Aside

As of now, I have a Patreon page. It’s for those people who love my content and want to help me keep going. I appreciate anything that you are willing to lend. As of now, it is a per monthly “subscription.” If you are able to do it, thank you so much. If not, that’s okay too. I just hope that everyone is loving my content.

HGTV: The Game

I game that I literally spent a week binge playing was House Flipper. I saw it all over YouTube and I wanted to have more of a chance to review it myself. I absolutely loved it. I did every single mission and I’m in the process of flipping the houses from the Buy menu. I think I love this game so much because I spend lots of my free time watching HGTV. I was fun for a chance to do the actual designing. I honestly wished that there were more options for furniture or lighting. I now that the team would need to spend time programming it, but I think that’s really the only thing I would change. I enjoy the puzzle of figuring out what each buyer wants and having fun trying to design based on their different tastes. I feel that if in games you spend a lot of time designing your living quarters, this might be the game for you. I know that I spend hours at a time building my houses in Minecraft, so this is the more realistic version with painting.

Not How You Start a Romance

In my desperate attempt to feel something, I decided to read a sappy romance that I had read before. I choose The Lucky One by Nickolas Sparks (because his writing is the definition of sappy romance). For those of you who have not read the book or seen the movie, The Lucky One is a story about a marine who finds a picture of a woman while out in Afganistan and ends up believing that it kept him alive. After coming back from tour, he goes on a hike across the country looking for this woman. Let me start by saying that this would only be possible in a romance novel. In real life, this would get you arrested, but when you suspend your disbelief and is a really interesting way to develop the relationship. You see the majority of the relationship building from the marine’s point of view which, giving him some props, his thoughts on everything was not creepy. He just felt the need to help her out after she “saved” his life. He was not expecting anything to come out of it. For this one reason, it’s kind of cute, especially in comparison with another male character in the book. After reading the story from the other guy’s point of view, I felt the need to take a shower. This was definitely a book that you cannot over think too much. You just have to take in at face value. If you think about it realistically, the entire story is a plot hole, but a fun read either way.

One Shot Assassin

I never expected an endless runner styled shooting game, but there is Mr. Gun. The game is minimalistic in plot and design, but I think that’s the beauty of it. You play as an assassin that is trying to take down a bunch of bosses on your bucket list, but first, you have to get through their minions. You are going upstairs, shooting your way up to the boss. The stairs are randomly generated along with the minions, so there is no telling how tall or short the starts are going to be, and you only have one shot or your dead. What I like about this game that is not present in most endless runners is that there is a leveling system. Instead of facing a bunch of minions and facing the exact same bosses every single time, you begin at the first level you haven’t defeated a boss on. There is still the ability to try and get a higher score every single time that you play, but it doesn’t come with the feeling that after you die, you have to start over at the very beginning. Also, there is the ability to change guns, once you own them. Each one has slightly different abilities. There are also different outfits. After I got the Hitman 47 skin, I didn’t bother looking at the others, so that’s something you for you to discover.

 

If you would like the play this game, you can find it on Andriod, iOS, and a variety of online sites.

Holidays in September (2018 Calendar)

Welcome, everybody, to September, the 9th month of the year. September is also Hispanic Heritage Month, Classical Music Month, and Self Improvement Month. As a continuation of last month, I’ll do my best to have more than American holidays in this list. If a country isn’t named in conjunction with the holiday, just assume that it’s America. And yes, I know that this is late going up. I got caught up with school work. Give me a small break.

