Can I Come With You? (Amy Pond)

This is probably the fastest way to make me cry. Hearing it on the show, the first time with Amelia, still a little girl waiting for the Doctor and then again hearing it when she’s all grown up, with the Doctor leaving her. Every time I hear it, it’s just instant tears. I just have a lot of feelings.


To Do List: Read These Books.

I came across this photo on Tumblr and it got me thinking about all the books I want to read but, never get around to reading. I’m not much of a reader, tbh. I was such a bookworm when I was in elementary school. I would get in trouble with my parents for reading waaaaay past my bedtime. I read every book I could get my hands on. The book fair and the Scholastic catalogs felt like Christmas morning.  The last book I read was “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (highly recommend it) and I’ve  had a list of books I’ve been wanting to read but, haven’t gotten around to it.

1. The Fault In Our Stars – John Green : Now, I’m referring to all of John Green’s books. I’ve seen him all over Tumblr and he seems like my kinda guy and supposedly his books will make you cry. Literature that makes you feel feeeelings? I will probably love all his books.

2. It’s Kind of a Funny Story – Ned Vizzini : I learned of this book through the movie version of it. A book about depression. As someone who has dealt with depression I’d love to see how this book portrays it. (I still need to see the movie as well).

3. Bossypants – Tina Fey : It’s Tina Fey, that’s all that needs to be said.

4. Is Everyone Hanging out With Me? (And Other Concerns) – Mindy Kaling : I loved Mindy Kaling on The Office and I’m enjoying her new show, The Mindy Project and I just think she’s fabulous.

5. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen : I know, I know. How could I have never read Pride and Prejudice?! It’s a classic! I’ve seen both the 1995 BBC version and the Keira Knightly version and I’ve loved Mr. Darcy for years. But, I’ve just never read the book. Watching The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, (a modern adaptation of P&P) made me want to go and read the actual book.

6. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding : I actually had no idea that the Bridget Jones movies were based on books and that this book is sort of  a modern adaptation to Pride and Prejudice (Colin Firth will forever be my favorite version of Mr. Darcy). I found this out about two months ago and since then this book has been added onto my list.

I could go on but, these are towards the top of my list. Now, I just need to stop writing about them and actually read them!

Marriage: What’s the Rush?

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 Aziz Ansari gets it. I’ve never quite understood people getting married so quickly. I always took marriage as a serious commitment. One of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime.  This is someone who you will be spending the rest of your life with, through the good and the bad. How can you possibly know after a few months or as Aziz states, after a year and a half, know that this is the person who you want to be with FOREVER?! With divorces being all too common, how can you be sure that things will work out with the person you’re with? Do you reaaaally know them? I know I’m not the best person to talk about marriage, when my current thoughts on me getting married are the following: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.

To take things further, I also will never understand people getting married so young! I’ve heard about people I used to go to school with who are married already and it just blows my mind. We have our whole lives ahead of us, what’s the rush?! I’ve never been in love so, maybe I’m the one who doesn’t “get it” but, I’ve just never been one to rush things. Feelings change and people change, we’re still growing trying to figure out our place in this crazy world. Again I say, what’s the rush?!

I know, I’m kind of sounding like a marriage grinch.  Obviously, I know there’s always the example of couples who do make it and do stay together after getting married quickly, having known each other for not too long. And then you have people who have been married for 20 years who get divorced. I guess that’s what scares me, the uncertainty of it all. It’ll either work out or not.  Life is unpredictable, everyone is different and everyone thinks they will be the exception but, looking at the statistics, a lot of marriages, unfortunately aren’t the exception. Marriage is hard, it takes work, and I know I would need more than a year to know for sure if I wanted to commit to a man for the rest of my life. Unless, of course, that man was Ben Wyatt, who I would marry in a heartbeat…. but he is taken…and fictional.