It is a rainy, gloomy day in Seattle.
I went out to run some errands, and among these was getting the carwash that I was so rudely denied the other day. But the clouds opened in anger and I knew washing my car would be futile. After my grocery shopping was finished, I drove right on by the Shell station, my little unused receipt staring sadly back at me from its safe place in my cup holder.
I have felt my blog recently has been a bit too much on the "I woke up, I did this, I did that" side lately, so I asked on twitter if there were any topics people would like to see me blog about.
Among the suggestions of pineapples, unicorns, power rangers, and the lack of bouncy castles in my life, there were actually a few gems.
@krazy_4_kelly wanted to know my thoughts on Buffy so far. As I am now 3 episodes into Season 2, I feel qualified to give my opinion. Buffy is something that's always been in the back of my mind as "that show I never got into when it was on, but lots of people whose opinion I trust like it, but it's such a big time commitment so I'll watch it later". Matt and Lauren were determined to make me give it a try on tour, and it was almost instant love. Even though the earlier seasons are cheesy, and my roommate and I have made a drinking game out of outdated slang, the wearing of animal print clothing, and the term "techno pagan", this show is just so good.
Magical realism is my absolute favorite genre, so the scfi-fi and the spooky invading a high school rates pretty high on my entertainment hierarchy. And I find the outdated 90's trends to be hilarious, not cringe-worthy. I'm not much of a feminist, but it's also a great "girl power" centric show, seeing a girl fight vampire after vampire in high heels, prom dresses, and mini skirts.
I have a little trouble with the episodes like "Out of mind, out of Sight" where they claim disappearing/invisible girls are "physics!" (though recruiting them for some underground government assassin school made me laugh out loud), but I can easily let go of hyena possession, creating life out of spare body parts, and ventriloquist dummies coming to life; because hey, they're on the Hellmouth. Mystical energy is all over the place.
In short, I'm enjoying Buffy. I love Willow and Xander (and their heartbreaking will-they-won't-they tension), Giles makes me smile, and I find Angel's storyline tragic and interesting. The last episode I watched introduced me to Spike, as well, so opinions are forth coming.
@Matthew0007 wanted to know about my pet peeves? I have a lot of little pet peeves.
I hated when kids sat on their backpacks on the bus (you're CRUSHING your stuff!), I hate when people go really slow reading their credit card numbers to you over the phone (I used to work in customer service), on that note I hate that American Express credit cards don't follow the standard 4-4-4-4 pattern of most cards, I hate when people don't organize money with it all going the same direction, I hate when people don't say "bye" or formally end a conversation online (you're still TALKING and it's still polite, even though chatting is more casual) and most of all, I hate that people often wreck innocent trends and words by making it a "thing". Things don't need to be "things". You can just do and say them without notating their existence and instantly ruining them. I don't mean this in a "waah my favorite indie band is on the radio and therefore they now suck" way, I mean it in a "oh you say 'epic'? I love that it's a thing now, I'm going to try to say 'epic' as much as I can" way. Blah. Just talk.
Aaand @DPrAMAZING wanted to know why cats don't have wizard powers. How are you so sure they don't?
@ItsBenCracknell suggested a game of Would You Rather, so I think that's how I will end this post. In the comments, tell me what your pet peeve is, and would you rather endure that thing forever, or find out your DVD player ate your annoying cousin's Twilight DVD and now it's the only movie you can ever watch for the rest of your life? Including movie theatres. And other DVD players. Somehow. This is an alternate reality Would You Rather, apparently.
Last google search: "all caps lyrics" (WHAT. Don't judge me. I was just checking to see if we'd reached the big time yet of having someone else post our lyrics on some virus ridden site full of popups.)
Chipotle burritos: 16
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