Sunday, August 20, 2017

Photo: Sparkle City Mini-Putt on Birthday

 Some might remember me talking about this place two years ago in August, and I honestly can't believe it had been that long. This is a 9-hole mini-golf course that the city had developed for anyone in Spartanburg to play. Or as the Republicans around here call it, socialized recreation. I used to play real golf (due to my brother) so I had my own putter and golf-balls.  

The Founder (2017 Film) Review

 Regardless of if you want to admit it or not, but deep-down we all love McDonalds in some way, shape, or form. Now to be fair, I was never a die-hard fan of McDonalds, as I remember us going to Burger King, Hardee's (Carl's Jr.), Wendys, and just about any other competitor you could name growing up to today. Even back as a kid I've heard of Ray Kroc, who at the time of my birth was already long since dead. But I always wondered why McDonald's was called McDonald's with a founder with the last name Kroc. Well this movie will certainly clear up the confusion on that one for those who don't know the full story.

Fact of the Day: Viking Feminism

For their time, women in the Viking-age Scandinavian countries typically had far greater liberties than almost any of their counterparts in the world. While they still lived in a male-dominated society, they could have a say in who they would marry, petition for a divorce (with extra rights), and own property. 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Photos: Work Party Bowling

 At my work, every year the place is told hold a party to "give back" to the workers efforts. My mother works for the same company (different location) and hers was held in the back of the building where they played bingo for laughable prizes and had food. Our location however, rented out a lot of lanes at a local bowling place which is only a few miles away from my house. I won the first two games against Daisy 107 to 77 and then 144 to 63. She came back later and won 98 to 87 and then 90 to 74.

The Zookeeper's Wife (2017 Film) Review

 I heard about The Zookeeper's Wife a few months ago I suppose. I wasn't quite sure what the movie was about. It looked like it was about the art of zoo-keeping many decades ago, but...not quite. It's really based on the book of the same name, which is about the true events of the zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski who used their zoo as a way to save hundreds of Jewish people who would have otherwise perished during the Holocaust along with working with the Polish Underground. I also really like Jessica Chastain who is the main star of the movie.