Friday, September 6, 2013

Back with Vengeance!

WOW! I went back to work on this past Tuesday and everything began really slow as I caught up with all of my phone calls and emails, but then one crisis led to another, and then another and before I knew it, the day was over. I had forgotten how crazy it could get at work, but that was just the beefy main course, the topping on the dessert was yet to come. I also began graduate school work that day, and although it wasn't too difficulty, it did require a lot of time to read and answer the discussion question, and then also comment on everyone else's conversations. I suddenly became aware that graduate school, although being done via online, would truly begin to suck my time away from me, the time after work that I usually used to unload stress. It should be interesting to see how it all plays out, yet I keep asking myself what the hell I got myself into. Today was murder at work, I went from one crisis to another, both had belligerent parents who don't have a clue about mental health, and then I spent about an hour and a half with a family trying to get through to their kid about being polite and respectful to his parents. I am so exhausted right now I can barely keep my eyes open, and I also just finished more homework for graduate school; it never ceases to end. One of the other difficult things this week (although it is rather silly) is that I started watching season 2 of Revenge and I couldn't stop watching it. The show was so addicting and entrancing that I powered through the entire season, which I began watching Monday, as of last night. I have never done that before with any other show save for maybe Dexter and Damages, but there is something about this show that is so delicious and cool at the same time too. Emily VanCamp is awesome! She plays the beautiful, and calculating typical Hampton woman, but also possesses that dark retribution which makes her character so dynamic. Madeline Stowe as Victoria Grayson is flawless; you hate and despise her so much, yet she pulls off that tiny bit of empathy so powerfully that you just can't help it. Henry Czerny as Conrad Grayson does so well, and shows that not only can he do historical characters from period films and shows, but also something that is modern and popular. The show remains full of surprises and twists to be sure (not as many as the first season, but then again the viewer knows so much more this time around), and the drama remains high and grows more intense. People and characters do die. If you like mystery, intrigue, and drama then I believe you will enjoy this show. Switching gears. I am finding it utterly astounding that President Obama and his administration are pushing so hard for military action in Syria, albeit I don't believe that they're going about it the best way, but at least they are doing something. Not quite certain it is helping the Syrian people who are getting butchered each passing day, nor to the region which is becoming increasingly destabilized more and more the longer this conflict is not resolved. I don't know what is going to happen, but I do know what should have happened the moment Assad began killing the protesters two years ago. At that moment, the United States of America should have militarily intervened. Now, I am beginning to have my doubts about what should be done as it has turned into a bloody civil war sweeping up a region. May God bring peace to those people soon. My eyes grow heavy, so I am off to dreamland. Take care and enjoy the weekend, which I am hoping to do in between my bouts of homework and assignments that I have to do.

Revenge season 2 promo (the trailer does not do the show justice)

Robocop remake trailer (ummm....I don't know about this. Hollywood certainly is desperate).

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