 

1

  • Emma M. Nutt Day – the first woman telephone operator
  • National Cherry Popover Day
  • World Peace Day (Germany)
  • Constitution Day (Slovakia)
  • Knowledge and Literature Day (Armenia)
  • Independence Day (Uzbekistan)

2

  • International Bacon Day – always the Saturday before Labor Day
  • VJ Day – for some
  • Father’s Day (multiple countries)
  • Janmashtami (Hindu Holiday)
  • Day of the Independent City of Ceuta (Ceuta, Spain)
  • Independence Day (Vietnam)
  • Daylight Saving Time starts (Namibia)

3

  • Labo(u)r Day – always the first Monday of the Month
  • Skyscraper Day
  • Armed Forces Day (Taiwan)
  • The Feast of St. Marinus and Republic Day (San Marino)
  • August Bank Holiday (Saint Helena)

4

  • Newspaper Carrier Day
  • World Sexual Health Day

5

  • Be Late for Something Day
  • Cheese Pizza Day
  • International Day of Charity

6

  • Fight Procrastination Day
  • Read a Book Day
  • Smhlolo Day/Independence Day (Swaziland)
  • Jeune Genevois (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Armed Forces’ Day (Sao Tome and Principe)
  • Unification Day (Bulgaria)

7

  • National Salami Day
  • Neither Rain nor Snow Day
  • Independence Day (Brazil)
  • Victory Day (Mozambique)
  • Constitution Day (Fiji)

8

  • International Literacy Day
  • National Date Nut Bread Day (or December 22)
  • Pardon Day
  • Knabenschiessen (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • German Language Day (Germany)
  • Garl Carner Federal Lands Cleanup Day
  • The Feast of Our Lady of Victories (Malta)
  • Nativity of Our Lady (Liechtenstein)
  • National Day (Andorra)
  • Day of Asturias (Asturias, Spain)
  • Day of Extremadura (Extremadura, Spain)
  • Virgin of the Victory (Melilla, Spain)
  • Kosrae Liberation Day (Micronesia)
  • Nativity of Mary (Lebanon)
  • Independence Day (Republic of Macedonia)

9

  • Grandparent’s Day – always the Sunday after Labor Day
  • National Pet Memorial Day – always the second Sunday of the month
  • Rosh Hashanah – begins on Sunday and the date varies
  • Teddy Bear Day
  • Knabenschiessen (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Children’s Day  (Costa Rica)
  • European Heritage Days/Day of the Open Monument (Germany)
  • Day of the Homeland (Germany)
  • Day of the Victims of Holocaust and of Racial Violence (Slovakia)
  • California Admission Day (California, US)
  • Day of the Workers in the Energy Sector (Turkmenistan)
  • Turkmen Bakhshi Day (Turkmenistan)
  • National Day (North Day)
  • Father’s Day (multiple countries)
  • Independence Day (Tajikistan)

10

  • Sewing Machine Day
  • Swap Ideas Day
  • Knabenschiessen (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Rosh Hashana (Hebrew holiday)
  • Gibraltar Day (Gibraltar)
  • Repression Victims’ Day (Mongolia)
  • Children’s Day (Honduras)
  • St. George’s Caye Day (Belize)
  • Teacher’s Day (China)
  • World Suicide Prevention Day

11

  • 911 Remembrance
  • Make your Bed Day
  • No News is Good News Day
  • St. John the Baptist Day (Eritrea)
  • Geez New Year (Eritrea)
  • Rosh Hashana (Hebrew holiday)
  • Patriot Day
  • Our Lady of Coromoto (Venezuela)
  • Day of Catalonia (Catalonia, Spain)
  • Ethiopian New Year
  • Pohnpei Liberation Day (Micronesia)
  • Coptic New Year (Egypt)

12

  • National Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • National Video Games Day – also in July
  • Islamic New Year/Muharram
  • Amun Jadid (Muslim Holiday, Philippines)
  • Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu holiday)
  • National Day (Cabo Verde)
  • Tzom Gedaliah (Hebrew Holiday)
  • Eid-al-Adha (Melilla, Spain)
  • International Day for South-South Cooperation
  • Hijra New Year (Morocco)

13

  • Defy Superstition Day
  • Fortune Cookie Day
  • Blame Someone Else Day – always the first Friday the 13th of the year
  • Friday the 13th
  • National Peanut Day
  • Positive Thinking Day
  • Uncle Sam Day – anniversary of his image being first used in 1813
  • Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu holiday)
  • International Programmers’ Day

14

  • National Cream-Filled Donut Day
  • Holy Cross day (Christian holiday)
  • Battle of San Jacinto (Nicaragua)

