California, the place where I’ve grown up. Where I’ve lived for most of my life. Where I was stationed at in the Navy for 4 years.
But most of all, the seasons in California. We always have a warm weather compared to other the other States. Which is why my Aunt from Washington (State) loves coming over and staying with us for the holidays during the Wintertime.
Like my sister, some think that Cinderella is just like one of those Disney Princesses who waits around for her Prince to save her. But I know she’s more than that.
She’s a very caring and kind person, despite how mean her Step-Family is mean to her. And she loves animals.
Sometimes my favorite Aunt Patty jokes around and says I’m like Cinderella.
And then I saw the 2012 movie Brave.
If you haven’t seen the movie, I highly recommend it. I saw the movie first on cable tv. I’ve lost track how many times I’ve seen it. Brave is a Pixar movie (but also Disney because they bought Pixar).
There’s a good magical storyline that I really liked it. And I think it’s great that they had Merida go against her family’s traditions, because the movie was not like the traditional Princess movies.
I think Merida is the first Disney Princess that has gone against the norm of all the other Princesses. She doesn’t want to get married. She doesn’t want a Prince. She just wants to be free. And she loves riding her horse, and finding adventure. She is really good shooting with her bow and arrows.
And then there’s her mother, who seems to rule the kingdom, while the Father hunts, eats, and argues with the other men. The Mother and Merida were the only ones that was able to save the kingdom and break the curse of the bear.
I relate to these characters the most I guess because I do try to be kind to others (like Cinderella). And I love animals. And I am always ready for adventures (Merida). And I do make my own destiny. And I do try to try to be brave.
Have you ever collected anything (stamps, rocks, etc.)? Why did you start and what made you collect that particular item?
(Besides my huge collection of books that I own…)
I first started collecting movie ticket stubs. The first ones collected was back in 1996. I am not sure why I wanted to collect them. Maybe to remember the movies I have seen at the theaters.
After 20 years of collecting them, the reasons have changed some. I have collected other ticket stubs as well as the movie stubs. I collect these now as a way of remembering what I saw. And to also save these special tickets (Star Wars movie tickets from 1997, etc).
And then when I moved in with my grandfather, I was influenced with his collections. He collects stamps and coins. He has a pretty big collection of these too. Shelves upon shelves of these stamps and coins.
And I was influenced with the fact that the US started minting special Quarter coins. I’ve collected 2 State Quarters and more. And I am now collecting the National Park Quarters. It’s looking to be a lot to collect, so I’m not going to push to collect them all like I did with the other coins.
While at the beach you decide to write a message in a bottle. What would it say? Who would you like to find it?
My Message, after being plucked from the bottle and then un-rolled.
Where are you, my love? They say every soul has a soul mate, but I’m finding that harder to believe. My 5 year old niece thankfully still believes. She says that her Mom has her Dad. Grandpa has Sherri. Aunt Lisa has Uncle Dan. And Grandma has Aunt Chell (me). I’m sure that Grandma and me looks like that because I’ve been her care taker for the past 10 years.
So is my Mom my soul mate? I don’t think so. Then where are you my love?
I’ve been through high school drama. College in my early 20s and again in my early 30s. I’ve met some nice guys, bad guys, and good guys. But not you.
I was in the Navy for 4 years. I was stationed on a big ship. And it felt like, for every Female Sailor, there was 10 Male Sailors. But you were not there.
And now I’m almost 40 years old. I am a care taker for my mom and grandfather. I don’t have a sex life and am just starting to have a social life. Coming back to “Civilian Life” from “Military Life” has been hard for me. I am happy though. And I am working on me. Just being me. And being proud of myself. You are not here thankfully, and that’s helped me build the person that I want to be. So thank you.
So there’s no rush in finding me, my love. I’m still here.