’t go anywhere, it will help you with the next thing you’re doing.