Friday, August 23, 2019

Lonely without my friend

I realized something: I don't have a best friend anymore. Yes, it's obvious in one way. Suzanne died. My best friend died and I miss her horribly. I miss her for herself and for our relationship.

But I also have no one else, not a best friend, not a close friend even.  I lost other friends too. Plus people like my husband and my sister Cathi have their own best friends - which is great -- but that relationship is reserved with them.

So it makes the loneliness from Suzanne worse.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Reboots

The next reboots? I've heard rumors about these and they have a lot of backing.

1) Daniel Radcliffe himself is promoting this since the books and movies came out so long ago. Plus Rowling can now put all the retconning in that she's discussed or used elsewhere. Also, with the Fantastic Beasts stalled and Cursed Child having so much hate, going to a new Harry can make fans happy and bring in Gen Z (like other reboots).

) The Godfather series with Johnny Depp as Michael. Godfather is a Boomer thing and Boomers are hated. (Sorry Gen X and Y. You're lumped in there.) Don't forget, Gen Z outnumbers everyone, so you need to focus on them. And Gen Alpha are the little ones growing up with these reboots. So a new Godfather means getting that millennial and Gen Z. Despite Depp being a Boomer, he'll get their money and he desperately needs a big hit. So win-win.

3) Star Wars The Original Trilogy: another Boomer thing. Plus Lucas' fans and actors - other than Hamill - have turned on him. Add to it that Luca's universe and Abrams' don't mesh, and we've seen a ton of retconning. So, like a Potter remake, the old can be replaced with the retcon. Fans are demanding at least a movie where the actors are done in CGI (like Rogue One Leia) and we see the changes in the characters. With the movies ending soon and prequels like Kenobi and more Solo movies canceled, going back and turning the original trilogy into the Abrams universe will a big hit with fans. And Disney has more fodder for the parks.

4) The Golden Girls. Betty White said she'd do it and that's a draw right there. Their merchandise is going through a big boom, so they could take advantage. The problem would be the movement against Boomers, but it might be enough to have the three generations above millennials.
There's supposedly 121 reboots in the list including Shrek, Akira, and American Werewolf. Obviously, the majority will do well. For example, Abrams could do Harry Potter and more reboots, so they'll be successful. It can mean Universal can redo Wizarding World too with the new rebooted version of that universe. Like Disney and its properties going into the parks.

Yes, a minority will complain. I did with Trek and Wars, but it's a minority.

Google your favorites and see if they're in the list. It's interesting to see who is redoing what parts.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Betrayed

I'm sick of people I trust turning on me. I had a great friend do it and now one of my sisters. I know, it sounds like it's me. But I did ask people for honest opinions and they said they believe it's not me in these cases.

It's awful and it eats at me. The world is painful enough, but to have people you trust betray that....


Thursday, May 16, 2019

See if Mom needs your help

OK, this doesn't go under Positive in the Moment, but I was behind a senior woman in line at a cash register. She had physical limitations; just getting her debit card out was a major effort. Her car keys dropped and I picked them up to hear her say how tough it would be to get things to her car. (It was a drug store; you can't take the shopping cart out.)

I waited half a second because they have 2 staff members -- one not doing anything at the moment -- and 2 guys. So I jumped in and said I'd go with her. The guy behind me said, "Do I got to wait for you?" I said no and loaded the things to the car, then helped the woman. 

She kept thanking me -- but here's the thing. I was frustrated in the line behind her too, thinking I'd be late for work and work so negative already. I was ashamed of that as I watched her struggle. 

People always ask me who's going to take care of me when I grow old since I have no kids; so I asked her did she have kids, expecting her to say no. But she said yes, 2 of them, but they lived far away and she wasn't going to intrude on their own lives. 

I worried about her carrying those bags when she got home, but she said she'd take her time. I wished her a Happy Belated Mother's Day and she just lit up.I hope she had a neighbor. 

Meanwhile, I wish her kids would say, Mom needs help, let's get her some since we live far away. C'mon, she's your mom and you don't want strangers around; what if they take advantage?

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

So lucky to have Lizzie!

This sweet girl joined our family four years ago today!

Headache!

My head has been killing me for the past week. It feels like someone pulled my scalp extra tight and then tied it into a knot at the base of my neck.