On this day ~ From FB 6/19/15 to 6/19/20

I fancy myself the movie critic … I know, I know, don’t quit my day job. Despite me likely being in the minority for my opinion, I’ll still give an assessment of “Jurassic World” … WITHOUT any spoilers

In my opinion, the movie was just very good but not great, certainly not record breaking over $500M in the opening weekend kind of great. The ending obviously left the door open for another sequel for more moola eventually.

My verdict is out on Opie’s daughter as the lead. I’m not sure she was strong enough to carry it. Perfect hair and heels in the jungles of Costa Rica… puhleese. D’Onofrio, BD Wong, and Chris Pratt played their parts well. I guess I’m just spoiled by Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park and the first big screen adaptation. Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Richard Attenborough, and Jeff Goldblum, I mean come on!! How can you top that talent ?!?!??

I read Mr. Crichton’s book first like I usually do and while the movie deviated a bit from the novel, the 1993 Jurassic Park is classic. I think I’ll dust off my copy and re-read it and after that I’ll re-read the Andromeda Strain. Summer is almost here after all. I’m going to pretend I’m a kid trying to meet my quota for the summer reading program at the McCreless branch library. I want my T-shirt and book bag 

#SAS ~ 6/2/20

I used to write more frequently about the brain trust.  Family dinner conversations taken to the next level.  Despite the stay orders and cooking at home, we’ve not had any of those in quite some time. Things changed after the divorce and re-ordering of life.  Not mine … Pony Boy.

Once again we are together. Our original family unit of four as we talk around each other.  About superfluous things.  Facing the truth is hard y’all.  I’m not gonna lie.  Facing the truth might end us.

Now I have to ask, would that be awful?

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

Yea I know this a romantic song.  But that one line is universal. Cliche’ or not …

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. 

The short answer to the question “would that be awful?” is no.  Not necessarily.  What’s way worse is continuing down a path of unfulfilled.  Pound by literally added pound. Deflecting and projecting is way worse.  I want to be brave.  To face the truth head on no matter the outcome.  And who knows, we might be surprised by all of it?  One can hope.

As always, more to come.

WP block editor – I’m about to be sol

While I’ve ignored the message gracing by homepage, I’ve seen lots of posts regarding upcoming changes to WP on June 1.  Being  a self-proclaimed luddite, I’m waiting until my script gets flipped.  No practicing.  I will either sink or swim.  Like I always do.  When in doubt charlie out or do the left click, right click shuffle.  I hope the platform doesn’t become a ghost town.  I’m not sure how I’d start up any place else?!?!?

Here’s a cover that explains what I hope will happen.

Truth be told, I prefer the Gloria Gaynor version.  Oh well.  Wish me luck!

As always, more to come.

#SAS 5/12/20

Something happened with notifications on my phone. I see them on desktop. I even get the emails. Here as I write from my phone, I see “You’re all up to date! Reignite the conversation: Write a new post”. Then there’s a link to CREATE A NEW POST. Well let’s consider ourselves reignited. Hope you enjoy 😊

#SAS Twofer Tuesday 3/17/20

Top O the Morning to Ya … Me Lucky Charms :).  Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Four year ago on this day Lulu and I were in NYC.  Ya baby!  My second favorite city on the planet.  Wonder if I will look back one day with a it once was ….

Now stop it!  Silly.  The world isn’t ending.

I am not physically commuting but I am telecommuting.  I am streaming my free Sirus XM.  There were the last two songs I heard before I logged in to work.  Perk of Armageddon new music I would not have otherwise heard.  Hope you enjoy.

As always, more to come.

#SAS Twofer Tuesday 3/3/20 ~ On Hiatus

No more Jack until June 2, 2020.  I will being using my free Sirius XM until then.  I bet you’re wondering why then doesn’t she post the last two songs of the commute from Sirius?  What difference does the station make?  Well I’ll tell ya.  Since Sunday, I have been listening to an audio book.  A first for me!

Arte Johnson (yes that Arte!  The guy from Laugh-In fame) is reading Bad Monkey by Carl Hiassen to me.  Sadly Arte passed away in July of 2019 at the ripe ole age of 90.  Yet his voice and life’s work lives on.  How cool is that?!?!?

I’ll report back on the audio book once we’re done.

As always, more to come.