Nurt Thur – Positivity

Nurture Thursday – Positivity 

After the Hell that was yesterday, all I want to do is post positive things. All things positive all day. I’m also swapping this to Wednesday, because I’ve got a fun post on Thursday, that had to be written on the day I’m actually doing the thing,lol. At the moment, how many of these are true…I don’t care, positively,lol

  • At the time I was writing this…Obama was better at…is Trending and makes my heart soar…Because I replied with…EVERYTHING!!!
  • Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart.
  • Cows have best friends

Cows GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

  • Norway Knighted a Penguin.
  • A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.
  • The Beatles used the word “love” 613 times throughout their career.
  • Rats laugh when tickled.

Rat Spaghetti GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

  • Every year, millions of trees grow thanks to squirrels forgetting where they buried their nuts.
  • On the day of his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. had a pillow-fight in his motel room.
  • The kingdom of Bhutan use ‘gross national happiness’ as a key national indicator.
  • The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We’re all made of star dust.

Carl Sagan Stardust GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

Toxic?

So I was just wondering, what you, readers think which social media platform is the most toxic and why?

See, I used to really like Twitter, but now I think that’s probably the most toxic. I definitely feel like Twitters CEO is probably buddies with Trump. While I think that Instagram may be the most positive. Well, as far social media platforms go. Facebook I don’t hate as much as I used to. Despite knowing that they are listening to our conversations. Here’s the thing with that though, so what? It’s annoying, sure. Once I knew about it, it didn’t make me change anything. I’m not a raging psychopath and I have will power. Just because Facebook is re-hashing advertisements, you don’t HAVE to buy it.

Britney Spears Wink GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

Magically Monday #2

Welcome to my second “episode” of Magical Monday, where I am going to write nothing but something positive. Mondays have a very bad reputation and I get it, I mean most people’s working week starts on the Monday. From there it seems like a very long road. So lets try to make it fun.

For this Magic Monday, I wanted to talk about probably my most favourite musician in the whole wide world. Even if they are no longer apart of this world anymore. I almost have a whimsical love for this artist. Different time, different place, it totally would have happened,lol. He was kind of a whimsical person. I think it’s also one of the reasons that I liked my ex, a couple of years after we had broken up and I saw a photo of him. It freaked me out a lot, because my ex looked exactly like this artist. I do miss this artists beautiful spirit in the world.

Shall I stop speaking now?

The Beatles 60S GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

I know that John probably talked the most about Peace, and I don’t think there isn’t a single soul that doesn’t love “Imagine” But too myself, George was the one who practised it the best. He wasn’t like John in that, George was a lot more gentle than John was. George was my kind of “peaceful” person. I just really think he was a sweet soul. Very dreamy, very laid back. Although apparently very serious when need be. He was just a dream.

Below is posted my favourite song of his, I don’t care it was “The Beatles” He wrote it. I always play it on the first day that I really feel like Spring is back. But also when I need cheering up, almost like a metaphorical sun.

Uploaded by: The Beatles

Published on Jun 17, 2018
SUBSCRIBE 3M
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Here Comes The Sun (Remastered 2009) · The Beatles Abbey Road ℗ 2009 Calderstone Productions Limited (a division of Universal Music Group) Released on: 1969-09-26
Composer: George Harrison

Magic Monday 1#

I am taking inspiration from the lovely “Chocolate and Waffles” and her inspirational “Positivity Wave” on Friday” posts. I’m going to change it up a bit though, I want to start doing it on Mondays.

I haven’t decided yet, if I’m going to do it every Monday or possibly every second Monday…We will see.

I wanted to start off this first ever particular “Magic Monday” by saying thank you to you…Yes, you…and you too.

Puss In Boots Flirting GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

I feel like I need to say thank you to the people who read my blog and make this experience such a positive one. Blogging has become one of my most favourite things to do. I love logging in and seeing not only all the posts that I have yet to share, but to read through your posts as well. Too read and to know that there are on the same thinking level as myself.

It can feel lonely out there, but I see the political, the gender equality and the silly ones and I feel like I’ve found my sort of people. I love the fun posts, the grateful ones. Even how we may not always agree with something, or the wording or something. But we know that we can talk to each other about it. We know that, within this community, that we can talk to each other, safely.

 

Nurt Thurs – Flip the Script

Nurture Thursday  – Flip the Script

My work place is going through a big work review type thing. Jobs will be changed, some will probably retire. So it’s been interesting to see how different people have reacted. There’s one staff member who never shows up and is always “sick” when she watches over the entry test. She’s not doing the exam, she just has to sit there. Then you have another who shows up still. Always wanting to help. Always there, never sick. Yet, they irony is because he hasn’t been at this particular campus as long as the other worker. He’s probably going to be swapped first. Either way, he’ll be fine, the other wont, because she will still have to watch over test that she’ll always be ‘sick’ for.

Attitude

You have to flip that script, change your attitude and your perspective to the problem. You can do it!!!

