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Share Your World – 52

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What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?

Chocolate. Sometimes I’ll eat chocolate brownie fudge or vanilla with hot fudge from Sonic, but otherwise it’s regular ol’ chocolate, Edy’s only. If I’m eating frozen yogurt, then chocolate is out and vanilla is in. Yes, I’m basic.

If you were to treat yourself to the “finer things” what would you treat yourself to?

My brain is temporarily in a Parks & Rec “Treat Yo’self” and The Office “Finer Things Club” freeze.

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There. Now that’s done.

I’m not really a “finer things” person, being country and uncultured and all, so don’t laugh…but what I’d treat myself to is a kick-ass steak and some really good vodka.

Have you ever been drunk?

Considering that I ended my last answer with “vodka,” yes.

Complete this sentence: My favorite supposedly guilty pleasure is…

Watching Judge Judy. I don’t watch it often, but I do enjoy it as long as Sam isn’t in the room, as he always argues with her and criticizes her verdicts. STFU, Sam, you don’t argue with Judge Judy!

Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful that Christmas went well. Everyone loved their gifts, there was no drama, Baby Girl tried — and liked — a vegetable. Winning! I’m looking forward to a week of not having anything scheduled and not having to people. Love Christmas, but lord, my batteries need to be recharged.

The Share Your World challenge is hosted by Cee — check out her blog here.

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Three Fictional Characters Challenge

Describe yourself in 3 fictional characters. This is a meme I saw on Facebook a couple days ago that I thought looked fun. I’m adding “Challenge” to it because that means many of y’all will feel obligated to participate, too. If not for being open about wanting to peer pressure you, I could have done so subtlety. Oooh. 😉

So, here’s what you do: post three fictional characters that represent yourself. They can be from TV, movies, cartoons, literary, etc.

Here goes:

Larry David from “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which is supposed to be fictional; Amy Farrah Fowler from “The Big Bang Theory,” and the boy from “If You Give A Mouse A [Fucking] Cookie.”

Just for fun, I asked my husband which three characters he thought would describe me. This is what he came up with:

Leslie Knope from “Parks and Rec,” Bones from “Bones,” and Allie from “The Notebook.” He was nicer than I thought he’d be.

Now it’s your turn, because challenge. You can be lazy and just comment with the names of three characters and let me figure out how you’re like these people/cartoons/whatever. You can be less lazy and create a post where you post the names of three characters and images of these characters. Or you can go for super-duper option #3 — create a post and use one of those layout apps to put together a neat looking well, layout, of the challenge image with your three character images.

Have fun!

Netflix and Swill

Y’all know I love some Netflix. There’s nothing quite better than kicking back after wrapping up the never ending nighttime routine by zoning out to one of my favorite TV shows. It’s also our number one date night activity (which may be a sad revelation in more ways than one). Despite all its wonderfulness, Netflix has its drawbacks. Aside from increasing the likelihood that enables my sloth-like tendencies, there’s the absolute garbage they put on there for kids.

Obviously there are hits and misses on Netflix, but there seem to be a hell of a lot more misses with the stuff geared towards kids. And my kid seems to gravitate towards all of the misses. Every time I proclaim that the show or movie Little Man has watched as being the worst fucking garbage ever, he manages to find something that’s not only worse, but makes me question whether he’s mine.

First there was Sonic the Hedgehog. I played the hell out of some Sonic in my day, but this show was rough. And, naturally, Little Man adored it. The story lines were awful, the bad guys were lame, and the jokes induced eye rolls rather than chuckles. I was embarrassed that this was from my time, or was “an old school cartoon,” as LM puts it.

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Continuing the video game theme trend, next came Super Mario Brothers. Also from my time, parts of each episode were cartoon and other parts were live action. Let’s put it like this —

There. Should. Never. Be. Non. Pixelated. Mario. Brothers. Ever.

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I’m lumping the next ones together: Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh. (I know some of y’all will hate me for this.) I like Pokemon Go as much as the next person, but those two shows (and all the movies, different series, etc.) make me want to claw my eyes out. Especially the latter. Nonstop talking about those cards is bad enough, but a show about collecting cards to battle with? Good god, shoot me now.

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None of these shows has anything on the the current holder of The Worst Thing I’ve Ever Watched title — The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl. Imagine someone turning Candyland into real life digital hell, and then throwing the kid who plays Jacob in Twilight into a shark costume, and you’ve got Sharkboy and Lavagirl.

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Need I say more? Probably not, but in case those few words aren’t enough to make my case, there’s also George Lopez, who appears as villain Mr. Electric, and he looks like this:

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See? That’s just bad.

At least we’re getting a break from the crap for now, as Little Man found Batman: The Animated Series on Amazon. Between school starting in less than two weeks and the stuff we have planned, this show may very well last us into winter break.

What’s some of the worst stuff you’ve seen on Netflix?