Life in Seasons

I don't write many journal-type entries in my public blog anymore. I've learned over the years that it's best to write that sort of material under a pseudonym or in an old-school private journal. It's not easy for someone like me to keep quiet, though. Writing is like breathing to me. I never let a day pass without writing something. It's in my nature.

I've been thinking about life lately, and how it's a continuous change of seasons. We go on various journeys, and each of them only lasts a season. People come in and out of our lives. We change our environments, our jobs, our lifestyles, etc. Then another season begins. Some seasons burn like the sweltering sun amid a heatwave. Other seasons are so cold and long that it takes years for us to thaw out our frostbitten hearts. Still, we survive. We move on, and we learn lessons that shape us into better human beings.

This season has been challenging, but it hasn't been the worst I've seen. I've bee…

Working on Music and Getting Warmed Up

Let me clarify something: Not one song on the player above is new as in "I wrote it in the past few weeks." The newest song is "Waste My Time," and I wrote that about two months ago. The other songs are re-releases of items I wrote in 2018, 2010, 2009, etc. Right now, I'm only working on music tracks. I won't be singing anything for a few more weeks, lol. Thank you.

"Queen & Slim" Movie: A Comedy and a Tragedy

I had been hyped up to see "Queen & Slim" ever since I saw the previews. I couldn't wait for the opening night to come. I didn't actually get to see it on opening night, but I still couldn't wait for it to come, lol. I almost didn't get in the next night either because my movie buddy underestimated its popularity. By the time it was time to reserve the seats, only four were left in the entire theater. We made it though, and everything worked out just fine. 

The Storyline
The movie was about a couple who met on Tinder (online dating site/mobile app). They went out to dinner for their first date, and they exchanged small talk and got to know each other. They didn't seem to click very well, so Slim was just going to drop Queen off at home. Perhaps they'd have never seen each other again. 

Unfortunately, a cop pulled them over on the drive home and did the typical "harass the black man" nonsense. Things got out of hand very quickly, and the cop…

"Terminator: Dark Fate" Review: No Flop Here

This week's movie choice for me was "Terminator: Dark Fate." I'm one of the old heads who saw the original "The Terminator" movie and "Terminator: Judgment Day," so the trailer piqued my interest. What made me watch it was that they revived Linda Hamilton and put her in as a kick-ass terminator hunter. I always love the concept of courageous women who can throw down. This woman was no slouch at 63 years old either! She came out kicking butts and taking names! I loved it!

I also liked seeing Governor Schwarzenegger (72) resume his role as the protective Terminator machine. He gave an outstanding performance as well, although the writers put a bit of a cheesy twist to his personality and lifestyle this time. Married with children? Yeah, no. 

Now let's talk about the new terminator models and the girl everyone fought to protect. Natalia Reyes played the target, Dani Ramos, a young and fearful Mexican girl who had no idea that she would be a legend …

Quick Review of "Black and Blue" Movie

The trailer for "Black and Blue" got me interested in going, so I watched it in the theater not too long ago. I don't go out to the movies much because the "free" option is always available to me. Free is always more appealing than $11.99 is. However, there's something recreationally satisfying about being inside of a gorgeous movie theater with plush reclining chairs and a gigantic screen. Plus I deserved a nice time out, and by golly, I got one. 

I loved the movie. The action started within the first 10 minutes, and it never stopped. There wasn't one second when I wasn't on the edge of my seat. Naomie Harris played one hell of a role as the innocent rookie who accidentally witnessed some highly unethical behaviors. I adored her character to death because she reminded me of myself. That's how I would be if I were a police officer. I'd care about "the people," and if I saw something unjust, I'd want to change it, even if it mean…

I Have Pink FILA Sneakers in My Life

After I finished doing all my errands, I visited the Oglethorpe Mall in Savannah where I thought I was going to find the Pink Timberland boots. I was very disappointed that I didn't find them. Foot Locker did not have them as advertised online. I could have ordered them, but I needed a PINK FIX ASAP! NONE of the stores that carried the Timberlands had the pink ones. They did have a pair of baby blue ones, but they weren't attractive. 

I fell in love with these rose gold colored FILA sneakers. They're not usually my brand. I like Reebok sneakers for the comfort, but these were in the perfect color. I bought them, and then I stopped at Wally World and found a matching pink shirt that says "LOVE" on it. I'm all pink and lovey-dovey now. Lol.

I Need These Boots In My Life

OMG, I need these boots in my life ASAP. Nothing makes me happier in the middle of trying times than a pair of PINK sneakers or boots. I think I owe myself a little present for all the stuff I've been through lately. I am going to hunt down these boots TODAY and get some matching shirts and whatnot. Oh HELL yeah. I haven't gotten myself a pair of boots in a long time except for my work boot that I hardly wear. These are currently on sale at Foot Locker. I hope they have my size. The actual color is "dusty rose." I like that. It kind of reminds me of some pink roses, which are my favorite flowers.