Movie Review – He’s All That

Let me just say before I dig into the review for the film. I am old enough that I remember when “She’s All That” hit the theaters. I was just 19 years old when it released. So, This review is from the perspective of someone that saw the original and understood all the nostalgia that is hidden in the new one. If you haven’t seen it then I want to say… What is stopping you already?!

Okay, the movie starts out fairly shallow. There are also things that remind me of another great movie, “Some Kind of Wonderful” (1987), but they aren’t super relative to the story as a whole. I think I only noticed them because I am a huge nerd. This a typical setup actually and was done in the 80’s as well in a movie called, “Can’t Buy Me Love” (1987). Though there are differences of course. This movie is mainly a redo of “She’s All That”, hence the title, with the roles switched and the situations slightly different.

Now, the main character is a good person and is in fact a better person than the “popular jock dude” from the original right at the jump. I think we see this because of the change in focus character for the sequel. In the first one you mostly followed the “loser” Laney with groups scenes and one or two scenes with the jock dude. In this remake you are following the “popular influencer chick” with group scenes and a few “loser contrarian dude” mainly to setup the plot and to help close up the plot in the movie. This change up simplified the formula quite a bit, but, also made some of the plot seem much more shallow as they had to change the conflict for the most part though it is established that the guy dislikes the ex-boyfriend of the influencer chick because he is a dick. Instead of the bet and then the original girlfriend being an issue like in the first one. They had one of the influencer girl’s friends be a traitor who decides to run against her and also start dating her douche of an ex-boyfriend. This was obviously motivated by jealousy by that friend but that isn’t explored as much except for a couple of long shots during certain scenes. If they had wanted to follow the plot of the original then the friend should have still been a jealous bitch, but, gone after Tanner Buchanan’s character, etc.

Over all the movie is fun, funky, goofy, and corny. It is a high school romance movie after all. What really made the film for me, other than how truly hot Tanner Buchanan is, is that they got a couple of the veteran actors from the first one to be in the film. Rachael Leigh Cook plays the mother of the influencer while Matthew Lillard plays the principal of the high school, though Mr. Lillard isn’t revealed until the end of the film. A few moments made me laugh or chuckle because of the references to the first movie. The two biggest being the song “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer playing at the prom with Rachael Leigh Cook teasing the audience about why the song seems familiar to her. Then at the very end of the film when everyone starts to dance Matthew Lillard’s character starts busting out some moves that Brock Hudson, his character in the first one, did as well. It was all very good-hearted.

If you are a fan of the original then I think you will get a kick out of watching “He’s All That”.

However, there are movies done recently that did the same type of makeover shtick a bit better. The first one to pop up in my mind is “The Duff”. Another with a self makeover, romance and highschool drama is “Easy A”.

I’m going to start putting a score at the end of my reviews to help people better understand where my emotional meter is on a movie and how much I liked it. I tend to be critical even when I like a movie or tv show.

SCORE: 7/10

Review: Netflix’s Wednesday – Season One (Spoiler Free)

I binge-watched all eight episodes of Wednesday Season One in two days. The series premiered on the 23rd of November 2022. I watched the first episode at midnight on the 23rd slept and did life things then finished the last episode at 5:00 am on the 24th. I made sure not to follow the hype on this show so that if it was bad I wouldn’t be too upset. I’ve been a fan of The Addams Family franchise since the old black and white which used to do reruns when I was a child in the 80s. Then the two movies in the 90s with Christina Ricci as Wednesday are some of my favorite comedy films. The second is my favorite of the two.

The television show isn’t as goofy as the original show nor is it on the same level as the movies from the 90s. However, this isn’t a bad thing. Tim Burton and Danny Elfman have given this show its own identity and mood. It fits the past work for both of them in other projects. Dark but lighthearted enough not to pull down the emotions of the viewer. All the gore fits into the storyline and isn’t over the top at all.

The design of the sets, costumes, makeup, and more are spectacular and bring a great blend of modern and classic to the show. I especially like how they worked in vivid punches of color into Wednesday’s typically monochromatic world.
The cast did an outstanding job with their roles. As someone who grew up with Raul Julia as Gomez, it is a little weird having the new version in this series. However, Luis Guzmán is growing on me so I look forward to the new season. If there is one that is. Since I have binge-watched the series so rapidly, and, it is the holidays here in the USA. I haven’t been keeping up with the overall take on the internet with how well this has been watched or received as of yet.

