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Its Okay To Be Different

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Dr Seuss has a quote that says Why Fit In, When You Born To Stand Out.  We don’t need to compare ourselves to others and be just like them. Being one of a kind is unique and we need to embrace being different. We all have different set of skills and strengths, some of it could be used for good and help you achieve everything you always wanted. You have to stand out and let yourself shine in the light. Do whatever you can to let people know you are there. We just need to be able to accept ourselves and not have to worry about what other people think. We are who we are for a reason and we don’t need people telling us that what we’re doing is not okay.


Be you, be happy, be weird. Change the world. Show people what your made off. When the world pushes you; you push back harder and stronger. Tell them who’s boss. We don’t need to be pressured into being someone we’re not. You know who you are, we don’t need to change because of someone else’s opinions and thoughts. Those people don’t have anything else to do with their lives so they cause others to be hurt and discouraged because they can’t look at themselves and see the potential. They bring others down so they can raise above them. If they go down, they want to bring everyone else down with them. Its okay to be different.

Favorite Quotes

Posted on September 22, 2018 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Its Not The Length Of Life, But The Depth Of It.


This quote was on my friend’s nexopia page in high school. Unfortunately, my friend passed away in 2006 at the age of 16 and this quote has stuck with me since then. It really does say a lot. It doesn’t mean how long you live, but how much meaning a life has. Life is meant to be lived. Give is depth and experience what it gives you.

 

I Won’t Let Fear Clip My Wings And Tell Me How High I Can Fly. - “One Way Ticket” by Leann Rimes

I’ve always had fear hold me back. I always wanted to do things, but I always get scared because I always think that its not going to go the way I wanted it to so I don’t branch out and try and new things because of it. I want to be able to let go of fear and not let it control what I want to do.


If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It. - Walt Disney

Walt Disney is the master of following your dreams. If you want to do something then you should do it. Don’t let people tell you otherwise. Walt wanted to something for families and Disneyland was created.


All Our Dreams Can Come True, If We Have The Courage To Pursue Them. - Walt Disney

Don’t let fear stop you from what you want to do. We can do whatever we want, we just need the the courage to listen to our heart. If you have a dream, reach for it. You don’t know unless you try.

 

Dream As If You’ll Live Forever; Live As If You’ll Die Today. - James Dean

This comes from someone who died at a young age. Within the short years that we had him, he did things that would take some people years to do. The movies that James Dean were in made him a international star. Many people wanted to be him and other people adored him. He had the looks, the charisma and the talent. It shows that you should try as many things as you could in life. You never know when life will end.


The Change I Want To See In The World

Posted on September 22, 2018 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

With everything that’s been going on in the world, it would be nice to see some good. We can only do so much, but as a community and as the world, we can change one thing at a time and hope that has a domino affect.


We can protest, lead marches and sit in at rallies, but what does that really show. We can only say so much with the same 3 or 4 tactics over and over again. When will someone take action and learn that what we want is to see change, but as the past as shown us, its going to take time. It could take years to get our voices heard, but that is still years to late. How many more people will be affected by what’s been going on? Leaders and public figures don’t listen and it makes them look bad.


Talking about changing the world is fine, if you like the sound of your own voice, but if you want to make a difference, start off by paying it forward. If you help someone like holding the door open or paying for someone’s coffee then that person will do the same for someone else and it will snowball from there. It may be a small gesture, but it does go a long way.

 

We don’t need to start HUGE right away because we’re going to get overwhelmed real fast and burn out, but it should start small and let it grow from there. A lot of the time when something happens, like a shooting or some sort of act where there are a number of people are injured, the person who did the tragedy is someone who comes from place where they feel like they are alone and they need to make themselves known or they feel like they can’t be who they are because of how they are treated at home and by their peers.


In this world, I want people to be able to stand up for themselves without being judged. They need the courage to be themselves. No more hate, more acceptance. No more harsh words without knowing the whole story. More respect. No judgment and more love. I challenge you to do an act of kindness. Compliment someone, encourage someone, reach out to someone if you see them struggling or just talk to someone if you know they going thru something. You don’t know what’s going inside of their head. It may be small to you, but it means the world to someone else, you may save a life.


