i had a rebecca bloomwood moment on friday…

As I mentioned in my intro. post, I have a wedding to attend in a few weeks.  Soon, I’ll be jetting off for a weeklong stay in SoCal to participate in my cousin’s wedding, visit my family (“FamBam” as we’re infamously called), and bond with my 2-year-old goddaughter whom I haven’t seen since I baptized her in November 2015.

Yeah, it’s been a while and I’ve FaceTime her a few times since then but it’s just not the same as spending time with her in person.  So these last few months leading up to my trip, I started compiling a list of things to do with her that 1. don’t freak her out (she did not enjoy being in close proximity to the rat at Chuck E. Cheese) and 2. are fun and create some memories for both her and myself.

One of the first things I’ve decided to do is take her to American Girl Doll — you know, that store with all the dead-eyed dolls and their crapload of accessories.  And I know exactly what you’re thinking:

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Why yes, yes it is.  Not as expensive as Disneyland but pricey nonetheless.  But the kid loves dolls and she’s my only godchild.  Plus, I think she’ll have a lot of fun there and it’ll be a cool bonding experience for the two of us.  So, because of this minor major detail, I decided to invest in getting a credit card.  However, I had this idea planned for over a year so I have been saving my money since then (trust me, this wasn’t a spur of the moment idea) but I didn’t think it’d hurt to have a little something else as backup.

Now, I have never owned a credit card.  My mother forbade it even after I got a job.  She’s not a very strict parent but there were two things she would never budge on for me: getting a dog and getting a credit card.  She didn’t think I was ready and, truth be told, I didn’t think I was either.  I still don’t think I am.  I’ve heard horror stories about people who obtain credit cards, max it out within a month (or less) of having it, and then spend years — years — trying to pay off their debt.  It always freaked the hell outta me.  If it was up to me, I’d never get a credit card.  But, the fact of the matter is, I need to eventually establish credit to, you know, get my own house or car some day when I’m forced to — *gulp* egad — grow up.

My card arrived on Friday, much faster than I anticipated.  And this is where my inner Rebecca Bloomwood comes in.  Now it’s just sitting my dresser just itching to be used.  This teeny tiny card mocks me I tell ya.  But I refuse, refuse, to use it until I go back home or until the holidays and plan to pay it off as early as I can.  If I give in to temptation I’ll pay the price (for years, probably).  But I’m not that kind of person; I’m not a raging shopaholic, I do try to set limits for myself.  I think I’ll make it until then.  I’m strong enough.

Still… I’m debating whether or not the place it in a block of ice for my own piece of mind.

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REVIEW & THOUGHTS: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

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OK, OK, I saw it last night and I immediately have to pen my thoughts.  Let me just say, I liked the film a lot.  I didn’t like it as much as the first one (which I absolutely loved with every fiber of my being) but this one was still good on its own.  There are a few things I want to write about, though, so here we go.

WARNING: May contain slight spoilers.  And it might be kinda long.  Read at your own risk.

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REVIEW: ‘Grace and Frankie’

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So at the beginning of this week, I started watching the Netflix series Grace and Frankie starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.  I’ve been looking for a new show to watch (I need to stop re-watching Friends) and, as a fan of Jane Fonda, I decided to give this one a go.  I just finished up season one and, currently, I’m watching the second episode of the second season.  So, let’s get to it. Continue reading

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Greetings and salutations!

If you’re reading this, you have found my blog and have thus entered the weird abyss that is the state of my mind.  You’ll find an array of topics on my blog including but not limited to:

  • my reviews and thoughts on tv shows and films
  • my personal journey through the long list of books i plan to read (i simply must stop re-reading the harry potter series)
  • my role in my cousin’s upcoming wedding in SoCal
  • my upcoming trip to SoCal where i plan to do a lot of cool things
  • my collective writing woes i experience from time to time (meaning quite frequently)
  • …and whatever else churns out of my brain (and, believe me, it will be random)

I’ve tried keeping a blog before and I always got sidetracked.  Just as I started, I just as soon stopped and forgot about it; before I knew it, it had been a year since I wrote my first and, inevitably, my last post.  This time, I plan to be more disciplined when it comes to this blog of mine.  I’ve been feeling a little unhappy since the beginning of the year so I’m hoping this little side project gets me out of this unhappy funk.

As time goes on, and my skin begins to clear up (heh, adult acne — who knew?) and I find a good camera to film with, I will perhaps begin a vlog on YouTube as well.  But, until then, I will dedicate my free time to this blog… of which I am still tinkering with so bear with me.

So stay tuned!  I hope to have my next post up by tomorrow morning.

— e.m.

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