About a month or so ago, my friend Ryan suggested that Jim and I watch Vikings. I was like Eh, we’ll see, but I mentioned it to Jim because Ryan has similar tastes. Anyway, the weekend we celebrated our anniversary, we couldn’t find any movies in the theaters that we thought were worth their insanely-high prices, so we opted to buy a movie and watch it at home, except instead of a movie, we got the first season of Vikings.
We’re almost done with the first season, and it just keeps getting better. The more we get into it, the more we like Ragnar. And, no, it’s not because he’s “dreamy” (as Ryan suggested when I said I really liked Ragnar), although there is no denying that fact. I mean, look at this face:
Okay, yeah, he’s easy on the eyes. No disputing that. But cute guys are a dime a dozen, and they tend to grow old and get beer guts like everyone else. (Except for my own husband, who’s still trim and as good-looking as when I met him, but let’s face it, the rest of us aren’t so lucky!) His looks aren’t what I like. It’s the character that I like. It’s the attitude. He’s generally upbeat, and even when he does get down, he doesn’t stay down for long. And he’s a doer. He’s definitely a “seize the moment” type of guy. One terrible thing that my husband and I have in common: We’re both indecisive as hell. Not Ragnar. He makes a decision quickly and then follows through unwaveringly.
So I’ve decided I need a little Ragnar in me. (Not in the dirty sense, get your minds out of the gutter.) Now I’m looking for something like a “What Would Ragnar Do?” poster to hang on the wall next to me while at work. That way, when things get stressful at work, I can be reminded of that air of confidence.
And if people piss me off, I can remind myself that the jerks’ fates have been decided. And grin.
My poster is going to need an ax.