Need extra money? Sell clothing on Poshmark I made $806 last month

So I made $806 last month selling my stuff on Poshmark.

To be honest I let most of my stuff go super cheap but I needed the space and the money so it was a win win for me.  I am now selling for other people and using the money to help me get abroad to teach and yes volunteer on some environmental projects.   Poshmark has been very lucrative for me and YOU CAN clean out your closet and make money.

It is very simple.  You download the free app, snap a photo of that shirt you haven’t worn in years.  Set a price and BAM  you are set.

Here are a few tips:

Share, Share, Share-  The more you share the more of your stuff that will get shared and get out to potential buyers.

Engage in the community.  Posh is a very social app.  Ask questions, read profiles and comment.  Tell people the item is awesome even if it is not your size.   Be friendly.

Ship quickly-  Posh makes it easy, they email you a label.  You slap it on a box and ship it.

I have EIGHTEEN THOUSAND followers and my network grows every day.   That is because I am very active and talk to people.  I follow people, I share… I have fun on the app.

If you are curious you can use my referral code of CUBICLEESCAPEE and get $5.  I will also get $5 which is great because I have my eyes on a swimsuit.  So consider using my referral link 🙂  Also make sure you let me know you found me via this website so I can follow your Poshmark success 🙂

The First Days (As the World Dies #1) by Rhiannon Frater


Katie is driving to work one beautiful day when a dead man jumps into her car and tries to eat her.  That same morning, Jenni opens a bedroom door to find her husband devouring their toddler son.

Fate puts Jenni and Katie—total strangers—together in a pickup, fleeing the suddenly zombie-filled streets of the Texas city in which they live. Before the sun has set, they have become more than just friends and allies—they are bonded as tightly as any two people who have been to war together.

During their cross-Texas odyssey to find and rescue Jenni’s oldest son, Jenni discovers the joy of watching a zombie’s head explode when she shoots its brains out. Katie learns that she’s a terrific tactician—and a pretty good shot.

A chance encounter puts them on the road to an isolated, fortified town, besieged by zombies, where fewer than one hundred people cling to the shreds of civilization.

It looks like the end of the world. But Katie and Jenni and many others will do whatever they have to to stay alive. Run, fight, pick each other up when they stumble, fall in love…anything is possible at the end of the world.

My Review:  I have a major love/hate relationship with zombies.  I love the zombie trend and I honestly can’t enough zombie books, movies… The Walking Dead.  I mean it is fun to watch but to be quite frank they terrify me and I am pretty sure I would be one of the first to go.

I digress.  This book was one of the first books I put on my Goodread shelves back in 2013 when I joined.  I just now read it and man it did NOT disappoint.   I love how action packed this story was.  The characters were complex and found themselves in complex situations.    Everything I expect when I watch anything zombie related.

Plus Texas was ground zero at least I feel that is what the book has implied thus far, I love any book set in my home state.

I feel if you are looking for a zombie book that has a different perspective on what a zombie is this book is 100% for you! It is available on Amazon, Audible and at most libraries!

Zach’s Zany Movie Reviews: PACIFIC RIM – UPRISING (minor spoilers)

Ok, listen, I’m probably going to get my ass ripped apart by some of you but I didn’t think PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING is as bad as the critics are making it out to be. But, if you didn’t like the first one (I actually happen to find the first one quite engaging), you aren’t going to like this one at all. But if you did like the first one, have an open mind but then leave it at the theater entrance door, and know that it at least can’t be as bad as the last two Transformer movies, you might come out of it thinking it was “‘aight.” Also, if you focus on the special effects, the fights, and John Boyega’s performance, you might not hate it as much as some official critics would allow you to believe. Of course, if you focus on the major problems, like the film completely ruining Charlie Day’s character from the first one, Scott Eastwood cannot act, and that the final ultimate objective of the kaiju is quite dumb in its Avatar-esque type plot device, you will REALLY hate this film.

