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Monday, April 28, 2014

So Many Thoughts

I've been a lax poster lately.  It's not because I haven't had anything to say, in fact, it's just the opposite.  I've had tons to say but haven't taken the time or given the energy to get them down.

Feelings

Learning of the Korean ferry disaster did something to me.  All those kids who did nothing wrong, who didn't deserve the fate that found them, that put their faith in the crew who abandoned them. I feel horrible for the families they left behind, and for all the potential they'll never have a chance to live up to.  It seemed as though I got lost in the feeling of loss here, and then stuff kept adding to it.  Life is so temporary, so fleeting, so short and none of us knows how short it truly is until it's too late.

In the past couple of years people I know have lost kids, parents, spouses and friends.  Some to illness, some to violence some to accidents.  It's maddening and yet provides perspective.  A reminder to never take anything for granted because there's no guarantee that the people you love will be here tomorrow.

Time

Probably directly the result of the feelings mentioned above, I've found myself stressing out about not having enough time.  I know it's a mental thing.  Of course I'm not satisfied with the amount of time I have with my family, but I think that's the case for most working mothers.  I was getting frustrated with not having time (or taking the time) to cook.  (I would totally trade in my current house's layout for a great room off the kitchen where the kid can play while I cook).

I need to go back to freezer cooking, even though it feels like that is a giant time suck as well.  But 8 hours once a month is better than one hour 20 nights.  I guess.

Blacklist

Elizabeth Keen is a dummy.  A big fat dummy.  I'm an episode behind, but I've wanted to hit her in the nose the entire time. The.  Entire.  Time.

Inspired

I have a low tolerance for whiners.  And by low I mean no.  It frustrates me to end to have someone complain about a situation and do absolutely nothing about it.  I distance myself from those people. They're like emotional black holes and will suck the life right out of you. On the other hand, there are people who are warriors.  Who take everything life has thrown at them and continue moving forward.  Who get through despite the odds.  These are the type of people I am in awe of, that I learn from, that inspire me to do better, to be better.  If more people were like this the world would be a much better place.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

SCANDAL!!!! I Have Questions

For Scandal season 2 I wrote recaps for every episode for a fan site.  I posted quite frequently here too.  Season 3, no posts here, no recaps, but a bunch of miscellaneous Facebook posts. It's not that I wasn't enthused, I just didn't have that kind of time.

That all being said...

If you aren't current on Scandal STOP READING HERE! Unless you don't mind spoilers, then keep right on going.


At the end of season 2, Liv decided to take back her life.  She put her white hat back on, she was going to move forward without Fitz. Aaaaaaaannnnnnddddd then the press hears that Liv was the president's mistress and her world crashed.

Season 3 is the aftermath of the world finding out that she and Fitz were bumping uglies.  It's not a pretty picture for Liv.  Her clients bail right and left, her business is in shambles and the White House and her gladiators are actively framing someone else. During Season 3, Liv finds out that her mom isn't really dead, that she's probably a terrorist and that everyone she loves is a murderer.  She's not dealing with all of this well.  And maybe no one would.  Instead of the Olivia that seems to be kicking ass now and taking names later, we have this weak, easily misled, vulnerable, naive character that I do not like.

Liv is back to working for the White House because she's not exactly in demand right now.  And she's back to sleeping with Fitz because apparently he has magical wang of awesomeness.  And her life is sucking. She's got a vendetta against super goon squad B6316, but doesn't really have a good reason as to why. Sure they've killed a bunch of people but they serve a purpose.

So here we stand:


  • Fitz is still being Fitz.  Big on game, low on substance.  Super low.  In fact, he pretty much ruins everyone that loves him.  Mellie, Liv, those kids, miscellaneous staffers, that one press secretary that caught one of his bullets.  He's a life ruiner.  
  • Huck is trying really hard.  He kind of loves Quinn even though their "love" scenes are kind of gross.  He wants to kill everyone but he's mostly held it together.  He was able to hack and bring down the super goon squad in about 37 minutes, I'm sure he could've figured out a way to do it sooner. 
  • Rowan/Earl/Daddy Pope has the best monologues in the history of ever.  He's like Shakespeare. He's playing Liv for a fool though. I respect his hustle. 
  • Momma Pope has a bad weave and a misshaped head, unfortunately I can not get past this. I'm sure she is super awesome and an ultimate killer and WU TANG and all that, but can she not find oil sheen? I can't support someone who has weave that is that dry.  Sorry. 
  • Jake is an ultimate killer and has exponentially increased in hotness since he stopped acting like a punk.  Yes this means I need therapy.  I'm accepting donations. 
  • Harrison got some this season which is a step up from nowhere. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets killed off in light of all of his personal issues. I wouldn't miss him. 
Questions I have: 

  • Who ordered the hit on Fitz? We know Adnan is working for someone and she hired Momma Pope. Considering she with the dry tracks had only been out of the pokey for like 13 minutes I'm not sure how that works but whatever.  I'm thinking Earl/Rowan/DP has orchestrated everything. 
  • What is it going to take for Mellie to tell Fitz about hes brother/son "Bro-son".  Now that would be good tv. 
  • Who has a master wang that can push up on Liv so she can get over Fitz?  
  • Who did Jake swear in a couple of episodes ago?  I hope it's someone we never would've thought of, like Fitz's poor secretary. 
Only two episodes left.  Hopefully regular Liv is back for season 4. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Disney Issues

I've got issues with Walt Disney.  Well, not as a person.  Well, not anymore.

For the longest time I though Walt Disney had a million mother issues.  After all, all of his movies killed off the mother, sometimes both parents.  Snow White - had no mommy.  Ariel - Don't remember a mommy. Bambi - mother burnt to a crisp. Mowgli - No parents.  Then, I learned that Walt Disney's movies weren't his original ideas and were adaptations of other stories.  In fact, they were often softened.  Ok, my bad Walt.  

My problem with Disney movies is that they make me cry.  Cry.  Not that kind of cute one tear cry either.  Like weep.  I'm not driven by emotion but I seem to have gotten more than my fair dose of empathy.  

For example, when I saw Nemo for the first time I was devastated in the first 10 minutes.  Poor Marlin, thought he had a wife and a family around the bend.  Then NOPE.  Life kicked him in the teeth and robbed him of all of his happiness, except for one egg.  TRAGIC! 

Ladybug loves story time.  It's her favorite thing ever.  Sometimes she reads the books (my favorite thing ever), sometimes I do.  She picks out her books for the night.  Last night, she selected her books including this one. 


No big deal right?  Even though that 5 minute thing is a blatant lie, just like Rachel Ray and her 30 minute meals.  Liars.  

On page one, Ladybug has a question.  "Where's Nemo's Mommy?"  I have an internal flashback of what happened to Nemo's Mommy and immediately want to hold Nemo's daddy.  Oh the horror of it all.  

"Away"

Ladybug was fine with that answer. Who knew the tough questions started so soon. 

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