Could you?

If you were in Ariel’s situation, could you get your true love to kiss you within three days?

I don’t know if I could. I think there should be a modern take on The Little Mermaid, sort of like how Leonardo DiCaprio was in the modern Romeo and Juliet, now that movie was super weird. So why not do a modern day take on The Little Mermaid? I think that would be a little more feasible in some ways. Ariel is crazy for wanting to live in the human world when she gets to swim around where ever she wants. There are no walls or ceilings in the ocean! You can swim out the top of the castle, what are you crying about?! At least if it were set in this time, she could covet the technology have. She won’t have anything like a laptop or a smart phone, and what about cars? Her mind would be blown. “I want feet so I can operate one of those contraptions.” Sorry guys, I’m not creative enough to come up with words like “snarfblat” or “dinglehopper”. I would be more jealous of technology than anything else. I’m sure she could get someone to kiss her in three days, especially if she washed up on the beach in nothing but that ratty old tarp thing in the movie. Oh man, the possibilities for a movie like that are endless.

So, I’ll leave you lovely people who read my blog to imagine a modern day situation where a mermaid falls in love with a handsome someone or other, and wants to give up her tail to be a human, because that’s fun to think about!

Always,

-M

P.S. I have Christmas robot wrapping paper.

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Wait, what?

I don’t know what’s going on.

You’ve read about my love life, and my social life, and everything else, well not everything, but a lot about me, so you should know that I don’t know what’s going on. 

My best friend is great! We’re going whale-watching for my birthday, which is awesome! My dad told me to make sure I take some medication for motion sickness, and then I mentioned to my mom that it’s ironic that if I get sick on the boat, I’ll still be throwing up on my 21st birthday, but instead of alcohol it will have been from adventure and some waves. I don’t plan on getting drunk enough to throw up, but you never know. 

All this talk of turning 21 brings me to one of my close friends, who is turning 21 tomorrow. According to Facebook, she’s going out for a drink with her coworkers, even though there are about 3 hours until her official birthday. I worry about her, I don’t think the relationships she has with the people around her are very healthy, though I wouldn’t know because she doesn’t text me very much anymore, nor do we see each other often. There’s something wrong with the fact that when people turn 21, they have to party away the night and not remember any of it because of all the alcohol they’ve had. I don’t know… Am I enabling her by not showing my full concern?

And now to that love life thing. Guess who texted me today? T, that guy I had a huge crush on who is now dating someone else, though I haven’t figured out who. Guess what I did today? Mostly nothing, but I also exchanged several emails with someone else who I met on the dating site. He seems nice, but so did A, and now funnily enough, his name starts with a B. I’ve also been exchanging Facebook messages with that guy I have a mutual friend with, and his name starts with a C, no joke. Realizing that tonight, I literally laughed out loud. So anyway, the last time T texted me, was when I was still talking to A. It’s like he knows when there might be a possible love interest in my life, and it freaks me out. Sometimes I worry about being paranoid, but I also don’t believe in coincidence. OH! I didn’t finish my point with M and R, which I promised I would, so here it is! I saw R at the county fair this summer, with his wife and child, I avoided him, but that night when I checked Facebook, I had a message from M. Isn’t that odd? What are the chances of that?

So yeah, that’s what’s going on with me, if you guys care. I was going to ponder The Little Mermaid tonight, but then I got on Facebook and needed to vent a little bit, so thank you for reading. 

Always,

-M

P.S. I have more pairs of sweat pants and pajama pants (A.K.A. comfy pants) than I do of jeans.

Your heartbeat is one of my favorite sounds.

I’m not talking about anyone in particular, but a heartbeat is one of my favorite sounds.

Why? It’s comforting. It’s comforting because it’s a sign of life, and it is a part of someone you love and it’s something warm. I don’t think we spend enough time enjoying the little things in life, and I think that is one of the things we don’t spend enough time enjoying. The last time I was cuddled up to a guy, which was months ago, I sat there and listened to his heart beating, it was lovely. Of course it was ruined by him trying to kiss me, which I was not going to have any part in because I’m not one of those people who kisses random people, which seems contradictory because I was cuddling with him. He was the one who ended up sleeping with someone who had a boyfriend, so there is that. Why did having sex with someone turn into sleeping with someone? I’m much too literal for that phrase. I also don’t get why “make out” is a thing, like wait, what do you mean by that? I know what it means, I’m just saying it’s really weird…

So while you’re enjoying the holidays and you’re cuddled up to someone special, be it a significant other, sibling, or parent, listen to their heart beat and enjoy that moment.

Always, 

-M

P.S. I have a classmate that looks like Medusa from The Rescuers, it’s sort of terrifying, but also highly amusing.

I go to the movies by myself.

What’s wrong with that? Nothing.

I saw Frozen, again, tonight, by myself, just because. I don’t understand people’s aversion to going to movies alone. I know it’s more fun when you’re with someone, unless it’s that person who comments on everything wrong, or has no concept of whispering, but still. Why can’t we go to movies by ourselves? It’s a movie, that we’re watching, and hopefully not talking through, so really company is not necessary. I played Never Have I Ever with a Christian group on my campus (turned out they were sorta sketchy and weird) once and someone said, “Never have I ever gone to the movies by myself,” and I was the only person in that room of about 15 people who had ever gone to the movies by myself. Honestly, it sort of hurt that I was the only one who had gone to the movies alone. I didn’t dwell on it though, and I haven’t seen a movie by myself in awhile, but I think there’s something liberating about it, at least for me. There’s a sense of strength in it, and a sense of anonymity, and I just enjoy it sometimes. Sometimes I don’t have anyone to go with me to a movie, and I’m okay with that.

