I’m Not A Fan of the New YouTube

don’t know about you, but I like to watch some YouTube. I have people I follow, unfollow, and find someone new to take those I unfollow place. I hate, HATE, loathe even, the new YouTube over the last few months. Where to begin with this writing rant? YouTube used to be just videos. Every now and then you had ads. I’d watch on a PC with AdBlockers and extensions to hide those. I’m watching more on my Roku. The last few months every channel, every video has ads. Those ads are a lot longer now. No skipping. I can’t watch a 10 minute video anymore without 15 breaks for ads.

Winter (The Arrival)

Winter has indeed embarked
From its Northern home
The freezing gusts of icy wind
Allow the snow to roam
Falling in the valleys
And on the mountainside
The South again invaded
Without a place to hide,

Is Winter Truly Coming? (Welcome to Winter 2022)

Winter may sit on the seasonal throne, but its reign has been quiet. December felt almost like Spring in weather during both day and night, and except for the bare tree branches, one might think it. The new year brought a new turn in Winter, and it reached out its icy claws with a vengeance. A few short days into January, the mountains received their first true taste of Winter. While frost had covered the ground a few select times, this was more.

Life & Stuff XVIII: A Christmas Engagement

For those of you who don’t know, my Life & Stuff series is where I write more personal pieces. Pulling back the blog and giving a glimpse of what’s going on in my life for good and bad. This time with this piece, it’s good. Great, even. I proposed to my girlfriend Crystal on Christmas Day, got down on one knee, gave her a ring. The whole bit.

The Christmas Spirit, or Lack Thereof. Maybe? 2021

Seems to be a yearly piece I write at this particular time of year. I think as a kid you love Christmas. Then, maybe about high school, maybe a touch after, you kind of outgrow it. At least that’s how it was with me, and I’m not going to get into my reasons here. It doesn’t really matter, I suppose. Still, I’m not the best at receiving gifts. I’m not the best gift giver. I never know what to get the few people I actually bother to shop for, but I try. Christmas, well, holidays seem to add more stress. Especially in this day and age. The Christmas Spirit, or Lack Thereof. Maybe? Yes. Maybe. It always helps when you have someone special to spend a holiday with, especially the winter ones. I have that someone special again this Christmas, my girlfriend, Crystal.

Game of Thrones Season 5 (2015): A Review of Sorts

Well, it’s that time again, dear friends and readers. I’ve made it through another season of the HBO series, Game of Thrones. This was another season that took a bit to get through, but there was a lot competing. NASCAR. College football. Plus, my girlfriend and I aren’t living together yet, and that really makes it hard to watch a full series. We can’t exactly do at least an episode a day. Still, we’re trying to get through each of these eight seasons, finish the series, and move on to the next combined series watching experience. As for Game of Thrones, we’ve made it through the fifth season from 2015. These 10 episodes ran from April 12 to June 14. Let’s get to the facts first. As you may or may not know, Game of Thrones is the television series based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. This fifth season uses several of the books, and a bit more to weave the storyline through the 10 episodes. It uses the final bits of the third book, A Storm of Swords. That book serves as the basis all the way back to the third season, if I’m correct. We see the sixth book, The Winds of Winter, have a few of its early bits appear. The main basis for this fifth season is the fourth book, A Feast of Crows, and the fifth, A Dance with Dragons. The fifth season is the first season of Game of Thrones to branch out from Martin’s book series, and add original material to the saga.

College Football 2021 Championship Week Recap

The conferences across the country, both large and small, have crowned their champions for the 2021 college football season. What a pitiful display of conference championship games. Thank you, Big XII, for a close finish, and an attempt at creating chaos. We know who’s going into the college football playoffs. We know what teams are playing in which bowls. I’ll have a special bowl preview piece on the way. My Irish have a new coach. They’re keeping all the players. All the key coaches are staying in South Bend. Enjoy the bayou, Brian Kelly, for the few seasons you’re there. He won’t complete that long-term contract before getting fired. My picks went 4-6, my first losing week all season for an overall record of 87-53. That’s pretty good. I’ll take it. A sad time for me as the college football season ends, but a happy time as bowl season is on the horizon. There’s also trophies to hand out for individual performances. It’s a festive time, both on and off the field. Go Irish!

You are God: Remember!

You are God
Both you and me
Not to each other
But the evil we see
The evil is you
And the evil is me

Thoughts on Reviewing CBD Companies

At one time, I had an idea to review individual CBD companies. Now, I don’t think it’s an idea worth writing. Why? Well, I’m sort of doing it, but in a roundabout way. Unboxings and individual strain reviews highlight companies I use.