Twenty Twenty Post-Mortem

December 31, 2020

Apparently I write Christmas letters now. Do people even do that anymore? These post-mortems are like the emo-edgy version of a Christmas letter. Anyway, we made it. For a lot of people, this was the hardest and slowest year, for others it was super quick. For me it was somewhere in-between, but don’t for a second think I’m one of those naive saps that thinks the year is to blame for everything going on and things will get magically better when the clock strikes midnight...but it sure does feel that way. I’m going to give an update on me, as much as I want the entire internet to know, and then an encouraging send-off at the end to ring it in.

It’s okay to feel.

August 14, 2020

When I launched this blog, I had every intention of writing a post once a month for the whole year. I love writing, but sometimes I feel like it’s best for me to listen and think first. Actually, those are probably best for me at all times, but here we are. Twenty-twenty has been one hell of a ride. Tensions are higher than ever on every topic under the sun. I didn’t want this medium to be a place for my thoughts on the latest political, environmental, social, medical, or religious topic that is blowing up the timelines and headlines already. So I took a break from writing. Even until tonight, I didn’t even really plan on writing for awhile. You never plan to do these things until it hits you.

My favorite scene from each Star Wars film

May 4, 2020

It's no secret that Star Wars is my favorite series/franchise/anything. I first saw Star Wars from an old VHS tape that my parents had recorded from a TV showing on cable, complete with commercials from the early 90's. To this day I can't watch the original trilogy without thinking there should be a commercial break in certain scenes. I was hooked after watching those for the first time, and luckily I didn't have to wait long at all before we had new movies to enjoy. As a 6 year old, The Phantom Menace in 1999 was the greatest thing I had ever seen in my entire life, as was the entire prequel trilogy. Since then, Star Wars has been a huge part of my life. On this Star Wars Day, May 4th, I figured it would be appropriate to write something about it. A good starting point is to list my favorite scene from each film, as of 2020. I love them all in different ways, so this may be a bit difficult to choose, but I'm going to try my best. I'm going in the order that I personally think they should be watched, which is release order for the saga films, with the spinoffs last.

Isolation can be good.

March 24, 2020

I swore to myself I wouldn’t post about the issue that the world is facing, but since there’s a ton of negativity going on about it, I figured I’d do a 180 with these posts and give some advice. In the event that this is read far in the future for whatever reason, I’m referring to the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the world and consequently, my country of the United States. It’s been a crazy experience thus far for everyone, but especially those in health care that actually deal with it first hand, but also those that are either out of work or suspended until further notice due to isolation orders. No matter a person’s situation, they are affected by it in one way or another. Most states are ordering a stay of location, meaning it is strongly advised to stay home unless it is absolutely necessary. With all this, panic is rampant among the weak minded and paranoid, assuming that means they can never leave their home ever again. What follows is shortage of basic necessities in stores, like the treasured toilet paper. What this also means is people are being encouraged to stay in isolation until further notice, which results in some types of people to literally lose their minds. I’m going to go on a small tangent here, but will feed into my main post.

February is hard.

February 29, 2020

Why is it that February is the shortest month of the year, but always feels the longest? It’s the worst. Even when I'm in a relationship for Valentine's Day, the entire month can be summed up in one word: bleh. It's the point in winter where we are tired of snow/ice/cold and we get teased of warmer days, especially here in the midwest. Growing up it was always the month that the semester went into full swing and we just looked forward to Spring Break. Most of all though, everyone is just tired of wearing their big puffy coat everywhere. I ended up procrastinating this post until the last day of the month. This year is a leap year, so posting this on the 29th will be kind of special, right? Procrastination always pays off.

Twenty Nineteen Post-Mortem

January 13, 2020

Welcome to 2020. I haven’t kept a blog in years, outside of some news posts about my music here and there. I decided to spare the world from my emotional ranting for a time. It probably wasn’t the best thing to put on the internet, but at least it helped, even just slightly. Fast forward to now, and I missed writing like this. Even if I know nearly nobody will read it, it’s a good way to kind of keep a journal that I can look back on in the future and either cringe or see how I’ve grown over time. There’s value in that, so my blog is back.