Sunday, June 8, 2014

Discrimination, hate, and other ignorant stuff

Hello, Bonjour, Do mae dian, good day, guttan tag, kunichiwa, chao, shallom, hola, ni hao
Hello to all of the children of the world!We're all the same in more ways than we know
We speak in many different ways
Though some things might be different, we're people just the same
And we all like to sing and play
Hello, Bonjour, Do mae dian, good day, guttan tag, kunichiwa, chao, shallom, hola, ni hao
Hello to all of the children of the world!

That was sing along time, with Doris!

I just woke up from a nap (sometimes I just got to get away) and that song from like my 3rd grade chorus recital just came to me!  It used to be one of my favorite songs.  It really explains a lot about the way I am, and how my growing up in a place that encouraged us to take an interest in learning about other types of people, and had us sing such songs really bread tolerance in us kids.

I often complain about the lack of diversity in Pittsburgh, because where I grew up (Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland) there were no such clear lines of segregation.  I mean everyone was just together, your neighbors and classmates were of all types of different races.  It was not a shock at all to see people that looked different than you, and each other, it felt like there were no minorities because there was just a mixed bunch of kids.  There was not mostly one race and then some others, like what is common here in Pittsburgh and probably just about everywhere outside of the Air Force bubble.

Anyways, my point is, it is sad :-(  I know for a fact that discrimination and hate are taught traits.  Kids don't know that being different is something worthy of being treated different until someone (usually their parents) teaches them.  As kids in Maryland, when we got new neighbors who were an interratial married couple, we simply thought, "you two look different from each other, can we play with your puppy now?"  When my parents' black friends adopted a fillipino boy, all we thought was, "is he our age?" so that he could play with us.  When I found out that my Mexican friend spoke spanish I wasn't all, "speak English what are you saying?"  I more like bothered him to say more and had him teach me his spanish name because it was interesting that he shared something new with me.  None of us kids knew to be racist against different people because we weren't raised that way.

Then I moved to Pittsburgh in middle school.  It was a whole new world.  There were clearly mostly black and mostly white areas, and you would have to be super lucky to see any "other" races in class, let alone in your neighborhood.  It was an interesting change to see how people "stuck with their own kind" very often here.  Not really in a racist way, put in a "that's just what is done" kind of way.  But here is where I learned that racism and discrimination really does still exist.

Now I am an adult, so I watch the news (sometimes) and see so much discrimination against race, sexual orientation, the amount of money you have, and it is all just disgusting!  I've recently started learning Korean and with it am learning more and more about how racist some Koreans are.  I've also been catching up on the last season of RuPaul's Drag Race.  Which of course comes with the stories of how much hate these men got growing up for being gay, and for wanting to dress up like women and entertain us.  Pennsylvania just legalized same sex marriage and I have been hearing a lot of hateful things because of that too and I'M JUST OVER ALL THE HATE!

I hate, hate!  So maybe that's why that song from my 3rd grade recital came back to me.  Let's all have fun singing the song and stop hating and being rude to people just because they're different.  Everyone being the same would be way too boring!


Hello, Bonjour, Do mae dian, good day, guttan tag, kunichiwa, chao, shallom, hola, ni hao
Hello to all of the children of the world!We're all the same in more ways than we know
We speak in many different ways
Though some things might be different, we're people just the same
And we all like to sing and play
Hello, Bonjour, Do mae dian, good day, guttan tag, kunichiwa, chao, shallom, hola, ni hao
Hello to all of the children of the world!

Anyone have stories of hate that they want to get off their chest?  Oh and feel free to correct me if I remembered any of the other languages wrong.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

What to Watch Instead of The Walking Dead?

Help me!!!  I don't know what to do with my Sunday nights now that The Walking Dead is on hiatus :-/  Well I have been wondering what to watch or catch up on for a good couple of weeks now.  As some of you may know, I have been on a crazy (seriously, CRAZY) Korean Drama binge since summer, and it is finally coming to an end (or at least coming to a drastic slowdown).  The Walking Dead has been the only American show that I have kept up with, and the season is now over.  I have watched pretty much all of the older "must see" kdramas.  And the last currently running Kdramas that I have been watching, Golden Rainbow and Emergency Couple, have just ended as well.

So I have been thinking of other things to watch when I want a break from school work.  Because I be needing many breaks from thinking about school.  Seriously, thinking about school 24/7... shoot me, shoot me dead, don't miss.

I now have started a new list of things to watch.  Mostly playing catchup on shows and even youtubers that I loved, but neglected for the past few months due to my kdrama obsession.  I mean, I wish I could watch every single interesting show but, AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT!  Especially since I have added a whole other country's tv schedule to my list of possible shows to watch.

Here are some things that I have been watching now that my Kdramas and Walking Dead are over.

Grey's Anatomy; A medical drama about a group of interns turned doctors and their relationships which largely consists of other hospital employees.  It is on it's like millionth season and is still running strong as far as I know. I definitely still love it.

Being Human (U.S.); A werewolf, vampire, and ghost live in a house and craziness insues.  Especially since werewolves and vampires are racist (speciesist) against each other (in most cases).  This show has since finished.

Top is the American cast, Bottom is the British Cast

Being Human (U.K.); Started before the American version.  I like them both.  This one has also finished but I need to watch the last season (5).

Star Crossed; Aliens came to Atlanta back in the day, were hearded into things that I can only describe as fenced in "ghettos" and now they are trying to integrate them into the world via a select group of alien teens (all hot by the way) who were chosen to go to the town high school.  Oh and 1 alien boy was saved by a little human girl when he first arrived to earth, they are reunited and are instantly in love, but face angering people who hate the thought of a human/alien relationship.  This show is new and I'm loving it, hopefully it'll be picked up for a second season.

Youtube Channels; It's Judy's Life, Dominic Show, Ryan Higa TV, Dear Naptural 85, Crystal theVlog, Wing is fun, The Lavigne Life, The PTX Experience and because I'm obsessed with Pentatonix Superfruit as well.  Also Todrick Hall, The Fung Bros, David So and Patricia Bright aka Brit Pop Princess.  Those are just a few of my obsessions!  They are all funny/talented/informative/interesting and I want them all to be my best friend.  Most if not all of them have multiple channels as well.

On the list to catch up on;

Switched at Birth;  I LOVE this show about girls who were switched at birth (as the title suggests).  1 girl is from a rich family, the other is from a working class one, and the working class daughter is deaf.  It's about the life of the teenage girls and the combining of the two families.

The Fosters;  A couple of lesbians adopt a bunch of kids who are all teenagers.  Lots of drama because of the complete multiracialness of the family (think Brad and Angelina's clan) the issues with foster kids not having thier real parents in their life, homosexual issues, and the issues of teenagers.  So basically there are tons of issues coming every which way in this show, but it is really a beautiful family that has a lot of love for each other.