We have to be nice to the people around us, we need to bring people up and not tear them down. You don’t know a person’s story. They don’t need to be criticized or judged. One small thing can go a long way. Say Hi and smile as your walking by someone. They may need it. It could make their day. Inspire others and be a friend. Learn to listen. Treat others the way you want to be treated.

Why I'm An Introvert

Posted on September 21, 2018 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I don’t know if it is a Aspergers thing, but I’ve always been an introvert. There are things that introverts do and things that Aspergers do that go hand in hand. No matter how hard I try, being introverted will always be my thing.


Being around people for long periods of time makes me mentally exhausted. Especially if there unfamiliar people. I don’t like making small talk and when someone that I don’t know comes up to me and tries to make conversation, I panic and try and get out of it. Its not easy. I sit in the corner and observe, trying to come up with a reason to leave. I’m quiet and reserveD when it comes to unfamiliar settings and people. It comes off like I don’t want to be there and sometimes its true, but if you throw me in expecting me to talk to people then you choose the wrong person. I have a hard time meeting people as it is and I don’t need the pressure of a group setting to make it even harder. I could to start of slow. There’s no need to rush. Some people have the skills to make friends and others don’t. I prefer to write then to actually verbalize my thoughts and feelings.


I enjoy being along. It feels like I can do so much more things with my time when I’m alone then if I’m with someone. I can go at my own pace and not have to worry about why the other person is taking so long. Some days its nice to have someone there to hang out with as long as their in the other room doing their own thing and I’m doing mine. This is a weird one because I want to get married one day, but I wouldn’t know how I would react to being with someone 24/7 for the rest of my life. He must have to be really special to understand how I work and know what my limits are with people and know the signs of overwhelming exhaustion when it comes to being around people for more then a couple hours.

 

Hanging out at coffee shops and libraries are more appealing to me then going to places that are really loud. I rather have a heart to heart conversation with someone then having to yell over the music when I’m asking someone about how their weekend went. Grabbing a coffee and just sitting at a table reading a book is all I need. If you want to sit with me and spend the afternoon not talking then by all means, join me. I could use a friend to sit in silence with.

 

There are other things that make me an introvert. I know that there are other like me, but we’re just to introverted to say something. We’re all in this together. We’re never alone. We are who we are for a reason and we don’t need to change to impress people.


What Motivates Me

Posted on September 19, 2018 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Motivation for me comes and goes. Some days, I want to change the world. Other days, I ask myself if what I’m doing is really what I’m supposed to be doing with my life, but when I really think about what motives me to keep going with my writing is that fact that hopefully one day it will inspire someone to do good in the world. If someone is having a bad day, I hope that I can make them feel better by reading what I have to say.


What motivates me is knowing that something good will come from the hard work I’ve put into writing. One day, I hope this blog will lead me down the road I’ve been wanting it to lead me. I want to be able to write for a living and I want to motivate myself to write everyday and hope that one day, it will reach people all around the world, but its not going to happen if I don’t put in the work. My dreams won’t come true without action and if I want this blog to succeed then I need to motivate myself to make that happen. Wherever I end up in life, I want to remember that I worked hard to get there.


Writing is my way of expressing myself. Sometimes finding the right words to say is hard, but writing helps me say things that I have a hard time speaking, but in the end of the day, my words on the screen can mean more then the words then I say verbally and with this blog I hope to pay it forward by making someone’s day with encouragement and motivation.


My motivation is to make this blog as a way to motivate you to do good and pay it forward. 

How Do You Reach For Your Dreams

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

We have dreams and goals we want to accomplish in life. We want to be successful, healthy and make sure we have enough money in the bank for retirement, but do we really think about what we really want. Can you see yourself doing whatever your doing now when your 40, 50 or 65? I think that’s what most people are afraid of. I think people stay in a job because its an income that pays the bills, but deep down they know that’s not what they want to do.


