Stories and experiences from a guy, his dogs, and the thoughts they have about life, love, and chasing rabbits.
Author: Ben Wilder
Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!
Some of you know that for 2020 I’ve been posting a blog every single day, sometimes twice a day for Out of the Wilderness. We are now late in November, only weeks to go and it’s been really fun to have this goal, AND be so close to finishing it! Along the way, I’ve written about TV commercials, politics, dating, having dogs, family, and so much more. Some of my favorite writings have been the satire, really just making myself laugh and challenging myself to write in the style of The Onion and Babylon Bee. It’s been a blast.
Below is a screenshot from mid-November for each month’s stats in 2020. I love how WordPress tracks so much data; what can I say, I can be nerdy about numbers sometimes. Since January there has bee a steady incline of views and visitors, a stat that makes me so happy! I just love researching and writing, but to be discovered by more viewers is a good feeling.
December is right around the corner and it’s really anyone’s guess as to what I’ll be writing about. Perhaps it will be more of the same, and I’m perfectly OK with that. Thank you to everyone who has read even one of my posts, and an extra big virtual hug to those who have subscribed and checked back often for posts each day. Y’all are awesome!
I watched this movie on DVD from Netflix (yes, Netflix still does DVDs!) and in a nutshell, it’s the Wal-Mart version of Her. It’s listed as a comedy (Her is not a comedy, mind you) and there definitely was an attempt at making me laugh– somewhere in the onslaught of curse words there was a joke or two… I think. I remember laughing a few times. I wish I would’ve counted all the a-words, s-words, f-words, but I’m not sure I can count that high. I’m not against cussing in movies, but there’s a point when it’s just too much and this movie went beyond that. It’s like they hardly tried to create thoughtful, clever comedy and thought by throwing in an f-bomb it would make something funny.
The plot was OK if you can suspend reality for an hour and a half. I mean, if anyone owned a phone that did the things this one does (“Jexi” is like Siri, Alexa, etc), the phone wouldn’t last a day. But for this movie to work, you absolutely cannot think in terms of reality.
I did learn something though! Kid Cudi is pronounced like, cutt-y, not cute-y. I had no idea.
If you’re desperate for a movie and have already washed your hair, shaved, showered, done the dishes, laundry, finished the work you brought home, mowed the grass, shoveled the driveway, called your parents, napped, clipped your nails, washed your house… then I guess you can take a chance on this one.
If you’ve seen it, what are your thoughts about the movie? Let me know in the comments below!
Orlando, FL — The grown son Joe Biden never talks about is seeking an unprecedented action due to his never being talked about by is father. “This is a case the likes of which we’ve never seen before,” said Orlando judge, Gregory Tullman Hess. He’s, of course, referring to the case of The Son Joe Never Talks About v. The Dad Who Never Talks About Him. The filing was made public earlier this month in Orlando, Florida, which might appear odd but makes sense in the official statement. We managed to get a copy, which partially reads:
“…I’ve done my best to make my father, the Big Guy, proud, but it just seems like a lost cause. I set up deals with foreign businesses for him, I send cards on Father’s Day, I even went out of my way when his daughter-in-law was hurting and needed a shoulder to cry on. But he doesn’t treat me like family. Therefore, this letter is my formal appeal to be adopted by Olive Garden Italian Kitchen Restaurants, who has stated many times that ‘we’re all family here.'”
The Son Joe Never Talks About is seeking first to divorce his parents, then subsequently an adoption by the Olive Garden corporation. Sources close to the The Son Joe Never Talks About said he first became curious when OG’s slogan was, “When you’re here, you’re family.” He had tears rolling down his face, allegedly, and spoke of the kindness the restaurant owners and managers must have in their hearts.
We reached out to Joe, and have yet to receive a response. However, we did get an “out of office of the President-Elect” that stated Joe was preparing for his new seat in the Senate and in the case of an emergency, could be reached by dialing Joe30330.
The Son Joe Never Talks About is hoping that Olive Garden is still offering never-ending breadsticks, and never-ending hugs.
Everyone always says “shenanigans.” He’s up to shenanigans. She’s involved in political shenanigans. But has anyone ever done just one shenanigan? Like, who really has time for more than one, especially on a week night? If you’re involved in shenanigans, more power to you! You’re ambition is admirable.
For me, if I can get a single shenanigan in before bedtime, I’d call that a win. Maybe, just maybe, on a weekend I might possibly think about following up a shenanigan with another shenanigan, but it sounds exhausting and time-consuming.
How do you feel about shenanigans? Are you a one-and-done kind of person, or are you always up for more shenanigans?