As the years keep rolling by I can’t help to think from time to time, “Have I turned into my Grandfather” ?
Aside from my girth, all our family have always been a bit on the heavy side, the answer to that question is very simple. NO. Not anywhere close.
When my next birthday rolls around, if GOD willing I’m blessed enough to make it that long, I’ll be turning the BIG 6-5. At or near this age my Grand Dad sat in his rocker most of the day and ventured out every now and again to buzzed at the neighborhood which by the way was owned by a close friend of his.
When I stop to think about it, back in those days, there wasn’t much more for him to do. He was retired. My Mom took care of all the bills so my Gramps’ just hung around an chilled. He had a great Native American wife who cooked all his meals and washed all his clothes so, really, what else was there for him to do. Sadly and eventually, I think it was what killed him as it does so many others.
Not the case with me at all. My how times have changed. As I round that BIG 6-5, Yes I am retired but I try to find plenty of things to keep me busy. I am heavy into Social Media and have been so for the past 15 or 20 years. What can I say, it keeps me both In touch and busy.
My latest relationship has been going on for 5 years now and my better half is turning 32 next birthday. Holly age difference Batman, that’s HALF my age but, what can I say it keeps me young. We happened to stumble across one an other while neither of us were looking for a new relationship and we hit it off. So we have been together, happily, ever since.
I spend a certain time of my day at my computer since being a social media influencer requires it. Other than that we’re either out eating or jutting around scouting places to the next episode of a video show I direct and produce on a weekly basis.
I read somewhere once that unless your having a new adventure your not living. Teetering on that BIG 6-5 or anything after that we can’t help but wonder how many more there will be after that. That being the case I’m trying to decide what to do with the rest of my years. I can start to sit around like my Gran Dad did or I can choose to live the rest of my days, how ever many more GOD Blesses me with, experiencing a new adventure every week.
So you see, at this age, I am not my Grandfather and it’s easier for me since I have no close family to tie me down anywhere and I am not committed to being buried any one place in particular, sounds like a life of adventure it will be.
Now to try to figure out the logistics of that and put it all together by September when our lease expires. Stay tuned I’ll keep you posted right here and please follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hollywoods411
Summer is here and we are already in to the blockbuster movie season so, let’s run down the Box Office recently for some of the current movies out for the last weeks in June.
Topping the Box Office at at Number ONE is Men In Black International at $30.1 Million, coming in at Number TWO is The Secret Life of Pets 2 at $24.4 Million, rounding the bend with $14.4 Million is Aladin at a respectable Number THREE. Bringing up the rear but still hanging in there at a whopping $9.4 Million we have a tie between Rocketman and Dark Phoenix locked in at Number FOUR and last but certainly not least in the Number FIVE position Shaft with $8.9 Million. All still worth taking a look see at if you haven’t already done so.
Recently hitting the Big Screen are Toy Story 4, Child’s Play and Anna.
Toy Story 4 from Pixar, Walt Disney Pictures, “Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody’s slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they’re worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.” Run Time: 90 Minutes
Child’s Play, Rated R from Orion Pictures, Katz Smith Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,“After moving to a new city, young Andy Barclay receives a special present from his mother -- a seemingly innocent Buddi doll that becomes his best friend. When the doll suddenly takes on a life of its own, Andy unites with other neighborhood children to stop the sinister toy from wreaking bloody havoc.” Run Time: 90 Minutes
Then there’s Anna from Summit Entertainment and Rated R, “Beneath a woman’s striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the most feared assassins on the planet.” Run Time: 118 Minutes
It is certainly a great summer and a great time to get out of the heat and into a new adventure At The Movies.
Today we’re going to MAKE A VANILLA MUG CAKE – NO MILK.
Wow, a Low Carb alternative for your breakfast menu. It’s an easy vanilla mug cake that’s both sugar-free and gluten-free, but it’s also dairy free. Awesome!
Are you ready because this is going to change your world. Or at least your breakfast and/or your mid-afternoon snacking and maybe your midnight cravings too.
START; by melting coconut oil in your mug. Next; add in your scraped vanilla bean seeds and milk.
Remember, the key to this moist vanilla mug cake is using unsweetened almond milk. NO real dairy milk in this recipe!
Next; add all your dry ingredients and the egg. Mix thoroughly and smooth the top.
Now; You’re going to microwave your vanilla mug cake for 1 ½ to 2 minutes until firm (but not too dry). Viola, your now ready to serve it up with whipped cream or your favorite frosting on top.
Get ready cause your Mug cake is going to be delish, I mean, lick the mug yummy.
Until next time, Happy, Healthy Eating !
Another Major election will be upon us soon and so many candidates have thrown their hat in the ring BUT are we really focusing about the right things that keep our United States of America from truly becoming a better country?
