Book Review: They Don’t Wanna Wait (the stars of Dawson’s Creek)

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If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you would know that I LOVE Dawson’s Creek (second only to Daria). I was born in 1990, but I really should have been a teenager in the 90s if you judged by my interests. One weekend while I was visiting my parents, I had Dawson’s Creek on the brain and was cruising on Amazon. This was on my wishlist for a while and I noticed they discontinued the Kindle version, but the paperback edition was quite cheap. I also snagged a trilogy series that puts the Dawson’s Creek characters in a horror story, and I can’t wait to read them!

This book was written around the time that the third season was about to air. It contains bios of the main characters (hello, Joshua Jackson!), the creation of the show and its influence to pop culture, and has a lot of interesting information on creator, Kevin Williamson. I skipped the last couple of parts because it was basically a recap of the first two seasons and I’m in the middle of rewatching the series.

It was great to find out that Joshua Jackson is a Nirvana fan. (Me too!) But Mr. Williamson’s story was the most entertaining part for me. I never would have guessed that the teacher from Teaching Mrs. Tingle was actually based on a real life teacher of Williamson’s that constantly belittled his abilities. Teaching Mrs. Tingle is actually one of my favorite films, despite it being a box office bomb.

Now days Kevin Williamson is known for working on the Vampire Diaries, but before that and Dawson, he was the creator of the Scream movies. I also learned that he also wrote the script for the Halloween H20. It was really cool finding out all this information about one of my most beloved writers. Minus the Vampire Diaries, ugh.

I couldn’t give this book a star rating because it is not listed on Goodreads. But if you are a fan of Dawson’s Creek or Kevin Williamson, I highly recommend it. It’s really cool owning this little piece of the 90s.

A Thrift Store Adventure With Some Reviews Thrown In

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Yesterday, the fiance and I decided to go on a one-on-one date. This is something we hadn’t done in a good while. We’ve recently been invited on many double and triple dates with our friends, but sometimes it’s just nice to go out just the two of us. However, this date turned out to be a real drag.

I spent a lot of time in the bathroom trying to make myself look razor (it’s my slang for cool, but I could substitute it for beautiful too). I chose a little black and grey striped dress that stops just past my knees. It’s a little flirty without being revealing. My floral Doc Martens really paired well with the dress

I did something a little different with my eye make-up. I applied the usual mascara with black eyeliner, only this eyeliner had a little glitter in it. I don’t wear it often, but I busted out my silver eye shadow pen from e.l.f. I have to say the results looked pretty razor.

Just as I was about to try out my new bottle of e.l.f.’s mist and set spray, he poked his head into the bathroom and said my eyes looked sexy. I smiled somewhat, usually I would be thrilled with the compliment, but lately the passion in our relationship has fizzled out a bit. I was hoping that this may lead to some cuddles later.

The e.l.f. mist and set spray set is supposed to lock and seal in your make up for the day, but of course I messed it up on my first attempt. I sprayed it way too close to my face and ended up messing up my eyes. Needless to say, I had to redo it. I’ll write a more in depth review on it when I get it right.

I don’t know for sure, but I think most guys may hate it when we wear lipstick. I know my fiance hates it when I make his lips sticky when we kiss. As I was looking in the mirror, I realized I didn’t want to put any color on my lips. My natural lip color would go well with what I did with my make up. Of course, I would need to keep my lips moisturized and nice and glossy.

Recently, I purchased a vegan lip balm from an Etsy shop. I bought it in the flavor “Rose Candy” and I love it! It smells wonderful, feels great, and makes my natural lip shade glossy. Here’s a link to it:Rose Candy Lip Balm. I really want to try the Whiskey Sugar and Whiskey Honey ones next. I think my fiance would really like those.

Once I was all set, we went to our nearest Goodwill store. I love thrift store shopping! You would be amazed at what you could find there. There wasn’t much on clothes there. I only managed to find one skirt. It’s black with lots of white circles stitched in. I liked it. It was very different.

