Feel free to sit down, pour yourself a glass of iced tea and turn on some music…preferably “True Colors” from the Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit*. What can I say? I like a theme. 🙂
I don’t think I have to tell you that a good relationship is based on communication. And since I’ve been incommunicado since American Idol ended (I needed a little breather from the rigors of voluntary recap blogging…whew!), I feel I should make things up to you by telling you a few things you probably don’t care about at all. But maybe this vulnerability on my part will draw us closer and you will magically forget that I’ve neglected you for these long months. A girl can hope, right?
1. I own the complete series on DVD of two particular shows: Gilmore Girls and The West Wing. These are easily my favorite shows of all time and I feel like I’m not alone in liking them…after all, they were both on for seven seasons! But what you may not know is that I’ve re-watched them end to end (after GG, start WW…rinse, lather, repeat) often just before going to sleep. There’s something about the background noise of a familiar show that helps me turn off my thinking from the day, relax, and usually fall asleep right away. I know it’s kind of dumb, but at least if I’m ever on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and a question comes up about either show, I’ll be totally covered. And feel free to use me as your “phone a friend” if you need me. I know. My generosity overwhelms you. You can thank me later. But seriously. Who could not love this??
2. I’m a reader but not a READER. When one thinks of someone who love the written word, one conjures up images of an English professor sitting in a study wearing a corduroy jacket with patches on the elbows and a pipe in his hand, a shock of hair falling across his brow as he pours over Chaucer and Whitman and Milton (oh my!). Or maybe that’s just me…In any case, I must admit to you now that I have never made it through a Jane Austen book. I have never read Wuthering Heights. With the exception of Little Women, I have not read a “classic” book outside of assigned school reading (except maybe The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. And my Mom made me read the first 20 pages of Black Beauty). Most English literature poems do not make sense to me at all (even though I took a poetry writing class for fun in college). Mostly, I read modern-day fiction. Also, I read some non-fiction if I’m really passionate about the subject. But let’s keep it real since I’m among friends – a reader, I am. A READER, I am not.
3. While I consider myself an organized person, usually my desk at work looks like a war zone in which death by paper is a very real possibility. I can’t help it – there’s no place for this stuff to go! File folders, books, stacks of paper, lists…sometimes clausterphobia kicks in and I have to take a walk and breathe in and out of a brown paper bag to return to it. It’s a good thing that I can keep this messiness a secret since in cubicles everything is so hidden. *cough
4. I’ve already seen the new Karate Kid movie twice in the theater. I love it. A lot. The only thing that would make it better would be if they released it in the IMAX so that I could pretend to be in the film. Now let’s not kid ourselves…I’m a definite fan of the original movies (even The Next Karate Kid with Hilary Swank that most people try to forget even happened). I was skeptical that anyone would be able to remake such a classic without making it totally cheesy. They did, though. Whoever “they” is. In any case, my hat is off to them and I will never put my jacket on without mentally pretending to rebuff the advances of karate chop after karate chop delivered by Jackie Chan.
Well, there you have it. I’m glad we had this talk. Have any confessions of your own? Leave them in the comments so I don’t feel alone. 🙂
*A few of my friends make fun of me for saying the full titles of sequels. It’s not “Step Up 2” it’s “Step Up 2: The Streets”. It’s not “Sister Act”, it’s “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit”, etc. I’m not alone in this, am I? I’m being laughed at for being accurate!