District 91 USA + Levis 511 Strauss & Co 

Outfit featured is a button-down plaid shirt by District 91 USA; and 511 Strauss & Co jeans by Levis. 

I’m falling in love with Lucha Underground – Scripted Sweetz http://scriptedsweetz.com/im-falling-love-lucha-underground/

Showdown at Berlin Marathon – Virily https://virily.com/sport/showdown-berlin-marathon/

The rivalry game – Virily https://virily.com/sport/the-rivalry-game/

Boxer Andre Ward Announces Retirement – Scripted Sweetz http://scriptedsweetz.com/boxer-andre-ward-announces-retirement/

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” — Lyndon B. Johnson

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Never-ending summer #sunkissed 🌞

It’s burning up outside, and its suppose to be the first day of fall. It’s 90°; imagine that! Anyway, hope ya’ll have a great weekend, and Happy Rosh Hashana! 

Outfit featured is a bucket hat by Under Armour; a Captain America shirt by Marvel; and a pair of cut-off distressed denim shorts by American Eagle Outfitters. 

I’m falling in love with Lucha Underground – Scripted Sweetz http://scriptedsweetz.com/im-falling-love-lucha-underground/

Showdown at Berlin Marathon – Virily https://virily.com/sport/showdown-berlin-marathon/

The rivalry game – Virily https://virily.com/sport/the-rivalry-game/

Express fleece + Corduroy Levis Strauss & Co

Outfit featured is a button-down/zip-up fleece by Express; and 511 Strauss & Co Corduroy jeans by Levis

I’m Just A Small Town Guy, With Big City Dreams – Scripted Sweetz http://scriptedsweetz.com/im-just-small-town-guy-big-city-dreams/

How Can You Not Love Someone With Autism? – Scripted Sweetz http://scriptedsweetz.com/can-not-love-someone-autism/

How Lookbook Changed My Views On Fashion http://scriptedsweetz.com/lookbook-changed-views-fashion/

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino

 

The writer formerly known as Thomas G 😈

Outfit featured is a brown fedora by Westend; a button-down casual shirt by Claiborne; and a pair of distressed light denim cutoff shorts by American Eagle Outfitters.

The rivalry game – Virily https://virily.com/sport/the-rivalry-game/

I’m Just A Small Town Guy, With Big City Dreams – Scripted Sweetz http://scriptedsweetz.com/im-just-small-town-guy-big-city-dreams/

How Can You Not Love Someone With Autism? – Scripted Sweetz http://scriptedsweetz.com/can-not-love-someone-autism/

Up at 3am,and the lyrics to “Scars To Your Beautiful” by Alessia,  just inspired me to do a writing. I hope to share it early October.  Scars to Your Beautiful (https://g.co/kgs/5iJxWQ

Welcome to the USO Penitentiary

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First off, I want to say happy birthday Usos! The two twins just celebrated their birthday, August 22! Next, I would like to say that I really love the push that World Wrestling Entertainment: Smackdown Live brand is giving the brothers, Jimmy and Jey, but after watching them on the Smackdown Live episode that aired August 22; I’m wondering if they can stay entertaining as they were while feuding with The New Day. The Usos defeated The New Day during a kickoff event for 2017 SummerSlam, and it’s only so long that a feud can last between two tag teams. The chemistry between the Usos and The New Day matched perfectly, but I’m curious to see what “The Uso Penitentiary” brings against other tag teams on WWE Smackdown Live, such as The Shining Stars; Breezango; The Ascension; Hype Bros, or maybe this new tag team of Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin. Out of all the tag teams mentioned, I would have to say that Hype Bros, which is the team of Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley are the only team that comes close to bringing the entertainment that the Usos brought against The New Day.

The Usos have a great gimmick that shows the same swag they had in the past, but a more street-like, grimier side, but it will take a tag team with some sort of swagger to keep the microphone chemistry entertaining. I’m one fan that just happened to look forward to seeing them on past episodes, but let’s just hope that whomever steps up to feud with the Usos; it does not end up to be a bury session for the Usos, because of the chemistry level not being the same.  As a long time, World Wrestling Entertainment fan, I have seen what happens with that, and have heard many different stories from wrestlers on podcasts being interviewed about their experiences with World Wrestling Entertainment. A good perfect example would be with what World Wrestling Entertainment: Raw brand is doing with wrestler Emma. For all my World Wrestling Entertainment fans, I’m sure you remember the promos of Emmalina, introducing this new character, which was supposed to be a big deal, but now the push with Emma has dropped, and she is nothing more than what she was before this character push. Emma, is just another stepping stone for other female wrestlers to get the push that she once deserved, but that is just an example.

