Never Staying in a House on the Market

I feel that I should start this review off with a warning, so here it is.

WARNING: This movie was awful.

There I got that out of the way. I’m talking about the movie Open House. Before watching this movie, I watched the trailer, as one does. Thought it looked good and clicked play on the movie. The movie is very slow, there’s barely anything going on at all, and is pretty much just a slice of life movie. All of the scenes in the trailer happen pretty much within the last 10 minutes. Outside of this nothing happens. There is a disgruntled teenager and some really weird flirting attempts. I don’t understand at all what is going on or where the director and writer thought this was going. Take my advice and save your time. Just keep scrolling past this.

Silence Saves

An interesting movie that I watched was The Silence. I admit that I was expecting a horror movie, so don’t go into it thinking that. It is more along the lines of a thriller. I was… a bit weird. I liked it, but weird. The premise is that these creatures have escaped from a cave. They are swarming the country and are extremely sensitive to sounds. Good thing our protagonists and her family understand American Sign Language.

The plot, for the most part, is systematic and obvious. All the key points of thrillers are hit, with just the right amount of timing. In my personal option, I wished the thrilling part got there faster. It wasn’t until the very end that the movie really got going. Either way, it’s a movie that you really don’t need to think about what’s going on. For what it is worth, it is a decent movie. It’s not absolutely amazing and noteworthy, but it is a good watch.

For anyone who is planning on watching this movie, can you confirm if it’s true that they don’t say the mom’s name ever? I don’t recall a single scene where they say it. I’m hoping that I’m wrong, but that’s something you really shouldn’t forget to put in.

Dirty Money

Over the summer, I became a little obsessed with documentaries and docuseries, or documentary series. While I was inserting things into whatever word document, I would have a brand new episode up. Now I won’t talk about every single one, but the first one I will talk about is Dirty Money. In essence, it talks about different companies and scandals associated with them. I personally found it fascinating. I will admit, the last episode is a bit political, talking about Donald Trump, but it was mostly talking about his past up to running for office; it was informative with out too much of a liberal sway. It was there, but not really overwhelming. Overall, it was a decent docuseries. It also showed multiple points of view, which was also interesting. I may have to give it another watch, or wait until another season comes out on Netflix (if it does within a reasonable amount of time).

Holidays in August (2019 Calendar)

Hello everybody. It’s been a while, but I actually have some time on my hands to do some things before the school year starts. I also have a pretty light semester. I am hoping that this settles out a bit so I can do what I want to do on top of what I need to do. But, we must get to the holidays. August is Peach and Water Quality Month, which are both things I love. I’m also trying this new format, so tell me what you think about it.

1

National Girlfriends Day; National Mountain Climbing Day; National Raspberry Cream Pie Day; Lammas; Emancipation Day (multiple countries); Gualdalcanal Province Day (Solomon Islands); Independence Day (Benin); Army Day (China); Parent’s Day (Congo Democratic Republic); Santo Domino Celebrations Start (Nicaragua); Swiss National Day (Switzerland); Colorado Day; Yorkshire Day (United Kingdom); National Mahjong Day; National Minority Donor Awareness Day; Respect for Parents Day

2

International Beer Day (always the first Friday); National Ice Cream Sandwich Day; Somers’ Day (Bermuda); Our Lady of Los Angeles (Costa Rica); Republic Day (Republic of Macedonia); National Coloring Book Day

3

Campfire Day (always the first Saurday); Grab some Nuts Day; International Hangover (always the first Saturday); Natioanl Clown Day (Saturday of International Clown Week); National Mustard Day (always the first Saturday); National Watermelon Day; Makira-Ulawa Province Day (Solomon Islands); Flag’s Day (Venezuela); Nigerian Independence Day; Farmers Day (Zambia); Martyr’s Day (Guinea-Bassau); Freedom Day; National Georgia Day; Natioanl Disc Golf Day; National Jamaican Patty Day; Mead Day

4

Friendship Day (always the first Sunday); International Forgiveness Day (always the first Sunday); National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day; Sisters Day (always the first Sunday); US Coast Guard Day; Celebrations of San Salvador (El Salvador); National Guard’s Day (Venezuela); Consititution Day (Cook Islands); Matice Slovenska Day (Slovakia)

5

National Underwear Day; Work like a Dog Day; Northern Territory Picinic Day (Australia); Bank Holiday (Iceland); National Children’s Day (Tuvalu); National Underwear Day; National Oyster Day

