Monthly Look Ahead: July 2021

And just like that, 2021 is half over! I think this year has gone by fast so far, and I’m sure July will fly by just like previous months. Here’s what I’ve got to look forward to though, and as always, I’d love to hear what you’ve got going on too!

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  • Ted Lasso season 2 comes out on the 23rd, and I am so, so excited for this. I binged S1 in March and enjoyed it so damn much. It’s such a pure show and Ted is such a pure character, so I’m looking forward to the good times this show will bring.
  • Black Widow is FINALLY coming out on the 9th after being delayed and pushed back many times. Early reviews are apparently positive, and I like Natasha, so I’m looking forward to seeing this. Plus it’s been a hot minute since we’ve got a new Marvel movie.
    Black Widow still.
  • The Olympics start at the end of the month, and they’re always fun to watch. I hope everything runs smoothly and there are no COVID issues. My favourite sport in these summer games is synchronized diving. Go Canada!
  • I get my second vaccine shot! It’s wild to think that by the end of the month, I’ll be able to hug people again. My original second shot date was early September, but Canada got a lot more doses so things moved up a lot. I really thought this summer was going to be a write-off, but things are looking up!

 

I hope there’s good weather so I have reasons to go outside on weekends. And I hope you have a good July too!

That’s all for now!

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: June 2021

June! Aside from that one weird day of snow in Ontario last week, we’re in summer mode now. Maybe because it’s my birthday month or maybe because it’s just warm weather all the time, I always look forward to Junes. It’d be great if we weren’t still in a pandemic, but there’s only so much I can do there. Anyway, here’s what I’m looking forward to this June.

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  • The next Marvel TV show Loki starts on the 9th, and I’m excited. Loki is always an interesting character, but he’s rarely in the spotlight for more than a bit, so this focus will be different.
  • After getting pushed a few times now, the movie musical In The Heights is finally within reach! It’ll be out on HBO and will be in some theaters too. COVID cases in my area have been fairly low, so if my local theater is playing it, maybe I’ll drag my parents out because I kind of really want to see it on the big screen. It looks so vibrant and fun!
    In The Heights poster.
  • There’s a reboot of iCarly starting this month, and I’m very curious to see how that goes. A lot of reboots in the past few years like Full House, Rosanne, or 90210 were shows I knew of but never watched as I was too young when they were on. But I did watch iCarly. Not with any regularity or passion, but enough to know what’s up. Not to mention that this new version is on Paramount, a network that really is not known for quality scripted shows, so I’m even more curious for that reason. We’ll see how it goes.

That’s it for now! If you’ve got popping June plans, let me know! Here in Canada, vaccine rollout has been horrendous compared to our neighbour to the south, but I got my first dose two weeks ago, and many of my peers are getting theirs this month, so it’s good to see some light at the end of the tunnel.

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: May 2021

May! Warm weather! And a bunch of other things! Would you believe there’s more than three bullets on this Monthly Look Ahead? Exciting. And if you also have a mildly exciting month coming, feel free to make your own MLA post!

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  • Legends Of Tomorrow, the best show from the Arrowverse, is finally back on the 2nd. I love these characters and the goofy plots.
  • If you follow me on social media, you may have seen me mention it, but there’s another mother duck nesting on our property this spring! (Or perhaps it’s the same duck, but we can’t be sure). We’re keeping very close watch on her, and if all goes well, the eggs are due to hatch sometime in the first week of May. On that note, I did a huge blog post about that process last year; are you guys interested in another one about this year’s events even if there won’t be a ton of new info? Here’s a poll to gauge interest.
  • I’m still co-running virtual quidditch almost every night. We’ve done 5 tournaments, but as we approach our 1-year, we’ve decided to shake things up a do an Olympics-style event that starts this month, and I’m super excited for that to begin because I know it’s going to be so fun and a fresh change of play.
  • Curling is still on TV! While a lot of events this spring took place in Calgary, the Mixed Doubles tournament at the end of the month is in Scotland. I’m excited to watch and cheer for Canada, and I like watching Mixed as the games are shorter and more action-packed.
    Kerri Einarson/Brad Gushue.
  • There’s no official date, but to celebrate Pokemon’s 25th anniversary, they’ve gotten some singers to ‘collab’ and do little mini Pokemon concerts throughout the year. Post Malone performed in February, and Katy Perry is up next, but as I said, there’s no date yet. They’ve just been teasing things recently. I like a lot of Katy’s old music and I was a huge Pokemon fan as a kid, so I’m interested to see her perform, so hopefully that will happen this month.
  • Will there be TV Upfronts this month? Who knows. I want to see some fun TV trailers as there were none out in May last year. Filming has gone on as far as I know so I’m hopeful.

