Showing posts from November, 2019

"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.

Goodbye 2019

The world's holiday season has started, and I have to say that I've been feeling pretty crappy. I don't miss celebrating the holidays at all. In fact, I'm thrilled that I don't participate in them, especially Christmas. There's something unholy about all the expectations and perceived financial obligations that people have at such a time. 

What I do miss is the gathering aspect of it. I miss having "loved ones" around. It's going to be rough for me as it gets closer to these times because my household is currently solo, and there isn't a "loved one" around for hundreds of miles. I'm starting to get a hint of the blues. One of my coworkers said something uplifting the other day, though, when I was talking about my holiday blues. This person said, "We're your family." I thought about it for a minute, and then I said, "I guess you're right."  People do spend most of their time with their coworkers, and som…

The Upsides of Being Alone

Some people feel super down when they have to spend a part of their life alone. If you feel this way, you're not the only one. With society's "everyone must have a partner" view on relationships, it's hard not to. Not being in a relationship can make you feel like a failure, reject, or something worse with that mindset. There are other more positive perspectives you can have about being alone, however. Additionally, there are lots of plusses to flying solo for a while. These are three of them.

You Get to Plan Each Day
When you're by yourself, the canvas is clean, and the sky is the limit every day. You can paint the portrait of your life any way you so desire. You can spend your time how you want to spend it, and you don't have to consult with anyone else first. You don't have to ration any of your time out to any other folks. You don't have to explain why you're going here or there, and you don't have to compromise about your activities. Yo…

Life's Journey

It's been a while since I've tended to this blog. I've been busy walking down the railroad tracks of life and trying not to get run over along the way.  I'm still working as an automotive technician. It turns out that tinkering with cars was meant to be for me. Of all the various jobs I've had, this one has been my favorite. I like the challenge, and I like working with my hands. It's not a glamorous job or a cutesy job, but it fits. It's just perfect for a tomboy like me. 

I finally fell in love with the area where I live. I was kind of forced to take an apartment in a place that I wasn't too crazy about moving to initially. There's nothing wrong with the town or the apartment. I think the scenery is gorgeous, and the place is very clean. I just had a different plan, but then life threw me a curveball, so I had to change my course. I ended up someplace that wasn't in the plan. It took me an entire year before I started going out and getting to k…