Strange Fun

For a fun bit of strangeness, try referring to yourself in the third person for a whole day.

Let’s say your name is Justine. Whenever you can, even and especially when speaking with other people, make reference to yourself like so: “Justine is hungry, she needs breakfast. And no, Justine doesn’t need coffee to wake up. She’s more powerful than that.”

“Justine is going to work, and she’s going to be on time today.”

“Oh no, she doesn’t like this kind of music. Watch Justine change the music settings on her phone without taking her eyes off the road.”

“If only Justine had more paper in the printer now, she could finish this report.”

“Justine is too mature to photocopy her hind parts, at least today anyway.”

Or say your name is Gavin.

“He’s a swell fella, that Gavin. Swell enough to know what’s hip and now.”

“Gavin doesn’t have a rhyme in his head. That’s why he never writes poetry.”

“When Gavin grows up, he wants to be a stocker. He doesn’t get it when he tells people that and they cringe. What’s wrong with wanting to be a stocker in a grocery store?”

Or maybe you’re not a Gavin or a Justine. Maybe you’re a Rico.

You might say, “Rico is up in the rizness.”

“No way will Rico give up now. He’s gone too far to quit. That’s right, Rico is flirting with smoke.”

“Rico gotta get his own one chip challenge.”

“If Rico hears ‘Suave’ one more time, heads will roll.”

“Rico thinks his family tree is so hot it burned down.”

Sure people will think you’ve lost your mind. They might even call medical on you. But at least for a while you’ll have some fun.

Published by Kurt Gailey

This is where I'm supposed to brag about how I've written seven novels, twelve screenplays, thousands of short stories, four self-help books, and one children's early-reader, but I'd rather stay humble. You can find out about things I've written or follow my barchive (web archive, aka 'blog) at or follow me on twitter @kurt_gailey. I love sports and music and books, so if you're an athlete or in a band or you're a writer, give me a follow and I'll most likely follow you back. I've even been known to promote other people's projects.

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