I always thought I could do something more. I thought I be doing something with my creativity. I always wanted to have something that would keep me busy. I would only go home to sleep. I thought I would have a big friend group where we would take weekend trips or go to a concert then spend the night at a hotel downtown. I thought I would be in a committed relationship on my way to planning a wedding or getting ready to have my first child. I thought about my life so much when I was younger. I had an idea on where I wanted it to go, but over time as I got older making your life happen the way you want it is never go to work if you try and make it go down the road you want it to. Every thing that I want in life may not happen for me and I’m started to believe that the goals I’ve set for myself aren’t never going to be reached.


I had a idea in my head on where I wanted to be by the time I was the age I am now. I don’t like the “everything happens for a reason” theory. I like to think that if it happens, it happens. You can try and live the life you always wanted, but there are always things that are going to come up that will de-rail your life plan. Its the people that plan every little detail that always have something go wrong and they wonder what they could have done differently.


Marriage and kids have always been a big part in my “life plan”. I always saw myself raising kids and being married. I always felt the need to be a parent, but has time went on, I find that dream of mine would never happened. I’m getting older. People would say that I’m still young enough to have kids, but what age would you consider to old to have kids? I know people are becoming first time parents in their 40s and early 50s. I never wanted to be one of those people that are going to be 70 by the time the kid goes off to college.


As I look at the next 10 years, I wonder if it would be worth the time to really sit down and think about where I want the next decade to go. I could try new things, meet new people, make connections. I always told myself that if all else fails, then I’ll focus on what I love to do. People always say do what you love and you never have to work a day in your life. I always wanted to get my name out there and inspire people, but its easier said then done when you feel like your failing at the one thing you always wanted to do. 


I feel like if people want to accomplish the good things in life then they should make it happen. Do everything you always wanted to do in life. Reach for your dreams. I should take my own advice and reach of the stars. I’m in charge my own life. Where it goes, no one knows.

Where Do I See My Blog Going

Posted on September 2, 2018 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

When I started my blog in 2009, I thought that it would inspire people to reach their dreams. I had this idea that if I showed people that if you worked hard at something then you could achieve anything. There are a million things I want to do in life and I wanted to start small like writing a blog and hope that it would grow into something, give me opportunities that I didn’t think I would get if I never started this blog. Of course, I know that things just don’t appear out of nowhere. You have to do the work to make things happen. If you want to see success, you have to work hard and everything will fall into place.


Writing is a big deal to me. Its my way of expressing myself without having to verbally say it. Its where I share my dreams and goals with the occasional fear or insecurity about life. The world isn’t perfect and there are so many things going on that I wish could be fixed with a button, but its where we are at the moment and writing how I feel about what’s going on is my way of trying to bring peace to wherever reads this. If I could touch one person with my words and inspire them to do good in the world then maybe the world would be a better place by the time this blog gets to every single person around the globe.


I’m trying my best reach someone and leave an impact on the world. I want to look back on my life and know that I had helped someone face their faces or accept who they are. It could just be one blog post or a single sentence that I’ve wrote that inspired them to live the life they always wanted. I want to use this blog as a way to not only help people, but to let them know that their never alone. They are always loved, admired and respected. If I could help one person change their life with this blog then I know I can help make a difference in the world.


My Dream Team

Posted on April 22, 2018 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

If you been following my blog for a while, you know what its all about, but if this is your first time tuning in, let me explain to you what and who my dream team is.


My dream team is a group of musicians and actors who I’ve respected and admired for as long as I could remember and my dream is to one day to meet them and be able to say Thank You for the impact they’ve had on me throughout the years. Its my mission to write a blog in hopes that it will land in the hands of my dream team. Its my goal to make that dream come true and be able to meet them. It may take me a while to make it happen, but as long as I’m able to write and tell people my stories then I should be able to conquer this dream in no time.


