Speak your mind even if your voice shakes

I feel like I ghosted my own site for a couple of days last week.  My apologies to all of you.  That is mostly due to letting a text I received earlier in the week get to me in ways I never wanted something to affect me.  Feeling vulnerable is not easy.  People make feeling vulnerable out to be this easy task, but the truth is it’s not.  I did not want to speak about the majority of how I felt because admitting those feelings made them true.  But the truth is as good as I was feeling, just like that I felt worthless all over again.  I felt, and continue to feel, as if I’m not good enough in certain areas of my life.  People’s words are far more degrading and condensing than they might intend for them to be and the receiver is often left wondering how to take them.  We are left being told that everything will be okay ultimately because the same person who just made us feel this way says so.  If only.

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The Hedgehog film review

A while back I received an email asking me to review a foreign film. I’m still flattered I was seeked out for this review. The review in question is about the French film, The Hedgehog. The film is based off of the New York Times bestseller entitled “The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. Like most other New York Times bestsellers the film has recently be adapted for audiences, but this time in French. Don’t worry, if this is something you are interested in as there are subtitles! And subtitles are never a bad thing. Don’t let them intimidate you or deter you away from viewing this film. Continue reading “The Hedgehog film review”

Trust me I know I’m fluffy

Being overweight my entire life has provided me with a different outlook than some of my other friends. I’ve had sentences said to me over the years that quite frankly suck. I’ve had assumptions made about me over the years that are the furthest thing from the actual truth. A while back I noticed a good friend of mine online posting her progress with walking so I started walking. I told myself to do at least 10,000 steps everyday humanly possible after work. I stuck with this for a while and my goal is to get back to that eventually.  I want the weight off is all I know.  I don’t have to be a size 0, but I would like to be at least a size twelve.  I’ve always said that if that size is good enough for Marilyn Monroe it is good enough for me.  Now for my height, I don’t know how good it will look on me but still.

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Good customer service is important

A friend of mine and I were talking recently about good customer service.  I also talked to a man from the company, Power, we purchased new windows from about this as well.  he pointed out to me that most of the time the main time people want to leave a review is when something has gone wrong.  I couldn’t disagree with this, but I also haven’t gone out of my way to leave bad reviews online either.  Most of the time in fact I try to leave good reviews about the experiences I have places.  I especially love being able to say, “This place has the best customer service.”  The goal of any company is to build a solid relationship with their customer(s) because that is what makes us loyal consumers.  We will always go back to a place where we had good experiences.  We will always go back to places that fix a mistake.  While I cannot say I am breaking up with Moviepass, I paid for the annual pass back in December so I’m with ’em at least until then, I can understand why people are breaking up with this company currently.

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Scream film review

Scream (1996) was a token part of my teenage years. This might sound strange or even pathetic to some, but just like yesterday there is a memory of sitting in my room, glued to my small television set in awe of the opening sequence. Who could believe that Drew Barrymore was not going make it through in the entire film? The opening scene even ranked in Bravo’s 100 Scariest Movie Moments at number 13. And despite the number of horror films I already viewed at my young age, I can still remember yelling at my television that Jason Voorhees was the killer in Friday the 13th along with Casey Becker. The correct answer of course is Mrs. Voorhees, which made me feel like a complete idiot.  I got a horror trivia question wrong and played right into the killer’s hands!

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Anxiety is a crippling asshole

I’m not sure why, but for as long as I can remember when upset there is one artist I tend to listen to. I know that most people will assume that artist is Garth Brooks, but oddly enough no. Yes, every now and then there is a combination of the artist I plan on writing about with Garth and others, but the music I always listen to when upset is Alan Jackson. Why? I have no idea. There’s no rhyme or reason to it, but something I remember my mom realizing and pointing out to me once upon a time. I feel oddly better afterward, typically, and as if all of the sadness I’ve been feeling has been sucked from my body and tossed aside. Hopefully not to someone else, but aside nonetheless. Continue reading “Anxiety is a crippling asshole”

What is your favorite musical?

Considering that the challenge I chose to do was was a thirty day challenge, I felt the need to challenge myself in this thirty-one day month.  Some would probably say that was when I played catch up last weekend, but nope.  I was determined to come up with a subject to write about for day thirty-one.  After looking over what I have already written about, I debated on writing about my favorite hero.  After all, I shared my favorite villain so that makes sense.  However, I soon realized that I have yet in my thirty day challenge to talk about any musical outside of my guilty pleasure film.  How is this even possible?  How can there be a movie challenge that does not ask me about my favorite musical?!  I know some of you are probably shocked, considering how much I love horror, to learn that I love musicals just as much.  The truth is though Singin’ in the Rain is the film that truly made me love movies.  I fell in love in that classroom trailer watching this one in music class on the smallest television ever.  If I were not enamored by cinema prior, Singin’ in the Rain solidified my love for movies. Continue reading “What is your favorite musical?”

What is your least favorite movie?

Remember how earlier on in this challenge I revealed that I often times say, “This movie has these actors in it so how can it be bad?” and how I tend to set myself up to be let down with that phrase?  The movie I am about to speak about is a perfect example to this phrase.  I fell into this trap after listening to a friend of mine whose favorite movie was Meet Joe Black.  I love Anthony Hopkins so I thought that there was no way he would be in a bad film.  After all, most of the films I had seen with Mr. Hopkins up to that point were amazing.  This is the one that proved me wrong despite the fact that he was amazing in the feature just like in all the others. Continue reading “What is your least favorite movie?”

What is a movie that changed your opinion about something?

If you were born in the eighties there were two very prevalent events that occurred in the nineties that were shoved down your throat.  One of those events was the OJ Simpson trail.  Chances are your mom watched it. My mom did and went to her grave saying Simpson was innocent.  The other though involved figure skating.  For some reason when I was growing up the winter Olympics were a much bigger deal than not.  Actually, I would say figure skating in general was a bigger deal than it is now for whatever reason.  Maybe that tide is changing, but regardless I remember most people were enamored with figure skating once upon a time.  This of course brings to the Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding scandal.  We were all told essentially when we were young that Tonya Harding was this horrible person and we should not like her for what happened to Kerrigan.  However, after watching I, Tonya, I’m sort of conflicted with if she is that horrible person we were once told about in the nineties.

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