I watched the penultimate episode of "This Is Us" last night, and it was... perfect. Beautifully shot, beautifully written, wonderfully acted. Just... perfect. I was a puddle of tears from 5 minutes in until the very last frame. What is a television episode that you would make ZERO changes to? (The pilot of "Desperate Housewives" and the bomb episode of "Grey's Anatomy" also fall in line of flawless TV for me)
You get in the backseat of a car. Maybe it's an Uber, maybe it's your friend driving, maybe it's your spouse.
It's summertime, and it's hot.
The driver starts fiddling with whatever it is they're fiddling with.
Serious question: how long do you wait to say, "can I get some air back here?"
Because I swear to god, I feel like I'm going to die in the back while they're up in the front seat using a napkin to clean up something in a cupholder, or whatever.
I have no patience and I last about three seconds once the door is closed and I have observed that there's no urgency in the front to accommodate the climate in the back.
How many beats do you wait before speaking up?
I have the uncanny ability to guess with about 90% accuracy who is going to be eliminated on any reality show. It's mostly based on the editing, but I swear sometimes I have ESP.
Of course, this skill is entirely useless. But what's your useless skill?
I was washing dishes and listening to “This Is Mandy Moore” on Spotify (naturally), and not to pat myself on the back, but I KILLED “Only Hope” when I sang along. So I said, out loud - to myself - “Oh, I’m going to audition for American Idol with this song.”
So now I want to know - what would you audition with?
I…..only like certain talk shows. Wendy Williams was one and still praying for that to come through. And another was The Real because it was the most diverse cast on daytime TV. Not only that but they talked about pop culture and regular culture. However, I don’t see the need for The Talk but I understand how they retain their audience by having a spot right after the soap operas. But who is genuinely sitting down and watching The View? I see clips that go viral and I get they speak politics and whatnot but I just don’t understand why it’s held to such a high standard and so many people want to interview as a host. I cannot name one person who watches it. Or why the view and the talk is on but the real is being canceled.
Saw this tweet this morning...
"Thinking about how my sister’s college friend was nicknamed “Burgers” cause one time he talked about grilling burgers too enthusiastically. You have to be careful"
It got me thinking about how I'd DEFINITELY be the one to call Burgers Burgers bc he was too excited about Burgers. And it then reminded me that something similar has happened to me.
I went shopping with my friend one day, and had on a leopard sweatshirt. She noted it but that's as far as it went. Then, a week or so later, she came over and I was showing her — purely by coincidence — a new leopard top I got. (very different items.) and now... in her mind, i LOVE leopard. And whenever there's a chance for her to point out how much I LOVE leopard, she will. Animal print option avail? "YOU'LL LOVE THIS — LEOPARD!" I don't even like leopard! It was just a coincidence!
Anyway, Leopard now haunts me and I purposefully avoid it. Has anything like this ever happened to you?
I just remembered that my parents' anniversary is tomorrow. I usually just send a text, but wondering if others' do more? And do you acknowledge your friends' anniversaries?
I'm just making that term up, but here's how I'd define it...
A kid that does a good job (and perhaps prefers) the company of adults. For ex. your parents have a BBQ and you don't get sent to a friend's house, instead, you mingle and talk about your life with adults who — in hindsight — didn't really care about your dance recital, but were so impressed by how well you were able to communicate with people older than you.
I definitely was — I think it was a big part of being an only child (and being the youngest in my entire extended family). I was pretty used to keeping up with the adults in the room and my parents always treated me like a peer. I had friends my own age, of course, and would spend time with them a lot doing normal kid things, but I wasn't afraid of being the first one up at a sleepover, hanging out with my best friend's mom in the kitchen for hours over chocolate iced donuts.
I was reading an interview with Jaden Smith (lol) who says growing up as Will and Jada's kid, he was an adult's child. He said, "I am very happy that I spent my childhood with more adults than I did with kids my own age, because I was picking up more things from adults than I was from kids my own age." He also said he'd respond to his peers w/ things like, "Dude, like, oh my God. Can we talk about the political and economic state of the world, right now ... Can we talk about what’s going on in the environment? Can we talk about other things?”
I would like to say, this is an insufferable Adult's Child. I do not claim him in the club of an Adult's Child.
To get to my real question... if you WERE an AC, how did it shape you? Putting my thoughts about how it shaped me in response! :)