Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Monday Evening Musings


I had planned to post a review of Born on a Blue Day tonight, but instead I finished another book and reviewed it on Twisted Kingdom. You can read the review by clicking here.

It is rather funny, I ran into some friends at the bookstore today and I was rather secretive in school, never admitted that I watched Star Trek or read the books. It wasn't like I wouldn't admit it if I was asked, but I just didn't volunteer the information. But, I went to the second hand store tonight to see if they had the first book in the New Frontier series (which they did, the first four in one book, acutally) because I was curious and wanted to give the series a read, and in walk my friends. I was a bit frazzled, I admit, because even though I am more forth-coming in my nerdiness nowadays, I still had never really went out of my way to tell any of my friends unless they asked or the subject was broached. It is interesting how I am not in high school anymore and I still find myself acting like I am when I run into people I knew then. I guess some things just never change... The bad thing is that these people are perfectly aware now that I watch them, but I don't know, I just like having my secrets I guess.

In other news, tomorrow (the 14th) is my brothers 18th birthday. It's hard to believe, but then I imagine like my sister, most people think he is older than me. I cannot help it I am short and people need to not judge height with ages. I'll like it when I am older though. Actually, I am not really that forth-coming on being the oldest much anymore anyways, they can think my sister is.

I have been thinking a lot about fantasy and movies lately. I have been trying to find someone to go see Stardust with me, but no one is really jumping at the opportunity. I do not know what it is about fantasy, but it seems to really bomb at the theatres. It is like adults forget how to be kids and have an imagination, they just think my interests are silly. So, I am stuck in my childhood, is there something wrong with that? I would hate to NOT have an imagination. My friends think they are too old for movies like Stardust it seems, and I think it is sad. Imagining, dreaming, believing does not have to end when you reach a certain age, there is no laws saying growing up means becoming a cynic. Carl, at Stainless Steel Droppings, talked about something similar the last few days. It is nice to know that I am not the only one thinking like I do. No offense to anyone, but people can go live in their boxes and I will keep on believing in the unbelivable, exploring the unexplained, and living in my dreamworld.

10 comments:

  1. I know what you mean. I would also hate not to have an imagination. People seem to assume that fantasy stories are always simplistic and superficial, and that is so far from the truth. They are missing out.

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  2. Stardust is a fun and beautiful movie, and very much worth seeing!

    One advantage to moving away from the place where you grew up is that you do get to re-make your self and grow up cleanly without all those old associations and emotions wrapped around you and holding onto you. I think I would have had a MUCH harder time with that if I hadn't moved on after high school.

    I tend to revel in my nerdiness and geekiness now that I'm in my 30s, just because I can. I'm an adult; I get to define what's "cool" and what isn't for myself. And that's one of the real advantages of getting older, IMO.

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  3. I just got back from vacation and I really really want to see Stardust too! It looks so good! I need to catch up on all my blog reading though!

    I nominated you for a "Thoughful Blogger" award, so come over and check it out!

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  4. Heather: Yeah, moving is a good idea, instead I decided to go to university in the town that I lived in and I got a car instead of staying in residence.

    Stephanie: Thank you for thinking of me as thoughtful. :) It is nice to see you back around!

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  5. Nymeth: Oops, I thought I replied to you already. I agree with you, though, people are missing out on things. It is sad.

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  6. I am DYING to see this! As you know I loved the book and I hope the movie is just as good.

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  7. I found your post a little sad! I know you said you don't "hide your like of Trek"..and you shouldn't! The friends that you make along the road of life mostly will be people who have things in common with you... don't try to be what others want or expect. If they don't like you for who you are.. then they aren't worth knowing at all.

    It sounds like you need to go to a star trek convention.. just to be around others who like the same thing you do. (not that it's your only interest..)

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  8. Mailyn: I want to see it really bad too, I imagine I will end up going by myself.

    DesLily: I never meant it to be sad, I am totally not "in the closet" about liking Star Trek at this stage in my life, I just was in high school. And, I never meant to be, I just have never found anyone that likes it. I have a few friends that will watch reruns with me, one actually has taken to watching it when I am not around, but no one who was more of a fan than me. I would love to go to a convention! I just think it would be funner to go with a friend and be all nerdy for a weekend.

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  9. I would love to see this movie too but you're right, trying to find another adult to see this movie is like pulling teeth. One of my friends did mention she might want to see it when she finishes the book but she is being very sloooow about it.

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  10. Yeah, been there, done that. I have given up waiting for my friends to 'read' the book before we go see the movie. Nine times out of ten the movie is gone by the time we get there.

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