Friday, May 9, 2014

Secret Subject Swap Blogging Challenge May 2014

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 15 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. 

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:                          Baking In A Tornado                                       The Momisodes                     Someone Else’s Genius                          FBX Adventures (In Parenting)                     Spatulas on Parade                Stacy Sews and Schools                         Confessions of a part time working mom                        Outmanned                  Evil Joy Speaks                         Impoverished Vegan                         Climaxed               The Bergham’s Life Chronicles                                 Sparkly Poetic Weirdo                    Dinosaur Superhero Mommy      Silence of the Mom

My subject is "Write yourself into the story as a character of your favorite book, movie, or show. How would you alter how the storyline plays out?"  It was submitted by .  Here goes:  

You ever have what you think is an excellent idea, then you follow through and you think... What have I done?!? Well, that is exactly what I thought, when I opened my e-mail from the fabulous Karen revealing my Secret Subject. I was really thinking I was insane for jumping back into the world of blog challenges. Not because the subject was bad, but because it was just that fabulous. As I read it over and over and over, a million thoughts and ideas flooded my mind. I have so many favorite books/movies/shows. How could I possibly pick one? Which one would I pick? Which would be most fitting of the entire question? If heads could explode, I am fairly sure mine would have. 

(On an unrelated side note, just to show how unqualified to blog I am... I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get the centered text turned off. :( I keep highlighting the text and putting it on regular, and it is not working!)

So, I have spent the days since being assigned my subject thinking it over. Nothing really came together and clicked. So today as I sat down to start writing, I called my better half into the room. Told him I needed his help and opinion on my blog post. He told me to hit him with it. I told him how I was in over my head with this one. How it was hard and difficult and I was clueless. I told him, just give me whatever input you can, and I will hopefully be able to come up with something. I read him the subject, he looked at me and said... Well, that is easy. You're Alicia from "The Good Wife". 

Ta da.

Just that quick and easy he aligned all the pieces for me. Every single one. Sometimes that man of mine is a genius! Do you understand why I keep him around?

This is where I tell you that if you are not up to date with "The Good Wife" and you love the show, QUIT READING THIS POST! I am going to drop a massive spoiler. 

I think I would definitely write myself into "The Good Wife" as Alicia. I have wanted to be a lawyer since I was six years old. I wanted to help people and make the world a better place. I am very passionate about law. Why am I not a lawyer? Once upon a time, many, many moons ago (dang I'm old) I was pursuing a law degree. Life and emotions got in the way. I was overwhelmed, confused, and young. I was not as elegant and determined as Alicia. I found myself having issues with our legal system, and felt helpless. I felt like I was a tiny person, and in the grand scheme of things I would never be able to make a difference. 

I walked away. Looking back, I wish I had stuck it out, but then my entire life would be different. As imperfect as my life is, I love it. I love where I am at and who I am with. I really would not want to change that for anything.

Though, I would love to be Alicia. I love her. I love her perfections and her flaws. She is intelligent and determined and classy and clever. She has many admirable qualities. She is also stunningly beautiful. She faces challenges with such elegant class. She has this air of success about her. She is a winner. Even when things do not go quite her way, she still has this winning quality about her. 

He husband cheated on her in the most public of ways. Her life literally fell apart. So much went wrong. Yet, I never once felt the need to pity her. If anything I envied her. She really took the lemons life handed her and made the sweetest lemonade. I really feel like at the end of the day she can truly look herself in the mirror, and be comfortable with what she sees. I feel like she is a truly blessing in the lives of those she cares about, and a true force to be reckoned with in the lives of those that oppose her.

How would I change the storyline? Anyone want to take one guess?!?! If you are thinking that I would have Will live forever and the two of them to live happily ever after ... ding ding ding... Yes. Oh my gosh! I cried REAL tears when he died. REAL tears. You would think I had known him my entire life and we had Sunday dinner together weekly. I would most definitely change how their romance played out. I would have had them come back together. Have them truly realize they did not want to be apart. I would have them on a romantic vacation in some exotic island country, falling endlessly in love and planning their future wedding. I definitely would not have him resting in eternal peace. 

Are there any other fans of "The Good Wife" out there? How do you feel about Alicia's character? How do you feel about Will's death? I would LOVE to hear you opinions. Feel free to leave me a comment, and let me know where you stand. To anyone not a fan... What on Earth is wrong with you!?! LOL Get on Netflix and catch up! I am sorry to have spoiled it for you, but believe me, even with knowing Will dies, it is worth watching! It is truly a wonderful show. 

Thank you to Jonathan Charles and Matthew Iden at for the fabulous subject! I hope I did it a decent amount of justice. I must tell you I had a lot of fun putting myself into some of my most favorite books and movies (Such as; Wuthering Heights and "Good Will Hunting") and trying to decide which character I would want to be, and what changes I would make. It was a fun break from the insanity that has been life here at the Bergham household lately. I PROMISE I will do some updates on that soon. For one... Weewee turns one next month. NEXT month. Can you believe this??? Holy moly. I'm not ready.

Thank you to Karen for including me in this fabulous Secret Subject Swap. Thank you to all of my fellow bloggers for embracing me and including me so warmly! I truly appreciate it, though I still do not feel like a true blogger yet. Maybe one day. I will let you all know when and if that happens. 

Thank you for taking the time to ready my post!!! Now, mosey on over to all the other pages and read what the real bloggers wrote about!!! I'm sure you'll thank me later, and I will be right there reading them too! So excited! 


  1. oh wow...I never saw the TV show, but heard about it. I am glad I don';t watch because I would have sobbed and broke the TV.

    sounds like you havea great hubby there...

  2. Okay I have not seen that yet but now I want to!

    I wish I knew how to turn off the center writing! Hopefully someone does.

    Blogging challenges are scary and fun, they push us outside our comfort zone, so yay for you for rocking this prompt :-)

    1. Thank you! I have many shows I like, but very few I actually recommend. The Good Wife is most definitely one I recommend. It's excellent.

  3. Sometimes I feel that it's just as hard to get a prompt where you have too many responses as it is to get one where you don't know what you'll say. And I love that your better half, without really having to think about it, put you right on track. Great post.

    1. Thank you! He often adjusts my sails perfectly, with very little effort. I'd like to think I do the same for him!

  4. Jules, first off I hear you about navigating blogspot! It keeps screwing with my formatting, too. Don't ever copy & paste from word, in case that's what you were doing.
    Unfortunately, living in Switzerland, I don't know "the good wife", but you make me want to watch it, and I am sure I would cry too.
    How do you feel about becoming a lawyer these days?
    Happy Mother's Day!

    1. It is truly an excellent show.

      I wish I had finished my degree. I still know I couldn't make the massive impact I'd always dreamed of making, but I'm wise enough to know my small impact would've mattered.

  5. Great job with a very tough prompt!

  6. This prompt seems like it was meant for you! You did an excellent job. :)

    I blog through Blogger (which is, I think). Sometimes I find it takes more than one try or even cutting the entire paragraph, fixing the alignment, and pasting it back in. Sometimes. Don't quote me.

    1. I couldn't fix it to save my life! I need a blogging tutor!

      Thank you! It was a fun prompt!

  7. I've never seen the show, but it sounds like a good one. I'd probably stick myself in to one of the erotic romance novels I've been reading......yea.....hahaha

    1. Hahaha!!! You just opened my mind to a few other possibilities!



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