Recently, I needed a new sitcom in my life. Friends? I have already memorized most episodes and all the lines from the show, so I started binge watching That 70's Show. It is a show about a bunch of teenagers in the 70s and their weird high school adventures. I have not watched an episode since it was last aired on television. After recently starting to rewatch it, I realized Eric Forman is indeed, as Red puts it, "a dumbass." He does so many wrong things in his relationship that it is astounding that Donna had put up with it for so long. In the episode titled "Dine and Dash," Kelso offers to pay for everyone's dinner—at least that's what was understood. However, it was Kelso that offered, and in reality he was planning a dine and dash. The first mistake Eric made was that he trusted Kelso of all people to get the money and come back. Yup. Trusted the wrong guy.
Netflix had recently gotten rid of one of my favorite shows to binge watch, which is New Girl. I enjoyed the awkward moments, the cartoon-ish characters, the humor behind each event that occurred on each episode. Since Netflix got rid of the show, I needed something else to fill that hole in my heart. Enter Happy Endings, it also used to be on Netflix, but it was a while ago. Amazon prime had then taken the show under its wing. Now, I started watching the show. In the first episode, the character Alex leaves Dave at the alter, and the first few episodes they are trying to learn how to live in harmony in their friend group. They all share the same friends, so they need to learn how to co-exist as friends without inserting their drama. Dave has trouble getting used to living with Max, the non-flamboyant gay friend who does not have a working shower. Alex's sister and her husband (who played as Coach on New Girl) are trying hard to find a couple to hang out with. Penny the girl who is a bubbly personality is trying to find the love of her life, but somehow is out of luck when it comes down to it. All of these characters are fun to watch. In the second episode Dave is trying to move on by having a one night stand, but he has trouble blowing her off, so he keeps making plans with her. Dave in my opinion is somewhat of a realistic character, because after being in a relationship with Alex for so long, he forgets how to be out there and how to "have the conversation." Meanwhile Alex needs a new roommate, and her sister Jane wants to help her out. However, Alex has been known to not make the best decisions when it comes down to making new friends, she just has a knack for making friends that are a bad influences, or are into weird stuff. Alex being the youngest sibling tends to be an artistic person who usually sees the good in people, and somehow always misses the bad. Honestly, I find her to be relatable, because of her "no worries" attitude and her carefree life. Somehow she was the bad guy in the first episode, but you learn to love the character. Alex's outfits are always really cute—hands together for the costume designer which is Keri Smith. I am always jealous of Alex's clothes. They are so everyday, but super cute.
I consider myself to be a writer. I write books mostly for just myself, and it gets my creative side going. I love writing fantasy stuff, because I prefer a world where things fly and magic happens. However, sometimes it is hard to get that magic onto a plain page, and sometimes for hours I can sit at my laptop, staring at that insertion point flicking away, and I somehow cannot bring myself to put those words onto a paper. For me, I find it is hard to start the novel or short story. I know where the story will end and what twists and turns it will take, but that blank page is one of the most intimidating factors about writing. I usually get this wind of inspiration that hits me after playing a video game, or after watching a movie like Lord of the Rings, but then I get to that blank page and I cannot think. I cannot think about a character's name, I just know exactly what is going to happen. Then, I eventually find a name that suits, and the character is formed in my mind, I can see their every freckle and the exact tone of their hair, I can see them saying certain words or phrases. It all comes together in one wholesome human being that does not exist.
There are many people out there that enjoy a cigarette out on the terrace or on their balcony or even in their home. However, there are many smokers who want to quit badly, but they have no idea how to stay away from the nicotine. They have tried numerous things such as nicotine gum, nicotine patches and cold turkey quitting, but then the stress comes and next think you know, the smoker has gone through a pack of cigarettes in a day. This is where vaping comes in; it comes in fun flavors such as root beer, cotton candy, and peach iced tea. It also does not smell terrible like cigarettes. You can choose the amount of nicotine that goes into the vape, so you can keep lowering the nicotine content until you smoke no more cigarettes. I am not saying that you will not have the craving from time to time, but there is a good chance you can quit smoking for good.
We all grew up knowing that one kid who had an inhaler with them during gym class. Some of those kids had grown out of asthma, but others still have the condition. In health care we always hear about the serious illnesses such as cancer, stroke, and heart attacks, we tend to forget about asthma and the amount of deaths that are caused by an asthma attack. Around 1,000 asthma patients die each day from an attack. Globally, it affects 339 million people world wide, to break it down further 7.7 percent of adults have it and 8.2 percent of children have it. One of the reasons for the deaths that occur is because patients are not taking in the proper amount of medication. This is where the smart inhaler comes in. The smart inhaler uses Bluetooth in order to notify the patient of when to take their medication. It also "collects data and gathers information to help guide care." This device is still new in the health care system and right now the device gives actuation of when a patient has taken their inhaler. It records a time and date stamp.
I am not going to sit by and let someone take down one of the greatest sitcoms in history. Recently, I read an article on Facebook that basically tore Friends apart. However, the author mentions that it is the whitest show and I did not realize this until it was pointed out. However, there were characters from different backgrounds such as Emily who was English, and Julie who had an Asian background. Charlie was also a character of color, so really I feel that this author of the Insider article had only watched a few episodes here and there; also the guy that went up against Joey for the part of Nick the boxer was also not white. When Rachel and Phoebe were taking the self-defense class, the instructor was once again not white. However, they could have put some people of a visible minority in the series. Yet, they still had love interests and other characters in the show that were not all white. Charlie played a major role in Friends near the end of the series. So, no the show is not only about spoiled rich people, there are many different characters that show up in the show. They had a diversity of cultures in the mesh. It was not all American.