I’ve seen Jenna Ortega in other things the one that I love more than this new series is The Babysitter: Killer Queen. She is a phenomenal actress and I look forward to seeing where her career goes. Hopefully, it will be illustrious and busy!
The storyline (without getting into spoilers) is a typical coming of age with personal character growth, but, it doesn’t feel overdone or trite. For me, half of the mystery in the season was easy to see only a few episodes in but the other parts were surprises. They left enough open at the end to tie some things back in newer seasons without having to rehash them. The formula is great with enough bits in every episode to show there is an overarching storyline without overpowering the other things going on in each episode. It is a great balance that I hope they continue with for the rest of the show’s lifetime.

If you are the kind of person that liked or loved the original Addams family movies then I think you will love this series. Just give it to the third episode for it to really take off into the storyline and to get comfortable with the character dynamics. Try not to do what some critics are and be so cynical that you can’t just enjoy good entertainment for what it is.

Supernatural – Character Review/Impressions – Mary Winchester

Okay, I have been binge watching Supernatural from Season 1 forward for over a month now. I watched all the seasons before up to the last two. I just watched Season 12 Episode 3 “The Foundry” and felt the urge to vent about Mary Winchester.

Mrs. Winchester came from a hunter family. Generations of hunters raising hunters. She decided to rebel as a teen/young adult and wanted out of hunting. She met a dude (John Winchester) who she supposedly fell in love with. Then her parents are killed by a demon, the same demon she then makes a deal with just to get the supposed love of her life back starting the shit storm that ultimately happens to Sam and Dean. She never tells Mr. Winchester about hunting, demons, or the deal she made.

See here is the thing. If you truly love someone then you are also supposed to trust them with who you are, where you came from, etc. You don’t hide your past, your family history, or any demon deals that you made for their life. Mr. Winchester can be excused from that because he didn’t know that his father was a Men of Letters member since he disappeared before he was old enough to be told and then the chapter was killed off as well so no one would have come forward later to recruit him.

When Mary is returned to life as a reward to Dean and also Sam for convincing Amara (The Darkness) to turn away from hollow revenge and to give being a family with Chuck (God/The Light) another chance it was supposed to be a good thing. I understand that the new technology and such is jarring. But, Mary in the past always seemed like a smart girl. The kind of girl who would quickly catch on to things.

When she leaves the boys and the bunker at the end of the episode I want to scream at her. A mother doesn’t walk out on her sons. The fact that she makes it sound like she blames them for her issues then says that she loves them before leaving is such a bitch move. Leaving won’t help her get her head around the fact that she missed 33 years of her children’s lives! Asking them questions, letting them tell their life stories while all sat down drinking some beers or something would be better than just walking out like that! I also get the vibe that she is pissed at John for becoming a hunter and going after the demon while dragging the boys along. This shows that she didn’t really know her husband at all. Even I know that a Marine like John wouldn’t just let it go. Once a Marine always a Marine.

This base reaction to things taints her character for me. She is emotionally and mentally weak. I think she kinda always was. So unless something happens to her that makes her learn to be stronger she is going to always be a shitty mom to me.

Game Review: Saints Row (2022)

I am a big fan of the Saints Row franchise. I’ve been playing since the first one came out on the Xbox 360. It started off as a GTA clone but eventually established it’s own voice in the genre. The game story lines got bigger, more campy, and crazy as the series went on eventually getting to Ruler of the Universe and Time Traveler level of hilarity.

I decided to pre-order the Notorious Edition of the new Saints Row. I sat down and played it for hours last night.

The devs decided to reboot the franchise this year with Saints Row. Set in a completely new setting that reminds me of Las Vegas called Santo Ileso. As always you play as The Boss, but, in this one the Saints don’t exist yet. You and your roommates decide after some things go down (trying to avoid heavy spoilers) to start your own criminal enterprise… The Saints.

The story flow so far is slow. They made some of the game mechanics and features only unlockable through the story line instead of it just being there in the game already. Side jobs (side hustles) start off as only a few different types but expand as you play the game. Hidden collectables, dumpster diving, and the Wanted list are also there for distraction. Just like Saints Row 3 and forward you can collect vehicles as well by jacking them and taking them to your garage. There are hours and hours of things to do outside of the main story line.

I don’t like the healing method they are using in the game. In the old ones you got health pickups from killing the enemies. In this one you get one health boost (it doesn’t heal you completely) every so often. Even if you kill a lot of enemies it still takes longer than I would like to get ready, killing speeds up the timer, it can lead to some really frustrating game play where you are literally running and dodging around in circles just to keep alive while waiting for it to pop. Oh, and the default difficulty level is good for co-op. Not so good for solo because trying to aim the guns is frustrating as heck. It auto aims for the body and then fights you if you try to aim anywhere else which makes being accurate super hard. I looked in the settings and couldn’t find anything to tone down or turn this feature off. I would be aiming down sights and it would bounce from one side of the enemies head to the other at a nudge from the stick even if I wasn’t firing.

Co-op at the time of this blog is broken. My buddy and I ended up at a point right in the beginning section that just wouldn’t move forward. We tried it twice before giving up and completing it solo before teaming back up. We can’t see each other when we aren’t right next to each other because we aren’t highlighted in world for the other player. I can’t see him on the map at all to pin point his location if we decided to go explore different locations. Later on in the story line he was forcibly disconnected from me by the game right before a cut scene. This caused the game to almost freeze to the point that I thought I was going to have to close it all the way out and come back in. Then once the cut scene finally played through the game wouldn’t let him reconnect. After this we decided to solo play until the co-op is fixed. This feature being broken at launch when it was being sold as key to the game is frustrating. It also reminds me of Dying Light 2 which is not a good thing. My friend and I go out of our way to buy titles that we can play online together because that is the only time we get to hang out with each other even though we live in the same city.

Over all if you like the Saint Row franchise you will love this game… clarification. If you love the original game and the second one the most of all the titles then you will love this one. The story line is more toned down even with the comedy involved in it.

Movie Reviews: Resident Evil the Complete Collection

During my week, this week, I hurt my wrist. This means no gaming at least for a few more days as I write this. I am to the point in my healing where I can type and mouse with only a little if any pain but can not hold and manipulate a controller. This is major sad face for me, but, it gave me a chance to catch up on some things I’ve wanted to watch. I decided to buy on digital The Complete Collection: Resident Evil through Amazon Video. I had seen the first three films in the six film franchise already. I love the character Alice. The movies do become pretty cheesy as the franchise goes on, but, at the same time they don’t lose their entertainment value. When I watch action movies of any kind I am personally not looking for realism, a deep story, or anything like that. These movies give plenty of action with a bad ass female at the helm!

I will admit that I never played through the original titles to the game series that the film series is based on. I’ve only played Biohazard and The Village. Because of this I think it lets me see the movies in a less jaded view than fans of the games see them.

Through the viewing I noticed plot holes you could drive a truck through, and inconsistency with the storytelling. Most of these were caused by gaps between films, casting issues, scheduling, etc. Most of these from what I understand are closed up within the novels so I will have to read the series someday soon.

The acting is good in the films by the main actors for each film and even some side characters were well done. You can tell that some of the actors actually studied the characters they were to portray in the movie. I didn’t like who they chose for Leon, but, it wasn’t my call and he did okay.

I recommend to anyone to watch this series if you like movies where the good guys win no matter what happens to them. Just keep in mind that this is all loosely based on the game series and seems to deviate a lot by the end from what I understand.

What I would do if I won Publisher’s Clearing House

All of us have a dream like I am writing about today… most of them are about the lottery instead of Publisher Clearing House or a mysterious family member who dies and leaves a large estate to you. It’s all day dreaming of course because the odds of winning the lottery, PCH, or an unknown inheritance coming our way are heavily stacked against most people. However, I like to dream and plan for the day that might happen as a way to keep my spirits up. Today, I am going to share my plans with all of you.

The first thing on my list that I am going to do when I win is to get my mother and I into a better place to live. No, not a HUGE lavish house that would make most people stand in awe. Just something that we can afford that is big enough for us and the pets. There are actually two ways we have talked about doing this. Either buying a condo or small home that already exists or buying some land to build brand new custom homes. My mom would love to have her own one bedroom place so that she can have her own space. I would want a one bedroom as well but I would also need a larger room to have a home gym. I would also want a endless pool swim spa so that I could relax and do easy on the body cardio.

Some of the custom build homes are actually pretty neat looking. Here is a URL list of examples that I have put in my dream list for either myself or my mom. They are all easily altered if needs be by a professional of course. It is the look and size that we would be going for.

One Bedroom Cottage Escape

One Bedroom, One Bathroom Farm House

Tiny 2 Bed Modern House

The other thing that I would love to be able to do would only happen if I won the weekly prize. I want to start a foundation or charity that would help the homeless and disabled. It’s an idea that I have been kicking around in my head for years. In fact the government could do it if they wanted to but just don’t for one reason or another.

You get land that is zoned for multiple homes to be built and you build tiny or small homes on the site. Then you lease the homes to someone that is disabled or homeless. Part of the agreement is that they pay a certain amount every month based on current or future income plus establish an HOA that will cover trash pick up, outside maintenance, dog park, the sidewalks, road into the neighborhood, etc. The only rule for qualifying to lease one of the homes would be about addiction. Anyone addicted to anything would have to go into a program and then attend a support group to help keep sober. This is because a lot of the homeless at least where I live are addicted to drugs, gambling, or alcohol. If they failed to do so any money paid into the lease would be kept and they would be asked to vacate the property. The money they paid into the lease would be used to update or restore the vacated property and would then be leased to someone new. They would also be put on a ban list for a minimum of two years. The length of time would depend on how messed up the property is, length of time leasing, etc.

Once the lease is paid in full for the cost of building the home and buying the land they would be given the option to own the deed for the home or they could ask for the money paid in minus the cost of updating and restoring the home back in cash so that they could use it as a down payment on a different house, etc. However, that choice would also have them put on a list that would get them an auto decline on another home in the foundation or charity program for a minimum of five to ten years. This is to help discourage abuse of the program and it’s goals.

Once all the homes in a neighborhood are done being leased the foundation/charity would pull their support and allow the home owners to decide what they want to continue doing with their properties before buying more land and starting a new neighborhood. If the foundation/charity has a lot of money growth due to investments or donations then multiple neighborhoods could be established at the same time or staggered so that resources aren’t pulled too much at any one time.

You can put roughly 54 homes on one acre of land. If you take into account roads, sidewalks, etc. you can fit 45 to 48. The homes would be 800 sqft or less. You can put 2 to 3 bedrooms in a 800 sqft home easily with 1 to 2 bathrooms. That is plenty of space for a family of 3-4. With those type of homes mixed in with the 1 to 2 bedroom homes we would see a lot of homeless and fixed income disabled people getting a chance at the American Dream. I also see each of those homes having enclosed patios with drains for easy clean up. Not backyards as there will be a dog park/small park in the neighborhood so their really is no need for a true backyard. But an enclosed patio with a drain would allow those that can’t or don’t want to take their dog to the park a way to have the pets house trained with easy clean up. Or patio gardens, or a place to have small BBQ parties with friends in the privacy of their own place.

It also makes more sense than continuing to hand money over to management companies for real estate moguls with rent supplement support (section 8 in California), rent control, or any of the other ways that government has tried and failed to help the homeless and low income residents in most places that I have seen. It would also I think help with neighborhood upkeep because when people own instead of rent they tend to keep better care of things and have pride in themselves.

This idea could even be used for old motels/hotels and apartment buildings. Buy an apartment building, update and restore the building/units giving the current residents 60 day notices and their security deposits to help with moving, then start leasing the units, establish an HOA for maintenance, roofing, etc. Then when all the units are paid for moving on to a different building.

Product Review – Pepsi Nitro Brew and Vanilla

My mom saw an ad for a new Pepsi product last night called Nitro. After some research I discovered that it came in Brew and then Vanilla flavors. So, today I headed out to the closest location to hopefully have it in stock. This location was 6 miles away from my house. I picked up a single can of each along with a few other items so that it wasn’t a waste of gas since it is almost $6 a gallon where I am at the moment.

I put the cans into the refrigerator to get cold since they weren’t kept in a refrigerated case at the store. Just ten minutes ago, a few hours of being cooled, mom decided to try them. She opened the dark blue Brew can first and divided the 16 oz can into two smaller drinking glasses. We both took a couple of sips to get the full flavor on our tongues. It’s nasty! The after taste makes me think of flat Pepsi. It’s super sweet, we are a zero sugar soda house typically, and on top of that the carbonation isn’t that good. Reminds me of a half flat beer from tap at a bar. My mom didn’t like it either so instead of finishing it we poured it down the sink rinsed the can and the glasses before we opened the cream colored Vanilla can.

This flavor was just as nasty sweet as the other and not only that but the vanilla flavor is over powering! It’s like taking a couple of drops of imitation vanilla and putting them straight on your tongue! I took one sip and said Nope! before quickly handing the glass back to my mom. She didn’t like the flavor either. The sour aftertaste once the vanilla wore off in my mouth as I type this is going to make me brush my teeth as soon as I can.

I wouldn’t recommend either of these new flavors to anyone that I know!

