It takes a level of bravery and trust to open your lives and heart to people online. People are strangers just once and if a connection is good then friendships form.
People who blog have something important to say or ideas to share and that means putting yourself out there to people who can affirm you or cut you down.
Sure theres a risk but hopefully the rewards are plenty. You hope that you can change the world by your words, images, videos and audio, it’s your creative life force that the world will accept or reject.
Whatever you do, keep on blogging and be brave…but be safe too.
This tofu Pad Thai from Mikado Thai Esan restaurant in Chattanooga was delicious and big enough for two meals. Also it was $7 which is a total bargain. #Live
Hollywood movie sequels should have a familiar feel without being too complicated or over the top. There are too many movies that were too gimmick laden and kind of cheesy (although I don’t mind cheese). There are too many movies that try too hard to be so different that you can’t see what the original was even about. Special effects can get in the way. Introducing too many new characters that don’t have a tie into the previous installments can only make things confusing. Storytelling should be the first and foremost concern and everything else is secondary.
I blogged at Tumblr for years but now I am contemplating leaving it. Some of the people there I have made connections with in other places. One blogging platform should do the trick. I have enough people to keep up with in other places. Just something to ponder.
Last night we saw “Despicable Me 3” and it was not a disappointment. You know its hard to have successful sequels and this franchise in my opinion has gone 3 for 3. The story has Gru meeting his identical twin brother Dru which is a great twist to the continuing tale of this one time villain. Gru also has the additional element of being married to Lucy and raising their adopted kids. You see some character development which I think is key to keeping people interested in any movie where there are sequels. Oh the new villain in this movie is one who seems to be stuck in the 1980’s and has a score to settle with Hollywood is terrific.
Of course the Minions are in this and they are silly and bad and cute and naughty and oh so nice. They too have some experiences on their own that now make them better as a group. We get to see how tough and intimidating they are which I think is really funny!
All-in-all the “Despicable” movies are now in a place where they are an important part of our movie going culture. As long as we see interesting characters along with growth it should last a while. I recommend this movie because it’s a great tale of good vs. evil and some shades of gray which is a realistic thing in the world we live in.