American Horror Story;  An AMAZEBALLS horror show that tells a different horror story every season.  Season 1 was about a haunted house, season 2 about alien abduction and experimentation on patients within a mental facility, season 3 (which I have yet to finish) is about voodoo and withcraft.  Awesomeness and super creative.  Plus this season's cast is amazing!

Glee;  Amazingly, the same writer of American Horror Story writes Glee, and I love them both although they're total opposites.  Glee is about a high school glee club stuggling through being the misfits in their school while breaking into song every chance they get.  If you like pop and rock music, you'll love this show simply for the amazing covers they do of the songs.  It's also really funny.

New Girl; Another funny show about a girl who moves in with 3 guys (now there are 4) and they're all just goofy, ridiculous, and hilarious!

Arrow; Based on the green arrow comic book character.  But is not the same guy who was the green arrow on Smallville (another awesome show that has ended, it was the story of superman).

America's Next Top Model;  Tyra Banks has this competition to the title.  There are now male models on the show, so...YAY!  I personally love the artistry of it all, the photographs are so well done, I love it.

Maybe True Blood.  I do not know.  What do you think?  I am a couple seasons behind, lost interest, but it could be worth it just for the werewolf (he is wonderful).  It is kind of vampire porn, but with a story, and with other creatures (including fairies, what?).  I lost interest, but I could get back into it, if I am compelled.

Side note, Game of Thrones is back already!  That is a legit replacement for Walking Dead on Sunday nights.  But if you need more, I'd suggest any of the above shows, they thoroughly manage to keep me interested in what happens next and help me stop missing Glenn, Michonne, and the others.  I've also been watching lots of movies, horror movies.  Before you know it, just like with Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead will be back!

What are some good shows that you are watching, any suggestions?

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 16 Finale: O.M.F.G! Reunited in Terminus?

O.M.F.G! I usually wait til the end of the episode to start writing, but after 15 minutes of the season 4 finale of the walking dead, I needed a break for fear I might have a heart attack, or throw up, or just freak the f out!  This is what all went through my mind as I was watching the walking dead last night, alone, in a dark room, by myself...

OK, calm down self.

See, I was already scared to watch this episode.  Here I am with the great idea to yet again watch the walking dead before bed (at 1am) and then the scene of a bloody Rick sitting alone against a truck reminded me about the crazy men that are after him.

Fast forward to Rick and Michonne talking by the fire while Carl is napping in the truck that they found. AAAaaahhh, I jumped about 12 feet in the air when the men pulled the gun on Rick.  How'd they sneak up on them like that?  Are they really that good?  Where the f is Darryl?!  If those men were all about justice and fairness with no lies, why are they attacking a kid?  Since the one guy saw Rick, he knows that it was only Rick in the house, so they're doing extra torturing Michonne and Carl as well.  And how sick!!!!  They are planning to rape Michonne as well as Carl?  AAAaaahhh!!!!! They are insane lunitics! I knew it!

Finally Darryl comes out of the woods and tells the leader guy not to hurt them, "they're good people".  Well Darryl, too bad those me aren't good people, so they don't care.  Crazy old man leader accuses Darryl of lying.  Because if you don't agree with his plan, you are obviously a liar.  He orders the men to give Darryl the "liars punishment" (remember from last ep, that means you get beat to death).  WTF?!?  That was actually a stupid move on the leader's part because now he got some of his men distracted and otherwise occupied beating up Darryl, which gave Rick a chance to weigh his options.  Old man leader probably thought that Rick would be easy to handle since he's just 1 man, much smaller than his men, with a woman and child on board.  Well they messed with the wrong one, because guess what, Rick's crae crae too!  Rick went straight up zombie on them dudes! He bit a chunk out of the old guy's neck!  Literally went CHOMP on what seems to be an important artery since blood went shooting out of the bite hole (yup, Rick bit a hole out of his neck).  That was crazy and awesome and necessary!  The bad men were looking at him all shocked and confused as to whether he was human or walker.  So Michonne jumped into action and took her guy out and  then went for Carl who was now a hostage by that porky pervert.  Seriously, was that porky guy really just all over Carl, like he couldn't wait to have his way with him?  How effing sick!  As soon as that perv saw Rick coming he stopped what he was doing with a quickness, scared to death.  Yes perv, be scared of Rick, you ain't so tuff once your friends all died huh? Rick gutted that perv!  I mean I paused the show right now due to the myocardial infarction I was about to have, but the last thing I heard was Rick still stabbing the guy, even though he was already dead.

So as you can see, the good guys won.  Rick didn't even get his ass whooped (again) which is what I was really worried about (how many more beatings does that man have to go through?) but I'm still traumatized!  The bad guys are dead, Rick and Darryl are together again but I got the chills.  It was a really quick battle but it was oh so brutal!  I can't get over how they threatened to do things to Michonne and Carl, brrrrrr, chills.  Before the attack Michonne was expressing her concern for Terminus ending up being like the Governor's place.  I guess you can worry a little less now because clearly Rick ain't gonna let nothing happen on his watch. Rick don't play!

I am seriously majorly freaked out! This is rare since I LOVE horror movies and have seen so much blood, killings, and torture in movies that I'm pretty desensitized to it (except the Human Centipede, that almost made me wanna puke, almost).  But yeah, I needed to calm myself before watching the rest of the episode.  Wasn't that a super amazingly good first 15 minutes though!?  OK, I'll go back to watching the rest now.

Now I was able to calm down and finish the rest of the show, here are my chosen key moments...

Rick, Michonne, Darryl, and Carl made it to Terminus!  Thankfully, they are far more suspicious than our previous arrivers.  The scope out the area and Rick hides their stock of weapons in the woods outside of the perimeter, in case their weapons are confiscated inside (smart thinking Rick). I personally find it super suspicious that this is a sanctuary but it seems like no one is ever around outside.  It's a pretty abandoned sanctuary.  But they decide it's OK (probably because it's abandoned, therefore doesn't look threatening) and go inside, surprising the Terminites in their factory.  All is well and good until they are about to eat, but Rick notices a guy with a watch that he recognizes is Hershel's.  Time for another round of crazy as Rick takes the watch guy hostage and all of the soldiers surrounding Terminus are revealed.  After some standoffs, Rick and crew finally surrender, since they are outnumbered, and they are herded into a train car.  Props to Carl for noticing that the Terminites were obviously not trying to kill them.  I was even saying that while watching, like either they are the worst shooters ever (because they definitely could have easily killed our people, they were out in the open) or they're shooting them in a way trying to direct them to go somewhere.

