Aside

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Religious History Reimagined Pt 1

With more books being written in this series, I felt that it was time to get back into the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown. I started to adventure with the first book Angels and Demons. Yes, this is the first book and not The Da Vinci Code like so many people think. To start, I would like to say that I will be using the word mythos when describing aspects of this series. The word “mythos,” according to Merriam-Webster, is a pattern of beliefs expressing often symbolically the characteristic or prevalent attitudes in a group or culture. By using this word, I am not trying to express my own opinions of the religions and cultures expressed in these novels. If there is a better word that could be used, feel free to say so. I will take it into consideration. But, on with the review…

The first thing I have to say is how well researched this series is. I had the privilege to read the illustrated edition. It was amazing to see pictures of all of the places explored in the novel. This novel explores the “battle” between science and religion. It is well done in a way that doesn’t choose a side. Every character has different opinions regarding the matter, and everyone respects the other’s opinions. The dialogue in this way is well written and not really a fluff piece. I also enjoyed how points of view shifted. It is not often that changes in point of view are done so seamlessly, but it was well done here. All the characters are believable and intriguing. I loved everything about this book. I personally don’t really know much about the Catholic church. After asking my best friend about it as they are Catholic, I realized that it was much more accurate than I thought. They told me that the mythos of the church as it related to the book and different things. They also explained some things that I didn’t quite get, so that was also amazing. Also, from reading the acknowledgments at the end, I realized that the author actually went to the places described in the book. If that doesn’t add to it, I don’t know what does.

Killer Roommate

Just out of college, that last thing you expect is that your new roommate kills people for a living, but that is what you get out of Assassin Roommate by Monica Gallagher. The characters balance each other well. There is not an overabundance of unnecessary characters. Everyone serves a purpose. The relationships are also written very well. There are hints of a love triangle, but it isn’t annoying as some love triangles can be. Everyone involved are adults. Yes, they do have outbursts of emotion, but it is all understandable. Also, the conflict between the different assassin networks is also interesting as you are trying to figure out what everyone wants and what their true motives are. The second season of this webcomic just wrapped up, so it is the perfect time to catch up on this amazing series. I can’t wait to find out what the author has in store next.

Rebuilding the Island

Unless you have been living under a rock, you are sure to have noticed the influx of games that revolve around complete puzzles in order to rebuild something, be it mansions or gardens. A new addition to this genre of gaming is Lost Island: Blast Adventure. I like this game because instead of a match three, is a … blow up blocks of a color. It’s the same premise, but different. From what I have seen in the game, there are lots of interesting characters and a mystery to unravel through the power of archeology. I would check it out if you can so you can have a seal. Have I told you that you get a seal friend?

You can get this game on Android and iOS.

My Little Vet Clinic

One of the many recent games that I have downloaded on my phone has Pet Rescue. What can I say about it other than it is super adorable? The animal and character designs are well done. The simple animations are absolutely perfect. The premise of the game is that you are running a vet clinic with different services that you can upgrade your care for animals and help out missing animals. The first part is more time management and the second is waiting for a time to expire. There are also three worlds currently available as I am writing this. I have only played in two of them. The different worlds have different services you can offer and different animals to rescue. My one complaint is that the vets don’t get different outfits for the different world. I know that it is a silly complaint, but I just think it would be really cute.

You can get that game for Android and a bunch of random platforms from I saw.

Gaming for the Planet

To be clear, I am considering JouleBug a game because that is what it is called in the GooglePlay store. It’s more of a competition so close enough. What I love about this “game” is that you work with other people to save the planet. There are a variety of tasks you can “Buzz” to tell the world that you did an action to help the environment. There are also competitions every once in a while to show off you world-saving actions to everyone involved. My one problem is that it’s so hard to remember to buzz in, and that is of no fault of the app. At this point, I just do things and realize that hours later I could have buzzed something. Also, I’m a vegetarian, and there is an action that says go a day without meat, so I literally could get that one every day if I were to remember. But I do think this is a fun app to use if you wanted to compete with your friends over something.

You can get the app for Android and iOS. If you would like more information about the company, the website is here. There are also similar apps with slightly different functions from this company if you want to check them out.

The Super Family is Back

Let me begin this post by saying that I have been waiting for this movie for fourteen years. I wasn’t very hype for it from the trailers, but the Incredibles 2 movie was exactly what I wanted. It fits in perfectly from the end of the last movie, and it was very seemless. The character’s hadn’t changed too much but there was still area’s of growth. I just absolutely loved Bob’s (the dad’s) internal conflict. It was so well done. Also, the villian made slightly more sense than the original did, but the justaposition was intriguing. I also got a very X-men vibe from the movie. If you replace “supers” with “mutants,” the message of the movies are very similar, but you just can’t hate a family superhero movie. If they were to make another movie, not saying they should, but I would like to see older Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack taking on a world that is more accepting of “supers” to see what new problems emerge in their society. I just personally think that that would be really interesting to see.

Holidays in July (2018 Calendar)

It’s been a really long time since I’ve done one of these, and I really want to get back to them. July is the National Blueberry Month, Ice Cream Month and a month that you shouldn’t get married in apparently. Also, the second week of the month is Nude Recreation Week, if you are interested in that type of thing.

