Random Thought

You ever stare at your nails and think…

Okay, folks. How are you still a thing?

Now, if you ask me what I meant by this thought I regret to inform you, I have NO IDEA.

Self Isolation Random Thought of the day

Gonna Get Real

I’m an introvert.

I spend a lot of time at home. I don’t like going out, really.

But I do go out to work. To get money so I can continue to have the introvert time…

And while the joke going around is that introverts are in heaven right now…..I’m not.

Due to the nature of my (personal situation) theater work, I have difficulty finding a “real” job to cover the time I’m not working.

There was already rumblings about next season being the make it or break it season for the theater company I work for…leaning heavily on the break it.

There is a high possibility…I won’t have a theater job to come back to…

This is a hard day. Guilt. Anxiety. They’re getting bored with the quarantine and are taking it out on me.

All I can do…is distract myself during the day…for the rest of this pandemic.

But even the distractions are starting to become…less distracting.

Anybut, I just needed to get this off my chest. Sometimes writing it out…purges it from my system. At the very least, this will free me up for a couple more days.

Stay safe everyone. Talk to those you love.

And for the love of all that is still good in this world…be smart and remember we’re all in this together. One way or another.

Hair Tracking

Since we’re not allowed outside…I haven’t had my hair done in a while.

To be fair, I get my hair done every 8 weeks. But I haven’t had it done since the 18th of December. My hair stylist had a baby and I figured…I can wait a few extra weeks.

I bought some Overtone (enough to make it until my next hair appointment) and figured, I’m good.

Then the thing which shall not be named happened and now………I have a little longer to wait. I could order more Overtone…but I thought…why not track the hair growth.

So, here we go. Now keep in mind this has already been growing since December 18th.

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This is just for stupid fun. Something to do so I won’t go mad and just shave all the hair off………so HERE WE GO!

No Random News this Saturday

There will not be a random news.

There is too much going on.

Every random news will be in some form related to the Coronavirus.

That’s how much this has affected EVERYTHING.

There is NOTHING I can post that won’t in some form or some twisted way have to do with the Coronavirus.

And I don’t want to pretend it isn’t happening. I don’t want to act like everything is fine.

So there won’t be a random news post on Saturday.

Random News, March 14th

Discussing things that happened…

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

  1. Harvey Weinstein: The former powerhouse Hollywood producer has been sentenced to 23 years. He will of course appeal this. He will probably get less time, but 2 things to take away from this:
    A) The judge that sentenced him was male. Progress.
    B) He had the GALL to claim his company was a small business…
  2. The Bachelor: True talk: I have never watched a single episode of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. All I know is that when I saw commercials for The Bachelor finale…I literally thought they showed the same girl twice…I wish this was a joke but I had to ask someone why they only showed one girl in the commercials. I though they were showing favoritism. I was embarrassed when they told me the brunette was 2 different women. I don’t know what happened on the Finale…I just wanted to share my reaction. Although apparently a woman named Barb outshone the two girls and the bachelor (I have no idea what the people’s names are).
  3. POLITICS?!: Just the interesting fact that in the democratic primaries…Tulsi Gabbard keeps placing fifth or sixth in the polls…when she is the only other candidate running besides the two Bs (Biden & Bernie). Just thought it was interesting to share.
  4. Coronavirus: Pretty much all the shows that have live studio audiences are having to decided whether to allow audiences or not. Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and The View are the first to stop having live audiences. I’m sure more are to follow. Also, if you haven’t seen the video of Whoopi Goldberg saying hello to all the empty chairs in the studio…get on that. I’m not going to talk about what a certain man in a position of power talked about/failed to talk about/talked about incorrectly on TV. I don’t want to talk about him. I can’t talk about him without getting emotional. I will not talk about him. And if anyone comments something even hinting at violence, name calling, or politically motivated (from BOTH sides) I will be sad…but I won’t block or remove the comment. Unless it is ACTUALLY awful.
  5. Italy: Okay, this could also be placed under the previous news point, but I think it deserves its own point. Have you seen the videos of isolated Italians singing to boost morale? No? You really should. It’s tragically beautiful. It’s almost reminiscent of war time. It’s how a nation should be coming together. Not blaming each other or hoarding supplies that DON’T need to be hoarded. We’re all in this nightmare together and fighting, being selfish, being bigoted, or being in denial is not worth it. WATCH THE VIDEOS. AND IF YOU DON’T FEEL SOMETHING AFTER, YOU HAVE NO HEART!!

