If you haven’t heard of this show, shame on you, because it’s one of the best new-ish shows out there. The second season just started, and for those of you who became hooked through Season 1, the new season’s first few episodes do not disappoint. While I’m a fan of many many sitcoms, it’s hard for me to find a drama and not get annoyed by it within the first episode. But when I do find that show that satisfies my fix for well-acted, well-written, and well-orchestrated drama, I am extremely loyal. Case in point, Lost. The reason I watch this show is obviously because of Emily Thorne, the main character of the show. She’s like the epitome of the perfect woman, and everything I wish I could be. She has unfaltering determination and purpose in every single one of her calculated actions, has millions in her bank accounts, speaks fluent Japanese, knows martial arts like Neo, and has the social grace of a gazelle, allthewhile maintaining impeccable posture. And the other reason is obviously because it’s about time there be a show that’s all about a mission of revenge Count of Monte Cristo style. If you think about all those times you wish you could have had your little moments of revenge, on those HR people who never responded to your job applications, that professor in college who screwed you over, on Bank of America, watching this show is like a process of catharsis. When I watch this show, I don’t feel like a bystander. I AM Emily Thorne for an hour and I WILL have my revenge.
And let’s not overlook those deep quotes that begin and end each show. They speak the truth man.
“Absolution is a washing away of sin. A promise of rebirth. And the chance to escape the transgressions of those who came before us. The best among us will learn from the mistakes of the past. While the rest seem doomed to repeat them. And then there are those who operate on the fringes of society. Unburdened by the confines of morality and conscience. A ruthless bread of monsters whose deadliest weapon is their ability to hide in plain sight. If the people I’ve come to bring justice to cannot be bound by the quest for absolution, then neither will I.” -Emily Thorne,Revenge
“The greatest weapon anyone can use against us is our own mind. By preying on the doubts and uncertainties that already lurk there. Are we true to to ourselves? Or do we live for the expectations of others? And if we are open and honest, can we ever truly be loved? Can we find the courage to release our deepest secrets, or in the end are we all unknowable… even to ourselves” -Emily Thorne, Revenge
“Doubt is a disease. It infects the mind creating a mistrust of people’s motives and of one’s own perceptions. Doubt has the ability to call into question everything you’ve ever believed about someone and reinforce the darkest suspicions of our inner circles.” – Emily Thorne, Revenge
Here’s a little history lesson (www.halloween-history.org ) on this wonderful holiday, but I’m warning you that it’s pretty long. In reading this I was pleased to find out that Halloween is the United States’ second largest commercial holiday, with people spending approximately $6.9 billion a year. Who woulda thunk? I’m assuming it was bumped to 2nd place because of Christmas. And now my mind is wandering off to the joyous festivities of Christmas……..And now I’m back. The funny thing is, I actually live right next to, literally 10 medium-length footsteps, a CEMETERY. So it practically feels like Halloween all the time. For Halloween people usually decorate their homes, inside and out, depending on their level of laziness and overall enthusiasm for the holiday. But I wonder how the Swiss people would react if I decorated my place like so. Take into account that I don’t actually live in a house, but an apartment with 10 other tenants living in the building. So I’d be decorating the outside of their home too.
Exhibit A :
Wouldn’t they just LOVE that? I’m sure all the kids would get excited too. Assuming I don’t get kicked out of my building, I’m excited to have a Halloween party of sorts at my place and I’ve already thought of a list of creative ideas for it. First I decorate the inside of my flat like this:
Then it’s all about the drinks
1. “Ghosts in a Graveyard”
2 oz black vodka
2 oz coffee-flavored liqueur
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Pinch of nutmeg
2. “Black Widow”
2 oz Blavod Vodka
3 oz Cranberry Juice
Snacks: Swirly Halloween Cookies
Candy Corn Sugar Cookies ( I LOVE candy corn. That is some unique tasting chemically processed sugar goodness.)
And the piece de resistance…an awesome Halloween cake
Obviously there would have to be a costume contest. I’m thinking I could be the Corpse Bride from Tim Burton’s movie and look AMAZING like these girls:.
This is really my favorite holiday because how could you NOT love a day when you can look insane and act crazy and no one can say anything. Halloween doesn’t have to end with your childhood trick-or-treating days. Adults will have their fun too.
Birthdays…Do they really have any significant meaning after your sweet 16 and legal drinking age 21? Does it really sound good to say you’re nearly a quarter of a century old? I remember when I was a teenager, and all I wanted was for time to go faster so I could be an adult so that people would take me seriously and I would be busy and important. Well now I’m almost 23. Do I feel it? No. Do I look it? Yes, but no wrinkles YET. What’s exciting about getting older is that the world is too. Society is changing as demographics shift; technology is advancing rapidly; new leaders are rising; Generation Y has reached the professional working level; Obama is up for re-election. It’s good to know that as I’m getting older, so is everybody else too.
Life lessons learned thus far I can pass to my grandkids:
1. Nothing in life is free. And when it is, grab as much as is socially acceptable. Hell, just grab as much as your pockets can fit.
2. Don’t go searching for love; you’ll just get your heart broken.
3. Someone will always better than you or worse than you at something, just be happy with yourself.
4. Carry gum with you at all times. Fresh breath is a must for success in life.
5. Know how to work the system, or the system will screw you over! If I had a penny for everytime the system’s screwed me over.