The Rise Of Skywalker Is Awful

I remember saying I will never write any more movie reviews, but I have to get this off my chest. The Rise Of Skywalker is easily one of the worst movies I’ve seen all year, with only Dark Phoenix being worse. Now that I’ve seen it, the brand Star Wars has lost its meaning to me. From now on I will listen to people who have seen the movie and then decide if I’m going.

Resolutions

This Christmas season has been great. Last week was mostly about exchanging presents and spending time with family. This week looks to be mostly about resting up.

During this time I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to do next year, and I’ve decided I’m going to go for writing a book again. Last time I tried writing under a pen name, so I’m not sure if I’m going to try that again or not. It seems like a lot of effort. This will be the big dream this year. I’ve been looking to write one for years and if I don’t do it now I don’t know if I ever will.

Yes, I still want to get Network+ certified. Yes, I still want to lose weight. Yes, I still want to fix my back. All of these are goals.

So basically I’ve just got to keep persevering in 2020. Not too hard, right?

Happy Holidays Everyone!

I just wanted to say it’s been a great year everyone. Still a few more days to go until the new year but so far things have looked up this year more than others. There are a few things I want to say about what happened today but I think that I will let it rest for now and talk about them Friday. I’m pooped and need to go in to work tomorrow.

Everyone Needs Something To Look Forward To

So after last week I’m in a better mood. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I can’t do everything at once. It’s really just about sitting down and doing the math with how long you want to spend studying/practicing things day-to-day. I did that once upon a time, but I realize now that I need to make more room for relaxation. I need to have something to look forward to day-to-day.

All work and no play just puts you in a bad place.

I’m Entering A Photography Competition

I’ve decided to enter my very first photography competition. I have no formal training in photography, so this is just going to be a fun “let’s just submit a few photos” kind of thing. I’ll probably have to find an area with some wildlife or something. If not that then I could just ask to be taken out onto a lake. Whatever the case, I’ve got to find a place to take some amazingly “unique” photos. I have a few weeks before I submit my entries to figure this out.

A few options are listed below:

  1. More photos from Paul B. Johnson State Park.
  2. The Biloxi Lighthouse and other historical landmarks.
  3. Ocean/Beach Photos.

 

With Paul B. Johnson State Park photos, if I’m going to do anything commercial with it beyond sharing it on a blog or Facebook or whatnot I am required to let the government know ahead of time. I’m not sure if this competition qualifies as there is technically a fifty dollar prize for winning so for any public space I’m going to let the local authorities know ahead of time. I’m also going to try to vary my photos. My biggest goal is to find some wildlife, but it’s not limited to anything in particular.

In any case, I’m considering this the next phase of my photography skills. If I don’t win I’m not going to sweat it, but if I win I’m probably going to consider this a major personal victory. Either way I’ll get to take some amazing photos.

Wandering Aimlessly Through Life

Well, sometimes life gives you lemons, and you can only make lemonade out of them. You can’t make Gatorade, Red Bull, or Slimfast out of that stuff. We can only do so much in with what we have.

What I’m trying to get at here is I’m cutting down on things. I can’t keep wandering around feeling aimless. I’m trying to do too much with too little time. I used to have a second blog. A “secret” blog that was really not very secret because there were at least three (I think) people who knew about it. I tried to write a book. I also did book reviews. Lo and behold, there are only 24 hours in the day and I have killed myself for so long I don’t even want to think about this. I cannot keep writing a book while keeping a day job. It’s too much for the faint of heart. I have learned my lessons on this.

I’m also cutting down on other things, like programming and so forth. It’s time I managed my time better. I need to sleep and eat too.

It just makes me kind of sad that I can’t do all the things I want to do. I feel like I missed out on so much in life. Maybe in the future I’ll have more time. I’m just mad that I can’t do it right now.