Hopefully, the Usos do not get that same treatment, but I’m sure they would take it differently than Emma has, because they have been around the wrestling business a lot longer than Emma, and have been at the bottom and risen to the top, before this new push. For more information on Emma, an article by Raja titled “Emmalina is frustrated with her debut on Raw” breaks it down more detailed.

 

Dilbert, Ryan. “Breaking Down WWE Raw, SmackDown’s Tag Team Divisions After Superstar Shake-Up.” Bleacher Report, Bleacher Report, 13 Apr. 2017, bleacherreport.com/articles/2703299-breaking-down-wwe-raw-smackdowns-tag-team-divisions-after-superstar-shake-up. Accessed 22 Aug. 2017.

“Superstars.” WWE, http://www.wwe.com/superstars. Accessed 22 Aug. 2017.

Raja. “WWE: Emmalina is frustrated with her debut on Raw.” MyKhel, 8 Aug. 2017, http://www.mykhel.com/wwe/wwe-emmalina-is-frustrated-with-her-debut-on-raw-017598.html. Accessed 23 Aug. 2017.

Berge, Kevin. “WWE SummerSlam 2017 Results: Biggest Missed Opportunities with Show’s Booking.” Bleacher Report, Bleacher Report, 22 Aug. 2017, bleacherreport.com/articles/2728294-wwe-summerslam-2017-results-biggest-missed-opportunities-with-shows-booking. Accessed 23 Aug. 2017.

Staff”, “WWE.com. “WWE SummerSlam 2017 results.” WWE, WWE, 21 Aug. 2017, http://www.wwe.com/shows/summerslam/2017/article/wwe-summerslam-2017-results. Accessed 23 Aug. 2017.

How can you not love someone with autism?

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You can’t help but to love someone that has autism, because there in their own little world, and the only time you have any turmoil with them is when their world has been disrupted. The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines autism as a variable developmental disorder that appears by age three and is characterized by impairment of the ability to form normal social relationships, by impairment of the ability to communicate with others, and by repetitive behavior patterns. When talking about my client with autism, I like to compare my daily experiences to the movie “50 First Dates”, starring Adam Sandler (Henry Roth) and Drew Barrymore (Lucy Whitmore). Very great movie! If you have not seen it, you might want to see it. In the movie, Henry Roth meets Lucy Whitmore, and hits it off, and then he discovers the next day that she has short term memory loss and forgets him the very next day. The hilarious part about the movie is that he goes about imaginative ways of doing it over again every day.

I compare my experience only because of what my client does, but by all means; he does not forget who I ‘am; he actually has a great memory. A lot better memory than me, but he only forgets simple things like washing his hands, cleaning up after himself, or forgetting to look while crossing the street. However, he can remember plans that were discussed for the future; as well as every single YouTube video on his playlist, which he just happens to write out on a sheet of paper on a weekly basis.

Now that I’m in my mid-thirties of age, I can officially say that I know many Barney songs; Mary Poppins; Songs of South; and anything else that relates to Walt Disney, because my client recites quotes from them; as well as watches, them on a regular. There are many times also that we do not finish the entire movie, because my client repeats, rewinds or fast forwards certain parts of what he watches. I can’t help but to shake my head, and laugh at not being able to finish a movie, because it’s who he is. I can only hope to finish it another day, but deep down I know that I will never finish the movie, unless I buy or rent it myself.

He operates well when you keep him informed on tasks, and what’s next after each task, but God forbid a wrench being thrown in a current task that we are doing or you will get a totally different person, or tension! So, I have found it very important to keep him informed in everything we do, or what I would like to do with him, because no one wants tension. When there is tension he shuts down, and I do not get to hear him recite his favorite Walt Disney quotes that make me smile. I also sing them just to instigate him to sing them as well, which always works, and it makes me feel as though I have entered his world.

I have been with my client for some years now, and his quotes and music from his favorite songs have grew on me. I never would have seen the day that I would have Mary Poppins songs like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious “, “Chim Chim Cher-ee”, or “A Spoonful of Sugar” stuck in my head; even “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” from ‘Song of the South’. I didn’t even know those as a kid, but now that I’m in my mid-thirties, I can officially say that I now know them. The quotes and music being stuck in my head have also made me smile and got me through tough times, when I needed to be cheered up, because it reminds me of him.

One thing that will be a hard pill for me to swallow, is when I graduate from college, and must move on into my career. It’s something that eventually must happen, but remembering his quotes and music will always put a smile on my face, and help me reminisce what my experiences were like working with someone with autism.

 

“Autism.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autism. Accessed 8 Sept. 2017.

“50 First Dates (2004).” IMDb, IMDb.com, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0343660. Accessed 8 Sept. 2017.