Friday, July 5, 2013

How being a fangirl has ruined other shows for me

First of all SPOILER ALERT for the show Parenthood. It is one of my non super geeky shows I watch. However when I finally got to watching the latest season finale, I had a bit of a realization. I am conditioned to expect major characters will die. You see in Parenthood, this past season one person has been battling cancer, and doing a damn good job too. But then the season finale aired and before I could see it, my various Facebook friends were posting about how much they cried. My first thought was "OH NO SHE DIIIIIIEEEEEEDDDDD!!!!" And realizing I don't want to sob like a baby, I put off watching it. For about SIX MONTHS. Keep in mind I am a fan of Doctor Who, Sherlock, Harry Potter, Supernatural (you get where this is going). Major characters die ALL THE TIME in fangirl world. And frankly I just wasn't ready to say goodbye. Turns out I didn't have to. 

She didn't die of cancer. In fact she got a PET scan and was cancer free. Oh and the kid gets adopted. The other one gets into his first choice college. The boyfriend moves out of state but loves the girlfriend and wants her to move with. 


This world frightens and confuses me. 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

New geeky adornments

Mr. Awesomepants  and I got matching rings the other day. They are pretty spectacular. 

Unrelated, my phone now can autocorrect to the word "Awesomepants" when I type it in wrong  

Monday, June 3, 2013

Kinda Mushy, But Quite Awesome (and perfect for Pride Week)

Tonight, as I was leaving the boyfriend's parents house (it is his sister's birthday!!) we parted saying that he would see my younger coil Sunday, when we would all be marching in the local pride parade with my roller derby league. This ended up leading to one of the most INTERESTING and illuminating discussions I have ever had with a 9 year old. Let me bullet out the finer points for you: -He knows what LGBT stands for and he thinks that all are okay -He is currently figuring out where he falls as far as liking boys, girls or both, but any of those options are okay -He knows it is a real possibility that Mom could have a boyfriend or girlfriend (and apparently HAS known, even though this is really the first time we have discussed this so openly and directly)and this is cool with him (apparently super cool, like "why are we even mention this like it's a thing" cool) -He is proud of who he is and who I am and in his world, same sex relationships are not taboo As a parent, I could NOT be prouder. Of him, of myself, of the fact that I have so many amazing and accepting people in his life. Because in my mind this is the only way a child could be brought up to be, so..... open, and accepting of this. When we live in a world where we are still fighting for equal rights for love. When we live in a world where people (myself included) are still afraid to admit sexual orientation for fear of how they may be judged or viewed upon. The more SOCIETY can be this accepting and awesome, the more love and equality we can have in our world. I am thankful that I grew up in a house where my parents didn't push me to have a boyfriend (thinking about it, I don't think they EVER asked me things like if there were any boys I was interested in, they just let me be me) and deep down I know that they would be accepting of any boyfriend or girlfriend I were to have, as long as they were good to/for me. In turn, I try to do similar for my boys. I make sure that they know once they start dating (which hopefully I have YEARS until....but seeing as the elder coil is almost 13, I doubt it), that regardless of if they bring home a girlfriend OR a boyfriend, as long as they are a good person, they are welcome in my home. And I am proud of BOTH of them, for being accepting and loving of themselves, and others. That they have the love and compassion that is so sorely needed in this world. I am lucky to have such amazingly awesome, geeky, open and loving children (even when they are driving me up the wall). I have to add here that I am so very lucky to currently have a partner who shares this view, and is supportive and encouraging of the message I am trying to make sure my children get and hold onto. I know that he will be equally accepting of whatever choices my children make in this regard. And for that he is one of the most amazing people that I love as a part of my children's lives. I know I am "tooting my horn" a bit, and some people may think "la de dah, way to go, you are doing the right thing. Good for you." but if you think about it, if we lived in a different world, a better world, this wouldn't be the "right thing", it wouldn't be a thing at all. It would just be. So until we live in that world, you betcha I am gonna toot! The more I toot and raise my voice for such equality, the closer we get to living in such a world. Hopefully, more people (of the very few that read this blog) will join with me in my delight that these are the children I have and that they will be part of what makes this world a better place. "Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule" -Buddah

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Too Far? Tomatoes and Doctor Who

Last night Doctor Who season finale (part 1) aired. I have yet to see it and the elder coil is behind. I also have tomato plants to plant in containers. Would it be wrong to lay a tarp down in my living room so I can plant and watch at the same time?

I kinda think not....

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Discovery/Late to the Game

Tonight, I discovered that the Gameboy color is NOT backlit and therefore I cannot play Pokemon Red in bed until I am ready to pass out. This is very sad.

For those of you who are facepalming wondering HOW did I NOT know that, let me explain. I was a "late blooming" gamer. Growing up I was a book/theater/tv show nerd. I never got into games. That was my brother's thing. Although I did enjoy playing donkey kong. And some games on the computer (dig dug and Carmen Sandiego mostly). But I did not have a personal gaming device until a (now ex) boyfriend bought me a DS. I still have it. Somewhere. I played some games on it but never got into it much. Til now.

The other day my boyfriend brought some old game systems and games for Coil 2 to play while he was in the hospital. Out of curiosity I picked up one and started playing Pokemon red. I am now a bit interested in seeing where this is going. I am not hating it as I thought I would.

I now want to give Legend of Zelda another try. My boyfriend may not fully realize what monster he may have created.

Also: getting a bedside light soon to fix this Gameboy at night dilemma.

Friday, April 26, 2013

There is an app for that

Wow. It has been over a year since I last blogged (here). I have downloaded the blogger app so lets see it that helps?

Currently my musings are on how much asthma sucks. Coil Two has been hospitalized for the last four nights and am in the midst of night five. Suuuuuuccccckkksss. A delivery of a laptop and access to Minecraft has helped. The SO left me an old gameboy and Pokemon red to play (I have just discover this. I am pretty sure he wants to see if I will react to this as I did with Bab 5. We shall see. We. Shall. See.

And with that I leave you to go find Gary and make him cry like the pussy we all know that little shit is.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Work In Progress

So.....crap hit the fan. Hard. And as I rise from the ashes like a phoenix, I bring with me new plumage. Soon to be added: Pissed off rants (usually about dumb stuff politicians do to raise my blood pressure); either a podcast or a videocast of sorts; and more on derby and geeky and all sorts of good stuff. Only three more months until The Avengers is out! Oh, and a new obsession. The Nerdist and Dead Authors Podcast. Okay...technically that is two. But seeing as they are BOTH podcasts, they are grouped in the same order. Or class. Family??? Kangaroos Playing Chess On Fat Gorilla's Stomachs?? Anyone....anyone??? :) <3 Shooting for bi-weekly postings to begin with. We will see what happens.

For now...let us all be happy in the fact that right now nerds and geeks are being catered too more so now then they ever have. I first heard this from Rachel Maddow.....the GEEK shall inherit the Earth :)

Oh....and I am STILL mad at NASA....(Pluto IS a planet DAMMIT!!!!)