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!!

Random Food Update

Went to the grocery store…

Everyone is bulk buying toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and clorox wipes.

I’m bulk buying Flaming Hot Cheetos, Cotton Candy, and Snickers Ice Cream Bars.

Who’s handling the pandemic better?

Probably not me….but I am washing my hands before palming all the food into my mouth…so…..winning?

This has been a random food update.

I Went on a Cruise!!

The week of February 2nd through February 9th I went on a cruise.

It wasn’t for vacation, though I did get some time to relax and avoid human contact while I sat by a pool……….but it MOSTLY wasn’t for vacation.

I went to a writer’s conference on a cruise ship.

Was the timing ideal? No, but we booked the tickets long before the first cruise ship got quarantined because of the COVID-19 (or the Coronavirus).

AND we lucked out and nobody on the cruise ship got sick…..though we did have a medical emergency on board…but it wasn’t an illness.

ANYBUT!!

The Writer’s Cruise Conference was put together by author William Bernhardt, who’s become a sort of family friend to my dad.

I think I’ve mentioned before that I write stories? If I haven’t….here I am telling you about it.

My dad basically bought me a ticket saying I didn’t have much choice against going……even though attending the conference meant I would be missing the second week of rehearsals for Kinky Boots….and make it back literally the day before tech week…………..which would have made it extremely awkward if we had gotten quarantined…………………………..but we didn’t.

The conference was helpful. It was informative. I met other aspiring authors and some already published authors.

Overall, the cruise conference was a success and I know William Bernhardt is planning to do it again next year. Soooooooooo, if any of you are aspiring authors and want to go on a cruise and write, this is for you!

(MAJOR NOTE: I AM NOT BEING PAID OR SPONSORED TO PROMOTE THIS. I REALLY HAD A GOOD TIME AND A LOT OF EXTREMELY USEFUL INFORMATION WAS SHARED. SINCE THERE WERE ALREADY PUBLISHED AUTHORS ON THE CRUISE, YOU REALLY GET AN ACTUAL INSIDE LOOK AT ALL OPTIONS OF PUBLISHING; TRADITIONAL, INDEPENDENT, OR HYBRID PUBLISHING.)

If you don’t want to do a cruise, there’s also the WriterCon in Oklahoma. Here’s a link for more information.

I can’t speak for how well this conference is as I have not personally gone….though I am planning on attending this year. But again, not sponsored to promote ANY of this.

Fun things that happened during the cruise (not related to the conference):

  • We couldn’t dock at our second port due to rough seas. That was the only port I actually scheduled an on shore adventure thingy, but we skipped it. This was also when the captain informed us that there was a medical emergency so we booked it to our final port, Cozumel. I did get off the ship when we docked to do some shopping for gifts for those who were covering me in rehearsal while I was gone.
  • One of the shows on the boat (a musical staging of Saturday Night Fever) had to stop about a third of the way through due to “technical difficulties”. They canceled the show and moved it to our last day at sea. We went to see it then…..it was….meh.
  • The median age of those on our boat (not including the crew or entertainment) was 65+……….and over half were Kansas City Chiefs fans. Did I mention we were on the ship during Super Bowl? There were a couple San Francisco 49ers fans….but not many. Also I was one of….4? Yeah, 4 people (including one teenager) who had unnaturally colored hair. There was green, orange, purple (me), and blue……that doesn’t include the senior citizens who think their hair color is passing for natural…..
  • Since I didn’t go off boat for the 2 ports we did manage to stop at, I got a lot of free time to sit wherever I wanted by the pool (which is difficult on days at sea).

