A Guy Once Described Me As…

Has Jimmy jetted off to a deserted island? Did Jimmy die? Is Jimmy stuck in a snow storm? While I wish the first were true, Jimmy is in fact right here (here being Baltimore, of course). I only blog when I feel like it—otherwise, it becomes a chore—and who the hell wants to add one more thing to their list of to-dos?

But truth be told, I have been in an awful mood for the past few days and I thought I would spare everyone from my wrath. It’s rare that I put my emotions on display, but when I do, I can be vicious. A recent situation has had me seething and it’s only fitting that I’ve since become entranced by the show Revenge. While I would never go to such extreme lengths, I will see to it that those who have wronged me will experience one thing: regret. It sounds harsh—and that’s because it is—but there’s a lesson to be learned here.

A guy once described me as ruthless. I was initially offended, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that he had completely misread me. In his defense, I had been cruel at the time. In my defense, I was cruel because I was standing up for myself and couldn’t let someone so ignorant make so many people feel inferior. Though I tend to lack sympathy in necessary situations, it doesn’t mean that I am that way all the time. In fact, I am generally a very generous and kindhearted person—until someone backstabs me and tries to get away with it.

Despite spending a large portion of the week plotting watching Revenge (seriously—I bought Hulu Plus solely because I wanted to watch all 13 episodes), I have been able to be somewhat productive and positive.

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My internship at Girls’ Life is going well; several of my assignments have been posted on their website and I recently transcribed an interview with Jackie Emerson, aka Foxface, a cast member of The Hunger Games. I haven’t read the trilogy yet, and quite honestly, I never planned to, but after hearing the interview, I am curious to see if I would like it.

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As weird as it is, I decided that I kind of enjoy the unpredictable weather. On Wednesday, I was driving with my sunroof open and basking in the 70-degree weather, and today, I had my seat warmers on high and my all-wheel drive activated as I drove through snowy streets.

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Something else that brightened my week? Meeting a sorority sister for a delicious sushi dinner. Though I don’t get to see Christina as often as I’d like to, we can always pick up where we last left off, as if no time had passed at all. Plus, she always makes me laugh!

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I apologize for the negativity in this post, but that’s a reality of life.

How do you handle unfavorable situations?

Have you read The Hunger Games—is it a worthwhile read?

What brightened your week?

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8 thoughts on “A Guy Once Described Me As…

  1. I love Hunger Games! I honestly wasn’t sure if the trilogy would be something that I liked, but I haven’t been able to put the books down! I am almost done the third (and last) book, and I will definitely be seeing the movie in March! 🙂

  2. Oh Colleen, I totally know where you are coming from! I think I need to take a break sometimes…… Feeling overwhelmed is seeming to be the norm right now and I just wish I could push some things to the back burner where they belong!!!!
    What brightened my week- a surprising movie night with the husband that I wasn’t expecting. It was really nice! 🙂 Have a good Sunday!

  3. I haven’t read the hunger games but I’ve heard the books are great! I’m also kind of loving the unpredictable weather. I definitely like it warm and sunny but the change up keeps me guessing!

  4. I am addicted to Revenge! So. Good. I think I am a lot like you. I am not a mean person, but I am tremendously loyal. If anyone hurts someone I love, I go off. For real.I have found that running is a good way for me to “run” off the angst I feel in those type of situations. I hope you have a brighter week!

    I have not read The Hunger Games and never really had plans to. Maybe that will change, but I am pretty awful at jumping on to trends. I have yet to watch a vampire movie.

  5. I too bought Hulu Plus so that I could watch all 13 episodes of Revenge (I stream it to the TV), and as of Friday I’m FINALLY caught up and I cannot wait until Wednesday’s episode! The Hunger Games is excellent. And a really fast, easy read. I despised the Twilight books (still do, and refuse to see the movies), this series is far and away much, much better.

    I like to think that karma will come around and bite whomever is being “unfavorable” in the ass at some point in their lives!

  6. I haven’t read the Hunger Games either, but everyone seems to be so into it! I still don’t know if I should start reading it though.

    I love how warm it was yesterday, high in the 70! It was great shopping outside without wearing a thick coat. 🙂

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