Color Crazy

It’s possible to like or behave in extreme opposites and not have a multiple personality disorder right?  Hmm, no?  Ok well it’s just me then.  A couple of years ago I was talking to a former co-worker and in the course of our conversation and in conversations since, I became aware that I like completely opposite things in different situations.  Naturally I can’t think of one example but take my word for it, I do.  And it’s weird, or at least it seemed so at the time.  Anyway,  because of these conversations I’ve become more aware of these differences in my day to day whether they seem strange or not.  So as I was sitting here wondering which show I wanted to watch next online, my mind drifted and this is what happened.

I got up to go into the bathroom to get some floss.  When I went in there I remembered how much I hate the way the bathroom smells.  It’s similar to Motel 6 (I know because I used to work there) which is similar to stale cigarette smoke.  My whole place smelled like that for the first few days I was here but I’ve kept the windows opened and a fan going so now the only part that still stinks is the bathroom.  I’ve tried spraying nice smelling stuff in there and have lit candles in hope that the stale smell will go away.  It hasn’t and if anyone knows of something else that will work I’m all ears.  The candle I have lit in there smells like coconuts and lime.  I’m not much of a fan of coconuts but mixed with the lime I like it.  I spent a long time in the candle aisle at Walmart trying to decide which scent to get.  And I noticed that I’m a citrus smell kind of person.  I really wanted the Tahitian pineapple but they were sold out of the size I was looking for.

I then looked down at what I was eating.  An apple, banana, and drinking orange juice.  My favorite thing to eat, besides chocolate, is fruit.  I love fruit.  Oddly, I don’t like those orange chocolate balls you can find at Christmas time.  They make me want to hurl and I would think that it would be something I would love since it combines my two most favorite things but sadly, no.  My favorite fruit is the mango.  I could eat this all day I’m pretty sure.  And my favorite juice of all time would be grapefruit juice.  The kind with no sugar, water, or any preservatives.  Just straight from the fruit into my cup.  Given a choice I would take mango, orange, or grapefruit over the blueberry or blackberry.  The former tastes like an explosion in your mouth.  Citrus is my thing I guess.

When I think citrus, I envision bright oranges or yellows.  While I was eating I was also looking at some pictures of some flowers my sister had taken this last week.  A handful of them were bright orange, yellow, and pink.  My favorite flowers are those that have these colors in them.  They’re bold and stand out from the rest of their environment and I love it.  They’re dramatic, catch your eye, and capture your attention.  So I started thinking of the fruit and the flowers and realized I must have a thing for bright and bold.  Sunsets are my favorite pictures to look at and take because the colors are so stunning.  And it’s true that I will usually pick orange or yellow rather than some other color for things.  Except my clothes because without a tan I look hideous in bright orange and yellow.

Then I looked around my living room.  Is it decorated with bright, zany, in your face colors?  Nope.  Every thing is a neutral,  earth tone.  The room is full of browns, creams, dark greens, navy, and maroon.  A couple of paintings or photos may have bold colors in them but the over all feel of the room is much more subdued.  From food, to smells, to photos, and everything in between I prefer attention grabbing and loud.  When it comes to my living room where I spend the majority of my time, it couldn’t be more opposite.  Maybe I just like the peaceful, calming effect of the bland colors.  Or maybe I’m just nuts.