Another lackluster reunion occurred when Rick and the others got put in the train car and noticed Glenn and the others inside.  Since they're being held hostage it's not exactly the most joyous occasion to have found each other again.  Maggie didn't bother asking about her sister, and she actually could have gotten some information from Darryl.  So it's official, Maggie went this whole season without giving 2 sh$ts about her little sister's well being, that really is pretty disgusting.  She's known Glenn what, 1 year, and has known her sister forever, yet only cares about Glenn.  Don't you hate it when girls get a boyfriend and suddenly couldn't care less about anyone else but that boyfriend?  I guess it still happens even during a zombie apocalypse.

Anyways, I think this whole episode was summed up perfectly when Rick said that they will be surprised when they find out that, "They're screwing with the wrong people."  No truer words have been said.

This Walking Dead Season 4 Finale was so good!  Most of our people have found each other, no one died, and there's no severe cliff hanger yet I can't wait to see what happens next!  I'm going to go ahead and throw this out there, witchcraft.  Everyone of those Terminus people are fairly young except for the 2 middle aged women.  Those two are the perfect age to be seasoned witches, and the room with candles and weird writing adds to my thoughts of witchcraft (or something similar). I'm glad it seems like Tyreese Carol and baby Judith didn't make it there yet.  I'm hoping they were nearby, heard the gunshots and will stay away because of it.  And what about Beth?  Are her kidnappers members of team Terminus or is it yet another group of crazies?

How did you like the episode?  What do you think Terminus is all about?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Walking Dead, Terminus Bound, Season 4 Episode 15

This episode before the season finale (waahhh) was super good!  Let's get into it!

Description of . Tara (Alana Masterson), Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Walkers during Episode 15 of 'The Walking Dead' televised on Sunday, March 23, 2014. (Gene Page/AMC)

Rick, Michonne, and Carl are getting along really well as they walk along the train tracks.  I think I missed (or temporarily forgot) when they decided to go to Terminus, but that's evidently where they are headed.  Is it just me or did Rick look like a dad proud to see his two kids getting along when Carl decided to share his candy bar prize with Michonne?  I was thinking, dag Rick, you look like an old fogey compared to those two.

Glenn, Tara and Dr. Mullet's crew are also headed to Terminus.  Glenn suspects that that's where Maggie would go, and he is right.  When he spots Maggie's walker blood messages, he darts off like a madman, determined to catch up with her.  Did anyone see how ridiculous Abraham was trying to protect Dr. Mullet? Why did he make a huge scene trying to cover Mullet from the walker who fell out of the tower, knocking Tara across the floor in the process.  That was sooooo unnecessary, wtf?!  He didn't even apologize!  He didn't even help her up!  What was the point of that?  He ran over arms spread to guard mullet as if he was being attacked, meanwhile the zombie took a whole extra 30 seconds to actually appear.  Could he not have just said, "Hey Mullet, heads up!"  Or if he wanted to do more, he could have walked (at a normal pace) took Dr. Mullet's hand, and lead him out of the way.  The bum-rushing was completely and utterly uncalled for!  Can we say overreaction.  What a freaking drama queen!

Anyways, Dr. Mullet is in love with Tara (despite Tara's preference for women) so he seems to want to go wherever she's going, which is wherever Glenn is going.  But the two groups have to part ways when they come to a tunnel of the unknown.  Glenn feels a crazy need to go through the tunnel since he can tell by Maggie's message that that is the way that she went.  Abraham says that it's too dangerous being that there is no visible end to the dark tunnel, but there is the obvious moans of zombies inside.  Let me restate for the record my deeply devoted love for Glenn.  Not only is he smart, but he is so crazy brave (emphasis on the crazy, but that's ok) he is willingly going into a cave that we know is filled with walkers (by the sound of the moaning) just because he needs to find his girlfriend/wife/baby momma.  I LOVE GLENN!

Glenn (Steven Yeun) during Episode 15 of 'The Walking Dead' televised on Sunday, March 23, 2014. (Gene Page/AMC)

Too bad they went in and just about everything went wrong!  Tara's already messed up leg (thanks to drama queen Abe) get's caught under a rock, and all of the zombies that they heard from outside of the tunnel, are coming for her.  Glenn, being the awesome person that he is, refuses to leave her and tries to fight off the zombies using what little bullets he has left.  Just as they're about to be screwed, overcome by too many walkers, someone on the other side yells "Get down!" and shoots all the zombies dead.  After all the shooting is done, we see that it is Maggie and them with Abraham and them.  Yay! Glenn and Maggie finally found each other!!!  Reunited at last.  I am too happy because I was getting tired of them frantically searching for one another, now they can calm down a bit.

Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) during Episode 15 of 'The Walking Dead' televised on Sunday, March 23, 2014. (Gene Page/AMC)

In this episode of the Walking Dead, we finally see that there is no reason to doubt Eugene's smarts simply because he has a mullet.  The way he tricked Rosita into waiting at the spot that he came up with by doing some Physics math problem (if Tara walks along the train tracks at this speed and velocity while we drive around the tunnel at this speed going northwest, how long until we meet again on the train in his head, was pure genius!  And somewhere within that math problem was a point in time where he would run into Maggie and crew, and then they managed to drive into the tunnel just in time to save Tara and Glenn from getting eaten!  Genius!

Meanwhile, I think I was trying to ignore this possibility, but Darryl is hanging out with those wild men who barged in the house during Rick's nap!  I was hoping they weren't evil, but they certainly can't be good if their current mission is to hunt down Rick and they kill people for telling a lie.  Oh no!  I hope Darryl will be able to stop them from hurting Rick, although Darryl is clearly no longer in his right mind.  What is with him just going along with these guys without asking many questions?  And what the heck!  Did he just say f Beth? Because he's definitely no longer worried about finding her.

Maggie, Glenn, Tara, Abraham, Eugene, Bob, Sasha, and Rosita made it to Terminus.  Maybe it's just me, but it looks awfully suspicious if a lady cooking at a sanctuary in an apocolyptic world doesn't even flinch when new survivors show up.  Cookoo, Cookoo, (the sound of a cookoo clock) I sense craziness a-brewing...

AAAaaah, I'm worried again!  Rick is not healed yet but it seems that he's in for another ass whoopin.  And boo, next is the season finale which means, a cliff-hanger and a long wait until the next episode.  What's going to happen?  I'm scared!

Check out Hollywood Life,, and the San Jose Mercury News for full recaps of the episode.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Walking Dead Highlights Season 4 Episode 13 and 14

Fog fight was scary awesome!

Episode 13 - All Tracks Lead to Terminus

Well guys, I guess it was another boring episode with Darryl and Beth.  Just Kidding!  There was definitely lots more action in this episode than the last (although again, I liked episode 12 even though lots of people didn't).