Unfortunately, one person on my list passed away in 2017. A death I’m still not over. It was a complete shock to everyone, but on a lighter note, I have met one person on my dream team and it was an amazing experience. Writing is something I’ve always wanted to do and I hope that one day I could to be able to work with everyone I’ve respected and admired since I was a kid. Maybe we can team up and write an academy award winning movie. Who knows, we can reach for the stars and do anything we set our minds too.


I hope you come along this adventure and encourage me to keep writing. No matter where you are in the world, I hope I inspire you to follow your dreams and live the life you always wanted to live. Never give up and keeping pushing on no matter how tough it is. If you want something, you go after it with all you have.

In The Memory of The Humboldt Broncos

Posted on April 11, 2018 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I really don't know how to express in words what happened in Saskatchewan. We never know how to act in these situations and we never what to say or even how to say it. Young lives were lost and many more are forever changed. These young men had dreams and its heartbreaking to know that they won't able to acheive those dreams. They would have become NHL stars, doctors, laywers, scientists who would find a cure for cancer. They didn't have a care in the world, all they could think about was going out on the ice and playing the sport they loved and cherished. I know that the rest of the team would be able to play twice as hard in hopes that their teammates would cheer them on and giving them the strength they need to power through. 


This tragedy was unimaginable. Nobody was expecting this and we could have never imagine the number of lives lost, but I know that the men would always be looking over their friends and loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with the families involved and I wish the survivors a speedy recovery. 


Rest In Peace. Let's keep their memory alive by remembering them in every way we can.

My Dream Of Being A Writer

Posted on April 3, 2018 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I've always been someone who always wanted to chase my dreams, but I never had a reason or the motivation to do it. I always get distracted by something else and making my dreams come true get farther and farther away, but over the last couple of months, I realized that if I want to have the life I always wanted, I had to put in the work to make it happen. I had to get my ass in gear and do what I have to do to make those dreams come true. There are a million things I want to do in life, but I always came up with a reason why I wouldn't do it, like I wouldn't be able to afford it or nobody's going to be reading/listening to have I have to say via my blog or youtube. I would get discourged and give up.


When I started this blog/website back in 2009, it was my original plan to write a blog entry everyday, I think I got passed 100 days before I realized that nobody was paying attention so I stopped and just wrote when I had something to talk about, but if I wanted to reach people, I had to work for it and promote the hell out of it. This is where I am right now. If I want this blog/website to be successful I have to start from the beginning and hope that someone out there reading this would pass it along to someone then they would pass it on to someone they know and so on. I want to be able to meet my dream team and be able to thank them for the impact they have on me.


My dream of becoming a writer isn't going to happen over night. Some people get lucky when it comes to working their dream job, but when its comes to everyone else, it could take months, sometimes years to have that dream come true. I guess what I'm trying to say is, I'm going to be writing a blog entry a few times a week, not only to help me conquer that dream of being a writer, but in hopes that there is one person in the world that will read at least one blog post and be inspired. If I could help one person then maybe I can inspire many more. I just have to take it one day at a time. 

Rest In Peace, Tom Petty

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I never thought in a million years that I would have to write this. Especially about someone who I've admired adored and respected since I was a kid. Tom Petty was a HUGE part of my childhood. My earliest memories were listening to him on road trips. Tom Petty's Greatest Hits was the only cassette tape we had in the car so we would listen to him for 4 hours to our destination and then 4 hours back on the drive home. For years afterwards, I was able to automatically think of the next song if I heard him in the store or on the radio. He was imbedded into my head. Something I wouldn’t change.


I had the privilege of seeing Tom perform in concert with Joe Cocker and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity. He is/was such a laid back performer, you were just able to sit back and relax and enjoy the show. I’m in complete shock and disbelief. The craziest thing was that he was just in town back in August and because I was going out of town, I wasn’t able to go.I don’t know what to say, even if I did, I wouldn’t know how to say it. Thank you, Tom for the memories, the music and for being part of my childhood. I hope your rocking in paradise. A great man who left us too soon, but we will always remember you for the amazing musician that you were.


Rest In Peace.


