Review of the movie, Anomalisa

I am writing this review, after thinking of joining the blogging community of Movie Addicts Union. Take a look what is happening there;

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/events/movie-addicts-union/

I  watched this movie this past weekend. It was different being it was the first stop action film I have seen that was for an adult audience. There were a couple of funny laugh out loud moments. I thought there were many more moments of just plain drudgery. The main character seemed depressed, and not the kind of person qualified to give self help speeches. That was his profession. He has an one night stand with a woman, Lisa , the only one he sees as different from the rest (the anomaly). Lisa then becomes the same as all the others and he returns to his depressing home where he has no control.

According to Wikipedia this was nominated for awards. I think it leans more towards the forgettable type of movie. I can see it becoming a cult classic though. Is my  Review as drab as the movie?  I think if you are curious to form your own opinion, and you have extra free time see it once and let me know what you think.

Here is a youtube video of the Anomalisa movie Trailer:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT6QJaS2a-U

1-6-16 Day Four: Identify Your Audience

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Mockup sketch of my letterboxing stamp. My trail name is igneousidol of course. That has been my email name for a long  time. Igneous being my favorite type of rock. I love rocks, hence idol….because rock lover sounds like a music groupie….I would not mind for that to come true either. The picture represents some of my favorite things. I like circles, stars, elephants, and peace. I am not a child, just a simple adult…lol. I wanted a pit bull dog image too…but I am not that kind of artist.

Something totally different for me, since I never heard of Letterboxing until last year. I still did not have a clear understanding of what it is until last week. Basically, you hunt in public parks or ground from clues given online until you find the stash of Letterbox containing the placers stamp and journal. You bring your own journal and stamp with you. You stamp yours into theirs and then take their stamp to mark your journal. Then you hide the stash back where you found it.

Here are two websites you can go to letterboxing.org and atlasquest.com to find out more.  This is still very new to me too. I can not wait to carve my stamp and get a journal and inkpad. I think I will start at the dollar store.

I am too tired to write in detail of what I did today. Briefly my son did not go to school again. I went to trivia night. I have two guys writing to me on POF. I did more laundry. I ate shells, spinach, and ricotta for dinner. My camera is still not working. Sorry that is why I had to post a crappy pic again, taken with my cell phone in bad lighting.

 

I read until my eyes bled

I have completed my assignment for blogging 101, tis the 3rd day. I added 5 new tags to my reader search, I then subscribed to 5 blogs I found because of my tags. I actually subscribed to 6, plus the millions of bloggers from my class I subscribed to. The ones I added from reader all came from my tag search of boondocking. I did a whole lot of reading today. I can not get enough of how people are already doing what I want to be doing.

I also popped onto plenty of fish and read a few profiles. There is actually a guy that listed he likes rocks….I wanted to tell him my email address was igneousidol to show how much I love rocks too. I held back, because I am trying to be non-aggressive and let the guys make the first move. Too bad the only ones that did today, just said hello and were ugly smokers. That is two strikes against them. They did not read my profile, and I can’t be around smokers.

I also took Ashley for a ride in the car today. It is her gotcha day. It was too cold to walk with her in the woods. I did drive by a new spot I want to check out on a nicer day. I also took two loads of wet laundry to the laundry mat to dry. My small house gets smaller when every doorway has clothes hanging up to dry.

I signed up to go to trivia night tomorrow. I hope I make it  I am supposed to go to a meetup on Friday too. I hope we have the weekend off from blogging U.

I changed My Blog Title and Tagline

This is day two of WordPress’s Blogging University Blogging101. Our assignment was to change the name and tagline to fit the purpose of our individual blogs. I think my blog has evolved over the years from being just a diversion from boredom to becoming a chronicle or legacy of my blip in time.

I might brainstorm a better title and tagline sometime in the future. This is what I have come up with for now.

