Monday, August 27, 2012

LML Monday - George Takei, Brad Paisley & Doctor Who

It's Monday once again, my friends. And as always that means it's time to reflect on the things that made us happy over the past week. And of course now is also the perfect time to set the tone for a great week to come! If you missed my take on LML, you can find it here. If you missed the explanation of LML Monday, you can catch up here.

George Takei
As usual, I opened up Facebook today  and found a slew of "It's Monday" pictures in my news feed. (I suppose there's a pretty good chance that you did too.) This one came from George Takei. It's not the funniest pic he's ever posted, but it made me smile, and seemed pretty fitting for how I feel today.

If you haven't "liked" George on Facebook, chances are you have friends that have, and that some of the funniest pictures in your news feed are things that your friends repost from his page. (He posts some of the best, and often geekiest, stuff, usually sent to him by his other awesome fans.) I can almost always count on him for a laugh.

If you don't want to wait for your friends to repost the good stuff, head over there and like him yourself!

Brad Paisley
The other day I was listening to Brad while washing the dishes. My daughter ran in the room, stopped and listened for a second, then smiled and said "Brad Paisley?" I confirmed, and she smiled even wider and said "I recognized him!" Then in kind of a shy whisper she added "He's one of my favorites."

I love that I'm raising a kid with good taste in music. :)

Doctor Who
This past week I finally started watching Doctor Who. (Don't ask me why I never watched it before now, because I have no idea.) But thanks to Netflix I can finally catch up - and now I can finally start getting all of the references that people are always posting! 

So yesterday I put an episode on the computer while I was sitting at my desk, and my son happened to walk in right as it was starting. Apparently the opening credits caught his eye, and he started asking questions about what I was watching. I expected him to run off to play as soon as I had answered his questions, but he just stayed right there, mesmerized. 

Before I knew it he had pulled up a chair, and he sat there and watched the entire episode with me. (This is a kid that rarely sits still for an entire episode of any show, let alone a show intended for adult audiences.) TV just usually doesn't hold his attention. But for some reason, Doctor Who did.

The episode ended kind of abruptly, because it turned out to be a two-parter, and he said, frustrated, "But Mommy, I really want to know what happens next!" I tried telling him that I'd fill him in after I watched it later, but that wasn't good enough. ("But I want to see it!") I finally agreed ('cause I kind of wanted to know what happened, too) and once again he sat there and watched the entire episode with me.

It was definitely a great mother/son bonding moment. And I'm pretty sure that having a six-year-old that already appreciates a geeky sci-fi show like Doctor Who makes me one of the most super-awesome moms in the world. :)

Now it's your turn! Please feel free to share some of your recent LML moments. Focus on the happy thoughts, and let's all have a great week!

And if you're a blogger and would like to get in on the LML fun, feel free to grab the code and join the blog hop! (This is the first time I'm trying this, so thanks for your patience if there are any kinks to work out.) Your post doesn't specifically have to use the "LML" label (although you're welcome to use it if you'd like.) But if you have any kind of happy, positive Monday message that you'd like to share you're welcome to join. The more happy vibes, the better the Monday!

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