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Do you generally hold grudges? Can you think of a time where it was (or still is) difficult to forgive someone? What was the situation?
I never carry grudges. I don't see the point. The way I see it is simple. If there is a crime that's worth carrying a grudge about, then it's better to telephone the police and let them handle it. Don't take the law into your own hands. Telephone the police and let the proper law enforcement handle the problem instead. Any grudges that doesn't involve an unsolved crime should be forgiven. There is no point in carrying a grudge for sixty-five years non-stop if it isn't crime related. Doing so is a sad waste of time and potential. Forgive the person and move on with your life already. Trust me that you'll feel better about it.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
contemplative
Current Music:
Questions in a World of Blue by Julee Cruise
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The day started with the enjoyment of coffee and blueberry shortcake for breakfast. That was followed by working at Bob Evans Restaurant busing tables and helping to wash dishes. Upon completion of work and enjoying a brown bag lunch, then came the travel home. I ate fried chicken, potato salad and sangria wine for dinner with my Mom and my brother Mitchell. And yes, it's the Fourth of July aka Independence Day aka British King George III humiliation day. Also a day to honor the troops who served the United States of America too. There are four holidays to honor the troops and today is the oldest of the four. Fireworks came first on television. The Washington D.C. fireworks display on PBS first and the New York City fireworks display on NBC next. The local fireworks display could be seen from the front yard of my house was third. I only had to sit on the front lawn of my home to see it. At least I won't have to worry about traffic congestion afterwards.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
Feeling patriotic
Current Music:
Coming to America by Neil Diamond
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Tomorrow is the Fourth of July aka Independence Day---Also referred to as British King George III humiliation day. Tomorrow marked the day when the Second Continental Congress passed the Declaration of Independence to become the United States of America on July 4, 1776. It's crucial, but not necessary to watch the film 1776 in commemoration of the spectacular events that will transpire tomorrow. For drought stricken regions of the United States of America there will be laser light shows instead of fireworks to prevent wildfires. In properly irrigated regions of the United States of America, there will be fireworks instead of laser light shows because there is no fear of wildfires. As always, celebrate with fireworks with caution. And oh yes, don't forget to flip the bird at King George III of the House of Hanover for having lost control over the Thirteen Colonies on July 4, 1776, the War of Independence beyond July 4, 1776 and yet again during the War of 1812 thirty-six years later.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
I'm feeling patriotic today
Current Music:
Bozo by Lida Husik
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It all started on October 26, 1984 with the film the Terminator. I was sixteen years old at the time. Then on July 1, 1991 there was the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day. I was twenty-three years old at the time. We all thought that was the end, but it was just only the start. On July 2, 2003 there was Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. I was thirty-five years old at the time. That was followed up by Terminator Salvation on May 21, 2009. I was forty-one years old at the time. Let's not forget the television show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles that ran for thirty-one episodes spread out across two seasons from January 13, 2008 to April 10, 2009. That was the start of the Game of Thrones connection to the Terminator series because Lena Headey played Sarah Connor on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles taking over from Linda Hamilton who played the role twice in the first two films. Another Game of Thrones cast member Emilia Clarke played Sarah Connor in the latest installment of the series entitled Terminator Genisys. Terminator Genisys will be released on July 22, 2015. I'm forty-seven years old right now. Two more sequels are projected, but details about the titles of the yet-to-be-filmed sequels and who will perform in them (Beyond Arnold Schwarzenegger who is the only actor committed two both in development sequels). So essentially this isn't the last you'll see of this franchise.
Arnold Schwarzenegger performing as Terminator T-800 Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 appeared in every single installment of the Terminator series except for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles which clearly couldn't afford his salary so the role was given away to nobody. Essentially, the only consistent characters have always been either Sarah Connor or her son John Connor (Sometimes both at the same time). Sarah Connor and John Connor are rarely played by the same actor twice (Which makes it hard to bond with anybody aside from Arnold Schwarzenegger as Terminator T-800 Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 because you didn't see this actor in the previous installment and you probably may never see the actor in the next installment either. Still, we see the films anyway.
Here is the basic plot of the series. The planet Earth is doomed to be destroyed beyond repair by a Thermal Nuclear Holocaust. The humans who survived will be enslaved by an army of homicidal robots and cyborgs called Terminators. The biggest irony is that those same exact army of homicidal robots and cyborgs called Terminators were supposed to protect humans from Commies, Drug Lords, Terrorism, White Supremacy Terrorism and other dregs of Humanity only to become the worst threat to humanity of them all. Sarah Connor's son John Connor is the only hope the Human Race has of surviving and forever destroying the Terminator threat. Now here is the part which I don't understand. You see, Sarah Connor is an underpaid waitress. So how did an underpaid waitress like Sarah Connor get the money to afford all these guns, weaponry, hardware, armored trucks, classified maps, massive high tech hideouts and assorted other mercenary gear? If the Terminator series was truly a reflection of reality, then Sarah Connor the unwed underpaid waitress mother of a male child would be dragging her kid to work with her. She'd have her guns and gear and stuff spread out with baby toys all over a ghetto located apartment while forever behind on her rent. Of course an actual depiction of an unwed single mother of one child employed as a waitress being hounded by homicidal maniacs which the police is ineffectual to stopping wouldn't make a good film so Sarah Connor is unnaturally wealthy with no plausible explanation where the heck she's getting all this cash and financing from. I guess some questions we shouldn't be too eager to get an answer from because our lives would be changed forever by what the explanation turns out to become. Once again, ignorance is bliss. Be thankful the world is still safe.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
Either Come with me if you want to live or I'll be back
Current Music:
The Waitress by Tori Amos
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Today, Canada is divided up into ten Provinces (Called States in the United States of America) and three Territories. The ten Provinces within Canada are Ontario (Joined July 1, 1867), Quebec (Joined July 1, 1867), Nova Scotia (Joined July 1, 1867), New Brunswick (Joined July 1, 1867), Manitoba (Joined July 15, 1870), British Columbia (Joined July 20, 1871), Prince Edward Island (Joined July 1, 1873), Saskatchewan (Joined September 1, 1905), Alberta (Joined September 1, 1905) along with Newfoundland and Labrador (Joined March 31, 1949). The three Territories of Canada are Northwest Territories (Joined July 15, 1870), Yukon (Joined June 13, 1898) along with Nunavut (Originally part of the Northwest Territories, but sought and gained independence (Joined April 1, 1999)).
