Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I Wish, I Wish

Okay, so it's really late right now and truthfully I should be going to bed, but I'm still super excited about my blog, so I want to take a few minutes and write. I have two friends who are chatting with me on Facebook right now so I'm trying to chat and write this at the same time. Who knew I was so talented?! Well, I am a woman so multi-tasking is an innate part of me!

So, I have to say that I am not completely pleased with the results of last night's election. I'm not an Obama supporter, and I was hoping that he wouldn't win, even though I was pretty certain he had it in the bag. However, instead I've decided that it's not a prophecy of doomsday or something (plus if I was being a ninny like that, I'm pretty sure my roommate, who is much more liberal than me, would loudly tell me I was being ridiculous, and she'd be right), I'm trying to be hopeful that his "change" slogan will really come to pass, and it will help take our country in the right direction. Who knows, maybe a fresh approach is just what we need since the current one isn't working so well. I just hope the direction he takes us in is NOT a socialist one. I think that's quite enough said on that subject.

The "I Wish, I Wish" title of this post refers more to the fact that I am a hopeless romantic at heart and always have been. My roommate and I were just watching a few episodes from the first season of "Pushing Daisies" which is one of my favorite TV shows. (I'm quite distressed that it's in danger of cancellation because it's so clever, and I have enjoyed watching it!! Hopefully the network decides to keep it on for awhile!) Anyway, for those who haven't seen it, the premise is that you have a boy who learns in the first episode that he has a unique gift to touch dead things and bring them back to life. However, it comes with conditions A) One touch will bring it to life again. B) A second touch means it's dead forever and C) If he doesn't make it dead again within one minute, something else will die in its place. Someone finds out his secret and they use it to form a private detective agency where they go wake the person who was killed up to find out who the killer is and then collect a reward.

This is going along great until Ned's childhood sweetheart is killed, and he ends up bringing her back to life. He can't bear to kill her again, so she joins in their business venture. The problem now is that Chuck (that's her name) and Ned are in love but they can never touch each other. However, they find ways around this (like kissing through saran wrap. :)) Anyway, I love this show because it's witty and clever and because Ned's character is just so lovable!!

The whole point of this long drawn-out story is that my roommate and I were talking tonight about how wonderful it would be if someone like Ned existed in real life - a nice, sensitive (and completely attractive) man who is not afraid to show his sensitive side but is still fun to be around. Good men are hard to come by. And good men without some type of issue are even more difficult to find. I know that I am being completely idealistic, and I can't help it, but it's true. This is the problem with being a hopeless romantic. . . Someday my life will involve an interesting and intriguing romance, but until then, I will have to content myself with enjoying interesting fictional men.

While I'm on the subject of wishing, I seriously wish that A) it were still spring/summer/fall - anything but winter really and B) that it didn't get dark so early! Winter arrived with a vengeance today and it snowed for most of the day. We probably have an inch and a half outside, and it's about 30 degrees tonight. BRRRR! I enjoy the snow to a certain extent, I really do. I like that it makes the world pretty and white and that sometimes you can play fun games in it. However, I get tired of the cold, and the trek into the office from the parking garage (It's only a block and a half but still) is not fun when it's freezing outside. I must admit that it does help me appreciate the other seasons much more though! Last year I was afraid winter was NEVER going to end because it just kept snowing and snowing and snowing, clear up until May 1! Yikes! Hopefully, it won't last as long this year.

Anyway, I meant to make this a short entry, but as always, my wordiness prevails. I am exhausted now and need an excuse to end my chats, so I'm going to close. I wish I could sleep in tomorrow too. . . . :)

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