Category: General diary entries

GIVE HIM A GO

Ok, I have time for a quick blog.
In fact I have two weeks for quick blogs as I am now on annual leave.

Not that I’ll have too much time for relaxing as I still have to attend University on Mondays and I have a presentation to finish and present, another presentation to start and two essays to get going!!

So much for annual leave!!

Anyway, today I am relaxing. In fact I’m off to the little Bro’s house in a bit for a party to celebrate his wife’s son’s 18th birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEWIS!!

Anyway, onto why I’m blogging.
I’ve just spent a bit of time on Youtube and I’ve watched a new video by Nile Wilson.
If you read my blogs regularly you will know that I love Men’s Artistic Gymnastics and this guy in particular is so enthusiastic about everything he does, he’s absolutely infectious.

Today he’s announced a bit of a change in his Vlogging.
He’s kicking it all off with 7 individual vlogs over the next 7 days.
He’s just moved out of his parents house, so he’ll be talking about that but what interested me the most was his view of the next two years.
He is stepping up his game with the Tokyo Olympics in his sights for 2020.
He is going to take us through the rigorous training, the highs and lows of the next two years and if his previous vlogs are anything to go by, he’ll be doing it in style.

So check him out. Give him a go. You’ll get hooked too. The first two minutes of this vlog are spine tingling.

If you get hooked on Nile, you’ll LOVE Neil and Nile Vlogs that he does with his dad.
They have an amazing relationship and are hilarious together.

Take a look.

They make me giggle anyway.

WHY IS STRAIGHT THE DEFAULT?

The world could be a much happier place if people just accepted other people for what they are and what they believe in.

It doesn’t matter what you believe in personally or how you want to live your life.
None of that gives you the right to dictate to others how they should live their lives or what they want to believe in.

I get so angry sometimes when I see news reports of attacks on people simply because of the religion they follow or because of their lifestyle and the people they love.

One of my favourite movies at the moment is ‘Love Simon’ and this particular scene sums up this feeling perfectly.

Why ‘IS’ straight the default?

Kids should not have to deal with this shit. It should just be accepted and any help needed should be in place to make sure they get it.

C’mon people.
This is the 21st century.
Yet still we have bigotted, misogynistic and people with outdated ways of thinking in government and ordinary every day people who still think they have the right to tell other people how to live their lives.

I get so angry when I read stories of families who have shunned their children simply for being honest about who they are and those that get shunned because of religious beliefs cause me the most pain.
How on earth could someone disown a child simply for being different because a ‘story book‘ tells them to. (I don’t care if I get hate for that comment, so bring it on)

In my view, some of the most colourful and interesting people on the planet are those that live their lives how they want and not how others dictate and if we could just learn to get along, regardless of religion, sexual orientation and lifestyle then the world would be a much happier place.

WON’T WASTE MY TIME

I’ve been thinking about writing a blog about what I think of Donald Trump.
I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not going to waste my time.
I feel sick to the stomach just thinking about him and every time I see him on TV I just want to put my fist through his face!

So when this popped up on Twitter, I thought, this… this is what the rest of the world feels. I feel so sorry for all the Americans who feel this way too and it was said by none other than Mark Hamill.

Obama
Never a truer word spoken.
It’s the mid-terms later this year. I truly hope that we see a swing back to reality and the trump administration receives a quick kick in the gut.
This dangerous, idiot of a man child can’t possibly win a second term in two years time….. can he?

ANT MAN AND THE WASP! (spoiler free)

It’s hot and I’m stuck at my computer trying to write a presentation.
I’ve decided it’s time for a break from all the policies and guidelines and legislation that’s making me go cross eyed.

Yesterday I had a relaxation day… sort of.
I did a little housework but the remainder of my day was chillin’ with a good book and a few glasses of wine.
We decided to take a trip to the cinema in the evening to see the newly release ‘Ant Man and the Wasp’

Ant Man and Wasp

Now I loved the first Ant Man movie so I couldn’t wait to see him teamed up with the Wasp.
There were questions that needed answering from Infinity War. Most noteably… why wasn’t Ant Man there?!

Needless to say, we do get answers and I thoroughly enjoyed the film.
In fact, I would go so far as to say I enjoyed it more than the first one.
It keeps it’s humour and plays around a little bit more with the sizing elements, big and small.

I certainly wasn’t disappointed, however, the first post credit scene left the whole audience gasping and leaves us with a question for Infinity War part 2.