May-be other fun things will pop up as the month goes on, but for now that’s what I’ve got going on.

That’s all for now!

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: April 2021

Well here we are in April. Spring has sprung and it’s nice to not feel the need to put on many sweaters every day, ya know? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I still wear one sweater every day, but it’s usually enough.

Anyway, it’s not a busy month, but, like, what else is new. So here’s the very small list of things I’m looking forward to:

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  • On April 1st, the show Manifest begins its third season. I really enjoy this show, so I hope this new season is just as exciting as it was last year.
  • The Men’s Curling Worlds start this month and then at the end of the month is the start of Women’s Worlds. I’ve very much enjoyed watching the Scotties, Brier, and Mixed Doubles this year, and always want to see more good Canadian curling. If you get TSN and are looking to watch good curling taking place in a nice Calgary bubble, tune in!
    The Canadian Men's Curling Team for 2021.
  • Darren Criss has new music of some sort coming out. He’s calling it “a series of character-driven singles” out on the 9th, and I don’t really know what that means, but I’m excited to find out.

Aaaand that’s it. I guess I should be grateful that I actually have a routine this April considering last April I had literally nothing to do. I was applying to like one job a week since Corona slowed down posting so much, and I was playing Zelda games to fill my days.

What’s your April looking like?

P.S. I was on a call with friends when I wrote the majority of this post, so I said to them, “hey y’all, what am I looking forward to this month? I’mma crowdsource this blog post,” and here were their replies:

  • “Doing hard drugs.” I feel like I should start with light drugs first, but thanks for the suggestion.
  • “It’s my parents’ anniversary.” Not my parents, my friend’s parents. Who I’ve never met.
  • “I dunno, isn’t there some curling you can watch?” Yeah, it’s already on the list.

Anyway, lesson learned. Blogging is a solo task.

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Monthly Look Ahead: February 2021

Well, we’re one month into 2021, and I found it to be pretty good, all things considered. Maybe February will be decent too. I don’t have much going on, but maybe some calmness is okay. I’d rather have nothing going on than a month of chaos and ruined plans.

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  • More Arrowverse shows are back/starting this month. The final season of Black Lightning begins on the 8th, which I’ll see to the end even though I’m not a huge fan of the show overall, and Superman And Lois starts its first season on the 23rd. I also don’t have high hopes for this, but it’s something to watch on my lunch breaks, and maybe it’ll be delightful like Smallville.
  • It’s not confirmed, but it’s rumored that the new Among Us map will be out this month. There’s no date other than “early 2021”, but a few sites I read said they’re thinking February. Of course, the last time I did a ‘this thing should be happening this month’ in an MLA post, it did not happen that month, so who knows.
  • A musical that I adore, Hadestown, has a new behind-the-scenes book called Working On A Song that I was immediately interested in when I heard of its existence. My local library doesn’t have it (though I did submit a request for it), but I found recently that the library in the city I went to University does have it. In ebook form. And my card still works. So I’m excited to borrow it from a distance and read it.
    Cover image for Working on a song [e-book] : the lyrics of Hadestown

As I said, not a thrilling month for me, but that’s okay. I’m in a routine now with work, I bought a Nintendo Switch so I’m gonna be gaming more than I was, and I’m surviving the pandemic. What’s your February looking like?

That’s all for now!

 

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