Half Request Half Complaint

We already talked about how this generation of middle school and high school’ers are missing out on the Block Buster Video experience. Ever since we started streaming and purchasing movies online, the need for brick and mortar video stores just wasn’t there any more, but it isn’t until you no longer have something that you truly understand what it meant to you.

Today’s teens are missing out on so much fun. Purchasing movies online will never replace the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings spent roaming the video store holding hands with your boyfriend or girlfriend. Those are real memories only made possible by the in-person shopping experience.

Well, here’s another one. How about CD players in cars? Remember that? Remember when you used to drive over to the music store to pick up that new CD just released by your favorite artist? You couldn’t wait to play it in your car. And if it was the summer, forget about it. You’d be driving around with the windows down all day and night blasting it. LoL 🤣

How do you even by music anymore?

Aren’t you just sick of hearing, “everything is online.”

I wish they’d bring back the CD player option in vehicles, and as far as movies go, well, all someone has to do is open a video store, and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about. It’s nice to have the option of purchasing movies in your home without leaving, especially if it’s raining or snowing, but there’s nothing like the whole video store experience.

Jack Reacher

I bought The Enemy by Lee Child around 2011. The book was awesome, and I was shocked because it was one of those books on the shelf in the food store that you throw in the cart while shopping.

The book was awesome, and Jack Reacher was a bad ass. I thought the character was well developed, and I had this image in my head of what Jack Reacher looked like while reading it.

Around a year later, the movie came out. It was called Jack Reacher, and I was like oh boy I gotta see this.

And then…..

I saw Tom Cruise was playing Jack Reacher. LOL. Nothing against Tom Cruise, nothing at all. He’s been consistent throughout his career and starred in some of the most memorable and beloved movies of all time (Outsiders, A Few Good Men etc.). What about Live Die Repeat? Amazing.

Anyway, I had someone different pictured in my mind for the Jack Reacher part-that’s all. I didn’t know who, but Tom Cruise wasn’t it.

And then…..

I Just saw today, Reacher, the show on Amazon.

Alan Ritchson, that’s all I have to say. He can play Jack Reacher. I don’t know how many of you saw Blood Drive, but Alan Ritchson is a badass.

Eh…

In the early days of Nooz Buffet, I kept saying to myself I needed a niche. I needed to find a single direction, or one topic to cover, but I’m glad that never happened. Not focusing on one field or topic has given me the flexibility to cover whatever-whenever, but more importantly, whatever I’m feeling at a given moment. I think that’s what blogging is all about, but I digress.

I just saw a tweet yesterday that was actually a list of some good advice, and the first point was, “those who don’t like you or disapprove of you are projecting onto you or jealous of you. Pay no mind-don’t internalize this. You’re amazing!”

And this tweet really hit the nail on the head for what I’ve been going through the last couple of days. The world isn’t filled with nice people, and not everyone is going to treat you the way you should or deserve to be treated. There are a lot of weak people out here, and there are a lot of scared people out here.

We just have to do our best at navigating around all that, while at the same time, trying find people we have things in common with. But don’t, for one second, buy into the bullshit. Keep moving forward, and keep doing your thing.

I have someone in my life that blames me for everything, and it’s really sad because that person will never accept their own faults, that person will never be honest with himself, and that person will never take responsibility for their own actions, or at the very least, recognize their decisions and actions have an affect on the people around him. It’s always everyone else.

We can’t help everyone, and at some point, as sad as it is, we may have to cut ties with someone like this. I live in the moment. My individuality is important to me. I don’t dwell on the past, I learn from the past and let it go. I think it’s pointless to argue about things that happened 20 years ago, when we could be enjoying right now. And the older you get, the more you appreciate time-because it’s running out.

Have a good evening everyone.

And don’t was your time, energy, or breath on the people who don’t deserve it. You’re important, and you deserve better.

Opus Magnum

Celestial coordinate grids are spun from arachnids, and a world’s fear is sight unclear. They sit in meditation hoping for a little intuition to fix a situation with more imagination. But to tell the truth, imagination might be enough for humans to conquer in battle and break through the rough. Time lines of history, millennia mysteries, still making sense of it all; Space time and time in space as we’re recalling the fall. The more I walk the more I crawl.

Slow down my sun; he doesn’t say it, but I know he feels it.. Our hands meet and something happens, either a deals made, or it’s congratulations. The path forward, now set to unfold, is one that favors action, the courageous and bold. We’re awakened by incompatible opposites, which then changes our focus to the possibility we’ve returned for a purpose. That’s destiny.

And we learned that we are not trying to complete a process, but rather, we are the process. The Great Work is us! We’re being molded and engineered as our soul journeys to completion.

A Special Time

Here we are, 26 days into the new year, and in five more days, it will be February. February has also been a special month for me. Of course, it’s my birthday month, and for Aquarians in general, but there’s more.

February is the month with the least amount days; it’s unique and stands out from all the rest because it has only 28 days, and because of this, it’s the only month that receives a very special additional day (29) once every four years when there’s a leap year.

