Some mornings I wake up and wish I had superpowers. It would just be amazing to have super strength and fly around, but then go out into society and remain incognito. Nobody would ever know my true identity; unless a charming gentleman swept me off my feet and I invited him into my “real” world.
Of course having superpowers is entirely a fictional concept, but it doesn’t stop me from daydreaming. I don’t have an alter ego like Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) but there are certain aspects of my life that are really “hush hush.” For instance, one of the things a lot of people don’t know about me is the fact I collect coffee mugs and love Wonder Woman. I know a lot of females say she is their favorite super heroine, but for me it’s deeper than her just being a female idol.
Wonder Woman is the epitome of the powerful, beautiful, and bold tall woman. I love her because she represents for the Amazons out there. I know I’m only 6-feet tall and there are women a lot taller out there, but when I’m wearing heels I tower at 6’3”, sometimes 6’4.” I used to be weary about my height as I was growing up, but Wonder Woman became sort of a fictional inspiration. Her values and attitude made me proud to be a tall Amazon; which is why I know collect Wonder Woman mugs and have been inspired to start expanding my coffee mug collection to include other retro mugs.
But my passion for Wonder Woman and collecting coffee mugs isn’t the only thing a lot of people don’t know about. One of my huge guilty pleasures is 80’s/90s love songs and the crooning voices of Rick Astley, Phil Collins, Steve Winwood, Michael Mcdonald, Michael Bolton, and George Michael. I love listening to those guys singing their love confessions; it’s totally awesome! Before I even got into Always Sunny in Philly I had been jamming to Rick Astley and cheesing at his duster. He always seems to be wearing some type of duster/trenchcoat and doing this geeky dance; I love it!
Rick Astley, George Michael, Michael Mcdonald, and Michael Bolton are some of the artists that I consider my “guilty pleasure.” I usually don’t like to admit I love their music, but I can’t help that it’s a guilty pleasure. You should have seen me yesterday, I was on fire! I watched Dirty Dancing for the first time and I cried. I’m the type of woman that doesn’t like to get all emotional and cry, but I began crying when Patrick Swayze (God rest his soul…) had to say goodbye to Baby and the song he wrote “She’s Like the Wind” was playing in the background. I got so emotional and began thinking about romance, falling in love, and one day finding a guy that can inspire me to commit and take a relationship serious.
Dirty Dancing is officially up there with my favorite love stories, including Ever After, Sleepless in Seattle, and You’ve Got Mail. I was always so ashamed of being a sucker for romance and getting emotional, but sometimes a woman can’t help but to cry. I just cry, then go annihilate people on Black Ops and Resistance; that’s how it has to be done. Get emotional, move on and do damage on something that doesn’t allow weakness. I’m not saying crying is necessarily a sign of weakness, but some some women just cry over everything and it annoys the hell out of me. When I cried yesterday while watching Dirty Dancing, that was the first I’ve cried in six months. I’m just not big on tearing up unless I’ve lost an eyelash.
But what can I say? My guilty pleasure for 80s love ballads and Dirty Dancing, along with other love stories, make me emotional at times. I rarely show my sensitive side because I’m usually on my grind and too busy dealing with life, but I do have a vulnerable woman inside that does believe in love at first sight and magical romance; it just isn’t my time to have that and I’m so okay with that. Being single is great! I do get lonely sometimes, but I’m just focused on being the best me I can be. I live each day being productive and getting closer to my dreams, but in the midst of my determination, I like to enjoy my guilty pleasures and sing along to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” and “Whenever You Need Somebody.”I don’t need anybody right now, but one day I know I’ll need a good man in my life that can laugh and love my guilty pleasures.
Rick Astley- Never Gonna Give You Up
Michael McDonald-Sweet Freedom
Michael Bolton- Soul Provider
Steve Winwood – Higher Love
Patrick Swayze Featuring Wendy Fraser – She’s Like The Wind
I love this song!!!!!