Inspired by this post, a list of reasons why the world could end and I’d be totally cool with it:
1. Castle and Beckett got together.
I’ve been watching this procedural crime drama – Castle for 5 seasons now, and at the end of the last season the two leads got over their UST and became a couple. They also have remained very true to their original characters. Castle is kind of a geek and Beckett is a BAMF female detective but their love is very very strong. They trust each other and they have these really great funny moments.
As much as I’m looking forward to their wedding, I feel like I’ve gotten what I wanted.
We can all go home.
2. Glee is over.
Let’s face it.
They lost sectionals (because they had the stupid idea of covering Gangam Style), Joe and Kitty aren’t cannon yet, and the piano guy up and quit (Although that was the funniest moment of seaon 4 so far.). Plus no one really gives a damn about the new characters.
I truly feel that the series should have ended after the regionals win. The New Directions come back to the school that bullied them, and they come back in triumph. You win, Ryan Murphy. It really does get better.
The last episode of season 3 was so awful. I felt cheated that Kurt didn’t get into NYADA and Rachel did.
Basically if the world ending meant no more episodes of Glee ever ever ever, then thank. You.
3. I have actually been exercising on a daily basis for the past two weeks.
Looking at me, you’d say I’m in good shape. However, I personally feel like I should lose 3-4 vanity pounds and tone my thighs.
These past two weeks I’ve been doing kettle bell swings and figure-8s and making good use of my ab roller twice a day.
The downside to this is that I’m not a very consistent person. So if the world ends and I can at least say that for the past three weeks I was doing exercise I’ll feel good about myself. I can feel the regression coming on. Sometime around the 18th or 19th I’m going to start shirking. I’m already pushing it by adding 10 minutes in the middle of the day for no reason whatsoever other than the fact that I’m feeling good about myself.
Plus I started taking yoga classes earlier this month and I feel pretty good about that too. It hurt like a bitch by the time we got to dolphin pose – and I’m pretty sure dolphins do not pose this way at all – but the time really did fly by and the classes are free.
Mentally reaffirming left and right and all around me there is peace or whatever.
4. I watched Priscilla Queen of the Desert last weekend.
I just love Australian films. If I’d gone another year without being introduced to this I would have never forgiven myself.
Terrance Stamp is fucking amazing and the costume porn is just amazing. I highly recommend you watch it sometime in the next week. Or tonight.
Especially if you love ABBA.
5. I read The Giver and it was completely awesome.
I was subbing a 6th grade core class Monday, and as usual, I got there 30 minutes early, in order to prepare for the class. My first task was to read to them from this book, and I have to admit that in the past I made the huge mistake of judging this book by its cover.
Before the class showed up I skimmed the previous chapters to get a sense of the tone and theme for reading and discussion. In doing so I fell in love. I devoured the whole thing by 5th period. If that’s the last book I ever read then so be it. It was one of those books that left me satisfied to the point where I was happy and content for the rest of the day. I nearly forgot to eat because I felt full. I slept easily that night. My eyes have been opened and I’ve been very very delighted with everything that I’ve seen since then. I feel like I have a deeper understanding of the world. Or at least of Merced county.
I found out that there are three “sequels” to the book, but I wouldn’t be disappointed with myself if I didn’t read them because I’ve already formed my own headcannons about the universe in which it takes place. Also, they aren’t chronological, so if I get the chance I may just read the latest. I like having that choice.
My one regret about this is that we may never see anyone do this justice in film form. It’s literally All Summer in a Day + Equilibrium + Shades of Grey (by Jasper Fforde, you pervs) + 1984. The artistry that can be achieved with this given the right visionary, producer and director.
6. I’ll be in San Diego on the 21st.
We’re going to visit my older sister, who can’t get out of work for enough days in a row to come see us for Christmas. I love my sisters more than anything in the world and there is literally nothing better than when we are together.
It’s going to be the best last day ever.
7. I’m broke.
I literally cannot pay for anything next month unless I pawn all of my valuables. Or sell them on eBay.