Due to the fact we will no longer be able to have DirecTV starting next year (HOA installing new roofs and decreeing that no dishes can be mounted on the roof anymore), Katie and I have been researching new means by which to consume visual entertainment.
Happy 17th anniversary, hon! I love you with all my heart and can’t imagine my life without you.
It’s unreal just how much of a difference there is between slow days at work...
It's funny the stuff you find when you scroll back through your history on the web. No, I don't mean your browser history. Just the stuff that you do and record on places like Flickr.
Being that this is Halloween, it's a good time to talk about those things that terrify us beyond comprehension. Yes, I'm going there. I'm sorry but you'll just have to deal with it. And mine is made all the more timely because I just finished watching season one of Lore on Amazon Prime (you might be familiar with this name because of my Kevin's 7 Podcast lists of the last couple years - 2017 | 2016) and the final episode ("Unboxed") was all about dolls.
Imagine my surprise when I showed up at MOD Pizza with some coworkers for dinner tonight and discovered this...
Oh me! Oh my! Two Macro Monday challenge photos in a row that were just too darned easy!
Recently, I picked up a habit from a coworker. That being that I will keep my laptop open and serving as a second screen to my large monitor. On that second screen, I’ll run videos from MoviesAnywhere, Apple’s TV app, or Netflix.
It’s kinda becoming habit for me to start work on a video before the subject matter is done. As a result, I’ve been working on this video for a couple months now.
Much like the mistake I made with my initial Disney/Pixar rankings post, when I ranked the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films a couple months ago, I forgot to explain why I put them where I did. Time to rectify that mistake.
The other day, Nathan came home from school with a new book checked out from his library. It was titled DC Super Pets: Royal Rodent Rescue.
So far today, I have received no less than a dozen SMS notifications, 25+ Instagram notifications, Lord-knows how many Apple News notifications, among other less important notifications on my iPhone.
September is always a busy month for us. Between Nathan starting school and a new yearlong routine to his birthday to my company’s annual on-site celebration to whatever else, I was ready to let some goals go. Let’s see how I did.
I can’t count on one hand how many people got the challenge photo right. Heck, I can’t count on two hands and two feet how many.
I broke out a Moleskine notebook I’ve had for a few years now. Katie bought it for me because it’s LEGO themed and she knew I needed a new one as I’d filled my previous three Moleskines almost to the gills.
“Daddy, why does that pumpkin have ‘Nate’ on it?
I'm not sure how closely you follow the news, but Disney was recently cleared to acquire 21st Century Fox, including the 20th Century Fox film catalog and rights to a lot of iconic characters. Oh yeah, and Disney already owns the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Translation: The X-Men and the Fantastic Four and the Avengers can finally work together, like they always have in the comics.
Have you ever heard of BuiltWith.com? It's a pretty cool site where you can enter a URL of a website and find out what kinds of technology the site uses to make it run.
If you’ve followed either my Instagram or Twitter accounts recently, you may have seen that we have a new houseguest.
Another band that has been a part of my lifelong playlist is INXS. The six-piece team from Australia has been rocking my life since 1987 and, even in spite of frontman Michael Hutchence's suicide in 1997, I still listen to them on fairly regular rotation.
I guess this one was tougher than expected. I really expected at least one person to just throw out, “mouse laser!” Alas...
I started reading my next review book for GeeksOfDoom on Friday night... it’s Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker.
Today, we all went to the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago. While normally we do our museum trip on his actual birthday, because Nathan is in school now, we thought it better to wait until the weekend.
I already had two videos very nearly ready for posting when, suddenly, I came up with an idea for a quickie video that I threw together in just a couple hours.
Do you have a personal or family book library? If yes, does every book you’ve ever read win up in it? Just the best? Do you ever pare back your collection?
I'm fairly certain I say a variation of this every year and will likely continue to say it until I can no longer say it anymore, but where in the heck did the last six years go??? Yes, Nathan is now six years old!
More tapes have been found and added to my collection! Some of these were mine and some were Katie's. But, yanno how marriage works. Heh heh.
I did get several people guessing that last week's Macro Monday Challenge Photo was some kind of sports ball. The most popular guesses were basketball and football (of the North American variety). Good thing, because the correct answer was a basketball.
Last Monday, Nathan started playing basketball through our park district. We had intended to sign him up for fall soccer, but all sections of that for boys were canceled for no good reason. Argh!
Shortly before Katie and I got married in 2001, CBS introduced a new entry in the Star Trek television universe known as Star Trek: Enterprise. I was pretty gung-ho in favor of it.
This past weekend, I broke out the remote control truck so Nathan and I could have a little fun. My neighbor, Greg, who is also an r/c enthusiast had some of his cars out as well as a couple friends over and they were tooling around with them all in his garage.
At least I think these are from 1995. Maybe 1994. Perhaps 1996. But no earlier, nor any later.
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I keep finding myself having to explain to people how comic art can be a powerful conveyance of emotion. For some reason, they still don't always buy it. So how about I share some art I found on Twitter this morning commemorating the 17th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on our country.