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Rossy's Corner

Valentine’s Day

If you have a significant other then this is the day for you. Remember why you fell in love and show her that you care. Your gift should be thoughtful and not just a card, flowers and candy.

Put thought into it – what’s her favorite perfume? What is an activity she’s always wanted to try but hasn’t? Make it happen! Maybe she just wants you to take the kids and leave her alone for a full day, do it

Also, don’t just wait for once a year to do something nice for her, plan something at least once a quarter.

What do you have planned?

I do not have a significant other so I will be waiting for this day to pass and stop reminding me that I am single……….LOL.

Rossy's Corner

Happy New Year

As we enter this New Year, I am thankful for my friends and family who helped me survive 2018 – there were tears, plenty of laughter and we survived it all!

Going into 2019, I will be working on the following goals:

1 – Take care of my health
Go to doctors’ appointments
Eat clean
Exercise 3 to 4 times a week

2 – Treat myself
Go to the spa – massage, get a wrap, get a facial
Get a mani and sometimes a pedicure

3 – Spend time with good people (friends and family) doing things
Go see a movie
Spa day

4 – Try a new activity
Archery
Gun range
Hot yoga
Boxing

Let me know what your plans for the New Year are.
Be safe and take care of each other.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Rossy's Corner

Financial Goals for 2019

A look back at 2018

Before going forward and making my 2019 goals. I need to take a moment and be thankful for the things I accomplished, which are:

1-   I paid off my three credit cards (Capital One, Bank of America and BJs) which was a total of $6,000 left.

2-   I started an emergency fund in a separate account and now have $2000 in it.

3-   I paid all my bills on time!

4-   I paid for my gym membership fully for the year at the beginning of the year and I have used my membership throughout the year.

2019 goals

A new year is about to start and here is what I will be working on.
I will get rid of my loan faster than my anticipated finish date.
I will keep my car clean with professional help (car wash).
I will take care of my hair by having my hairdresser wash and braid it once a month and I will take care of my body by working out with my personal trainer once a week (and I will work out by myself twice a week).

1-   Loan: I have a $35,000 loan that I took out to pay the difference of my house that sold at a loss. On a positive note, I no longer have a house hanging on my neck but the negative is I have a $35,000 loan to deal with. I pay $750.73 a month and if I stay on that course I will finish paying off my loan in 4 years. – For 2019, my goal is to make an additional payment of $249.27 a month towards the loan. That will be a total of $1000.00 I will pay per month and the length of time I will take to pay it off will decrease by about 11 months.

$35,000/$750.73 = 46.62 months = 3 years, 10 months

$35,000/$1000.00 = 35 months = 2 years, 11 months

2-   Car wash: I will take my car to the car wash once every two months; which is $29.80 each time and a total of $178.80 for the year.

($29.80)(6 months) = $178.80 for the year

3-   Hair care: I will get my hair washed and braided by my hairdresser once a month; which is $60 plus a tip of $15 and a total of $900 for the year.

($75)(12 months) = $900 for the year

4-   Personal training: I will continue working out with my personal trainer once a week; which is $60 per session, $240 a month and a total of $2880 for the year.

What are your financial goals that you are working towards?

Rossy's Corner

Let’s Be Friends

I recently met someone new (aka Wonderful) – educated, funny, employed, age appropriate and a homeowner. After a wonderful, what I believed to be a first date (it wasn’t) – Wonderful told me that the only thing we could be was friends. YES, I was offered the dreaded “let’s be friends”. Friends?

After asking for clarification on what “friends” entails. I was told – going out to activities, lots of kisses, spending time together, and getting to know each other. Just no titles.

I thought about it and I’m trying it out ………. for now.

 

Movie Reviews

Movie Review: Friend Request (2016)

Directed by Simon Verboeven

At first glance this is the usual story about a popular college girl named Laura (played by Alycia Debriam-Carey) who accepts a Facebook friend request from a loner named Marina (played by Liesl Ahlers).

Marina is so happy to finally have a Facebook friend and then Laura talks to her in real life. Unfortunately, Marina feels that Laura is her real friend and really focuses on Laura. Laura gets uncomfortable and ends up unfriending Marina on Facebook. Marina tries to apologize and get Laura’s friendship back but it doesn’t work.

Fast forward, a supernatural occurrence and people start dying but not just any people but Laura’s close friends. Can Laura figure out how to save her friends and herself before it’s too late?

I love Facebook but after watching this movie I’m a bit more reluctant to accept friend requests because it might lead to death.

Movie Reviews

Movie Review: The New Legends of Monkey (2018)

Directed by Gerard Johnstone
Tripitaka played by Luciane Buchanan
Sandy played by Emilie Cocquerel. Monkey King played by Chai Hansen. Pigsy played by Josh Thomson
There is a legend that 500 years ago the Monkey King (a god) was captured, turned to stone and now demons rule the earth. A small group called the resistance, has one mission which is to free the Monkey King and with his help get rid of the demons.
Of course there is a chosen one – trained by the resistance as a warrior monk; his name is Tripitaka. Something dreadful happens and a young girl is given the responsibility to survive and never let hope disappear. The young girl steps up and becomes the new Tripitaka. Can Tripitaka free the Monkey King and save the world?
I binge watched the entire first season of the show and I loved it!

Film Life

Goals as a Filmmaker

 

  1. Make enough money to support myself and my cats in a comfortable lifestyle
  2. Create high quality movies and tv shows that I’d want to watch
  3. Get into and screen at LA Film Festival, Sundance, Toronto and Tribecca
  4. Make interesting, engaging, fun vlogs about the business side of filmmaking and behind the scenes videos
  5. Build a following of people who enjoy my films and actively and consistently engage with me as a filmmaker.
  6. Win an Academy Award for Best Picture, Animated Feature, Directing, Foreign Language Film, and Original Screenplay