2016 was weird; 2017 is weirder

Two months into 2017… and it seems that 2016 was not so bad after all!

Ok; 2016 was weird. Politically, economically, and personally. There was Brexit, a crazy US Election, and Middle Eastern wars intensifying to terribly ends. Not to forget, all the celebrity treasures that crossed over to the other side, including Alan Rickman, David Bowie, and Carrie Fisher.

It was one bad thing after another. On Channel 4’s The Last Leg, 2016 was given the annual ‘Dick of The Year’ award.

But as 2017 is unfolding, things aren’t going much better. Namely most of the terrible things are pointing towards America, due to Donald J. Trump being the “President” of the United States. There’s already been a bunch of protests around the world in relation to his swearing-in, the Muslim Travel Ban, and the repeal of women’s abortion rights.*

With France and Romania currently flaring up with political issues, and Britain having had backed themselves into a hard corner with Brexit, the future does not look bright. The war in Syria still rages on, while Trump stirs up mayhem with his tweets and executive orders.

The jury is out, 2017, the jury is out…

* I was part of the Women's March - I'm still proud!

Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

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Apparently, you find the said fantastic beasts in a tiny, brown suitcase. Beasts so majestic, and unique, that your brain would not be able to think them up!

If one needs escapism, this would be the film to watch.

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US Politics and Election Day 2016

The day has come.

It’s Election Day in America, where the great nation decides whether they want Clinton in the White House, or Trump.

I’m with the former.

As a Brit and an Australian – a dual citizen currently on a Working Holiday Visa in Canada – I’m terrified.

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Theatre Review: Cuisine and Confessions

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Besides getting to watch the in-house shows on shift, one of the highlights of working as a theatre usher is that I get offered free theatre tickets to other plays.

Last night, I was offered tickets to see Cuisine and Confessions by The 7 Fingers at Mirvish Productions’ Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto. I had no idea what I was getting in for, so it became the most unusual theatre show I’ve ever seen.

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Throwback Thursday: Goo Goo Dolls

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If anything good came out of my first ever relationship with my ex-boyfriend, it would be that he got me into the Goo Goo Dolls.

He tried to get me into other bands, like the Foo Fighters, but they never stuck.

The Goos – as he called them – did.

I don’t know if it was because I had a huge aesthetic crush on Johnny Rzeznick at the time, or if it was genuinely because they made good music.

But they stuck.

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The Roaming Generation

At present time, my generation are given many different names by the media to label them, and explain what kind of peer group they are to the rest of society: Millennials, the Selfish Generation,¹ The Lost Generation (aka Generation Jobless),² Generation Z.³

The list goes on…

Recently, another name has recently appeared on the list that is a little more positive: The Roamers.

I – for one – am definitely a Roamer!

There’s no doubt about it.

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Song Lyric Sunday: So Alive

Feeling like a hero, but I can’t fly

No, you never crash, if you don’t try

Took it to the edge, now I know why

Never gonna live, if you’re too scared to die

Gonna disconnect from the hard wire

Time to raise a flag for the cease fire

Staring down the hole inside me

Looking in the mirror, making peace with the enemy

I’m so alive, I’m so alive, I’m so alive

You can make it on a wish if you want to

So Alive by the Goo Goo Dolls

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