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Living In My Own Little Realm of Giggly Strangeness

I am…. a wee bit weird.

Yes, it is true.

A total geek grrl, too….

And only those who adore Thor

Will find the next little tale

Funny without fail….

And yes, it is also a fact,

That I am a poet,

And completely know it.

 *giggles* that was so bad! 

So, anyway, that was off the cuff, as I sat down to write about my weird little geeky grrl self, and the thing that made me giggle and smile this morning. Since those two things are sometimes rare for me to find in daily life, these days, with so much heaviness weighing on my mind lately, I embraced it.

First off… I name my vehicles. I probably got this from my mother, who also did that. I remember her little Volkswagon “Julius” and our Toyota Corolla in the 70s she named “Lisa” for whatever reason. Anyway, the boys love my weirdness, and just jump on my bandwagon lol. We have a snow white van, and snow white truck. The van, the boys and I dubbed “Snowflake”, for obvious reasons, , and the truck that came along 3 years later, “Frost”. I know…we are soooo original! hahaha!

Today, we were in the van backing down the driveway, on the way to school, and we were passing the truck sitting there. I mentioned to them that it was going into a body shop today to have it’s hail damage dings fixed. So, I naturally said….because naturally I also talk to my vehicles like they were people …..  I said “Bye, Frost”. Then it hit me…

Bye Frost. Bifrost. 

  

For those not getting it…. well….watch Thor, I guess. 

“The Bifröst Bridge is a magic rainbow bridge in Asgard guarded by the warrior Heimdall, the omniscent god. It’s a link between all the Nine Realms of the Norse cosmos, but can be opened only if Heimdall permits it: the bridge is in fact much too powerful, and it would destroy all realms if left opened. ” http://marvel-movies.wikia.com/wiki/Bifrost_Bridge

The boys got it. Of course. They so get ME. bahahaha! 

Mind Distractions

So, here I am again. Posting something. Anything. It always helped to write in the past, and I finally have a few minutes of breathing room to do so. Even though I should be cleaning my house which has been horribly neglected over the last little while, either because of the busyness, or the vortex of crappiness that has turned me into a spaced out zombie most of the time.

I am making a birthday cake, today, however. My oldest turns 13 tomorrow! A milestone b-day. I want it to be nice. He also shares his birthday with Mr. Robert Plant, who turns 66. Being a huge Led Zeppelin fan, I was thrilled(and still am) with this little factoid. I share mine with Harrison Ford and Patrick Stewart. Zeppelin and sci-fi…two of my most favourite things(are they “things”? pastimes? obsessions? Yeah….obsessions would be the word). The Universe sometimes smiles at me.

So, Happy Birthday to my big sweetie, and to Robert, tomorrow. Two of my favourite men. 🙂 Here is a song for the occasion, courtesy of one of them….

So…mind distractions.  I was thinking about this after my post yesterday. Things that help me cope. Things that distract my mind when it gets overwhelmed. Music helps, of course, but even it can conjure too many emotions. What has been working for me, lately, is computer games that require using my brain. Word games, and games like Bejeweled, where I have to concentrate, and use my mind for moving this to there, etc. There is no room for other thoughts, when I do that. History and science documentaries also completely absorb me. Movies help too. Especially sci-fi/superhero movies. I recently took the boys to see Guardians of the Galaxy. Which we LOVED! Excellent tuneage in it too, just to add to it’s awesomeness! With the exception of a couple songs, it was like Starlord had my iPod! The boys rolled their eyes at me. haha. I didn’t think about my problems for two entire hours. Because those kinds of movies are so visually rich, my mind is too busy taking it all in, while following the plot, to think of anything else. I GO to that other world, and I live there, and it is good.

My little dog reminds me of Rocket when she gets bushy-haired….too funny. I love that.

Especially sci-fi with reading too. I read A LOT when I get sad, or tense. Ok, I read A LOT all the time. Most of my free time, actually. Books are my portable escape pod from reality. I love science fiction for this, particularly. Far out, fantastical, surreal, and full of hard science and physics. Things I have to read with ALL of my mind just to grasp understanding of the scenes unfolding, and the plot. There is no room for other thoughts to creep in when I am able to get in the zone of a good sci-fi novel.

I have two on the go right now, and even as I sit here typing this, I am wanting back into them. Especially this one….

Can hardly put it down.

Went to see X-Men, and then….

Firstly….I LOVE the X-Men movies! My kids love the X-Men too, but have mostly seen the animated shows, plus one of the movies. Anyway…Days of Future Past was awesome! I loved it! Best X-Men movie yet. Time travel and everything in between! woo hoo! Perfect movie for me. 😀

 

I needed an escape movie last week, very badly, as I was visiting my elderly parents all week…one is in a nursing home, the other is weak and frail, and in hospital, where she has been for the last month. 😦 When I get in “emotional wreck state”, a good movie often helps, and this one definitely did.

