I did something today that I haven’t done in probably 20-odd years... I set foot in a hobby shop. I’m talking a me hobby shop (models, r/c, trains, etc.), not that place that has Hobby in the name, claims to be Christian, and smuggles religious artifacts to the states illegally.
31 posts from May 2019
As I finally got off my butt and bought my ticket for Sunday at Pitchfork Music Festival, which is securely stored in my Wallet app...
A friend of mine retweeted the following from author Dayton Ward...
I had a whole Tu(n)esday post set to go tonight. Then, as I wrote it, I decided I hated it. And summarily deleted it.
I really thought last week’s #MiniMusicMonday was a gimme, especially given the lyrical clues I threw your way. Still, no one got it.
I attached my GoPro camera to the front of my R/C truck and had some fun racing around during my lunch break at work. It was fun having a really fast snake’s eye view.
Most parents, upon pawning off their kid(s) to their parents (the kids’ grandparents) would do something romantic or exciting or fun.
I’ve found some new videos that are pretty interesting. I thought I’d share them with you as well because I’m good like that!
I ran out of cloud storage space in Dropbox years ago. The curse of low capacity and the unwillingness to pay for added space. So I don’t really go in the app much as a result.
A couple months ago, Netflix hit us with a new action-adventure movie titled Triple Frontier. It’s the story of five former U.S. Special Forces soldiers who set off to South America to steal millions from a cartel drug lord. Then we view the immediate consequences of their actions.
This is one of my favorite Taped hauls in a while. I’ve actually been sitting on it for a while because it’s been a slow build. Two of my favorite bands well represented...
I promise! No more sequential number gags! Really!
It was an oddly, er, productive evening last night?
Flying solo tonight. Nathan is at an overnight cousins birthday party for one of our nieces and all three of the kids wanted their moms along.
‘Tis the season for TV show cancellation announcements. I tend to enjoy this time of year because I like to see how much of my life I can get back each week by not having to watch old shows.
Word dropped late tonight that Hollywood found its new Batman... Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame. The backlash has been quick and severe.
It drives me crazy when an organization (that will go unnamed) asks for an "optional" donation as part of a registration process, but, in order to do literally anything within that org, you have to give them exactly the amount they request as optional. It's clearly "mandatory," so call it a "fee" already. Don't insult my intelligence. Or my bank account.
As noted by Eve on GeeksofDoom.com, yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of the release of the film The Crow. If you haven't seen it, the film is about a musician named Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) who, one year after he and his fiancee are killed by a gang of criminal scum on Devil's Night, is resurrected by a crow to exact vengeance on those who wronged him. It is dark. It is gritty. It is brutal. It is emotional. It is gorgeous.
I wonder if I can get this done in time to post it at 7:19, because that would be geeky cool. I didn’t get the cool sequencing last week.
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and grandmas and aunts and caregivers and whomever else is out there serving in our hearts as a "mum."
I guess since the company working on installing new roofs on our home have done this...
Is it cruel if I tap into the microphone on my Nest doorbell and start doing satanic chants right now?
Or should the title be "whisky"? I'm told by Google that the Irish spell it with an "e" while the Scots do not. As I have a modicum of Irish heritage, I'll use the "e". Dat cool?
Last night, I saw Avengers: Endgame for the second time. Since my Wife went with our SiL to see it and then I saw it with a coworker last week, it was my brother’s turn and I saw it with him.
Twitter has been alight with tweets about Disney’s announced movie lineup for the next eight years. I took a look to see what all the buzz was.
The numbering of this week’s Macro Monday, er, #MiniMusicMonday, gave me a giggle. 20-19-18. If only I posted it at 5:16 p.m. (see who gets that one).
Nathan and I had a boys’ day and night! Why? Katie scored a free ticket to see the Cubs wrap up a three-game sweep against their arch rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals.
Not only is today Star Wars Day ("May the Fourth be with You!"), but it also coincides with Free Comic Book Day! It's like Mecca for geeks, I tell ya!
Is it so much to ask, when you RSVP to an event and discover later that you won't be able to make it, that you contact the host and let them know you can't attend any longer? Birthday party parents, I tell ya.
I am such a terrible dad. Super duper terrible.
Funny how I mentioned in the beginning of last month's goals post about the lack of snow in Chicagoland in March and it being one of the least snowy Marches on record only to be followed by two freak snowstorms in April. I gotta shut up. On with the goals recap!