March 20, 2014

to thine own self be true, but thou shan't be a douche

Sometimes you find an article and it really makes you think. Sometimes you want to share that article with your readers, even if your readership is only currently dwindling to maybe 10 active people max. Who cares right, at least I get my message out to 10 people. And they'll tell 10 more people, and those 10 people will tell more people, and so on, and so on.  Where was I?

Today in my Bloglovin' list was an article from my new favorite blogging website Coffee and Sweatpants. I'm  totally in love with all the articles they post, especially the Supernatural Recaps (yes I'm that girl). It's almost like a female geek domain and I adore it. Don't pigeon hole them into just that though there's lots of great uplifting stories.

via Coffee and Sweatpants  •  I AM A TOTAL JOSS WHEDON FANGIRL!
I read this article today Why Accepting Yourself Doesn't Give You License To Be A Douche Bag. It's so true and so on point. Why do people think that just because they let their freak flag fly, they're better than anyone else. Furthermore, where did all this sense of entitlement come from? It's horrible.
"Being yourself doesn’t mean walking around without a filter or disregarding the feelings or boundaries of others. That’s not being yourself; that’s being a toddler." via
Take time if you like and check out the article. It really resinated with me so I thought I'd pass it on to all of you!

In other news... Happy First Day of Spring Everyone!!! Hope you're as excited as I am. If you're in the North East I'm no longer jealous of your snow, and I'm sorry it's still cold there. And I'm sorry that I'm just over here enjoying the 60 degree temps and my windows down in the Jeep, yo!


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this gif always makes my day - so happy!!!


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March 14, 2014

fixation friday: true detective


It's been a very, very long time since I've done a Fixation Friday but I felt the need to write about this ASAP.  For the past week Mike and I have binged on HBO's new show True Detective. Let me just tell you I had heard great things from my pal AK as well as Misty over at Handbags and Handguns. Add to this equation just watching Dallas Buyers Club and being blown away by Matthew's performance, I figured I had to give this show a chance.

TRUE DETECTIVE
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It blew me away. Great acting, styling, costume design, casting, great cliff hangers, just all around awesome. I can't say a bad thing about it other than I want more, NOW. Immediately.  Eight episodes of pure amazing.

I have always loved Woody Harrelson, since the days of Cheers. [True story: We watched three episodes of this one night, then went to bed watching Cheers, it's difficult to watch Woody as Detective Marty Hart and then watch him as Woody on Cheers, totally 360!) And well, I've always loved Matthew McConaughey too. It's no secret that I don't usually go for the textbook, Hollywood heartthrobs. Do I think that men like Brad Pitt are attractive, yes, I do. I also think that Brad Pitt's best work as an actor is when he's NOT playing an attractive man [think 12 Monkeys and Inglorious Bastards].  Same can be said for Matthew, do I love him when he's the boy next door, who won't leave his mom's house in any romcom.com? Yes, I do. He's a sweet dude with a Texas accent and looks that don't quit. One of my favorite movies is Dazed and Confused because of him, that being said I never truly loved him as a serious actor until I watched Dallas Buyers Club, and now True Detective. BLOWN. AWAY! He's amazing and I'm so happy to finally seem him as someone other than just a heartthrob in Hollywood. If he doesn't win an Emmy or a TON of awards for this show, I will be shocked.

This show is dark. And dark doesn't even describe it enough. Think Silence of the Lambs met up with Seven at a bar, and they made out all night got married and Seven realized it just married into the family of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I'm not kidding - you will laugh, you will cry, and you will want to toss your cookies at least three times during the eight episode EPIC-ness. Your anger will know no bounds and you will feel every emotion each character goes through.

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Have I talked it up too much? Frankly I don't think I'm talking it up enough but if I say too much I'll give something away and this is something you need to watch with all the shock value it can give you.

I would give it 20 thumbs up if I had that many hands!!! It's a must see, especially if you like detective dramas, and dark twisted stories. I'm contemplating watching it all over again on Sunday, if my psyche can handle it.
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March 13, 2014

Things you can't unlearn.

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OK, here's the situation
My parents went away for a weeks vacation and
They left the keys to the brand new Porsche
Will they mind? Mmm well of course not.

I'll just take it for a little spin and maybe show it off to a couple of friends
I'll just cruise around the neighborhood,
Well maybe I shouldn't,
Yeah of course I should.

Pay attention here's the thick of the plot
I pulled up to the corner on the end of my block
Just when I saw this beautiful girlie girl walking
I picked up my car phone to perpetrate like I was talking

You should have seen this girls bodily dimensions
I honked my horn just to get her attention
She "Was that for me?"
I said "Yeah!"
She said "Why?"
I said Come on and take ride with a hell of a guy

She said "How do I know you're not sick, you could be some deranged lunatic."
I said "Come on toots my name is the Prince besides, would a lunatic have a Porsche like this?"

She agreed and we were on our way
She was looking very good so as I must say - WORD!
We hit McDonlad's pulled into the drive we ordered 2 Big Macs, 2 Large Fries with Cokes

She kicked her shoes off on to the floor she said "Drive fast speed turns me on!"
She put her hand on my knee, I put my foot on the gas
We almost got whiplash we took off so fast.

The sun roof was open the music was high
and this girls hand was steadily moving up my thigh
She had opened up three buttons on her shirt so far
I guess that's why I didn't notice that police car.

We're doing 90 in my mom's new Porsche and to make this long story short, short
When the cops pulled me over I was scared as hell I said...
"I don't have a license but I drive very well officer!"

I almost had a heart attack that day
Come to find that the girl was a 12 year old run away
I was arrested, the car was impounded
There was no way for me to avoid being grounded

My parents had to come off of vacation and get me
I'd rather be in jail than to have my father hit me
They came in and I got my grip I said...
"Mom! Dad! How was your trip!"

They didn't speak I said "I wanna plead my case!"
But my father just shoved me in the car by my face
It was a hard ride home, I don't know how I survived
They took turns one would beat me while the other was driving

I can't believe I just made a mistake
Well, parents are the same no matter time nor place
So to you other kids all across the land
Take it from me Parents Just Don't Understand....

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Can we just discuss that I didn't look this up, and I typed this freehand word for word. How the HELL is that I can remember all of this information from The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff but I can't for the life of me remember important dates in American History???

I could literally rap the entire song, add to that Summertime - forget it I can rap that too. My mother always said that she wished all my studies in school were rap songs because I'd get straight A's. And it's true.

Seriously folks, how is it that I can free style type all of this, and I haven't heard the song in AGES and still remember it, but I can't remember simple items on a grocery list?

That being said - I always loved this song because my parents both owned Porsche's when I was growing up. (Not bragging, my father busted his ass, and my momma did too, in order to afford the nice things they wanted in life). I always had this little mini dream of sneaking a drive in them when they were out of town, but thanks to Will Smith and his rap, I learned a valuable lesson and I never got arrested, wrecked my parents cards or picked up 12 year old runaways - Hell I never even sat behind the wheel in either of those vehicles.

"THE MORE YOU KNOW!"

There was no real point to this - only that I had it in my head, wanted to get it out and wanted to see how much of this I remembered without looking it up. I'm totally impressed with myself, and yet still disappointed that I forgot to purchase croutons at the store. Lame!

P.S. How is it that his momma takes him to go shopping for school clothing at what seems to be a thrift store, but her ass just bought a brand new Porsche and went on vacation??
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