As crazy as this sounds, The Walking Dead is a big part of our life. It’s the only TV show we watch live every week. We often watch it with a group of other zombie-obsessors. We spend at least 30 min-1 hour dissecting the episode and what’s going to happen next. And we even dedicate another hour of our Sunday to watching The Talking Dead. What is it about the show that makes it so perfect? I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it’s so.freaking.good!
I’ve written two other posts about the show (How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse, Sundays are DEAD to me), but with the Season 4 season finale last night I decided to follow up the former with a Part II. We’ve learned a lot since I wrote that post 2 seasons ago. While those tips are definitely still relevant, below are some more advanced lessons we’ve learned.
1. Keep your legs closed. I understand the need for intimacy in a time like this, but without protection, it’s just a no. Babies are way too much of a hassle in this situation and will put others in danger.
2. Don’t trust anyone outside your group, and if you’re considering inviting others to join your group, don’t forget to ask them the 3 questions: How many walkers have you killed? How many people have you killed? Why?
3. However, if you do find people you can trust – stick together at all costs.
4. Get over yourself. You’re going to have to do things you never thought you would (and I mean NEVER thought you would … case in point, season finale). That does not make you a bad person, that’s just life now.
5. As with #1, I also understand the desire to drink in a time like this, but again, it’s just a no. Is it really worth it to lower your inhibitions with zombies and other people trying to constantly kill you?!
6. Ration your food. You may get overly excited when you find a 112 oz. can of chocolate pudding, but you’re going to want that later when there’s nothing but a rabbit leg to eat.
7. Get creative. Unfortunately these days, shooting and stabbing aren’t the only ways you’ll need to kill.
8. If you’re staying in one place for a while, always have a getaway plan that can be executed very quickly.
9. Get a bow and arrow and practice shooting it. It will be invaluable.
10. Trust your gut. If something doesn’t look right or feel right, it’s probably not right.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. – 1 Peter 1:3
It’s been a rough week. I was losing hope. I was focusing on myself. I was stressed. I was overwhelmed. I couldn’t see anything past the present second and my present problems.
Luckily, God was listening. (Of course He was!) He has given me the most gorgeous, relaxing weekend I could have possibly asked for and put things back into perspective. I’ll spare you my sermon, but reflect on the verse above. We are NEW because of Him. We have HOPE because of Him. He is so merciful, and He has overcome the world.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. – John 16:33
Whatever you’re going through, take a step back. Allow the Holy Spirit to fill you with peace, hope & love.
My weekend was:
[a lazy saturday]
[closing a restaurant catching up with old friends]
[taking a hot hot bath, simply because I wanted to]
[celebrating a dear friend’s birthday]
[expanding my mind reading intelligent articles in Wired]
[leaving the doors and windows wide open]
[a nice walk with my mom]
[celebrating the risen Christ with family]
[a terrific brunch with a terrific view]
[an afternoon not bound by plans]
[baking an oreo brownie surprise – recipe to come tomorrow!]
[mentally prepping for the season finale of The Walking Dead]
On that note, you should probably go back and read my blog How To Survive a Zombie Apocalypse in honor of tonight’s episode. Also, just in case it happens sooner than you expected.