We don’t don’t have to look very far to realize that Our Word and along with it Our Country has some huge issues at play. In the United States of America there are so many things that are somewhat of an easy fix that sometimes, I wonder if politicians just keep us fighting among each other so that we don’t demand a change on things that could really make a difference?
What are a few of those things you ask? Well, to start with, let’s do away with the antiquated Electoral College which now a days has become outdated and does not serve it’s original purpose. Whom ever wins the popular vote should win the election. Period.
Then we can set terms limits both in Congress and the Senate so we can Stop Creating Career Criminals ah I mean Politicians. The salaries that we pay Politicians may not seem like a lot BUT what they pocket from side deals is outrageous. Was I the only one that saw that movie where Eddie Murphy becomes a congressman. I think it was called “ The Distinguished Gentleman”. Check it out you’ll see what I mean.
Then, let’s put a Cap on how much money raised by Candidates Can Be Used For Their Actual Campaign. What ever they raise above and beyond that should be put in a Special Fund to use for Free Healthcare, Education and a Basic Housing Voucher for Ever Citizen that has a true financial need.
Let’s get rid of the outdated IRS and go to a Sales Tax on Everything Across the board. This way Everybody Pays Tax no matter what financial bracket you may fall in.
I could go on and on so don’t get me started BUT Isn’t It Time We Started Changing The Things That Matter Most and Do It Now.
Just Another Point of View.
Time to head for the Big Screen and get lost in a great new movie adventure and there are lots of great movies out there right now that you can experience.
First, If Action is your genre then you have to venture out and duck into
John Wick: Chapter 3, Parabellum.
From Lionsgate, “In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.” John Wick: Chapter 3, Parabellum, Rated R and Runs 131 Minutes.
Next, POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU,
Rated: PG from Warner Bros. Pictures
“The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City - a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world - they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.” POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU, Runs: 104 Minutes
Last but certainly Not Least,
THE HUSTLE from MGM and Rated: PG13, Runs: 93 Minutes. “Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway have winning chemistry as a pair of con artists plying their trade in a stunning seaside town in the south of France. Josephine Chesterfield (Hathaway) is a glamorous, seductive Brit with a sprawling home in Beaumont-sur-Mer and a penchant for defrauding gullible wealthy men from all corners of the world. Into her well-ordered, meticulously moneyed world bursts Penny Rust (Wilson), an Aussie who is as free-form and fun-loving as Josephine is calculated and cunning. Where Penny amasses wads of cash by ripping off her marks in neighborhood bars, Josephine fills her safe with massive diamonds after ensnaring her prey in glitzy casinos. Despite their different methods, both are masters of the art of the fleece so they con the men that have wronged women. Wilson’s talent for physicality and Hathaway’s withering wit are a combustible combination as the pair of scammers pull out all the stops to swindle a naïve tech billionaire (Alex Sharp).”
See you soon, At The Movies.
COCONUT OIL COFFEE, YES IT’S A REAL THING.
Coconut Oil Coffee also burns Fat, Lowers Inflammation and YES it tastes great too.
I have to say hazelnut coffee creamer was one of my favorites but it is loaded with sugar, preservatives and other questionable chemicals. Yikes !
You can say the same about those fancy $5 lattes..
So how can we get the decadence and creaminess of a fancy lattes or creamers without being unhealthy?
Easy Answer. COCONUT OIL.
1st, let check out the benefits Of Coconut Oil.
Coconut Oil is made up of medium-chain triglycerides that help your body naturally produce it’s own energy.
Secondly, the Lauric acid content helps reduce inflammation and can helps fight colds too.
Let’s not leave out the fact that Coconut Oil’s is rich saturated fat content is essential for cell growth and function. And it’s fatty acids help reduce appetite that which can possible aid in weight loss.
HOW to make you own latte using with coconut oil:
Pour 1 cup of brewed coffee into a blender. Place 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil in blender. Choose organic, unrefined, virgin coconut oil for maximum benefits.
Blend until frothy. Then Pour into a mug and enjoy your “latte!”
NOTE: It is important to use a blender. If you just stir coconut oil into your coffee it will make just make it oily and NOT frothy.
You may noticed when you start adding coconut oil to your coffee, it will satisfy your appetite for hours and you may find yourself not reaching for that mid morning snack. Coconut oil will serve to kept you energized and satisfied!
Happy, Healthy Eating.
Ever have one of those days when things were just not going well and you started feeling down and like it just may all be your fault? STOP.
Not one single one of us is perfect. If we were perfect we would be GOD and that’s probably not going to be the case.
Ever day we make mistakes. We go about our day and from time to time we say something stupid too or do something that’s may be kind of crazy. After all that is the human way.
