Cruella and the American Diversity Problem

 I watched Cruella in the theater today. It was fantastic! Definitely my favorite Disney film now. I’m really enjoying the villain series. This one even topped Maleficent in my option. Emma Stone portyaed the role beautifully. But what brought it together was the ambiance of the whole film. The costumes, the artistic wardrobe designs, the 60s style where old-school traditional met with new rock grunge. Truly magnificent. I also appreciate how the writers dealt with trauma. They were careful not to oversimplifying or over correct the outcome. That hair, omg. Spectacular!

The extended musical preview of In the Heights got me to thinking about diversity in the US today. So many cultures mixed throughout the states, yet we are often referred to as a great Christian nation. Why do so many people here have to normalize their own outlooks and lifestyles on others? It’s expected that everyone is to accept that churches exist to help the poor, but often the same members shun those that don’t share the same political opinion, or dietary desires, or sexual orientation. So many things. And there are so many different types of churches too. I would challenge any of the southern Baptist churches I grew up around to prove that all their beliefs are the same, yet they shun others who are different. I feel like I expanded more on this in my head, but I want to keep the post short, I just don’t understand why more Americans aren’t accepting of others beliefs. 


Doctor Who and gels

 Watched Doctor Who with a friend tonight. It’s so weird rewatching episodes from so long ago. It surprises me how much I forget. Tonight we watched the episode where (spoilers) the Doctor gets married. Such a great episode! Can’t wait for Clara though. My absolute favorite companion. 

Also got my nails done today. I really like the color!

I think the salon I sent to did a decent job but they seemed to be in a big hurry. I might try another salon next time to see the difference. 


Uh... hey...

 Uh... hey... so it's been a while. I guess I should really start blogging again. 

So many incredible things have happened since I last updated. It'd take forever to update, so I'm just going to pick up from here as if this is a new thing. So... reset button... 

I've been keeping a journal for the past month or so and it's been pretty therapeutic.  I figured I'd start blogging again as well to document various things going on in life.

Today I found a possible connection in our family tree for William Elliott (father of Nancy Elliott (wife of Jonathan Merrill (son of Benjamin Merrill))).  This is great news because we were about to remove Nancy's parents because we didn't have enough evidence.  But I found a probate record from 1814 which linked to some details of a will from 1791 which could be tied to an immigrant passenger manifest from 1774. Wouldn't that be great if they tie together?!  I'll have mom double-check my work. I could be missing something. 

Genealogy is fun. It's a mystery with puzzles and having to make some guesses to try to tie things together and then search for the evidence to back that up.  So, the opposite of science. Lol.