marcusleepowers It's hard to overestimate just what #GilmoreGirls has meant to me over the past 16 years. I started watching this show every week as a mixed-up kid in suburban Dallas with my mom. I kept watching it through those awkward high school years, recording it on my VCR (and reading the recaps on Television Without Pity). I finished watching it as a still mixed-up, still awkward college kid, wishing I was at Harvard instead, also dreaming of being a journalist in a quickly-dissolving industry, hushing roommates as I tried to catch every single densely packed line. And now, this show lives on, a near-constant background loop of my life thanks to its eternal life in both syndication and on @netflix. It's been 16 years and my life has only improved since that pilot episode. I look forward to these final four episodes (and those famed final four words), only wishing my mom could finish out the series just like we started it.
Thanks Gilmore Girls, for all the laughs and the cries and the memories. Oh, and thanks for "Oi with the poodles already." #CheesyFridayPosts
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marcusleepowers Some madras coffee, a little masala pav, and a bit of Costa Rica research. Hello weekend, it's nice to see you. 1w

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marcusleepowers For nearly 30 years you worried over me, through thought, prayer, and action. For the past 10 years, you've worried about me nearly 1000 miles away. This Mother's Day, you're a bit further away, but I know you're still up there worrying. You taught me thousands of things, but being a grade-A worrier was one of the main things I picked up. Happy Mother's Day, Mom. Hopefully Dad learned to cook while he was up there the last 10 years and treated you to breakfast in bed. #FirstFamilyPhoto 2w

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Beyoncé - the Formation World Tour
marcusleepowers Beyoncé earned her money (and made her hometown proud) tonight. She, without question, slayed. #Beyoncé #FormationWorldTour #Lemonade #HTownVicious 🍋 2w

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marcusleepowers Ten years ago, when my dad died, I slowly but surely formed a fear of heights. Bridges terrify me, and I can hardly look out the window when I fly.
After my mom died, I went through a series of emotions at a rapid clip. Friday, it was shock. Saturday, overwhelming sadness and guilt. Sunday, a bit of numbness with a longing to go home and get back to a routine. Monday, at my mom's service, a bit of grief but mostly relief. Yesterday was the first day I felt any sense of normalcy. Last night, I got the first full night of sleep I've had in a week.
Today, as I was flying home four days and a death later than I had expected, I found myself staring out the window complacently, just sort of staring at the clouds. It hit me suddenly that I didn't have that normal fear of being so high up, above the clouds, with nothing below me but air.
Maybe I'm just so ready to be home, the heights just aren't phasing me. Maybe I'm just so exhausted that it didn't occur to me to be scared. Or maybe it's something more than that. I don't know if my fear of heights is gone (I doubt it), but I still think there's a certain sense of cyclical poetry about that moment.
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marcusleepowers When life hands you lemons... ride roller coasters.
Or something like that.
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marcusleepowers Godspeed, Mom. Tell Dad I said hello. I love you both. Always have, always will. 4w

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marcusleepowers The @haymerchant Monday TV dinner was everything I wanted and more. Smothered pork chops, baked beans, cucumber-tomato salad, cornbread, and peach cobbler?! I'm in made-by-grandma heaven. #Houston #HoustonFood 4w

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marcusleepowers I mean... who cheats on Beyoncé?! #Lemonade 🍋 4w

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marcusleepowers When work has a black tie gala. 1mon

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marcusleepowers Celebrating @spahouston at our gala. Fancy AF. 1mon

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marcusleepowers So these two may not be biological siblings, but they're adopted siblings. And they act like every other brother and sister I've ever known. Plus, they're insanely adorable and bring their dads lots of joy every day. #NationalSiblingsDay #Cats #GraceAndTheo 1mon

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  •   lmoore281 That's the most Houston thing I've ever seen. 1mon

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marcusleepowers Kite festival + 72 degrees = excellent Sunday. 2mon

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