Sunday, August 9, 2015

Julius Explodes! Bold and the Beautiful Episode Review for 8/7/2015

Last Friday's episode of The Bold and the Beautiful was very entertaining. So entertaining that I'm writing a blog post about it.

It's Maya and Ricky Boy's wedding day! And guess who decided to make an appearance. Why Ricky's sister, Ms. Bridgette Forrester! Bridgette is rarely on this show anymore, so this was indeed a surprise. She even told her brother that this was one family occasion that she was not going to miss...

As soon as she said that, I burst out in laughter. The fuck? Let me get this straight. This bitch was too busy to be in attendance at her niece Aly's wake and funeral, but she has all the time in the world to be at her brother's third wedding? This is the more important event to go to? Bridgette, go on with this foolishness.

One of the best parts of this episode was Bill Spencer apologizing to Maya for telling her private business to the whole world. I loved this scene, not because Bill apologized (I never needed him to do that), but because Maya did not make it easy for Bill to apologize. Ms. Avant was busting Bill's balls the entire time he was asking for forgiveness, and it was great. She eventually accepted the apology, but the fact that she stood strong and called Dollar Bill out on all his bullshit made me like her. I have never really been a fan of Maya. The reason why is because she tends to let people (like Bill) treat her like trash and then she runs away without fighting back. Meanwhile, Bill Spencer is one of my favorite characters on the show. So if I'm giving Maya praise for talking crazy to Bill, you know I loved this scene. No more running for Maya.

Now the ending to this episode took the cake baby. If you are reading this post and are not aware, Maya is transgender. Her parents are very conservative and have not been in her life for a long time. Maya and her parents are now trying to mend fences, and they are present for the wedding. While Maya's mother is beginning to accept who Maya is, her father (Julius) still refuses to let go of his bigotry. During the finale scene of the episode, Julius could not hold his true feelings in anymore, and he pretty much erupted on his wife. Julius hates what his "son" has done to "his" body, and he is disgusted that he has to walk his "son" down the aisle and hand Maya off to a man. The conversation Julius was having with is wife was supposed to be private, but this is a soap opera, so you know that private conversations do not exist here. Maya ended up hearing every vicious thing her father said. She was completely crushed. I loved it. The drama was so damn good. Julius is a bastard, but if he was a great guy and completely accepting of his child, then this shit would be boring. Let him be a bigot, just as long as the show expresses that he is in the wrong.

*Side note: Julius wasn't wrong about Rick already having two ex-wives. Maya will be out the door soon. But she will be receiving some good spousal support checks, so chill.*

I am also surprised that Julius is the ONLY one that has an issue with Maya being transgender. All of the Forresters are cool with this? Really? All of these super rich white people are that progressive? It's great that they are, but I'm not sure if it's that realistic. Oh well, I'm patiently waiting for Monday's episode. August 10, 2015, let's go!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Pick Me, Choose Me, Promote Me!

It's a damn shame that my last blog post was in 2014. I have to do better.

Anway, let's get a little personal for a bit. Without getting too specific with the details, I'll say this: a "lead" position at my job has opened up. For the past three weeks, I have been instructed by my supervisor to fill in and be the interim "lead" of that position. So for three weeks, I have been doing all of the extra work that comes with that position, but without the additional pay. Joy.

Just last week, a job posting for the position was issued out internally for all employees to apply. I have applied for the job. Now you would think that I'd be a shoo-in for the position, but with this place, nothing is for certain. All I can say is that I will be extremely pissed if I do not receive the promotion. I am more than capable of doing this job. The reason I was chosen to be the interim "lead" in the first place is because of how capable I am. Even more important than that, I want to do the job.

Blame the inner geek in me, but I often compare my job to how the 13 Court Guard Squads are set up in the Bleach anime. My current job title is pretty much the equivalent of being a Lieutenant (or Vice-Captain) of one of the 13 Squads. And the highly coveted "lead" position is the equivalent of becoming a Captain. Believe me when I tell you I am ready to become a Captain. I am an expert at Kido, and I have mastered Bankai. Hell, I even shit on Yoruichi with my Flash Step game. However, gaining a "Captain" position at my job is almost as difficult as becoming one in Bleach. Most of the time, you have to wait for one of the previous "Captains" to retire or die, and after that, you have to fight a number of "lieutenants" for the job. Sigh.

So in conclusion, I'm a geek and I really want the promotion. Like I said earlier, I'm going to be furious if I don't end up getting the job. Not furious enough to cuss out my supervisor or burn the building down, mind you. But furious enough to start looking for a new place of employment.

Now enjoy this clip of a bunch of Captains explaining how to become a Captain while trying to kill each other lol:

*Edit: I originally wrote this blog on July 19, 2015. It is now July 26, and I am pleased to report that I was given the promotion! Yeah baby!*