Spirit Animal Unicorn!

by Caleb Grabowski on April 18, 2014

I was going to use this blog entry to chronicle my journey this past year. A year ago, I left a very lucrative career path. Left? More like railroaded out of the business. I could have continued a job hunt to stay in the field, to stay miserable but well-paid. Instead, I decided to say ‘Fuck everything,’ and go back to school. Now, I’m just two semesters from graduating, and stepping back into the unknown once more. But, like I said earlier, I was going to use this blog to chronicle that journey, to explain my personal growth, and how my friendships and relationships have strengthened along the way. I don’t want to talk about that anymore. I’ve dwelled on it long enough, and I don’t feel like wasting energy bitching about it right now. Besides, someone would definitely come along and chime in about my tampon needing to be changed. Instead, I’m going to use this blog as a bit of rambling pedestal today.

I’m in good mood today, I don’t know if that’s because I had spaghetti for breakfast or if it’s because I just took part in a music video for my school. It was probably the former, so delicious, but the latter is definitely bleeding in as well. So the campus is putting together a music for Pharrell’s “Happy Song,” and I was simply minding my own business when I was asked to participate. It involved me putting on a goofy top hat and dancing down some stairs. Normally, this sort of behavior is only predicated by how much booze I’ve had to drink that day, but alas, I was sober, yet I played along. It’s an interesting phenomenon, simply being goofy and putting yourself out there, and the effects it can have on you. I was very much in a normal, bleh mood up until that point, but now for the sake of the bad joke, I’m happy.

Making an ass out of myself is always something I’ve been good at it. There have been moments, far too many to count, from my time in the Army that would make any grown man embarrassed. To try and explain them all here would be a nightmare, so I’m not even going to attempt it. They occur so frequently now, that I simply revel in them. I guess the moral of the story of here is that if you’re feeling like shit, put yourself out there, make an ass out of yourself and make someone laugh, even if you’re the only one around. Don’t take yourself too seriously either, people who can’t make fun of themselves are dicks. True story.


Movie of the Week: Frozen (2013), I finally got around to watching Disney’s highest grossing animated film of all-time, and I really enjoyed it. It’s a slippery slope trying to watch a film that has garnered such praise for months while trying to remain objective. Normally, that praise would have put a chip on my shoulder that would be impossible to knock off, not the case here fortunately. Although without Olaf, the lovable snowman who loves heat, I don’t think the film would’ve accomplished that for me, easily my favorite animated character in recent memory. I recommend it, even if you don’t have kids, but only if you haven’t killed the kid inside you yet.


Favorite Songs of the Week:

–          Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Don’t Forget Me”

–          Stargazer Lily – “Train Song”

–          Lou Hickey – “You!”

kaesechan April 18, 2014 at 9:03 am

I like how you didn’t explain the title of your post; keep the mystery alive.

Caleb Grabowski April 18, 2014 at 10:16 am

You’re damn right. They can find me on Facebook if they want to know the full story…

Will Dutcher April 18, 2014 at 9:17 am

Dude, living your doomsday scenario (as has been discussed by us on several occasions) was really not something you wanted to do, quite honestly, but you owned it and you really turned your life around. It’s actually kind of inspiring, if I may be so candid.

You’re also right about those that can’t make fun of themselves. Life, in particularly your own life, can be pretty damn absurd at some times, either with the situations you’re in, the choices you have to make, or the predicaments you crawl out of; embarrassment, heartache, and joy all happen, and you have to be able to reconcile with all of that, which I think you do well.

BTW, you gonna let the people know about your spirit animal?

Caleb Grabowski April 18, 2014 at 10:18 am

Thanks Billy 2: Electric Boogalo. And no, my spirt animal is within me… and kinda pokey…. But oh, so majestic …. It’s like I’m filling up with Skittles…. Taste the rainbow?

Will Dutcher April 18, 2014 at 10:28 am

That sounds delicious!

Caleb Grabowski April 18, 2014 at 10:30 am

You want these body Skittles??

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