Let’s dechox this March

I was planning on writing about some movies and tv shows, even post some photos of my visit to a museum a while ago. But I think this one takes precedence.

ic154-dechox-2017-newsfeed-posts-v2-030117

Sounds utterly horrible and undoable isn’t? That is precisely the reason, Mr. M and I have decided to give it a go. I am trying to rope in my friends too.

I have had whole two months of hot chocolate on a daily basis (can you even imagine??!!) just to handle the confusing and chilling weather. But these days there is some Sun and some heat (in this country, sunny doesn’t mean warm…sometimes I think the Sun is just for show) so it would be an ideal time to cut down on it if I can manage that. More info on this can be found here. Let me know if you will be joining us for some dechox 😉 And I sincerely hope I don’t compensate for it the next month 😀

Oxford’s Words in a Sentence

Ever since I read the list of words shortlisted for Oxford Dictionaries word of the year, I couldn’t help but wonder if we can combine all those words in a meaningful sentence. Here is my try. If you manage to write one of your own and would like to share it, please ping back to this post or tag it as #WordsOfTheYearSentence.

For reference, here are those words.

hygge, n.

mass noun] a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture)

Brexiteer

British informal a person who is in favour of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union

Latinx, n. and adj.

Noun: a person of Latin American origin or descent (used as a gender-neutral or non-binary alternative to Latino or Latina)

coulrophobia, n.

extreme or irrational fear of clowns

adulting

[mass noun] informal the practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks

chatbot

a computer program designed to simulate a conversation with human users, especially over the Internet

glass cliff, n.

used with reference to a situation in which a woman or member of a minority group ascends to a leadership position in challenging circumstances where the risk of failure is high.

alt-right, n.

(in the US) an ideological grouping associated with extreme conservative or reactionary viewpoints, characterized by a rejection of mainstream politics and by the use of online media to disseminate deliberately controversial content.

woke, adj.

US informal alert to injustice in society, especially racism.

Here is my Sentence (you can use the words in any order) (if there are any mistakes please do let me know)

The hygge in my life was messed up this year when I woke to first the brexiteer’s rejoicing and then later the alt-right groups creating trouble for Latinx and other races and minorities making people fear them more than their fear of coulrophobia and wondering when the women will stop falling off the glass cliff and wishing that people grow beyond basic adulting and help us look forward in the future with some hope so that we don’t end up taking orders from a chatbot .

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Into the light

light4.JPG

Come on, come on out of the darkness
Come on, come on out of the night
No more, no more living in the shadows now
Step into the light

  • “Into The Light” – Matthew West

light3.JPG

Standing in the light
Always sitting on the line
Never on a side
Always wanting to be right
Standing in the light
I never wanted to be right
Now I’m attracted by the light
And blinded by the sight
Into the light…

  • “Into The Light” – Siouxsie And The Banshees

Wanna join in? Here is how:

Create a post with ‘K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge’ in the title. This week, the prompt is : Into the Light.
Post a photo to your blog, pingback to either Dale’s or K’lee’s post and don’t forget to add the tag #CosPhoChal to your post’s tags and that’s it!

Also tagging it for Taboo Word Challenge. I managed to avoid the ‘taboo’ word for the day 😉 (I missed the first two though)

Every hero needs a challenge

I absolutely love Dark Knight and Heath Ledger’s performance of Joker. I haven’t watched Suicide Squad yet (thanks to all those negative reviews, but it is on my to-watch list anyways) but I can never think of any other actor doing the role of Joker. For me, Heath Ledger will always be the best Joker. And I am sure a lot of people would also agree to it.

I found a video today which explains why it isn’t just the performance of Heath Ledger that makes the Joker of Dark Knight so powerful. He is, as is explained, only one side of the coin. He is the reason Batman becomes more powerful and more wiser. He is one of the best antagonist as a character goes in a story. Check out this video for more details.