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Do I miss the 1980's? Do I view the 1980's as the golden age of my existence? I'm glad you asked that question Gentle Reader. Personally, I don't really see much difference between my existence in the 1980's and my existence in the year 2018. I'm still living in my parents house. I'm still working minimum wage. I still have yet to earn a dime from anything that I've ever written as a novelist (Fun fact, I published seventeen novels available for sale only on WWW.Amazon.com). I lived in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois for most of the 1980's except for three years living in Columbia, Missouri. I lived in the state of Ohio in some capacity or another from 1990 to current. The only real difference is now I have the Internet as a resource while there was no such thing as the World Wide Web during the 1980's. And I'm certainly benefiting from the use of the Internet. So I actually view the year 1990 to current as my Golden Age mostly because I'm now able to use the Internet with either a lightweight laptop computer or with a cell phone.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
contemplative and calm
Current Music:
Don't Stop Believin' by Journey
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The Earl of Sussex's Men was a theater company that was heavily involved with the stage theater business of Queen Elizabeth I England. The Earl of Sussex's Men was involved with Queen Elizabeth I along with other theater companies of the era including Earl of Derby's Men aka lord Strange's Men and The Earl of Pembroke's Men. William Shakespeare was directly employed by the Lord Chamberlain's Men at the Globe Theater. The Globe Theater was owned by Richard Burbage and his brother Cuthbert Burbage, William Shakespeare, John Heminges, Augustine Phillips and Thomas Pope. Philip Henslowe managed the day to day affairs of the Globe Theater. The Lord Chamberlain was the highest officer of the Royal Household of the United Kingdom making William Shakespeare employed by Queen Elizabeth I herself as well as her Lord Chamberlain at the time.
Anyway, The Earl of Sussex's Men competed against William Shakespeare and the Lord Chamberlain's Men of the Globe Theater. The Earl of Sussex's Men was owned and operated by the Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex. There were six Earl of Sussex before the Earldom became extinct on August 1643.
Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex was the biologic son of King George III---The Tyrant who lost both the United States of America War of Independence against President George Washington and lost the War of 1812 against President James Madison and the United States of America. Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was the biologic mother of Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex and she was rumored to be half Caucasian and half African-British. Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex was born on January 27, 1773 (The United States Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776) and he died on April 21, 1843.
Prince Harry, the brother of Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge became the Duke of Sussex today starting at 4:00 in the morning. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex married half Caucasian and half African-American divorced actress Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex today. The wedding between Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and American born Commoner Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex was half Church of England styled and half Episcopal (A branch of the Anglican Catholic Church which is related to the Church of England). I don't normally get to attend a church service these days. And getting to see Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex marry Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex on live television is probably the closest thing to attending a church service I have gotten these days.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
God Save the Queen
Current Music:
Don't Stop me now by Queen
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Imagine what the world would've been like if there was such a thing as world wide web during the late 1970's and the 1980's. Imagine what the world would've been like if such technical innovations such as the world wide web was invented earlier than the 1990's. There was a Doctor Who storyline arch from the 1960's entitled The War Machines that warned about that such a thing. Of course, that Doctor Who storyline arch was much more of a worst case situation. The truth was that I spent my entire childhood without using the world wide web though such a thing was difficult to believe at times. Was it even possible to surf the Internet without the world wide web? Yeah, I managed to survive high school without using Twitter. Just saying that out loud completely blows my mind.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
contemplative and calm
Current Music:
Marry the Night by Lady Gaga
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There was a thirty minute tornado scare around 6:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. which didn't result in anything. But it's always better to be safe than sorry. I'm glad that the tornado warning didn't result in anything. I'm not prepared for an actual tornado. There was rain as predicted, but it lasted less than ten minutes. But there was a rain cloud passing through the area. But generally, it felt like Summer. Any trace of Winter which started the year 2018 is pretty much gone. Which means that news reports everywhere will be complaining about chronic heat wave disasters as well as California wildfires. But that sort of stuff doesn't happen in the television evening news in the Springtime. Springtime weather only just got started.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
contemplative and calm
Current Music:
When Will I Be Loved by Linda Ronstadt
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And so continues the adventures of Steven Post Hitchcock in the city of Columbus, Ohio. I'm fifty years old and I have some grey hairs to show for it. My hair didn't go from brown to grey completely, but I certainly reached the halfway point---Or something like that. I'm not sure if I'm doing things right. At any rate, I'm still alive and I'm not running from the cops or anything. So I guess I must be doing something right. Even if I only succeeded in a partial accomplishment, hey at least it's something. Night has fallen. Daytime is gone. And I'm reflecting on today's events. I'm making plans for tomorrows events too. It's always good to make plans for the future.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
