Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Be Who You Are

Or, in other words, don't be like me.

Not that I'm a bad person. I'm just afraid to be myself sometimes. Don't be like that. Be who you are and be proud of it.

I could go in to a long detailed post about why this is true, and how I came to realize it, but I think we all know the truth in the words. I think we understand why it's important to be who you are. I shouldn't have to explain it to you.

But maybe someone could explain it to me...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

In Which I Try to Make Sense

This post started off as kind of a review of the new season of Glee. Then it morphed into something a little more but still TV related. Then I wanted to make it a little more broad, like how it could apply to life and books. But I'm not sure I'll be able to be that...ambitious? I guess

First, Glee. I enjoy the show. The plot lines are kind of ridiculous, but I love the singing. I don't watch it faithfully and I don't feel like I've really missed out on anything. I made a point to watch the season opener, though, because I was curious how they would handle it with the better part of the cast being away. I think it worked out okay. Not great, just okay. I'm not a huge fan of Kate Hudson. I almost think Rachel and Kurt should get their own show. I didn't like it that they ignored all the old favorites. Especially Finn. I mean, he was mentioned, but I wanted to see him.

The parts back at McKinley High felt like all the same things we've seen before. Mean cheerleaders and such. It's been done. But I love Blaine, for some reason, and I may keep watching just for him and all his awesomeness.

Which brings me to my point...I think...the music. It's always about the music for me. I really realized this the other night when I watched So You Think You CanDance for maybe the third time ever. The dancing is made by the music and without the dancing, the music doesn't have the same effect.

Does that make sense?

Probably not. And I've reached the point where I'm not sure I can explain what I mean. I started with Glee because I've downloaded a ton of their songs from iTunes (coughshamelesscough), but they don't always sound the same when I'm listening to them later. Obviously you want it to sound better, but without the story behind it, it's missing something.

It applies to books too (I knew it did!). How you read something might be different from how I read it. Where you are when you read will affect how you think about the book. The same goes for writing a book. So many factors influence what you say and how you say it.

That makes sense, right?