April: “Because we’re smart.”
I want a Leslie/Ann friendship too!
TV Show Survey
Pick your top 5 shows, and answer the following questions.
1. The Office
2. Friday Night Lights
3. Parks and Recreation
4. The Vampire Diaries
5. One Tree Hill
1. Who is your favourite character in 2?
2. Who is your least favorite character in 1?
I don’t think I have a least favourite character! Maybe Robert California, just because I think he’s a poor substitute in comparison to Michael Scott?
3. What’s your favorite episode of 4?
As I Lay Dying (2x21) just because of everything that happens within a single episode - it’s the climax of the entire season’s storylines. It’s action-packed and so much drama happens. However, I’m really enjoying the storylines of season three, so there has been some great episodes in that season too! Tough choice.
4. What is your favorite season of 5?
Season 3. Hands down.
What’s your favorite relationship in 3?
I love Ben and Leslie because they are so adorable. But Andy and April are so funny, and their relationship always makes me laugh. Hmm.
6. Who is your anti relationship in 2?
Coach Taylor with anyone but Tami. I wish I had parents like that.
7. How long have you watched 1?
Not as long as I would have liked. Only in the last six months or so but that’s no indication of how much I love it and how often I watch it. Which is… a lot.
8. How did you become interested in 3?
Tumblr, I think. People I followed, because of The Office, were also watching Parks. I had heard a lot about it, knowing that it was originally going to be a spin-off of The Office, and had always been semi-interested in watching it but seeing all the Parks on my dash convinced me. So damn glad I did!
9. Who is your favorite actor in 4?
10. Which show do you prefer 1, 2, or 5?
Really tough choice. Before Season 5, I would have said OTH, just because I adored it in my all my teenage naivety. Also, making me choose between The Office and Friday Night Lights is so hard, because they are just so different! But I’d probably say The Office - I rewatch episodes of The Office more often than I do of Friday Night Lights, and it’s a more recent ‘love’. It’s still all new and fresh, like the honeymoon period.
11. Which show have you seen more episodes of 1 or 3?
1 - The Office. Simply because there is more seasons. Four versus eight.
12. If you could be anyone from 4, who would you be?
Cliche, but Elena, because she gets both Salvatore boys pining after her. Come on, who wouldn’t want that. Or Matt (Donovan) because he’s the only character who has remained, relatively, untouched by the supernatural world. Okay, yes, his sister was made vampire and killed, then returned as a ghost. His girlfriend was a vampire and his best friend is a hybrid but he isn’t one himself - he could walk away, should he choose to and the supernatural world would not follow, as he, himself, isn’t a part of it.
13. How would you kill off your favorite character in 1?
I wouldn’t. I couldn’t. I wouldn’t even try. A world without Jim Halpert is too much to handle. If I had to, it would be as he attempts (which is successful, after his…death) to prank Dwight in the world’s best known-prank ever attempted. Or at home with Pam, Cece and…Phillip (I still shudder when I hear that name, hate it!)
14. Would a 3/4 crossover work?
No, probably not, but I’m mildly surprised that The CW hasn’t tried it yet. It’s The CW, afterall.
15. Pair two characters in 1 that would make an unlikely, but strangely okay couple.
Meredith and Toby. Ha. All his introverted-ness and her… openness.
16. Over all, which show has a better cast, 3 or 5?
3. Parks and Recreation, for sure. Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford alone is the best casting. And Aubrey Plaza, deadpan genius. Do not even get me started on the sheer brilliance of Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, especially together. Eugh.
17. Which has better theme music, 2 or 4?
2. Friday Night Lights - best score music ever.
Favorite Fictional TV Ladies in 2011 | Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation
“Recently, the last remaining telephone booths in Pawnee were torn down and on that patch of concrete, I am creating Pawnee’s new tourist attraction: the smallest park in Indiana. The title is currently held by Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Terryville, but guess what? Terryville sucks old car tires and so does Martin Luther - no. He does not suck old car tires. He was one of the greatest men in history. I’m sorry. Sometimes I get competitive.”
