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California Dreaming

When you think of California, what comes to mind?

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.

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Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star

Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star

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Have you ever wished upon a star? What did you wish for?

Star light, star bright,
The first star I see tonight;
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.

I taught my nieces how to say that poem. And now whenever we’re in the mood, we’ll find a star to wish on. And we won’t say what we wish for or they won’t come true. We are dreamers and proud of it!

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Fairy Tale

Which fairy tale do you most relate to?

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It’s a tie between Cinderella and Brave.

Cinderella-She-Is-Princess Cinderella has always been a favorite of mine.

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.

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And then I saw the 2012 movie Brave.

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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.

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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.

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Collector’s Edition

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).

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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.

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Bucket List

Name the Top Ten things on your bucket list.

01. Seeing one of my top favorite bands play

Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder, Adele, Coldplay, Flogging Molly, Glen Hansard, or Nine Inch Nails. Maybe see Tori Amos for the second time.

02. Take a vacation

Ireland and England. Or revisiting Australia. Or Hawaii.

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03. Go to a Comic Con, or book and movie festival.

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04. Go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter park in England (or others).

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05. Take a Road Trip out-of-state by myself

Which means I would need to get my driver’s license.

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06. Read ALL the books that I own

(physical books, audios, and kindle editions).

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07. To weigh about 135 pounds again.

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08. To work at a Book Store or Day Care Center

(I love books, and I love kids, but don’t want my own).

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09. To go on a boating adventure.

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10. To live by the beach again

Maybe live in San Diego

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Message in a Bottle

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Message in a Bottle

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.

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Favorites · Movies · Music

Dance With Me to the End of Love

I am a fan of The Civil Wars. Their a singer-songwriter duo and I love their songs.

The Civil Wars – Dance With Me…

I am in love with one song in particular and that’s Dance With Me to the End of Love. I did not know that this was a remake of Leonard Cohen’s. And this video is great…

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I know one of the movies in this video is Malèna (stars Monica Bellucci), which was a good foreign movie. The other I know that that guy is Vincent Cassel. I just don’t know the movie yet….

And I think I’ve found it… The Apartment stars Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel.