I Hate the Hometowns

July 24th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

I love The Bachelor, and the Bachelorette, and the show about it, unReal. But I could never bear the hometown episode, the one where the bachelor or the bachelorette goes to the hometowns of the final four “contestants” to meet their families.

It’s just so unseemly, cruel and wrong. Why drag these poor families into it? They just want what’s best for their child or sibling, and they are doing and saying whatever they can to prevent them from getting their heart broken. It’s horrible to watch. No more hometowns! Please!

I want flowers but it’s too hot out there to get any. I will make do with a picture of flowers from my past, although this is a slightly sad one. That’s Buddy, who is no longer with us.


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Ghostbusters in 4DX

July 23rd, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I saw Ghostbusters in 4DX, something I hadn’t even heard of until I checked the movie times. What is this? Super duper 3D? No, it’s like a super duper William Castle Percepto/Emergo type experience, except your chair doesn’t vibrate a little, it buckets around in all directions and air and water is blown in your face and lights flash.

It was great at first, but pretty soon I started to dread any sort of action in the movie, because my chair was going to go crazy again and I’d gotten over the fun of that. It added nothing after the first time, it was just annoying. Filmmakers don’t want the audience to dread action. I feel bad saying that because I’m sure it cost a fortune to equip the theatre.

About the movie, I think the leads all did the best they could with the material, but it wasn’t a great script. I agree with everyone, Kate McKinnon is amazing, steals the whole show. I also adored Leslie Jones. Her character is an amateur historian, so of course I loved her, but there’s just something about her. She should be given a lead role, she just has this … godamnit, I can’t describe it. She has that thing where she feels like someone you grew up with, so whatever story she’s telling, you pay attention.

Thank god we were given the choice. I chose water off, although I got some spray from the people in front of me.


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Bring it, Mosquitos

July 20th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Here it is, this is the mosquito net I ordered! Doesn’t look too bad. I’m still concerned about how the cats are going to be able to curl up with me. Now that I think about it. I need to pull this back even more when I’m not using it. Bleeck loves to race along the top of the couch; it’s his most used shortcut to me, Finney, mice and food, and he will definitely rip it at some point during a run.

Mosquito Net Even Naturals

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The Dress of Evil

July 20th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Every year I post about mosquitos, which for some reason are a problem in my building. I live on the top floor of a five floor walk-up and for about four or five months every year I am attacked by mosquitos. I don’t know what took me so long, I first started posting about my mosquito problem in 2011, but I finally broke down and bought mosquito nets for sleeping.

I remember, it’s because of the cats, of course. How will they be able to curl up with me once the opening is closed? Also, they come up and down on the couch throughout the night, and I figured they would rip it to shreds in the process. Well, we shall see. I will report back.

Meanwhile, I passed this by the other day.


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95?? 99 Real Feel??

July 18th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

That’s what my weather app said it’s going to be today. I don’t do heat well. At all. Hate it. I should live some place like Alaska, or Minnesota, or Canada. I much prefer snow.

I took this picture of a woman adding names to a mural about Orlando, which seems like so many massacre ago now. Sigh. Sob.


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