14. Biggest Turn Offs:
Stupidity. I cannot stand people who do stupid things, for the sake of doing stupid things. I have absolutely no patience for it. I don’t mind (and have endless patience for) helping people who genuinely want to learn, or are interested, or need help. However, people that continually make the same mistakes and choose to make silly decisions repulse me. I also dislike people who are overly clingy and can’t understand my needs/wants - I’m a very independent person and I enjoy my own company so I’m turned off by someone who doesn’t understand the value of and appreciate my own space.
19. Most Traumatic Experience:
When I was younger, I was in a really bad car accident. My mum and I were headed home after a day at work/school and, at the time, were going through an tunnel. We were hit at a high speed, from behind, and our car was pushed up onto the side of the tunnel. In the passenger side, I came into contact with the road through the open window, as the car was up onto it’s side. The car righted itself before slamming head first into the wall of the tunnel and my mum and I were stuck. I was pulled out by a ‘good samaritan’, who stopped his truck and ran across four lanes of traffic to help, but my mum had to wait for help. We weren’t too badly injured, considering the severity of the accident, but the driver at fault just drove away. It’s probably one of most vivid childhood memories, unfortunately, for the wrong reasons.
20. A Fact About Your Personality:
Hmmm, that’s tough! It’s always easy to judge or assess others’ personality, but not so much your own. I enjoy my own company. I don’t mind being “left to my own devices” and being alone for a while. I’m quite emotional, which would come as a surprise to anyone who knows me, as I don’t outwardly show it. AND, I have the strangest phobias. I have the typical ones - like snakes (terrified!) and spiders. But I’m also terrified of clowns… and people pulling my socks off. That’s a serious one, it makes me cringe/cry just thinking about it.
29. A Description of the Person I Dislike the Most:
I don’t actively dislike anyone. It took me a while to think of someone to write this about, and I came up short! There have been many people in my life who I have disliked at a time, but it’s always passed (more like, I refuse to spend any more of my time or emotions on people who don’t deserve it). The type of person I dislike is: dishonest, lies and creates drama in order to fulfil something in their own life or because they are bored. People who create drama, or ‘bitch’ about others behind their back in a malicious way are the type of people I have no patience for.
30. A Reason I’ve Lied To A Friend:
I’ve never really lied to a friend in a malicious way. I might have told a little white lie like; I’m busy when I’m not, or your hair looks great that way when it doesn’t, or those shoes are cute when they aren’t. However, I’ve never lied to a friend about a serious matter or for a malicious reason.
32. What My Last Text Message Says:
“:) fingers crossed” in relation to going out clubbing next weekend.
44. Sexiest Person That Comes To My Mind Immediately:
John Krasinski! I have a serious JKras-loving problem at the moment.
45. A Random Fact About Anything:
Did you know that in Australia, being ‘Jedi’ is an official religion and there are over 70,000 ‘Jedi’ followers in Australia? I had a laugh when I saw that on our census this year.
Thanks for the questions, Anon. I hope I answered them sufficiently enough to satisfy your curiosity. Anything else?
Yesterday, I finished reading Mindy Kaling’s book "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)" and I must say it was FANTASTIC! I highly recommend it to anyone who is after a genuine laugh, from an open-minded comedic genius who isn’t afraid to censor her thoughts on relationships, race, female problems/concerns and her experiences. This is definitely a book I will be reading again and again so, kudos MK!
Thank you so much! That’s so kind.
To be completely honest, I was a little disappointed by it. Don’t get me wrong, it was still a great movie, but I think I had extremely high expectations for it that weren’t met. I wish that there had been more of a focus on the earlier days of Jacob and Anna’s relationship, rather than just a montage of scenes, and, even though I usually really enjoy ambiguous endings, I wish that Like Crazy had given a more definitive answer about the fate of their relationship. I certainly enjoyed it, and credit has to be given to the movie, as it was a very accurate portrayal of such a situation, and it was done well, so that you could relate and feel sympathy for Jacob and Anna.
What did you think of the movie? Were you pleasantly surprised or a little disappointed?
Decided that I’m going to start watching American Horror Story. Watching the Pilot right now - this is some messed up shiiiiiit already!