accomplished
Current Music:
Together Again by Janet Jackson
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Ok, I'll be the first to admit. I underestimated everything when I embarked on a quest to have the lawn mowed. I thought it would take between ninety minutes to two hours long maximum. It ended up taking from 9:00 to 3:45 with some time for lunch in between. Ok, so perhaps the lawn mower I was using wasn't the best. However, I underestimated how much grass had to be cut. And had I waited an extra day, that's an extra day worth of grass growth which would've compounded the problem further. So it was best to mow the lawn yesterday and get it over with. And hey, mowing the lawn is a great source of exercise. So that's a good thing. Getting some exercise is pretty cool. And now the lawn is perfect again. So life is good again. Happy endings for everybody.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
accomplished
Current Music:
Little Bit by Lykke Li
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And the rain came, but the rain was only here for a short time. I kept waiting for the rain to return, but the rain never returned. But still, it was nice to see the rain when it was here. The rain must've lasted for less than an hour. The sky looked dark enough for rain to be produced from it. And there really wasn't much warning before rain fell. There wasn't much warning when the rain stopped falling. For those who wasn't prepared with either an umbrella or a rain coat would be out of luck. Still, it's nice to see the rain fall. Seeing the rain fall is one of life's little pleasures. And now that night has fallen, I have memories of the rain which has fallen. Oh what pleasant memories it was.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
accomplished
Current Music:
Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding
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How curious it is to see television commercials where Republican Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor act as if she's best besties with Republican President of the United States Donald Trump. Curious because Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor was second in command under Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich. The same Governor John Kasich who was so determined to stop President Donald Trump from reaching the White House that he nearly caused a brokered convention at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio along with failed Presidential Candidate Republican Texas Senator Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz and failed Presidential Candidate Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio. It's amazing how short the Ohio Republican Party's memory truly is. I'm not saying that Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine would be a better candidate. I'm actually hoping that Democrat Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray would make a better Governor of Ohio than either Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.
The biggest shame about the 2018 election year is that there isn't enough liberal Democrats airing television commercials to balance all these Republican political commericals filled with Republican Candidates pretending to be best besties with Republican President Donald Trump when most of them probably tried to stop him from being President of the United States way back in 2016. Oh well, just keep promoting Richard Cordray's campaign for the next Governor of Ohio and perhaps the Republicans will be stopped somehow.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
I'm feeling political right now
Current Music:
Election Day by Arcadia
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April 2018 is gone. The month of May 2018 has begun. And soon the year 2018 will be halfway done. It's amazing how quickly time has a tendency to fly. Time moves much quicker than expected in some cases. And the question becomes if I'm ready for the year 2019? Well, lets try to make it through the year 2018 in one piece before we start to worry about the year 2019. One thing at a time. Right now, it's the month of May 2018. The first day of the year 2018. In some countries, today is May Day. May Day isn't celebrated in the United States, but May Day is celebrated in other countries. Perhaps someday May Day will be celebrated in the United States. Well, in some countries, May Day is the celebration of Springtime. In other countries, May Day is the celebration of the laborer. And the United States already celebrates Labor Day in the month of September. The United States has four holidays to celebrate the United States Army, but a second holiday to celebrate the laborer isn't allowed. Perhaps 2019 will be the year that the United States starts to celebrate May Day. We'll see what happens in the months to come. Until then, Happy May Day y'all.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
accomplished
Current Music:
See Emily Play by Pink Floyd
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The problem with many action and adventure film villains is the nature of their villainy. In order to sell lots of movie tickets, the crimes committed by the villain becomes so needlessly elaborate that an actual human being simply isn't able to pull it off all by himself/herself. And the crime itself ends up becoming so expensive, that you could solve hunger and famine in Third World Countries with the amount of cash the Film Criminal is throwing away trying to pull off the Crime of the Century. Usually, actual villains only manage to blow up one skyscraper or one city block maximum---Not the entire city itself. Or if the entire city itself is engulfed in violence, it's only due to centuries of neglect from the previous administration(s)---Never from out of thin air overnight. Still, what sells movie tickets is sensationalism. So we have movie villains that defy common sense logic. Still, it was a good movie to watch that day.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
Watching movies in the movie theater
Current Music:
Us Against the World by Play
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