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TV-Style Break-Up

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I haven’t ever been through a bad TV-style break-up. If you’ve ever watched a chick flick or any show that you can find by randomly clicking through channels, you know what I’m referring to.

A guy and girl will be dating and they are perfect together. Then suddenly, one or the other (usually the guy) will arrange a dinner/date/outing and then break the news that they’re no longer interested in their boyfriend/girlfriend. If the dumped person is a guy, then TV states that he will mourn by playing video games, withdrawing from society, clubbing (usually forced to go by a well-intentioned friend) and/or long walks by himself. If the person is a woman, however, she will respond by sobbing, eating unusually high amounts of carbs, watching sappy movies, listening to sad music, or some combination of these.

I’m not claiming that this necessarily represents reality. Although it might. Like I said, I’ve never been through a bad break-up. At most, I might be sad for a while. I think I cried once. But no romantic relationship that I have ever been in has been so

important to me that its termination would lead to a sorrow-and-ice-cream induced state of comatose. There are things that would trigger such a scenario, though. These include (in no particular order):

  • Cancellation of a favorite TV show
  • Listening to certain songs (An example, much to my everlasting shame, is “Please Don’t Leave Me” by P!nk. I know, I hate me too)
  • Watching certain movies (Old Yeller, Toy Story 3, Casablanca, Serenity etc.)
  • Any major fight with someone I’m close to.
  • Watching certain TV episodes [“The Reichenbach Fall” (Sherlock), “Doomsday” (Doctor Who), “The Lady of the Lake”  (Merlin)etc.]
  • Pretty much anything Rose/Doctor or Daniel/Vala related. Yes, I ship fictional couples with an enthusiasm that is quite sad from an objective point of view.
  • On a particularly emotional day, certain books have this effect.

And more, I’m sure.

The whole reason I’m writing this is that I feel like I’ve just been through a TV-style break-up. And I have a cold 😦 Sigh… oh well. Cue the ice cream, ridiculous movies, and Kleenex.

(I think I may have already posted something similar to this… 😛 )

Is this a normal thing? Do you ever have this feeling? I don’t think that I’m alone in this. I’d love it if you’d comment with what triggers TV-style break-up symptoms for you. Maybe we’ll have some in common!

See ya tomorrow!

I’m sick

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Not mentally. I’m actually physically sick. My eyes are watery, my nose is runny, and my outlook on life is negative. That’s how I know. I turn into a pessimist when I’m sick.  I also crave the Beatles. And Audrey Hepburn. So I’m a pessimistic, Beatle- enthused, Audrey Hepburn watching girl with bleary, teary eyes and a nose that would give Rudolph a run for his money when it comes to redness.

Lately, I’ve had another interest related to being sick: watching all my favorite movies…in Spanish. I do actually know Spanish, or at least an elementary amount. I studied it for one year in middle school and two in high school. But the whole idea of watching films in Spanish never occurred to me until my mother brought me the Spanish version of Lilo and Stitch . Now I love it! My favorites are Toy Story 3, The Princess Bride, and The Phantom of the Opera.

It strikes me as funny to watch a movie I know and love in another language. It’s not that Spanish is a particularly funny language. At least, I didn’t find it funny when I was studying past participles.  But hearing Gandalf speaking with an unfamiliar accent or watching Wesley’s mouth move out of sync with his dialogue somehow seems like first-rate comedy to my cold med affected mind.

I’m not alone in my strangeness. Everyone in my family has their own little quirky thing they do when they’re sick. My mother watches Civil War flicks ranging from Gettysburg to Gone With the Wind (she was born in Georgia, which might explain it…). My youngest sister needs cuddle time, soup, and about 25 stuffed animals. My middle sister watches Hallmark movies while eating Top Ramen. My daddy takes long naps in his comfy chair and puts warm rice bags over his eyes.

I have no idea where this comes from. Do you have any odd habits when you’re sick?

Got to run! I hate everyone, “Hey Jude” is playing on my Pandora account, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s is in my DVD player set to Spanish audio.