Today was called Dominion Day up until October 27, 1982 when the Canadian Parliament renamed today Canada Day. July 1, 1867 was the day the British Colony of Nova Scotia, the British Colony of New Brunswick and the British Colony of Canada (Officially divided on July 1, 1867 into the Province of Ontario and the Province of Quebec) was united into a single country officially named Canada. Queen Victoria I from the House of Hanover was the Queen of England at the time that Canada became independent of England. Canada's liberation from England was bloodless and didn't involve war, but instead was created through years of peaceful negotiations. So today is Canada's version of Independence Day three day before the United States of America gets to enjoy their version of Independence Day. So today is the day that Canada gets to wave their maple leaf flag with pride. Today is the day that the National Animal for Canada which are the North American Beaver and the Canadian Horse gets to roam free with Patriotic enthusiasm. Let's play the National Anthem of Canada entitled Oh, Canada with pride because today is Canada Day. Let the Canadian Fireworks begin.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
Today is a good day for Canadians everywhere
Current Music:
You Oughta Know by Alanis Morissette
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And so continues my story. It's the start of the week and nearly the end of the month. The year 2015 is almost halfway done. Whatever eventful event which can only be accomplished in the year 2015, the Gentle Reader better hurry up since the Gentle Reader only has six months left for such a task to be accomplished. Time moves quicker than expected and the past six months moved even quicker than expected. The Gentle Reader should make good use of the time that's available. Do good works that will benefit the community. Avoid hurting people if it's at all possible. If prophesy requires the hurting of innocent people, then it's a prophesy that's better left avoided. And I never believed in either predestination nor do I believe in prophesy. The future is a blank page for which the Gentle Reader can work hard to make the world a better place to live in. The Fourth of July is coming up and I can't wait to see what will happen when Independence Day arrives. Oh yes, it should be fun.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
contemplative, calm and artistic
Current Music:
The Warrior by Scandal
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Almost an entire month of almost near constant rain can really bring down the temperature. I actually needed a light jacket because it was starting to get kind of chilly out there. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy rain. I didn't expect it to rain this much in Columbus, Ohio. But I'll enjoy the falling rain all the same. And as I type this out on my laptop computer, I look out of the window to see the environment in the Midnight. No rain is falling right now. I'm not sure how long the environment will be deprived of rain. It's too dark and I'm too tired to do much of anything in the rain deprived environment until sleep so I can wake up to the sight of rain (Which was pretty much how today started). Rain. Rain. Rain. Lots of Rain. And I'll enjoy every second of the rain for as long as I'm able to do so.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
accomplished and artistic
Current Music:
Dancing Barefoot by Patti Smith
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I never tried Devonshire tea aka Devon cream tea nor have I tried Cornish cream tea. Perhaps it's because I'm American instead of British. The thought of putting coffee cream into a steaming cup of tea is a weird concept. Yeah, I heard about putting coffee cream into my coffee, but I never heard about putting coffee cream into my tea. Perhaps I might consider putting coffee cream into my tea someday---Just to see what it's like. Perhaps I might like it. Perhaps it would be a one time only type of thing. I don't know how many English Citizens puts coffee cream into their tea and how many English Citizens enjoys their tea without coffee cream. It might be fun to find out someday. Anyway, today is National Cream Tea Day which would be a wonderful day for those who put coffee cream into their tea. It's a perfect day for those who are thirsty and needs to drink something to quench their thirst in a hurry.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
Thirsty and needing a steaming cup of tea
Current Music:
Dear No One by Tori Kelly
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It would be nice to go for a drive through the country to the middle of nowhere. Yeah, I have a drivers license. However, I don't have a car nor do I have insurance. Plus, since I can't ride a bicycle without somebody driving into me, driving a car under such conditions would be far worse. So much better to first be able to ride a bike without getting driven into before I graduate upwards to a car. I'm saying this because it would be shame to spend all this money on cars like a Lamborghini only to have it smashed up into scrap metal before the month is through. That's way too much money to just throw away like that. I'm patient. I can wait until my bike riding improves. I can walk by foot everywhere instead. I can wait a bit longer for the chance to drive a car to the middle of nowhere late at night.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
accomplished and artistic
Current Music:
The Wrong Band by Tori Amos
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Well it was raining rather intensely this morning. It's not raining anymore. And the Construction Workers building sidewalks into the rapidly diminishing grassy field behind the house next to the Three Warehouses cleared out when it started to rain. Those same Construction Workers never returned when the rain stopped falling. And it's hard to believe that the rain had ever fallen at all because the ground no longer appears soaking wet. Still, the rain saved me the trouble of watering the outside plants since nature has already done so for me. And so all I need to do is to relax and surf the Internet on occasion. Such is a calm and peaceful existence.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
contemplative and calm
Current Music:
But for the Grace of God by Keith Urban
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