☆彡 If there is anything I’ve learned from both the Buddha and the Dalai Lama it’s that suffering is a part of life. The moment you attach yourself to someone or something, you have to accept the pros and cons of that attachment. The pro is that you have this thing that makes you happy, but the con is that once that thing goes away it will make you sad. And all things eventually go away. So, what is the point in going through life throwing a tantrum over things that were temporary from the beginning? I guess what I’m trying to say is this: getting my car stolen sucked, but I knew that it was something I’d have to say goodbye to eventually. Sure, I would prefer to say goodbye to it when it’s old…and not taken from me…but goodbyes aren’t always planned. They just happen. And the theft just happened. So, it’s not something that I was turbo-upset about. I felt pretty violated for the first day or so, but I eventually got over it. Nothing and nowhere is safe. The news confirms that. Life is a gamble, and we place bets the moment we step out of bed. So…I just move on, and hope that karma will handle the people who prey on others. That’s all I really can do–despite how badly I wish I had psychic powers and could play vigilante hero. LOL. Anyway, I am very fortunate. It’s strange for a victim of car theft to say, but this is how I see it:
- I eventually got my car back, and I got it back in one piece. Car thefts are not uncommon, but getting your car back after a car theft is very uncommon. So, my bad luck was countered with extremely good luck. I am grateful!
- The thieves did take a few sentimental things and clothes we wanted to donate to needy families, but for the most part everything else was trash. I’m not going to get upset even slightly about that. I still have plenty of things to donate to needy families, and I’d rather them take a few sentimental things than our lives. So, once more, I am grateful.
I am not going to say that we were passive during the entire incident. Mark and I both cried at some point because it is our first car, we had some great experiences with that car (No, nothing like that. -_-), and we have this…strange relationship with it where we know it is a humble car–and we often make fun of it–but it is uber-valuable to us. So, of course we missed it. But it only took an hour or two of “mourning” for us to realize that we have to move on, and we even took a walk to the farmer’s market just to remind ourselves that time doesn’t stop for anyone. We still had dinner to make and places to go. So we went. We still go. We’ll keep on going. And I guess that’s all I want to say about that…and, of course, thanks to everyone who supported us. We really appreciate it ! ♥
☆彡 I’ve been doing my best to tackle Dark Souls. As much as I enjoy the game, though, I am putting it on hold. One, Mark is playing it nonstop and he’s like…hours ahead of me. I don’t see the point in making him play a few levels ahead, stopping him so I can play a level that’s far behind, and then make him play again. It’s just kind of redundant to me. So, I’m going back to Skyward Sword, and Lost Odyssey. First thing payday I am going to reserve Mass Effect 3 as Mark’s birthday gift, so he’s actually going to surpass me in gaming load come March 6th…something we’re both shocked about. LOL. From the looks of it, he’s tackling Dark Souls, Deus Ex, (soon) Mass Effect 3, and then the co-op games we’ve been playing together (Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 and Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon). Yep. He’s a very busy man.
☆彡 The two things I wanted to work on most (Japanese and drawing inanimate objects) are the two things I have little motivation to do. I don’t know. The moment I put a pencil in my hand, I immediately want to take a nap. LOL. Come to think of it, I always want to take a nap as of late. I slept roughly ten hours today, and I still want to sleep. So, I don’t know. I’m going to do my best to keep a steady sleep schedule, and keep track of the times I want to pass out.
☆彡 Mark and I are really into Tiger & Bunny right now. Great characters, great story, crisp animation — I really love it. I am still working on Turn-A-Gundam (which I am now calling PUT SOME CLOTHES ON NOBODY WANTS TO SEE THAT SHIT these days), Blade of the Immortal, Supernatural, Persona 4: The Animation, and several others. Hulu Plus is awesome. I cannot stand the repetitive-ass ads, but they have a much better TV show selection than Netflix. Their movie selection is…depressing…but everything else is okay. By the way, I can’t look at Sky High/Keith in Tiger & Bunny without thinking of this video. I actually saw it before I even watched the anime so…yeah…kind of ruined that for me. Honestly, I don’t even know what’s going on. But it’s kind of awesome.
☆彡 You know what? Let’s make it official. My goal for March is just to sleep as often as possible. I think that will straighten out many things in my life. More rest means more energy, right? Then sleep I shall! With that said, I am going to sleep now. Yay~~~! (●´∀｀●)