Monday, June 24, 2019

Busch Gardens Tampa

I brought my daughters to a coaster theme park.  Tampa during the summer is like being on the surface of the sun.  It's hot.  It was not bad in the park.  We had a breeze and there were some shady spots.  Unlike Disney, we did not have to wait over an hour for each ride.  One thing I don't like are fast passes.  When they started they were free.  Now, every park charges for them.  Disney even gives it's rich customers the option of buying extreme passes.  I found that to be sad.  At one time, Disney allowed handicapped patrons and families to go straight to the top of the line.  They rich screwed the handicapped.  How?  They would hire a handicapped person to be a part of their family.  It got out because the rich have to gloat about how they get away with everything.  So, who did Disney punish?  The handicapped.  I guess they hated the idea of a handicapped person making money from their disability.  They sure made it up to the rich.  They just need to spend more money to get perks they think they deserve.  People like my daughters suffer.  They were limited to one fast pass every hour or two.  They have fast passes at Busch Gardens, but it was not an overwhelming amount of people.  I'm not wasting money on them.  To me, fast passes are like baggage fees airlines charge you.  The park was fun.  I did not ride as many as I would have when I was younger.  Motion sickness comes on quickly depending on the ride. 

Monday, June 17, 2019

Movie Weekend

I got to catch up on some movies and streaming this weekend.  Finally saw The Quiet Place.  Great movie.  I really loved what the director came up with.  Can't wait to see what he does next.  I saw Bohemian Rhapsody.  Another well acted film, with great music.  Unlike Rocketman, the actor lip synced.  Next was Hotel Artemis.  Great cast and a fun film.  Finally, I saw Cold Pursuit.  If you think it is like Neesom's other movies, they add some twists to the formula. I also watched Black Mirror Season 5 and started Good Omens.  Both were great. 

Bear of a Day

Friday I had a new experience.  I was driving to work.  I was near a state park.  They have deer crossing signs, but no bear.  I wonder why.  Yogi got out and was trying to make his way back to the park before the ranger noticed him missing.  He would have made it if my car did not try to put a stop to that.  Luckily, he did not die, as far as I know.  I was driving and out of the corner of my right I, I see something moving really fast.  I slammed on the breaks.  Next thing I know, the bear is flying into the air and lands on his side.  He flips up and runs off.  No blood, only a dent in my bumper and whatever other issues the mechanics find.  I call it a him because only a male would be dumb enough to try and beat a car.  My girls thought that was funny.  I also said that it did not have an Iphone in its paw, so it could not be a girl.  I lost any points with them after that comment. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Banned From Movies

My daughter has banned me from seeing any movies this summer.  I can only go if she gets to go.  I don't know if I could make it through the summer without seeing any movies.  My stress time is coming up and they relieve some of that stress.  I might have to compromise with her.  Plus if I went and she does not find out. . .😀

Cultural Revolution

I'm reading a book called My Name is Number 4 by Ting-Xing Ye.  It's very interesting.  It's a part of history that my public schools did not delve into.  You do see some parallels to what our current situation in America.  Only our government is made up of the rich.  They are using the poor to take down any and all critics of themselves.  He did state he loved the uneducated.  It's a scary thought.  They also mix in Religion and white supremacy. 

Monday, June 10, 2019

X-Men: Dark Pheonix

Is it really as bad as they say?  No.  I watched it yesterday.  I found it to be very entertaining.  Sure there is some repetition, but what do you expect.  I don't really know the comics, so I can not comment on storylines.  You can only do so much.  This was a vast improvement over X-Men: The Last Stand.  Most movies would be a better than that entry.  Give it a chance.  Maybe keep your expectations low. 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

International Adoptions

Well it seems our racist president is trying hard to keep out all people.  Evidently they are trying to curb adoptions from other countries.  They are taking away tools that we used to find our daughter's.  If it had not been for these tools, we would not have adopted them.  It sickens me to think what would have happened if that had not happened.  Our country has opportunities that others may not offer.  Somehow I think we were guided to do this.  I love my daughters.  I feel sorry for those that might miss out on a forever family because of what?   Are people scared my blind daughter is going to take away their jobs?  Their "benefits"?  Or maybe we have a group of rich elites that run this country that want to keep every dollar they get.  I don't mean earn.  Some don't even have to work for it.  It is just given to them.  A lot of them make their money of the backs of hard working people.  Those same rich elites want the working class and poor to pay for services that serve all.