I am not used to this “having paid leave” thing, much less knowing what to do when I take time off! Today is my last day of a five day weekend. It’s funny, when you book time off, people ask you where you are going. Last year I went away for a night to prep for the launch of Bloggers and Bacon, and while I thought about doing the same again, and kind of wanted to, I had other things I wanted to put my money towards.
My Happy Place
I haven’t done anything much. Partially because I was off sick half of last week with the flu (yep, a blood test confirmed it, I got the flu in the middle of freaking summer), I just didn’t have anything big planned. I also prefer to do things “off season”, aka NOT in school holidays. So in the end, I’ve been at home. Mostly, I’ve hidden in the air con because Brisbane humidity literally sucks sweaty balls at this time of year, and I’ve been binge-watching Stargate. My happy place. It’s the show that I grew up watching for ten years. It’s formative for me. It’s not a perfect show, but by the dogs I love it. I love the length of time it was on because the characters become part of your life, you feel the changes that happen. If you know Stargate, you know that the first 8 seasons are very different from the last 2 seasons. But it’s the same show. But it’s entirely different. But it’s not a spin off.
(Speaking of spin offs, I still can’t watch SGU because of how they mock “hotter and younger” in 200. I remember the character casting call sheets being posted on Gateworld and it was what they had mocked. I tried to watch the SGU pilot but didn’t even make it the whole way through it.)
It’s my happy place because it was my escape for bad periods of my life. It’s my happy place because the characters feel like family to me after ten years. It’s my happy place from all the fun,
Overall, I love that I can still get swept away by the show when I watch it.
What’s your happy place? Do you have a show that you grew up with?