Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I love my Jonathan so much…he is such a joy to me! He is endlessly loving and patient even when I am irrational, despairing or having an outbreak of my Histrionic Personality Disorder (like today, por ejemplo). He has such a kind and open heart for me. He loves to do sweet things for me and surprise me...and he is so surreptitious and clever about it.
When I lived in Mexico, I subsisted mainly off habanero Toreadas chips. It’s difficult for me to put into words the passion I have for them. As I prefer food to be violently spicy, they are blessed chips. I brought about 16 bags of them home to the U.S when I left Puebla (mira la foto abajo). Of course they were all gone within about a week and a half. I've been pining for them ever since.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
When I was really young (like 12-14) I was embarrassingly oblivious to the fact that people thought I was a huge dork for liking Star Wars. Which I was very public about. In various and shameful ways. Such as: I had a Jedi name. I also had a purple Jedi cape and a lightsaber that I made myself, as all Jedi do (green, of course). In 9th grade I convinced a friend to skip class with me so we could go over to Weber State to hear Mark Hamill speak. I was Princess Leia for Halloween in 1996, complete with cinnamon buns on the sides of my head. I entered a gingerbread version of Jabba's palace into a contest at my school, complete with a goopy marshmallow Jabba (with red hots for eyes). I refused to play anything on the piano but the Darth Vader and Star Wars main theme songs. I even wrote my name on my schoolwork as "Rachel Leia" (my middle name is Leigh). It gets worse. I wrote Star Wars fan fiction (AUGH! I can't believe I just revealed that!) Some of my stories were based on myself as a character in the Star Wars universe; others were about Jaina and Jacen, Han and Leia's twins. It gets even worse...I might as well make this a full confession...I used to address my journal entries to "Dear Luke" when I was around 12 years old. OH, THE HORROR!!!!
Jonathan and I also love to quote Star Wars together. Mostly threatening lines.
"Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen!"
"A sister! So, you have a twin sister!"
"Good...FEEEEL your anger!"
"No...that's not true...that's impossible!"
"That thing's operational!" (HAHA! Sounds suggestive.)
"I am altering the deal! Pray I do not alter it any further." (this is the one I probably use most often, since I, much like Lord Vader, am a notorious promise-breaker).