You Deserve More – Nurt Thursday…On Friday

Nurture Thursday – You Deserve More

deserve

I absolutely agree with this statement. You deserve better than that. Trust me. One of the best things I found when I let go of my toxic friendships, were the good friends that I had around me. When you actually have the time for the good people in your life, you don’t even think about the bad.

So, stop, right this second, trying to please them. You deserve better than this. I know, being a good person and someone who believes in good, it can be so hard to let go, but it’ll be worth it! You will see the change in yourself and those around you. The problem with trying to be your best for someone who isn’t worth it, is the time you waste in your life trying to please them. When you stop, you will see how much time you have left for all the good.

Share Your World, March 1st week, 2019

Share Your World – March 4/2/19

Share Your World

QUESTIONS:

What’s the first thing you notice about a person?

If they smile or not, I’m not one of those “You’re prettier when you smile” people. It’s more “What makes this person smile?”. I mean, guaranteed it’s also a lot do with why I’m seeing this person for the first time.

What three habits do you feel would improve someone’s life?

These are coming from my own personal experience.

  • Regular showering. Showers just make me feel good, no matter how bad I feel. When I have a shower, I feel like it washes away all the bad “joo joo”.
  • Regularly getting out of the house, even if it’s just to sit in the garden for a while. I think whether it’s cold or warm, the little sprite of air can just make you feel a lot better.
  • Setting yourself a budget, even if you have a lot of money. I find setting budget for things, soothes me,lol

What takes up too much of your time?   Would you stop that if you could?

Honestly, worrying. It stops me from doing a lot of things. I’ve been sick recently, thought I was getting better and then I ate bad food so I got sick again. Now I’m too worried to do anything again. Worrying wastes time and I am extremely aware of it, yet I can’t stop myself. I would stop it in a heartbeat, I believe I’m getting better. I would usually spend a whole day worry and stopping doing other things. However, now I physically make myself do things and I always better after, so I have no idea why I let worrying stop me so much! It’s a frustrating cycle.

Cookies (biscuits to those elsewhere), pastries, pie or cake?   If not, what does your sweet tooth crave?

I love them all, I couldn’t choose. I have to be in the mood for them as well, some days I’ll feel like cake, others days it’ll be biscuit, etc. During Summer I hate having chocolate biscuits, to melty!

cheesey sun1

Gratitude?  Are You Happy?  If so, why?  If not, why not?

I am kind of both at the moment, I think that’s possible? I was doing so well this week. Going back to the toilet had been normal until today honestly and it got me down. I had a good cry, I am over being sick! I finally get off my anxiety tablets, not able to do as much, for this too happen. I feel so down right now.

What Alice Forgot Review

I have not done a review for such a long time! I don’t think I’m going to be doing it the way I usually do either. I just really want to write what I thought, my likes and dislikes. I guess, in that way this isn’t really a review, it’s just some of my thoughts.

what-alice-forgot

Book Breakdown:

Imagine finding yourself, flat on the floor, in the middle of gym, complete strangers around you. Completely terrified you ask for someone to ring your loving, newly married, husband… Just too find out that you are getting divorced, have three children and have completely forgotten the last 10 years.

This is what has happened to Alice.

Positive Personal Perspective:

I thought that with a book that was about forgetting, I thought that I might become confused with the constant coming and back forth as (I thought) she might remember. I didn’t feel like I was getting confused at all. It’s one of those books written from the perspective of a couple of characters, and those can usually get quiet confusing, but I didn’t feel like that (until the ending).

Negative Personal Perspective:

I have to say I really did enjoy this book. The ending, I have to be honest, I got really confused  It almost felt like “Gotta finish this somehow” and then…I just became confused, I had to go back and reread what I had already read. I thought that somehow that there was just a huge tonne of characters being mixed up, or that I had somehow missed out an entire chapter. Turns out, it wasn’t, it was just the ending.
In hindsight, what lead up to the ending of the book, made the ending, make sense. I just don’t really read books going “I hope to have to reread this in case something doesn’t make sense, straight away”. It might be me being fussy, I like being able to understand straight away.

The End

However, apart from that one complaint, the rest of it was absolutely fantastic! It was a book that made me think, if something similar happened to you, would you want to even remember the last 10 years of your life? Despite everything you might miss, would it make you much more less bitter? Would it help you give a new lease to your life? Would it make you look at your current life a little different, and would you change just, a little on the inside. Would you decide to live your dreams from years ago? Every time I’d finish reading it a bit more, I would have all these questions in my mind, about my own life

Share Your World, Jan Wk 3, 2018

Share Your World

Share Your World, 21/01/19

QUESTIONS:

What’s the closest thing you’ve experienced to real magic?

I honestly, this is going to sound SO lame. I think seeing baby animals, any kind honestly, is magical. Even spiders and reptiles…Except for maggots. Baby animals are so magical. I could watch them for hours. I was actually nearly late for work the other day because as I walked to to work, I stopped and filmed some new baby duckling.

 

Who is the messiest person you know? And why? 