So next time you want to see a movie and all your friends are busy or whatever, go by yourself, just to experience it. Unless, of course, you want to use that for Never Have I Ever.

Always,

-M

P.S. I like Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus. I’m terribly disturbed by the music video, but I like the song. 

Zombies terrify me.

Hey peeps,

Yep, no joke, zombies are a terrifying thing to me. You know those silly girls in horror movies who die because they do something stupid, like trip and fall or try to find the killer in the kitchen? Yeah, I would do something stupid and die in the case of zombie apocalypse. Also, if I were in a horror movie and died in a stupid way, it would be because I just put lotion on and couldn’t open the door. For those of you who don’t know me well, I don’t like horror movies, I like Disney movies, and romantic comedies, and science fiction, and whatever else suits my fancy.

Have you guys seen Warm Bodies? It’s a really great movie! The casting is great, the soundtrack is just plain awesome, and the plot is good, not to mention the subtle commentary on what life was like before people became infected. If you’ve seen it, when R is flashing back to what it might have been like before, you notice that everyone is on their cell phones and not actually talking to each other. In his mind he imagines it was better when people could talk and laugh, not just drag their feet along and occasionally grunt at each other. I think it’s great that they put that scene in there, because it’s so true. Next time you’re out and about, look around you and see how many people are involved in their phones or iPads, or whatever they’re carrying. I try to be engaged with my surroundings, or at least observing, but as I discussed earlier, I’m sort of paranoid so I like to be aware of what’s going on around me. Anyway, so Warm Bodies is a great movie, and I love it! Even without the “phone zombie” commentary, it’s a great movie. I’m a sucker for love stories, so that is also an awesome aspect of it. 

Hope you guys had a great Christmas and have a good New Year when it comes around, so I’ll probably mention it again. Did I tell you I’m babysitting that night? Yeah, super fun, I know, but I’ll earn some money and get out of the house, so it’s okay.

Always,

-M

P.S. I think I’m going to buy a cute skirt for my birthday, and if I don’t gain a lot of weight over the years, it’ll become my birthday skirt!

If you say that hiking is a good first date on your online dating profile, I don’t trust you.

Yep, talking more about online dating, but honestly it’s surface stuff, so in my comfort zone.

I’m sort of a paranoid person. I took a knife with me when I met that guy at the zoo, and I did admit it to him, but I think he thought it was sort of cute. What I didn’t tell him is that I made sure to uncap the pen in my car and put the cap over the writing and facing me, so if he was one of those people who notices details, he wouldn’t know. Weird, right? Anyway, so it sort of weirds me out when people say they want to go hiking on a first date. It isn’t public at all and that freaks me out, because what if he’s a creeper? In the words of one of my favorite movies, This Means War, “skin suit. skin suit’s pretty bad.” If you haven’t seen it, you should watch it. Her best friend sets up an online dating profile for her. Basically, it’s a really great movie, and it has really hot guys in it, as well as Reese Witherspoon. Online dating can be scary since you don’t get a feel for the people until you meet them, but before that, you can start to enjoy conversing with them, which is bad news bears for the heart. So why did I reactivate my account? I have no idea. I did find out that I have a mutual friend on Facebook with a guy I have been exchanging smiles and sparks with. Yay adventures in dating! So stay tuned!

I hope everyone had a good Christmas!

Always, 

-M

P.S. I once posted, “If you’re dedicated enough, ice cream can be breakfast,” on Facebook, and I think it’s one of my favorite thoughts.

Who are your angels?

I went to the Christmas Eve service at my church tonight, and the pastor brought up angels, which makes sense since (wow, tired brain was confused by that) they play a part in the Christmas story. She posed the question, “what if when you’re driving home tonight and a host of angels appeared?” Well, that is a very tough question. I don’t even know if we would recognize it for what it was, and if we did I think we would be terrified. I know that I would have no idea what to do. I can’t even fathom what that would be like! So I pose her question to you, and would like you to think about what that would be like and what you would do.

Now, to one of her other points, she asked us to think about who are the angels in our lives, and who we have been angels to. Since she asked the group to go home and think about this, I’m doing my thinking now, with all of you reading my blog. I don’t really know how to define the word “angels” in my life. Are they people who take care of me? Or love me? Or those strangers who are randomly amazing? Would my mom be an angel? She’s definitely someone who loves me enough to make me think that I understand how God feels about me, but is she one of my angels? Is the man who helped me carry a very heavy package to my car an angel to me? Maybe those friends who put up with my whining about being single are my angels. Or maybe those people who just randomly make my day with the simplest of comments. When have I been an angel to someone? I don’t know. Maybe when I made sure that one of my client’s would have Christmas by getting his mom gift cards yesterday even though I wanted the whole week off. Or maybe when I made sure I was the one who picked my friend up from the airport when he got back from Afghanistan. Is it forgiving people that have hurt me? Or giving food to the homeless? Or holding the door for an elderly woman? What makes me someone’s angel? I don’t know, you tell me, you know I’m very hard on myself sometimes. Just something to think about as we end Christmas Eve and go into Christmas day.

Merry Christmas everyone! My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you who are hurting, or alone, or just not too happy in this season, you guys are great and I hope you have a good day in spite of whatever is going on with you.

Always,

-M

P.S. I think about taking up boxing, but I don’t want to get hit back, because that just doesn’t sound fun.