Run Away, Run Away – Day No. 16

Woman-running-awaySo yesterday I talked about fierce girls and all that toughness. Today is the counterpart to that post. Today is reality. Today is about what most females do, and probably should do in circumstances. To use Rose Hathaway as an example :  Dimitri Belikov, “If you see a Strigoi, I recommend running.”

I absolutely love that line in the film, and it’s used somewhere within the first book of Vampire Academy.  One of the reasons I love the line, besides the gorgeous Russian and his accent…, is because, women should run away from trouble. You don’t stick around. You don’t ‘do battle’ with the bad guys. You get out of there. You let the bigger, stronger, more physically inclined men to do fighting. Always through history, women run away.

And it’s okay. It’s okay to not stay and fight. In fact, I think women should run away. While I’m all for a woman defending herself… Heck, I carry protection when I run…. I don’t think they should purposely go hunting for trouble.  I don’t think women should be in combat mode in the military. Sidelines, fine. Front lines? Heck no.

This subject came up because of the shooting in Roseburg, Oregon. I can’t quite remember the discussion my father and I were having, and I will admit that sometimes my father is very male/female gender roles so I don’t always agree, but basically it was, in a situation where there is an active shooter, girl, run away. Get away. Don’t try to take down said shooter. Don’t be the hero. That is what men are for. No offense men, but you really are the leaders and the protectors. They are the head dudes in charge. So being that they have that role, they protect.

This is where I have my issue with girls that are fierce, like what I wrote about yesterday. Rarely are girls girly and still kick butt kind of girls. They don’t exist. There are very few feminine girls that are rough and tough.  If a girl is a tomboy, rarely is she going to want to wear a dress or flounce it up. It’s just the way it is. Now I’m sure I will have a bunch of people that read this and disagree. That’s fine. This is my opinion.

I have not met many girls that are going to charge into action if there is a Situation. And if they are going to charge into something like that, they are not going to be the gals with gorgeous nails and hair.  Girls with their nails and hair done just so, know their limitations. I know my limitations.

I panic when things happen. I do not think straight. I know my limitations. I know I will not be able to charge into a situation and think clearly.  Now, I do try to have my head straight, and not panic, but even so, I know I won’t look at all the angles and have what it takes to make a clear, concise decision.

And it’s okay. It is totally okay to not be the girl that protects and needs protecting instead. That’s the way we were wired.

And I’m okay with that.

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Kate

Vampires, Charlie, DWTS – Or My Current Guilty Pleasures

Well, it’s September and I have finally gotten out of my Bachelor in Paradise obsession. I have actually been in a Bachelor montage for almost 9 months. Ever since I started watching Chris Soules’ season, I have run through the Bachelorette and lastly Bachelor in Paradise. I think I’ve finally hit my overload limit of drama. All that freaking drama! And I am not sure I will ever watch another Bachelor again…. Maybe Paradise if it has people I know, but honestly.  And I only started watching the show because a cousin of mine signed up at one of the first casting calls. She never continued on, but she’s now friends with one of the gals from Chris’s season. Gads, crazy.

Now my obsessions are still wacky, but hey, we all have to have guilty pleasures. One of my current ones is Vampire Academy. I saw the film about a month ago and fell in love. I mean, I’m so hooked on Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov it’s not even funny. I am so sucked into it that I have an MP3 audio version of the entire film and I will listen to it. I just finished the final book of the first set and now I’m off to read the Bloodlines series which relates. But oh my gosh, I could not gush enough about Rose Hathaway. She is so my girl it’s ridiculous. And I totally loved Zoey Deutch as her in the film. I freaking love the film. Okay, enough gushing about that.

Okay, not really because now I’m starting on the P.C. Cast series.  I blame Stephenie Meyer and her Twilight saga which I used to consider my ultimate guilty love. Now VA runs right there with it. So Vampires are on the brain. Vampire romance to be exact.  Which makes no sense if you consider my post on ‘Vampire Luuuv’. I just have my weird moments and vampire romance is pretty sexy in its own way.

My Charlie guilty pleasure is Charlie Puth. Total adorbs singer. I cannot believe I just wrote adorbs. I have clearly been online too much. Well Charlie Puth is known for his song with Wiz Khalifa for the final Fast and Furious.  But what I love is his song “Marvin Gaye’ with Meghan Trainor. This song is so sexy, but so cool. I mean, seriously cool. Then his song ‘Seventeen’ is just stunning. Okay, I just love his music.

Along the lines of music, I’m still in sort of a Brocountry phase. I found Thomas Rhett‘s ‘Crash and Burn’ and Sam Hunt’s “House Party”, and they are both really good country. Okay, Sam Hunt’s is a little more Bro than country, but it’s still fun. On a side note, the name Thomas Rhett has to be one of the best names to use in a romance novel. Yes?

Finally, Dancing with the Stars. I have to have at least on reality show going to get my fill of DRAMA. I need my drama.  Well DWTS always fits the bill in regards to that. I love half of the dancers this season and I am looking forward to my Monday nights. I want to write up a post regarding music I think Derek Hough needs (NEEDS) to use, but I wonder if he would ever listen to me?

So, anyways. There is my September guilty pleasures that I don’t feel guilty about. I have to note that I had told Mrs. B that watching Bachelor in Paradise with all the drama was as bad as a Taylor Swift song, then Carly at the end of the season was talking about writing a song and someone telling her to Taylor Swift it.  Could anyone throw more drama into a song than Taylor Swift? That being said, I’m loving her music right now. I don’t care if I’m 33. Her music has a story. Especially her new song “Wildest Dreams”.

So, what’s your guilty pleasure right now?  Tell me. Please!

Kate