Sunday, June 26, 2011

This didn't turn out the way I wanted it to.

This started as an explanation about my problem of getting overly emotionally involved with fictional characters. Now, I've revised it to showcase some of my favorite fictional couples, whether they ended up together or not, and whether they've ever been together or not.
Logan Echolls and Veronica Mars
"Veronica Mars"
Tommy Oliver and Kimberly Hart
"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers"
Seeley Booth and Temperance Brennan
Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson
"Law & Order: SVU"
Buffy Summers and Angel
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Julianna "Jules" Callaghan and Sam Braddock
Blaine Anderson and Kurt Hummel
I have a serious affection for all of these couples, but I think my favorite is Kurt and Blaine, although only by a slim margin. Tommy and Kim have been around for a much longer time and I've had a soft spot for them for several years...over a decade come to think of it. Anyway, those are just my favorite television couples. Maybe I'll do another one later that lists my favorite movie couples... Who knows?

I have a serious question.

On a scale from 1 to 80's fashion, how lame is it that I'm re-watching all the episodes available on Netflix of this show?
Because I don't think it's that lame. If you were a nineties kid, like I was [and I mean you were born before the nineties, not in the nineties] then you should remember this show, even if you weren't a fan. Personally, I loved the Power Rangers, and I still do. Although it did help that Tommy [bad Green Ranger turned good Green Ranger turned powerless turned good Green Ranger turned White Ranger turned Red Ranger turned Black Ranger] looked like this:
He was cute. Way cute. He's an MMA fighter now. And a Christian. Check out the tattoo on his left arm.
Anyway, I've gotten way off track. I'm watching the Power Rangers again. And I wanted to know if it was lame. Is it? Or is it a reasonable interest of a college age girl who grew up watching the show and whose interest in martial arts came from that show?

Not that I really care whether it's lame or not. I'm going to call it research and go on with my life. It's research for the book I'm writing. Yeah, that's it.

And before I forget, while I was searching for photos I came across this website. It's someone's opinion on who should be cast as the new 'original' Rangers should a new movie come out. I agree with it. All of it. Especially having Taylor Kitsch play Tommy. Badassery and long hair. Oh yeah...and he's smokin'.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


I mentioned wanting to travel a lot in my last several posts. What I failed to mention is that I used to have this debilitating fear of the unknown. It crippled my adventurous spirit until about the age of nineteen. That was when I finally looked up at myself in the mirror and went "time to grow a pair." Which I did. Figuratively of course. So I  manned up and did things I never thought I'd do. I spent an entire summer halfway across the country working with people I didn't know, ministering to middle school and high school kids, and doing construction projects that I'd never dreamed of accomplishing. I joined new clubs. I talked to people in class. I spent an entire semester making small talk with people who were older, wiser, and trying to determine if I would be a good fit for their company. I learned to interview well. I learned how to hold a real conversation. I got to know my classmates. I talked to strangers.

Most of all, I've learned that letting fear - of anything, but most importantly the unknown - will cripple you. Allowing fear to tether you to what you know keeps you from experiencing all that the world has to offer. I feel free. I've realized that if I hadn't let my fear of the unknown rule me for so long in middle school and high school, I might have turned down a totally different path. Maybe I would have tried out for the school plays in high school. Or joined a couple more clubs. Or chosen a different college. Who knows? But I feel that in spite of my weaknesses in the past, I'm right where I'm meant to be.

I let fear direct my life for way too long. I finally took back the reigns on my life and instead of holding back, I'm at a gallop. I want to travel, I want to explore, I want to learn, I want to experience. Mostly, I just want to live.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Free (as a) bird

There's no telling where the wind might blow. I could make a million or wind up broke. Either way, free and easy down the road I go.

The insatiable itch to travel is driving me insane. Hopefully it will be alleviated somewhat with my trip to Haiti in August. We shall see.

Monday, June 13, 2011

My biggest fear.

I found this one. I was just talking to my best friend and I mentioned that if I was okay with being mediocre, my life would be so much easier. She laughed because she knew exactly what I meant. It seems that everyone that I've mentioned this to just laughs, but I think most of them don't understand it. I don't want to just exist. I want to be extraordinary, which makes mediocrity my biggest fear.

A horse is a woman's best friend.

There's been one thing that I've wanted since I was ten, that's a purebred black Arabian stallion. Unfortunately, suburbia isn't conducive to horse ownership. I suppose I'll just keep waiting until I decide to settle down and have a place of my own.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Salvador Dali

Sometimes I feel like my internal clock is represented by Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory.

I also think this is one of my favorite paintings. I don't usually have "favorites" when it comes to art because I feel so woefully uninformed and undereducated in the subject, but something about this piece resonates with me. 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Lesser of Two Evils

This time, I don't think there is one. Either way, it's a disappointing year for basketball.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Public schools are so random.

I googled "summer school" fully intending to write a diatribe about summer school, when I found this image. So instead of ranting, I'm going to suggest that if you haven't watched this, you should. It's vulgar, and ridiculous, and Australian, but it's also pretty funny. And even if it's not up your alley [to be honest, it's not my favorite show in the world], it's still a good cultural experience. And it's much better than wasting away brain cells watching this:
or this:
So do a little googling, find a site that will stream the episodes for free, and watch away.

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Los Angeles
New York City
Washington DC
Bucket List #3: Visit all of these locations. At least twice.