So am I recommending this? Because it sounds like above that I can’t make up my mind. I’m going to give this a shrug. It’s completely harmless. It doesn’t really destroy the reputation or anything the first one built, but it doesn’t exactly expand upon it either. It is something to play in the background in a get together party in the garage or basement of someone’s house. It’s a literally shrug. It has its moments, but in the end you really couldn’t give a shit less. Maybe my expectations were just low going into the theater. I will give the film a little bit of merit for trying to do something different other than the rift just opening up again and the kaiju just coming out to play again. It tries to come up with a side story that thinks it is bolder than it actually is. It’s bold, but then it is ruined by what the kaiju have really been seeking all along. I really want to tell you what it is, but you’ll know it the second it comes out of Burn Gorman’s mouth. And you’ll roll your eyes.

Anyway, the set up plot is really basic bitch in nature. The son of Idris Elba from the first film, tried Jaeger school but failed and is now living the drunk, stealing, I don’t give a fuck life. He tries to steal something, crosses path with a young girl that is looking to steal the same thing (she actually builds a small jaeger herself), they get caught and to avoid jail she has to enter the Jaeger academy and he has to go back to train the lot of them. As you can tell it is very basic plot set up fair. And the more I think about it I can’t fucking believe writer/director Steven S. DeKnight fucking left Daredevil to do this. But then the movie gets a bit interesting once they get all that shit out of the way, and the story goes into a way to somehow bring the kaiju back. Again, I won’t tell you what it is. It seems pretty interesting at first, but then you get to the finale finale and its a bit of a let down. It’s basically blue balls when it comes to that plot structure.

But the action is actually pretty good this time around too, I saw it in 3D and I actually recommend seeing it in that format and in the largest screen possible. In those regards it brings you into its atmosphere and sucks you a little bit into the movie even though there are so many things going against it. Like Scott Eastwood. God damn, that kid is riding his father’s coattails and is just not coming up to snuff. He’s terrible in everything he is in, and he’s terrible in this. I want to tell him to get off Hollywood’s lawn. And Charlie Day. Fuck. They completely ruin what good will his character had in the first movie. Basically, take Charlie Day from the first movie, and have him fuck Charlie from It’s Always Sunny, and you get the monstrosity this movie deals his characterization. And almost unforgivable, thankfully he isn’t in the film too much. He’s in a lot, but thankfully its fleeting, if you catch my drift.

But John Boyega completely saves this movie from being total trash. He is not Finn in this, not at all. He makes Jake Pentecost his own character, using his native tongue, and you don’t even see a hint of Star Wars in him. I also like the Jaegar building girl Cailee Spaney. Usually a girl like that would be annoying but here she gives off some pretty good attitude. I just didn’t like that basically they recycled the plot line of the junk girl from the last Transformers movie into this. It makes it seems somebody was copying somebody else and that there was no originality when it came to her storyline. Another two actors that come back from the original are Burn Gorman and Rinko Kikuchi. Burn Gorman’s character is thankfully the same good old comic relief from the first film. But if you are excited that Rinko is back, hold back your expectations. You should know what happens by now to original characters that come back in sequels where the sequel takes place a decade after the first one…you’ll know what I’m talking about when you see the cliche.

So meh. Shrug. It’s not as bad as the critics are saying, but the film isn’t great by any means. It’s a mindless time while sick in bed on Netflix or perusing movie channels at home (if you still subscribe to that shit). There is a right after the end credits sequence that hints at another different way that the film could go, but I say let it die. The first film didn’t need a sequel. It was and is completely unnecessary. If they do do a third though, get Guillermo Del Toro back on board and fire the rest, because I don’t think my ass will be back in the seat if the same people from this are brought back. While this didn’t destroy the franchise, there were definite seeds planted that ultimately could bring about the apocalypse. But for now, *shrugs* whatever.

Zach’s Zany Movie Reviews: TOMB RAIDER (2018) ((NO SPOILERS!))

The first question you are going to ask me in reviewing this new TOMB RAIDER might be: does it break the video game movie curse (if you believe in such things)? No, it doesn’t, but it knocks a big dent into the curse door and is a huge step in the right direction. Since I am a movie person, I go along with this ‘curse’ deal, but in actuality, I just don’t think video games were meant to be turned into movies, because video games themselves are one giant movie to begin with. And yes, I have played two of the old Tomb Raider games and I have played the two fantastic masterpieces that are the two recent newer Lara Croft adventures all the way through as well. This film is the closest any film has gotten to actually feeling like the videogames it is portraying. It is definitely now my favorite video game movie, but does that necessarily mean anything considering my favorite one before this was 1995’s Mortal Kombat?

