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The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 13 Recap/Review

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http://www.kaleo.org/features/walking-dead-season-episode-arrow-on-the-doorpost/article_bee950dc-8b97-11e2-973f-001a4bcf6878.html

That’s the link of my article on our university press.

This week’s episode of “The Walking Dead” seems to be the last calm before the storm. The episode opens with Rick, Daryl and Hershel at an abandoned warehouse waiting for the Governor to show up for their scheduled meeting. Rick and Daryl make sure the place is clear while Hershel keeps the car running in case of an emergency. As Rick slowly makes his way inside, the Governor walks out from behind the shadows to greet him. Why Rick’s group would trust naive Andrea and her disillusioned attempt at making peace is beyond me. The Governor, of course, even after claiming to have taken off the only gun on him, has a spare one taped on his side of the table. Just like a scene from “The Godfather,” the Governor has set up this meeting with exact precision, leaving nothing to chance.

Rick doesn’t buy his act for a second and even goes so far as to say, “You’re the town drunk, nothing more,” to which the Governor responds by asking if he has misjudged him and the situation. Rick wants to believe that they can work things out, but deep down he knows this man is incapable of coming to a rational compromise.

Because of what Andrea had told him earlier, Rick thought this meeting was arranged so they could discuss which territories each group would take, but it wasn’t at all. Instead, the Governor gives Rick something to think about: He promises that the prison and his group will be left alone if they surrender Michonne to him. But how can you trust a man who is ruthless beyond repair? And after the last episode where Rick and Carl finally started to bond with Michonne, how could Rick give up one of his own for the good of the group?

He has no absolute guarantee that the Governor will keep his word once Michonne is in his hands. The Governor even said that he would prefer the group to stay in the prison rather than leave so that he could keep his one good eye on their group, which comes off as more threatening than comforting.

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The one reassuring part of this episode has to be the bond developed between Daryl and Martinez. Like a lot of frontier adventure stories, when men are left with no source of entertainment they resort to hunting as a way of testing strengths as well as making a fun challenge. Although zombie killing may not be the traditional element in which men bond, Daryl and Martinez are able to make a game out of the situation, which in turn lightens the mood and allows everyone to be human for a while. This battle of strength not only lets the two of them relax but also form connections with each other that will possibly come in handy if they meet again.

Hershel, too, is seen having a moment with Milton when they talk about their specific situations in the zombie apocalypse. Milton is a bit too inquisitive, saying that this information is for science and record-keeping, but Hershel starts to open up a little by joking with him to lighten the mood. When Milton asks to see the leg, Hershel responds by saying that he barely knows the guy, but by the end he is laughing and saying, “At least buy me a drink first.”

MERLE AND MICHONNE

Right after the Governor asks Rick to hand over Michonne, it cuts to Merle asking Michonne to come with him to save the group from the Governor. Is Merle part of the group, or is he still working for the Governor? Was he trying to convince Michonne to come with him for revenge as a decoy? No one can be sure.

Because Rick knows that surrendering Michonne would not save his group, he doesn’t inform the group about this counteroffer. He even asks Hershel to talk him out of it because he knows that she has earned her place by saving multiple people in their group. The Governor keeps mentioning the word “choice,” but does Rick’s group really have a choice? Hershel suggests that they could do well on the road, but Rick is not one to give up. If Rick thinks that the Governor killing Michonne is beneath him, he has another thing coming.

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Extreme Couponing…Fail

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I was watching extreme couponing yesterday and it kind of intrigued me yet at the same time made me sick to my stomach.

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS SOMEONE GOING TO DO WITH 94 PACKETS OF CROUTONS OR BOXES OF CAT TREATS WITHOUT A GOD DARN CAT?

People without children will stock up on “cheap” diapers. They will store toilet paper under their children’s beds and some of them will even design their own shelving units to make sure no can expires on the shelf.

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If these people aren’t hoarders, I don’t know what they are.

So I thought I’d look up some coupons last night and literally after 2 minutes I was bored out of my GOD DAMN mind.

I mean the only time I would think this would be a good idea is if:

A. The world was ending and I had a bomb shelter I could put all this stuff into

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B. There was an imminent depression coming and there wouldn’t be any food left on the shelves. I guess this could work if there was a zombie apocalypse coming too…

BUT STILL! THESE LADIES ARE CRAZY!

WHAT DOES ONE DO WITH 75 BOXES OF CEREAL???

