Avid Sims fanatic, sometimes streamer over at twitch.tv/everybodysims, who loves a good love story and poetry that speaks to the romantic in her <3.
The Law According to Lidia Poet
I should preface that this show is not made for CHILDREN in any capacity. So basically, it’s rated TV-MA for a reason. What might seem like a fun Enola Holmes adventure is quickly brought to a screeching halt within the first ten minutes of the show. I’m not harping on it. I find that while I loved Enola Holmes (which is also highly recommended if you are into female heroines and want to watch something suitable for the whole family) I did find this more adult version of the mystery thriller a bit more engaging for my own personal interests. However, for all the reasons I have stated in appreciation of Enola Holmes, I cannot recommend both movies enough, especially if you have younger children. They’re great movies!
Happy Winter Solstice
As I've come to terms with different aspects of myself and my own happiness while trying to navigate the general changes and shifts that the beauty a of life that is always moving can bring, I've realized that the seasons all have value and worth even if it doesn't always feel that way.
I Am Obsessed with The Last Kingdom
I have recently gotten back into watching The Last Kingdom with my husband on Netflix over the past month or so after finishing season one sometime last year and really being into the show, but unable to find time to enjoy it while keeping up with everything there is to get done in a day. So what better way to cement myself back into the world of Uhtred of Bebbanburg than to force my husband to endure the show with me during our evenings together <3.
The Uninspired Writer
It is either 6 or 7 AM. In any case, it hardly matters. I wake up exhausted and cold (thanks to Winter) regardless. I want to stay in bed all day and sleep, but my husband gets up and makes coffee. He hands me the warm cup and I know I have to persevere.
The Sad Writer
Mornings. Dreadful mornings. Sunday mornings, in particular, have a way of imposing a sense of dread. The morning starts off much the same as every other day for me though. Setting the alarm the night before for a ridiculously early time knowing that we’ll sleep through it. My husband eventually gets up though, and starts the coffee and sets to work making breakfast. I have an incredibly hard time sleeping at night, thus waking up early is a daily struggle. My own self-fulfilling prophecy of ridiculousness where I sleep in a little bit later each day, mess up and take naps in the afternoon, and then lie awake at night dreading the realities of tomorrow. Ah, yes. This is living.
From One Writer to Another
I started posting my stories and poems to Vocal.media about three years ago. That's a long stretch of time. And yet, in all that time, I've only posted around seventeen stories and poems. That is such a small number compared to the amount of posts other wonderful writers and creators have managed in a much shorter timespan. I bring this fact up not to belittle myself as a writer or to criticize anyone else who has had a Vocal account for as long as I have or even longer, and who has posted as much or even less than me. In fact, my intentions are quite the opposite. I only hope that by sharing some of my own struggles with posting to Vocal and dealing with "writer's block" that I can provide some sort of moral support for my fellow writers, and that if your goal for 2021 is to post more content to Vocal, or even for the love of all that is holy, just write more in general this year, then perhaps my insight into my own writing situation can inspire you.
Where Do You Find Love?
I look at you from over the aged pages of my favorite novel. I see you there smiling while looking at your computer screen. Your eyes are crinkling at the corners and twinkling that bright blue that I have grown to love and associate as wholly you. Your pale blue eyes and sharp chiseled face imprinted on my soul forever. Even when I cannot find you, I know those eyes will be with me always.
June’s Journey is Addicting
So I’m not good at creating fancy titles or anything like that, but hopefully, what I am good at is justifying my opinions. As stated in the title, the find and seek app known as June’s Journey is just simply addicting. This game is available to download for free on iOS and Android devices, and I do believe you can even play it through Facebook directly on your web browser if you so choose. So, if June's Journey sounds like something you are interested in then I do highly recommend you give it a shot and just try it out. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
The Wonderful World of Scrap Mechanic
I knew from the moment I watched Bob build a car while Mark attempted to keep his garden safe from the oncoming onslaught of robots that I absolutely wanted, no, NEEDED to get my hands on this game. I'll link the YouTube video, so that I can give credit where credit is due. I definitely recommend watching it. It's absolutely hilarious. Anyway, everything else that happened in Markiplier's videos related to Scrap Mechanic was just an added bonus or icing on the cake, as they say. So as soon as Steam announced their summer savings list and my husband and I saw that Scrap Mechanic was on sale, we immediately jumped on the offer. I have no regrets, well, minus that time that we drove our car off to a warehouse where we died multiple times to robots with spud guns and then got lost for like 40 minutes real time. That's a stretch though; because honestly, despite the chaos that was ensuing right before my very eyes, I was still having a lot of fun even down to the cinematic ending of us making it back to base right as we ran out of gas for our vehicle. And, trust me, we had packed A LOT of gas.