That’s all I’m saying about it as I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet.
Just make sure that you stay for the first post credit scene.

There is a small scene at the end of the credits too but this one is simply there for laughs.
It’s the first one however, that will have your heart in your mouth.

So, if you enjoyed Ant Man, go see Ant Man and the Wasp. You won’t be disappointed.

PRESENTATIONS AND ESSAYS, CINEMA AND BLURAY…. OH MY!

So after two long and interesting days, doing what I actually want to be doing when I qualify, but under supervision, I am finally home with some shop bought Kentucky style chicken and some wine.

After a swap around of some shifts next week, I ‘technically’ have the next 4 days off.

I say technically because Monday is actually a Uni day but we have been given the day as a study day or time to have one to ones with our tutors. So, it’s a perfect time to crack on with my next essay which has virtually written itself. I now just need to put together a Powerpoint to go with the waffle.
I also need to take a look at one of my essays and make a start on the epidemiology of Measles.

I also need to keep on top of the washing and the ironing.
My Mum has been away for the last 10 days and I want to prove to her that I can actually keep on top of things.
I also want to squeeze in a trip to the cinema to see Ant Man and the Wasp.
Then Monday sees the release of Love Simon! and Ready Player one on Bluray.

Can’t wait to see Love Simon again.

So this weekend is going to be a fine balance between housework, Uni work and a little fun.

Of course, there’s wine in the fridge!!
Can’t possibly do an essay without a glass or two of wine!!

CONFIDENCE BOOST

Just a quick blog before bed.
I got my first presentation result back today.
In fact, it’s the first result of the whole Uni year.

A*

To say I’m a little chuffed is an understatement.
I’ve not taken to the second year very well and I was so worried I wasn’t getting back on track with things.
This has given me a bit of a confidence boost.
I can do this!

AND SO IT BEGINS….

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away……

Well, actually not that far away.
55 miles or just over an hour in the car at Pinewood Studios in London and some of it, right on my doorstep at the Cardington Airship Sheds just 3 miles away!!
Star Wars episode nine will start filming on Wednesday this week!!Star wars blue

Redemption for Kylo?
Balance for Kylo and Rey?
Dare I say the word ‘grey’?
NOT A CLUE!
Only 16 months to go to find out.

The cast has FINALLY been confirmed.
Adam and Daisy will obviously be reprising their roles of Kylo and Rey.
John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Kelly Marie Tran will be back as Finn, Poe and Rose.
Mark Hamill is back as Luke, even though he died in the last film so it’s likely that force ghosts will be back. Will Uncle Luke be tormenting Kylo?
Carrie Fisher is returning as Leia!! and they are staying true to their word about not using CGI to create Leia by using existing unreleased footage that was filmed during the first two movies.
A welcome return to the SW universe is Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian.
And yes… my General is back to HOPEFULLY kick some ass before he ultimately dies as Domhnall Gleeson reprises his role of General Hux.

And there you have it.
I don’t have much in the way of expectations.
I’ve learnt over the last few years that most of the fun of these films is the speculation about story lines and the build up to each release and then ultimately having everything knocked on the head and going in completely the opposite direction.

I know that I would love to see redemption for Kylo. He may not survive but I want him redeemed. I also want to see at least one scene where he confronts his Mother. I’m just hoping that a scene like that has been filmed previously and never used.

I want more information about Rey. There is something very different and powerful about her. It needs explanation. How and why is she still linked to Kylo through the force. Snoke said that he’d created the link but they were still linked at the end of Last Jedi AFTER Snoke had been killed.

What I want most of all from the last film is to finally see General Hux in all his glory.
Kicking Kylo’s ass and biting back after everything he went through in the Last Jedi.
In the final shot of him in the Last Jedi, he looks like a man with a burning desire for revenge and is just biding his time until he gets his chance.
He’s going to die doing it, I have no doubt about that, but give him a chance to get his dignity back, please!! Domhnall may be a funny guy and General Hux was the comic relief for the Last Jedi but (if you read the books) Hux has a past and he’s pretty ruthless. Give him chance to show it. (Beyond blowing up a few planets of course)
He even shares something in common with Kylo in the fact that he killed his own father!
Technically he got someone else to do the killing, but that’s just semantics.

Hux dog

And so it begins. A 16 month wait for a conclusion.
16 months of reading what people are speculating.
16 months of taking in any snippet of information we are given or photo that is released.

And now I have to get back to the mundane task of housework and uni work.
Oh the joy.