Monday, March 30, 2015

Random Thoughts TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 5 Finale - SPOILERS!!

I usually only do my random thoughts reviews on movies, but last night's season finale of The Walking Dead is still buzzing around in my head today. 


Glenn may have forgiven Nicholas, but Maggie is a whole 'nother story. Maggie might break his other leg. And I’m okay with that.

The priest has a survival instinct that makes him dangerously stupid, and that pisses me off.

Pete may have been a wife-beating jerk, but he was still Jessie's husband and the father of her kids. The fact that Rick shot him (right in front of her) should make for an interesting start to their relationship, which we have to assume will happen. I imagine her kids will not respond well to Rick or Carl.

Anyone think Michonne may feel some guilt because her katana was what Pete used to kill Reg? If she had been carrying it... (Here is where my friends argue it wasn’t her katana. I’m going to watch again. If I’m wrong, I’ll come back and say so.)

I love that the homemaker part of Carol is still in her enough for her to want the casserole dish back.

Whatever happened with the micro-inverters they went for in the last episode? It didn't look like they brought them back with Noah and Aiden being dead and all...but they still probably need them.

Those W guys would have loved the Governor. And just how many car batteries did they have to have to set up their undead rave?

Awww. Abraham and Eugene are besties again.

Daryl has kinda been a recruiter all along. He and Glenn brought Bob (now-dead black man) to the prison with. Daryl brought Noah (now-dead black man) to the church. If the trend holds, Morgan really needs to watch his back. He’s pretty much a badass now though, so that definitely helps the odds. (The fight scene where he used his stick [not a euphemism] to totally beat the snot out of the Wolves made me think of Game of Thrones when Oberyn Martell and the Mountain had their fight, except Morgan didn’t get his head squished like a melon.)

Glenn has been shot and Rick just killed the surgeon/doctor. Think we'll lose Glenn at the beginning of next season?

Norman Reedus’ warning to bring the Kleenex was a total ruse. I didn’t cry a bit.

While it’s great that none of the major characters died, I feel like we didn’t really advance the storyline that much given that it was a 90-minute episode. But, I guess, it wasn’t REALLY 90 minutes. As previously mentioned, I’ve decided to watch again today and bought it on Amazon. The Amazon description says that it’s 65 minutes. 65 MINUTES?!? Nearly a THIRD of the time from beginning to end was spent on commercials. Wow.

The promo for the spinoff “Fear the Walking Dead” was super duper short. I feel cheated. I hope it turns out to be a good show though. And I hope it runs while the main show is on summer hiatus. That would give me year-round apocalypse. And if it’s really good, I hope it gets its own talk show…

…which leads to my final thought. Even though I’m complaining about the abundance of commercials in the finale, I hope that a 90-minute finale is a trend that AMC continues every season. I would also like a 90-minute Talking Dead finale to go with it. More minutes, even a few, means more to talk about. And Yvette Nicole Brown needs to be a guest every week. She and her pages of notes are the best.

What did you think about the finale? Good? Bad? Meh? Let’s discuss!

Monday, March 16, 2015

My spirit animal is a hibernating bear.

Conversation today:

Me - "When is the first day of Spring?"

Friend who really doesn't want to be involved in this - "March 20. That's Friday."

Me - "Okay, good. That gives me three days."

FWDRWTBIIT - "Three days for what?"

Me - "Three days until I have to shave my legs. I don't feel obligated to do it during the winter."

FWDRWTBIIT - "So you're like that meme."

Me - "What meme?"

FWDRWTBIIT - "The one how you're like a bear during winter. You have hairy legs, you're totally scary when someone wakes you up, and you don't like hunters in plaid flannel shirts. Or something like that."

Me - "Yeah. Something like that."

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I volunteered for the company health and fitness challenge. Yeah, I'm surprised about it, too.

The company health and fitness challenge officially kicked off today. We got goodies (the healthy kind), watched a motivational video that was actually pretty cool, and heard from a dietician (spell check is telling me dietician is not a word. It would be super helpful if it would show me what IS a word for "person who plans healthy meals and makes you instantly regret those Double Stuft Oreos").

Anyway, she (the lady who is apparently NOT a dietician) had great words of wisdom: "You lose weight in the kitchen; you tone in the gym," which is a pretty smart and tactful of way of saying "eat more salads, brainiac" (spell check is telling me that brainiac is also not a word. I vehemently disagree). the last three days, I have had 3 lunches and 3 suppers. Five/5/cinco of those meals involved salad. Have I mentioned that I hate salad?

I guess what I'm trying to say is that all you students reading this who are the science-y types really need to find a way to make bacon and/or pepperoni and/or Mexican food and/or Double Stuft Oreos that are as healthy as salad. Or salad that tastes like bacon and/or pepperoni and/or Mexican food and/or Double Stuft Oreos.

To all my friends and co-workers who are also doing the health and fitness challenge, good luck! I hope you meet all your weekly goals. And I hope that my team wins all the prizes.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Trying to plan around Mother Nature, a poem

I'm trying to plan my outfit for tomorrow and tomorrow's weather. It's difficult to do, so I came up with a little poem to make it better. It goes like this:

Eenie, meenie, miney, moe...
Will it rain? Or will it snow?
Will the Lubbock sun shine hot?
I might guess right, but probably not.

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