Halloween Tag

Posted on October 1, 2017 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Here are a halloween related post to start off the October. Let the thrill and chills begin.


Why do you like halloween?


I think its the thrills of not knowing what’s around the corner. I love being scared, but the good scared and not like waiting for test results scared.


Do you like horror movies?


I love horror movies. I’ve been watching them since I was a kid. The ones from the 1970s and 1980s are classics.


What kind of movie do you think there are too many of?


Probably the ones that involve characters who get together at a house for a party and one by one, they get killed off. 


Favorite horror or Halloween-themed song?


Michael Jackson’s Thriller as always been a favourite of mine. I actually have a good idea for a short film thats based around the song.


Name something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark forest or in an abandoned building?


Probably little kids or even a puppy that will turn into a vicious animal.


Have you ever played with a ouija board?


I had an ouija board, but I don’t ever remember actually playing with it.

 

If you were dared to spend the night in a “haunted house,” would you do it?


I would love to spend a night in a haunted house.


You’re home alone but you hear footsteps in your house, what do you do?


I’ll grab my baseball bat and kick some ass.


If you got trapped in one scary movie, which would you choose?


Halloween or the original Dawn Of The Dead.


Would you ever go to a graveyard at night?


Yeah, its such an different atmosphere even in the daylight.


In a zombie apocalypse what is your weapon of choice?


I would bring a gun with endless bullets because the only way to kill zombies is to shoot them in the head.


Would you rather go to a Halloween party or go trick or treating?


I would love to go to Halloween parties, but I never get invited to parties so I’ll go trick or treating until I get invited to the Halloween party of the century.


You’re in a horror movie. Are you the last one alive, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?


I would be the last one alive. You got to be on your game if you want to survive.


While watching scary movies, are you the person who yells at the characters, the person with their eyes covered the whole time, or the person who falls asleep?


I would be the one screaming at the screen telling the characters not to go into the room because they ain’t going to come out alive.


How old were you when you saw your first horror movie?

I probably was around 7 or 8. My brother introduced me to the original Dawn Of The Dead from 1978.


Which Halloween movie is your go to each year?


Dawn Of The Dead, Halloween and The Amityville Horror.


Rest In Peace, George A Romero.

Posted on July 17, 2017 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

George A Romero was/is my favorite horror/zombie director. My brother and I grew up watching the oriignal Dawn Of The Dead from 1978 and its still a classic film today. George's first film "Night Of The Living Dead" came out in 1968 with a remake in 1990. He was the one who directed pretty much all the zombie movies that you could think of and he made zombies where they are and gave them that slow moving, shoot them in the head type personality. 


George worked along side makeup artist Tom Savini for over a half a century and they became the zombie team and I know that I'm not the only one who is going to miss him. He was known as the godfather of zombies. He interduced us to a whole new genre of horror and who knows where horror would be if George didn't tell us his story of the undead.


Rest In Peace, George, you'll be missed. 


Get Out

Posted on March 6, 2017 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Get Out is the directorial debut of comedian Jordan Peele. The movie focuses on interracial couple Rose and Chris who go away for the weekend to visit Rose’s parents. When they get there, Chris begins to feel uncomfortable and starts to piece together why he’s there. After contacting his friend back home, he insists that they leave that day.


The cast was great. There are some familiar faces and actor Caleb Landry Jones plays the part of the brother perfectly. There are moments when you wanted to root for Chris to get out of there because of the creepy vibe he was getting from the family and you wanted to the good guy to make it to the end.


I feel like this was a good movie to see and for his first movie as director, Jordan Peele did a great job. The writing kept you watching the acting was great. Overall, this movie is worth watching on the big screen.

 

50 Shades Darker

Posted on February 15, 2017 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I don’t know what it is about the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. I read all the books in a week and I was excited when they were making the movies. I am not a huge fan of the sex parts of the story which I know is the main point of the story, but for me, it’s more about the love between Ana and Christian. It shows that even with flaws like Christian, Ana is willing to look past them and love him for the person she knows he is no matter how tortured he claims he is. I’ve always wanted to find someone like Christian who is willing to do whatever he can to be with me. Show me that I’m worthy of love. I want someone who will protect me no matter what it takes. 


