“She worked in a shoe shop. It’s not there anymore. I went in to buy a pair of shoes and she said to me, “Need any help?” That was it, right in the heart. Prettiest little thing I had ever seen and I said “Shoes.” I couldn’t talk. Well the next week I went in to buy my third pair I asked her out. And we were married a year later. No, she doesn’t always know me but I look forward to seeing her everyday. She’s still the same person. And every day I introduce myself and we get to know each other all over again. I’m lucky, who else gets to fall in love 365 times a year. You see here’s the thing, people see a couple of tottering old fools caught in a time warp waiting to die. But I see a beautiful young girl from Dublin who wants to spend the rest of her life with me. I win. Don’t feel for me or Izzie. We had the best life we could have ever have had cause we spent it together.”
I have fallen in love with a show called Derek on Netflix. I went in thinking it would be on the same comedic level as The Office. But it wasn’t and that’s not a bad thing. It is a different type of show. This show works on many different levels: amusing, reassuring, and touching. This show made me cry. This show made me laugh at Gervais’s famous awkward moments. This show clenched my heart. This show cheered me up. This show made me think. This show gave me hope. This show is a masterpiece.
PLEASE! GO AND WATCH IT! I BEG YOU!
I am most certainly a night owl. As far as I can remember I have always been one. I believe that my brain starts functioning better after the fall of dusk. When I was little I would fake not being able to sleep just so I could stay up “late” with my dad and watch T.V. At that time in my life late was ten p.m. As I got older I would stay up late with a flashlight reading until two a.m. or I would procrastinate my homework in high school until after ten.
This usually made my mom mad because she had a hard time making sure I was up in time in the morning. We had a lot of angry exchanges in the mornings throughout my adolescent years because I refused to wake up until the last minute. These arguments would lead to groundings and then more arguments. But I still did it.
Throughout college I preferred my late afternoon classes to the dreaded eight a.m. classes. Those eight a.m. classes were often missed or I was barely there mentally to even focus. I did most of my studying of the evening. I also did most of my writing for class of the nights as well. I was excelling because I was finally able to choose a schedule that complimented my inner night owl.
I still stay up late when I can but I can’t always. I now work two jobs that both have early morning hours as well as late night hours. Now it all depends on when I am scheduled. But none the less I am a night owl.
Oh, and Shaggy came on my Pandora today. Yeah. I was pretty happy!
I am really getting into Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I have been binging on this show!! I recommend it to everyone!!
What was the last show you binged on?
Gah! I failed NaBloPoMo! I was so tired after work yesterday that I didn’t find time to post. I started my new job today (see picture above). It was a little overwhelming but I believe I’ll get the hang of it.
I am an avid rereader. I love to re-read books that I own and I get a lot of strange comments from friends and family. Some seem to find it odd that I like reread books. They get confused and say that there are so many books out there to read how can you back track?Here are some of the reasons I give them as to why I choose look at a book again.
It reminds you of good ideas.
- According to lifeoptimizer.org, there is research that suggests that people forget what they read within 24 hours.
By rereading a book you get to rediscover ideas and refresh them in your mind. It helps you to notice new ideas and themes you may not have noticed in your first read.You gain a new perspective.
As you change and grow so does the way you may perceive a book.
- Revisiting past ideas with a new perspective is a good learning experience.
Some books just make you happy to read.
- Even though I know what happens in the Harry Potter books I still enjoy reading them. They remind me of the way I felt the first time I read them and I love that feeling. It is a very comforting feeling.
It is economically friendly.
- If I am tight on money I will re-read books that I own.
Rereading a book is similar to rewatching a movie.
- It is engaging, entertaining, and a fun way to pass the time.
You are already grounded in the characters. You can spend more time with the details of the story.
These are a few reasons why I reread. Why do you?
What are some of your favorite books to reread?