The Revenant was a good movie. It kept me entertained the whole way through, but is something that I will probably never watch again. Actually, I think I have to. I effectively watched it through grating. The last row at Pacific Theatres at the Grove is conveniently blocked by the railing.
Leo did a pretty decent job doing his thing I guess. I have no idea what it really means to be a good actor, but I’m pretty sure Tom Hardy did a better job playing the bad man Fitzgerald.
The lasting impression that the movie gave me was that I should visit some more national parks.
I’m getting a lot of marketing emails reminding me to book a place for their Valentine’s Day dinners. I’d take Orchid, but I don’t think a betta can eat at any of these fine establishments.
The Santa Hustle half-marathon in Galveston rejuvenated by love/hate relationship with running. Find me a scenic route in a new environment and I’ll have the time of my life. Put me on a treadmill or have me run on a track and all I can think of is… I can’t think, I am now a hamster.
So after winging the half-marathon in December, I’m now 2 weeks away from winging the LA Marathon. I must admit, I haven’t been training as hard as I should be, but I’ll be alright. Looking forward to all the food I’m going to eat afterwards.
Going to pursue this surfing thing! It’s gonna be great!
I also got my HPV vaccine… Despite being a guy and over that age threshold.
I can’t wait to wake up tomorrow so I can eat those chicken thighs I made. hnggggggh
5 seasons into the show and I’ve only just realized that the
zombies walkers in The Walking Dead are so inconsistent because they are plot devices that drive the story along.
This year has been full of other startling realizations. Did you know that the 76ers are named because of the second Continental Congress in 1776? Did you know that the heater at home is in fact not broken?
An annoying old man once told me that
90% of your questions can be answered with, “Because people are stupid.”
Mom has this lump on her throat that’s pretty big. She’s been neglecting it for the past few years citing one doctor who said it was no big deal. If it’s fucking cancer, I’ll be crying and face-palming pretty hard.
I really wish people were more proactive with their health. I understand that some people may choose not to vaccinate due to their beliefs and that is somewhat acceptable. Sticking to your guns is a positive character trait.
We make choices based on a strong conviction, and I respect that. What I find infuriating is when people are willfully negligent. Laziness is unacceptable, especially when faced with choices that are already made for you.
Which woman wouldn’t want to dramatically decrease their risk of cervical cancer with an HPV shot?
Which traveler wouldn’t want to be free to eat delightful third-world delicacies with a Hepatitis vaccine?
2015, the year Jessica Chastain plays another space hero and Matt Damon gets to escape a desolate planet as the good guy this time. The Martian captures a state of mind that I love so much to be in. That is to recognize how grand the greater experience is when you look across the vast horizon. I guess it’s just another way of saying, “Don’t miss of the forest for the trees.” With these closing thoughts in mind, I’m looking forward to dreaming big and working hard in the coming year.
Aside: If powerful, MAV-tipping sandstorms can occur unexpectedly on the surface Mars, isn’t it a huge design oversight that the Ares ascent vehicles are left unattended on the surface, just waiting to fall over?
When you start to do something in a new and novel way, does the established majority see it as another valid approach? They better. Otherwise you’re just a narcissist.
Oh that exam is getting me down.
I was really looking forward to barbecuing up some chicken today. Had a weird dream that Gordon Ramsay was swearing at me while I mad a banh mi. Woke up pumped. I went to my yard, laid out my briquettes, got out my torch (briquette’s have been dry for many years now), and got ready to go. As I’m torching up the briquettes, my butane torch’s leak got out of hand and now the whole top is on fire. Quickly unscrew the thing and threw it away. Holy cow!
Gosh, at least let me survive finals week. *Shakes fist at heavens*
I threw my chicken in the oven instead.