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

Holidays in July (2019 Calendar)

Happy summer, guys. I’m finally out of school and can finally do something with my life other than writing papers. I am currently in the middle of an internship out-of-state, so I’ve been having a great time. But, enough about me. It’s time to learn about some holidays occurring this month. Also, happy pride, candy, and aquarium month.

1

Dare Day

Flip a Coin Day

National Trails Day (always the first Saturday)

Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday (Malaysia)

International Children’s Day

Global Day of Parents

President’s Day (Palau)

Madaraka Day (Kenya)

2

National Bubba Day

National Rocky Road Day

Isabel Province Day (Solomon Islands)

Yom Yerushalayim (Israel)

Father’s Day (Lithuania, Curacao)

Republic Day (Italy)

3

Repeat Day

Emancipation Day (Tonga)

Opium Suppression Movement Day (Taiwan)

Ascension Day (Colombia)

European Bicycle Day (Germany)

June Bank Holiday (Ireland)

Western Australia Day

Queen’s Birthday (New Zealand)

Martyr’s Day (Uganda)

Jefferson Davis Birthday

4

Applesauce Cake Day

Hug Your Cat Day

National Cheese Day

Old Maid’s Day

End of Ramadan

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

5

Hot Air Balloon Day

World Environment Day

Eid-al-Fir

Hari Raya Puasa begins (Malaysia)

Korite

Constitution Day (multiple countries)

Liberation Day (Seychelles)

Orozo Ait (Kyrgyzstan)

President’s Day (Equatorial Guinea)

National Running Day

6

D-Day

National Gardening Exercise Day

National Yo-Yo Day

Visually Impaired People Day (Germany)

Memorial Day (South Korea)

Queensland Day

National Day (Sweden)

Orthodox Ascension Day (Romania)

Chosun Children’s Union Foundation Day (North Korea)

7

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

National Doughnut Day (always first Friday)

VCR Day

Randol Fawkes Labour Day (The Bahamas)

Dragon Boat Festival (multiple countries)

Dissolution of Union with Sweden (Norway)

Flag Day (Peru)

Sette Giugno (Malta)

Anniversary of the Memorandum of the Slovak Nation

8

Best Friends Day

Name Your Poison Day

World Ocean Day

Temotu Province Day (Solomon Islands)

Pentecost Eve (multiple countries)

Daylight Saving Time starts (Morocco)

Queen’s Birthday (Tuvalu)

9

Donald Duck Day

National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day

Nursing Assistants Day (varies)

Whit Sunday (multiple countries)

Day of Murcia

Day of La Rioja

National Heroes Day (Uganda)

10

Ball Point Pen Day

Herb and Spices Day

Iced Tea Day

Whit Monday

Queen’s Birthday (multiple countries)

Sovereign’s Birthday (Anguilla)

Portugal Day

Reconciliation Day (Congo)

11

National Corn on the Cob Day

Kamehameha Day (Hawaii)

12

National Jerky Day

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

Red Rose Day

Chaco Armistice (Paraguay)

World Day against Child Labor

Russia Day

June 12 Commemoration (Nigeria)

Peace Day (Kosovo)

Independence Day (Philippines)

13

National Weed Your Garden Day

Sewing Machine Day

San Antonio

International Axe Throwing Day

14

Flag Day (US)

Monkey Around Day

World Blood Donor Day

Liberation Day (Falkland Islands)

Freedom Day (Malawi)

Army Birthday (US)

15

National Holerin’ Contest Day (always the third Saturday)

National Nature Photography Day

Smile Power Day

Global Wind Day

World Juggler’s Day (always the Saturday closest to 17 June)

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Kuan Kung’s Birthday (Taiwan)

Day of Music (Germany)

16

Father’s Day (always the third Sunday)

Fresh Veggies Day

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib (Sikh holiday)

Trinity Sunday

Father’s Day (multiple countries)

Car-free Sunday (Germany)

Galla Bayramy (Turkmenistan)

Youth Day (South Africa)

17

Eat Your Vegetables Day

Commemoration of General Don Martin Miguel de Guemes (Argentina)

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Queen’s Birthday (multiple countries)

Orthodox Pentecost Monday

Fathers’ Day (El Salvador)

National Heroes Day (Bermuda)

Icelandic Republic Day

Global Garbage Man Day

18

Go Fishing Day

International Panic Day

International Picnic Day

International Sushi Day

National Splurge Day

Constitution Day (Seychelles)

