If being Pollyanna-ish is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.
Posted on May 25th, 2015 @ 9:39 pm

This weekend, I saw Tomorrowland, twice.  I went once with my dad and once with my sister.  The over all theme of the movie was related to hope.

I related to Casey, the female lead.  She was inspired by space.  I love reading about space, but can get freaked out by a meteor shower.  However, she hated seeing them dismantle Launch Pad 39A.  I hated seeing the Shuttle program end.  And while I get depressed, I still hope for the best.

An underlying theme in the movie was the negative tone the world has taken as of late.  If you paid attention, you could see it.  It had me thinking about it all.  In this day an age, when it comes to Superman vs. Batman, people relate more to Batman.  Many will say they related more to Batman than Clark Kent.  However, is Clark Kent so bad?  Is trying to be a positive person so wrong in this day and age?

For anyone that saw Avengers: Age of Ultron, the running gag in that film was that Captain America was strict on language.  It that so wrong?  Believe you me, I am NOT the first to be prude with language.  Just ask my family.  I can have a trucker mouth in my house, in my car, and in my friends’ homes and cars, but most of my friends know I try not to curse, and when I do in public, I will try to mouth what I am cursing.  I try not to curse in front of kids.  I admit I will slip, but I try.

It’s been called that Tomorrowland is a box-office disappointment.  Maybe the problem is that we as a society are blind?   And so, if being Pollyanna-ish is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.  We don’t seem to have enough Pollyannas as is.

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Always learning in life
Posted on May 17th, 2015 @ 11:33 am

View of Kansas City

I went on vacation to Kansas City at the end of April. I did a lot of stuff while there:

Basically, had fun and saw a lot of stuff. I also learned a lot of stuff, too.

It’s always great to hang out with Liz.  She’s like a sister in many ways.  Her humor would fit in right with my family.

Kauffman Stadium is a beautiful ballpark.  I had a lot of fun with Liz and her daughter, Alex.  We also got a pair of Zubaz pants as part of Zubazpalooza Night.  Yes, I have a pair of Zubaz.  No, they are house lounge pants.   Nicki saw them and refuses to let me leave the house in them.

I spent time in Kansas while out there.  Ate a a wonder restaurant called Cinzitti’s.  I ate there with my aunt, uncle, and extend family out there.  I also got to visit the Amelia Earhart Birthplace.  It was suggested to me that while I was out there to visit the Frontier Army Museum.  Liz went with me on this day to both Kansas tourist attractions.  She got a small dose of the military life.  She went through the background check and learned there is a Burger King on Fort Leavenworth.  She was tickled to see the Burger King after I had remarked we could always stop there to get a drink.

Yes, for those that grew up in the Army, served in the Army, or worked on a Army post,  you know that there is Burger King on post.  It’s a matter of fact in your life.  However, it’s a weird concept to those that are civilians not expose to this life.

My uncle, aunt, and Liz were gracious hosts.  I think I do like Kansas City.  Even as a large city, the region was cozier to me than Atlanta.  However, I still enjoy Savannah and only wish Southwest Airlines flew out of Savannah.

Since I got home, I’ve been working and getting back into my routines.  That includes trivia.  When I blow an answer, I learn from it.  I’ve also been hanging out with my friend, Shannon.  Trying to swim while visiting her.  Yesterday, I went to the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum again.  Again, learned a few things I didn’t know.  Always learning.

The next event to look forward to?  Seeing the Braves in June.

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