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I remember watching shows and movies with strong female characters and not being able to get enough of it, pretending to be just like them when I would play games by myself in my room or with friends. One of my favorite memories is after I had watched “She Devil” for the millionth time, I would write little lists on pink notebook paper with a rose pen and just laugh to myself as if it was an inside joke. These days its harder to find new shows with such strong character as the ones I was use to growing up. Which makes me sad. I have a little sister and I want her to grow up with characters just like I did. I saw that it was okay to have girl power and that just because you’re a girl doesn’t mean you can’t go far. Being a girl was always in your benefit in those shows. I’m thinking of  just having her watch the shows that I did when I was her age.

And don’t get me started on video games. What I would give to be able to have her play games that didn’t have to do with cooking or dressing up.  I might as well create my own show and video game at this point. (If I had any art skills lol)

Let me know if you have any suggestions of shows or video games for my sister and I to play 🙂

 

Girl Power?

I’ve actually been spending time with my family, yes, you heard right.  We’ve been getting along lately, I feel oddly weird of this fact. The weekend that just passed we went to the park, rode bikes, played some tennis (we all sucked at it by the way.) Swinged and all that good stuff. If it wasn’t for the wind that decided to start blowing in the middle of our day, it would have been perfect. We didn’t fight, we just talked and laughed. It felt really nice to finally be able to say that. It only toke me how long? Oh well, you gotta start somewhere.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with what that is, let me give a quick summary, have in mind that I’m not a religious person. Lent is something that Catholics do, We give up something such as a habit or an addiction we have (facebook, twitter etc.) for 40 day’s. Oh, you also don’t eat meat on friday’s. Were on the same page now? Yes? Okay. As I’ve said, I’m not a religious person and have not participated in Lent for years. Besides the not eating meat on friday’s part. This year I decided to actually participate and give something up, time passed by and I realized that it was the day before it started and I still didn’t know what that thing was. Therefore, I had successfully procrastinated on a religious matter. Oh the levels I can procrastinate amazes me.

I spoke briefly with my parents about it, and by briefly, I mean briefly, we don’t see eye to eye on religion so I always try to dodge them before they start telling me I’m going to hell for not being a religious person. I decided I was either going to give up Milk or hot sauce, seeing as I’m addicted to both. You could say I’m a milkaholic. But after thinking about it, I decided that instead of giving up something, I would do something. I’m going to spend more time with my family. Yes I know something that isn’t common, but I always distant myself from all of them and do the teenager thing and lock myself in my room. So, here I am, one day in and I’m already dying. Oh how the generations have changed.

I think I’m going to start a series if you will, “Lent Challenge.” to hell I go.

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