Luise Rainer (1910-2014)

Luise Rainer was a German-born Austrian and American film actress. She was the first person to win multiple Academy Awards consecutively. She acted in stage in Austria, and appeared in Austrian films. She signed a 3 year contract with an American MGM Studios to bring her to Hollywood in 1935. She appeared in American films include: Escapade (1935), The Great Ziegfeld (1936), and The Good Earth (1937). She died on December 30, 2014. She was 104 years old. R.I.P. Luise Rainer

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 53 trips to carry that many people.

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This Year was Great!

This year has been a great year for me. I have improved so much on my writing. I am looking through the mistakes I still make right now. I know that I still am a work-in-progress. I am not looking for perfection, just beautiful storytelling. What I am doing now is walking around the neighborhood with my Dad, and lifting weights and doing abdominal exercises. This is still a work-in-progress also. I hope the next year will be brighter than this old one. I have no regrets of this old year. It has been great. I am seeing my life much improved. My writing class is going very well. I am getting more experience. Thanks for all my families and friends. They have been here for me through all my life, and still are. I have finished watching The Wire, and loved it better than S.O.A. It has satisfied to my standards. I didn’t see a sad ending, but a solving conclusion. James McNulty got what he deserved at the end. Now I am watching Veronica Mars, and Justified. Though I won’t see the final season until I finish watching the all the seasons from before. I think I have time. The only problem is that Amazon Prime is charging for the fifth season of Justified. Someday that season will be available without paying for it. I understand writing now. I can respond to it better. I am trying not to go to fast food restaurants much, so I could avoid being fat. I still need to get rid of my gut. I am watching Ancient Aliens. I love watching the show Inside: Amy Schumer. It is so funny. You have to watch it. Most of the episodes are hilariously funny. I go out with Dad most of the time, but still talk to my friends at restaurants, stores, and pharmacies. Somehow, I will have friends to go out with. I know I will, because I am confident of it. I think that failure is an illness that I can overcome. I skip the failure and rise above it. I want to see the movie The Theory of Everything. I really want to see and experience how Stephen Hawking’s life was like before. It looks like a beautiful movie. I can’t wait for it to be on DVD. Right now I am reading reference books. I have made a promise to myself not to buy books for five months, and lose weight for a year. I will finish the ones I have. I have so many. I am a bookworm, and book addict. I will overcome this compulsive buying. The books that I have are enough as it is. But, this was a great year so far. I hope the next will be much better!

Your Life is Meaningful, but not a Curse

No one ever has curses on their lives. I think life is supposed to be enjoyed. Life is meaningful in many ways. Think about things that make you happy. Feel positive about life. Enjoy whatever is out there. What I do is think of something that is positive and I go with it. Don’t jinx your life. Don’t let anyone jinx your life as well. Choose what you want to do. Go out and have fun. You can stay at home to relax and enjoy doing things. Read a book or magazine. Your life is not a curse. It is meaningful. The people who come up with those stuff that anyone can have a curse is not true. It is the opposite. Your life is mindful. Stop thinking about curses. Cursed don’t even exist. They are just make-believe. You are not haunted. Your life is decided by God. But, watch out what you say about things, sports teams, and people. You can get in real big trouble if you do. They say walls have ears. So, I would be extremely careful of you saying mean things at home also to anything or anyone. The best bet is to have no hatred towards anything. The choice is to like or dislike things to most of you. If you don’t like those things, then let someone else pick it up to enjoy it. It is that simple. No strings attached. Let things happen when most people or some want to for the positive. I think the most important idea to do is for most of you not to get bitter about meaningless things, for example all sports teams in general. I think that some people exaggerate almost about anything like sports, people, and etc. Choose to live life, and don’t bully anyone, wherever you are. Life is meaningful. This isn’t the end of your life. It is the beginning. Life isn’t a game of trick or treat. Life is fair, and not unfair.

David Ryall (1935-2014)

David Ryall was an English actor. He appeared in the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, part 1 (2010). He was in Lyton’s Diary, Goodnight Sweetheart, The Singing Detective, To Play the King, and The Final Cut, the two final parts of the House of Cards trilogy. He appeared in British television in the 1970’s. He died on December 25, 2014. He was 79 years old. R.I.P. David Ryall

Christina Perri (1986-Present)

Christina Perri is an American singer-songwriter, and musician. She debuted her song single Jar of Hearts. It sold over 3 million copies in the United States. She debuted her album Lovestrong on May 10, 2011. She recorded and wrote the song A Thousand Years for the film, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, part 2 (2012). Her second album Head or Heart was released on April 1, 2014.