Review: Upload Season 1 & 2 (Spoilers for a couple of scenes in S2)

I started watching Upload late. As in just a month or so ago so I didn’t have to wait long for the second season at all. It is a really great show that has a formula that I love. They mix serious drama with a lot of comedy to make this actual entertainment without making people who watch it depressed or angry for too long. It also has a lot of different messages that people can take from it. They don’t pull punches from any social or political side and crack some crazy jokes that make me laugh in actual surprised laughter that rarely happens anymore with TV shows.

Season One really establishes the world that Nathan Brown and Nora live in as well as the other characters in it. The real world and the digital world both. There is some nudity, language, and such so I wouldn’t advise that anyone under at least sixteen watch the show unless their parents think they are mature enough. However, everything is within the context of the story and not really gratuitous. Though I have read some reviews where people were upset over the nudity and sex scenes which is silly because they give a warning and a rating for the show. The romance plot-line is great and really sucked me in. I’m a sucker for a good romance story where people take the time to learn and grow into their ultimate selves and end up completing each other in unexpected ways. If you like rom-coms, movies like Idiocracy, and light mysteries then this show has something for you.

Season two started out kind of slow for me and some of the plot lines grated on my nerves, but, as the new story arc unfolded in each episode I started understanding where they were headed. People in the reviews are screaming that the show has gone woke. I just think that they don’t understand the sarcastic comedy that the show is full of. A lot of the episodes this season were full of messages that I saw growing up about helping the little guy if you can, etc. Yes, they say a few things that could be grating on super uptight people but I think they are blowing it out of proportion.

Spoiler Starts Here:

The digital world that Nathan lives in starts offering digital babies. In one scene there is an advertisement saying that either partner can carry with a pregnant man in the ad. To me that was funny! Not because of the whole ‘trans-male’ pregnancy thing that is debated about in real life BUT because in digital worlds it is completely possible for that to happen! What made the scene even more of a comedic moment was that Nathan was basically told that when his water broke it would come out of his anus which anyone that knows about child birth would mean the baby would come out of there as well. The look on the characters face was amazingly hilarious and the fact that the doctor and Ingrid just acted like this was completely okay was funny as hell. In a digital world all of it would actually be possible. Heck, you could most likely ask to do the pregnancy and then skip labor and delivery altogether. Though in Lakeview that would most likely cost a fortune. LMAO! In another earlier scene when Ingrid gets a digital AI baby as a test case to see if she could be a good mother she asks if it is a boy and is told that it appears to be so but they will decide when they get older. While this is an uncomfortable thing for a lot of people to hear it is the truth for a portion of the population and in that scene the one line isn’t focused on and is actually just brushed over to the next part of dialogue and the start of the comedy. Even when the AI baby grows up it doesn’t do any trans anything. The kid grows up seemingly as a boy and even becomes a rude punk rocker in his teens. *rolls eyes* I again really think that people are being overly sensitive.

The new story arc can be read from a lot of different perspectives because it deals with an assumption by Nathan and Nora that a group of corrupt rich people are going to use free uploading as a way to rig presidential elections. People have to remember that things aren’t always as they appear in this show! For a long time it looked like Nathan was murder by his business partner when they weren’t, etc. Let the story unfold people and remind yourselves that all this is exaggerated COMEDY for the most part!

Life Update: 03-11-2022

A month or two back I decided to stop streaming. I wasn’t getting the numbers that I needed to be able to make money that way and truthfully with the setup I have to work with because of my physical issues I just don’t have the room or money to make it better in any way that it needs it. This has given me less stress since I don’t have to worry about entertaining anyone or remembering to start the stream on time when I have other things going on or I just don’t feel like it.

So, I’m going to be re-directing the energy that I was going to use on streaming towards getting my fitness levels where I want them to be… well… as close as I can get them to that level with the limitations I have. This month I am changing up how I eat so that I get more veggies without feeling like I am eating rabbit food. Changing at least one snack and one meal a day to a supplement. In this case Quest bars or the off name brand protein bars and either a chocolate flavored protein shake or Slim Fast made with cold water in a shaker. This way I am lowering my calorie intake quite a bit without feeling like I am starving to death. More veggies also means that my biggest meal of the day seems like a HUGE amount of food. Veggies are low calorie so you can eat tons more of them in a meal than anything else.

