The Most Fun EVER!

So last night an impromptu trip to “the Walmart Town” (closest town with a Walmart, you understand) was upon us! My dude, his best buddy, buddy’s daughter and I hit the road for the 70+ mile trek to what some ignorant fools might consider actual civilization. (Because we don’t ride horses to places unless we actually want to, we have color TV and even wifi -how fancy!-, and actual electricity. Well unless the grid got turned off in the evacuation area because of the mountain fire.)

Anyway, that being said, sometimes it’s just more cost effective to drive an hour away to pick up some supplies and it’s nice to get out of town for a minute and actually do something.

We dropped the kiddo off with her mom and bumped into an old friend which led us to decide that after shopping we really should go have a beer (in my case beer me that water!) and hang out. The restaurant we wanted to go to had a wait of 22 minutes. Let me tell you, that is one thing we don’t adjust well to is restaurant waits, so we set off on foot down town and found this great little spot! It’s in a really cool old brick building and when you walk in (of course there is a bar, my boys need their beer, don’t you know?) you are met face-to-face with the coolest arcade. I’m talking old school games like Skee-Ball, and those creepy clowns

It’s. Just Creepy.

you knock down with rubber balls,  Pacman which you can play here, rows and rows of pinball machines, games I remember from the 90’s like Time-Crisis and every possible racing game. Oh and Mario Kart.

The decor was fantastic, there were pieces of old machines all over the place and kids and adults alike were having an absolute blast! Now. I have been to a place in Ft. Collins, Colorado that in my personal opinion is just a tiny little bit more cool simply because we accidentally found it while walking downtown – it’s a basement bar that has a lot more pinball machines. But is so great about this place, and what I look forward to playing EVERY time I go, is a game from the 70’s called Stunt Pilot.

Anyway – back to last night! Don’t get me wrong, this place we found is really great! I had probably the most fun I’ve had this year there. We found a table top game that sat 4 players called Harpoon Lagoon. And we spent hours there. That sucker was hard. And fun. And rewarding. We got a rhythm going and it was great team-work and just an all around blast!!!

I sure hope this is a thing popping up all over the country! It beats playing Street Fighter at the Mini-Mart any day.

xoxo

-S

What is sleep anyway?

I know, I know. FINALLY some content with some content.

My boyfriend is so  much better at sleeping that I am. He will tell me goodnight, lay down, and be out before his head hits the pillow. Rarely gets up in the night, and wakes up early. Well before me, no matter when he goes to sleep. To his first alarm. Every time. Up and at ’em. He does talk in his sleep, though, and I absolutely love that. ❤

Me on the other hand. I am awake for hours after him, I’m up until I can’t hardly stand it or I start to panic about how little of sleep that I’ll be getting because of when I have to get up. Then I have to force myself to sleep. Generally counting backwards from 100, more than once, with soothing breathing. Then my alarm goes off and I hit snooze. for at least 6 times times, at least, before I get up. Begrudgingly. I’m always too tired. I’m pretty sure that I’m one of those people that would function best getting up at 6 pm and going to bed at 10 am. But I don’t do shift work and I’m so over bartending (more on that life another time, I promise you) and I live in such a tiny town in such a rural area that it’s not a valid option for me. I have to function with the rest of the drones with a 9-5. Yuck. The hour of the wolf is my hour.

I always have vividly wild dreams though. When I remember them I jot them down. That is the root of a treat of a project that will eventually make it’s way to this forum. One day. Just know that. Have faith my little fizzies.

Mel Robbins woke me up this morning (via a youtube notification, goodNESS I wish she’d wake me up personally) to give me this little gem the other day while I was laying in bed trying to decide if I should hit snooze, get up, just stay asleep. . . What?

Recently I have been trying really hard (let’s get real, I recognize what I’m doing wrong and feel bad about it, but don’t actually do the thing) to sleep in my bed, not on the couch; to leave my phone in the other room; to not hit snooze; to go to bed on time; et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

So. . . Today I got hit with a terrible wave of exhaustion, like clock-work, at 2:09 p.m. on the dot (thats 14:09 if your brain works like mine. . .  more on that later. . .) like it does every day. So I did what every person does in the year 2018. I googled that shit.