15

  • Make a Hat Day
  • Felt Hat Day
  • Independence Day (multiple countries)
  • Shout of Dolores (Mexico)
  • Doy of Our Lady of Sorrows (Slovakia)
  • Nuestro Senora de la Bien Aparecida (Cantabria, Spain)
  • International Day of Democracy
  • Restoration of Primorska to the Motherland Day (Slovenia)
  • International Dot Day

16

  • American Legion Day
  • Collect Rocks Day
  • Step Family Day
  • Mayflower Day
  • Mexican Independence Day
  • National Play-Doh Day
  • National Women’s Friendship Day – always the third Sunday of the month
  • Wife Appreciation Day – always the third Sunday of the month
  • Working Parents Day
  • Swiss Federal Fast (Switzerland – except for Ge)
  • Malaysia Day
  • Independence Day (multiple countries)
  • Valentine’s Day (Colombia)
  • National Hero’s Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis)
  • Day of Martry Omar Al-Mokhtar (Libya)
  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

17

  • Citizenship Day
  • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
  • National Apple Dumpling Day
  • Birthday of Crown Prince Tuputo’a-‘Ulukalala (Tonga)
  • Teacher’s Day (Honduras)
  • Day of Melilla (Melilla, Spain)
  • Extended National Holiday (Chile)
  • Respect for the Aged Day (Japan)
  • National Hero Day (Angola)

18

  • National Cheeseburger Day
  • Yom Kippur – begins at sundown
  • US Air Force Birthday
  • National Day (Chile)

19

  • International Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • National Butterscotch Pudding Day
  • Yom Kippur (multiple countries)
  • Foundation of the Slovak National Council Day (Slovakia)
  • The Feast of Saint Januarius (Naples, Italy)
  • Independence Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis)
  • Army Day (Chile)
  • First Day of Yom Kippur (Republic of Macedonia)

20

  • National Pepperoni Pizza Day
  • National Punch Day
  • German World Children’s day
  • Tassoua (Iran)
  • Day of Ashura (Algeria and Lebanon)

21

  • International Peace Day
  • Miniature Golf Day
  • Ashura (multiple countries)
  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • Founder’s Day (Ghana)

22

  • Eid-Ul-Adha – date varies
  • Business Women’s Day
  • Elephant Appreciation Day
  • Hobbit Day
  • Internation Rabbit Day – always the fourth Saturday of the month
  • National Hunting and Fishing day – always the fourth Saturday of the month
  • Oktoberfest begins in Germany – date varies
  • Emancipation Day (Ohio, US)
  • Independence Day (multiple countries)
  • National Public Lands Day

23

  • Autumn/September Equinox – date varies
  • Checkers day
  • Dog in Politics Day
  • Sukkot – begins at sundown and the date varies (Hebrew holiday)
  • International Celebrate Bisexuality Day
  • European Heritage Days (Austria)
  • Mid-Autumn Festival Day 1 (South Korea)
  • Saudi National Day
  • Mabon
  • My Birthday in case you care – probably not

24

  • National Cherries Jubilee Day
  • Anniversary of the Failed Attack on Lome (Togo)
  • Family and Community Day (Australia)
  • Independence Day (Guinea-Bissau)
  • Mid-Autumn Festival (multiple countries)
  • Constitutional Day (Cambodia)
  • Armed Forces Day (Peru)
  • Republic Day (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Our Lady of Las Mercedes (Dominican Republic)
  • Heritage Day (South Africa)
  • Pitru Paksha starts (Hindu holiday)

25

  • National Comic Book Day
  • Armed Forces Day (Mozambique)

26

  • Johnny Appleseed Day
  • North Yemen Revolution Day
  • World Day Against Trafficking Persons
  • Interaction Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

27

  • Crush a Can Day
  • Meskel (multiple countries)
  • World Tourism Day
  • World Maritime Day

