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BEDA 24: “Kat. Cat. Rawrrrr.”

First things first. Happy Volcano Day everyone!

And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, lend me your ears. I got a new mask!

Yes, yes, if you have no idea what I’m talking about then read this AMAZING story. And if you do know what I am talking about, I got rid of Darth Vader. Please welcome to the family- MR. SMITH!

Yes, I know it is really scary/creepy looking, but it is MUCH better than my old mask. We decided on naming it Mr. Smith (we being my roommate, mother and I) because I look like an old person on oxygen. But not just any old person, oh no, I look like the kind that would be in her 80’s and married to someone in their 20’s who was only into me for my wealth.

Then later today I went to the proper doctor and was told I needed a CT scan because he didn’t know what was wrong with me. I’m like a living version of a House episode. If only Dr. House could cure me. And Chase. Chase would need to be there, of course. But not Foreman, no no none of him.

So I’ll let you know the results of my test tomorrow! Until then, Happy BEDA everyone!

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BEDA 23: “Shake It, Shake It, Shake It Baby Now”

Tomorrow I am getting a new mask! Yayyyyy! No more Darth Vader. (Click here to find out what I’m talking about.) And today I went school supply shopping which made me oh so very happy, and now I get to go organize it all! AAHHHH I love organizing things! Also, this makes me happy:

And then I bought this poster from ENGLAND the other week, and today it arrived and it looks like this and I just wannna make out with David Tennant RIGHT NOW.

Tomorrow I also go to the doctor to see if I have a problem with my gallbladder or appendix or whatever internal organ is troubling me now. So yes, tomorrow should be an exciting day. NOT. I hate the doctor.

Goodnight mood.

Goodnight Interent.

Happy BEDA.

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BEDA 22: “It’s Like Rain, on Your Wedding Day”

Alanis Morissette. Great musician, brings me back to the 90’s. Love her. But her song Ironic has been debated among stoners and scholars alike for quite some time. The real question is, Is the Song Ironic Really Irony?

To really understand irony, we must look to the ultimate source: WEBSTER HIMSELF. Irony is defined:

1 : a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other’s false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning

2 a : the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning b : a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony c : an ironic expression or utterance

3 a (1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) : an event or result marked by such incongruity b: incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play —called alsodramatic irony, tragic irony

For all intents and purposes, let’s assume Alanis is referring to definition 3.1 of irony- when the results of a situation are not harmonious with the expected results. (This is often referred to as “situational irony”.)

Let’s take the chorus of the song:

It’s like rain on your wedding day*
It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid
It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take
Who would’ve thought… it figures

These are all really sad and unfortunate circumstances. Rain on your wedding day– yes, that could be argued as ironic if putting it into the 3.1 definition. You don’t want rain on your wedding day, so the result of your wedding day (rain) is not harmonious with your expected outcome (no rain). But getting a free ride but you have already paid– that just sucks. And getting good advice and not taking it? Yeah, that is just stupid on your own part.

Now that the chorus is out of the way, let’s examine some of the verses:

An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the lottery and died the next day

This is not an ironic situation. It doesn’t fit into any one definition of the word. At all. There is no expected outcome of winning the lottery (unless you argue the outcome of spending all of the money), so the old man dying does not count as a result of winning the lottery. Any sort of expected outcome of winning the lottery would be to spend all of the money. Any result of winning the lottery would be just that- spending money. The man dying has no actual tie to winning the lottery- he didn’t die because he won the lottery; he just keeled over the next day with, I assume, no warning at all. The two events are not related, therefore this fits no definition of irony.

It’s a black fly in your Chardonnay

How is this even considered ironic? I just… I don’t even know. It is gross, yes, but ironic? No.

It’s a death row pardon two minutes too late

This is not ironic either. You can argue that the expected outcome of the death penalty is…death. And this guy was executed. So the result was…death. The result and expected outcome are one in the same- they are harmonious. It really, really, really, REALLY sucks that he was pardoned two minutes after his execution, but this isn’t an ironic situation.

Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down he thought
“Well isn’t this nice…”

This verse could possibly be stretched to fit into the situational irony category. The expected outcome of the flight was to live through it, and the result was a plane crash. But what Alanis is going for here, is that he was afraid to fly his whole life, and then when he did, the plane crashed. If you look at it from the first point of view, that you wanted to survive the flight and didn’t, then it could be ironic. If you look at it from Alanis’ point of view- no, I don’t believe this is an ironic situation. Just another really, really unfortunate one.

