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25 June 2018 @ 08:53 am
So many great things  
Even though I've been kind of sick the last few days things have actually been going great. I have a lot to catch up on here so we'll see if I remember everything. Chris and I went to see Jurassic World 2 on opening night. The movie itself was ok and a bit of a disappointment. I won't go into details yet since it's a new movie and don't want to spoil it but I'll post a review later on with spoilers behind a cut. Unfortunately many things were't a surprise for me since I'd gotten so many spoilers myself. I really tried to avoid it but it was impossible with youtube "recommending" videos where the thumbnail and the title showed me stuff I didn't mean to read and with "friends" telling me about it because they know I like Jurassic Park. Very annoying. Oh and even walking into the stores was a spoiler because I couldn't look at the toys but well I saw them all. But more on that in another post.

Chris and I built a fire pit out of cinder blocks. We had a fun time going back and forth from Lowe's and buying all the blocks and caps. I enjoyed painting them with spray cans. We have a lot of debris to burn so it will be very helpful. Unfortunately it rained and all the wood is too wet to catch fire now. We finally got around to buying some cheap outdoor folding chairs so we can set and enjoy the fire. We plan to clean out the old pumpkin patch garden and add some outdoor concrete couches and concrete raised beds. Get rid of all the grass and just have gravel or stone walk ways. It will be a slow process but it will be nice when we finish it up.

My plants are all doing great. Many of my nepenthes are pitchering. I've also built a very nice three tiered shelf that I painted pretty tropical colors. I will get a pic of that soon. I think all the amorphophallus have come up now too. No flowers this year. I was bad last year and neglected them so my biggest ones actually shrank and were set back. But this year I will take good care of them, fertilize them once a week and hopefully next year I'll get my first flower because of that. I don't remember if I talked about this or not but I also built my first trellis for dragon fruits. I hope to plant another set of dragon fruits so it will be nice to make another set.

Bullet is doing well despite her illness. She's been very happy and screaming happily. I'm so glad of that. She flies around and plays with her toys. I hope this tumor won't affect her too much.

And I have been playing Jurassic World Evolution PS4 which is way better than the movie. I've unlocked Isla Nublar now which is my 4th island. I'm very happy about that. That's a sandbox version. Not sure what all that means yet. I know what sandbox games are but perhaps that's the actual Jurassic Park with everything already built for you and you can just explore and manage. I need to review this game too though I haven't finished it. I got my first T-rex on my first island which I think is Isla Matanceros. I was so happy about that last night, but it was late and I had to call it quits. Time flies when you play this game. You don't realize you've spent hours in it because it's not a fast game. I am enjoying managing ever little detail of all my islands. Though I'm getting annoyed at my big herbivore cage how often feeders go empty. Man those trikes, and duck bills are gluttons.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on June 26th, 2018 09:40 am (UTC)
I'm sorry the movie didn't work out for you. Sorry you've been a bit sick, too. same here :(

All your garden work sounds wonderful! I think you will enjoy your fire pit...once the rain has gone! Your shelf for your nepenthes sounds nice, too. Also, good to know you you are looking after your amorphophallus. I hope they flower next year. You did put up a pic of your trellis. Were you going to put dragon fruit on that?

I'm glad Bullet is doing well, currently.

Edited at 2018-06-26 09:41 am (UTC)
Desthagirion on June 29th, 2018 11:07 am (UTC)
It's ok about the movie. It could have been so much better. It sucks they seem to get worse after the main movie.

I love the new firepit but we're in hurricane season so it rains almost everyday. We haven't been able to use it in a long time. Chris bought two bags of marshmallows and we've just been eating them in the house haha. I will post a video of the dragon fruit trellis.

Yes she's doing pretty well. I'm so glad.
kabuldurkabuldur on June 30th, 2018 11:03 am (UTC)
Yeah, it does usually seem to be the norm that the main movie is the bast and then the following ones are not so good. But there are exceptions, so we should never assume that.

That sucks that you haven't been able to use your fire pit. We used to toast our marshmallows on the stove flame. I don't know how good that is for you, so we limited that. Toasted marshmallows do taste yummy, though.

Looking forward to photos of the dragon fruit trellis!

She's one tough little cookie.
jokerforeverjokerforever on June 28th, 2018 11:36 pm (UTC)
I’m glad you decided to dispense with spoilers here, I plan on seeing Fallen Kingdom tomorrow night with my Dad and want nothing spoiled. I don’t really have much expectations but then that’s usually have that with any film . Right off the bat I’ll say I agree that JW Ev. is better since movies always have a 50-50 chance of going wrong, meanwhile video games usually take the time they need to be spot on.

I’m glad Bullet is doing well, she’s a tough cookie through and through. Glad to hear your plants are doing great as well.
Desthagirion on June 29th, 2018 11:09 am (UTC)
Yeah I saw it on opening night so I knew most of you haven't seen it. I so hate spoilers I don't want to do that until everyone's had time to see it. Usually video games based on movies are terrible too. And most Jurassic Park games have been no exceptions. I think this is the first really good one I have seen. I do like it way better than the movie.

Yes I'm glad Bullet's so tough too. Thanks, the plants are doing well. They are a lot of fun. I've got quite the creepy garden now.