28

  • Ask a Stupid Question Day
  • National Good Neighbor Day
  • Native American Day – always the fourth Friday of the month
  • National Youth Day (Turks and Caicos Islands)
  • St. Wenceslas Day (Czech Republic)
  • German Sandwich Day
  • Daylight Saving Time ends (Mongolia)
  • Teachers’ Day (Taiwan)
  • Day of Bosnians (Kosovo)
  • World Rabies Day
  • International Bosniaks’ Day (for Bosniak community) (Republic of Macedonia)
  • National Drink Beer Day

29

  • Confucious Day – A.K.A. Get a Fortune Cookie Day
  • Micheal and All Angels (Christian holiday)
  • Daylight Saving Time starts (Samoa)
  • Boqueron Battle Victory Day (Paraguay)
  • World Heart Day
  • National Coffee Day

30

  • National Mud Pack Day
  • Last Day of Sukkot (Jewish holiday)
  • Gold Star Mother’s Day
  • Nationalization of Rocas (Sao Tome and Principe)
  • Hoshanah Rabah (Hebrew holiday)
  • Botswana Day

Sources:

Holiday Insights

Holidays Calendar

Making Bigger Dragons

In the past couple of months, I would say, I’ve been obsessed with merging games. Merge these fruits. Merge these cars. Merge these houses. Right now, my obsession is over Merge Dragons. Its premise is pretty much the same as every other merge game, but it adds another element to the formula. I will admit, I first downloaded that game because I kept getting the ads and wanted to see what all hype was about. I was instantly hooked. In the background of all the merging, there is a story that unfolds. You are not just making bigger dragons, although that is a small part of it. You are trying to heal a land that was once overrun with zomblins. So, alongside merging, there is a small bit of an action mechanic and it is very strategy based. Sometimes making a certain merge is not in your best interest. Now, I will admit that this game has all of the hallmarks of a pay to play system. There are lots of elements that go by a lot quicker if you were to pay for them. I haven’t purchased anything so I can say that you will have fun with is game without making microtransactions. I play for a little bit, do something else for a couple of hours, and then get right make into the game exactly where I left off practically.

 

If you want to experience this game for yourself or just learn more about it, you can go and check out their website. It has all of the information on the app you can possibly handle.

Making a Dream Out of a Nightmare

For no reason what-so-ever, I completed the entirety of Kitchen Nightmares, the US version before you ask. I don’t know what it is, but Gordon Ramsay yelling at people makes me feel better. I’m sure that I would break down crying if he were to do that to me, but degrees of separation and what not. I just love the way he turns owners around. I just feel bad that some restaurants were closed down after he came to help either because of the owner’s stubbornness or bank came after them. I was also watching the show on Hulu, so when I went to the comments, there was one faithful person who would inform you if the restaurant was closed. I don’t know why I found it funny, but I was pleasantly surprised when I didn’t see their comments. I don’t think I would ever binge this show again; there’s just not anything else one can really get from it, especially since I’m not planning on opening my own restaurant someday. I just happy that I can say that I saw all of Kitchen Nightmares. I might actually check out a couple of Ramsay’s other shows and hope that I get the same pleasure out of it.

Holidays in August: 2018 Calendar

Welcome to August, the month where most students go back to the torture known as school. August is also Admit You’re Happy Month (ironic because school starts), Peach Month, and Romance Awareness Month, which I think should be in February in all honestly. Since I also what to include holidays from different countries, unless noted what country, let’s just assume holidays are for the US.

1

  • National Girlfriends Day
  • National Mountain Climbing Day
  • National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
  • Lammas (Christain holiday)
  • Emancipation Day (multiple countries)
  • Swiss National Day
  • Santo Domingo Celebrations Start (Nicaragua)
  • Festival Wednesday (British Virgin Islands)
  • Colorado Day
  • Independence Day (Benin)
  • Parent’s Day (Congo Democratic Republic)
  • Army Day (China)
  • Gualdalcanal Province Day (Solomon Islands)
  • The Royal St John’s Regatta (Canada)
  • Yorkshire day (United Kingdom)

2

  • National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • Our Lady of Los Angeles (Costa Rica)
  • Emancipation Day (Bermuda)
  • Republic Day (Macedonia)

