It's Movie Time for sure and just opening at a theater near you;
FIRST, It's the Re-Boot of a movie that Angelina Joli helped to make famous.
From Warner Bros. “Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished seven years earlier.
Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father's global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he's truly gone.
Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can't understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death. Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad's last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. Now the adventure is on.” Rated PG13 and runs 118 Minutes.
NEXT, A Movie about Tolerance, Acceptance, Forgiveness and LOVE from 20th Century Fox, LOVE SIMON.
“Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated. You see, Simon has a not so little secret that he's been hiding for at least four years now. He's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online.
Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti (Riverdale, The Flash, Supergirl), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli's acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love.” Rated PG13 the film runs 109 minutes.
Time to get away from the stresses of everyday life and into a Great Movie at The Movies.
Ok, I understand the 2nd Amendment as it was written back on December 15, 1791 but can we move forward to modern times please.
I mean, I understand back in 1791 the government was still new and citizens were still somewhat leery about being pushed into something they might not agree with but lets face it. I thing we are well past that now.
We live in a time when politicians have figured out a way to lie, steal and control us with us not even winking an eye. So this notion of us having to have guns to protect ourselves from a foreign invasion or our own government that has gone rogue is more than a little far fetched.
I whole hardheadedly agree that every American of Sound Mind Should have the right to own a gun to protect their home and property but just how many guns does anyone need, really? I mean, if you want a gun then apply for a license, buy a gun and register it and keep it at home.
Unless we're all ready to go back to the “GUNSMOKE” Days where we all carry a sidearm and kill anyone just because they rub us the wrong way. Do we really want to go back to those days. Of course we don't.
Maybe the time to take a closer look at the 2nd Amendment is long over do. Maybe it's time to bring the 2ndAmendment into modern times and put it into prospective. America is not the same as it was in 1791. The threats of someone sneaking a couple of wooden ships onto one of our shores and unloading a militia of scaly wags with long guns who's intent is to over throw our government are over.
I seriously believe that was what the 2nd Amendment protected against but those times are long gone and we live in a new, modern world.
As a former Law Enforcement Officer I believe that More Guns Is Not The Answer. I believe that Arming Teachers just turns them into 1st Targets and that is Not The Answer Either. Leave the Protecting to our Law Enforcement Officers who's number 1 responsibility is to confront any threat directly and with force.
Just Another Point Of View.
HOLD UP, WAIT A MINUTE. A Meatless Burger at Mickey D's ?
YES, It's True, Well Sort of but not at a McDonalds anywhere near you unless your in Sweden or Finland.
In an effort to try to attract more young people who apparently are leaning more Vegan these days, McDonald's has developed and is testing their McVegan. After finding out that Only 1 out of every 5 Millennials had ever tried a Big Mac, the burger chain has decided to start thinking and acting outside the bun.
The McVegan boasts a Soy based patty and a new special sauce that is made without eggs. Add the regular lettuce, pickles, onions and tomato and viola you've got the All New McVegan.
McDonalds is serving the New McVegan in the small city of Tampere, Finland for a 7 week trail period. Good news, initial feedback has been more than stellar so McDonalds has added the McVegan to those location permanently at about $5.80 a lot cheaper than many other items on the menu there.
The Bad News. McDonalds has No Plans to Add The McVegan to their Menu in other countries for now but you never know.
If your near a White Castle Burgers stop by for their Vegan and Black Bean Sliders.
Not to worry though. Many restaurants in the U.S. Are realizing that their customers have started asking for more Vegan friendly items so don't be surprised if more and more places start adding meat free burgers and yes even tacos and enchiladas.
The Vegan friendly revolution is rolling on and may affect the way we all eat sooner than we thing.
Happy Healthy Eating.
What is it that everyone is just now embracing the power of Lemons. In fact, if you drink Lemon Water in the morning on an empty stomach all kinds of things start to happen in your favor.
Consuming lemon water apparently helps to build up your immune system. It supposedly gives it a much needed boost in fighting off infections due to its high levels of bioflavonoids. Those would be the Citric acid, Magnesium, Calcium and pectin.
Drinking it on an empty stomach it not only cleanses the body but also flushes out your system. That promotes weight loss and maintains the body’s pH Balance. Not to mention that it also helps with digestive issues.
Lemon Water helps you maintain a healthy weight and helps regulate your blood sugar. The pectin in lemon water can also help fight off cravings helping you eat less throughout the day.
Lemon water has been associated with support of our lymphatic system as well as our immune system.
By drinking Lemon Water while you eat you can significantly reduce the pain from Gall Bladder stones.
Lemons contain potassium which increases Citrates in your Urine. Why is this a good thing? and in that way, Citrates in your Urine help prevent the forming of oxalate and flushes out kidney stones.
Lemon water helps to reduce the amount of uric acid in our joints, thus reducing inflammation. It is extremely beneficial for people with Arthritis. Its been proven to reduce Arthritic pain.
May be something to start trying? Happy, Healthy Eating in 2018.
