Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Think Out Loud  Lose a game of tag and the world goes to hell
I'm going to be talking about The Walking Dead today, but I don't want you to think I'm some cool zombie fan. I'm not cool at all. I'm way too wussy for this shit, but I am hooked. Over the last couple weeks as I've raced around to the various public libraries to get my hands on the DVDs, I've noticed a few changes. First off, anytime someone startles me, I just about hack their head off. I don't shout because zombies are attracted to noise and because I'm a hit or freeze first kind of girl, not a screamer. That sounds like I'd be good in a zombie apocalypse, right? Wrong. The other change I've noticed is this, deciding how quickly I'd get eaten. Pretty damn quick. I came to this realization playing tag with my boys. I am the slowest runner. Seriously, there was this guy at the track some time ago who told me I'd move faster if I just walked. I did not tell him I'd like him better if he just kept his mouth shut. So, tag with the boys. Will is fast and determined and when I know he's on my heels I freak out. John must sense I'm freaking because he decides to jump in front of me (an easy feat because like I said, not a fast runner) and then he hugs me, effectively stopping us right in the path to be tagged or eaten if a dead chomping gross thing is on our tails. The last change is rationalizing the deaths of main characters. No one is safe. My brain doesn't know what to do other than create a shrug fail-safe. So when someone I like dies, I feel my shoulders move up and down at the same time I decide that's okay, everyone dies in an apocalypse.
Here's a little gift for Donnie Darko Girl. She has the biggest crush on Daryl Dixon who I have to admit is totally crush worthy.
Think Out Loud is a one of a kind meme. You post whatever the heck you want and we pay attention. How cool is that?
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