Sunday, July 14, 2013


Visiting my BFF for a few days always results in my learning something new. Take, for example, the following:
  1. Sam Neill is adorable . . . even when running from deadly dinosaurs. A fact discovered while marathoning all THREE of the Jurassic Park films. My first time ever.
  2. Attached to example #1, if your BFF has a semi-psychotic cat, said cat will wait until the opportune moment of the dinosaur movie to leap at your neck and send you flying across the sofa.
  3. Antlers on the top of a truck (seen whilst driving around town today) and angel wings on the back of a hoodie (spotted on a motorcycle gal as I headed home yesterday) have a totally new meaning since watching a few episodes of Hannibal for the first time. Just . . . trust me, don’t ask.
  4. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is far funnier than I ever imagined, and my crush on Jeremy Renner spiked through the roof.
  5. It is possible to go the entire three day visit without mentioning Frank Langella (a record for us, I think).
  6. Everything is made better with chocolate fondue and a 2 liter of Dr Pepper.
  7. But above all, BFFs make the world go round.
I have lots of friends, but only one best friend outside my family unit. And when we have the opportunity to get together, it’s always a blast. We talk about everything from politics to nail polish and, I don’t know about her, but I go home with a contented feeling, knowing we’ve spent time together and uplifted one another as not only sisterchicks, but also sisters in Christ.

So, when you get a chance, go give your BFF a hug. Because they’re awesome!


  1. 1) Sam Neil will always be adorable.
    2) Bwhahahahahaha!
    3) You'd be horrified how much of life takes on new meaning after watching Hannibal.
    4) Yes, yes, this is true.
    5) I think we did mention him ONCE, when talking about our crushes -- you like 'em compact, I like 'em tall and thin. SIGH. GIMME.
    6) This is true.
    7) Yes, they do.

    I feel the same way. When you went home, part of me wanted to lock the door and keep you here longer, since we had such fun. You accept me for who I am, and I'm grateful for that. :)

  2. Aw! This was a great, lovely, sweet post, Carissa. Nicely written.

    Nail polish is fun, right!? Cannot wait to see 'Hansel & Gretel' and oh, yes, Jeremy Renner is awesome. Just sayin'. ;)

  3. Charity, a part of me wondered about those antlers on that guy's truck! I was immediately suspicious of him which then resulted in me shaking my head and chastising myself. So ridiculous!

    A part of me always wishes that I could stay with you longer. If we were both extroverts we would never want to be apart! :D

    Rissi, oh my gosh, speaking of Jeremy Renner, he was in a flash-in-the-pan tv show in 2009 called The Unusuals. It's a cop drama and very, very quirky. They only filmed 10 episodes, but I'm already in love with it! have you seen it? Do you ever watch cop shows?

  4. True, very true -- once the excitement of having you here wore off, I was EXHAUSTED! I think I went to bed at like... 8:30!

    Oh, my gosh, don't ask Rissi that -- she watches a LOT of cop shows. :D

  5. Carissa - no I've not seen The Unusuals! Now I am curious - I take it you recommend it? *goes to check it out* Ooo! I like the look of it - and Amber is in it! Yes.

    Do I like cop shows? Hm... I'd say if you saw a photo of my movie shelf, yep the conclusion would be that I am a bit obsessed with them. ;) Love each of the ones I watch for their different quirks.

    Charity - you think I watch a LOT of cop shows!? Really...? Why on earth would you conclude that! ;D

    1. Recommendation is such a strong word! I, personally, loved The Unusuals, for its quirky dysfunctionality. Jeremy Renner plays a great guy who happens to have a couple of flaws and Amber is incredible. I was so pleased with her acting. And when I got to the end of the show, I wanted to just chuck my computer because that was it. It'll be interesting to see what you think if you ever get around to watching it. It's a totally weird cop show which is what made me love it so much.

  6. I read your piece on Rusty Beck. What makes you think gay, lesbians and transgender are a mistake. My two sons are gay. Not by choice but by birth.

    1. I'm surprised you didn't reply on that piece, replying on a different one instead.

      Homosexuals are not a mistake since God doesn't make mistakes, as I wrote in my post. They're misguided. Just as you believe in homosexuality by birth, I believe it is by choice, as did pretty much all of the world until about 40 years ago.

      Since this is about Rusty, though, let's direct the topic back to him. Did you watch the final episode of the 2nd season? No one had ever asked Rusty about his sexuality, ever. That came out in the last episode while he was on the stand. It surprised him that people assume, because he hustled, that he was gay. He confessed, on that stand, that he abhorred what he had to do in order to survive. Rusty isn't gay. He did what he thought he had to in order to survive after being abandoned.


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