Random News, March 7th

Discussing things that happened…

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

  1. All I will mention about the Coronavirus:
    A) WASH YOUR HANDS, don’t focus on face masks. Face masks are made for those who ARE sick to stop the spread.
    B) Babies, older folks, and those with weak immune systems are at the highest risk. If you are none of these and you feel sick: STAY HOME, DRINK FLUIDS, and SLEEP. You will survive. Don’t be one who spreads it further.
    C) DON’T PANIC!!! The media is not doing a good job keeping folks calm. But don’t treat this like a hurricane and stock up on items. It doesn’t matter!
  2. Onision: I’ve been avoiding talking about this…MOSTLY because I doubt a lot of people who read this blog even know about this….but here I go. YouTuber Onision is in trouble….sort of. There have been years of accusations that he is a predator. He’s had girls under 17/18 years old live in his house with his husband. He claims he did nothing sexual with them. But once they turned a legal age, the girls claim he pressured them into sexual acts. There are also accusations that Onision’s husband grooms underage girls and is the one who brings the girls into the house. I must emphasize: THESE ARE ALL ALLEGATIONS AND HAVE NOT BEEN PROVEN TRUE OR FALSE IN A COURT! However….Chris Hansen has interviewed pretty much every woman who has ever been involved with Onision….and they can’t ALL be liars…Anybut, I’m no good at providing all of the information because some channels have been following this story for years. If you want a rabbit hole to fall down, look this up on YouTube. It’s a pretty wild ride…..OH! And he apparently tried to start his own religion when he was 17 years old…weird guy.
    EDIT: Originally I said he tried to start his own CULT, but he actually tried to start his own RELIGION. I updated the info above.
  3. Alex Trebek: Some goodish news. Alex Trebek announced this week he has made it to the one year survival mark for his cancer. The one year survival rate is 18%, so this is good news. It doesn’t mean he’s clear. The two year survival rate is 7%. I hope in one year, I get to put a similar post in the news post…but it’s too early to say.
  4. Viral Video: Have any of you seen the viral video(s) by a french…YouTuber? TikToker? I’m not 100% sure which video service he was using, but apparently (and there’s still debate on whether this is fake or not) a French man filled his tub with those Orbeez things. Orbeez are these little balls that grow larger when placed in water. Anybut, this man was doing a video where he filled his bathtub with these Orbeez. When he ended his little video and tried to clean up, he pulled the plug on his tub to let the Orbeez go down the drain. First off, stupid idea. Orbeez are polymer gel balls. Don’t send them down the drain. Second off, if you have enough to fill a bathtub, DON’T SEND THEM DOWN THE DRAIN.
    And what do you think happened? Allegedly, the small balls started coming out of the man’s toilet and sink. It even ruined the plumbing of his neighbors and the entire city sewers. And apparently, police are looking for the one responsible….though if people just sent the video too tip them off, problem solved. The case is still out whether this is a real video or fake video.
  5. Rupaul’s Drag Race: FRESH NEWS!! Apparently, one of the drag queens from the new 12th season of RPDR has been disqualified as of Friday, March 6th. The drag queen in question is Sherry Pie (Joey Gugliemelli). Buzzfeed News reported on Thursday, March 5th, that Gugliemelli catfished young actors by convincing them he was a casting director. He requested audition tapes including embarrassing acts including the young actors doing or saying degrading things. One actor even claims to have agreed to pleasure himself on video. Sherry Pie has officially been disqualified and will not be included in the Grand Finale. In a Facebook post, Gugliemelli apologized for his actions writing, “I truly apologize to everyone I have hurt with my actions. I also want to say how sorry I am to my sisters of season 12 and honestly the whole network and production company.”

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!!

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!!

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