I looked over some random writings I have done in a notebook the past month or so. I have my own version of a word cloud going on. I will try to make an actual word cloud someday. I have things I wrote while in a deep funk. I wrote daily goals to keep myself on track. Of course shortly after writing they were cast aside. Here are a few nuggets;

“Staying positive is tiring”

“I don’t know why, why I am I not in on the secret” (this is both directly and indirectly related to the concept in the book “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne)….this I wrote because I feel I was never guided towards a positive, happy, abundance seeking existence…it took me over 50 years to realize I was going the wrong way. I have a hard time explaining what I truly mean by this. I want to guide my son back to his happy self as he was when he was young. I see him as a more extreme version of my former self….I don’t wish that path on anyone. It is self defeating. I hope to make my other two children understand this too. We are not the worker bees, we are the kings and queens.

The pathetic poem I wrote while in the downward ride of my rollercoaster life;

Don’t Live An Empty Lonely Life

Living up to other’s expectations, is the quickest way to push you down.  One minute you hear praise, take a bow, wear a crown. Then life goes on and yours abruptly stops. The cycle repeats, it happens at work, at home, while rolling in the clover, you wake up one day and find your life is half over. Everything you invested did not help you learn, fuck the takers, and take your turn. Help yourself, be selfish, you can’t help others until you help yourself. Tattered clothes, teary eyes, a dog with nails that curve as they grow. [feel] This empty life with no where to go. No one to love, no one to share, no one knows, no one cares. Your personality hidden, too embarrassed, bed ridden.

Here is a list of some of my name change brainstorming…..Brain Blips, Am I There Yet?, The Legacy of _____, From the mythical (rest unfinished)

Here is my brainstorm list of taglines…..In  search of more love using less brains (really lol), Year after year, wish you were here (don’t tell pink floyd), The legacy of my long search yada yada, I am sending vibrations out to the universe (what the hell was I smoking), This is IT! This moment in time, my only chance, Dear Universe

Here is what I did today, some laundry plus made my son put his away. Took the dog to the vet to get her blood test, meds refill and nails clipped. It is her gotcha day tomorrow, we have loved her for 8 years, so she is at least 9 years old. I think I will give her canned pumpkin for a treat. I gave Luna some coconut oil, to see if her skin bumps would go away…she did not eat it yet, so tomorrow I will melt it and drizzle on her food. I spent some time reading other bloggers posts, and liking and subscribing their blogs. I spilled some sauce eating dinner on the new shirt my sister gave me for Christmas. This is why I don’t have good stuff…lol. I made what I called double chalupas with spinach and cheddar and salsa. They were yummy, but messy even with two tortillas. I just made up the name chalupa or stole it from Taco Bell….mine have low sodium. except for the cheese and zero meat.

 

“who I am and why I’m here”

My first assignment for blogging 101,  I am hopefully going to learn how to do this best finally.

First of all I am here in blogland to share my story of recovering from a stroke. I had three strokes by the time I was 47. The last one left me paralyzed and numb on one side, and a whole lot of messed up cognition issues that screw with a “normal” life but are not measured or even of interest to doctors (none that I have seen). I don’t want to be known solely as a pitiful disabled person that sometimes wets her pants. My mind still has clarity of many things, I still yearn to live the life I want and believe I was made for.

I have been a single parent on and off for almost 8 years. I am still searching for my soulmate. I share tales of my life as a grandmother, mother to a depressed teen, struggles of living on social security, my quest to be in tune with the Universe, my selling of vintage items, my attempts at humor and poetry, my gardening with one hand, cooking and baking low sodium foods, and more everyday life.

I signed up for blogging101 because I felt the need to take my blog up several notches. I need new ideas, constant reminders to keep it positive, and most of all I need technical help in inserting (that’s what she said…lol) and linking. Until I started blogging, all my writing was old school pen and paper with scribbled notes in the margins, scratched out lines, circled words and renumbering paragraphs. After all the physical effort the paper ended up in the trash or recycled, because they were either for a class I took or letters to former one sided loves. My thoughts stored perpetually in cyberspace might be the only legacy of mine that live on beyond my time on earth.