6

Wiggle your Toes Day; Independence Day (multiple countries); Festival Tuesdaay (British Virgin Islands); Celebrations of San Salvador (El Salvador); Culturama Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis); National Root Beer Float Day; National Fresh Breath Day; National Wiggle Your Toes Day; National Night Out Day

7

Chinese Valentines’s Day/Daughter’s Day (7th day of the 7th Lunar month); National Lighthouse Day; Chi Hsi Festival (Taiwan); The Royal St John’s Regatta (Canada); Battle of Boyaca Day (Colombia); Double Deven Festival (China)

8

Sneak some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day; Peasant’s Day (Tanzania); International Cat Day; National Happiness Happens Day

9

Book Lover’s Day; National Day (Singapore); International Day of the World’s Indigenous People; National Women’s Day (South Africa); National Rice Pudding Day; National Veep Day

10

Lazy Day; National S’mores Day; Last Day of Santo Domingo Celebrations (Nicaragua); National Shapewear Day; National Bowling Day; National Garage Sale Day

11

Presidential Joke Day; Son and Daughter Day; Tisha B’Av (mutliple countries); Father’s Day (Brazil) Waqfat Arafat Day (Kuwait); Independence Day (Chad); Turkmen Melon Day (Turkmenistan)l Mountiang Day (Japan)

12

Eid-Ul-Adha (varies); Middle Child’s Day; Hari Raya Haji (Malaysia); Kurban Bairam (Kazakhstan); Carnival; Lotu (Samoa); International Youth Day

13

Left Hander’s Day; Defence Forces Day (Zimbabwe); Women’s and Family Day (Tunisia)

14

National Creamsicle Day; V-J Day; Anniversary of the Recovery Oued Ed-Dahab (Morocco); Raksha Bandhan (Hindu holiday)

15

Feast of the Assumption; Relaxation Day; The Assumption of Mary; Malaita Province Day (Solomon Islands);  Liberation Day (South Korea); Spirit Festival (China); Independency Day (Costa Rica); Flooding of the Nile (Egypt); National Leathercraft Day; National Relaxation Day; National Lemon Meringue Pie

16

National Tell a Joke Day; Restoration Day (Dominican Republic); National Rum Day; National Roller Coaster Day; National Airborn Day

17

National Honey Bee Awareness Day (always the third Saturday); National Thriftshop Day; Flag Day (Bolicia); Slovenians in Prekmurje Incorporated into the Mother Nation Day; Independence Day (Gabon); Black Cat Appreciation Day; World Honey Bee Day

18

Bad Poetry Day; World Daffodil Day; National Fajita Day; National Mail Order Catalog Day; National Ice Cream Pie Day

19

Aviation Day; National Potato Day; San Martin Day (Argentina); World Humanitarian Day; Constitution Day (Anguilla); International Bow Day; National Soft Ice Cream Day

20

National Radio Day; World Mosquito Day; Hungary National Day; Independence Restoration Day (Estonia); Anniversary of the Revoplution of the King and the People (Morocco); National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

21

National Spumoni Day; Senior Citizen’s Day; Youth Day (Morocco); Ninoy Aquino Day (Philippines); National Pecan Torte Day

22

Be an Angel Day; National Tooth Fairy Day

23

Ride the Wind Day; International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Abolition; National Sponge Cake Day

24

Vesuvius Day;¬†National Parks’ Day (Costa Rica); Flag Day (Liberia); National Peach Pie Day

25

Kiss and Make Up Day; Independence Day (Uraguay), Youth’s Day (Mongolia); National Banana Split Day

26

National Dog Day; Women’s Equality Day; National Day of Repentance (Papua New Guinea); National Cherry Popsicle Day

27

Global Forgiveness Day; Just Because Day; Independence Day (Moldova)

28

Race your Mouse Day; National Power Rangers Day; National Bow Tie Day; National Cherry Turnovers Day; Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

29

More Herbs, Less Salt Day; Internationala Day against Nuclear Tests; National Sports Day (India); National Chop Suey Day

30

Frankenstein Day; Toasted Marshmallow Day; National College Colors Day; Santa Rosa De Lima (Peru)

31

International Bacond Day (always the Sunday before Labor Day); National Eat Outside Day; National Trail Mix Day; International Overdoes Awareness Day

Sources: Holiday Insights, Holidays Calendar