25 February, 2012

Update - Act of Valor

A little while ago I posted on the newly released film, Act of Valor starring active duty Navy SEALs. I had thought at first, because it was rumored, that a film was going to be made about the SEALs and supposedly the Pentagon gave out top secret info about the Osama bin Laden take out for said film. I was so wrong about Act of Valor being that film. And I’m so thankful. Because I’m just itching to see this!

It’s no secret I’m a huge military supporter and I love watching films about our military. But most of them totally miss the point. They don’t actually pay attention to detail and accuracy of the film; it’s just about a great piece of cinematography. That’s all good and well, and yes, they succeed. {Take Band of Brother’s for an example, it’s loaded with inaccuracies.} But really piss people like me off at the same time.

Last week’s issue of EW {Entertainment Weekly} did an article/review of Act of Valor and I was so excited to hear the SEALs themselves were showing the actors how it’s done. Live ammunition is used during the film and active military…Can this movie get any cooler???

I have no doubt that this film will be added to my “Film Obsession” list. And it’s a short list. I think the last time I was this excited about a film was after I heard about The Help {If you haven’t read/seen it, DO IT! It’s a wonderful combination of heart and comedy.} And the fact that it’s rated R has absolute no effect on me. There’s not much difference between PG13 and R rated movies anymore. :-/

Anyway, I look forward to seeing this and hope you will too!

13 February, 2012

Act of Valor

Now, I've heard some misleading facts about this film. Supposedly the Pentagon let out top secret info so this film could be made. However, there are some active duty SEAL's in here....which might be a contradiction to the whole Pentagon rumor.

Anyway, I'm a huge advocate for US military and the more I see the ad (yes, I first saw it while watching the superbowl) I REALLY want to see this film. What are your thoughts? Are you going to see this film? If so why, if not, why? I'm curious as to what other's are thinking.

As for me, like I said, I want to see this because I love our military. I want to support them. And if this somehow would put them into any danger whatsoever, I refuse to watch it.

The song in the add, by Eminem, what? So now I can't believe I actually like a song from him. Well, actually only the chorus.

Okay, enough rambling...it's your turn.

{Btw- although I enjoyed this years Superbowl - Giant's fan here- they are not heroes! Our military put their lives on the line and they do it because they love America and to protect you and me! That's a hero!}

01 February, 2012

This too shall pass

This is more of a rant/venting post. Lately I’ve been at my wits end and it seems like I will never figure things out.

Recently I’ve come to realize I’m seriously depressed. My moods are like an emotional roller coaster. Up one minute, down the next, and eventually I feel very angry/bitter. It seems like I have no normal days and when I do, they are usually very rare.

This pretty much started about a year ago. And since then physically and mentally I’ve felt like crap. My muscles would just ache, I would have little to no energy, I would feel like sitting and crying for no apparent reason, and I always felt on edge. Everything I ate would at times leave me feeling very sick. I hoped it was just some funk that I would get through and be thankful it was long gone. I haven’t been that lucky. No matter how hard I try I just can’t seem to get myself out of this funk.

It was at the first of the week when I was experiencing a low day. I physically and mentally felt really awful. I tried my best to just get my mind off my depression, but nothing was working. I confided in my sister how miserable I’ve been feeling. She guessed pretty quickly what was wrong with me. It was my thyroid and/or hypothyroidism. (She did her Sophomore term paper on the thyroid gland.) She kept mentioning every single symptom I was experiencing that she had studied when she wrote her paper. Chills (yes, sudden and unexplained chills), depression, physical aches and pains, anger, etc… And every time this year when I had a TSH (a blood test for thyroid) it always came out abnormal. Stress can be a leading factor to that.

Which brings me to another part of my update; since May of last year each month of my cycle I have been experiencing severe, and I do mean severe, pain. Doubling over, nauseous, weakness, the pain is so intense, I just sit and cry and sometimes can’t even get out of bed for hours on end. And the medication I have been taking really makes me incoherent, it’s also produced by Bayer and I hate that. (Bayer experimented on the Jews in Auschwitz. Check out Eva Kor’s website for more information.) My mom finally advised me to get into the doctors as soon as possible. So I did. After some questions we still don’t know what is wrong with me. Which has left me rather anxious. My doctor however prescribed a strong medication for me to try out this coming month. It’s a very high milligram and I know eventually I’ll build up immunity to it and I refuse to go anything higher than what has been prescribed. So needless to say I’m kind of scared. I have no idea what’s going on with my body and that’s worse to me than knowing. Because when you know, you can treat the issue. When you don’t, the not knowing part really gets to you.

Most likely it’s nothing. But there’s a possibility it’s something and I just want to know what it is. I want my thyroid medicine to finally get figured out so I’m not such an emotional mess. If you could pray for me, it would be greatly appreciated.

If my Grama were still with me, she would tell me, this too shall pass. Well, I hope it does and that it’s soon.