Thursday, August 29, 2013

My Latest Obsession

This show is Absolutely. Phenomenal. Next to Doctor Who, I'm pretty sure it's my favorite. In my opinion it's pretty underrated. If you haven't seen it, it's about an evil queen who curses all fairy tale characters to live in our world in a town called Storybrooke in Maine. They've forgotten who they were, and the only people who know the truth are the evil queen (who is the town's mayor, Regina Mills) Rumplestiltskin (who is the town pawnbroker and owner of many town buildings and is known as Mr. Gold) and Mayor Mills's adopted son Henry. Henry's real mother is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming and the only one capable of breaking the curse. He finds her and brings her to Storybrooke, but she doesn't believe him when he tells her the story. Henry knows she's the only one with the power to break the curse so he does his best to make her believe. Each episode is a mash-up of the modern-day story and fairy-tale flashbacks slowly revealing the queen's and everyone else's backstory.
This guy right here ^^ (Rumplestiltskin / Mr. Gold) is my favorite character hands down. I still haven't decided whether he's the good guy or the bad guy overall (though Rumple is "the dark one" in fairytale land...). His backstory is so intricate, and he's the character I can sympathize with the most out of all of them. The Boy thinks I'm crazy but I can't help but feel bad for the guy. If you've seen the show, you'd understand.

If you want to watch it, the first season is on Netflix and you can find all of the episodes (seasons 1 and 2) here. Don't say I didn't warn you if you find yourself watching one episode after another and neglecting to sleep or eat. And now, I leave you with...

6 Signs That You Watch Too Much Once Upon a Time (which may or may not apply to me):
1. You've started calling people "dearie" like Rumplestiltskin does
2. You've begun to wonder which fairy tale character the people around you are
3. You pretend you ARE a fairy tale character
4. You want to visit the woods in Maine because they look so beautiful
5. You begin to refer to bad things happening as "curses" even though you know that they don't exist and you believe that True Love's Kiss is really the cure for anything
And finally 6. You watch the show when you should be doing more important things like homework (on second thought, maybe I shouldn't encourage you to watch it)


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Organization Makes Me Giddy

I have slightly OCD tendencies with a penchant for organization. I just love it when everything is neat, orderly and in its place. I did my school shopping the other day and I spent the afternoon labeling all of my folders and notebooks, organizing my backpack and writing all of the days we don't have class in my planner. Then I just sat there and stared at the beauty of it all for a while. The sad part here is that I'm not even kidding.

When I actually have a house of my own, I'm probably going to go nuts. I'll probably take a couple of days and an expensive trip to Target and make a space for EVERYTHING. There will be bins and binders and shelves and everything will be in its place. It makes me feel all excited just thinking about it! I don't know if it's connected with my nerdish tendencies (probably) or separate somehow, but I do know that some people do not consider it normal. I've already been asked if I am OCD (the answer is no. Not officially). I just really like organizing things.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Oh, Hey August!

I know, I know, I haven't posted for almost two weeks, and now this post is three days late. Forgive me? Anyway, here's what this month has in store:
- soaking up the end of summer while also anticipating the beginning of fall, my absolute favorite season
- starting school again on the 19th
- camping with the family and cousins
- the fair
What does this month hold for you??