Beth is still not so smart.  She tries using the cross bow and steps in some sort of trap that hurts her ankle area.  So you are basically in what one could consider a war zone and you have only 1 outfit, the clothes on your back, but the strongest most sturdy bite (or trap) proof combat boots possible were not your one choice?  Are cowboy boots made for hiking through woods because I thought they were just made for walking.  Why does it seem like Glenn is the only one taking serious precautions to prevent being bitten even when bitten (refer to his zombie proof robocop outfit as seen in twd post season 4 episode 10)?  I know Beth wasn't bitten, but my point is, WEAR APPROPRIATE ATTIRE!  There's no need for a country fashion statement!  Get you some military standard combat boots.  I'm sure her feet are small so her size was likely still at the store.  That small squirrell trap (or whatever it was) shouldn't have been able to pierce through her shoe enough to render her unable to walk for long periods (oh Darryl, please carry me).  Idiot!

Then they find that funeral home and see how spotless it is and perfectly filled with food, yet there were no zombies inside, so clearly someone lives there (present not past tense).  I'm not saying that they should have left, but they should have prepared for a potential crazy person.  Again with the no "just in case" planning.  It's all well and good that Darryl was changing and trying to become a more trusting person, but that doesn't mean you can't be prepared with a "bad guy backup plan".  Let's not go overboard with the niceness!

Meanwhile, on the railroad tracks to Terminus we got Sasha trying to talk Maggie out of continuing her search for Glenn.  Really?  This girl managed to find a boyfriend/husband in a world where most people are dead, recently lost him as well as the rest of her family, and is pregnant with his baby, but you think she's going to give up hope of finding that man?  Why should she anyway?  What else is anyone doing?  Y'all ain't got jobs, food, much sense of time passing by...y'all ain't got $%*@ to do!  Flashback to '90s classic movie, Friday, lol.

Sure you could find a house and just hang out, hoping that no evil people come by and try to ruin you, but you can find a house anywhere.  Frankly I don't understand why they haven't found houses before this.  They're all empty (for the most part) and free for the taking!  They should have done like the Governor, found a gated community, cleared it of zombies, and moved in.  But still, they can do that later.  Looking for their people, especially with a baby on the way, should be their priority.  Even Bob (the alcohlic who is now growing on me) was trying to convince Stacy that having people is what really matters, not settling down and getting comfortable somewhere.  But Sasha insisted on complaining, so Maggie went without them to look for Glenn.  She got pretty warrier woman too, gutting walkers along the way the use their coagulated blood to write messages to Glenn.

Bob was pretty distraught to find Maggie gone, you can tell he definitely values people.  After a quick makeout session he even left Sasha to go find Maggie.  That's pretty deep, because a kiss in the apocolypse when people are scarce, basically means that you are now married, partners.  He chose to leave what may be his only chance at a partner to go help his friend find her partner.  Good choice, but then I was nervous, because now the 3 are all split up, very dangerous.

Well we all know that all turned out well.  Sasha found her a building to move into, looked out the window and recognized Maggie napping on the ground with walker corpses, WTF?! Sasha had a wtf moment as well, and while trying to bang on a window to get Maggie's attention, the window fell out of it's sill and woke up all surrounding walkers!  Sasha rushed out of the building and into the hoard of walkers that surrounded Maggie.  They fought the zombies, yay girl power, made up, and Sasha agreed to help Maggie find Glenn.  Soon after, they caught up to Bob on the train tracks.  Yay!

Not so happy ending for Beth and Darryl.  For some idiotic reason, Darryl thought it made sense to not use the windows to see who made a nooise outside.  Well there was a reason, earlier a noise was made outside and it was just a creepy 1 eyed dog who quickly ran away when Darryl stepped near him.  So Darryl assumed that this 2nd noise must be the dog again.  Darryl opens the door and is bombarded by a bunch of zombies pushing through the door.  How is this really even possible?  Let's think about this.  At best, zombies can do a quick shuffle, and yes we see that they travel in packs, and yes I'm sure bad people set this trap up and therefore lured the zombies onto the porch in a way that didn't trigger Darryl's noise alert, but how could anyone keep 10s of zombies quietly gathered in front of a door?  Those walkers moan rather loudly on a regular basis, and they don't tend to just stand there patiently, they're always reaching and grasping at something.  So I'm pretty sure while being gathered onto the porch, walkers would've been loud enough to draw attention to the front door before the bad people rang the doorbell, so to speak.

Let's play along for the show's sake though.  Zombies busted into the house, obviously a trap by whoever set the house up so perfectly.  Darryl yells for Beth to get out, but he gets trapped in the basement emballment room.  This was actually the most awesome part of the episode for me.  Darryl is trapped in this tiny room with like 30 walkers aiming for him.  Somehow, using something pointy (knife I guess) and a guerny, he manages to kill enough walkers, that can't do anything but reach for him over the gurney, scurry under the gurney and zombie hoard to another gurney, kills some more and makes it out of that clausterphobic basement room and up the steps which more zombies were coming down.  Darryl (or should I say, his writers) are amazing!  I don't know how anyone could be that good and get out of that predicament so unbitten!  Well, maybe Tyreese could, but he would have just killed them all, not scurry around them.  Darryl makes it out of the house just to notice a car drive away that seems to have Beth in it.  Of, course, she, would, get, caught.

Darryl looks for the car, then gives up and wallows in a crossroad.  Eventually a crew of dudes that look like hunters come out of the woods and find him.  DUN DUN DUUUUUUN!!!

Who are these wild looking hunter guys?  Are they good or bad?  Do they have Beth?  Will they help find Beth?  What do you think? 

Why would someone want to trap/kill people like that?  He was obviously trying to kill them.  With all of the involvement in walkers and dead people this person obviously has, what if they are the one's who started the whole epidemic?  So much for Beth thinking that this was a nice person who wanted to give walkers a nice berial.

Episode 14 - Look at the Flowers

Now for the craziest most unexpected thing I ever could've imagined.  Lizzie killed her sister to turn her into a walker and was going to try it with baby Judith as well.  WHYYYYYYY!!! When she said that "I know what I have to do" I yelled at the Carol to ask that girl to explain exactly what it is that she felt she needed to do because  I wasn't confident that that she and Carol were on the same page.  I knew the girl was mad, and I knew her walker loving self would end up getting people killed, but I never thought that she'd kill someone!  Herself maybe, so that she could join the walker club, but not her sister.  How is she gonna force zombism on her like that?  Freedom of choice Lizzie, freedom of choice!  Just because you choose to like and want to be a walker doesn't mean you get to force your sister into it, just like they couldn't force you to get your act together.  It's like she was a freedom fighter for the walkers.  NOOOOOOO!  Walkers are not anything similar to slaves, it's not the oppression of the living dead, they're not being attacked, they are the ones doing the attacking!  This girl needed a little more schooling before she decided to become an activist.  Jeez!
I was just about to do Judith.

