Random News 1/25

Discussing things that happened…

Time to talk about 5 things that’ve happened and state my random opinion about them:

  1. Hank Azaria will no longer voice Apu on the Simpsons. I have mixed feelings, but only because I grew up with the show (and really by mixed opinions, I simply mean I grew up with the character sounding one way and it will be weird to hear him sound a different way….but my ears can get used to that). Should Apu be gotten rid of? No, I don’t think so. Should he be given a better storyline? Absolutely. I think it’s time to give Apu an update. By that I mean maybe having input or even writers for the character actually be Indian. Should Azaria step down as his voice? Yes. I believe it’s time to cast voice actors who match the characters. I know there are exceptions (english dubbing of foreign films, shows, etc.) but shows in America don’t really have an excuse anymore. There are actors of all ethnicities available. And they don’t have to SOUND their ethnicities (hint, hint, Hollywood…stop forcing accents on actors when it is truly NOT of any influential value to a plot or is purely for a comic relief effect).
  2. Terry Jones passed away this week. He’d been struggling with dementia sadly. For those who don’t know who Terry Jones was, he was a member of Monty Python. Some of his notable roles were Brian’s mother from Life of Brian, Sir Bedevere and Prince Herbert in Holy Grail, Mr. Creosote in The Meaning of Life, and many, many, many, many, many, MANY other characters across all of the Monty Python’s films and television program. He wrote (along with the other pythons) many of the Python scripts and for a lot of programs throughout his extensive career. A funny man was lost this week, but is now making others laugh in the next life.
  3. NikkieTutorials came out as transgendered. For those of you who are not YouTube aficionados like me, NikkieTutorials was a beauty guru on YouTube. She did make-up tutorials, reviews, and other beauty topics. Some of you probably remember her “Power of Makeup” video that blew up years ago. I’ve watched a number of her videos and enjoyed them. But recently someone tried to blackmail her by revealing the truth. And instead of accepting the blackmail, Nikkie decided to reveal the truth herself. That she is a transgender woman. Whatever you may believe about the subject, that is not what this random news is for. I support the LGBTQ+ community. I believe in transgender’s rights. I believe in human rights. I also believe every person has the right to their own stories. They have the right to reveal as much or as little about themselves as they want, when they want. They shouldn’t be forced to tell their stories when they aren’t ready. THAT is what this is about. Blackmail, no matter WHAT it is threatening to reveal, is wrong and anyone who pulls that shit is an awful human being.
  4. Okay…this will be the ONLY time I mention anything close to resembling politics (and by that I mean the current US administration). Have you all seen all the stuff about…>sigh< Space Force? I’m sorry. It’s ridiculous and is clearly being organized by either someone who has no idea what they’re doing or someone who is ACTIVELY trolling the US. The camouflage of the uniform being…DESERT camouflage? (I mean, not even hiding where the first graduating class of Space Force will ACTUALLY be going) And the recently unveiled logo which is…..basically the Star Trek Starfleet Command logo….this is absolutely embarrassing. It’s like this administration saw what Reagan did with the Death Star stuff and said, “He was close! But he should’ve used Star Trek instead of Star Wars as inspiration!” God damn it…
  5. Not really news, BUT…..it’s my BIRTHDAY tomorrow!! I will be 31 years old! That’s right! I survived my 30th year of life! Do I have my life together? Nope. And that’s okay. I’m still in a better place than I was last year…relatively. I’m starting new things that may drive me insane by the end of this year, but that’s partially what makes it interesting! What do I have planned for my birthday? Not much really. I start rehearsals Monday so I can’t do anything wild…not that I ever really did anything wild on my birthday. By choice, I might add.

And that was 5 random news stories.

Anybut, thank you for joining me.

These were MY opinions on each. Your opinions may be different and that’s fine. Now on to more random things!!

Holey Ship High In Transit!!!

Okay, I know I said I was going to do a random news post last Saturday, but the personal thing that happened last week kicked into high gear literally the day after my last post.

Some major BS happened that basically took all of my focus and my complete attention away from everything.

And when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING!

I spent many nights not in my bed and staying up until 2 in the morning (which normally wouldn’t be a big deal) then waking up at 7 in the morning.

Now I hear you regular 9-5ers snorting in amusement, but let me add this caveat: From 7am-2am I was in a constant state of emotional distress of varying levels.

I should re-emphasize that this distress was not due to something immediately affecting me, but came from trying to comfort and help my friend through a very difficult and surprisingly teetering time.

I am not in ANY way upset about doing this. I care very deeply for my friends and will do everything in my power to help them. But this was something I had very little knowledge on how to solve or help. What I did know was that my friend needed me and that was more important than all of the other things I wanted to focus on this past week.

I don’t think I’ve ever felt so…jet-lagged without the actual jet part. I lost track of time. It feels like it’s been a month since this all started.

Out of respect to my friend’s privacy I will absolutely NOT discuss it on here. My only regret is that I have rehearsals starting next week and the week after that I will be on a cruise ship. I won’t be able to do anything beside texting my support and that bothers me.

