Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

Together again. We’re all stuck together somehow.

Maybe you stepped on a piece of trash I accidentally left behind. Maybe you stopped at the same crosswalk I’ve used before. Maybe you and I had the same thought the other day. Maybe you have my vices and maybe I have your dreams or it’s the other way around. We are all together just as much as we think we are apart.



Halloween: Parts 2 and 3

Fighting with two year-olds: the most confusing situation, ever. 

I have a strong tendency to dislike children. I get aspirated over them while they scream and yell and ask complex questions. How do you explain high school to a seven-year old without perplexing them or ruining their ambition?

Anyway, being on the topic of Halloween, I was handing out candy. While I was sitting there with little dignity already on my front step, a little pirate kid and his brother came up. The oldest one was three maybe, and the youngest was about two. Their parents were in tow, and they came up for candy. I was giving out the candy I hated Reese’s cups, some random mars candy, and some bags of M&M cookies. I was getting rid of them because I had bought them recently and found out they were dry and crumbly. I hate dry and crumbly cookies, but other people like them, so I was giving them out to the older kids (for whatever logic).

I handed the youngest kid a peanut butter cup and was about to get another candy for his brother when he spied the cookies. He reached in and had his little hands on it and said he wanted them. I held onto the bag, but all he did is stare at the cookies like they should have been in his pillow case already. I returned a stare that said ‘Really? Why don’t you hand it back kiddie’, but it didn’t work. We were stuck there with a bag of cookies. Sure it doesn’t sound like much of a situation, but it was super awkward.

What to do? Do I take my bag back? Do I offer a trade? He’s two and his parents are watching. I don’t want to yank it back or say something and look like a jerk. I hate getting into confrontations, and I don’t want to start with some random pair of parents. I did what I always do in intensely awkward situations – I sit there and mutter ‘uhhhh…’ Luckily it worked, and his parents told him like five times to put it back.

Forget carving the pumpkin.

Forget the knives. No one trusts me with knives, carvers, or spoons (or sporks). Paint the damn thing with acrylic paint pens (the awesomest things ever…) instead:

Took me like 5 minutes. Beat that all you people who carved pumpkins barfing up their insides!

Rogue Out.



Totally handing out candy last night, right? Almost got in a fight with a 2-year old, but that is another Halloween story on its own.

The only way to know if you’re a true hardcore Doctor Who fan is to have a silly story like this: My neighbor friend has a great sense of humor, and she made her own costume. I heard her voice before I saw it. From far away, in the dark, and around the curve of my house it looked suspicious. I narrowed my eyes in disbelief. Could it be?- A TARDIS? The bluest blue police box from 1962? Could someone else be a Doctor Whovian? Maybe quite possibly as obsessed as I am about scifi and fantasy? I got really excited and stood up to see if I finally found someone who was just as nerdy as me.

It wasn’t. I soon saw that it was just a red telephone box costume. Handmade out of a huge cardboard box and clever and all, but not a TARDIS. Her sister was a mailbox- which was just as funny (…but not a TARDIS). Then I had an epiphany; wanting to make her own Doctor costume for a serious Halloween party is not a goal shared by many…


Rogue Out.

Is it Just Me, Or Do I Hear the Sound of Sequels?

Maybe it’s just me. Maybe I shouldn’t have anything to worry about. Or maybe Hollywood is rolling out a lot of sequels this year.

After seening a few previews, hearing a few blurbs, I looked up upcoming movies in 2011. Here’s a list of titles that caught my attention:

I Am Number Four
Jane Eyre
Diaires of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
The Hangover 2
Cars 2
Kung Fu Panda 2
Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World
The Smurfs
Final Destination 5
Paranormal Activity 3
Puss in Boots
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Happy Feet 2 in 3D

I have to say I was a little surpized by the number of movies that were sequels or ‘the next part of the series’. I’m afraid that several of those movies are going to be terrible sequels -read:moviesmadetocollectthemonies-… I know I’m not going to see all of these movies, but the movies I have seen that are sequels/threequels/whatever can be awful. And a sometimes a waste of money. I’ll enjoy the first movie, watch it far to many times, and then see the sequel, and be unimpressed.

Cars 2? I’m not so sure on this one. What could they make a movie about? McQueen learned his lesson in the first movie, what other moral will we see? Puss in Boots from Shrek? In its own movie? HOW MANY SHREK MOVIES WILL THEY MAKE?
Sigh. I think I’ll wait for them to be rerunning on T.V.

Rogue Out.