They're just hungry.
She's my friend!

I'm happy that Carol shot that girl.  She was a psycho killer who was dangerous.  She had to go!  I really wish they would have let her wait for her sister to wake up zombified, and let her get eaten by the sister that she murdered.  That would have been fitting punishment.  Although crazy Liz would have thought of it as a game.  Smh, we knew she wasn't normal back when we saw her playing footsies with bloody mucus on the prison floor.  Ugh, that is too sad.

I'm also happy that Carol told Tyrees that she killed his girlfriend.  That man is a great actor because I could feel the rage steaming from his body through the screen, as well as the stregnth it took for him to not flip the table and start flinging Carol around the house like a rag doll.  Let's just imagine that scene, because we all know that he could do it, that's a LARGE hunk of man.  But anyways, he's awesome for letting it go.  He really overreacted anyway, that girl was definitely bound to die unfortunately, Carol just did it (unnecessarily) sooner.  You could tell that Carol was ready to die though.  I'm sure that hit too close to home, her daughter died last year, now these 2 adopted daughters died, 1 of which she had to kill herself.  She looked disappointed when Tyrees didn't rage out and kill her.  How sad sad sad.

Other heartbreaks in this episode; Tyrees loses his chance to have a living room (don't worry, it's just temporary, hopefully) and they didn't find Darryl.  They were so close!  They saw the smoke and were attacked by sizzling walkers, but since they never went to explore the fire they missed members of their crew.  I don't know why you wouldn't think to check out all signs of human life knowing that you are missing some people, but these folks are the only group not hunting for their other members, so of course, they'd be the ones who actually had the chance to find them.  One day, hopefully soon, these groups will join together again as one.

R.I.P. Mika and Lizzie

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Chipotle is Giving Out Free Food, SIKE!

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 So I just recieved this ad from a facebook friend.  First thing that made me suspicious; no fine print!  I am an avid coupon user (ain't no shame in my game) so I know that basically ALL coupons have fine print.  The fine print doesn't always have anything that would prevent normal use of a coupon, but it just clarifies and is VERY specific about who and how the coupon can be used.  So before reposting this ad (which wasn't from Chipotle themselves, 2nd red flag) I decided to do a quick search to see if this ad was real or fake.

Clearly without even asking google if the promotion is a scam, you can see that it is.  I literally just searched "chipotle free meal facebook" and basically every article on the topic is calling the facebook ad a fake!  The one's that aren't are simply on a different Chipotle topic all together.  So although this would have been a great party for your mouth, it's not the real deal.  "If it seems to good to be true, it probably is."

So WARNING*** Do not be the person going to Chipotle, holding up the line because you are trying to get them to take your ad and give you your order for free.  It's bad enough if you order and don't buy the meal (since it isn't free).  They would have a lot of wasted meals on their hands!  But I guess the employees would get the free food.

Can you imagine though?  If all you had to do was show this ad for a free meal, with no stated price limit by the way (red flag #3) and the offer expires March 20.  You know how many times I'd be going back and forth to Chipotle and ordering the most expensive meal possible with my 100 copies of that ad?  I'd have disguises and everything to change how I look every time.  Just like kids going to the "good" house on Halloween.  They'd be out of business from just me alone, at least at my local Chipotle.

So yeah, a free meal coupon with no restrictions whatsoever and the ability to duplicate as much as you want?  Smart move Chipotle for NOT having done that.

The Walking Dead was SO BORING!! Season 4 Episode 12

Well we say...

That's what I keep reading in comments about the Walking Dead episode "Still".  I may be one of the only people to disagree.  I for one think that the episode was interesting, plus the added factor of my always being on edge, worried a zombie will come out of nowhere and take a bite out of someone (R.I.P. T-Dog).


This may be my love for psychology talking, but major strides in getting Darryl to heal a bit, were taken, which I personally love.  He is a severely damaged individual, and I mean pre-zombieapocolyptic damaged.  His life was crap, so he has major issues, but is also very good at surviving because of the crap he has faced, thus continues to be an mvp (most valuable post-apocolypticsurvivor) in the zombie world.  I mean, people always forget that this is a DRAMA about living in a zombie ridden world.  Not every episode is going to be action packed, sometimes a story (which is part of the drama aspect) needs to be developed.  And I think that is what was done with this episode.

I personally have never really liked Beth as a character.  But hey, the fact that she is getting to be better at fending for herself (much like Carol did, but hopefully won't go Carol crazy) makes me like her a little bit more.  Beth also likes asking a bunch of annoying questions in this episode, but if those annoying questions help Darryl's mental state, it makes me like Beth a little more still.

But during the episode, to Beth's questions, I couldn't help but keep yelling at the TV; "You idiot!  What kind of question is that?  We already know he was abused and neglected and ran around with his crazy racist brother doing not so commendable things pre zombpocolypse!  Motorcycle repairman?  Security guard?  You've got to be kidding me!!"  She was making me so mad with those stupid questions.  But then I realized, she didn't meet Darryl until what, season 2?  When they found the farm and her family.  So by that time, we all knew basically what kind of life and person Darryl was, but I'm sure he didn't rehash his life story with these new people.  Even while they were living on the farm, Darryl barely spoke to the farm people, if anyone at all he talked to the originals, since he's not much of a talker in the first place.  *Memory Lane:  Who remembers when Darryl kept hallucinatedly (made up word) seeing armless Merle in that creek?  Was that not the scariest most confusing thing ever?  And then later it turns out that Merle actually had been alive!  Crazy and lucky for him, but scary for us since Merle was a bit psychotic, but then awesome because Merle came up with that amazingly genious plan to lure walkers to the Governor (via having them follow his car playing loud music) and then he failed to kill him and got killed himself instead (still confused as to how the governor got out of being completely trapped in a building surrounded by walkers) but became an awesomely scary/cool/sad walker :'-(  I bawled for Darryl's lost.  But I swear that goes down in history as one of my favorite kill schemes ever!  Up there with the wheelchair bomb and Gus coming out looking like 2-face fixing his tie before dying, from Breaking Bad (I miss that show).

I digress...  But yeah, both Darryl and Beth got some issues.  How about Beth's declaration that she "needs a drink".  Oh, ok, we'll get right on that Beth. SMH.  I love how Darryl thought that was so dumb that he just pretended not to hear her and kept chowing down on his freshly grilled snake.