50 Shades Darker is better than the first. I know 50 Shades of Gray got some “hate” about how it just didn’t live up to the standards of what people wanted it to be, but what can you do when a best-selling book gets made into a movie. You get the book readers against the movie or you get the people who’ve never read the books all for the movie. You can’t please everyone.


The movie shows how hard Christian is working not only on himself, but with his relationship with Ana. He wants to be with her and it shows. Even there are people who are willing to deny the love between them, you know it’s what they want and you can’t break them apart. You know they’ve worked too hard to make it work; they are going to love each other, no matter what their past is. They want to be together. Just let them be.

 

New Year, New You

Posted on January 6, 2017 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

It’s never easy bringing in a new year. We reflect on what we did. We think about how we could the negative and turn them into a positive.


2016 was a year fill of sadness and disappointment. With all the celebrities we lost and the US electing a new president, we really don’t know how 2017 will play out. We have hopes and what ifs, but we don’t know if they will turn out the way we want it to. The crazy thing about the beginning of a new year is not knowing who you’re going to be by the end of it. You can start as a new person, have a fresh start, but so many things can happen, sometimes for the good and other times the bad. It’s what we go thru that makes us who we are. 


The beginning of a new chapter can either break you or make you. You choose where your life takes you. You can’t let anyone take your life path for you. Stand up for what you believe in, take charge and dream big. Be inspired and never give up. We are all different, if we were supposed to be the same then the world would be "The Stepford Wives" and boring would that be. We learn from each other, we learn how to accept things from others. We teach other and grow as people. Take each day as a gift and continue to show others what you are made of. 


Best of luck in 2017.

Meeting Dean Cain

Posted on November 13, 2016 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I had the opportunity to meet Dean Cain at the Vancouver Fan Expo. It was everything I could have imagined. I got tickets for my birthday, I was going to do a photo op with Superman, but you only had literally seconds with him. You said a quick hello, took the picture then move on. I knew I wanted more time with Dean, have more of a one on one time with him without being rushed. There was an area where the celebrity guests were signing autographs and I knew this was my moment so my brother pitched in for an autograph. There wasn’t anyone in the line so the timing of it was perfect. I know I could have a bit of time with Dean without feeling bad about holding up the line. When you paid you got to pick what picture you wanted to him to sign and personalize. I of course, choose the classic superman. 


I was so nervous I was shaking. He was all smiles. He is the sweetest person. He gave me a several hugs throughout the conversation. He would reach across the table and grab my hands. Maybe he was sensing I was nervous and wanted to calm me down, but either way, I was holding hands with Dean Cain. We talked about his son and he showed me a ring someone had made him. It’s like we known each other for years. Dean was willing to talk about anything. The topic of tattoos came up very briefly when he saw my Disney tattoos. I mentioned I was taking a picture with him later and he was honored I was doing that. He is such a sweetheart. I was able to tell him things I always wanted to say to him, but of course there was a couple things I missed telling him. I was running on my nervousness. I was literally shaking like a leaf by the time I was done talking to him. I was one of the first people in line for the picture and he remembered me, maybe it’s because he saw me 10 minutes before or he just has a awesome memory. He asked how I wanted to pose for a picture, I told him and we took the picture in each other's arms. It’s a memory to last a lifetime. I've been on cloud 9 since then. This Dean Cain high will never go away. 

Bridget Jones's Baby

Posted on October 27, 2016 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

It’s been a while since I’ve seen the Bridget Jones movies. I forgot the story, but it came back in the latest film.


Renee Zellweger’s character, Bridget Jones is celebrating her birthday alone, her friends are starting families and she feels like she won’t able to have a family of her own. She goes away for the weekend with a friend. She meets Patrick Dempsey and they sleep together. She doesn’t know who his is. She then runs into her old flame, Mark Darcy when they bump into each other at a sombre event. They sleep together even when Mark is now married and in the middle of a divorce.


