So, I recently discovered Snapchat, though I don’t use it for its intended purpose. I’ve never posted anything on the platform. Instead, I am using it as a five-minute break into absurdity, which has been a pretty good practice for me these days. It helps me retain a sense of humor despite the world’s constant drama, keeps me from taking myself too seriously, and as a bonus, it’s helping me amass a pretty awesome library of Alex-emojis™.
So, in invitation to all of you to forget you’re an adult for a moment (and embrace the joy of being preposterous for the silliness of it) here’s some of my favorite “snaps.”
I’ve never been an overly “funny” person. I couldn’t make a pun to save my life, and it takes me a few years to get comfortable enough around someone to make jokes (especially since I tend to rely on shared memories as the punchline), but even so, it’s felt good to cut loose, not be shy in front of a camera, and make some silly faces.
What about the rest of you? Do you have a favorite way to be absurd and just let loose?