#@$% REALLY!!??  This is the best thing you can come up with to do with your free time?  Risking your life for alcohol alone is pretty dumb, but wanting to suddenly become a drinker, KNOWING that your dad was an alcoholic is magnificently dumb!  I know Beth isn't a doctor, or necessarily all that smart, but her dad was, so I'm sure he told her that alcoholism is genetic.  Last thing we need is her becoming an alcoholic (we already got Bob) when she barely knows how to defend herself sober.  Plus there actually are other things you can be doing with your time!  How about trying to find your sister and other jailhouse "family" who may be alive, and look for alcohol on your way.  At least be a little logical with your pre planned alcohol induced stupor.  GEEZ!

OK, enough with my ranting about Beth.  How about that country club of doom!!!!  That was really special.  I guess once they drank all the alcohol in the place (how is it really all gone?) they decided to kill themselves.  SMH.  Cool scene though.  If I were Beth and Darryl, I probably would've took a few outfits though, just for backup, because they don't seem to have any.  LOL at the thought of hardcore bow slinger Darryl wearing those preppy golfer clothes.  That'd be a site to see 8-D

My favorite scene of this episode was the back hug.  How kdrama of you Walking Dead :-)  That's all I could think while watching it unfold.  It was so sudden and so sweet, and look, back hugs really do help!  But, please don't end up falling in love Darryl and Beth, because
  1. that's a pretty gross age difference (not that I'm ageist, but Beth's too young right now)
  2. Darryl has a girlfriend, Carol who is crazy and is still alive
But it'd be cute if they become bff!  I'm just saying...

What did you think of this episode of  the Walking Dead?  Loved it?  Hated it? Couldn't tolerate the Beth of it? 

*Check out a full episode recap at Persephone Magazine, or anywhere linked in my previous highlights posts.

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 11

Michonne and Carl best friends forever!  I'm such a fan of the thought of Michonne and Rick getting together and them all being a happy family and getting baby Judith back.  This is my dream and it must come true!  Don't be sad Carl, you'll get your baby sister back :'(

OMG those scary men coming into Rick's house.  I nearly died twice!  Thank goodness Rick didn't get caught, he's just now coming back from the dead from his last beating.  Those men though, it says a lot about someone that they'd fight each other that hard just to have a bigger bed.  Clearly those men are crazy idiots, as if there's time to put people in sleeper holds in a zombie world.  If they had to move suddenly, that guy is getting left behind because he can't be awakened and is too heavy to carry.  The war with the Governor is finally over and everyone is separated yet we can't get two days of rest without finding new people to try to kill us, in addition to zombies.  Ugh!

Glenn, get well soon!  Go find your wife!  Abraham, how do y'all like him?  You deserved that punch Abe, don't be claiming that people are dead unless you seen their dead body, rude!  Glenn's still sick but did a good job fighting against a man twice his size.  Say something else Abe, try it!

But for real, I'm team Abraham.  I already know that I'm biased because 1. I love red heads and 2. I love large men.  He's a little one track minded and "it's my way or the highway", right now.  But hopefully he'll change, be on our side, and stay alive (please).  A team with Rick, Daryl, Tyreese, Glenn, and Abraham is a team that I want to be a part of.

Shocker of the episode though:  So the mullet is a scientist?  Being a scientist myself I am both shocked and fascinated at this phenomenon.  Alls I'm saying is I'd love to meet this scientist who is smart enough to save the world, yet chose to wear his hair mullet style.  More than how he will save the world, I want to know what the science is behind his choice hairstyle.

While I'm talking about the mad mullet scientist, how smart can he really be to be living in a zombie infested world but not know how to use weapons properly?  He damn near killed everyone trying to shoot at the zombies!  Wasting bullets when he could have just yelled for the others to help kill them by hand!  He killed probably the most useful car they're likely to find.  And then had the nerve to say, "Trust me, I'm smarter than you".  Really?  If I was Abe, I would have said, "Your hair says otherwise".  Based on hair alone I'm definitely trusting a ginger over a mullet.  Lol.

Rick, Carl, and Michonne are now following the yellow brick road (aka the railroad tracks) so they're certainly going to find Carol, Tyreese, and the kids soon right?  I can feel it, but they may end up finding Daryl, and Beth first.  Here's to hoping our jail people find each other quickly.

Michonne, Carl, and Rick Walk on the train Tracks in Season 4, Episode 11: "Claimed"

This episode really makes you think...

What do you think will occur in the future based on what happened?

P.S. I found another place that does recaps, walking dead cast, one writer is named Mr. Blahg.  With a name like that you gotta love it!  They have lots of awesome clips and sneak peaks too.

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Walking Dead is Back! Season 4 Episode 10

Relief Relief Relief! Is what I feel after last night's Walking Dead.  Everyone that I care about have now been confirmed alive, yay!  I always knew that they'd be alive, but apparently I'm the only one.  Every member of the prison group (just about) has no faith in anyone's ability to survive outside of the prison.  As if they weren't doing that for over a year before they found the prison.  I can understand thinking the people they rescued from the governor's town not surviving, because they weren't strong fighters to begin with, they just sat behind the gates and let the governor handle everything for them.  But Tyreese, Rick, Maggie, Darryl, and the others?  They've all proved themselves to be good survivors in a world full of walkers, so why is everyone thinking that they're likely dead just because this displacement happened?  People have really turned hopeless.

Rick woke from a coma in a zombie filled hospital not even knowing that the world went to hell, yet he somehow made it to find his family in another state!  We already know that Darryl is a badass crossbow shooting hunter.  Tyreese survived being completely engulfed in a sea of walkers, using just an ice pick.  Everyone's had to survive one way or another before they found each other and before they found the prison, so I don't get why it makes sense to assume that everyone simply laid down and let the zombies eat them simply because they've been separated.  These people need to get a grip, use their brains, and stop being so pessimistic!  It is offending me personally when certain survivors are basically calling the rest weaklings who can't survive without the prison's protection.  Yes I'm talking to you Sasha.  Ain't nobody commiting suicide via zombie, they will fight to survive!

Carol is back by the way.  I thought she would have stayed at one of the houses where Rick left her, but I guess I was wrong.  Apparently she's been lurking in the woods spying on the prison this whole time (creeper alert) and stalked Tyreese and the kids to offer her services as babysitter.  Thank goodness, because Tyreese dealing with all them kids by himself is very risky.  Especially the crying baby (calling all walkers, come and get your dinner).  It is the cutest site though, gigantic black man with 2 kids and a baby on board.  I wonder what's gonna happen when he finds out what Carol did though?

I'm also wondering about the woman's scream that Tyreese went for though.  Did I miss that the screaming lady had already been eaten by the time Tyreese got to the scene?  I highly doubt that it was Carol's scream, she knows better than to be making all that noise (attracting more walkers).

