What do non-smokers have against smokers? My quick analysis

I’ve heard this question so many times, that i want to express my opinion about it once and for all. I’ll start with giving a little information about myself – I’m student, in my twenties, and do not smoke. I say this because there are so many problems related with smoking and dorm rooms. It feels kind of bad to be the guy who makes his rommmates or friends go outside to to smoke, but inhaling second hand smoke is worse. And honestly, i can count on one hand the number of my friends who smoke, and still, it’s irritating as hell. Even when they don’t smoke, they carry around this terrible smell with them. I guess you have to really like someone to tolerate the smell, especially if you hate it as much as i do. Now, why do i hate it so much, you might ask? Because of my parents. Both of them were smokers, and i had to endure smokers for my whole life. In cars, in living room, in bedrooms. And as a kid, it’s really hard to voice your opinion without sounding like a brat, so i stayed quiet. I wish i had known that it’s much better to sound like a brat than damage your health and form an eternal hatred for a smell that is very common.

Although i learned to judge people less. One of my best friends is a smoker and from what he’s telling me, now i can understand how addictive the substance might be and not judge people for not giving it up. And i realized that most smokers don’t know their smell is bothering you until you tell them. Have you ever had that moment, when you can’t smell disturbing smells in your room, because you’ve gotten used to it? That’s kind of what happens to smokers. Once you smoke for a month or so, you lose sense of disturbing smell and it all seems fine to you, while others are suffering from it.

 I decided to write this to give both – smokers and non-smokers some insight about the problem. Neither of us are really to blame, but understanding and not judging is essential to live healthy life free of misconceptions about other people. Some of us love to hate smokers and even refuse to date them, but they aren’t the bad guys here, the terrible substance is. Honestly, writing post like these and spreading the word is the best solution to this problem that i can think of.

Smokers, instead of smoking, i’d advise for picking up another hobby that can distract and entertain you when you’re in process of giving up. Getting some tools and starting to build something for your home is what helped one of my friends, and it might help you too. So get started with best compact circular saw and see what happens.

My review of 4th Season of Arrested Development

I was so excited to hear that season 4 of arrested development was funded by Netflix to be made. It was announced in 2011, but getting everyone from cast together took a long time, and still couldn’t be done properly, so green screens had to be used to make them appear together. It makes sense, 6 years had passed after season three was over, and everyone had moved on. Will Arnett and Jason Bateman became huge movie stars, Portia de Rossi had gotten married, i also saw the guy playing buster appearing in Veep along Julia-Louis Dreyfus, who by the way, also played the lying lawyer Maggie in season one. Kid actors, playing George Michael and Maybe were all grown up but still had to play kids, and not all writers were on board, but despite all these difficulties, season 4 was satisficatory, even at high standards that fans had set for fantastic show like Arrested Development.

 I wasn’t in love with how Michael’s storyline got developed, him being miserable failure trying to get back on top. George sr. and Oscar’s episodes were okay, but a little far stretched and got boring at the end. Gob’s was my favorite – it was so Gob. Seeing Judy Greer as kitty was very surprisingly pleasant too.

 Overall, i think Season four wasn’t as good as season first and two, but at about the same level as season three. On the other hand, we waited for this for so long, that even subpar writing would appear funny. Although that wasn’t the case – writers did very good job for Netflix. Speaking of Netflix, it must’ve been so successful for them – research has shown that the most effective way to gain subscribers for services like Netflix are making original shows. And considering the cult following Arrested Development had, they must’ve been flooded by subscribers. Plus, it was only one season, so it was low risk investment for Netflix who was just getting into making their own shows. Overall, i think they did pretty good job, but i expect season 5 to be better. They promised that it would be structured like regular season, not as episodes focused on each character like season four was. A lot of fans weren’t into that and neither was i.

 Even though according to reviews, most fans seemed to either loved it or hated it, i was somewhere in the middle. It was funny, especially considering the difficulties, but it had large room for improvement.