Midsommar… not exactly a movie review

Recently I watched Midsommar on Amazon Prime. I read comments following the YouTube trailer so I knew going into it that it would be weird, possibly disturbing, and it’s a horror movie. I even prayed to God that if this movie was going to harm me that I’d be compelled to turn it off!

I watched it over the course of two days, because that’s just what I do, starting it late one night and finishing it the next night. Sometimes I start a movie way too late and can’t stay awake. What can I say, I’m 41 yrs old!

So my expectations were high regarding it’s wow factor, it’s horror factor. I have to admit, there were some strange things going on, but it wasn’t quite as emotionally disruptive as I was expecting. It’s not so much that it’s a wild and crazy movie, but the story is pretty wild. What I enjoyed is that it didn’t get into a situation where everything was happening in someone’s mind, know what I mean? Like those movies or shows that end with the main character waking up and oh wow, it was all a dream! I hate those endings. So this was very much something that could really happen in real life, and I appreciated that.

There are a handful of scenes that are for adults only, not that kids would even want to watch this one haha. I’ll be reading an explanation of the movie after I post this but if you’re into movies that aren’t cookie-cutter, that don’t follow a formula, and if you like horror but not in the “everything happens at night” kind of way, you should give this movie a try! But like I said, there are a few scenes that are easily considered disturbing, so if you’re curious about those, do some research first to make sure you’re up for it.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

1917, the movie… my thoughts in less than a hundred words

This…

 

 

 

 

 

 

movie……

 

 

 

 

is…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

freaking…..

 

 

 

 

amazing.

 

 

 

Cancel other plans.

 

 

 

 

 

Go watch it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank me later.

 

 

 

 

-Out of the Wilderness

I leave the toilet seat up, and she hates it

I thought today was a good day to come clean about my stereotypical male behavior. After I use the restroom, I do not, I repeat… I DO NOT put the toilet set down when I leave. Does that make me a horrible person?

So sue me! But I’ve learned the hard way that this social faux pas is necessary in my household. To set you up with the full story, you need to know I live alone. Well, no other humans. I have 2 dogs named Piper and Asia. They are little rascals but they are my buddies. Asia is a tomboy, tough, but snuggly. Piper is a queen, tough, and adorable. But it’s because of Piper that I have to be this way. I have to leave the seat top up in the bathroom.

Too many times when I don’t hear anything after Piper wanders from one room to another, I fear the worst. The worst meaning that she’s snooped somewhere she knows not to. It could be a friends backpack, purse, pulling a loaf of bread off the shelf, but with the restroom environment, 100% of the time she wrestles with the roll of toilet paper.

The toilet paper never wins.

So now if you walk into my bathroom, you’ll see a toilet paper stand where the toilet paper should be. Then on the back of the toilet, you’ll notice that’s actually where the tissue is. Why? Because anywhere else is fair game for Miss Piper. You’d think having it on the back of the toilet is safe, right? I thought so, too, but we were wrong.

Piper has been known to jump up onto the toilet seat lid and start a fight with the toilet paper there. And like I said, she wins every time! So now I leave the seat lid up and so far she hasn’t figured out a way to get to her arch nemesis. She soon will, I feel sure of this. Then I’ll have to move the toilet paper farther away. Is there toilet paper with a scent of shampoo? That may do the trick!

-Out of the Wilderness

11 song titles that are (or are not) about race and ethnicity

Every once in a while I like to come up with Top 10 lists, so here I am again with one that could be miles long! Because there are so many song titles that are (or could be) thought of as titles having to do with race or ethnicity, I’m limiting them to whatever I’ve already saved in Spotify, plus a few more big hits. Check out the list and if there are some I left off, comment below! 

10 song titles that are (or are not) about race and ethnicity…

“Black or White” – Michael Jackson

“Black Parade” – My Chemical Romance

“White Wedding” – Billy Idol

“White Liar” – Miranda Lambert

“Brown Girl in the Ring” – Boney M

“Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” – KT Tunstall

“Man In Black” – Johnny Cash

“Men in Black” – Will Smith

“City of Black & White” – Mat Kearney

“Blue” – LeAnn Rimes (honorable mention because… Avatar, y’all)



Thanks for stopping by! 

-Out of the Wilderness

 

12 songs for AFTER you get laid off or fired

Last year, I was hanging out with some friends who’d recently been laid off and since. We were in an environment where putting together a Spotify playlist was appropriate, so created a “recently laid off playlist” and played it loud. This is not the first list I’ve made about the dreaded pink slip, but this one is a bit different. It’s kind of like that last ‘hoo-rah’… the last time around the track… a final farewell. So enjoy this list of songs (mostly just the titles, actually) for music you can play after you or someone you know has been laid off, fired, let go, downsized, or sent in a direction the company wasn’t going.

Songs for after being laid off or fired…

“Work From Home” – Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign

“Don’t Talk to Me About Work” – Lou Reed

“I Want to Break Free” – Queen

“Life Ain’t Fair and the World Is Mean” – Sturgill Simpson

“Lord Have Mercy on the Working Man” – Travis Tritt

“Uprising” – Muse

“If We Make It Through December” – Merle Haggard

“Red, White & Pink Slip Blues” – Hank Williams, Jr.

“Gives You Hell” – The All-American Rejects

“Summertime Blues” – Alan Jackson

“The Crossroads” – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

“Roll With The Changes” – REO Speedwagon


Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to add more in the comments below, and good look in your job search 🙂

-Out of the Wilderness

“your truth” is a cop out

If I hear one more person talk about “your truth” or “their truth” or whatever, I’m going to scream! There’s no such thing as your truth, my truth, his truth, her truth, their truth, our truth. Nope. Sorry. If you pick up a green crayon and “your truth” says it’s yellow, I’m sorry but “your truth” is false. It’s not yellow, it’s green. I know it makes us feel better to have a society that pats us on the back and says, “It’s OK, you’re right.” even when we’re wrong, and that’s what this whole “your truth” movement is if you think about it. No one is willing to tell someone they’re wrong.

But what’s right is this… the only truth that exists is THE truth. Going back to the simple crayon example, the crayon is either green or yellow. Blue, red, black, orange… sure there is a crayon for every color. But the green crayon is green no matter what “your truth” is.

It’s also funny that a lot of people who are so passionate about everyone sharing “their truth” are not very tolerant of people who disagree with them. I’m not sure what’s going on in America but if Alecia Keys’ behavior hosting the Grammy Awards last week is a microcosm of what our country is like now… well, I guess I’m hoping her example is just the Hollywood/elite/out of touch world view, not the majority of Americans.

Because I basically share nothing in common with anything she talked about during the Awards ceremony. In fact, I became so turned off by it all, that I literally turned it off. I wanted to celebrate music and musicians but the show was drenched in political agenda.  I guess that’s “their truth” and I should just go along, though, right?

-Out of the Wilderness

 

A pirate post for FebruARRRRRRy

I had a dream that my niece said this about her boyfriend, “He and his mates are on their way.” I don’t remember the context, but I DO remember thinking, “What are they, pirates? Who says ‘mates’??” What, are they on their way to plunder the town square? Where will they dock their ship? Do they like the Pirates of the Caribbean movies?

But it was all a dream. My niece isn’t dating a pirate… but in case she is and they happen to read this post, I’m just joking around Mr. Pirate Man! Don’t make me walk the plank!

-Out of the Wilderness