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Help

18 Sep

In the past two months, I’ve been in crisis mode. First I lost my job and had no income. Through a miracle, I quickly landed another job, but had no money to get there. I asked for help from God, and He answered through the supportive people in my life.

And just when I thought my troubles were done, when I got my first job, my car went kablooey, and I needed more help, and again, the supportive people in my life came to my rescue.

I’m very grateful. I wasn’t always a person with great supports. Once upon a time, I was homeless, and nobody I knew would take me in. Because they knew they’d never get rid of me. I wasn’t the type of person people wanted to support. I used people. I was a taker.

But in the past fifteen years I’ve been on a spiritual journey, trying to rid myself of my selfish ways, and to put my hand out in kindness to help others. I’ve become the person who has been able to surround themselves with supportive people.

I’m really grateful for the life I live today. I give to the world, and the world gives back.

Money

20 Aug

Whoever said “Money can’t buy happiness” had money.

Yes, it’s true that there are many wonderful things in this world that are unrelated to materialism. But when I have the ability to go to the movies, to put gas in my car, to be able to buy food, that makes me happy. And conversely when I can’t do that, that makes me depressed.

Money does buy a sense of security, and the ability to enjoy things that many take for granted.

Loss

5 Aug

This week I lost my job due to my own temper and some poor management on the other side, and then I lost two dear friends due to a tragic accident.

This on top of some previous tragedies that have befallen my community in the past month.

Somehow I’m holding it together. Well, not somehow. I got help. I turned to friends to lean on. I got a lot of great advice. I did some writing. I did some praying. I let go of expectations. I’m trusting in God.

I’m preaching on Sunday, on Moses and the Burning Bush. Going to talk about conversations with God, and God as the motivational speaker.

Things seem like gloom and doom right now, and honestly, I am depressed and anxious. I have done some crying. But there also seems to be some peace and serenity going on. In a way, I’m going back to what I know. I’m attending more meetings. Got a new sponsor. I’m volunteering more at Cathedral. And with more free time, I can watch more shows and movies, right?

I’m not giving up. I had a job interview today and have another one on Tuesday. I’ve applied to a bunch more jobs. When one door closes another opens. God gave me gifts to use to help others, and that’s what I’m going to do.

I don’t know what to write about.

2 Jul

I’m trying to get in the practice of writing every week. But I really don’t know what to talk about today so I’m going to just throw out some random things going on in my head.

I’m on vacation… again. I just had a vacation a few week’s ago but my supervisor thinks I’m burnt out and suggested I take more time off. Not really going to do anything during my vacation but rest.

My neighbor keeps stealing my dinner. I am going broke. I’m spending more money than I make and my savings are dwindling. So I cut out my cable and I also ordered free meal delivery. But my neighbor keeps stealing my deliveries. Not really sure what I’m going to do about that.

Superman and Lois isn’t in the Arrowverse, despite Crisis on Infinite Earths setting up Lois and Clark as being part of the Arrowverse. I like multiverse stories but I also like shared universes and I really don’t see why they couldn’t have put Superman and Lois in the Arrowverse.

Not seeing any movies this week but looking forward to Thor next week.

Been watching Stranger Things, Obi-Wan, the Boys, Ms. Marvel and Umbrella Academy. All good stuff.

My cat is too needy. She won’t give me space. It’s very annoying. It’s like “I’m home all week. Pace the cuddling.”

You know, sometimes I miss being in a relationship, but honestly, I really like being alone. I miss sex. And I miss having someone to talk to. But I really like doing my own thing on my own schedule without compromise. Plus, I’m a slob and nobody would tolerate that.

I used to enjoy writing, but now it feels like a chore. I’ve gotten back into reading comics. I’m enjoying that, though since I haven’t really followed comics in years, I’m kind of lost in the continuity, especially with all the reboots and such. I’m currently reading World’s Finest, Amazing Spider-Man, Savage Avengers, and Vampire Slayer.