February is also black history month, Valentine’s Day is on the 14th, and President’s Day is on the 21st. I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but Valentine was an actual person; he was a Saint, Bishop, and Martyr. Saint Valentine was born in the early 200s AD, I think, and he lived in the area of Italy during the Roman Empire.

Famous people born in February:

Gertrude Stein February 3, 1874, Rosa Parks February 4, 1913, Laura Ingalls Wilder February 7, 1867, Thomas Edison February 11, 1846, Charles Darwin February 12, 1809, Galileo Galilei February 15, 1564, George Washington February 22, 1732, Elizabeth Taylor February 27, 1932, Ice-T February 16, 1958, Ashton Kutcher February 7, 1978, Michael Jordan February 16, 1963, Chris Rock February 7, 1965. and the list goes on and on for a very log time.

February is the last full month of winter, and it is also considered the month of purification! When you have some free time, take a look at all the famous people who were born under the same astrological sign as you. It gives a little guidance and a little insight into what abilities and talents you might have as well.

Alright my friends, have a wonderful evening.

Atlantis; What If?

I never took the time to read Plato’s account of Atlantis, which happens to the source of everything we know about Atlantis. From what I’ve heard it’s not really long and leaves more to the imagination than we’d like to admit, but what if?

What if there was no Atlantis? What if this story about an island full of technologically advanced human beings that sunk below the Atlantic after some cataclysmic event never happened?

What if, Plato made up the story after visiting an island sometime during his lifetime?

I pulled this picture off Wikipedia-Atlantis. Athanasius Kircher‘s map of Atlantis, placing it in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, from Mundus Subterraneus 1669, published in Amsterdam. The map is oriented with south at the top.

The picture on the left is a photo of Atlantis. If you look closely, you will notice Africa to the left, and America to the right. If this is accurate then that means Atlantis would’ve been in the Pacific Ocean somewhere off the Western Coast of the United States, and not the Atlantic Ocean like everyone claims.

This picture I snapped with my camera of an island I saw on Google Map.

The picture on the right is of an island I found on Google Maps. The island is named Mai’ao, and it’s located in the Pacific Ocean. Can you see the similarity between photos? They’re similar-eerily similar.

If what I say doesn’t resonate with you, then consider this; there are many scattered islands in the Pacific Ocean. Maybe, at a time long long ago, they were together and formed one huge land mass in between Africa and America in the Pacific Ocean.

It’s a Journey and We’re Both Going

I was thinking about this the other day, and really, it’s because of where I’m at in the Smorgasbord series. Wait? What? 🤣 I know what you’re thinking. When did Smorgasbord become a series?

Most of you who follow along with this blog know I wrote my first book during the spring of 2020, which was then published and available for purchase in I think March of 2021. Well, as soon as I finished writing A Collection of Thoughts Experiences and Stories, I wrote the sequel, Smorgasbord 2 Catch Up and Relish.

Smorgasbord 2 is going through the publication process as we speak, and we could be looking at a finished product available for purchase within a month or two. I will have a release date for you, something I never got for the first book, and I should have that soon.

As I’m sitting here now writing Smorgasbord 3, I started thinking about all three as a series. I don’t want to give to much away, but you’ll understand what I’m talking about when you pick up the second book. What I will say is that I’ve written them so that if I ever decided to create one big book they would all fit together.

Smorgasbord has sections I, II, and III. Smorgasbord 2 has sections IV, V, VI, and Smorgasbord 3 will have VII, VIII, and IX. I don’t like to talk about myself or my work, I leave the reviews and the analysis to all of you, and part of the reason for that is because I think everyone who reads my work will get something personal out of it, and I don’t want to persuade or compromise that in any way.

But from what I can see, Smorgasbord is becoming a series or a collection, and by the time you read the third book, you’ll notice the journey.

It’s a journey we’ll have been on together for probably three or four years by that time as we continue making sense of our lives and the world around us.

Uranus Transit

As you know, I’ve been reading Barbara Hand Clow’s book, Chiron Rainbow Bridge Between the Inner and Outer Planets, and in the book, Clow talks about three major transits that occur during our lives; the Chiron square, the Saturn return, and the Uranus opposition to itself. I do agree with that.

These are the times when it’s crucial to put in the self-work. My Uranus opposition to itself is coming up so I’m going to break that down, and hopefully, by me doing that, it will make it easier for you to do the same if you happen to be in the same situation. Let me start by explaining what the hell this all means, because I know there are a lot of people who are interested in astrology and would like to follow it, but find it difficult to learn on their own.

My interest for astrology came out of nowhere back in 2007, but I can’t sit here and say I’ve been feverishly studying it since. It’s been more of a side thing or a hobby that I study, practice, and put to use in my spare time. The more you live the more you understand so it’s best to take astrology in stride-not to mention the system is so vast in information that it can be overwhelming and confusing. Take your time with it.

