–Oz: The Great and Powerful opened this weekend, and so far all reports I’ve heard from friends are in the positive. I am anxiously awaiting my turn to see it!
-I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what brings two people together and makes them consider marriage. I’ve known people who got married simply because they thought the other person had a cute butt (also, looking back, I think there may have been alcohol involved in their decision as well). What amazed me was that these people were confused as to why they didn’t have a great marriage. Then, there’s people who marry someone who seems like their perfect counterpart, and things either go brilliantly, or fall apart so terribly it makes others question whether marriage is really that great of an idea. After watching The Mirror Has Two Faces again (for the umpteenth time) last week, I have to agree with the idea of marrying your very best friend. I know this isn’t a new thought on planet Earth. That’s how it should be. You should marry someone who knows you better than anyone else. Someone who knows why you do the strange, quirky things you do, and finds it all endearing. Now, I have no magical idea that marriage is a happy-happy fun time wonderland. In fact, I know just from observation that it’s ridiculously hard. It’s tons of work. Why would you want to try to tackle that with someone who isn’t your best friend, and doesn’t really know you that well?
-Realizing that my weight truly is something I’m using as a defense, I’m making moves forward (somewhat drastic moves, for me at least) to deal with it. I find myself, sometimes several times a day, having to tell those memories of hurt, “You have no power over me!” It’s all very Labyrinth. It’s true, though. Just because something happened doesn’t mean that it has any right to control who I am or what I do. Yes, everything that happens serves to shape the person we become, but to live in fear and bondage and pain isn’t okay.
-Every time I watch Thor I come back with the same two questions. Spoiler-ish alert. 1. How is it that Thor manages to return to Earth in Avengers? The end of Thor kind of left him stuck at Asgard. Is Thor 2 going to solve this? 2. Why are people such big fans of Loki? Sure, he’s a great bad guy, but I’m a little weirded out by how girls seem so drawn to him. He’s malicious and greasy. Also, the way he toys with those around him is kind of emotionally abusive.
-Daylight Savings Time. Not really looking forward to it, but am awfully glad there’ll be an extra hour of daylight each evening.
-I solved the issue of fans being mad that–Spoiler Alert!–Matthew was left the way he was at the end of Downton‘s most recent season. At the beginning of next season, he should suddenly regenerate into David Tennant, and we find out that he’s actually The Doctor. Also, I would love to see the Maggie Smith character as a companion!