But yeah, those were the highlights for me.  Now we know that Maggie (and crew) is on a mini rampage to find Glenn.  Glenn (and Tara) is robo-copping his way to find Maggie.  Darryl is tracking whoever he can find thanks to Beth's persuasion.  And Carol, Tyreese and the children are following the yellow brick road to find the wizard (aka safe zone).  So it'll be interesting to see where they'll all meet and what Rick, Carl and Michonne decide to do.

Oh yeah!  A new group of men that look like countryside wrestlers have appeared (out of nowhere with the quietest large vehicle ever)!  Hopefully they'll be useful and not evil/psychotic.

And what was with the bus full of prison crew turned walkers?  Did they all just decide to kill themselves on a bus?  It doesn't seem very realistic that they'd ALL die like that (or did I miss something).  At least one person should have made it out of the bus alive had a zombie outbreak occurred.  They probably would have left the door/window open, so that the other walkers could have gotten out instead of being locked in there like that.  Because the bus didn't seem to be crashed, therefore it was still a usable means of transportation.

Ugh, so much drama and so many questions.  I still can't believe that there was no preplanned just-in-case meetup spot.  That's just too ridiculous to believe that their plan was, "when the governor shows up, and we know he will, everyone just scatter!"  I can't believe they wouldn't have had a better plan.  I also can't believe that more people didn't go back to check on the prison.  It seemed pretty salvageable to me, and now there's no governor trying to take over.  But no, that's too logical I guess.

What were your thoughts on this week's The Walking Dead episode?

Recap by Entertainment Weekly can be found here.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Aldi's is Annoying, Let's Start a Movement!

Stores that don't take credit cards should all be fined!  Fined for not getting with the times!

I went to Aldi's (discount grocery store with mostly private brand items), mainly for yogurt but I ended up roaming around the whole store and getting a bunch of stuff that looked good.  I get to the checkout line and my debit card has expired!  I don't like carrying cash, so I definitely didn't have $30 on me to pay for my groceries.  After standing there looking through my wallet like a fool, I had to leave without buying the stuff.

Basically I went to Aldi's just to take a brisk walk around the store, wait in line, and then leave.  FML!  Such a waste of time!  It really seems counter productive, I held up the line for nothing (because they only had 1 cashier open) and now someone will have to put all my stuff back pronto because it was mostly refrigerated items.  On top of that, you think I'm really rushing back to Aldi's to finish my purchase? Hellz no!  I didn't need that stuff anyway, as I said, I went there just for yogurt (which isn't a life necessity either) and it already took me 3 weeks to even do that because I never feel like making the stop.  Now, after finally making that stop and getting nothing accomplished will I wanna waste more time to go again? Hellz no!  Aldi's you just lost a sale just to what?  Save a few dollars on credit card fees?  I'm sure that fee was less than my $30 and however many other sales you lose daily by refusing to take credit cards. Get with the times!

I think we should all ban together in order to change this policy.  How about we all go to Aldi's, get a bunch of stuff, check out, say we don't have cash, and leave everything there to be put back.  Surely they would recognize how many sales they're losing, in addition to the employee hours being wasted putting items back that should have left the store as sold merchandise.  Let's start this movement!

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Walking Dead is Back! Season 4 Episode 9

So again, this isn't really a recap it's just my highlights from the episode.  Entertainment Weekly's recap is here.  The walking dead is back so let the awesomeness begin!

Awwww, zombie Hershel head :'-( Too sad, but I knew he couldn't keep on hobbling on forever.  Michonne's zombie pet trick is genius!  They should try that in instances when they are surrounded by hundreds of zombies!  Maybe they could actually get past them.

Is it just me being an overly cautious ocd planner or is it the stupidest move ever that the prison crew didn't have a safe house or some type of evacuation plan?  They live in a zombie world, they knew zombies were trying and getting dangerously close to breaking the prison gates open, AND they knew that the governor was on the lose and wanted to harm them.  Why with all these facts known had they not planned where to go in case they had to all separate and run for their lives?  "Head for the hills" seems to be a saying made for this type of circumstance!  It is very disappointing to see that while everyone was lounging around reading books, farming, and watching the zombies push in the fence, they didn't even have an adequate escape plan.

I know they were on their way somewhere in that bus though right?  They had to have been going somewhere.  Or maybe they only thought as far as get everyone on the bus and drive until somewhere safe looking pops up.  They should have had multiple meeting points where they should go in case they get separated, that way at least they could leave messages to each other if they didn't stay there.  I guess we'll find out later, but hopefully they were heading somewhere so that they all know to go there.  Otherwise they're just all going to be wander aimlessly until they hopefully find a friend.

Speaking of wondering aimlessly.  Michonne may I ask where it is that you are going?  I was so on board with her following the zombie hoard, because I still think that they be plotting and planning, so she could find out what the plan is thanks to her pet zombies who camaflouge her.  It made me sad that she saw footprints yet chose not to follow them, but I just KNEW she had a plan that would be of even greater good, so she'll find Rick and Carl later.  But when I realized that she was just walking and walking with the zombies just because.  Like she decided to join the zombie parade, wtf?!  I guess Michonne finally decided to give up on life!

Then there's Carl.  I really wanted to pop Carl in the mouth a few good times.  He musta done lost his mind talking to his father like that!  His father is the reason why he's still alive!  Why is it Rick's fault and responsibility to keep everyone alive?  That type of responsibility (along with the death of his wife) is probably what drove Rick to Farmer Joe insanity in the first place!

Carl still cracks me up though.  Notice how he waited until his dad is half blind, half cripple, half dead before he starts trying to cuss him out.  He knew better than to try that with his dad at full strength. Smart boy!  Not smart enough to recognize that being good at shooting zombies doesn't make you the all time zombie destroyer.  Carl, you are old enough to know as much as an adult, but you're only half the size of an adult, so simmer down.  You try to push a zombie and can barely move it an inch!  Zombies are stronger than you!  An old window is stronger than you!  You're so cocky after shooting a few zombies that you can survive without your dad, yet you don't even know how to properly watch your surroundings when trying to be cool and walk around backwards, and you don't even know to pay attention to how many bullets are in your beloved pistol.  Go sit in the corner somewhere and go think about how you failed this episode!  You may have lived, and found yourself some pudding, but you FAILED!

Back to my girl Michonne.  Her life story is sad, I don't even wanna know how her baby ended up dying.  But I'm sorry to say that I'm glad those men (he "lover" and brother, I guess) are gone.  They seemed kind of jealous of the fact that she was so good with her samurai sword.  And her lover talking about why are we even trying to live, or whatever, no one needs that when you are fighting to survive.  You're weak!  If you wanna be weak and give up, go do that, don't try to bring her with you.

