I’ve lived a lot of my life feeling a bit obscure. You will not think me obscure, dear readers, because you probably know most of the references I make. But the world at-large? Not so much.
Take my car. I have these bumper stickers.
Do you know how many random people have asked me what they mean? A hundred, at least. Do you know how many random people have told me they like them? Three.
Let’s talk about the Duchess of Cambridge, aka Kate Middleton. The other day I was walking with a mom at summer camp and I mentioned planning a soiree where fascinators were de rigeur in the event Kate delivered while I was at the big Romance Writer’s of America conference. The mom said, “Kate who? Avery’s mom?” Sigh.
And let’s take Downton Abbey. Sometime during the second season I figured everyone had seen it because it was a daily topic of conversation with my tweeps and Facebook friends, and I was chatting about Mary Crawley and Anna and Bates while on a long run with some friends. I heard crickets chirping. At first, I thought they were just trying to catch their breath. Finally, someone said, “What is Downtown Abbey?” Oh, no.
Are you ever excited about things and feel like you have no one but your virtual friends to talk with about them? Tell us! Maybe we can be excited too.