I admit to being a bit geeked out when I heard from a friend that Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion are working together on a web series called Con Man.
31 posts from March 2015
I had this great idea for a blog post today. Another good current events one, but I cannot find the news article and any Google search I perform comes up with older stories that are not at all the one I want. I don't know what happened. Weirdness abounds on the web. I'll keep searching, but, in the meantime, I'm bumping up a post I was holding until later.
"Honey, I need to tell you something and I want you to listen to me carefully.
Growing up, there were two movies that terrified the ever-loving bejeezus out of me. They were The Exorcist and Poltergeist. I don't watch them regularly, so I don't ever really think about them at all. And, until recently, I had never even conceived of what it might be like for one of them to be remade.
The other day, a Germanwings flight full of 144 passengers and six crewmembers crashed in the Alps on the way from France to Germany.
I stole this one from Kazza. Basically, you take the IMDb Top 250 movie list and mark the ones you've seen. I'm going to add a layer and mark the ones I've never even heard of. Why not, right?
Katie officially hates 2015 and would like to claim a mulligan and start over.
Have you ever changed the lyrics to a song in your head? It doesn't even have to be the entire song. Maybe just a single line.
I was updating my progress in Goodreads on the two books I'm reading when I noticed something disturbing.
"What's wrong?" she asked. "You haven't been yourself all day. In fact, you've been a little off all week."
At the park today, Nathan picked up and brought home a rock he found. He doesn't usually do this with stuff he finds. He tends to leave it behind as though it "belongs" to the park.
If Dave2 is going first, I'll go second. Well, second insofar as I've seen my own reading list go. Maybe some others of his readers have done, but I haven't seen them. It's Dave2's Burger Quiz!
I recently discovered that I have to burn off some paid time off (PTO) at work or I'm going to lose it. I can only roll over a certain number of hours from one fiscal year to the next and I've maxed those out. By April 30, I need to take five days off to ensure I lose no time.
We cut Nathan's hair the other night. He's been due for a while now but, since he emphatically hates having his hair cut, we've put it off. Something about not wanting to deal with the crying jags. Pick your battles. You know how it goes.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! As is my personal tradition, I load a bunch of Irish punk or blues music on my iPhone and go to town. Actually, I tend to do this all week leading up to it if I remember in time. I thought I might spend this Tu(n)esday sharing some of what I'm listening to this year.
I found this over on Nilsa's blog. It's a simple little 10 Questions post to do when you, like I, don't have much else to write about. Don't worry, I'm not burning out. I just needed a gimme today. Thanks, Nilsa.
[Author's note: I helped my FiL buy an iPad at the Apple Store in Woodfield Mall today. No, I didn't buy anything. Sob.]
I wasn't really feeling much like coming up with something original today. Kinda busy what with marching in a St. Patrick's Day parade. Even the 501st was there!
Such an unfortunate name for this blog post as this is talking about something I rather quite enjoy. But "rotten" is such a fun word and so otherwise appropriate that I cannot help myself.
Or, as Nathan calls him, "TOMMMM!!!!" You had to see it coming, right? I'm the father of a toddler boy. I think it's in their blood to be Thomas fans at some point or another. And here's a post about some of our more recent Thomas ventures.
I both love and hate that I can taste a bloody nose coming before it happens. Can you do that? You get that sulfuric taste in the back of your throat and it slowly builds up to your tongue and then... Niagara.
One of my most beloved of all Disney characters is Dumbo. I truly love that goofy little elephant. And Disney's animated film is one of my all-time favorites.
One of the most fascinating things I've encountered as a parent is watching what my son decides to turn into his latest "toy."
[Author's note: I'm going inhuman this week. Any of you who follow my Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Flickr accounts likely know what I'm talking about. It is, after all, still a candid, stolen-moment image.]
Ahhhhh!!! I don't know. I just don't know. I really really don't know.
Have you ever had a TV show that you've loved take such a dramatic downturn that you've often wondered why you keep watching it?
The other night, Katie came across this really cool 16-book reading challenge on Pinterest. It's a themed one where you choose your books based on the selection criteria determined by the Burns Family Blog. I've seen challenges like this in the past but they were mostly photography related. So to see something book related is kinda cool.
This past Saturday, I attended my first ever comic book convention (more popularly known as "comic cons"). I know! As much a fan and proponent of comic books and toys as I am and I've never been to a con?? It's unfathomable, I tells ya!
Back before the start of the second semester of my freshman year of college, I transferred from Iowa State University back home to Northern Illinois University. Being that the World Wide Web didn't quite exist for the masses yet, the only way to learn about new music was from the radio and local concerts. Admittedly Iowa State didn't have much of a music scene that I was aware of at the time. But, once I transferred back to NIU with its proximity to Chicago, my music world opened up. And this was right as alt rock was kicking in the door on the scene.
It's been an interesting month in terms of goal attainment. I feel pretty good about how 2015 is going thus far. Take a peek!
[Author's note: I know I said all my pictures in Story Sunday would be candids and that the subject would ideally not realize they are being photographed. But, yesterday, I went to my first comic con and I wanted to use that as the subject. I'd also read that cosplayers don't mind being photographed so long as you're up-front with them. So I asked and he was cool with it. Not candid, but definitely cool.]