The real deals I found were in the CDs and DVDs. I managed to find:

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I have been itching to get the Reality Bites soundtrack. I love the grunge and alternative era of the nineties, Ethan Hawke, and Winona Ryder. I owe tons of Ethan Hawke films and his novels. He’s my biggest actor crush next to Joshua Jackson (Pacey of Dawson’s Creek). Ethan even sings on the soundtrack!

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I now owe the movie. I loved it. I want to read the book, but haven’t gotten it yet.

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My fiance’s never seen it. So, I’ll introduce it to him once we finish Daria. Can you believe he had never seen Daria? That was a staple of my childhood.

But alas, most of our date consisted of us being separated to look for own items. I was under the impression we were going to do more, but he didn’t want to go to dinner. If I knew we were only going to spend a couple of hours at a thrift store, I probably wouldn’t have gotten all made up because of the hot sun.

Lately, there seems to be no romance and he seems so disinterested in me. I hate to say it but I even hiked up my dress while we were watching Empire Records. Just to get a little attention. Yeah, I felt like Cory.

I Had A Dream Last Night…

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Ugh. I don’t think last night went so well. I had to give an oral presentation and I am a horrible public speaker. I’m dreading tomorrow. She told me she would have my grade by then. I’m praying that my grade won’t suffer too much.

Despite that, as I slept later that night, I had a wonderful dream. A dream I think speaks volumes about what is going on with me. In my dream, I’m standing by my department building (for some reason sometimes I am not wheelchair bound in my dreams). I’m waiting for my fiance and minutes pass and other people leave. Then finally he arrives, spins me around in his arms, and for some reason “I Don’t Want to Wait” by Paula Cole starts playing. I think that’s just because I like Dawson’s Creek waaay too much. But yeah, that’s it.

I know it sounds really silly and cheesy, especially with the music. But I think my self-conscious is just telling me, “Hey, the reason you’re so depressed is because you’re tired of the academic life and you’re ready to get married.”

I know the fact that I failed comps is another big part of it and my academic confidence is low. But I’ve also been in college since 2008 and never had any breaks since then. I haven’t stopped with school yet. Went straight from high school to college. I guess I’m just ready for my next big adventure and I’m obviously tired of being apart from fiance. I have to keep pushing through, I’m almost done.

True to my 90s nature, I’ll leave you with a song that this experience made me think of. This is “Whatever” (I Had A Dream Last Night) by the Butthole Surfers. This was off of the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack.

Fate? (Originally Posted June 1, 2013)

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On June 1, 2012, exactly one year ago today, a small event happened that made a change for the better in my life. I had just finished going through all that stress from a bad semester and the illnesses that plagued me because of it. I was looking forward to a couple of things.

My dad and I both sharing a love for Alice Cooper, he managed to snag three tickets for us and his girlfriend at the Hard Rock. I was thrilled for it, but that came later in the month. June 1, 2012, was a Friday, and I was preparing to go spend a weekend with dad. I was looking forward to the trip since dad had promised the three of us would go play Bingo. It might sound lame but playing bingo with dad and his girl is very entertaining.

Dad had also purchased tickets to see my favorite band later in the year.  My favorite band is the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But that’s a story for another time.

Anyway, I couldn’t go to dad’s right away because my grandmother had to bring me and she was out running errands and would bring me when she got back.  I was all packed up and ready so I was passing the time by watching Season One of Dawson’s Creek.  I was already half way through the season, so once I got to the last episode and Gram had not returned, I had to entertain myself with something else.

Being the huge connoisseur of 90s culture, that I am, I decided to look up some alternative songs I didn’t have to put on my ipod. In the middle of that, I checked my email to find that I had a new message waiting for me on the dating site, OkCupid. So I logged in and read it.

It was a short message.  It told me his name, that I seemed interesting, and that he would like to get to know me.  It was short, but not “hey baby, you’re hot.  Text me.”  So I answered. We exchanged numbers when I got back home and the rest is history.

It took a bit of convincing on his part to get me to take the leap into a relationship. That just showed how much he wanted it.  I love you darling. ^-^