This plague is real, people!  It’s colloquially known as “That 2:30 Feeling” Cootie Freeand it is taking over my life. Probably yours too. I wish things were as easy to fix as when I could just consult the playground pharmacist and get my cooties shot. . .

YESTERDAY when it hit, I threw an internal fit (lies – it was a full-on outburst, but if no-one is there to witness it, is it even real?) about the fact that I had one of these at my old job, and don’t here at my new one. So instead I tore apart our entire file room and re-did it. Can’t really do that again today, though because boring.  But seriously, if you can, buy yourself one of those desks.

Back to “that 2:30 feeling”. Apparently my body (and yours too) wants me to sleep around 2 o’clock in the afternoon naturally because it wants me to fail. Or maybe, more likely, it’s because we are just designed to be that way. We are inherently designed to recharge every so often, but living in the United States we are conditioned to overwork ourselves until we drop dead. Those lucky dogs in Spain actually get to go home after lunch to rest and recharge because it has been found to be more productive to have that break in the work day than it is to power through the slump.

On top of that, because of how we are constructed, our diet is sabotaging us. We were intended to burn fat for our energy source, but now that we are inundated with high calorie, simple carbohydrate foods and do not exert much energy to perform our daily tasks our bodies have to try to burn those extra calories or store them.  I have read that it literally does not matter how much you exercise, if you sit for long periods of time during the day this can be detrimental to your health. Personally I find it detrimental to my ass seeing as how every time I have a job that has me behind a desk I gain about twenty pounds.

So. . . I don’t know what the answer is. Maybe if I take my lunch at 14:00 and nap for an hour I would feel better the rest of my long work day and be more able to get an appropriate amount of sleep at night.

The snooze struggle is real, however. I will probably be fighting that until the day I die, but if I magically find the solution, believe-you-me I will share it with you.

Sweet dreams and all of that.

xoxo

-S

 

Oh the rat hole! Oh the MAYHEM!!!

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Dorothy Lamour

 

It’s been nearly a week since I’ve shared anything with you all. I plan to get something fun out tonight. But! Let me explain!

My goodness!

I’ve hit on this wall of watching endless documentaries that play into my web of interest and learning about equipment I want and the culture based around it.

I’m watching documentaries and doing tons of research and taking notes and starting articles, but not finishing them!

I’m on information overload and I’m so excited about everything I’ve learned and that I have to share and I can’t shut it off right now! So. Bear with me. I’ll get you some wonderful bits and in the meantime it will probably just be teasers.

Sorry about that. I promise it will be worth the wait!

xoxo

-S

Bioscoop

I’ve tried to write today and don’t have it in me, I suppose, to create something worthy of you all.

Instead, I’m going to share with you a list of beloved movies that I jotted down last night. Maybe it will spark something. Maybe it won’t.

The saddest journey in the world is the one that follows a precise itinerary. Then you’re not a traveler. You’re a fucking tourist.
― Guillermo del Toro

In no particular order:

Terminator

Terminator 2

Red Dawn

  • Rain Man – 1988. Barry Levinson, United Artists

Rain Man

  • SpaceCamp – 1986. Harry Winer, ABC Motion Pictures

Space Camp

Boondock Saints

The King and I

Gulliver's Travels

  • Twins – 1988. Ivan Reitman, Universal Pictures

Twins

  • Enemy Mine – 1985. Wolfgan Petersen, 20th Century Fox

Enemy Mine

Dark Crystal

  • E.T. – 1982. Steven Spielberg, Universal Pictures

E.T.

Liberty Valance

Cat's Eye

Morning Star

Jurassic Park

  • Alien – 1979. Ridley Scott, 20th Century Fox

Alien

Total Recall

  • The Last Unicorn – 1982. Arthur Rankin, Jr./Jules Bass, Jensen Farley Pictures

Last Unicorn

 

These movies are pretty well rooted in my childhood and I have seen all of them several times. They aren’t the only ones I could have put on the list, but it was still a nice jaunt down the memory rat hole.

Sorry about the size inconsistency. I need some image software I think. Or a better working knowledge of how to do this! haha!

I might just write a post about influential (to me) music from these movies.

Enjoy!

xoxo

-S