Monthly Look Ahead: August 2019

I’m going to be honest, July was not a great month for me. There were a lot of disappointments, so I am very glad to be putting that month behind me. That being said, August doesn’t look like it’s going to be amazing, and I would really like something amazing. But there are a few fun things I’m looking forward to, and here they are:

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  • I am finally getting out of town for the first time in over a year, and I cannot express how badly I need this. Every year my parents get together with some family friends for a weekend, and any offspring who can come do. I missed out last year. There’s a chance that no other offspring are coming this year, and for some reason, we are booked for multiple cheese factory tours, but I don’t care, because as long as I’m not stuck in my boring town, I’ll go anywhere.
  • In June, Archie Comics released a reboot of Jughead’s Time Police, which was a series I enjoyed finding in the digests I read as a kid. Plus, I adored the character January (who, by the way, was the only person Jughead ever loved, so take that, all you Betty/Jughead shippers). Anyway, I don’t really read comics all that much anymore, so I wasn’t going to go buy this reboot, but I noticed my local library had it, so I have it on hold. I’m not totally in love with the art style, but maybe I’ll warm up when I get into it.
    The cover for Jughead's Time Police.
  • FanExpo is this month. I want to go because a lot of cool people are going like the cast of Smallville and Rainn Wilson and Zachary Levi, but now that I am without employment, I feel like I shouldn’t be dropping like $100 for one day. Plus I have no one to go with. That being said, it’s not until the end of the month, so if I get a job before then or a friend is willing to go, I may be inclined to treat myself.
  • Speaking of being unemployed, the one somewhat decent thing about it is having a lot of time to kill, so I want to use the time to write more and watch some TV shows I’ve been putting off. Last week I watched Schitt’s Creek and I loved it. So there are a few series (and even some movies and musical boots) I’ll probably get to this month. Sometimes I ask myself, do I watch way too many TV shows as a way to fill a void in my life? And while the answer is almost definitely yes, I still enjoy it and enjoy being able to enter a new world. It’s a happy place for me.

Anyway, that’s my August. It’s also my best friend’s birthday this month, so there is a good likelihood that there’ll be a social gathering, and I enjoy those. Otherwise, it’s just job applications and a messy sleep schedule for me. Hopefully your August is looking better, and if it is, I’d love to see a MLA post of your own!

That’s all for now!

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: June 2019

Juuuuune. Here we are. It came so fast and I have a feeling it’ll go by really fast. Next thing you know it’ll be July. And then what? August? Ridiculous.

Anyway, Junes are usually decent months for me, and that’s not just because they are my birth month. So let’s dive into what I’ve got coming up. And then tell me (in the comments or in your own post) what you’re looking forward to in your June.

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  • The Tony’s are on the 9th. They’re always a fun show to watch because a) performances and b) they seem less political and more fun and joyful. Just a bunch of theater nerds geeking out, ya know? But what do I know; I watch from my couch. Anyway, every year I try and watch to find bootlegs for the big shows nominated so I can have some basis of knowledge for the evening. I’ve yet to watch a few, so I gotta get on that.
  • As I said, my birthday is coming up on the 16th. That’s Father’s Day this year, which is neat because I was born actually on Father’s Day, and the days only align every eight years or so. I’m glad my birthday is not on a weekday so I don’t have to spend it alone at work and I can instead spend it alone at home.
  • For my birthday, I asked for tickets to Dear Evan Hansen because really I want to see it and it’s playing near me for a few more weeks only. We’re actually going before my birthday, but that just means I get to see it sooner. I am very excited. I adore the soundtrack and can’t wait to see it live.
    Dear evan hansen.
  • Season 3 of Jessica Jones is out on the 14th. This is the last of Marvel’s Netflix shows, which is kind of sad. I hope it ends on a great note, but I’m not too optimistic given that I thought JJ‘s second season was kind of bad. Of course, Daredevil had a sucky second season too yet surprised me with a fantastic third, so I never know.
  • Toy Story is back with a 4th installment (a fourquel?) and though Toy Story is not my favourite Pixar series, they were all good movies. I’m a little wary for this new one on the 21st, but based on the trailers, it doesn’t look bad. I won’t be lining up to see it right away, but I do want to see it eventually.
  • Last year a Superman prequel show called Krypton aired, and it wasn’t that great, but I watched it and now its second season is starting on the 12th. I’ll probably watch that too because a) it’s the summer so I don’t have much else to watch and b) I found myself thinking about the show a weird amount. So, yeah, bring it on.
  • The radio station I listen to at work is hosting an 80’s dance party this month, which sounds like a whack of fun. I bought two tickets, but haven’t yet confirmed who’ll be using the second ticket.
  • Another movie that looks alright is Yesterday. It’s about a guy who gets injured and wakes up in a world where the Beatles didn’t exist, so he capitalizes on that for his own music career. I’m not a huge Beatles fan by any means, but I think this is a clever movie idea, so I definitely want to see this.
    Yesterday movie poster.

Anyway, that’s my June. See, seems like it could be fun overall, right? Junes be like that. (Do y’all remember those books called Junie B Jones? Man, I was obsessed with those when I was a kid).

That’s all for now!

