Thursday, July 27, 2017

Disney Legend: June Foray

June Foray

Another Disney Legend leaves us. :(
June was the voice of Lucifer the Cat in Cinderelle, Squaw in Peter Pan, and was also a mermaid model for Peter Pan. She was also known as the voice of Cindy Lou-Who in How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and Rocky in Rocky and Bullwinkle. She worked as recently as 2014 reprising Rocky! She was one of the last remaining actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood. I think it's important to remember some of these people. They may not be household names or big celebrities. But they had a huge impact in the cinema world, pop culture, and society as a whole. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Queen of my Castle

My goal in life is to be queen of my castle.
Whether that castle is a castle or a condo or house or a cardboard box.
Reigning with the king of the castle
- in our own little universe we create together.
With little dog minions as our citizens.
That won't happen anytime soon.
But I hope it will one day.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Parental Dominion

I've been living with my parents again (with the bf to shortly follow in a few months time). I am eternally grateful for them, I love them, BUT it still stinks-on-ice sometimes.

They decided to rent a 3-bedroom, 1 and half (...and a half?) bathroom house with a basement that they don't really have time to keep up with. Also, they don't like brushing the dog. I've realized it's going to be up to me to keep the house somewhat in order. It's still tricky because my mom is like, "Nooo, don't move that, I'm going to get to that later!" And anytime I ask my dad to do something, he'll "get to it later." Of course in their world, later means like....months and months later. And sometimes, it means never. Also they are so.freakin.loud. I don't like loudness, I like quietness and peacefulness.

Oh well. There are much worse things that could be going on in my life. I just don't like when most of my free time (and I do have a lot of free time) is going to be cleaning up everyone else's messes. Thankfully I will get help when Ray comes. :)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Missing The Traditions

This post started out long and winding. Breathless. I deleted it. Because while the application of what I'm going to say is much more complicated, the message is simple.

If you miss traditions of the church - while no longer being in the church - it's okay. Not just on an overthinking philosophical level, but on a practical level.

It's okay to create an alternate regular routine every Sunday.
It's okay to miss your old "friends."
It's okay to listen to "Silent Night" at Christmas.
It's okay to say "God Bless You" after a sneeze.

It's even okay to sneak into the back of a church once in a while....just to hear the sounds again, to smell the aroma again, see the beauty again.

Even if these things are spiritually meaningless to you now.
There is an "other" beauty about them that doesn't have anything to do with religion.
And you shouldn't feel bad or weird for missing it.