Category Archives: Random Randomness

Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

I’m don’t usually do the Weekly Photo Challenges, but I was encouraged to try one out. So, here is my Weekly Photo Challenge: Window.

Photo Oct 13, 12 24 40 AM

Always waiting for something to happen,
Is no way to live.

Knowing that what you are waiting for may never happen,
Is the worst.

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Fandom Matters: A Reply

So, I’m participating in the Zero to Hero Challenge and the task for day 12 is to “write a post that builds on one of the comments you left yesterday.” I’ve decided to talk more about the blog post from Good and Faithful Service titled Fandom Matters

In her post, Faith talks about certain fandoms she holds close to her heart. A few of the ones she listed were these with “a quote from the show that sums up why [she] love[s] them.

Sherlock: ‘Exactly. He’s different. Why would he mind? Why would anyone mind?’

Supernatural: Family is all we have in the end, and you protect your family with your life.

Doctor Who: ‘In 900 years of time and space, I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important before.’

So why do we hold these fandoms so close to our hearts? We know that our hearts will be broken into a million tiny pieces once something happens to the person/object/story of our fandom. So, I ask why?!

Because we are a passionate group of people. That’s why! We take these characters and objects and story lines and we insert them into our souls. They then become a part of us. We eat, drink, breathe, sleep, and live our fandoms. They aren’t simply another show or story to us. They are us. We connect with these fictitious characters and we care for them as if they were our own family. Our own flesh and blood. They become our mothers and fathers, our sisters and brothers, our husbands and wives.

Sure, some don’t understand why we love our fandoms or look at us and think that we are crazy/nerdy/geeky people. But, if they take a look at themselves and apply what a fandom is to what they like, they will see that they are just as crazy as we are.

In my opinion, everyone is part of a fandom.

From Sherlock, Doctor Who, and Supernatural,

[Image credits go to Rumonica at Deviant Art, CC BY-SA 3.0]

to sports, cars, and hunting.

Veteran cars 2 by digital-amphetamine[Image credits go to Digital-Amphetamine at Deviant Art, CC BY-SA 3.0]

They are all fandoms and we belong to one or more whether we want to or not.

**Stop by Faith’s blog and check out what she has to say, because it’s not just all about fandoms**


Something to Remember Me By

Working at a library, I know the patrons (people of the community). I know what they love to read and I know what they hate. Half of the time, I know what patrons want to read before they do. I know their personalities; if they are the serious type and want to leave as soon as possible or if they like to joke and stay for a bit. I know the children and what keeps them entertained. I know patrons by name.

But today, I called a patron by the wrong name.

“Hey Carl! How are ya?”

Not Carl. Carl is the name of my late grandfather and I miss him something fierce. He lost a long and tiring battle to cancer one year and five days ago. It’s been hard; these past couple of weeks. So, when I saw that patron come in all old with a twinkle in his eye and his kind smile, I thought of my grandfather.

Of course I couldn’t tell him why I called him Carl. I could only apologize and correct myself.

It’s the little things like that that I love and would love to thank my Gramps for. He is everywhere to me. I see him everyday. The gentleman ordering black coffee. He is the man with the southern drawl from West Virginia. The men ice fishing out on the lake. He is the man who calls me sweetie. He is all around.

If you take anything from my blog, take this: Those who we think we may have lost, are not lost at all. They are who we surround ourselves with everyday. All we have to do is look around.

164282_10151800186722454_1506429751_n[This is my grandfather when he was in his twenties]
Grandpa Anglin.[This was taken around the last couple of months of 2012]


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