This week’s episode of Monocycle is a real doozy. It’s the first time in a long time that I stuck my head into that sound booth without a clear idea of what I would say once I was in there. Then words started pouring out, words I can’t even recall having uttered. Did I listen to this episode several times over the course of the editing process? Yes. Obviously. Do I remember a single damn thing I said? No. I think my eyes have been staring a large computer screen for so long that it is impacting my memory cells.
Is that an unfounded excuse? Absolutely.
Will I stop asking questions only to answer them immediately? Maybe.
The bottom line is this: our theme of the month is Ch-Ch-Changes, but it’s not a Man Repeller theme without a dash of irreverence (I can’t believe I just wrote that in women’s-interest glossy type, but I’m not going to delete it because, you know, it happens to the best of us). The point of this isn’t to stunt growth or improvement, or to make you feel like a lesser version of yourself. On the contrary, it’s to cut yourself some slack! Just be, with a B. Let loose in that incredible mental way that doesn’t require ordering an extra glass of wine. Tell yourself setbacks are okay, give yourself a high-ass fucking five when you do something you’re proud of. Etc, etc.
Or something like that.
Then meet me back here, I am literally waiting (I get comment alerts) and the last time I said that, I sat frozen for hours, EVEN DAYS!, waiting for you. So…
Welcome to Ch-Ch-Changes Month on Man Repeller
Monocycle: Episode 45, Resolutions
Monocycle: Episode 37, Uterus Envy
Monocycle is edited by Nicholas Quazzy Alexander. Logo illustration by Kelly Shami; photo by Harold M. Lambert/Lambert via Getty Images.
FYI I’M STILL HERE