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Marty McFly: “If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.”

Marty McFly: “If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.”

Today is October 21, 2015, the day in the film Back To The Future: Part II where Marty McFly and Doc Brown travelled to the future… well to the present which will turn into the past after today… It’s all very confusing if you think about it. Anyways this blog post is actually a training exercise to see why I do what it is that I do, such as dress up as Marty McFly (If you look at the image I posted you can see what I mean, and if you, the reader, is curious as to what I’m doing in that photo, I’m trying to flex the wheel fast enough so it can light up).

As mention before, today was the day the hero of the film, Marty, arrives into our present which is his future to set everything right and as a way to respect the passage of time of when the film was first release to now, (which is 26 years) I had to dress up. However, as I continued to explore my mind as to why I would ever decide to dress up as him, I started to realize that his experiences mirror mine own.

So when we first met Marty McFly, he’s just a student trying to follow his musical career dreams but he has self doubts about his future like any sane person would. I’m a student that is trying to follow his art career dreams with plenty of self doubt. But as I further analyze my character idolization I soon realize that both of us have mentors that taught us a valuable lesson with a single sentence that we often recite when we face adversity. Doc Brown taught Marty,”If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything”. My professor taught me that “if you commit to an idea, you should commit to it fully”. Ever since she told me that statement, every time I do an art project her voice instantly plays in my head and I start to give it my all. Next, we both have to look into our past families’ lives for inspiration to solve the problems in the present to change our future into something we want. But lastly and most importantly, Marty and I are stylish cats so it only make sense that Marty is my one of my favorite heroes even if he’s a fictional character.

Damn Universe! You’s tricky.

Damn Universe! You’s tricky.

[Bonus points if you know where this picture is from]

Today has been an extremely tiring day due to the heat and lack of sleep but I wanted to end today on a higher note, a brighter one if you would have it. So the story goes like this, I usually carpool with a buddy of mine, let’s call him Jimmy Dean because hell, we always carpool in the morning and Jimmy Dean is all about that breakfast menu, boom perfect fake name. (Fun fact: Jimmy Dean was a singer that own a food company named after himself.) As for the fake name,(spoilers) you’ll see why I chose to use one in the next sentence.

Today is Monday which meant that Jimmy Dean had class at 9, not only that but Jimmy Dean likes to get to class early so he sit next to a girl he’s interested. (Ohh la la la and this is why a fake name must be used to save the identity of a friend. You can never be too careful.) To make his plan work he needed to get to my place from 8:10-8:15 so there would be enough time to drive, park, and power walk to this special class of his. Now this is where things gets bad for Jimmy Dean for he had notice that his hair was unwieldy when he woke, in his words “a hot mess”. At 8:22 he finally arrives to my house, the first thing I asked him while I hopped into the car was, “What happened to 8:10-8:15?” So he tells me the story about his hair, he had to get it just right if he was seeing this girl today. But the irony behind his action is that if he took all that time to fix his hair for her but came late anyways to lose his chance to sit next to her, then what was the point? Of course I took the chance to rub the irony in his face but he shrugged off my comment because at that point we still believed he would make it to school on time. Jimmy Dean is looking for love dammit and he’s going to get it!

Now this is where the story goes from bad to worst. As we headed for the freeway, Jimmy Dean let out a “Oh my god, why?”, the entrance was full of traffic. When we were on the freeway he vocalized that the Universe was against him because surprise, traffic. When finally exited on Palo Verdes, you guessed it, traffic but this time his voice when two octave higher with a, “What? Why? This… argh, the Universe is against me!” By the time we arrived to school it was already pass 9:00 o’clock and class had started.

As his co-pilot for that entire ride, I reassured him that there is always a bright side to everything and maybe just maybe in some crazy way the Universe was not against him at all but the opposite. It was helping him sit next to the girl. And dear reader, I can gladly say that I was right but the Universe decided to up the ante on this little event for my friend. Not only did the lucky bastard get the seat next to her although late but he also got her number at the end of class. Well played Universe, well played.

Moral of the story (I can only assume that there is one): If you have a bad morning, the Universe doesn’t necessarily give you a bad day also, so chin up and live the day fully.