I know that normally I end the title of the post with three exclamation points, but this post is much to somber for that. I have just spent the last Christmas at my Grandma and Grandpa’s house.
It really hit me hard. Grandpa isn’t doing well and I know that this is the right move, but it sucks. I have a lot of memories there growing up.
For instance, when I was younger, I would go to visit and I’d oganize (organize) the bookshelf. Another example, when we were younger, my brother would always watch Dennis the Menace on vhs. There are so many good memories at that house.
I’m really sad to see the house go, but I know I’ll have the memories forever.
Given the title I’m sure that you’re sick of hearing about my favorite web series but this was requested by Jason Leaver, the creator of Out with Dad. I thought I’d give him why.
Why OWD is Important to me?
This is an interesting question for me to answer. I think it came at a time in my life when I was still in the closet like Rose and was figuring things out. I was an escape from keeping it a secret from everyone in my life.
It is also important to me because it is easy to relate to. I felt all the feelings that Rose felt as she was coming out. It was real. I think that Jason wrote a believable story with real characters.
It is a teaching tool. That is the big reason that the series is important to me.
For these reasons, OWD is important to me.
If you want to learn more about the series, you can listen to my interview with Jason here, read my interview with the actress who plays Rose here and here or check out their web site here.
I’ve been trying to search for the words that I want to say about the shooting Friday, but I’m still at a total loss. I never thought I would live through another shooting like Columbine and I have.
I read an article yesterday about the victims of the shooting and couldn’t help but cry. So many of the victims were six or seven years old. They hadn’t even lived their lives. Then, there was the principle of the school. She seemed like a very special lady who went over and beyond her job. She wanted to make sure that her school was safe.
I’m not sure what else to say. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this tragedy. I can’t begin to imagine how this Christmas will be for you.