Honestly? It’d have to be between my partner and myself. I know, it’s terrible! We are actually getting better. That’s mainly because though the cat is sick, so we don’t want to leave him in a messy house all day. With it being so warm lately too, it’s not fair to leave him in a stinky warm house. My partner would probably say it’s me, but it’s both of us really.


If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?

Is there a way to stop people from believing and supporting Donald Trump?


What benefits does art provide society? Does art hurt society in any way?

I think it just depends on the Art and the Society, it’s trying to provide. Take the Covington Boys situation. You have young teenagers who are wearing red hats that have no healing proprieties what so ever. Thinking that somehow Nathan Phillips banging a drum is supposed to be him intimidating them? Yet everyone who knows, knows that Phillips was banging a healing drum and chanting a healing chant. It’s the same situation with Art. The people who get it, will get it and there will always be those that don’t and those that do.


What’s something positive you’d like to share?  Can be a smile, a joke, or music..anything that gave you a lift this week!

Honestly, it’s been the support of the others who hate Trump as much as we all seem too,lol…This week has seemingly been particularly rough.

Pose

Pose – 2018 IMDb

Here we are with another television series review! I just loved this one so much and I wanted to share it with you all, so if it comes up on your Netflix or something, you know…This…I want to watch this.

Fine GIF by Pose FX - Find & Share on GIPHY

Dear Lord, now I hope that I do it justice!

What is “Pose?”

First you need to know that Pose is set around the end of the 1980’s. Aids is about and there not yet a “cure” for it. At this point I’m not even sure about the research at the time. Despite that, it’s a show that takes a look at African American, transsexual and gay POC and how they have found the “Ballroom” where they “Pose” (lol). Where they are free to be who they truly want to be, where it was SAFE for them to be who they wanted to be. It takes a look at how society, not only white, religious and the straight community treated trans people. How they treated each other through their placing in society and whether or not they “pass”. By pass I mean that by being a transgender person, whether or not they pass for looking female…or male.

Have to warn you…

Homer Simpson Spoilers GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

 I will be writing spoilers….

The characters:

I have to start off by saying that I very much dislike how on the IMDb page they have put Evan Peters at the top of their list. I get that he is more probably well known then the others and he is actually in every episode (I haven’t seen the last two yet though, at this point). However, is he not really a main character, they could have literally any white guy play his part. Peter Evans plays the typical white married family man who…I can’t even say “falls in love”…But he becomes intoxicated by one of the ladies. So, enough about that.

I don’t know which character I loved more to be completely honest with you. What I loved about this show was that the characters were REAL. How can I describe it too you? A lot of the actual actors in this show are actually Transsexual AND Transgender to begin with, so they are absolutely coming from a place of realness. Pose is to date, the show with the largest reoccurring transsexual actors.

From the top of my head my favourite character has to be Pray Tell played by Billy Porter. The sassy dressmaker and DJ, speaker and in the opening credit that is his voice. I think I loved him the most because he was just so open and raw. Pray Tell was the character with the boyfriend, dying from Aids. When he finds out that he had Aids, he tries to keep it together but cannot anymore after making a promise to live to his dying boyfriend. It’s not just your usual promise to be happy either. It was a promise to be happy because Pray Tell has the aids and even though Pray Tell does not want to tell his boyfriend, but he can see it in Pray Tells eyes, be happy.

House of Evangelista

A “House” is where you get, pretty much, lost causes, and help each other and support each other to succeed. Well, that’s what they are supposed to be about, not every House is so supportive. They learn, they learn though. Both Houses have a “Mother” and you have to respect their rules, each house has a different mother and different rules.

The House of Evangelista are the main protagonist of the show, other than Pray Tell and Elektra Abundance from House of Abundance (who I also love).

Ryan Jamaal Swain Family GIF by Pose FX - Find & Share on GIPHY

The House of Evangelista consist of “Mother” Blanca Rodriguez, recently diagnosed with AIDS. Finally tired of feeling held back in the House of Abundance (lead by “Mother” the fabulous Elektra Abundance) Blanca decides to head out and start her own House. Along the way she bumps into a young Damon Richards a young gay man whose just been kicked out of his house (for being gay) and a beautiful Angel (that’s her name) a young transsexual having to sell her body for sex, which is where she meets Evan Peters character.

A bunch of misfits, just starting out in the Ballroom world.

Dominique Jackson Elektra Abundance GIF by Pose FX - Find & Share on GIPHY

What I really love about the show:

Not only does the show have the most transsexual reoccurring actors on a show. It still looks at all the topics surrounding gay people in the 80’s. Unlike a lot of other shows though, it doesn’t get to dark, but still keeps the seriousness. I absolutely love the relationship between Damon and Ricky (played by Dyllon Burnside). In all honesty I think it’s not only the first relationship I’ve seen between POC LGBT gay men, but it’s the most sweetest relationship I have seen between two men, just in general. Without the over PDA…I can’t stand that no matter what!lol

Ben Stiller Awww GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

What I love most about the show though, even with the competing House. They are still there for each other. The show shows what a family can be, that a family does not have to be “blood”. They just have to “be”.