2014 In Review
Posted on December 26th, 2014 @ 10:04 pm

1. What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before?
I went to the Bahamas via a cruise.
'Welcome to Freeport Harbour"

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Please, I don’t do them.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not that I can recall.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
My beloved cat, Scooter, did. I feel like I failed him.
Scooter in bed

5. What countries did you visit?
Just the US, as usual, and the Bahamas. The Bahamas is new.

6. What would you like to have in 2015 that you lacked in 2014?
Maybe a boyfriend.

7. What dates from 2014 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
I’ve done so much this year, I don’t think a single date has stuck out for me.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
All my travels.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Did I really have a failure? I don’t think so.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Not really. Just an bronchial bug this month. Not sure where I got it, but I was kind and shared it with my poor dad. It’s wiped us out most of the month.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
My Amazon Kindle Fire.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
For me, there was no one behavior to merit celebration.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
My siblings all did something at one point or another.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Living expenses of my sister! Don’t get me going on that one.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My cruise!

16. What song will always remind you of 2014?
“Getaway” by Richard Marx

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
happier or sadder? About the same.
older and wiser? Yes
thinner or fatter? About the same.
richer or poorer? Richer.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Spend time with Scooter.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Worrying about stuff I have no control over.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
At home in Savannah with my family. We watched movies.

21. Question #21 has yet to be found.

22. Did you fall in love in 2014?
No. Thank God!

23. How many one-night stands?
0.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
The Amazing Race, Survivor, Dancing with the Stars. My favorite new show is Jane the Virgin. #RogelioMyBrogelio

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No

26. What was the best book you read?
I I finally read Into Thin Air.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Finally hearing “Broken Over You” by Broken Over You. A Repeat Offender  that I’ve know forever played it in her car while we were in Nashville this year.

28. What did you want and get?
The cruise

29. What did you want and not get?
Getting further in my Master’s program than I have. I only have 6 of the required 36 hours. I thought I’d have a few more.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Guardiansof the Galaxy edges out Captain America: The Winter Solider.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Don’t ask on the age, but I went to Alice’s husband’s family Christmas event.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Maybe more money to be less in debt.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2014?
What fashion sense? Jeans and a t-shirt normally work for me.

34. What kept you sane?
Photography, music and travel.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
None, really.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Lots, but I will leave it at  The Interview.

37. Who did you miss?
My mother, as always.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Not so much new, but I finally met some Repeat Offenders in person.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2014:
Only I can make myself happy.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
It’s really from last year, but this is from “SEE You In A Little While” by Steven Curtis Chapman:

Maybe you’ll teach me all the songs they sing in heaven
Maybe you’ll show me how you can fly
And I’ll hear you laugh again
And we won’t remember when
We were not together and this time it’s forever

The song helped after Scooter’s passing and had my think of my love ones that left me.


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I Watched The Interview
Posted on December 26th, 2014 @ 7:23 pm

My defiant side came out yesterday; I treated my father and brother to see The Interview.  My brother loved hearing some of the jokes and had to add a few to his repertoire.  My dad said he actually enjoyed it.

As for me watching it, well, I knew going in it was going to be a raunchy comedy.  It was never going to be an Oscar contender. I just don’t like people threaten me for watching something they don’t like.  Now that I have seen it, no one can remove it from my memory.

I see some people complaining that we are mocking North Korea.  I don’t see anyone commenting that in many ways, it mock the US as well.  The whole scene about Eminem was mocking our gossip intake on celebrities’ sexual orientation. Sook’s comment about destroying the deity of Kim Jong-un made sense to me.

Another thing I liked about this movie is that the desire to want to watch this movie was bi-partisan.  People on both sides of the aisle wanted to see it all because NK didn’t want us to see it.  When it boils down to it, we Americans don’t like others telling us what to do.  For the many independent theaters that showed the film, I applaud them. They realized they same – we should have the opportunity to watch what we want to see.  All they need to do is offer it.  From there, we viewers will make the decision.

Had all this crap against the movie not gone down, I most likely would have watched the film once it hit Redbox.


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Merry Christmas!
Posted on December 25th, 2014 @ 6:59 pm

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas!

I have been enjoying a relaxing day at home with my family. Yes, we just watched The Interview. More on that, later.


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I want to see The Interview
Posted on December 17th, 2014 @ 6:34 pm

Defiant:

full of or showing defiance

Defiance:

a refusal to obey something or someone : the act of defying someone or something

And damnit, I want to see The Interview!

My mother was told when I was a child, I had oppositional defiant disorder.  If you told me the sky was blue, I’d do everything I could to prove the sky was indigo.

I still have that streak in me.  It comes out when I see stories like what has happened with The Interview: Sony cancels The Interview theatrical release after theaters pull out.

Shame on them all.  By NOT releasing this film, they’ve let the Norks win.  I am getting sick and tired of having to adjust my life because of terrorists.  Every time we do that, we give them another win.

I was thinking about that while waiting to come home from Nashville.  As a child, I loved being at the gate at the airport, watching my father leave or return home from his TDY trips.  Now, I have to great me loved one at the baggage claim. Do you know how stupid that is compared to my childhood?

And it’s just a stupid movie.  I wouldn’t be surprised if the movie sucked.  I most likely wouldn’t have wanted to see it, but once I heard that North Korea is trying to stop the movie, well, that made me WANT to see it.

Same stuff went down with South Park and episodes 200 and 201.  Just because some religions do not believe false idols, those episodes were only aired once. I missed watching them.  Now, I can’t see them on Hulu. Again, back to letting the terrorists win.  I know normal people that would have found the episodes offensive would have done the normal thing and just NOT WATCHED THE EPISODES!

So, I leave with this clip from Team America and I just want to scream:

America, Ƒü©k Yeah!
Freedom is the only way, Yeah

Damn terrorist winning again.  Trey & Matt are correct.  FREEDOM is the only way.


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Happy birthday to me (belatedly)!
Posted on December 12th, 2014 @ 7:49 pm

Belated birthday celebration
I went to Nashville for my birthday.  I spent most of my time in Franklin at Alice’s home. I spent my birthday at her in-laws’ family Christmas. The day before was at the Franklin Christmas parade. Her granddaughter had a blast.

In Savannah, we don’t give out candy at out parades.  Franklin is small enough you can do it.  India, the little girl, was enjoying her first parade.  She quickly learned about the candy.  At every float or group she thought was giving out candy, she would scream “India wants candy, please!”  After she got candy, or to floats that had no candy, she’d say “Happy Christmas Day!”

This was my first time flying on Southwest.  It was nice.  I flew out of Jacksonville to Nashville, non-stop. I liked the non-stop. No hassle in Atlanta. Anything to avoid Atlanta!

We celebrated my birthday with my family the night after I returned.  My sisters chose this baseball cake.

I don’t really feel like updating this blog much.  My sinuses have been killing me all day.  My trip to Augusta for tomorrow was called off.  Might go after Christmas for that one.  My one for next week is still on.


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