Dude. Anyone watching Orange is the New Black? Oh my goodness, what a good show. I hadn’t given it any thought at first, but then Netflix played a trailer of it after the new season of Arrested Development and I knew I had to watch it! As you may have heard, the cast of characters is brilliant. Everyone is so fleshed out and has their own backstory that you get to see bits and pieces of.
What I enjoy is that it’s a drama/comedy (dramedy?) that centers on women, but doesn’t center on women’s feelings about men. One of the problems with shows and movies with female protagonists is that they often have their man-problems as the main plot point. Which blows. We ladies got more on our minds than fellas (or romantic interests in general, of course).
This one has some romantic bits, but those bits really are very much side-plots with the women dealing with prison-life at the forefront. Good stuff! And very funny too! And cute! And just watch it, okay!
On the not-so-rad side, I got a call from my brother in Virginia the other night (which already told me something was up, because he NEVER calls on the phone). In his words, “Dad has a boo-boo.”
Apparently, he was cutting branches off a tree and fell off a ladder. He broke one of his ankles and feet, and sprained the other ankle. Like, the bone is sticking out of the leg. Ugh. He’s alright, but has to have surgery soon to set the bone and fix all the foot bone bits. Please send good vibes towards Virginia for my dad!
So my lovely darling boyfriend works on a paddlewheel boat called the Three Rivers Queen. A couple of days ago, we saw a huuuuge paddle-steamer in the Ohio river as I was taking him to work and it turned out to be the American Queen!
She’s said to be the largest in the world! We had no idea it made stops in Pittsburgh. How exciting! It left that evening, but it got us thinking– how cool would it be to ride on the American Queen! He genuinely loves working on the Three Rivers Queen, but it’s about 1/4 the size of the one pictured above. And have you ever seen pictures of the inside?
Of course, then I saw the cost! Haha, won’t be doing that anytime soon, that’s for sure.
So here’s a tidbit about me: when I was in middle school, I LOVED Digimon. Loved. I have stacks and stacks of CDs I burned in middle school of all the theme songs and songs that the characters’ voice actors sang (Digimon Adventure Christmas carols? I got ’em). All of which I downloaded ever-so-patiently with my dial-up connection. I read and wrote fanfictions, terrible ones, and even bought (and drew!) Doujinshi.
And now it’s on Netflix streaming in both English and Japanese! Oh my goodnesssss! All 104 episodes of the first and second seasons! So yep, that’s what’ll be consuming me for a while. This is actually good news because when I have a really long show to watch, that’s when all my crafts get done and I’m tryna make a bunch of hair accessories and headbands in the coming week. More on that later!