Woo-ee! What an adventure the past couple months have been. My rent was going to go up another $300 per month (!!!!) which is absurd so I had to rush and find a more reasonable place. I found one that was much less per month and had numerous amenities the original place didn’t. Clearly this was all a win-win situation. However, the process of unexpectedly needing to look for a place before the lease ran out, packing up, finding affordable movers, and unpacking were all quite stressful, especially considering the overlap of rents and moving costs.
I made it happen, all’s well. I rewarded myself with a couple vintage outfits. 🙂
I’ll keep it brief, there doesn’t need to be a lot said about it. Although not really religious, I pray for the people of Ukraine daily. I don’t know how other people feel, but I hope countries will do more to assist Ukraine than just scold Russia or provide funds. The people of Ukraine need military aid to drive Russia back. Russia is not quite the military juggernaut they were when they were the Soviet Union. We can do this.
And frankly fuck anyone who is a Russia sympathizer. People like that are traitors and deserve to be treated as such.
For the life of me I still can’t understand the obsession people have with people. They seem to spend way too much time, energy, and money on it. It’s grown men chasing a ball like a freakin’ eight year-old! At least hockey and baseball have a skill level that goes beyond what children can do. Think of what people could have done if they put that money and energy into something constructive instead of being a bunch of a-holes yelling, “We’re #1! We’re #1”
I’m fairly aware of the current Eddie Vedder vs Motley Crue feud. Here’s my own take.
Motley Crue helped make 80s rock the juggernaut it was with the perfect combination of hard rock, showmanship, and a classic rocker look. Pearl Jam helped grunge destroy rock by dumbing it down to its lowest common denominator and rock has never recovered. So, very frankly, F you, Eddie, go join your peers.
Ugh! It’s time for the January doldrums. We almost get spoiled with Fall because there are so many fun holidays to look forward to, but once we get past New Years there’s nothing bot annoying cold temps and nothing to look forward to. Valentines is still over a month away.
In our household we’ve begun to take measures to turn that around. On Saturdays we’ll often watch a movie online while enjoying trashy snacks and adult drinks. Bailey’s in your hot cocoa is always a good idea.
And it would probably help if we took down our damn Xmas tree, LOL.
So what do we name tomorrow? Attempted Coup Day? Sedition Day? What word do we choose to commemorate a handful of assholes invading our nation’s capital?
I’m pleased to say I survived the holiday season this year, at least mentally, I got through all of Fall without hearing Rocking Around the Christmas Tree, White Christmas (snooze), and the gawd-awful Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Bruce Springsteen. Unfortunately, we did get dumped on with snow so I’ve been working from home. Maybe that’s actually a good thing?
Hopefully people are having an enjoyable holiday season!
So, one of the shows I’ve been enjoying, Cowboy Bebop, was cancelled. Personally I thought they nailed the feel of the original. Disappointed by the cancellation to be sure.
It occurred to me that I am rather proud of enjoying the movies and TV shows that I do because at least I used my own judgement. I have an estranged older brother that recommended I watch Squid Games which I, of course, never will. My brother literally only ever enjoys things that are hugely popular which is sad. I myself loved Game of Thrones while it aired but only because it appealed to me and not because it was suggested to me.
The list of movies alone that I like and no one else does grows with time. I still regularly watch 13th Warrior, Gods of Egypt with Gerald Butler, and The Great Wall with Matt Damon. There are some old, old TV movies that I enjoy as well even though the effects didn’t age well such as The Bermuda Depths and Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park. I don’t care for the original Godzilla movies, but I love Daimajin (all three movies). I think the recent Star Wars trilogy with Rey and Kylo Ren was brilliant, both in cinematography and storytelling. I don’t get the whiners who act like Lucasfilm should have consulted them on the plot. They’re fun movies, so shut the hell up.
Be like me. Don’t be a mindless sheep. Enjoy what you enjoy. Happy holidays!
I don’t know if it’s the same in other countries but definitely so here in the U.S. We’ve become terribly divisive and we’re lacking a coherent, reasonable center. We have two types of people anymore, the overly offensive and the overly offended and I really wish that they either go away, grow up, or just STFU.
The overly offensive are pretty obvious. Reps Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert, as just an example, are downright reprehensible people. Everything that comes out of their mouths is pretty much divisive, racist rhetoric. Nobody is doing enough to stop or at least censure them. How is our country going to successfully move forward when we have representatives, public figures, and “celebutants” that seem to want to push us to civil war? Does no one understand that if we dove into civil war, the security of the world would nosedive? If you have a problem with your fellow citizens for being a person of color, for being LGBTQ, then YOU are the problem that desperately needs to be solved.
The other side, the overly offended, are equally loud but a bit more insidious. Here’s a fine example. I’m enjoying these new Marvel television shows. The latest, Hawkeye, is a lot of fun. Some woman, a friend of a friend, complained that the poster/image for the series is too sexually offensive because of Hailey Steinfeld’s stance. Really? I’m female and I was focused on my happiness with the color scheme of their outfits matching the original comic character. This other person chose to find it offensive. Hailey wasn’t bent over at the waist or hugging a damn stripper pole. You know what, we ladies have curves. No photographer or actress should be admonished because you notice we have curves. Admiring our body shape is okay, we’re supposed to like the female body form. It’s how you react to it that makes one potentially offensive. Women shouldn’t have to wear a burqa to hide their body shape to avoid offending the sensibilities of other women as well as men. Women got labelled a witch and put to death in Salem if another woman was jealous and deemed them too attractive.
Then you’ve also got combinations of the two. You have people like J.K. Rowling who is pro-inclusion of people of color but is deeply prejudiced against trans women. What a load of BS! You can’t be pro anything if you’re practicing selective hatred. The term for someone like that is a “terf”, a trans-exclusionary radical feminist. Even men like Dave Chappelle can be deemed a terf due to their prejudice. Hatred of anyone for existing is NEVER okay. The only thing anyone should ever be held accountable for is their conduct, their character.
It’s all just a bunch of noise with factions of people demanding their voices and viewpoints be the only ones heard, their section of society be the only one allowed to exist. Thus, they’re pretty much jerks on either side of the aisle. I miss when people were just cool with each other.
This was the title of the first episode of Hawkeye. It sure is off to a fun start! Remember when the superhero shows were just the big four – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Spiderman? Even then the quality was hit or miss. Now even the lesser-known characters have amazing shows and movies! Jeremy Renner provides much needed depth and gravitas to Hawkeye both on the tv show as well as the various MCU movies he’s been in. I’m looking forward to the remainder of the season, but also hoping the character doesn’t die or retire.
In other “Never meet you heroes” news, there’s a model I’ve admired for some time, such a gorgeous lady, who I won’t name because it would be rude of me to divulge. I don’t normally follow social media, so I thought I’d check out her Twitter feed. OMG, she is wild and wooly in her down time! Please, girl, shave those pits and legs, we’re supposed to evolve away from monkeys, not toward them! Literally every other post was her proudly displaying her pit hair with her filler being just nutty anti-vax posts. I guess it’s important to remember that the glamour we admire in some celebrities and models is just the veneer their managers or employers want us to see.