Monday, January 27, 2014

Trying to walk to my own beat...


Here's what I'd like...

1. More time
2. More time
3. More time
4. Bloggie friends to please stop blogging so I can catch up!!!
5. More time
6. No more migraines
7. No more migraines
8. No more migraines
9. Warmth
10. Warmth

Okay, since we have that out of the way, NEXT!

Here's another throwback post celebrating ten years of blogging, suggested by Chelsea, who wants it known that she is no longer scared of BTVS and also, she does not talk to ghosts. Or vampires.

From 7/6/04, If you only knew...

My daughter begged and begged to be allowed to watch an episode, ANY episode, of Buffy...her reasons being that she is a big fan of the Once More, With Feeling soundtrack, and she is almost 12 now, and ALL her friends are allowed to watch the show, except for her, etc...
So I thought, well, the first season was pretty tame, I'll let her watch Welcome to Sunnydale/The Harvest.  I even made her close her eyes through the bad parts and turned the sound down.
She seemed to take it well enough, until bedtime.  Here are the top five reasons why letting your immature almost-12-year-old watch Buffy is not a good idea:
5.  There is no question, this time, about whose bed she is sleeping in tonight.

4.  You get drawn into a long, drawn-out treatise on why vampires really do exist.  Even when you say, "They're not real. Period."  You get asked back, "How do you KNOW?".  "You can't be sure."  The child then proceeds to tell you where in the Bible it says that demons walk the earth, and vampires are demons, right? Um...


3.  She immediately makes plans to ask our preacher to bless some holy water for her.


2.  She rearranges the kitchen cabinets looking for garlic powder.


And, even though I've assured her that a) vampires aren't real, and b) they couldn't get in the house anyway without being invited in, the top reason against letting her watch this is:


1.  She slept last night with a wooden 'Medieval Times' stake under her pillow.

40 comments:

  1. hahaha wow, never knew Buffy could be so traumatizing. Stop blogging you say? Pfft not today

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    1. I didn't know, either...but I guess to an 11-year old, it might be! LOL

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  2. I can't believe I never watched that show. It got such good word-of-mouth!

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    1. It is so good! And it's on Netflix, I know because I had a fit of nostalgia last night and I watched the last ever episode. YOU should watch! Like any show, you have to excuse the first season while it's figuring itself out, and then it's full-on awesome!

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  3. I suppose it all really depends upon how you define "vampire."

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    1. Oooh, good one, didn't think about it that way! :)

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  4. Plus there's the fact that's they all congregate in Sunnydale (in the off-chance that they are real).

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    1. Well, Sunnydale has a hellmouth, that's why there's a plethora of vampires there, but there's also a whole bunch in LA and other big cities, and they also flock to other hellmouths.

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  5. Okay, this post was adorable. I smiled at 4 and kept on smiling all the way to 1.

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    1. Oh, thanks! She was adorable at that age, then she hit middle school and the fun was over! :)

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  6. Migraines sound just awful.

    I remember being satisfied with the explanation my mother gave when I was little about vampires. She explained that they should be thought of as metaphors. In the case of the Buffy program, I think that she would say that vampirism is a metaphor for AIDS.

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    1. That is a good one...a really good one. :)

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  7. I never watched Buffy. I did watch all of Veronica Mars. I have a new blog...click on Susie if you want. :)

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    1. I watched Veronica Mars here and there on reruns. Always out of order so I could never figure out what was going on.

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  8. The second time in my life that I fainted was while peeking out my bedroom door at the tv while my parents watched Lugosi as Dracula in 1956. I have avoided Vampire flicks ever since --and hum the tune of "Peg o' My Heart" while other people rave over them. Also, I hope you get all 10 things you want!

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  9. I don't watch scary things anymore, ever. Buffy doesn't count, though, because she's stronger and faster than vampires. And normal rules don't apply to her...she died twice and is still here.

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  10. This was kind of cute :) At least she's prepared! lol

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  11. LOL!!! Epic.

    Hey, I'm slowing down on my blogging schedule--just for you. *shifty eyes* That's right.

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  12. Oh gosh--I hear ya. When I was a child my parents would not let us go to any scary movies, but one time I went to a friend's birthday party where they too us to the Amityville Horror. I did not tell my parents.

    I am sure they knew something was up when I slept with the lights in my room on for like the next 12 months.

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    1. Oh, too funny! I remember my parents watching Amityville and not letting me see it, so I snuck back and watched it anyway, stupidly. With much the same results as you, LOL.

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  13. Don't allow her to watch the show again. LOL

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    1. I don't think she has! It's been ten years and as much as she likes goth-y dark stuff, she still stays away from Buffy, LOL!

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    2. I actually love the show, thanks.

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    3. Yay! Why don't we ever discuss it?! And why didn't I know you posted this?

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  14. Oh dear. The trials and tribulations of motherhood!

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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    1. Tell me about it! LOL
      Thank you for visiting!

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  15. I am so with you on the more time. I feel like no matter how much work I do in one day, I still have so much more to do.

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    1. Exactly...so much to do, so little time...how did we get here? Something is so wrong with this picture! :(

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  16. I hear you loud and clear, my friend. I'm behind on writing and many other things - thanks to migraines and other health issues. Hope you are feeling better!!!

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    1. I hope you are too! I just don't want migraines anymore, and I think I'm getting better, and then I have another one...sooo discouraging!

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  17. Interesting post :)
    Nature has its own rhythm, just go with it in sync; no more worries :)
    Watching horror movies makes even adults scared.
    Imagine the case of a kid who thinks vampires etc. exist ! Better sit with them throughout the show and try to lighten things by telling jokes and lol, difficult though :)
    Have a nice weekend !
    Btw, did you go through my recent posts in both blogs?
    Thanks
    Rajiv
    www.magnificentdewdrops.blogspot.com
    www.magicalpresent.blogspot.com

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    1. Raj, I have been so behind, but I intend to catch up on all my friend's blogs tonight, including you! You have a nice weekend too! :)

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  18. Haha - wonderfully written. What a colourful and interesting life you lead! :))

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    1. Thank you! I don't think my life is interesting at all, but I see what you mean...it's all Chelsea, of course. My daughter IS the color in my life! :)

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  19. My teaching partner is a huge Buffy fan. I've never watched, except for the movie years ago, which I enjoyed far more than I expected. We're working our way through Monty Python at the moment. I may advocate for Buffy next, though I'll keep your post in mind where my daughter's concerned.

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    1. I highly recommend Buffy! Once you get past the first season, of course...first seasons are always tough, when they're working the kinks out. But yes, definitely wait until your daughter's old enough to not be traumatized!

      While you're waiting, you could watch Firefly instead, if you haven't seen it already...

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  20. OMG. Funky Winkerbean is a soap opera! I found a site where you can click on each character and get their bio.

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    1. I know, right! But it was still a good read, always really funny...and then the main characters became adults and got married, and then she got cancer and died. She died! Left behind a husband and baby...and me, since I'd been reading it for years. I couldn't take it after that, and just read it sporadically now.
      I think the author based that storyline on his own life, maybe? Not sure... :(

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