A traffic jam when you’re already late
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
It’s like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
It’s meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his beautiful wife

Again, really unfortunate situations, but none of which that are really ironic. There is no real result/expected result of a traffic jam. You just want to be out of it. So being late for work, then getting caught in a traffic jam isn’t ironic, it is just bad time management on your own part.

No smoking sign on your cigarette break could possibly be stretched if you wanted to say the expected result of your break was to smoke, and the actual result was that you weren’t allowed, but even then it doesn’t really work.

Ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife is a terrible predicament to be in, but not ironic. Unless you lived in/worked in a utensil factory- that would be more ironic.

Meetig the man of my dreams then meeting his beautiful wife- not ironic but really, really sad.

So, as awesome as this song is, I must crown it unironic. Happy BEDA everyone!

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*In some cultures, this is considered lucky.

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BEDA 21: “Cause I’m FIFTY! FIFTY YEARS OLD!”

Happy Birthday to my wonderful father! Today he is FIFTY YEARS OLD! OH MY GOSH!

This is my father, Jimmy Wally.

JW is a lovely father because he lets me travel all over the world.

And he moves me out of my dorm. And then back into my dorm. And then home. And then to my apartment, all without complaining.

And he is awesome because he participates in competitions at baseball games.

And wins them.

And he doesn’t mind when I talk in a British accent.

And because he quotes movies like The Shawshank Redemption and Remember the Titans and O Brother Where Art Thou.

And he read Harry Potter because I told him he needed to. And he liked it!

And he refers to/quotes Harry Potter frequently.

And he lets me take a bunch of pictures of us on a plane.

And because he lets me audit literature classes even though he has to pay for them.

And he always shows me how to get to the high schools I have to intern at.

And he loves my mom.

And he drives me to Philly so I can meet John Green.

And because he actually listens to John Green’s speech.

And he lets me live in an apartment instead of at home, even though it would be easier if I lived at home.

And he wears cowboy hats.

And he tells awesome jokes.

And lets me take pictures of us over and over again until I get one I like.

And he prints out an entire French verb list (that is over 100 pages) because I ask him.

And he holds my food so I can take a picture of it with him.

I love you daddy-o! Happy Birthday and Happy BEDA!

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BEDA 20: “TAKE LUCK!”

My sister is getting a greyhound. People seriously thought she was getting A BUS. WHAT THE HECK.

Yes, we raise buses. It’s a tough job, but it really pays out in the end. You know, with all those people needed to buy a bus.

Anywho, I know you are loving all of these lists I’ve been making. Here is another one.

FAVORITE (animated) DISNEY MOVIES!

Here are my top ten animated disney movies. You should already know numba one. And yes, this was VERY VERY VERY difficult.

10. The Jungle Book

This was a very hard decision because I had to cut my list down to make it a top ten. This movie *just* beat out Alice In Wonderland, but when it came to it, I really like the music and overall atmosphere for The Jungle Book a little more than Wonderland. They are both fine films, but I really do love those pesky army elephants.

9. Robin Hood

This is my grandmother’s favorite Disney movie. And I love the fact that they are all animals, for no reason at all. Plus, if I lived in this movie, I would totally think Robin Hood was foxy too. (hahaha….pun totally intended. Do you get my joke? Because Robin Hood….. is drawn as a fox.)

8. The Rescuers

I mean, how awesome are these two little mice, going to save Penny from the evil red-headed Madam Medusa? Plus, when she makes Penny go down into the cave to get the diamond- omg this terrified me as a child. And that poor cat was so addddorable! (The one in the orphanage. I think his name was Mr. Snoops? or Rufus? Bah, you know what I mean.)

7. Aladdin

Yes, having your very own genie is awesome. And a magic carpet! Lovely! I would love to be Jasmine (which, I do believe, is my sister’s favorite princess- or at least it used to be). Her hair is magnificent. And she has a pet TIGER! JEALOUS!

6. The Emperor’s New Groove

This movie is ah-maze-ing. I love every minute of it, and Kronk is definitely one of my favorite characters in Disney history. Kuzco is such a snotty little baby and that is what makes him so darn annoying and so darn likeable. And who can forget Yzma! “Put your hands in the air!” It is hilarious and sad and happy and lovely and wonderful and I really want to watch it right now…

5. Hercules

Who doesn’t love this movie?!? I love everything about it from Hercules himself to Meg, to Hades, to everyone- especially the muses. This was much funnier than I thought it was going to be, and I actually saw a stage performance of it when I went on a Disney Cruise. Holy cow it was AMAZING. And apparently James Wood (the actor who voiced Hades) loved the role so much, he said any time they needed the character’s voice for something, he would be more than glad to do it.