3

  • Grab Some Nuts Day
  • International Beer Day (always the first Friday)
  • National Watermelon Day
  • Martyrs’ Day (Guinea-Bissau)
  • Freedom Day (Equatorial Guinea)
  • Nigerien Independence Day
  • Somers’ Day (Bermuda)
  • Makira-Ulawa Province Day (Solomon Islands)
  • Farmers’ Day (Zambia)

4

  • Campfire Day (always the first Saturday)
  • International Hangover Day (always the first Saturday)
  • National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
  • US Coast Guard Day
  • National Clown Day (always the Saturday of International Clown Week)
  • National Mustard Day (always the first Saturday)
  • Matice Slovenska Day (Slovakia)
  • Constitution Day (Cook Islands)
  • Celebrations of San Salvador (El Salvador)
  • National Guard’s Day (Venezuela)

5

  • Friendship Day (always the first Sunday)
  • International Forgiveness Day (always the first Sunday)
  • National Underwear Day
  • Sisters Day (always the first Sunday)
  • Work like a Dog Day
  • Homeland Thanksgiving Day (Croatia)
  • Continuation of Celebrations of San Salvador
  • The Day of Our Lady of Africa (Spain (Ceuta))

6

  • Wiggle Your Toes Day
  • Independence Day (multiple countries)
  • Emancipation Day (multiple countries)
  • New South Wales Bank Holiday
  • Norther Territory Picnic Day (Australia)
  • Festival Monday (British Virgin Islands)
  • Kadooment Day (Barbados)
  • Bank Holiday (Iceland)
  • Continuation of Celebrations of San Salvador
  • Youth Day (Kiribati)
  • Heritage Day in Alberta (Canada)
  • Civic/Provinvial Day (Canda (Nt, On, Pe, Sk))
  • Terry Fox Day (Canada (Manitoba))
  • New Brunswick Day (Canada)
  • British Columbia Day (Canada)
  • Natal Day (Canada (Nova Scotia))
  • August Bank Holiday (Ireland)
  • National Children’s Day (Tuvalu)
  • Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland)

7

  • National Lighthouse Day
  • Festival Tuesday (British Virgin Islands)
  • Independence Day (British Virgin Islands)
  • Battle of Boyaca Day (Colombia)
  • Purple Heart Day
  • Culturama Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

8

  • Sneak some Zucchini onto your Neighbor’s Porch Day
  • Peace Festival (Germany (Bavaria))
  • Father’s Day (Taiwan)
  • Peasants’ Day (Tanzania)
  • International Cat Day

9

  • Book Lover’s Day
  • Indigenous People’s Day (Suriname)
  • National Day (Singapore)
  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
  • National Women’s Day (South Africa)

10

  • Lazy Day
  • National S’mores Day
  • Last Dan of Santo Domingo Celebrations (Nicaragua)
  • Independence Day (Ecuador)

11

  • Presidential Joke Day
  • Son and Daughter Day
  • Mountain Day (Japan)
  • Independence Day (Chad)

12

  • Middle Child’s Day
  • Turkmen Melon Day (Turkmenistan)
  • Father’s Day (Brazil)
  • The Day of Cantabria (Spain)
  • International Youth Day

13

  • Left Hander’s Day
  • Carnival (Grenada)
  • Luto (Samoa)
  • Independence Day (Central African Republic)
  • Heroes’ Day (Zimbabwe)
  • Women’s and Family Day (Tunisia)

14

  • National Creamiscle Day
  • V-J Day (1)
  • Vigil of Assumption Day (Vatican City)
  • Defence Forces Day (Zimbabwe)
  • Falkland Day (Falkland Islands)
  • Anniversity of the Recovery Oued Ed-Dahab (Morocco)

