I Have Never Seen Star Wars

12 Feb

That’s right. I have no problem admitting it. Here’s the thing. I’ve never really been into to the Sci-Fi genre. I’m sure all you Star Wars fans are probably cursing me right now.

Now, when I decided to watch them I decided to watch them in order. So, last night I watched the 3 prequels. Yup. Three Star Wars movies in a row. And you know what? I actually liked them.

Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace, the first of the prequels, was my least favorite.  Before you get all huffy, let me explain. This movie is a little boring, because it is doing the “set-up” of all the characters and the story.  Just like in the first season of television shows.  They can be hit or miss because they are mostly introduction.  Which to me, is what the first movie really does. Having said that, I still enjoyed the first movie.  Little Anakin is adorable, it’s a shame that he goes to the Dark Side.

Star Wars: Episode II-Attack of the Clones, the second of the prequels, was better than the first.  This movie is the reason I decided to watch the 3rd movie. Much more entertaining.  One of the reasons I liked it so much is the love story. To see the love story of Anakin and Padmé unfold makes you understand why Anakin does what he does and you understand how it was so easy for him to fall.

Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith, the third and best of the prequels. At least in my eyes it is.  Constant action from start to finish. The best part, the “unveiling” of Darth Vader. From what I understand, the die-hard Star Wars fans love the Darth Vader suit.

I understand why people love these movies, and I like them enough to watch them again. Hopefully, I will grow to love them just like everyone else.  The true test, I think, will be the originals, but I’m really looking forward to watching those too and to hear that one line-“Luke, I am your father”.

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Changed My Mind

10 Feb

I had a blog prepared for today, but you will just have to wait. I decided to use it as a guest blog post. When the post is ready I will be sure to let you know!

Epic Fail

9 Feb

Well, I did it. I missed a day of blogging. It’s probably for the best. I was in a not-so-great mood yesterday. Therefore, my blog would have probably been very pessimistic.

The skipped day was good for me. I was starting to feel like I was blogging everyday just to get keep up with my Post A Day.

Speaking of Post A Day, I have decided I think the topics are sort of lame. No offense to anyone who likes them, but every time I check the topic I feel like I can answer in one paragraph, sometimes in one sentence. Then again, I guess that’s something that doesn’t make me a writer. Not to mention, I feel like I’m trying to write a 5 paragraph essay like in 8th grade.

I really hope this is just a lack of motivation that is going to pass.  I really like blogging, but I don’t want it to start feeling like a chore.  I’m teetering on the brink of losing interesting which will make this just one more thing to add to my list of things I’ve never finished.

Wow, now that I think about it, I guess my pessimism ran on into today. After all, it is only 1:29 a.m., so my not-so-good mood is still lingering.

Two Inspiring Movies, Inspired By True Stories

7 Feb

You Don’t Know Jack” staring Al Pacino, Brenda Vaccaro, John Goodman and Susan Surrandon. This movie is about Jack Kevorkian who started a major doctor-assisted suicide movement in the 80’s and 90’s. Whether you agree with his methods or not, it’s a movie worth watching.

Temple Grandin” staring Clair Danes and Julia Ormond. This movie is about Temple Grandin, a woman with autism who is brilliant.  Just brilliant.  I could just gush about this movie, but I really suggest you watch it for yourself!

Family of Choice

6 Feb

Today, I received a message from a friend who had lost her way for a while. Well, friend is not really the correct term.  She is more like family, like another little sister. In her letter she told me how sorry she was for betraying my trust and how much she missed our “little family”.  She had really hit a rough patch and I wasn’t there for her. Not for lack of trying, but it came to a point where she had to fall and I couldn’t be there to catch her.

I wrote her back, and as I was proof reading I had an epiphany.  They say that “blood family” will always be there for you, but as I’ve grown up I’ve realized that it’s not always true.  It’s certainly not true for my family or Paige’s family. I’m okay with that, because I don’t think that being related by blood is the only way to be a family.

In recent years, I’ve chosen a select few to be apart of MY family.  The people I want to raise my children around. That’s right. I’ve CHOSEN them. Sometimes, I think it’s the best family and just like any normal family, we have our own issues.  However, my family of choice has been there for me more than my real family.

 

Trust Me. There Is No Point In Reading This.

5 Feb

I just needed to get my Post A Day in. I know I’ve said this like a million times, but my weekend creativity is non-existent. I don’t know why and it drives me a little crazy.

Meet Bruce

4 Feb

"Hello, my name is Bruce!"

I am such a sucker. I can’t help it! Just look at that face.  One word-adorable.

I found this little babe last night.  He was so scared and he stunk to high heaven.  I think he might have rolled around in a dead skunk or something. The smell is slowly fading away.

This little guy, more like little guy with gigantic paws and could be a Great Dane, would bring the animal halfway house to 6. Good thing I have lots of time!

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