Example of my new routine so far. I wake up, take my blood sugar (today was 114), put 16 to 18 ounces of cold tap water into the shaker with one scoop of protein powder and shake vigorously, then sit down and check my email while I drink it. 2 to 3 hours later I can have a light lunch of either soup or a sandwich with turkey, tomato, lettuce, and cheese with a small amount of mayo. 2 – 3 hours after that I cook dinner. Tonight it is Chow Mein. Chicken, Mung Beans, Snow Peas, Carrot, Yellow Onion, Green Onion, Green Cabbage, a little bit of canola oil, and the Kikkoman Chow Mein seasoning mix. Then in another 2 – 3 hours I will have a Quest bar (Oatmeal Chocolate Chip). Before bed I’ll have a Pay Day bar.

The protein shake is 160 calories. The Quest bar is 200. The Pay Day bar is 260 (I think). Most of my calories for the day come from the sandwich (about 500 – 600) and dinner (never calculated it).

Since I started the routine I’ve been feeling a bit better over all and my blood sugars have settled back down from the 130s to 140s to where they need to be to be a tightly controlled diabetic without pills.

Next month I am heading over to a gym nearby to sign up for a membership. Planet Fitness. I’m hoping to get over there about 3 times a week. 2 times a week I will be lifting weights using the machines focusing mostly on my upper body and torso then once a week I will spend some time on either the Recumbent Bike or the Elliptical. When I sign up I am going to take advantage of their free fitness planning, their red light therapy booth, etc. From what a cousin of mine tells me red light therapy can help with recovery from exercise, age lines, and weight loss. She is a medical message therapist for a doctor’s office so their office uses red light therapy. I don’t know if I’ll be allowed to use the message chairs or anything like that at the gym for the moment. They might have weight limits or something but I know that the red light is a booth that I can stand in.

Anyway, that is what is going on with me… well that I want to share with the public anyway. Hope you all are doing great even with all the crap going on around the world!

It has been an adventure

So, last month I decided to reinstall Windows 10 on my boot drive because it had been acting up a lot. I backed up my data, my bookmarks, but forgot to back up my passwords.

In the era of identity theft and rampant online paranoia to the point where a lot of people use VPNs even on their private networks. It is hell to get accounts recovered from Google. I thought that I was going to lose this blog, I had to start a new Walmart account, and I almost couldn’t get in to pay my car insurance. It was a complete nightmare.

Fair warning to all of you that read this blog. Even if you have 2 factor ID on your gmail accounts through your cell phone it is not enough to allow you to reset your password. Why the hell have it if that isn’t enough? *shakes head* Luckily, I tried an old password that I found in my offline journal for one of my back up email accounts that are linked to my main. It worked and I was saved!

Other than that life has been okay. I spent the last three weeks with sciatica, but, it is getting better quite rapidly compared to other times I’ve had it. I had to do an appeal hearing for federal disability because they want to kick me off since my cancer doesn’t seem to be recurring despite all the other issues both physically and mentally that I deal with that make it impossible for me to work a normal job. I did tell them at the end of the phone call that my goal is to go to the local community college as soon as the campus reopens and take certification courses in four disciplines. 3D Modeling, Animation, Texturing, and Business Illustration. My goal is to make my own online business where I make models for various online marketplaces, get 3D printers (normal and wood) so that I can make smaller items for sale on Etsy, and also peddle my wares on Second Life. I want to make high quality geeky/kawaii/gamer/sci fi clothing for men and décor items.

Second Life is actually a huge deal because if your business takes off and stays pretty up there you can make thousands a month. I could then take that in game money, reinvest in my business, as well as diversify into other areas like real estate, and monthly events to help expand and stabilize what I make on the game platform. I also would like to do world textures and avatar skins for Minecraft.

Doing this kind of money making business would allow me to set my own hours, work as slow or as quickly as I can with my physical and mental issues day to day will allow, and generally help keep my stress and anxiety low. I promised the guy on the phone that if I ever became wealthy enough to care for myself completely that I would ask them to take me off disability. It took months of therapy to work through the fact that I just can’t handle working the way I used to. I was raised that unless I was bleeding, dying, or so sick I couldn’t move without vomiting that I had to go to school or go to work. It’s hard to work through that kind of conditioning and except that you just can’t do that anymore.

The holidays were good. My mom liked her little gifts. I liked my little gifts. We had Chinese Food on the 24th and 25th which is the one tradition that we follow from one of the religions in the house. Though I do try to also stay mostly away from pork and shell fish as well. My one weakness on the pork front is Peking Pork. LOL

Anyway, I will start coming and writing on here again regularly soon. I have a few tv shows to write about, a new game or two, and some new stories to suggest so keep an eye out for those!