4. The Great Mouse Detective

Okay this movie makes me so, so happy. From the very beginning to the very end, and when Basil makes his experiments and then they fail and then he sits on his violin and everything just everything. Except for the giant cat who eats the mice. Oh, and the freaky toy store scene. Yeah…this movie is kind of creepy overall now that I think about it.

3. The Princess and the Frog

This movie just barely beats out Mouse Detective. But I could watch this movie any time of the day (which I did, tonight). It is just so freaking hilarious! And of course, Naveen is by far my favorite prince everrrr. And Charlotte is the most amazing best friend and I just love every single thing about this movie.

2. Peter Pan

A lot of people don’t know this is my second favorite Disney movie. If I wasn’t so attached to Sleeping Beauty it could very well come in first place. But, alas, it never will. Although, interesting fact: contrary to popular belief, Captain Hook is my favorite villain. Maleficent comes in a very close second. Hook is just a huge baby and I love it! And sometimes, when it is quite at my house or if something catastrophic has happened resulting in a huge mess (like that time I spilt a LOT of uncooked rice all over the kitchen floor) I will just look at my family and say, “Poooooooor Nana!” “POOR NANA! POOOOOR NANA!!!!!!!!!” And then I laugh for like, five hours straight.

1. Sleeping Beauty

Duh. Everyone knew this would be my favorite. I had the book memorized when I was three, I listened to the tape every night, I cried when my hair went from beautiful blonde to nasty brunette, and I watched the movie so many times throughout my life I can quote almost the entire thing. Sometimes I watch it whne I am sick, so I will lay in bed with my eyes closed, listening to it, and I can picture in my mind every single scene right down to teh details. THAT, my dear friends, is dedication.

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Honorable mentions go to: Pocahontas, Mulan, Alice in Wonderland, and pretty much every Disney movie out there. Except for those pesky Pixar ones.

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BEDA 19: “In Times Like These…”

Okay, we’ve reached the part of the month where I really regret doing BEDA. I don’t have anything interesting to tell you, and the reason you read my blog is to hear fun stories. Fun stories do not happen every day. So, you are getting a bullet list.

– I bought my text books the other day; it was the cheapest they’ve ever been! Only $260!

– Speaking of text books, school starts in one week. Yikes! I’m not ready!

– I passed the first round of certification tests. Yes, I know I told you this already, but I’m so happy I had to tell you again.

– I’m halfway through season 3 of Doctor Who. I’m happy because I’m getting annoyed with Martha. Boooo.

– Bring back Rose!*

– I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise.**

– I hate my appendix/gallbladder/whatever-internal-organ is making me so sick.

– If cats were actual humans, my cat would be the hippie smoking weed in the corner.

– Musicals musicals musicals.

– I am Jack’s smirking revenge.***

– Happy BEDA to you too.

* If you don’t understand this, it is okay. If you do understand this, I hope you express the same sentiment.

** Buy it. Read it.

***Love it.

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BEDA 18: “Joanie Loves Chachi!”

Okay, so I had no idea what to write about for today. So I am making a list of my favorite 11 married couples that are on, or have been on, television. NOW, this list is only of shows I have watched, or am currently watching. And this isn’t a finalized list, but it does sort of go in order from least to most liked by me. But I’m sure I will always change my mind when I look at it. Also, I chose 11 people, because I simply could not narrow it down to 10. I’m sure this guy wouldn’t mind.

Also, I had a really difficult time thinking of married couples, because I only allowed myself to choose one married couple per show, and a lot of the shows I watch now don’t feature more than one married couple (if any).

11. Dharma and Greg Montgomery (from Dharma & Greg)

I love this couple (and show) so much. You have a very, very rich and rather uptight guy (Greg) and a really, really free-spirited hippie (Dharma) whose families have very, very strong opinions about each other. This couple really knew how to balance the crazy (from both sides) and love each other no matter how neurotic the situations they found themselves in turned out.