Then when she snapped out of it, that was awesome!  How she took out all of her zombie posse with that sword, you go girl!  Best scene of the night, check it out again on youtube called The Walking Dead 4x09 Michonne Slaughters Walker Heard by ProvidenceAgent.

I know the zombies felt betrayed, like I thought we were cool?  She's so good, she easily went back and found the footprints and tracked Carl and Rick down.  She was so happy and I was too!  I feel complete!  Every time one of them finds another I will feel more complete until all my main people (the family) are together again.

Potential deaths:

I'm a bit of a worse case scenario thinker, so there were many times when I was thinking that someone might die in this episode.
  • Carl checking the houses- he don't look around enough for me, I'm always waiting for something to jump out of a closet or something and get him.
  • Carl walking backwards- he's lucky didn't get chomped when he dumbly walked right into that zombie's arms
  • Carl in a zombie pile- ultimate fail, he is just too small, had there been other zombies around (how lucky for him that there weren't) that attacked him while he was down, he'd have simply been dead.  He couldn't move those zombies at all!  Carl imma need you to gain at least 2 feet and 30-50 pounds of muscle before you try to act cocky again, ok?
  • Carl sleeping on his corpselike dad- had his dad really died Carl would have been eatten in his sleep.  What type of nonsense?!  Why would you sleep next to a potentially dead/dying person knowing that dead people turn into zombies?  Had he not learned anything from the zombie flu prison fiasco?
  • Rick- he seems to have all types of injuries, including internal ones and no doctor to help him out.  I thought he'd die at any moment of this episode.
  • Rick waking from being past out- omg if Carl would have shot his dad dead that would have been the worse thing to ever ever happen!
  • Michonne in a parade of zombies- all I could think was, what if a nearby zombie decided to take a taste of her flesh?
  • Michonne finding Rick and Carl- I tend to always be scared of people with guns shooting first and asking questions later.  I'd have been devastated if Carl got spooked seeing Michonne at the window or hearing her knock and decided to shoot first and see who it was afterwards.  Thank goodness Rick utilized the peep hole. 
What were your standout points in this episode of The Walking Dead?

Monday, February 3, 2014

Movie Time: White Noise 2

I borrowed this movie from the library.  I remember seeing previews of it on tv while I was in Ethiopia, but I fell asleep before it came on.  So I finally got a chance to watch it.

White Noise 2: The Light staring Nathan Fillion (from Castle and Slither [I loved Slither!]) and Katee Sackoff.

I never seen White Noise although I did attempt a long time ago but got bored with it and stopped watching. From what I remember about the 1st White Noise is that it was about seeing ghosts and hearing them speak within white noises of electronic signals (or something).  Please correct me if I am wrong.  I am also told that a man finds out that a ghost is living within electronic signals and is trying to kill people for some reason.  This movie does not have that exact premise but it seems to have a similar type of plotline. 

I won't give any spoilers away but here is what I can say about this movie.  White Noise 2 is similar to part 1 in that there are ghosts, but it has a Final Destination type of story line.  Final Destinations are some of my favorite movies (the 1st and last are my top favs).  I wouldn't call this a scary movie, it's more like a thriller.  A man goes through a near death experience, and when he comes back to life he can see a type of aura, or white light, around certain people.  He then starts using his power to save people's lives but soon finds out that maybe that is not such a good idea.

White Noise 2 wasn't a horrible movie and I was interested to see where it would go.  It was slow at times in the middle though, but I would give it 5.5 out of 10 imdb stars.  That is good given that this is a made for DVD movie.  It makes me want to go back and watch the 1st White Noise movie, in order to see how they compare.

If you are looking for something to do and see this movie on demand or netflix etc., it is not a complete waste of time, so check it out.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday Blah

It's Monday and I feel sick.  Just another excuse to lay in bed watching my computer screen and be a bum. How was your Monday?

Monday, January 20, 2014

Spider head, what to do?

Remember my story about the bee attack on the bus?  Well another attack on the bus occurred.  Luckily it wasn't on me, but it was near me.  I'm minding my business, changing the song on my phone, I look up and gasp at what I see before my eyes.  A girl sitting in front of me had a quarter sized white spider crawling around on her black knitted hat!!!  With bugs I don't play, so my first instinct is to find something and kill it.  But then I realize I can't because its on a random girl's head and a sudden whack would likely be offensive.  On top of that, her hat was knit with chunky yarn, so the spider probably wouldn't of died because it's against a soft surface, and it could fall through a hole in the hat and end up in her hair!

So then I thought, I should let her know that there is a spider on her hat.  I played out the scenario in my head:  Me from behind her will tap her shoulder, "Excuse me, not to alarm you, but there's a rather large white spider crawling on your hat." She would immediatly scream, start whacking at her hat, pull the hat off and fling it somewhere.  Meanwhile, me sitting right behind her would end up having the spider get flung on me.  Then all hell would break loose as I scream bloody murder and climb over the people around me who are blocking me in against the window (again) while slapping myself trying to get the spider off of me.  Which would then cause a small bus stampede as the other people on the bus tried to avoid me while I ran around a crowded bus until I felt that there was no more spider on me.  Successfully causing the nuttiest scene that there ever was, on the bus. 

Nope, telling her about the spider on her hat would not be a good idea.

The safest option was to keep my mouth shut and my hands to myself, and hopefully once she got off the bus, someone would help her out.  So I sat there, with that spider too close to my face for comfort, trying not to gasp every time the girl moved her head (and the spider) closer to me.  Then I started getting paranoid about spiders possibly crawling on the chunky knit hat that I was also wearing, and had to resist the urge to snatch my hat off and start shaking it out, to make sure.  While sandwiched between the window and a guy next to me, with my book bag in my lap, I tried to casually reach my arm up brush off my hat.  If there were any spiders I'm sure there would have been a reaction from the people behind me scared I was gonna brush the spider onto them.  So I tried to stay calm.  Paranoia grew.  Just when I was about to ask the guy next to me to let me out so I could move away from the spider, spider girl got up and off the bus.  I was saved!  But I don't know if she was :-/

This brings me to my dilemma.  What should one do in that kind of situation?  I felt bad for not helping the girl be free of spiders.  But I didn't wanna cause a spider induced stampede on a crowded bus.  For all I know she could be someone, unlike myself, who likes bugs.  That spider could have been her spider pet!  She could have got mad at me for having killed the spider for her and cried at the lost of her spider friend.

What would you have done in this kind of situation?  Get the spider off the person or avoid a bigger fit of chaos?

All I know is that if anyone sees any type of creature on me, I give you permission to whack it off of me.  I'd much rather take a whack than be caused to run around like a madwoman because of my scary bug instinct.