I wanted you all to know that I have now entered the exciting world of competitive skeeball. Although I’m fairly certain the league I joined places less emphasis on actual competition and more emphasis on drinking, t-shirts and coming up with catchy team names. Thanks to Jess, ours is “Skeecret Service,” and somehow I have been made a team captain. When examining how this happened, I can only imagine it’s due to one of two reasons: 1) When the league organizer called and asked how I heard about them, I told him my dad bought my mom a skeeball lane for mothers day (because that’s how my family rolls), which made me wonder if there were leagues out there, and the rest is history. (His response was “Soooo, the internet?”) or 2) I signed up first.
I love to read. To a fault sometimes. I don’t understand how people are able to put down a good book. I have stayed up much too late finishing a book because how can I possibly go to sleep when all I want to do is find out what happens?! When I was in middle school, I read The Outsiders then proceeded to carry that book wherever I went for the entire summer. To the point where my grandmother called my mother to ask if this was normal behavior (my mother said yes, but I think what she meant was yes, for Christy, not necessarily for normal kids). My mom also used to have to make me go outside and I would always agree – only if I could take my book.
Allow me to climb aboard my TV Soapbox for a little while (I specify because I have many. Maybe one day I’ll drag out my “irregardless” soapbox). I make no effort to hide the fact that I love watching TV. Usually it’s in conjunction with something else. Dateline while I clean the apartment or some variation of Law and Order while I surf the Internet. However, there are exactly two shows currently on TV that I will stop everything and give my undivided attention to – Community and Justified.TV is, at its core, an entertainment medium; however, when it’s great, it can be so much more than that. You watch and you actually cheer for these people, you become attached to them and you may even wish they were real. The best show runners and/or writers are those that realize that people are inviting them into their homes for 30 minutes to an hour at a time and the best way to continue to reach these people is not to appeal to the lowest common denominator, but to make them feel invested in the lives of these characters.