Katie and I are closing out January watching Knives Out. She saw it in theaters a few days ago. This is my first viewing. It’s an interesting whodunit.
31 posts from January 2020
Ten years ago today, I was in the midst of a Photo365 Challenge. One photo every day for a full year. I’m not sure if I finished it or not. I should really check into that.
This is the subject line of an email I got from Nest today...
One of the things that I discovered (and continue to discover) as I delve back into the world of cassette tapes is the terminology of the trade. Sure, there are words and phrases that I knew from before. But there is so much more I never knew about.
The winning guess on last week’s #minimusicmonday was my old college chum, Meggan. She nailed it with the only Black Crowes guess.
As a library junkie, the husband of a library junkie, the father of a budding library junkie, and a former member of my local library's Foundation association, it warms my heart to no end to read this Gallup article about how library visits topped U.S. leisure activities in 2019, even outpacing visits to movie theaters and sporting events.
I work in an office full of diverse people who live a variety of lifestyles. Especially when it comes to diets.
Remember the good ol’ days of Vine, the six-second looping video service? Those were fun times. I enjoyed the heck out of that app.
So how cool would it be if my planned blog redesign involved this image...
Remember how I said that Pearl Jam was going to be dropping a new single soon? That "soon" happened today with the release of "Dance of the Clairvoyants."
I was listening to some music this morning on the way to work and thought, "Wow! This would be a great band to highlight in My Favorite Song. What's it been? A couple months since I've done one?"
There may have been a tie with #minimusicmonday last week. It might have been Steve B or it could have been Marty M. I’m declaring BOTH!
Much like the previous Draft post, this is one where I apparently wrote the Totally Unrelated Aside (TUA) before the main post without the benefit of knowing whether or not they're truly (un)related. But this is a topic that does bother me to this day. And I still feel the same way as posted below. Oh, and this dates back to 2009. I don't have the original date as I kinda screwed up the posting of this. Oh well.
I need your input on something. I just got back from seeing the WWI movie 1917 and it was singularly amazing. Like so good it might have topped my K7 film list.
Oh, thank God it’s...
I just recently realized that I'm a bit behind on updating my Rankings lists. In fact, four of them need to be given some updates. And the justification for those updates I thought I'd do in the form of my first Snippets post of 2020!
This past Christmas, a big to-do was made about the Hallmark Channel pulling an ad that featured a gay couple getting married. A hate group called One Million Moms protested the ad as disgusting and threw around their weight (obviously from sitting around on their couches all day espousing hate via the Web) and convinced Hallmark to pull the ad.
Finally! After nearly seven years since the release of Lightning Bolt, Pearl Jam will be releasing their 11th studio album Gigaton on March 27.
So I didn't exactly start #minimusicmonday on a high note (heh heh). As it turns out, the art I presented last week as a challenge photo has been used on two albums. As a result of this mistake, I'm giving credit to two people for guessing it "correctly."
At this point last year, I posted about upcoming films and had a list of 22 movies I wanted to see... just for the first half of the year!
I have a complicated history with The Office. I loved the first four seasons of the NBC show; some of the best television ever made. But the final five seasons are a mixed bag; some is borderline good, some decent, but most is absolute crap.
I first ate at a Chipotle restaurant in 2004 while on a business trip in a Washington, DC. I was in love.
Because I’m still not 100%, I’ve been working from home all week. This allows me the ability to play movies in the background while I work.
Kinda funny. I swear off making videos and what happens? I’m inspired to make a video!
This is kind of a fun little aside to the normal Tu(n)esday post. One in which I, a man with no medical training whatsoever, conduct surgery! On a tape.
When I started #MiniMusicMonday last year, not only did I never fathom it would make it to year two, I never even thought I’d make it half a year. But this is fun! So here goes 2020!
Before I get into this post, I need to introduce you all to Dr. David Gunkel. He is an author and professor at Northern Illinois University, my alma mater. He was also the man who taught me coding and was part of my graduate thesis committee. He's also very heavy into artificial intelligence and robotics.
You know you’ve got an easygoing kid when this convo happens...
Sometimes, vacation just sucks. And, no, I don’t mean (just) the obvious “when it comes to an end” bit.
Finally. My last goal update for 2019!
Happy New Year!
I had this grand idea to watch a few more movies prior to posting this so that I had some more from which to choose. Did it happen? Heck no! I only watched half of a single movie.