I discovered today that choosing an imaginary companion is actually quite difficult. I like all of the ideas that have been given thus far. And I’ve had a lot of fun imagining what I could do with each of them. And then I went to the WC. After they finished bickering about trivial things like the Women’s Center constitution (which they’re voting on next week), some of the members, only Bonnie, made a few suggestions. That’s when it happened.
First I’ll just go over who was suggested. Evelyn suggested herself and Mrs. Butterworth. Aunt Jemima was also mentioned, along with Wonder Woman (the later years) and of course the possibility of the Tooth Fairy or the Easter Bunny. Bonnie suggested a troll.
I entertained the notion of a troll for a while thanks largely to Bonnie’s sales pitch. I don’t remember much of it now but it involve being Pro-Troll and having Troll Pride. How can I argue with that? Later, we ended up connecting Mrs. Butterworth and Aunt Jemima. Were you guys together at some point and craving pancakes? Anyway, Bonnie thought I should start a pancake restaurant or something. It could be the first IHOP in my town! Ugh... but morning traffic would be horrendous. Besides, I’m not really the kind of girl to bring strangers into the bedroom. And I’m not starting now. We then, for whatever reason, threw the troll in the mix (lame pun intended). Just for the fun of it I think, a very twisted idea of a new Three’s Company started evolving. Thank goodness it didn’t get TOO detailed. Bonnie suggested the possibility of opening an apartment building but I think once I get into the double digits that my imaginary characters will be too difficult to manage. The last thing I need is for them to revolt. So I’m exing that idea now. VACANCY FOR ONE! TWO AT THE MOST. I’m wondering if having two characters isn’t too much.
Basically, I guess I’m trying to say that I really don’t know who to shove under my bed yet. I think I may have found a tenant for my closet though. But you’ll just have to wait and see about that one. And let’s not forget Frank in the attic, my silent and ever loyal secret boyfriend. Holy crap I have a lot of people in my head. Maybe I should receive more intense therapy. I’m going to leave the ad up for a bit. We’ll see. Perhaps I should schedule interviews. That might help me make up my mind.
Anyway, I’m going to keep thinking about it. This issue is very important to me.