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: May 2019

It’s kind of hard to look forward to May and warm weather when it snowed last week. I’m not joking. Thanks, Canada. Though despite that, there are some things that have got me excited for the upcoming month. So here’s my Monthly Look Ahead because it’s gonna be May! *headbangs*

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  • Agents Of SHIELD FINALLY returns. When it was announced that season 6 would be pushed back to not spring 2019, but summer (whatever that meant), it felt like so far away and I thought it’d never come. But here we are. On the 10th, the show will finally be back on my screen. Maybe the delay was so we could avoid any Endgame business, which maybe was a good call since Endgame got wild. But I’m still interested to see if the show will mention it or just pretend that the team wasn’t affected…? Either way, I am so excited for this show, the best on TV, to be back.
  • So it looks a little cheesy but Detective Pikachu is in theaters on the 10th. I never played the Detective Pikachu game, but I played many, many other Pokémon games growing up, so I know them all (or used to…some names take me a while to remember…). This is the first ‘live action’ Pokémon thing ever, and since every kid dreams of having real Pokémon, this will be cool to see, I think. Plus, Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu! I just hope he’s not the exact same as Deadpool but PG, ya know?
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  • Beat Shazam begins on the 20th. It’s an easy and fun show to watch, as all good game shows should be, and I think I’m decent at it…though if I were on it, I’d probably tank.
  • Swamp Thing, the newest DC streaming show (that I watch online because I’m not waiting five months for Canadian TV to air it) starts at the end of the month. Honestly, I’m not loving Doom Patrol that much (it’s just too weird) so I don’t know how much appeal Swamp Thing will have, but I’ll give it a go.
  • The Elton John biopic movie Rocketman is out on the 31st, and I don’t think I’m dying to see it, but I will see it eventually. I like Elton John’s music a lot, and I think Taron Egerton will play him really well, but after Bohemian Rhapsody let me down, I don’t know what to expect from this one.
  • The Broadway musical Be More Chill is releasing a new album with this new Bway cast, and though this musical is not my favourite, there are some great songs in it, and I’m excited to hear if/how they’ve updated or bettered the songs. (Related: this comparison of the pre-Broadway musical and the book)Image result for be more chill 2019 album

So that’s my May. Without curling, I don’t really do much else. A friend has a bowling league at his work and he said I could get in on it, so I’m considering that, but we’ll see. Maybe this will be the month I get back into writing again. What will you be doing this month that’s got you excited? Anything?

And as always, here is my favourite May of all Mays: Melinda May.

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Monthly Look Ahead: April 2019

April showers bring May flowers, right? I don’t even care if April has showers because I am very much done with the cold and snow, so bring it on, April. And, since this is a Monthly Look Ahead, the following things can also be brought on this month.

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  • If you couldn’t guess that Avengers: Endgame would be my #1, you’re a fool. This movie is going to end me, and I am ready. This is it. Every trailer, every poster, every cryptic tweet…they’ve all been preparing my soul for what will surely be an epic, devastating, and amazing film. RIP me (and probably several characters) on the 26th.
  • Legends Of Tomorrow is finally back after taking a long hiatus. This show, though maybe a bit too zany these days, is still fun and enjoyable.
  • The author of The Inheritance Cycle wrote another book of stories in that world, and though it came out in late December, I’ve only just finished my reread of The Inheritance Cycle (I’m a slow reader now), so this month I shall finally get to read this book called The Fork, The Witch, And The Worm that I’ve essentially been waiting for since early high school. I am very excited.
    The fork the witch and the worm.
  • Season two of Cloak And Dagger airs on the 4th, and though it’s not my favourite Marvel show, season one wasn’t awful, so I’ll keep watching. Plus, slowly my list of shows per week is going down as seasons end, so it’s not like I have better things to watch.
  • Curling is ending, and though I am not looking forward to that, I am looking forward to the closing parties. It just so happens that the events for the two leagues I’m in are on the same weekend, so I’ll be at the club a lot those two days.

So that’s my April. Not too busy, but at least I’m not in exam mode and packing to move back home mode like my past four Aprils. This is better.

What’s getting your pumped for April?

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: March 2019

January may have dragged on, but February flew by, and it is now March. I don’t have a lot going on in terms of things not involving a screen, but who knows what may come up (probably nothing). Either way, here is my March, and I’d love for you to share what’s going on in your March too.

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  • Ellen Degeneres is going to Toronto, so I too am going to Toronto. I’ve been a fan of her for years, but she really only does things in LA, which is very far from me. So now she’s got a show of some sort she’s doing in Toronto and I knew I had to be there. A friend and I got tickets because we knew that seeing her live may never be an option for us again. I am very, very excited.
  • The ever-pure Netflix show Queer Eye premieres its 3rd season on the 15th. I look forward to seeing the fab 5 change some more lives and spread some more positivity.
  • Captain Marvel on the 7th! Not only is this Marvel’s first female-led movie, but it features such characters as Goose the cat and Phil Coulson. So yeah, catch me in the theater opening weekend seeing this for sure.
    Goose the cat from Captain Marvel.
    Goose could defeat Thanos.
  • I was supposed to go visit my friend last month but she got sick so now we have plans to do it this month, which is especially good because there are no holidays in March, so I’ll appreciate a little holiday (even if it is over a weekend).
  • There are two shows coming to NBC this spring that I think I’ll try. The first is Abby’s. From the wonderful mind of Mike Schur. This looks light and I like Neil Flynn, so I’ll give it a shot. The second is The Village, which seems to have This Is Us-type vibes, and I can respect that, though this show, based on the trailer, seems more focused on one army guy, and not the whole group of neighbours like I had read/assumed.
  • And on the last day of March, the last season of Veep premiers. It’s so great that despite JLD’s cancer struggle, they managed to make a final season for us. My mom and I binged the show two summers ago, so we’re excited to see more (though not live because I curl on Sundays).

What’s on the docket for your March? Any big St. Patty’s plans? I’m half Irish, but don’t really celebrate it. Maybe I’ll eat a potato or something.

 

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