This was my day...
31 posts from May 2017
Remember a few weeks ago when Katie and I had HBO free for a weekend and I detailed a bunch of movies I recorded to our DVR? It took some time, but I finally got a chance to get through several of them.
A lot of guesses last week for knives of various sorts. Alas, it was not.
When I was young, I was pretty big into the slasher horror films of the 70s, 80s, and early 90s. I loved the mainstay characters like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Tall Man, Pinhead, Chucky, and the like. I was in heaven anytime they were available to watch.
The pool is finally open!!
Recently, Katie decided she wanted to start binge watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix. Neither of us have ever seen it before and she's loving it so far.
40 years ago today, life began for geeks the world over... Star Wars came out in theaters. It was the first of five theatrical releases of the original movie (not including the revised versions Lucas dropped on us in the 90s).
Nathan is watching The LEGO Movie again today. As I sat here watching it with him, it dawned on me that this movie is a more fun, family-oriented version of The Matrix.
Judge us if you must, but Katie and I watched pretty much the entirety of this season of Dancing with the Stars because we wanted to root for our Cubbie homer David Ross.
This Macro Monday was clearly way too easy as two people had it within a minute of me posting it.
Before I get into the guts of this post, I have to wish a happy birthday to my mom who turns... I'll stop myself there. Happy birthday, mom!
Have you ever heard of Russell Walks? If you're not familiar with him and consider yourself a fan of Star Wars and other forms of pop culture, you really should be.
The other day, Kevin Spencer treated us to a rare, non-photo blog post asking us to rank five technology giants based on our likelihood of ever giving them up. I promised in his comments that this was going to be a blog post of my own, so here it is...
If the spam folder of my primary email account is to be believed, I owe some women a lot of apologies. Check out these gems I found this morning...
A very quick video thrown together in about a half hour's time. I think I'll let it speak for itself.
While I love music, I'm not one to go to too many concerts. Generally, I just go to my one-day stint at the Pitchfork Music Festival. I think I've only deviated from this once or twice since 2009.
I guess last week's challenge photonwas a toughie. No one got it that I recall. Few even guessed. It was wayyyyyyy macro.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies, grandmas, great-grandmas, and caregivers out there.
Nothing quite like hearing a ton of sirens in your backyard.
It feels so, so long ago.
16 years, cavity free.
"Daddy, you take me to school tomorrow," Nathan said to me the other day.
I have been listening to Beck longer than I realized. The same probably goes for you, too. Seriously, give it a moment while you think about the first time you ever heard a Beck song. Probably been 20-odd years, hasn't it? Yikes.
Many people got last week's challenge photo but the first to get it, and point out that it was an old logo, was Dave2 of Blogography. It was the previous DirecTV logo as found on our remote control.
I was walking around recently when I passed by a tree that made me do a double take. I snapped a picture. I'm curious if you see it, too...
In the back of this book I'm reading, I found an order form for software from this company that had created a computer game based on the book.
May the Fourth be with you!
Admittedly I was worried about trying to read a science fiction novel, but The Tenth Planet, by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch has been a really nice reintroduction to the genre.
Update: I remixed the audio so the spoken word is louder compared to the music.
It only took a handful of hours but my video finally posted to YouTube.
What did you think of last week's challenge photo? Not too terrible. A lot of people got it and I'm happy about it.