15

  • V-J Day (2)
  • Relaxation Day
  • The Assumption of Mary (Christian holiday)
  • Foundation of Old Panama City (Panama)
  • Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland
  • Mother Day (Costa Rica)
  • St Mary’s Day (Romania)
  • Founding of Asuncion (Paraguay)
  • Constitution Day (Equatorial Guinea)
  • Liechtenstein National Day (Liechtenstein)
  • Liberation Day (South Korea)
  • Malaita Province Day (Solomon Islands)
  • Independence Day (Congo)
  • Flooding of the Nile (Egypt)

16

  • National Tell a Joke Day
  • Bennigton Battle Day (Vermont, US)
  • Restoration Day (Dominican Republic)
  • Independence Day (Gabon)
  • National Rum Day

17

  • Chinese Valentine’s Day or Daughter’s Day(7th Day of the 7th Lunar Moon)
  • National Thriftshop Day
  • Statehood Day in Hawaii
  • Chi Hsi Festival (Taiwan)
  • Flag Day (Bolivia)
  • Double Seven Festival (China)
  • Gold Cup Parade (Canada (Prince Edward Island))
  • Slovenians in Prekmurje Incorporated into the Mother Nation Day (Slovenia)

18

  • National Thriftshop Day
  • Bad Poetry Day
  • National Honey Bee Awareness Day (always the third Saturday)

19

  • Aviation Day
  • National Potato Day
  • Independence Day (Afghanistan)
  • World Humanitarian Day
  • Crown Princess Mette Marit’s Day (Norway)
  • Consitution Day (Anguilla)

20

  • National Radio Day
  • World Mosquito Day
  • Independence Restoration Day
  • Hungary National Day
  • San Martin Day (Argentina)
  • Discovery Day (Canada (Yukon))
  • Anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People (Morocco)

21

  • National Spumoni Day
  • Senior Citizen’s Day
  • Ninoy Aquino Day (Philippines)
  • Waqfat Arafat Day (Kuwait)
  • Gosphel Day (Kosrae) (Micronesia)
  • Day of Arafah (Libya)
  • Youth Day (Morocco)

22

  • Be an Angel Day
  • National Tooth Fairy Day
  • Edi-al-Adha (multiple countries)
  • Hari Raya Haji (Malaysia)
  • Aid el-Kebir Day (Malaysia)
  • Id-ul-Adha (multiple countries)
  • Eid-e-Ghorban (multiple countries)
  • Idd ul Adha (Kenya)
  • Tabaski (multiple countries)
  • Eid al Addha (Kosovo)
  • Kurban Bairam (Kazakhstan)
  • Eid el Hajj (Tanzania)
  • Id el Kabir (Nigeria)

23

  • Ride the Wind Day
  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

24

  • Vesuvius Day
  • National Parks’ Day (Costa Rica)
  • Independence Day (Ukraine)
  • Flag Day (Liberia)
  • National Waffle Day

25

  • Kiss and Make Up Day
  • Raksha Bandhan
  • Youth’s Day (Mongolia)
  • Ghost Festival (Taiwan)
  • Day of Songun (North Korea)
  • Independence Day (Uraguay)
  • Spirit Festical (China)

26

  • National Dog Day
  • Women’s Equality Day
  • National Day of Repentance (Papua New Guinea)
  • Heroes’ Day (Namibia)

27

  • Global Forgiveness Day
  • Just Because Day
  • National Heroes Day (Philippines)
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Day (Texas, US)
  • Independence Day (Maldova)

28

  • Race Your Mouse Day

29

  • More Herbs, Less Salt Day
  • National Uprising Day (Slovakia)
  • International Day against Nuclear Tests
  • National Sports Day (India)

30

  • Frankenstein Day
  • Toasted Marshmallow Day
  • Victory Day (Turkey)
  • Popular Consultation Dat (East Timor)
  • Santa Rosa De Lima (Peru)
  • Consitution Day (Kazakhstan)
  • International Day of the Victis of Enforced Disappearances

31

  • National Ear Outside Day
  • National Trail Mix Day
  • Umhlanga Reed Dance (Swaziland)
  • Malaysia’s National Day
  • Independence Day of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • International Overdose Awareness day
  • Independence Day (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Language Day (Moldova)

 

Sources:

Holiday Insights

Holidays Calendar