It’s the way the Great Spirit designed us. We were meant to fall. Over and over again. Some of us many more times that others because falling leads us to learn to get up and try again. In continuing to keep falling and getting up and trying again we are supposed to learn how to succeed.
The process allows us to grow in life and as we grow we learn to live a better life.
It’s designed so that at some point we become teachers as well. Teachers of others and especially our children who are the future of this world we call earth.
You see if you look hard enough you’ll learn that our children are the future of mankind. It’s us, them and their children that hold the existence of mankind in their hands.
When our children are no longer influenced buy hate and greed there potential will be limitless. They will play together, discover, learn, progress and achieve. Together they will know No boundaries.
Stop teaching your children to hate and be greedy. Give them the opportunity to be as excellent as GOD intended.
Have a great day and hope you continue to open your mind and learn from just Another Point of View.
Avengers Endgame is out at theaters everywhere and even though it was greatly anticipated opening Box Office Totals did not disappoint. It’s opening weekend Endgame brought a whopping $350.1 Million Dollars.
I have to say I found the first part of the movie extremely slow and, at least to me, boring. It creeped along like molasses. I know huge fans are not going to like me saying that but just my opinion, sorry.
Rest assured that once the action starts it becomes a whole other movie as the action starts to lick into high gear.
Avengers: Endgame: follows up on last year’s Infinity War, which ended with half of all life being snapped into oblivion by big bad Thanos, by bringing together the remaining heroes to figure out if there’s anything they can do to fix the situation. You’ll love the epic battles, poignant character moments, and suitably satisfying conclusions. Avengers: Endgame is everything Marvel fans could hope for. Definitely a Must See. From Marvel Studios Runs 142 minutes, Rated PG-13
If Endgame is just not scary enough for you then you need to watch The Curse of La Llorona. From New Line Cinema; “In 1970’s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night -- and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment. A social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide. Rated R, runs 93 minutes
Then it’s time to let your inner Super Hero out of it’s shell. Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) finds out that by shouting out one word--SHAZAM!--this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities and it’s on like Donkey Kong.
From New Line Cinema Rated PG-13.
See Ya Soon, At The Movies.
As we grow a bit older we all start having a few glitches with our memory. Many of us will never admit it but for so many others is oh so very obvious and what are we all to do?
Recently I came upon some interesting information that could be of some use in of all places a publication know as the business insider.
“According to a study by the National University of Singapore, seniors who eat more than two standard portions of mushrooms per week, an equivalent to 300g or half a plate, may be 50% less likely to suffer mild cognitive impairment.
The study was conducted from 2011 to 2017 and published on Tuesday March 12.
The effect is thought to be down to ergothioneine, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory humans can’t synthesize independently.
Dr Cheah said: “ET (ergothioneine) is a unique antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which humans are unable to synthesize on their own. But it can be obtained from dietary sources, one of the main ones being mushrooms.”
The NUS study stated that seniors with mild cognitive impairment display subtle symptoms of memory loss or forgetfulness, as well as a deficit in other cognitive functions such as language, attention, and visuospatial abilities.
According to the more recent study, earlier NUS research — also involving Dr Cheah — found that a deficiency in the ergothioneine compound could be a risk factor for neurodegeneration diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.”
Interesting reading indeed so plate up some mushrooms twice a week and you may start thinking a little clearer. Happy Shrooming and Healthy, Happy Eating.
We have to keep asking ourselves, In this day and age of such modern technology and medical advances why are so many people, people of all ages, old and young alike, taking their own lives.
Some of these folks are even wealthy people who in some cases are famous and have everything that you and me could ever want and still they somehow believe that their lives are so screwed up, so worthless that they fell compelled to End Them. Why.
Then, one of my biggest pet peeves is that our society, and our medical professionals either don’t care enough or seem to do enough for people that have mental issues not matter how large or small they may be.
In my life I’ve know several people who have had mental issues. Some were minor and some a bit more complex. In knowing them I found out how difficult it is for them to cope with their own demons and harder still for them to find professional who are truly interested in helping them.
Back in the day, some 29 or 3o years ago they would just throw these folks in jail or a state hospital and fill them full of Quaalude on a daily basis so they would sleep or walk around like zombies all day.
Glad to report that since then both the drugs and treatment have gotten a little better but Not Much. For many of those cases where medication doesn’t sen to be working and the status quo just doesn’t want to spend the time or money on specialty treatment it would seem the industry reverts back to days of old. They stick these folks in “behavioral treatment centers” where the end result is heavy drugs and a whole new generation of zombies.
Our society needs to mount a serious investigation of the Mental Health Industry and how it treats people in our society who don’t have enough money for specialized treatment. As a society we need to banned together to make sure these people and their rights are protected as well.
Just Another Point of View.