IT IS A GLORIOUS FRIDAY NIGHT. The Hubs, Offspring and I had nowhere to go and nothing to do. Those days seem to be further apart than in the past. Between his band, and my endless "side" gigs, we seem to usually be passing each other in the doorway.
I goofed on the internet for the longest time this afternoon -- I found a website that has collected all the possible box subscriptions you can order. It was endlessly entertaining. Did you know they have a subscription box for the snacks of Iceland? They even have one for Australian horses, although, to be honest, I am not sure if the box is for the horse, or the box is a horse - either way - that's a pretty specific market. My favorite though, was the box for the "Cat Lady".
The Husband was uber excited today because the latest Avengers movie came out on DVD or whatever. We watched it, while eating pizza -- (Lazy Mom's Friday dinner). He and the Offspring saw the movie back when it was in the movie theater, but I was on a trip for work, so missed it. He has been talking endlessly about the Black Panther, so I finally got to see what all the fuss was about.
I always enjoy a good Avenger's movie. I am an Iron Man fan girl. I like him much better than Captain America. The Husband is on the team of whoever Black Panther chooses. Fine by me.
We all have things we enjoy for no reason other than we enjoy them. The Girl LOVES a youtuber named Aphmau who plays Minecraft in her vlogs. She would spend a full day watching episode after episode if we let her. The Boy loves reading about science, and his latest obsession is the cello. We are supposed to get him (rent) one this weekend. He is so excited he can barely sleep. I love writing, and words, but I must confess to telling the whole family to be quiet because Mommy is in church right now - while watching Madam Secretary. Every human's got their thing.
Back in the day, I read every single book I could get my hand's on about Watergate, and then after that I read about the Apollo Moon landing (yes, Sarah, it IS a real thing). My older sister had a thing about Star Trek, and then we both were into Kids in the Hall, and MST3K.
I try to remind myself that I've got my own obsessions, when a student wants to explain the plot of the latest episode of Dr. Who to me. I taught a kid once who was uber into Japanese anime. They took some heat for it. My favorite though, was a 2nd grader I taught AGES ago, who could take ANYTHING we were learning, and say, "That was just like on Full House when . . ." It was a particularly impressive ability.
There is this pretty famous quote by Wil Wheaton, (a writer/actor I respect), in which he counsels a little girl on nerdom. "Don't let anyone tell you that the thing you love is a thing you can't love. Don't let anyone ever tell you, 'You can't love that. That's for boys.' You find the things you love, and you love them the most you can." You can read his whole quote on the interwebs. It is pretty awesome, and I hope that little girl locks it up tight in her heart, and if she wants to put on a Spiderman costume (even though Iron Man is way better), that she does and doesn't let anyone tell her she can't.
Life can be pretty tough, and we've got enough going on without having to worry about whether people think we are weird or not. It sort of reminds me of yesterday's blog. Jana was left out and set aside because she marched to her own drummer, and that's not how it should be. You and I, we were meant for better things.