These things have happened before and they will most definitely happen again as well, and no amount of worry has ever made any money problems magically subside. Worrying about money is about as fruitful as trying to dig a hole in the ground with the power of your mind, in other words it is a mentally exhausting and utterly useless kind of worry.
However, regardless of how zen you may feel about money issues or how easily you relinquish the control of your cash flow, every now and then we all still get caught up in a little financial hardship that makes us feel shitty, a tad destitute and just flatout broke.
This week has been one of those weeks for me. I have experienced a serious drain on my financial resources, and it has made it really difficult for me to feel happy and excited about being on holidays because I am flat broke. I actually think that I was just blindsided by the events of today and now I have to make my peace with it.
It all started when I took my car in to have a simple and routine wheel balance and alignment done, and then it turned out that I needed four new tyres as well. Right, well there goes another $600 dollars, not to mention the termite inspector that came out yesterday and cost me $220, and I also had to find the money to lock in our New Zealand holiday this week which meant juggling and draining accounts to no end. Oh and my rego was in the letter box when I got home as well, and I got a text from the dentist to book in for a routine clean and scale and another one from my GP to go and have my lady bits inspected, and there's a passport renewal sitting on my desk and....and.....and. You know how it goes, when it rains it pours and there is nothing that you can do about it.
However, on the bright and exceptionally zen side of it all, I now have a safe and smooth car to drive around in, I have an incredibly fun holiday to New Zealand planned with my family to look forward to, I don't have termites, my teeth are going to get a good clean and having my lady bits checked will offer some peace of mind. So, yeah I am broke, but for good reason and purpose. I am not wasting money or resources, and now because I am so broke then I have no choice but to stay at home for the rest of the break and watch movies and read books all day long...oh dear...poor me!
This sudden lack of funds could actually turn out to be a big blessing in disguise, and an excuse for me to batter down the hatches and not leave Enfield for days on end, hmmm....I can really make this work for me, I sense some B grade horror movie marathons coming my way!
Release Date: 2011
Rating: R 18+
Running Time: 111 mins
I wasn't holding out a lot of hope when I drowsily turned on this Netflix offering recently, but I have to admit that I was really engaged and found it quite enjoyable. The home invasion horror/ slasher genre has most certainly been done to death, however You're Next offers viewers a fresh twist on a worn out trope, a couple of decent jump scares and a kick arse heroine to sweeten the whole deal.
Things start to go very wrong at the Davison family reunion when a group of axe-wielding, mask wearing murderers decide to join the party.
The acting here is not great, in fact at times it is woefully bad and some of the blood effects did look suspiciously like red paint, but who really cares? Surely no-one is watching a slasher movie called You're Next and expecting to have an A grade horror experience. You're Next is not trying to be anything more than a decent B grade horror anyway, and on that level is succeeds perfectly well.
FINAL SAY: Grab anything that might make a good weapon.
3 Chilli Peppers