Oooh, I’m so excited! My very first Blog Hop! For this, any blogger who signed up was requested to present a little about a cherished object she owned. So, I chose what first came to mind: my Star Trek pizza cutter! Below you can see a picture of it in all its glory.
Now, it might seem a bit shallow at first, but for me this object represents a lot. Firstly, the obvious: my obsession with Star Trek. After about two episodes I fell in love with the Original Series of Star Trek. I remember that first episode I saw, Operation: Annihilate! The “aliens” looked like eggs and the overacting was preposterous, but after watching another episode, for what else does a 14-year-old do on a lazy summer day when she’s bored and her mom’s sitting there watching something new, I was in love. Yes, it was cheesy. Yes, the acting was indeed preposterous. Yes, Kirk had an overabundance of ripped shirts throughout the series…But it was fun. It had a certain charm, and despite the ridiculousness, it bore a sense of adventure that made me want to travel through space to strange new lands. I wanted to boldly go where no man had gone before. It was silly, but it still took me away. C’mon, it was the 60s. What’d you expect? And then Spock. He just made that show so perfect…I think we might have established that I love Star Trek.
This object here also represents the family time I spent watching this. My mother was the one who introduced my brothers and I to the show. It was something she had grown up with. We would spend long summer days watching episode after episode. Sometimes she and I would stay up late, well after my brothers had gone to sleep, to finish “just one more episode.” My family and I, we laughed together, felt the cheesy thrill together, and even cringed together. Along with the favorite episodes came cherished memories. I always look back on that summer with happiness. None of the others became obsessed with the show as I had, but they still enjoyed watching with me. Such family time is something not as common with us anymore and thus something I miss, but I can remember it with abundant joy.
Not only do I cherish this object for the sentiment and joy, but also the wow factor. I’m that crazy friend who will randomly blurt out “Did I ever tell you I have a Star Trek pizza cutter?! It’s like the coolest thing ever!!” I haven’t actually used it to cut anything though. Perhaps one day if I’m stranded in the desert, and it’s my only means of escape I might, but for now it’s on display for me to show off to people like you who care to listen or are reading this because you’re procrastinating something actually important.
So, thanks for stopping by! Feel free to mosey over to other areas of my blog. I write reviews, poetry, and things on my mind.
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