A Lady with a Latino Last Name says; “I don’t blame the Dreamers but they are here illegal and they themselves need to correct that by becoming legal or going back. I have a friend that paid and studied because she wanted to become American, she is not Mexican she is from Vietnam..... I am so very proud of her.”
My Reply: I just can't believe you guys. If we all look back in our Heritage, people with last names like Hernandez, Ramos, Cortez and Nieto, etc, ect most likely come from ancestors who were from Mexico. How can we insist on wanting no, wait, demanding these folks "go back". Let's not forget that Texas was Mexican itself being a part of Mexico from the start. Dugh.
Next, folks here illegally have been trying to become citizens for decades but due to the Republicans and Democrats just fighting each other, that has failed to happen. If you sent every single illegal back the economy of this great country would crumble and our farming and labor industry in restaurants, building houses and structures and many more would be devastated. So lets be smart about things. We just can't send all these people back. Let's give the ones already here a fair path to citizenship while at the same time coming up with a better way to stop illegal immigration. Come on now. STOP THIS INSANITY.
This reminded me of the story of the Mexican Crab Bait Bucket. In case you've never heard it here you go and I'm paraphrasing now. There are two men fishing on a pier and it starts to sprinkle so one of them says, “I'm going in since it's raining.” The other man decides to stay but as the first man leave he see's a crab trying to crawl out of the other man's bait bucket. He says, “Hey you have a crab trying to escape.” The other man replies, “Oh don't worry those are Mexican Crabs, when on tries to reach the top of the bucket to freedom and a better life the other jealous ones will grab him and pull him back in because they don't want him to have a better life?”
Just another Point of View.
Great new movies to experience especially if your a big fan of the Action Genre flicks
A couple that I have recently check out and highly recommend. 1st Liam Neeson is his latest movie called The Commuter. We're talking major suspense, Action and Thrills.
He used to be a cop who left the police force 10 years ago and became a successful insurance broker until now when his company decides to downsize him out of a job. Not wanting to alarm his wife by getting home early he stops off at the old cop's bar for a few drinks to waste the time before he takes the train home. After a while his old partner shows up and they talk about his situation but something else in the bar just doesn't seem right and so it starts.
The train ride home turns into a suspenseful, action packed, nightmare. I've always thought Liam Neeson was the modern day Charles Bronson and he has not disappointed in like roles. The Commuter from Lionsgate, in theaters now, Rated PG and runs 105 minutes. A Must See, Enjoy.
Next, a lady I first saw in the TV Series Person of Interest where she played a Police Woman who then turns detective. You might have also seen her in The Empire and a few other things. Now she proves to us that she's a bona fied Movie Star as well.
I'm talking about Taraji P Henson in Proud Mary. Holy James Bond Batman, Taraji delivers in this Action Packed flick about a Hit Woman who chooses to save a young man she made an orphan after a hit. It's a year later and she sets out to save the young man from the mean streets at a cost that could and almost does cost her, her life.
The action is high and the bullets are flying in Proud Mary from Screen Gems,
Rated R for Violence. A Must See as well
Duck out of a normal day into an adventure At The Movies.
Are you a Tea Drinker? Then you probably don’t even know, like I didn’t that throwing away the tea bag right after drinking it is a mistake? Seems tea bags can be used for much more than just brewing tea. Imagine that. Who knew?
According to the Organic Solutions Portal. Hee are some of the other great uses of used Tea Bags.
Like for Fresh Smelling Hands, If you’re cooking spicy foods your hands will probably smell nasty afterwards. Onions, fish or garlic’s odor can linger on until the next day but not if you rub your hands with a tea bag. Any kind of tea bag will do the trick but for best results use peppermint tea.
As a Hair Rinse Tea Bags Strengthen and soften your hair with tea, make a weak tea and rinse your hair with it. You’ll be amazed by the results.
What about No more grease on your dishes? If your dishes are all greasy and burnt and you don’t know how to clean them up, don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Soak a few used tea bags in your dishes overnight and just rinse them in the morning.
Soak a few used tea bags in your bath tub and enjoy the ultimate herbal experience. Which tea to use? You can use any tea you like, but you’ll get the best results from lavender, chamomile, rosemary, green tea or peppermint.
What about as Insect repellent? Not just insects but mice as well hate the mint odor, so why don’t you use old mint tea bags instead of your go-to repellent. Just scatter them around the house and your insect problem is solved.
So How do you store the old tea bags? Leave them at room temperature for 24 hours and then put them in an airtight container and store them in your fridge. Use them whenever you need to. If they start to smell it means that it’s time to get rid of them.
Have a Great New Year of being Happy and Healthy.
Things are cracking At The Movies about this time of year.
How ever, when you spit out names like Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, Joe Pantoliano, Rene Russo and Jane Seymour just to name a few. You got a Fun Time At The Movies.