1

  • Build a Scarecrow Day (always the first Sunday of the month)
  • Canada Day/Dominion Day
  • Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
  • International Chicken Wing Day
  • International Joke Day
  • National Postal Worker Day
  • National US Postage Stamp Day
  • National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
  • National Gingersnap Day

2

  • I Forgot Day
  • World UFO Day
  • National Anisette Day

3

  • Compliment Your Mirror Day
  • Disobedience Day
  • Eat Beans Day
  • Stay out of the Sun Day
  • National Fried Clam Day
  • National Chocolate Wafer Day

4

  • Independence Day (US)
  • National Country Music Day
  • Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
  • National Barbecued Spareribs Day
  • National Caesar Salad Day

5

  • National Apple Turnover Day
  • National Bikini Day
  • Work-a-holics Day
  • National Hawaii Day
  • National Graham Cracker Day

6

  • National Kissing Day
  • National Fried Chicken Day

7

  • Chocolate Day
  • International Cherry Pit Spitting Day (always the first Saturday of the month)
  • National Strawberry Sundae Day
  • National Dive Bar Day
  • National Father-Daughter Take a Walk Day
  • National Macaroni Day
  • Hop-a-Park Day (always the first Saturday of the month)

8

  • Body Painting Day
  • National Blueberry Day
  • Video Games Day
  • National Chocolate with Almonds Day

9

  • National Sugar Cookie Day

10

  • Pick Blueberries Day
  • Teddy Bear Picnic Day
  • National Clerihew Day
  • National Pina Colada Day

11

  • Cheer up the Lonely Day
  • National Blueberry Muffins Day
  • World Population Day
  • National Rainier Cherry Day
  • All American Pet Photo Day
  • National Mojito Day
  • National 7-Eleven day

12

  • Different Colored Eyes Day
  • Pecan Pie Day
  • National Simplicity Day
  • Paper Bag Day
  • Eat Your Jello Day

13

  • Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
  • Embrace Your Geekness Day
  • Fool’s Paradise Day
  • Friday the 13th
  • National French Fries Day
  • National Delaware Day
  • National Beans ‘N’ Franks Day

14

  • Bastille Day
  • Pandemonium Day
  • National Nude Day
  • Shark Awareness Day
  • National Grand Marnier Day
  • National Tape Measure Day
  • National Mac and Cheese Day
  • Collector Car Appreciation Day (changes every year)

15

  • Be a Dork Day
  • Cow Appreciation
  • National Ice Cream Day (always the third Sunday of the month)
  • Tapioca Pudding Day
  • National Give Something Away Day
  • National I Love Horses Day
  • National Pet Fire Safety Day

16

  • Fresh Spinach Day
  • Global Hug Your Kids Day (always the third Monday of the month)
  • World Snake Day
  • National Corn Fritters Day
  • National Personal Chef’s Day
  • National Get Out of the Dog House Day (always the third Monday of the month)

17

  • Peach Ice Cream Day
  • World Emoji Day
  • Yellow Pig Day
  • National Tattoo Day
  • Wrong Way Corrigan Day

18

  • National Caviar Day
  • National Hot Dog Day (always the third Wednesday of the month)
  • National Sour Candy Day
  • National Caviar Day

19

  • National Daiquiri Day
  • National Raspberry Cake Day
  • Get to Know Your Customers Day (always the third Thursday of a quarter)

20

  • National Ice Cream Soda Day
  • National Lollipop Day
  • Moon Day
  • Ugly Truck Day
  • National Pennsylvania

21

  • National Junk Food Day
  • National Be Someone Day
  • National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day (always the third Saturday of the month)
  • Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day (always the third Saturday of the month)

22

  • Hammock Day
  • Parent’s Day (always the fourth Sunday of the month)
  • Ratcatcher’s Day
  • National Penuche Fudge Day

23

  • Vanilla Ice Cream Day

24

  • Amelia Earheart Day
  • Cousins Day
  • National Tequila Day
  • Tell an Old Joke Day
  • National Thermal Engineer Day
  • National Drive-Thru Day

25

  • Culinarians Day
  • Threading the Needle Day
  • National Hire a Veteran Day
  • National Merry-Go-Round Day
  • National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
  • National Wine and Cheese Day

26

  •  All or Nothing Day
  • Aunt and Uncle Day
  • National Bagelfest Day
  • National Coffee Milkshake Day
  • National Refreshment Day (always the fourth Thursday of the month)
  • National Chili Dog Day (always the last Thursday of the month)

27

  • System Administrator Appreciation Day (always the last Friday of the month)
  • Take Your Houseplants for a Walk
  • Take Your Pants for a Walk
  • National New Jersey Day
  • National Scotch Day
  • National Creme Brulee Day
  • National Get Gnarly Day (always the last Friday of the month)
  • National Talk in an Elevator Day (always the last Friday of the month)

28

  • National Day of the Cowboy (always the fourth Saturday of the month)
  • National Milk Chocolate Day
  • National Waterpark day
  • Buffalo Soldiers Day
  • National Dance Day (always the last Saturday of the month)

29

  • International Tiger Day
  • National Chicken Wing Day
  • National Lasagna Day
  • National Lipstick Day

30

  • National Cheesecake Day
  • Father-in-Law Day
  • International Day of Friendship
  • National Whistleblower Day

31

  • Mutt’s Day
  • National Avacado Day
  • National Raspberry Cake Day

 

Sources:

http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/july.htm

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/july/