In the couple hours leading up to the reveal of my cat-lady track, I’m not gonna lie, I was pretty nervous. What had started out as “YEAH! This is disgusting! Perfect!” turned into “Oh no! This is disgusting! Damnit!” the more I heard those damn tarry-lunged coughs…I feel like “tarry-lunged” could probably be the Patty and Selma-ish older sister of “starry-eyed.” Seriously, that last sentence sounded way more Shakespearian than I intended.
But anyways, after watching everybody elses’ videos, which all felt so complex, precise, intricate, and sometimes downright terrifying, after shaking in my boots for those two hours, I finally just thought “Whatever. Let’s get this over with,” and got up to play the clip. And then while it was playing, I couldn’t help snickering. Maybe it was the nervous energy, or just those ridiculous meows, but either way, I was trying pretty hard to hide my amusement. I was even more amused…and surprised…and relieved when I ended up getting essentially the reaction I was hoping for–Overall, people seemed to like it, albeit find it disgusting…Someone to the point of saying it made her want to throw up. While I definitely did not want to make anyone actually throw up, I won’t deny that I’m glad that I made someone want to. I was also pleased when someone said that the whole What-If-I-Become-A-Crazy-Cat-Lady?! fear was very relatable. Glad to know I’m not alone on that one.