After some time, Bridget learns that she’s pregnant, but she doesn’t know who the father is. McDreamy is more involved with taking of Bridget when Mark is there, but isn’t because he has a history of always putting work first. She knows she has to tell them that they are both potential fathers to her baby. Mark doesn’t seem too happy and excludes himself. McDreamy is hands on and asks Bridget about living together. Mark eventually comes around and tells her that she is his world.


I don’t want to give away too much. I thought I knew who the father was, but I was wrong. It’s a good rom-com for a girl’s night. You can’t go wrong with Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey.

 

Bad Moms

Posted on September 18, 2016 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Bad Moms is a movie about 3 women who had enough of being moms so they decided to become the opposite of who they are. Mila Kunis plays Amy who has 2 kids and does everything for her kids, Kristen Bell plays Kiki who stays home and attends to her 4 kids and doesn’t have any friends due to her husband wanting her to be a stay at home mom and Kathryn Hahn plays the divorcee who just wants to have fun, maybe a little too much fun. Christina Applegate plays the “perfect” PTA mother who is president of the organization. She thinks she runs the school. Jada Pinkett Smith and Annie Mumolo play Applegate’s minions. They all swoon over the hot widow played by Jay Hernandez.


There is a lot of swearing especially coming from Kathryn Hahn, but I guess it’s not a comedy if you don’t have the occasional profanity. If you’re a mom you know the struggles and sometimes you just have to admit you’re a “bad mom” you can’t let your kids run your life. Without you, they wouldn’t be here. There are a lot of laugh out loud moments. I enjoyed it, but I did cringe in a couple parts. Over all this was a good movie. It’s a good one to watch on a Friday night with some friends.

You Look Like That Girl

Posted on July 30, 2016 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Lisa Jakub was a child actor who started at the young age of 4. She starred alongside Robin Williams and Sally Field in Mrs. Doubtfire and had a role in Independence Day. Retiring at 22, she now resides in Virginia with her husband.


In 2015, Lisa wrote a book called “You Look Like That Girl”. She talks about what it was like being a child actor, what it felt like to meet Princess Diana and what it felt like having a broken back after sustaining an injury while on set at the young age of 11. She recovered, but for years, she suffered pain, spasms and nerve damage.


The most amazing thing I found out about her 18 year career in the film industry is what Robin Williams did. Robin wrote a letter to the school that kicked Lisa out because they didn't have the time to deal with Lisa constantly being on location and having her teachers constantly giving her the work she needed to do on set so she could keep up with the rest of her class. Lisa was cheated out of an eduction that she deserved. He explained that she wanted to continue her education while she was on location. He tried his best to convince them to allow her back, but they wouldn’t have any of it.  Robin Williams cared about people, he had a heart of gold. No matter what he was going thru, all he wanted to do was make sure that the people around him were taking care of.


“When I was 14 years old, I went on location to film Mrs. Doubtfire for five months, and my high school was not happy. My job meant an increased workload for teachers, and they were not equipped to handle a “non-traditional” student. So, during filming, they kicked me out."

(Quoting Lisa from her blog and giving her blog a quick shout out. https://lisajakub.net/)


She felt more at home on the set then in the classroom. Feeling like the new kid every time you walked thru the front door is awkward, especially when people saw you in a commercial the night before. I don’t blame her for retiring at a young age to pursue other things. She wanted to stop pretending to be someone else and wanted the chance to be herself.


The book store that I go to doesn't sell her book. (Damn you Canadian stories, get with the times. Its 2016.) So I went old school and checked it out at the library and I read it cover to cover in 2 days. When I find a good book I don’t put it down until I finish it. When someone you grew up watching makes you ask yourself “whatever happened to her?” you automatically want to know everything that she’s been doing since that one film back in 1994. It’s like catching up with an old friend. I’m glad to hear that she’s happy and doing well. I can’t wait to see what she writes next.


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