5 On Friday: Musical Favourites

The new year arrives 10 days from today.

I have updated, edited, and streamlined my ‘About’ page and ‘Comment Policy.’ This blog page will still be titled ‘sepultura13,’ but the tags of ‘Random Ramblings’ and ‘Myriad Musings’ appear to be overused and worn out. The new header for this blog will be revealed in the new year.

For this “5 on Friday” post I offer the songs which used to grace my ‘About’ page. There is one minor song change but I think that it will go unnoticed. Nobody really read the page to begin with. C’est la vie.


Full Frontal Thursday: Apocalypse Soon?

In this final “Full Frontal Thursday” post of 2017, Sam talks about FauxNews and their incessant attacks on the FBI now that the investigation is exposing the corruption surrounding the Drumpf.

She also shines a light on the death-cult known as zionist xians – or is it xian zionists? – supremacist-oriented “evangelicals” who desire the “end of days.” I guess it is the only thing they have to look forward to at the end of their miserable lives.

Finally, Sam goes back to church and talks with A. R. Bernard, the only preacher who had the cobbles to leave the Drumpf’s laughably-named “evangelical advisory board.”

Geek Love

While it is an excellent book, that isn’t what this post is about.

I got a wonderful gift the other day and my geeky inner child is still squealing in delight over it. You know that special person in your life really “gets” you when they give you something like this:

Tiamat is the one, the only, and the original “Queen of the Dragons” and she makes a perfect addition to the other figurines in my collection. Life is sweet!


New Moon on Monday Music

The new moon phase rarely occurs on a Monday, from what I’ve observed. Today is one such day. The Sun enters the sign of Capricorn on Thursday, 21 December, which also marks the Winter Solstice here in the Northern hemisphere. The current Mercury retrograde transit will return direct on Friday, so I think some related music is in order.


Forging Forward

I used to follow a blogger who crafts his own tools on a forge. I had mentioned on his YouTube page that my own family forge, complete with anvil and other tools, would be acquired but wasn’t certain of when. I guess he thought that I was lying simply because I didn’t have an exact timeline.

This coming Monday, 18 December, will see the forge and anvil placed here on our property. Hand-crafting knives and other weapons for cosplay can finally commence! Learning new things is always an exciting prospect, and I’ll finally have some awesome things to show off at the next gaming convention we attend.

Life rocks! My forward progression is gaining momentum, especially since getting rid of roadblocks and smoothing out the bumps in the tarmac.

When I say that I’m going to do something, you can guarantee that it will happen. When it happens is never set in stone, but it happens.


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Five On Friday: Television Shows

Happy Friday, everyone! In this installment of my “5 Friday Favourites,” I figured that I’d give a mention to the few television shows which I watch regularly.

On the whole, I watch very little television and even fewer movies or films. I prefer reading and listening to music over watching TV, but there are a few shows which piqued my interest and have proven to be quite a delight!

Black-ish (ABC): This show was great when it began, and just keeps getting better every season. Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross are excellent in their roles: a married African-American couple raising their children in white suburbia. The show provides a well-written, comedic take about the trials and tribulations which invariably arise in that specific situation, and the observations are spot on!

Drunk History (Comedy Central): After a brief hiatus, Drunk History will begin airing new episodes in January 2018. The show’s title speaks for itself but to truly appreciate it, you must watch it! Historical re-enactments starring various actors, narrated by drunken comedians: what more could you ask for?

Hell’s Kitchen (Fox): The only ‘reality’ show which I watch, Hell’s Kitchen uses the elimination method of competition made popular by other shows in the same genre. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay shouts and screams at the contestants who are competing to become the top chef in any one of his various restaurants in the USA; those restaurants seem to be exclusively located in Las Vegas, Nevada. I enjoy watching the food preparation and the various uses of the lovely, fresh ingredients featured in each episode.

The Orville (Fox): I did a brief post about this show in November of this year after watching five episodes. Created and produced by Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, American Dad) this series pays homage to the Star Trek multiverse without being a shameless, unoriginal copy of same. I continue to be impressed with how well-written it is, and the acting involved is a delight!

Wrecked (TBS): I have mentioned this relatively new series a couple of times in past posts. It is one of the funniest shows I’ve had the pleasure of watching, and look forward to the new season!

Full Frontal Thursday: No Moore, Ryan Zinke, & La Brigada Feminista

In this installment of “Full Frontal Thursday,” Sam discusses the results of the election in Alabama. She also shines the spotlight on Ryan Zinke. He is the U. S. Secretary of the Interior who claims to believe in climate change, but refuses to do anything that might slow it down.

Finally, she goes to Mexico City to speak with members of La Brigada Feminista, a group of women who wanted to help with rescue efforts following the devastating earthquake there. For some reason, their assistance wasn’t wanted. Instead of being welcomed with open arms, they received death threats.


Portobello mushrooms stuffed with onion, shallots, diced tomatoes, spinach, and aged white cheddar cheese. I’m having one with my soup for lunch, and one with steak and salad for dinner. I’ll try to save half of one for the hubster, as he is sure to be hungry when he gets back from getting parts for our various vehicles!

I Love My Locs!

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I’ve been caring for my natural dreadlocks for two years. They were down to the small of my back!

I went in the other day to have them professionally tended and touched up by a hairstylist, who was referred by a lovely young mother who was visiting the area with her husband and two small children. Five inches of hair was trimmed off, so now my ‘locs are just past my scapulae. No worries, though. By this time next year, they just might be long enough to touch the top of my butt.

That, to me, is the definition of “good” hair. If it is on your head and grows well with good care, then you have “good” hair!

It always feels good to get pampered – I recommend a “beauty” day once in a while. Yes, men, this applies to you all as well.


Tuesday Tunes: Depeche Mode

I’ve begun bookmarking selected blogs for reading again, and have followed a few. One author recently did a post mentioning the music of Depeche Mode, and I had almost forgotten how many hits they had. The stations that I listen to on a regular basis don’t play this band very often at all. Here are three songs of theirs which I have always enjoyed; I would love to see the video for the second song updated to reflect current political happenings!


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