I guess that’s it. If you read all that, you must be pretty bored.

Streaming beats Network TV

25 Jun

Shows on network TV are mostly pretty lame right now compared to the great quality of entertainment found on streaming. Stranger Things, Obi-Wan, The Boys, Umbrella Academy. All great this season. I just wished they weren’t on different streaming services. I find myself having to own all the streaming services, which is costing me a bundle. I still have cable, but the only things I really watch on cable are America’s Got Talent and Office reruns on Comedy Central.

I used to love the Arrowverse, but I have found it’s not so great post-Crisis. And yet, I find myself unwilling to cancel my cable subscription. I’m still holding on.

Ed Wood

18 Jun

Yeah, Ed Wood was a terrible filmmaker. But I really feel like we would have gotten along. He collected a nice assortment of weirdos to make his films, and I really feel like I would have fit right in.

I just rewatched the Tim Burton film. All of the cast members do a really great job portraying the characters from Ed’s entourage. Just imagine getting to pal around with the legendary Bela Lugosi or getting to hang out with Vampira.

Ed’s career may be a lot of bad movies, but he spent his life doing what he loved. I really admire him.

Reluctant Vacation

6 Jun

Robert E. Wronski, Jr.

It turns out I’m a workaholic. After years of being on disability, I’ve been back to work for the past few years. I now have a job that comes with paid time off.

My supervisor pushed me to take vacation time. She felt I was getting burnt out, and the fiscal year was ending, and if I didn’t just my PTO, I’d lose it.

So I took time off, even though every time I take time off a crisis happens at work.

So I spent my vacation trying to be sociable and I watched a lot of streaming shows and movies. Also did a bit of reading. And I slept in every day.

It was nice. It was relaxing.

I miss work. Tomorrow I go back and I’m excited. I’m a person who needs routine, and needs to be busy. It’ll be good to deal with the latest crisis and…

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Reluctant Vacation

6 Jun

It turns out I’m a workaholic. After years of being on disability, I’ve been back to work for the past few years. I now have a job that comes with paid time off.

My supervisor pushed me to take vacation time. She felt I was getting burnt out, and the fiscal year was ending, and if I didn’t just my PTO, I’d lose it.

So I took time off, even though every time I take time off a crisis happens at work.

So I spent my vacation trying to be sociable and I watched a lot of streaming shows and movies. Also did a bit of reading. And I slept in every day.

It was nice. It was relaxing.

I miss work. Tomorrow I go back and I’m excited. I’m a person who needs routine, and needs to be busy. It’ll be good to deal with the latest crisis and catch up on the 100 emails I got while I was off.

I’ve got another vacation coming in July, and a couple of days off in June. Hopefully I get through it.

I am not a Star Wars fan….

5 Feb

If you meet a fan of Star Wars, they will tell you they hated Return of the Jedi.

They hated the prequels.

They hated the new movies.

I love everything Star Wars. Therefore, I am not a Star Wars fan.

Requels

16 Jan

For the past several years, the media keeps talking about reboots that are not by my definition a reboot. If it takes place in the same reality as the original, it’s a sequel. A reboot, to me, is the creation of a new universe. A reboot is synonymous with a remake in many ways, but a remake is about a particular story, whereas a reboot is applied to a series or franchise.

Adding to the annoyance is when a sequel is made that really wants you to think it’s a reboot by re-titling it with the original title, for example, The Grudge, Halloween or Scream.

The new Scream movie at least acknowledges it, as it does, and gives this trend a name… requels. A sequel that pretends to be a reboot.

Aside from the annoyance with the media mixing terms, I appreciate the trend. It’s an attempt to satisfy both old and new audiences. Don’t erase continuity, but still bring in a new cast of young characters that have the longevity to keep the universe moving forward.

So let’s stop calling sequels reboots, and let’s embrace the requel. But still…. Scream (2022) will always be Scream 5 to me.