I am SO disappointed at the moment.
Posted on March 31st, 2014 @ 10:29 pm

I just watched the How I Met Your Mother finale.  I HATED IT.  If you haven’t watched it, and don’t want it spoiled, stop reading now.

Yes, it lived to the premise of how Ted met his children’s mother.  I know life isn’t full of fairy tales.  But DAMN IT!  When I watch TV, sometimes I want the fluff and fairy tales.  I was hoping I could get a modern day fairy tale out of that show.

I remember when the show first came on.  I cried at the first episode. I felt like Ted.  Never thinking I would end up with the person I’m meant to be with.  I was 26.  Someone I thought cared for me, but didn’t, was leaving me in tears.  I was wondering what I did wrong that he wouldn’t love me.  If I couldn’t be in love, at lease someone on TV could be.

Life went on since 2005.  My mother died a few months after the show premiered.  I graduated college. I moved to Atlanta.  I went through another painful relationship.  I lived in Atlanta for 4 years.  My dad got sick. My sister got married.  I moved home to Savannah.  I bought a house. My dad lost his job.  I had friends that moved away.  I had friends that had kids. Again, back to the whole life is NOT a fairy tale.

But through all my pain and changes, I still had How I Met Your Mother.  Eventually, Ted would find the one he was meant to love. Maybe I would, too.

And tonight, yes, he found the one he was meant to love.  But then they KILL her?  What the hell?  I watched this show for 9 years and he only gets to be with her for 11 years?  We get to know her a little throughout the last season and then they kill her.  They can’t even tell us how she died?  Yet, that’s not what I am most upset about. I am upset about Robin and Barney.  I loved them together.  And they just break them up like that right after a beautiful wedding?  They have Robin and Ted end up together? All I saw in that last episode is that she was alone a lot after divorcing Barney.  If they were going to separate, I wanted them to get back together.  If Robin and Barney should have divorced, then they never should have reunited them after the FIRST breakup.  Those rooting for that relationship were tricked.

As the viewer of this show, I feel like I have been stabbed in the back.

I know.  It’s just a TV show.  None of the characters are real.  However, they do become family and friends.  You care about them because a part of you is in them.  You hope for the best for them.  You hope for the best because, in a way, you are hoping for the best for yourself.  And when you see a finale that rubs you the wrong way like this finale did, yes, it can be a littel personal.

I’ll get over it.  Life goes on. But, I am disappointed.

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Down In Florida
Posted on March 23rd, 2014 @ 8:37 pm

I am in Florida at the moment for a business trip.

I have noticed a difference in Orlando than from North Florida.  This place, so far, is too full of Yankees.  Yankees aren’t bad, but many of them lack manners.  Or they have no tact; take or pick.  Once I got here in Orlando, I stopped at a 7-Eleven.  We don’t have them in Georgia*.  This woman gave me her hairdressing business flyer while I was in line.  I don’t know what it was about my hair that prompted her to give me the flyer.  I just had it done 2 or 3 weeks ago.  I have another appointment in 2 weeks.  My hair was in its natural state.  I had a trip today.  I did not want to get dressed or do my hair for it. This is not something I encounter in Georgia.

Speaking of 7-Eleven, another convenient store from up north, Wawa, has made it’s way here in Orlando.  Now Wawa is a nice store.  I was exposed to them in 2005 when I went to Maryland.

I also stopped at Bob Evans restaurant.  I have NEVER eaten at one before.  It’s like a Denny’s meets Cracker Barrel, but not as good as Cracker Barrel, food wise.  My biscuits were dry.  My butter was really a butterish spread.  However, I had a really sweet waitress and made sure I tipped her well.  Not her fault the food was not good.

So, that’s my Florida observations for today.

*Georgia once upon a time did have 7-Elevens.  My mother would buy Big Gulps for her, me, and my sister Nicki to share when I was a young kid.  I remember us winning a big Gulps in promotions they have.  And then one day, they became Circle Ks and were never seen again.

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“I’m never speaking up again / It only hurts me”
Posted on March 11th, 2014 @ 8:48 pm

The photographer's feet
The photographer’s feet by peachy92

I had the mother of all panic attacks today. I had trouble working today because of it.

All because I did something out of character for me.

I won’t get into details, but all my friends that DO know what I did are proud of me, even if I get nowhere with it. I took a leap of faith.

If what I did was a good thing, then why do I feel like crap?

So, after work hours, I got into my car and drove to the fishing pier I like to get sunset photos.

You see, when I have panic attacks, I get in my car and go. I usually take my camera and take photos. It was a trait Ashley Wilkes #2 didn’t believe was good for me. However, I believe it does me good. I do come home. I just need to escape, but I always come home to face my problems.

Plus, today was a beautiful day. It felt great with the wind in my hair. There was sunshine after work. I had to take advantage of it.

Maybe in the years ahead, I can look back at this moment and had a great chuckle.

In other news, I start my first class for my Master’s degree on the 17th. I need to get up and order a Kindle and my books. And then less than a month now for my cruise. Just waiting on my passport to appear, too.

So maybe that action that caused a panic attack was something else I needed to add to my year of new stuff.

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Another reason I love Fark…
Posted on March 8th, 2014 @ 12:13 am

…in the thread about Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, some of us admitted our love of Mayday. It goes by other names here in the States, depending on season and network.  I currently have the Smithsonian episodes set to record on my DVR.

I will say that watching that show has educated me a lot about crashes and flying.  But, I must admit.  I was afraid of flying on the 737 even after the reason for the crash of USAir Flight 427,  And I was nervous as I departed Detroit on an MD-8X because all I could think about was Northwest Airlines Flight 255, that crashed when I had just started 3rd grade.

In other news, PupPup had chicken in my bed last night. Tonight, she brought in a jar of popcorn salt. I can under stand the chicken. I’m just trying to figure out how she got the popcorn salt. I was wondering why she snapped at Graysie earlier.  She deemed Graysie as a threat.

I need to go to bed now.  Sadly, I have a rare weekend day of work.

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My song at the moment
Posted on March 1st, 2014 @ 11:43 pm

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It’s March Already?
Posted on March 1st, 2014 @ 6:19 pm

I can’t believe it’s March already.  I will have a busy one, to include starting my Master’s program and having a work related trip.

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