When Movies Say It Best: “Swimming With Sharks”

Another week, another movie. This movie has a special place in my heart because the person who recommended it to me is no longer with us. This guy was quite a character to say the least, but I will get into that more below. This movie is a dark comedy and you really have to find humor in the dry, awfulness of life to truly enjoy this movie. There are so many great quotes it is hard to choose just one.

This is the only way that you can hope to survive. Because life… is not a movie. Everyone lies. Good guys lose. And love… does not conquer all.

Possible spoilers below too. If you haven’t seen it go watch and also don’t stay on the menu screen too long, it has some of the best one liners there and you need to hear them in the context of the movie.

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Missing?!

Sorry that I have failed to post my weekly blogs. Our office has been in the process of moving at work and then I have been kinda busy at home. It seems weird having to move and pack up your office. I have been undisciplined when it comes to my posts though so I need to get back at it. 

I have been working on a movie quote post but I just have not finished it and so failed to get that up. I will be sure to get it up Friday though. I did get an article published with an online magazine and I hope to start doing that from time to time. I am looking forward to that too because it has been a while since I have writing reviews and things like that. 

I guess when it comes down to it, I kinda feel like I don’t have much to say. I don’t know what to say or if what I am saying matters. I know that I used to be a writer and I don’t know where that went. I just don’t know what to say. I don’t know where that went. Did I lose it or was it never really me? I am not sure the answer. I don’t want to burn out so to speak. I guess I just don’t really see a point to it all. 

I know there is one but finding that point is the issue. I know that I want to do something that matters, but I don’t know what that is. Again I used to love writing but now that I am older that has seemed to fade. Has my love changed or has life changed me? I need to find inspiration and I guess I am just looking for that. I am looking for a reason to write. Hopefully I will find one. Hopefully or maybe writing just isn’t for me…not sure what will be that outcome. 

I’ve Got Something to Say About This…Suicide

It is both heartbreaking and tragic when someone chooses to take their own life. It just leaves you wondering why and could something have been done. The news of Chris Cornell’s death sent shock waves. He was laid to rest this past Friday in LA. You never know what is going on until it is too late.

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What Are Your Favorite Things?

I like to dabble in photography. I really enjoy it and there are often times that I am proud of the pictures I take. I am far from a professional, but I still find joy in it. I honestly want to take a course or something in it, if I find the time. Photography is on my long list of hobbies. Who has time for those right? I want to find more time, but everyone knows how that goes.

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I’ve Got Something to Say About This… “13 Reasons Why”

It is all over news feeds and there is nothing but controversy around this show. I finally finished season one, why there is even the possibility of a season two?? Oh yeah, huge deviations from the book. Ok fine, Netflix, I will let you get away with the possibility of a season two since you did leave it wide open.

So how did I hear about this book? From the recent show craze? No about a year ago I stumbled upon this book. I had read a novel called “Stolen” and “13 Reasons Why” appeared as a people also liked suggestion. I read the synopsis and thought this seems bleak but sound different. The novel is almost ten years old but the reviews all seemed very praise filled.

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Take Two: Starting New

It has been a while since I’ve posted anything. I am not sure what I was building this into before but I definitely want to try and build something. 

Time goes by so quickly. I have loved and made changes and lived life. I recently got married and it has been good. Really good. We were together quite a while before and it was just the logical next step. We both work well together and though I know at times we drive each other crazy, we love each other. 

I have always believed in love. I don’t know if I’ve really had a grasp of it, not really until now. I think love means something different to us all. Love is elusive and ever changing but true love lasts. I think this is true and I’d bet my life we make it. I can’t imagine not having him with me. 

Anyway, I’ve been in a more thoughtful mood lately as well. So much has gone on in the world as well as my small portion of the grand production. There is so much hate and mistrust in the world and it is frightening. At times of uncertainty I retreat into books, movies, and tv shows. I escape the uncertainty of life with the craziness of Hollywood. It is a good escape. 

I want to write and share again. I still have things to say, my story is far from over and I feel just getting started so this is still me. A story in my heart and flowing through my finger tips onto the screen. I believe writing and artistic expression is the best way to release your feelings, it at least works for me. I am here again on my mission, no pursuit, to find the creativity in the world and share pieces of me with each blog post I share. I look forward to this journey with you all. Let’s be creative and give even the ugliest of emotions beauty through the expression.