Sunday, July 26, 2009

Grey's Anatomy: random associations

I bought the Grey's Anatomy Season 4 and 5 boxed set for my 9 hour layover in Qatar. I've been resisting the urge to start watching it and I finally gave in tonight. I told myself I was just going to watch one to check the quality. Five episodes later...

I'm totally loving Season 4 already (I know I'm so behind!) and am reminded of how much I love Sandra Oh and her character Cristina Yang. I just love her facial expressions. If there ever was a movie made about my life Sandra Oh is the first person I'd pick to play me. A while back my girlfriend told me that the character, Cristina Yang, reminded her of me. That was actually why I started watching the show, to see what she was talking about. And then I was hooked. I just watched the episode where Dr. Yang calls all her interns by numbers because she couldn't remember their names. It reminded me of when I taught swim lessons to kids when I was in college. I couldn't for the life of me remember their names so I also called them by numbers. I am so Cristina Yang and I take that as a compliment!

Miranda Bailey, played by Chandra WIlson, is my second favorite character on the show. I also think her facial expressions are hilarious. Is it a coincidence that my two favorite characters are competitive, sarcastic ballbusters?

Another random association; every time I see the Space Needle in the beginning of the show I am reminded of how I almost moved there for my (now ex) boyfriend. I never thought I would leave New York. Not any time soon at least. He asked me to move with him and I lost sleep for over a month trying to decide whether I should go. I weighed the pros and cons with Bionic Woman and she asked me, "Years from now, are you going to look back and regret that you didn't get in that car?" Yes, I decided to move cross country based on a line from Transformers.

The month leading up to my move, though, my stomach was in knots. It wasn't nerves. I knew I had made the wrong decision. I wasn't ready. He was a great guy, but he wasn't the one for me. Now when I see images of the Needle I think 1) Oh how lovely and 2) I'm glad I didn't get in that car. I have no regrets.

So my questions today are as random as this post. Who would you have play you in a movie? Is it because they look like you or have the same characteristics as you? Have you ever listened to your gut on a big decision? Was your gut right or wrong? Would you move across the country/border/ocean to be with someone?

Lastly, isn't it the best feeling in the world when you look back and realize you've made the right decision?


The Novelista Barista said...

i LOVE greys anatomy !!!!!!!!!!

Stephanie said...

I was engaged and going to leave to country to be with someone, but I couldn't go when it came down to it. I go back and forth with regret sometimes, but in all honesty I had more important things to do for myself. boo hoo :)

If someone were to play me, I have no idea who I'd want to play me. I guess most people would say Scary Spice...I've been hearing this since the 90's- I hate it LOL

Nina said...

I was Scary Spice for Halloween when I was in high school. I can't find the pictures but I was damn convincing- for an asian girl.