19

Juneteenth

National Kissing Day

World Sauntering Day

20

Ice Cream Soda Day

National Bald Eagle Day

Corpus Christi

Flag Day (Argentina)

World Refugee Day

Martyrs’ Day (Eritrea)

American Eagle Day

21

Go Skate Day

International Yoga Day

National Selfie Day

Finally Summer Day/Summer Solstice (varies)

Take a Road Trip Day (always the third Friday)

Take Your Dog to Work Day (Friday after Father’s Day)

Aymara New Year Day (Bolivia)

National Day (Greenland)

Music Festival (Congo Democratic Republic)

Day of Martyrs (Togo)

Father’s Day (Uganda)

22

National Chocolate Eclair Day

Architecture Day (Germany)

Teachers’ Day (El Salvador)

Midsummer (Finland)

Day of Antifascist Struggle (Croatia)

Remembrance Day of Victims of the Great Patriotic War (Belarus)

23

National Pink Day

Public Serice Day (International)

International Widows’ Day

National Day (Luxembourg)

Statehood Day (Moldova)

Victory Day (Estonia)

Father’s Day (Poland)

24

Swim a Lap Day

St. John’s Day

Discovery Day

Farmer Day (Peru)

Carabobo Battle (Venezuela)

25

Log Cabin Day

National Catfish Day

Day of the Seafarer

Independence Day (Mozambique)

26

Beautician’s Day

Forgiveness Day

National Canoe Day

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Independence of British Somaliland (Somalia)

Flag Day (Romania)

Independence Day (Madagascar)

27

Sun Glasses Day

Day of National Unity (Tajikistan)

Day of Turkmen Workers of Culture and Art (Turkmenistan)

Independence Day (Djibouti)

28

Insurance Awareness Day

International Body Piercing Day

Paul Bunyan Day

Vietnamese Family Day

St. Vitus Day (Serbia)

Constitution Day (Ukraine)

Christopher Street Day

29

Camera Day

Hug Holiday

International Mud Day

Waffle Iron Day

Saints Peter and Paul Day

Central Province Day (Solomon Islands)

Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq (Iran)

30

Meteor Day

Father’s Day (Haiti)

Army Day (Guatemala)

Independence Day (Congo Democratic Republic)

June 30 Revolution (Egypt)

Revolution Day (Sudan)

National Prayer Day (Central African Republic)

 

References: Holiday Insights; Holidays Calendar

My Childhood All Over Again

One of the shows that I would make sure to watch whenever it was on, was Full House. Now, I bet you can imagine how excited and skeptical that I was when said that they were going to reboot it into Fuller House. I’ll admit, I wasn’t so sure that the cheese of the original show and the heart-wrenching family moments would still be there, but let me tell you, it is on point. I don’t care if it is nostalgia getting to me, I’m having fun with this show. I recently finished the fourth season. It’s been an absolute trip with plot twists nearly everywhere. I wish I could tell you anything, but it feels like it will be spoilers. A bunch of my favorite characters came back and brought new adorable characters along for the ride. If you are able to, I would just set aside a weekend, probably a long one, and just finish the entire show in one go. I heard a rumor that there is only one more season left. I’m a bit mixed by this. The show is so good, and I want it to continue. On the other hand, I don’t want it to continue to the point where it’s stupid and a total waste of time. I’m sure that so many fandoms are worried about this, and I know that I have felt that way about shows that I loved before. I’m just crossing my fingers that it stays good. *knocking on wood*

Sparking Joy in your Home

The latest line of shows that I’ve been watching on Netflix was Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. I figured that keeping your life in order was a way of loving yourself. And I can say with absolute certainty, that this show absolutely changed me. I’ll admit that I am a little bit of a hoarder, but what Marie was saying just got to me in a way that no one has before. She’s just this inspiration tiny woman with so much love in her heart. After watching her work in real life, I want to read her book. I’ll probably get even more tips from the woman in my college student price range. After reading that, or while maybe, I will go through my own tidying up session. I try, and it won’t really stick. I’m hoping that it will stick this time. I do want to move more into a minimalist life style, and I feel that this will be a great start, because I honestly have to much stuff for the space that I have to occupy. It might either be difficult to do in the mist of all of my studying, or it could be the very thing that I need to get my life somewhat on tract. We’ll just have to wait and see, I suppose.