So, anyway, we went to the second run theatre in town, and basically our two choices came down to X-Men or Spiderman. The boys love superhero movies as much as me, so either would have worked. But…X-Men won out. Both were rated PG. Not PG-13 on the description at the theatre…just PG. Ok. I knew there would be some of the usual superhero violence, but the Marvel movies usually keep the gore factor at a bare minimum, if any. So, good to go, with my 13, 11, and nearly 8 year old.

Rated PG. Parental Guidance. Since when, please tell me, does a movie which drops the f-bomb, and “a$$hole” at least twice, get a PG rating?! It was only once for the f-bomb, but… ACK! Cringe!!! It really felt like a bomb dropped. People literally gasped in the theatre. Really…what do you do then? Can’t cover their ears after the fact. My 13 year old already hears it plenty at the blended jr. high/high school he goes to, and I can’t do much about that….but the other two just don’t hear it in their little world. We don’t say it around them, and aren’t around anyone who does.

So after the movie, my oldest starts lecturing us… “how could you knowingly taking your kids to see a movie that dropped the f-bomb and other “swears”?!”. lol That just made it almost comical, in a way. I guess if I had researched it better, I might have known about it. Would I have skipped taking them? Maybe. But hindsight….and all that. It is what it is, now. I won’t be letting them watch the DVD I eventually get (I collect ALL superhero movies) until they are older though, unless there is an edited version. I have a family friendly version of ‘Avatar’, so they do such a thing sometimes. So far, the little guy hasn’t picked it up, and the other two, hopefully haven’t either. I don’t know how they talk when I’m not around, but I think if they were saying it consistently at school, or wherever, it would slip out, and it hasn’t.

Old fashioned Mom? Maybe I am. But I think that word is too casually thrown about. And it makes people sound trashy and uneducated, IMHO, when they do it as part of their everyday speech, and not just when they stub their toe, or whatever.

The movie should have a PG-13 rating, with a warning about coarse language. Mine weren’t the only kids in that theatre under 12. Rant over.

With it all said and done, we all had a good time, and the boys and I had loads to discuss afterwards, like which mutant power we would have, if we could have it, and what we would do with said powers. Driving Dad nutty with the nerdy chatter. lol Good bonding for (Geek Grrl)Mom and her wonderful boys. 🙂

 

 

Thor Behind The Door

Posters were on sale at the craft store today. I am a bit superhero obsessed. 😛 I think it is fabulous that there are so many movies about them these days! My fave is Thor. (Is it suddenly hot in here? Whew! lol) I feel like such a teenage girl doing it, but the Thor 2 poster is now hanging behind the door in my Art Cave. My boys rolled their eyes at me. “What?”, I say to them.  It rocks. 😉 heh.

thor-2-poster-02

Must put the trailer in too…you know…to “illustrate” this story further. And maybe for me to look at….kinda…um….daily.  LOL!

I liked Thor 2 because it was more sci fi than the other superhero movies…well, “Man of Steel” was also pretty cool…for the same reasons *whistles innocently*(hmmm…may need that poster too, and perhaps write story like this one). 😛

I like the portals to other realms idea…among other things. My boys actually do think I rock for loving all things Superhero, Star Wars and Lord Of The Rings….now that they are a bit older, we can go see the movies in the theatre together, in 3D for that matter, and then babble on about them afterwards. Nice bonding moments. So awesome! 😀

 

 

 

 

What If? Other Earths…

I have a surreal mind. I like mind bendy thoughts, and have them often! Too much sci-fi, maybe! hahaha! Or not. Who really knows….
I recently watched the Twilight Zone Episode, “The Parallel” (one of my fave episodes, btw), which is about an astronaut who goes off into space, encounters a flash, and ends up in a parallel world very similar to the one he left, but with some things that are “off”. It is one of my faves, because Parallel Universes fascinate me to no end.

Anyway, it reminded me of something I pondered about them the other day. What if….the other planets with life in the Universe(yes, I believe there is definitely other life out there) are all just parallel Earths? Similar planets with similar beings on them, or even “us”…the people on this one…, just repeated over and over again, but with things just different enough to not be exactly the same? What if there are no “greys” or “reptilian things” or other such really-different-from-us-beings? What if “aliens” are all really humans like us, living different realities….some maybe more advanced than us, some still underdeveloped technologically wise, some the same? What if the Universe is just a series of parallels, and each “Universe” to the people observing it, is theirs on their plane of existence, but unbeknownst to them, is running parallel to other Universes instead of there only being just one giant one?

The movie “Another Earth” is somewhat about this, although it isn’t explored in-depth, since the movie is more about this young girl and her struggles. Never the less…it had me intrigued enough to set my mind a-pondering. 😀