And yes, this movie is SO much better than the two terrible films we got more than a decade ago starring Angelina Jolie. I watched those two films again recently and they are just too silly to be taken not only seriously, but turn your brain off entertainment. They are just slogged down in incoherent drivel that makes absolutely no sense. The only reason they are remotely watchable is because of Jolie’s charisma after the time, having just won an Oscar. And speaking of just having won an Oscar, Alicia Vikander is more than half of the reason this film works at all. She looks like she wants to be there, even did her own stunts, and she has the charm and wit of Lara Croft from the newer games. She’s the closest we could possibly get without Camilla Luddington (she voices Lara in the new games) leaving Grey’s Anatomy and doing it herself. Unfortunately Luddington is too old for the part on screen now, seeing as we are starting out with Lara in her very early 20s.

Now, this movie does have problems. Like any video game movie does. The story, which actually sounds interesting at first, is more of a MacGuffin with a few lines of dialogue here and there trying to give it more of a background but not quite getting where it needs to be to be decent. If you know anything about the games, you know Lara Croft has daddy issues, and that is essentially the beginning here too, with her finding out that the last time she saw him 7 years ago, he was going in search of Himiko, Queen of Yamatai who seemingly had the power over life and death. She finds old research of his journey and goes out in search to see what happened to him. She takes a drunk captain, Lu Ren, and his shoddy boat to the island, where she meets Mathias Vogel, having been on the island because of her father for the past 7 years, still unable to find Himiko. He thinks that Lara can unwillingly help him.

And the story goes from there. I do have to admit, marketing is keeping one huge thing from the audience, and I did appreciate that it did, as it added a little bit more layer to an overall story that would’ve been flatter without it. Here is the main problem with the whole story. I wanted to know more about the history of Himiko, Queen of Yamatai, and I wanted searching her tomb and solving the riddles and puzzles more of how the game does it. The video games has these riddles and puzzles that you have to solve throughout it, and you are with Lara and she is talking out loud while you solve the puzzles, linking it to the history of the MacGuffin, where as you find out more about everything, and everything becomes a tad bit more interesting. They don’t really do that here. They do do it in one scene where a floor is falling underneath them, and that scene is really good, and I wanted more of that. A lot of it, Lara is just looking, moving, and pushing stuff, and “wha-la!” it opens, and we don’t get any substantial information on how she figured it out.

Basically I’m saying I want a Tomb Raider movie to have the good action and stunts that it had (some shoddy CGI in places but that is to be expected), combined with National Treasure-esque puzzles and clues. The National Treasure series is a great treasure hunting movie, it only lags when it tries to bring ho-hum action into the mix. Tomb Raider is a decent action film, but it needs that National Treasure charm. And with the one scene that it does get right, I feel like it could master it with a better and tighter screenplay. Even though National Treasure combined fictional clues with factual history, it made learning the things that were true fun. I feel like these new Tomb Raider movies can duplicate that but with solid action.

There is still a lot to like about this movie. They say something to the line of “there is some truth in myths,” and they don’t just say it for dialogue sake, it does have a good huge surprising payoff in the end. I did like the subtle nods to the video games. And I did like the not too in your face world building they have for Trinity, Lara Croft’s main enemy corporation in the games. Walton Goggins plays a decent bad guy, although he plays it a little too straight here. I mean, the guys has been on the island for 7 straight years, they should’ve wrote in some wacky quirks that his character had developed from cabin fever or something.

But this is all Alicia Vikander’s show. She is great in this and I really hope they make sequels and that she comes back and reprises her role. This isn’t the excellent be all end all of great video game movies. But it is a great step in the opposite and now right direction from shit we have gotten in the past. But what do I know? This review is coming from a guy that thinks the Super Mario Bros. film was ahead of its time and instead of seeing it as a shoddy production with writers and directors that didn’t know what the fuck they were doing, sees it instead as a accidental tiny little weird fucked up triumph. And this is coming from someone that has watched the Mortal Kombat film a hand full of times and still enjoys it (I can’t stand the sequel though) (I did enjoy the recent live action shorts but nothing really came out of those big screen wise). Anyway, Tomb Raider is a little nice March 2018 escapism that finally shines some light on videogame movies that could be. Hollywood might be finally turning this thing around, although Rampage could turn it right back again, we’ll see.


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