“Oh yeah I just saved my family $40,000 last year in groceries.” Really? Really people?

I can’t even be bothered to cut coupons let alone remember that I have them the next time I go grocery shopping. Not to mention, it’s embarrassing pulling out 2,500 coupons in A SINGLE TRANSACTION or going around a supermarket pulling 6 carts all by yourself.

One couple was at the supermarket for 5 HOURS! 5 HOURS! I don’t want to be there more than 30 minutes let alone 5 GOD DAMN FREAKIN HOURS! They put a limit on how many coupons each person could use so this lady had the nerve to CALL HER FRIEND so that she could COME TO THE SUPERMARKET and buy shit for her.

Wouldn’t it have been easier to just COME BACK? Aren’t you wasting precious money and time by just BEING at the market for that long?

These people let their friends and family go “shopping” in their little home made mini marts.

So anyways…when I went to the grocery store I tried to be a LITTLE more conscious of what was on sale or not. And no I did not bother to bring any coupons with me. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen a Hawaiian newspaper with coupons in it.

I saved $14.04! Which is 13%! Whoop de doo! Now I can…go to Starbucks and get my small soy hot chocolate 4 more times then I would have? *Shrug*

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The Orange Creme Cookies weren’t on sale but I’ve never seen them before  so I thought I’d be adventurous today and try something new! I hope they’re as good as they look. Sorta reminds me of Mexican Wedding Cookies / Russian Tea Cookies. I’ll let you guys know how they are.

We’ll see if I can get into using coupons or not. Do you guys use coupons?

Do most people use bring in coupons?

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Here comes Honey Boo Boo

So we’ve all seen that Toddlers and Tiara episode or clip where this little girl says, “A dollar makes me holla honey boo boo!” and for those of you who don’t go on YouTube or haven’t gotten addicted to Toddlers and Tiaras yet here is the clip from the original episode.

Yes I do watch the show and Yes I am addicted. How could you not be when you get little girls like this every now and then. They just MAKE TV!

And for those of you who already know they’ve made a TV show spin off off of a different contestant named Eden and the show was called ‘Eden’s World’ but it didn’t do too well and it was on Yahoo’s list of failed Spin offs which also included The Pauly D Project and RuPaul’s Drag U but we’ll talk about that another time.

The reason why I’m writing this blog is because they just aired a commercial for yet ANOTHER spin off but this is one I actually can’t wait to watch. Want to know what it’s called? ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ and I am TOTALLY serious.

If you don’t believe me, watch this commercial:

Where do people come up with these ideas?

In other news…apparently when it rains in Hawaii all the ants go inside so even though I live on the 14th floor of an apartment I still get mini Hawaiian ants. UGH. And what’s even worse is that not only do I keep the house IMMACULATE with NO FOOD LYING AROUND but they’ve still managed to make their home INSIDE MY COMPUTER. NO JOKE. Like literally INSIDE MY COMPUTER. They come in and out of the air vents and it’s driving me nuts. I took my computer apart and shook as many as I could out. Wiped it down a million times. Used ant spray and Clorox bleach spray but even then every other second one will come crawling out of some crevice of my computer. And in the process of cleaning my computer I think I may b=have broken it. Yeah I can still go online but now it says I have no audio output and it says that I can’t go on Google or Facebook because it’s not “safe” for me to do so. OMG. I JUST WANT TO WRITE BLOGS ABOUT STUFF! Anger rising……..

Damn ants. I’ve had it up to HERE with you!

I called the exterminator so he should be here tomorrow morning. I can’t wait! Now if only I could get my computer back in working order. UGH. Whatever.

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What’s better than getting NBA stuff in the mail?

Absolutely nothing.

I got a shirt for both Mark and I and I absolutely love them both!

Please ignore the stupid face.

For Mark I got the classic, “He’s on fire BOOM SHAKA LAKA” shirt.

And for me I got the Miami Heat NBA Champions 8 bit Tshirt! I don’t care if it doesn’t actually look like them. I love it anyways!

I’m sorry about the lack of blog posts. I’ve been working 6 days straight and I have another 2 to go before I get a day off so it’s been a little stressful.

But I am excited for tonight! It’s the finale of both The Bachelorette and Food Network Star! We all know Jef and Justin are going to win. Am I the only one who thinks they look very similar? Justin just has a bigger hair poof than Jef. Either way the endings for both shows won’t be all that surprising.

Will write more soon! God, why is it so hot in Hawaii?!

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