In my natal chart, Uranus is in the 5th house on the 25th degree of Scorpio. An opposition is when you have two planets directly across from one another; an opposition is an aspect of 180 degrees. The Uranus opposition occurs around the age of 42, but it could be later because Uranus goes retrograde and that slows the transit or it’s path around the zodiac. When it finally reaches opposition to itself, it will be directly across from where it was when you were born, or its position in your birth chart. For me, that’s Taurus 25 degrees just past the 11th house cusp.

Uranus in Taurus Analysis

Taurus is the sign of people who revel in the pleasures of life. It’s about security, comfort, and the warmth of relaxing in the home environment. It’s care. The flip side to this is that Taurus can be bullish, willful and stubborn, but not because they’re assholes. The issue is that Taurus is kind, devoted, and loyal-sometimes it hard to let things go.

Uranus is the planet of invention, rebellion, reformation, and unpredictable changes. It’s about discovery, independence, and improv. Uranus brings liberation, genius, science, originality, and breakthroughs.

As Uranus transits the fixed, feminine, and negatively energized earth sign that is Taurus, he will shake it up-house included. He will wake it up with sudden awareness and lighting insight so that the necessary changes can be made. Changes that ultimately promote growth and evolution.

Good luck!

Nooz Now

What’s up everyone!

Listen to this shit. Between 1966 and 2003, there was a sports doctor who worked at the University Michigan, Robert Anderson was his name. During that 37-year-period, he was accused of sexually assaulting 1,050 students during routine checkups. The University of Michigan has agreed to payout $490 million to over a 1,000 people who’ve claimed they were assault victims. That’s a lot of people! A lot of money too! Check out the story below.

https://people.com/crime/university-of-michican-reaches-490-million-settlement-sexual-abuse-survivors/

So, today is the 19th of January. How is 2022 treating you so far? How are you treating yourself? Would you like a tip on how you can become a better person? Take responsibility for your actions and decisions.

Sometimes people like to use other people to justify why they do what they do. You know, like, “I couldn’t go to work today because the guy on my block is really depressed and needed someone to talk to,” and then we find out there’s nothing wrong with the guy on your block; you’re just lost and can’t figure out your own life. Don’t do that to people.

Anyways..

I must admit, it felt pretty darn good to be able to deliver you that breaking story about the gas station shooting. I graduated college in 2003, that almost 20 years ago, and my degree is a B.A. A Bachelor of Arts in Arts & Communication and Journalism. I’m a natural writer, and the work of a journalist is a perfect fit for my skill set, however, I never pursued a career in journalism.

When I passed that crime scene the other day, I new I couldn’t let the opportunity pass. If it wasn’t for an appointment I had at 9 o’clock, I would’ve stopped on the spot to cover it. So I went to the appointment, which lasted 20 minutes, and then I drove back.

I guess the exciting part was having an opportunity to put my training to use. Finally, after 20 years I felt like my college education was paying off. And to just go through the process of covering a story from being on scene, obtaining information, and writing it was fulfilling. That’s the word I used to describe that experience, fulfilling.

Have a wonderful evening and a blessed day tomorrow.

Capricorn One

All hail the journalist! The real journalist who’s committed to finding the truth and getting to the bottom of a story is a Hero because the American public needs and deserves the truth.

Let me just give you my opinion about how this movie came to me because it has been out a long time (Initial Release Date 12/17/1977) and yet, I’ve never even heard of it. So, I think this movie came to me because I’ve been reading Barbara Hand Clow’s book, Chiron Rainbow Bridge Between the Inner and Outer Planets. Her book is about the discovery of the planetary body, Chiron, and how its discovery coincides with an age of spiritual progress and healing on Earth. The discovery date for Chiron was 11/1/1977. When a planetary body is first discovered, trends in the culture are analyzed to create an archetype for its energies, but Clow didn’t mention Capricorn One.

What a movie! We rated it 5 out of 5 Clapboards.

Capricorn One

Initial Release: December 17, 1977

Director: Peter Hyams

Producer: Paul N. Lazarus III

Cast: James Brolin, Elliot Gould, Sam Waterston, O.J. Simpson, Brenda Vaccaro, and Hal Holbrook

With under 30 seconds until launch, the flight crew is abruptly interrupted and forced to evacuate the cockpit of Capricorn One, which is headed to Mars. The astronauts (Brolin, Gould, Simpson) were immediately taken to a hidden facility where they learned the Mars mission was going to be faked. They were asked to cooperate and help coordinate the hoax, but these gentlemen were devastated. They joined NASA because conquering the final frontier (space) was their dream. They were honest, they believed, and their families believed.

Luckily a journalist was starting to pick up on the clues, and with his life in jeopardy, he continued pursuing the story. Eventually, he saved the day, and help bring the truth to light.

If government coverups and space travel interest you then this movie is a must see. You’ll be blown away by how easily the American public can be deceived, and the lengths special interest groups and government personnel will go to present, coverup, and perpetuate a lie.

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