Monday, August 24, 2009

The reason I am addicted to "Battlestar Galactica."

There are several reasons why I am addicted to one of the best science fiction shows that I've seen in a long time, a very long time indeed. Not only is the acting incredible, but so is the writing. The writers of this show put so much effort and thought into these characters that I often get confused and frustrated just trying to follow the many story threads they bring up, play with, close up, and open all over again.

Nick and I are currently with our dear friends, Katie and Jesse, at their house, watching Battlestar Galactica. The episode we are on is entitled "Maelstrom," and it is absolutely fascinating.

It follows the current psychological state of one of the show's main characters, Kara Thrace. I must give a very respective salute to Katee Sackhoff, who portrays her character with flawless realism. She is so utterly convincing as a hot-shot pilot that you can't believe what an ass she can be, yet as she goes insane, you cannot help but feel terribly sorry for her.

This episode makes you feel her anger, her turmoil. You want Kara to find peace, to find what she is looking for and to understand what is going on inside her. The episode drags you in and refuses to let you go, especially when it starts to explain what exactly is happening to Miss Kara Thrace. At that point, your hand refuses to touch the remote as you follow Kara from the initial hints of insanity to the very brink of her heart-wrenching maelstrom.

It gets even better when Adama, played by the fantastic Edward James Olmos, breaks down himself.

Someday I can only hope to write like this.
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Saturday, August 15, 2009

The frustration that may lead to a book.

It has recently occurred to me that I should keep track of my experiences, emotions, thoughts, etc. every time I go shopping.

Why is this, you ask? I think it's because I have such a hard time struggling with greed and discontent every time I walk into a retail store. There's always something I end up wanting.

I posted a while ago about possibly writing a book about fashion and Christianity. That idea is rolling around in my head again.

But I'm not sure I want to talk about Christianity, or if I should just aim for pointing out the flaws in today's materialistic society and how it screws with people's psyches.

I'd appreciate feedback about this idea; do you think it would be of interest to some people? Maybe sell a few copies?
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The reason our air-conditioning is on.

I tend to be rather squeamish around bugs, even ones that I can easily kill like ants and crickets. You have to realize that I have sufficient reason for this squeamishness, though, as I spent my childhood in Virginia where there were ticks and gnats and my adolescent years in Arizona where there were scorpions and black widows. After saying that, Arizona sounds far more exotic than Virginia.

Now that live in Iowa, I have to deal with house centipedes.

Apparently, they are not harmful to humans, and even if their mandibles are strong enough to bite you, the bite isn't that bad and ends up being similar to a bee sting or spider bite. However, they happen to be a yellow-grey-brown color, a lot like scorpions are, and I grew up constantly watching where I stepped so I didn't step on a scorpion. I am now resuming that habit for these nasty, 15-legged predators.

One way to get rid of these things is by drying out your house, because they only really like to live in moist places. We try not to run our dehumidifier and air conditioning if we can help it, to save on bills and the environment, but in this case, I'd almost rather pay an extra $5 to not fear walking on my carpet.

Here's a picture. I hope my squeamish attitude makes sense now.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

The time I realized I wasn't writing.

So I have not written in a very long time. And for that, I probably should apologize to you all for failing to provide interesting updates in relation to my life. However, the person I should really be apologizing to is myself.

I tried to write on this blog every day when I started that, and unfortunately that only lasted two weeks. There were reasons for not writing after those two weeks, such as my best friends' wedding week where I was involved in helping prepare the wedding as a bridesmaid, but now that not much has happened in my life other than starting my job and getting used to that schedule, I have no excuse for not writing more often.

I hope to stick to writing more often now.

Unfortunately, I do not have much else to say right now. My main goal in this post was forgiving myself and others for not writing as much as I should.

I have ideas for future blog posts, though. Like how I solved my make-up situation, and how I find the character development in Battlestar Galactica fascinating.

Goodness gracious, aren't you looking forward to updates on my life?
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Saturday, August 1, 2009

The new obsession.

...Is Battlestar Galactica.

Nick and I are having a blast watching it. No pun intended.

That is pretty much the extent of my post tonight, even though I haven't written in a very, very long time.

I'll write more later. Promise.
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