Winter Is Here…

Winter will be here Sunday, July 16….for those not familiar with the saying, that means Game Of Thrones Season 7 premiers Sunday night! I’m super excited! I can’t wait to see what stories will be told this season.

There are lots of fan theories out there such as R + L = J….Rhaegar + Lyanna = Jon!  If I remember correctly, Varys brought Ned paper and ink when he was arrested. Could he have written Jon a letter about his mother? Does Varys still have the letter? Could Jon be a Baratheon and not a Targaryen? We know nothing…yet!

Let’s talk about Bran for a minute…Bran is now the three eyed raven. The former told him he would fly. As ravens, yes….but could it be possible that Bran is actually the Night King from the past? If Bran is time traveling “flying” is he seeing different versions of himself from different time periods? Was the Night King a Stark ancestor? Will Bran change something in the past and when he wakes up, Ned Stark will be ruler of the Seven Kingdoms? Could Bran be controlling everything that happens in Game Of Thrones? (Does the concept of time traveling and its effects confuse everyone else as much as it does me)?

Could Cersei and Jamie actually be Targaryens and Tyrion be the only legitimate son of Tywin Lannister? They are  both blonde and Tywin would turn over in his grave if Tyrion were his only heir. Or could Tyrion be half Targaryen and that’s why the dragons didn’t harm him when he unchained them?

Speaking of Jamie…I have a feeling he will hold the title of Queenslayer along with Kingslayer! He and Cersei’s inscestuous love affair has come to an end. Of that I’m certain!

I’m not sure what to think about Daenarys anymore. She’s still one of my favorite characters and I always wanted her to sit on the Iron Throne, but I’m not sure she’s going to get there. Sure, she’s got an army AND dragons…three of them, but is it a enough?

At this point I’m hoping Jon Snow comes out victorious, but as we’ve learned from the past six seasons, no one is safe. It’s anyone’s guess as to who will sit on the Iron Throne?! Could it be Sam? Hold the door…that would be a twist!

I just hope the dragons survive. I haven’t read the books, but I’ve heard that there will be three dragon riders. I’m guessing in order to tame and ride a dragon one must have Targaryen blood running through their veins. I think we can all agree, Dany is not the last, surviving Targaryen. Who will the three be?

….Let’s just hope that the Night King doesn’t come flying in on one of the dragons. Now that would give new meaning to the title A Song Of Fire And Ice!!

I’m anxious to see how it all plays out and if any of the fan theories are correct….only time (travel) will tell!

Leave some of your own theories in the comments if you’d like or let me know what you think of mine. Enjoy season 7!


Netflix and Chill

I’m sure everyone has heard the phrase “Netflix and chill“. I’m aware the phrase is code for “lets hang out and have sex”. That’s not what this post is about. I really do mean it literally when I say “Netflix and chill” as in, be lazy and binge watch some tv by yourself! Sure it would be nice to have a cute guy to cuddle with while watching a tv series or movie marathon, but I’m fine at this stage of my life to actually chill by myself.

It’s not a bad thing to lounge around on the couch in comfy clothes while eating a warm, home made brownie with vanilla ice cream while watching several episodes of a tv series. Perhaps I did or did not do this earlier today. I’m not admitting to it by any means, but it could have happened.

Imagine if Netflix doubled as a dating service like “here are 7 other people who have binge watched Sons of Anarchy for 8 hours straight”.  Think about it Netflix!

I don’t watch a lot of tv, but there are several shows that I do watch. Season six of Game of Thrones ended in June and won’t be back until next spring. Season six of Homeland isn’t rumored to start until January. The Walking Dead doesn’t come back until October. Thankfully American Horror Story will be back on in September. Needless to say, I’ve found myself in a “show hole”. (I still miss True Blood by the way).

A couple of weeks ago I wasn’t feeling well, so I found myself laying around with nothing to watch on tv. Realizing I had a Netflix account and a fairly new Smart tv, I downloaded the app to the tv and started watching Orange is the New Black. I was hooked and watched it off and on most of the day. I’m sort of ashamed to admit I finished all four seasons in the course of two weeks, and unfortunately found myself in another “show hole”.

Currently I’m watching another prison show on Netflix called Wentworth and once again I’ve found myself hooked. I’m not binge watching, but I am watching more than I normally do. Oh well, the housework isn’t going anywhere and I can fold laundry and watch tv at the same time….multitasking!

I’ve got my money’s worth out of my Netflix account this month and once I finish Wentworth I’ll have to get my priorities in order and go cold turkey until I’m not addicted to Netflix anymore. On the plus side, my American and Australian prison slang is really good!

As far as chilling with a cute guy while watching Netflix goes…never say never, but I get to pick the show and he better bring brownies and ice cream!

Just a few rules for chilling by yourself and watching Netflix…

1. Get comfy…Sweatpants. Pjs. Yoga pants.

2. Pick a technique…tv or laptop?

3. Choose a location. Couch? Bed? There’s no wrong choice as long as you’re comfy.

4. Don’t answer the door or phone. It’s all about you and only you!

5. Stock up and eat everything. Pillow. Snacks. You’re not going anywhere.

6. Watch as much as you can. Next episode!

7. Be safe and use protection! Have some extra pillows and get up and move around folks. Bedsores are real!