While Comcast has been busy transitioning over to Xfinity, there has been a handful of new channels added. I typically watch HGTV, Travel Channel, TLC, Centric, TvOne, and other channels; but the recent addition of HUB has become a daily favorite of mine.
Over here in Montgomery County, Maryland the HUB channel is 130. Simply put; it’s the best cartoon channel ever! They show the ultimate old school cartoons and shows such as : Transformers, Batman, Fraggle Rock, Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego, Conan the Adventurer, and Jem.
Not only does the HUB world contain those great shows, but it even has R.L. Stines “The Haunting Hour” and other shows such as G.I. Joe, Strawberry Shortcake, Johnny Quest, Kenny the Shark, and other great kid shows I’m a huge fan of. All the shows on that channel rock! It’s fun to sit back and watch Fraggle Rock, it reminds me of being a child again. I remember the days of sitting back afterschool and waiting for Fraggle Rock to come on (it came on during the 90s as reruns.) The best moment of that show is the episode where they sung Buffalo Springfield’s hit song “For What Its Worth”: it’s the song that goes “stop, hey, what’s that sound, everybody look what’s going down.”
Man I miss the days of those old school cartoons and animated shows. I lived on Between the Lions, The Rugrats, Allegra’s Window, Little Bear, The Muppets, The Adventures of Tintin, Babar,Franklin, Doug, Hey Arnold, Dragon Tales, Rocko’s Modern Life, and so many other hit shows. I loved watching a lot of those shows and I still enjoy watching a lot of the cartoons on television now. Yet one show I fell back in love with was the 80s cartoon called Jem.
Jem is one of those girly hit television shows about a band named Jem and the Holograms. I’m not an 80s kid; but I grew up in the 90s and watched a lot of those shows from the 80s. Jem is one of those guilty pleasure shows. You hate to admit you watch it and sing along to the songs; yet you make sure to never miss an episode. I love Jem! She’s totally outrageous, girly, glittery, and her band rocks!
She has these cool earrings that allow a hologram to transform her into anything. Her real name is Jerrica Benton and she is the owner/manager of Starlight Music. Her dad built this computer named Synergy that allows her to change into the persona of Jem with the help of Synergy and her holograms. When she is in her persona of Jem, her nemesis The Misfits is always trying to mess things up for her. Every episode they always have these catchy dramatic songs they sing. I always end up singing along to the song and getting lost into the drama. It’s a fun show to watch! Jem’s voice is so girly and she has a way of hitting these high notes; they sound funny when she is singing/yelling her name and lyrics. It’s so 80s!!
Jem and the Holograms have some funny and catchy songs, but the show is so cool! I love watching Jem and I must admit it’s my guilty pleasure this summer. Check out the intro to the show Jem and be sure to check your local listings for HUB. Do you have any old school cartoons you still love to watch?
The World Hunger Shindig
I know I’ve been slacking off on blogging lately, but the good news is my book is coming along very well! It can get addicting when your writing a book and you begin to get wrapped up in the characters. Creative writing is a fun world to escape into, but beware the hours can fly by. For instance, after watching "I Shouldn’t Be Alive" last night I decided to work on my book for an hour and then get some rest. Well that hour turned into me staying up till 3am and getting caught up in a scene in which my character confronts an old flame. Drama!!
My book is a romantic comedy mixed with Confession of a Shopaholic, Jerome Dickey sensuality, ghetto street book, and some nerdy video game lingo. I know it sounds like a lot but in actuality it’s blending very well and so far it’s a good read. I’ve only let my mom hear bits of pieces of it .
While working on this second book, I realized that I haven’t marketed my first book "Think Soul 25:Thoughts of an Urban Nomad" and need to do a major rewrite, new cover, and market it in different venues. Createspace through Amazon is an exceptional platform for writers, filmmakers, musicians, and other creative people that have a voice and a product to sell. You can even get your work featured in Barnes and Nobles, which is awesome! I will write a post about Createspace and Zazzle as well.I need to start bringing in more money and I have some products that will sell great on Zazzle.
The reason I need more money and want to start saving is because of my bucket list. I created one of those "things to do before I die" list when I was 16 years old and just discovered it yesterday. I need to do more out there things! Now I’m not talking about going and living a crazy life 24/7, but I do mean trying things and making goals. Life can become so dull when you just live it day to day and don’t make an effort to explore. God created so many beautiful places in this world, including nature, the wonders of the world, and even giving man the comprehension to build cities. Why spend my entire life living in one place and not seeing anything at all?
As Think Soul 25, The Urban Nomad, I need to step up my nomadic game and what better way to do that then with a Bucket List.I’ve gone on road trips back and forth across the United States, but I still haven’t seen anything in this country and across the world as well. I’m getting my passport before my birthday on April 25th and plan on traveling somewhere in the summer. Not sure where I’m going but I know that I will have a blast. Having someone who loves to be adventurous and try new things is amazing! My parent’s are getting older and I’ve moved beyond the days of taking trips with them. Now it’s like hey guys I’m going to New York for the weekend I will text ya guys along the way. As long as your safe and let people know where you are, there is nothing wrong with being adventurous and taking a leap of faith and hitting life with full force.
My bucket list is at 152 items so far and by summer I’m sure I will have completed the basics. Get my passport, ride a big roller coaster (I’ve only rode a medium one and water rides), get a tattoo, play paintball, fly overseas, go to Virginia Beach, gamble in Atlantic city, drink shots (never done that before but eh might as well try it once), and spend the night dancing away. Amongst that I have other things to do like visit Smithsonian (been there plenty of times but still want to go again, not really on my bucket list), go to SeaWorld, eat calamari, hold a baby lion, and try duck. I’ve eaten octopus and it tastes really good, at least try it once before you knock it.
There are so many things I want to accomplish and places I want to spend the night at. I want to kiss on top of the Eiffel Tower, spend hours in Louvre, pretend karate fight in front of the Colosseum, hike the Appalachian trail, swim with dolphins, go to a red carpet even, own a ball gown, have a picnic on the beach, and own a publishing company. No matter how big or small the goal is, write it down! Life is to short to live inside the box and I don’t even like boxes, I live outside the circle.
I hope this post helps those who are bored with life and looking for some excitement. Make a list and you will be bound to accomplish things a lot sooner. I even have simple things as take ball room dance lessons, tap dance, cook lobster dinner, see 5 broadway plays, go on a cruise, and have a beautiful artsy wedding. Whatever you want to do in life then do it and make the memories last! I plan on filmming some of my new adventures and taking my vlog more serious. So do stay tuned for more journeys of this urban nomad, I’m steppin’ up my nomad game!
Peace for now!