From Broad Green Pictures and from Ron Shelton, writer/director of Tin Cup and Bull Durham, comes the new comedy, called Just Getting Started. Morgan Freeman stars as DUKE DIVER, the freewheeling manager of the luxury Palm Springs resort, the Villa Capri. DIVER may have a mysterious past, but he’s a pro at making sure that life for the high-spirited residents is one big, non-stop party. But the status quo is challenged when ex-military charmer LEO played by San Antonio’s own Tommy Lee Jones checks in, triggering a competition between Duke and Leo for the spot of Top Dawg, as well as for the affections of the newly-arrived SUZIE played by the lovely Rene Russo. When Duke’s past suddenly catches up with him, the rivals put aside their differences and the two men reluctantly team up to stop whoever is trying to kill Duke, and also save the Villa Capri.
The movies is a super fun time and it’s Rated PG.
Just when you thought it was safe to go prancing through the jungle, wait, The Rock is back in Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle.
From Columbia Pictures; When four high-school kids discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of--Jumanji--they are immediately drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose: gamer Spencer becomes a brawny adventurer played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; football jock Fridge loses (in his words) “the top two feet of his body” and becomes an Einstein played by Kevin Hart; popular girl Bethany becomes a middle-aged male professor played by none other than Jack Black; and wallflower Martha becomes a badass warrior who is them plaed by Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji--you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves--or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.
So, what are you waiting for? Jump into a theater near you for a Fun Time At The Movies.
What kind of an idiotic, hyper critical, unbalanced society have we become that we think we’re so all mighty as to ruin a man’s life and career over a drunken laps in judgment he may or may not have had 31 year ago. Just whom do we think we are that we have the self righteous authority to judge anyone in this way? The worst part is that those sitting in judgment have pasts that are no better and in many ways even worse than the man being judged.
Al you people sitting at home at your computers posting such vile and nasty thing should be ashamed as well. If we put the Microscope to your past, whether it be recent or long ago, will we be able to find any questionable lapses in your judgments as well? Think about it god ad hard. All you people who sit in church every Sunday with a big smile and pretend to be believers while during the week your out committing acts of theft under the guise of good business, lust, adultery, false witness, coveting and the rest. No mater to what degree for even the slightest is considered grave. Have any of you been Taking advantage of the poor, Defrauding a working man of his wages, uttered any hatred, had reproach, defiance? Well? A truthful answer, please.
If the media is going to jump on the band wagon against anyone then they have an equal responsibility to go after everyone in the matter, the suspect, the judges and the jury. How does that saying go, “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone”.
C’mon people, wake up and smell the coffee. Stop being such Hypocrites. If you who sin all these sins daily can go to church on Sunday with those big grins remember you can not fool HE who will be your final judge. So Stop the Madness right now and start to live better lives each and every one.
Pick the right thinks to get angry at and take action against. Think about this, If you or anyone around you has no healthcare or the means to it, if we know this and for what ever reason choose not to fix that, aren’t we then guilty of one of the biggest sins ever? We all know the answer to that in our hearts, and if still, we choose not do do anything to change it because it may alter how much free money it may leave us, then what. Smelling like Mortal Sin to me. Not judging just saying.
Next time we hear the thought that as U.S. Citizens we should have a right to healthcare provided free or almost free of charge by our government, think about the fact that if we don’t become part of the process to make it happen and people keep dying because of it, we are personally violating one of the biggest Golden Rules by default. “Thou Shall Not Kill.”
So as the Holiest of Seasons dawns on us let’s get our thoughts, priorities and understanding of what is right straight. Lets stop thinking that because we may not be directly responsible for something, we get a free pass. Never forget HE is The Reason for the Season. HE gave us the Gift that allows us to make things right. GOB Bless, GOD Speed.
Banana Mug Bread
This dessert mug cake is awesome with whipped cream or ice cream.
What you’ll need to create this masterpiece
1 tablespoon butter, melted OR 1 tablespoon of cooking oil
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon milk (can use regular, soy or nut)
1 very ripe banana, mashed
3 tablespoons of all purpose flour (make sure to scoop the flour out of the bag with a measuring spoon so you get enough!)
3 tablespoons brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
You will need a 12 oz+ mug for this! I’m using a 14 oz mug. Any smaller than 12 oz and you risk running over the edges. Plus, it’s really hard to mix everything in a teeny mug.
Lets use butter. Throw the butter in the mug and pop it into the microwave for 15 seconds to let it melt.
Allow the mug to cool down until you can easily hold it. This will keep you from making scrambling eggs instead.
Add the milk first, then the eggs and mix everything together well with a fork.
Add the mashed banana into the mug and stir everything briskly, to mix well.
Add the flour, brown sugar and baking powder.
Mix this well with the fork again, break up any clumps. Just don’t mix it for too long or you’ll end up with a chewy cake. Microwave for 2 Minutes.
Recommend cooking :Cook the mug cake in the microwave for 1 minute at full power. Stand near the microwave to babysit it - if it starts to rise above the rim of the mug, open the door and let it fall. Once it’s fallen, close the door and begin cooking again.
After the first minute, check the top. If it’s still wet, put it in for an additional 30 seconds.
Happy Healthy Holiday Eating.