One of my all time favorite holiday shows is, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”. And tonight at 7pm I will eagerly tune in and watch the Peanuts gang, as has been my tradition every year since I was a child.
For just one night I will be transported back to a time when the only thing I had to worry about was what the Great Pumpkin was going to bring me.
But by far the best part of It’s the Great Pumpkin is when Sally meets Linus in the pumpkin patch (notice how she’s all hearts), misses out on ‘tricks or treats’ (notice how she turns), and jacks him right there in said pumpkin patch.
Poor Sally was scorned early on. I wonder what she’s like today. What about Linus? Is he still waiting in the Pumpkin patch and does he still have that security blanket? And poor Charlie Brown. Is he the Bill Gates of the cartoon world? or dare I say, still trying to kick that blasted football. I betcha Lucy is a Tiger Mom, and has Pig Pen learned about soap and water? Did Peppermint Patty ever come out? and did Schroeder ever become a famous classical pianist or did he tap out before he hit puberty?
Don’t judge me. I know I’ve put way too much thought in trying to figure out the fates of my beloved Peanuts characters.
You’re a no-nonsense firecracker. You’re competitive, driven, and sharp-tongued. You don’t have time for mincing words, and you definitely don’t have time for people who are standing between you and your goals. Underneath all that tenacity, you’re an extremely loyal friend, and a very sensitive person. Once you care about someone, you care completely, and you’ll do anything for them — though you’d never admit it.
You’re the relaxed and easygoing type. You’re all about going with the flow, spending time with friends, and making the most out of every day. You don’t sweat the small stuff, and you’re one of the few people in the world who genuinely doesn’t care what other people think of you. You’re also very intuitive and empathetic, and do just as well socializing in large groups as you do one-on-one.
You’re a take-charge extrovert. You go after the things you want in life, are extremely goal-oriented, and hold others to the same high standards to which you hold yourself. You’re loyal and honest, upfront about your feelings, and not easily deterred once you lay a path out for yourself.
You’re the quiet, creative type. You channel your emotions and talents into your creative work, which draws people to you, but you often prefer the solitary life. You prefer to avoid big crowds and aren’t much of a partier, but you find fulfillment in your work, your close group of friends, and expanding your horizons creatively.
You’re an old soul. You’ve seen more than most people your age — whatever age that is — and have used those experiences to become a more empathetic and emotionally aware person. You have a great appreciation for friendship, love, and family, and are a deeply intelligent person who doesn’t feel the need to prove it to anyone.
You got: Charlie Brown
You’re a classic over-analyzer. You’re charismatic, have a core group of friends who are very loyal to you, and are highly intelligent — but that intelligence often leads you to overthink most things in life. To feel satisfied, you have to consider everything from every angle, from Christmas to crushes. This way of thinking makes you highly intuitive and emotionally aware, and also gives you a great sense of humor and ability to view situations objectively.
My Comment: Well, I’ll be damned. This is spot on. I am the one at the movies that says, “Um that just doesn’t make sense. That’s not logical.” My friends and family tell me to suspend belief but, Ah Ra Um, I can’t. I try.
I do consider everything from every angle, especially relationships — frienships, romantic relationships, work relationsips and the bottom line is how are they going to benefit me.
Beign emotionally aware is a bit of an understatement for me. I am quite hypersensative to other peoples emotions, which is quite beneficial. However it can be a bit problematic too, especially when it comes to those people, I put in the not beneficial to me category. I find myself being quite unsympathetic to their emotional needs. Need to work on that.
Anyway take the quiz via BuzzFeed and let us know which Peanuts character you are.