I'm not sure if I hated myself, just needed to get a good crying jag out, or it was all sheer coincidence, but I hit emotional media overload this past weekend.
30 posts from September 2014
An interesting thing happened on the way to updating to iOS 8 on my iPhone... I lost my source photo for last week's Macro Monday. It's likely backed up on our laptop at home, but I want to get this post live now and just really do not have a chance to scour iPhotos to find it.
Several years ago, when Katie and I announced we were going on vacation to Disney World, Marie asked if I would take a picture of Stormin' Norman taking out Goofy.
Nothing quite like cleaning the garage to find liquor you forgot you had.
Did you know that one of Ted's medievel princess babes in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure was Diane Franklin, also known as Lane's exchange student neighbor in Better Off Dead? I had no idea, either.
The old maxim "With friends like these, who needs enemies?" has never been more true than in this instance.
My buddy Chad (@lingokid) and I started something new on Instagram. We're calling it #ballsouttuesday.
Most of the guesses to last week's Macro Monday photo were just hovering around the outside of correct. There were several that got the item correct, but not the more detailed question I also appended on there.
I wish I could remember where I saw this originally so I could give proper credit. Alas I cannot.
A couple months ago, I saw the Spike Jonze-helmed film Her starring Joaquin Phoenix and the voice of Scarlett Johannsson and loved it. I swore I wrote a review of it but cannot find it now for the life of me. Oh well.
Two years ago today, your mom made the brave decision to let doctors take you out of her tummy surgically as you clearly did not want to come out and visit. But at 7:59 p.m., you came out and took your first breaths and cried hysterically.
I've been using Vine, the six-second video social sharing app, on my iPhone for about a year and a half now. I jumped on board thinking it would be a cool way to chronicle Nathan's daily activities and growth without going all-out, expenses-be-damned video crazy. And it has proven to be very useful in this endeavor.
Last week, after flipping on Lethal Weapon 2, I Tweeted this...
As a teenager, I frequented record stores. Primarily places that allowed swaps and purchases of used albums. I had three of them where I lived and shopped equally at them all. All three of them have since died out as have the ones I went to in college. Used record stores are pretty much dead.
While I didn't think last week's photo was too terrible, I also didn't think it would be particularly easy. I got several partial correct guesses and one, repeat one, that was spot-on exactamundoifically correct!
Did you know that there is much, much more to the world of Oreo than just the classic white cream with chocolate cookie that we are all accustomed to? So, so much. In fact, a lot of the varieties have been reviewed by Marty Mankins over on his blog.
David Faustino reprising his role as Bud Bundy in a Married... With Children spinoff?
Of course I've always realized that automobile dealerships are at war with each other for their very survival. I guess I just never realized to the extent that their "pissing wars" would go.
I know I was griping a couple weeks ago about how I had not yet seen Guardians of the Galaxy. Turns out that my wife, in all of her infinite love for me, had been plotting out a secret viewing, which was executed a couple Sundays ago. Did I like it? The easy answer is "yes!" I very much enjoyed it.
When you see someone on the street that you haven't seen in many years and swear you know -- so certain that you feel it in your gut -- do you say "hi" knowing full well you could be wrong and run the risk of embarrassing yourself or do you just move on with life and let yourself wonder?
In addition to the big news of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple's NFE by-phone payment system, and the Apple Watch, the band U2 came out on stage and announced that they were releasing their new album Songs of Innocence for free. I'm not sure how long this "free" status will hold up, so nab it while you can.
Really not a bad Macro Monday at all. Several of you got it right.
Have you ever heard of a Survivor Pool?
Aside from my listening to and posthumous review of A Night at the Met, I didn't really do much of a tribute to the late Robin Williams. Considering how much of a fan I was (and still am) of his work, that's shocking.
I'm playing around with some themes here as I hope to launch a redesigned site soon and, as I was working on subpages, I realized that my Blogroll is dwindling a bit.
...because I GOTTA!
Katie and I had the Tuesday from Hell yesterday. It started early and really didn't let up until almost bedtime.
I'm writing my August 2014 Goals recap from the waiting room of a Hyundai dealer seething because they cannot replicate the non-start issue I've had happen to me twice in the last two days. And, because it starts fine when it does start, there is no check engine light or error note in the car's computer. Dammit. I hate cars.
Got a mixed bag of results on last week's Macro Monday. A "handful" of correct answers... and some truly strange ones, too.