10. Jason and Maggie Seaver (from Growing Pains)

Okay, yes, this show is from way back in the day, but you guys. I LOVED IT. (Still do.) Maggie was a news reporter and Jason was a therapist who worked from home and they fought and laughed and disciplined their children A LOT and they always entertained me. When I was watching this, at the mere age of 10, I wanted to BE Maggie. They are seriously the perfect couple.

9. Cliff and Clair Huxtable (from The Cosby Show)

Anyone who does NOT love this couple has a heart of ice. I mean, could they be any more adorable?! Plus, they totally kick butt with Clair laying down the law through angry (but awesome) rants and Cliff teaching lessons through more…amusing antics. They truly love each other and I love them so, so much.

8. Ray and Deborah Romano (from Everybody Loves Raymond)

Seriously, who didn’t watch this show and love the chemistry between Ray and Deborah?? I’m surprised their marriage lasted with that woman as a mother-in-law. Sure, they fought, quite a bit, but I’d say that’s nothing compared to what in-laws to do a lot of the families I’ve seen. I love this couple so, so much.

7. Sandy and Kirsten Cohen (from The O.C.)

Sandy and Kirsten were pretty awesome parents, considering they randomly took in a criminal when his own mother left him. And not only that, but (despite her original disdain for him) Kirsten ended up loving Ryan like he was her own, legit son. And that is pretty adorable. They raised two outcasts, went to many glamourous parties that resulted in fights, lasted through REBECCA (ew) and ALCOHOLISM and quite a bit of death, and Julie. I’m surprised they lived through it, let alone survived a marriage.

6. Carla and Christopher Turk (from Scrubs)

I mean, considering she has to battle his other one true love, J.D., I’d say this is a pretty strong couple. They did have their (major) problems at the beginning of the marriage, and then the problems with trying to get pregnant, but they finally came around and ended up the most solid couple in Scrubs history.

5. Monica and Chandler Bing (from FRIENDS)

I love how Monica and Chandler’s story ended up (except for the whole her not being able to have children thing, that SUCKED). They were so adorable together and I love that he would clean every. single. thing. in the apartment to surprise Monica, even if it completely threw off her neurotic obsession with the way she likes the furniture arranged. And, I mean, COME ON! He peed on her jellyfish sting. If that isn’t love…

4. Tobias and Lindsay Fünke (from Arrested Development)

Okay, I didn’t say they had to be a *functional* couple. But married they are, and what amazingness it was. I particularly liked the therapy episode when they traded roles. They may not be the best couple as far as raising a child goes, but they certainly are entertaining. Plus, anyone who can survive a marriage with a never-nude deserves a medal.

3. Ellie and Captain Awesome (from Chuck)

Disclaimer: No, I did not put them this high up because they are two beautiful, beautiful people. Ellie and Awesome are…just that. Awesome. They would do anything for each other and pretty much have; weather it be Awesome fighting off killers to protect Ellie, or Awesome suffering an evening of Morgan to find out how to plan the perfect date for Ellie, or Ellie putting aside her need for an new washer and dryer to get a television for Awesome. And then that time Awesome put aside what he wanted and participated in Doctors Without Boarders with Ellie so that she wouldn’t be killed by the bad guys who were after Chuck. And now that Ellie knows Chuck’s secret, meaning Awesome doesn’t have to hide it from her, I can only hope they will help fight crime together! *squee*

2. Lily and Marshall Eriksen (from How I Met Your Mother)

Ohmygosh how cute are Lily and Marshall?!? Answer: very. They stick by each other no matter what, and for the most part never really get into arguments that last longer than an episode. Except for that time Lily put off the wedding. But they eventually got married and that all that matters. And even though they live in a smelly neighborhood, they truly are one of the most adorable/most unrealistic marriage on my list. And that is why I love them.

1. Van and Cheyenne Montgomery (from Reba)

Out of all the people in this list, Van and Cheyenne definitely top it. Putting aside the whole teenage pregnancy thing, even though it is the entire reason they got married in the first place, they really are the perfect couple. They love each other, they fight, they stick up for each other, and they are both ridiculously stupid. Which makes them all the more entertaining. I wish they were a real couple, THAT is how adorable they are.

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So, what did you think? Honorable mentions go to Richard and Emily Gilmore (from Gilmore Girls), annnnd Jesse and Rebecca Katsoplois (from Full House), annnnd Meredith Gray and McDreamy (from Grey’s Anatomy).

Let me know if I’ve forgotten anyone, or if you have a favorite married couple of your own!

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