I’m going to try to make up for this lack of posts next week with a random news post on Saturday, a post a day detailing the rehearsal process, AND a post a day the following week on the cruise which is also a writer’s conference…as much as I can….not sure how dodgy the internet will be…

Anybut……..here’s a tip for the day/life. Communication is the MOST important thing in any and ALL relationships.

MIA

I apologize for being MIA…. even more so than usual.

A very large thing has happened in my personal life that is taking all of my attention and emotional support to get through.

It’s not something that explicitly happened to ME but a very dear, close friend. And nothing is more import to me than my family and my friends.

I will still post random news on Saturday. But until this thing is calmed down… I will be even more sporadic in posting.

BUT!! I WILL still be posting. And hopefully this thing will be calmed down soon.

Cuz rehearsals for my next show start in less than 2 weeks…..and then I’m on a cruise ship/writer’s conference.

Anybut, I guess this has been a random update.

Random Food Update

Okay, this may be really sad…

I’ve heard as you grow older you naturally become lactose intolerant…and I think I am. Food and drinks with dairy are starting to disagree with me on more frequent occasions.

I hope I’m wrong….because I freaking LOVE cheese!!

This has been a random food update.

Random News 1/11

Discussing things that happened…

Time to talk about 5 things that’ve happened and state my random opinion about them:

  1. The royal family “drama”? Okay, true story…….I really don’t understand this as I am NOT all that interested, really, in the English royal family. A lot of Americans are….I’m not. HOWEVER!!! From what I’ve gathered…okay. I get it. Meghan and Harry don’t want to be royals anymore. They want to live half their time in Canada. They didn’t discuss this with his father or with the Queen…I GET IT!! The English people are mad. But at the same time, he was already the wild child. Is ANYONE really surprised by this?
  2. CATS: Okay I PROMISE this is the last time I mention CATS in my random news…..but all of the reviews on YouTube, in articles, and from people I know about it are giving me LIFE!! If you haven’t seen or read any of them….seek out the reviews. They are AMAZING!!
  3. The fires in Australia are still burning. As someone who lives in California and has had friends affected by the yearly fires here….this is scary and sad. This is on a scale far larger than anything in California and it’s tragic how little is being done to help. To be fair, help is growing, but it took weeks for many to even HEAR about this. I remember when Notre Dame was on fire and how quickly everyone (including me) jumped to help.
  4. Awkwafina wins Best Actress Award in a Comedy at the Golden Globes and makes history! She is the first Asian American actress to win the award and I for one say: CONGRATULATIONS!!
  5. Rush drummer Neil Peart passed away on Tuesday at the age of 67. I’m not that huge of a Rush fan, but I like a number of their songs. But it’s always sad when anyone who’s affected many lives passes away.

And that was 5 random news stories.

Anybut, thank you for joining me.

These were MY opinions on each. Your opinions may be different and that’s fine. Now on to more random things!!

Self Care

Happy (belated) New Year!

The new year for me started with some anxiety and I realized I needed a break. I needed a moment to really consider what I want out of 2020.

I’m sorry I didn’t post until 7 days into the new year, but I needed to step away from the computer. I needed to self care.

But it gave me a lot of time to think.

So here are some things I decided:

I’m continuing this blog (of course). But don’t expect a post every day. I’ll try, but if I don’t make it…oh well. Although! For sure expect Random News to become a weekly feature. Every Saturday I will post 5 random news stories and my random opinions on them…BUT I will still avoid certain news stories for the sake of MY sanity.

I’m going to, maybe, discuss some other projects I’m working on…things that are available to all you lovely folks. Including my YouTube channels…for those interested.

There are some other things in the works, but it’s still too early to talk about them/put them out into the universe.

So, overall…..

THANK YOU! Thank you all for making 2019 survivable. I can’t wait to see where this blog goes in the future!

 

A Vision in Violet

31 Days of Holiday Memories!!

Day 29

I should’ve posted this yesterday, but here we are.

Three years ago (from yesterday) I left the world of the blondes and became……VIOLET! I’ve had purple hair for 3 whole years now. Which means a lot of people in my life have ONLY seen me with purple hair.

Just a fun holiday memory fact to share….that I should’ve shared yesterday. Whoops!

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Before and after.

Of course, now my hair is to my shoulder…..but I don’t have a picture of that. I’m not one for selfies really.

ALSO, I know my skin is two different colors…but the pale girl on the left is my actual skin color. The violet tan girl on the right….different lighting…

Star Wars

31 Days of Holiday Memories!!

Day 28

Okay, okay, this is cheating a little. But I’m counting it.

I just saw Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker…don’t worry. No spoilers here.

But, it reminded me of the many years going to see Star Wars, which if you haven’t been paying attention, many are around the holiday time.

I don’t care what your opinions on what labels you a true Star Wars fan. I grew up watching the original trilogy with my dad. I grew up going to see the prequels in theater. I even worked STAR TOURS at Disneyland because I told my manager I wanted to work it since I grew up with it.

So here is my Holiday Memory: Star Wars.

Also, if you haven’t seen the new movie….it was great. If you disagree with me, fine. For me, it was great. I cried at 3 different moments.

Were there cheesy moments? Sure, but I loved every second of it.

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