I started sifting through my posts in Typepad and found that I had more than a dozen unpublished posts from the last 11 years. I'm not sure why I never used them, but I didn't. So I'm going to, on occasion, grab one and publish it unedited just to see how it goes over. That cool? I may add a photo or image of some sort because I try to make sure all posts have an image for the sake of making RSS aggregation prettier, but otherwise. I'm starting with one that I drafted back on September 8, 2008, at 6:55:50 p.m., at least according to the timestamp.
Today was a Daddy/Kids' Day with my brother and his daughter, Zoey, and we went to the United Center to see Marvel Universe Live!
For whatever reason today, I started wondering if Boo, the little girl from Monsters, Inc., was the same as Bonnie, the little girl from the end of Toy Story 3.
Just because this makes me feel good.
The other day, I finally got off my butt and watched Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Actually, it would probably be more accurate to say "I finally sat on my butt and watched..." Hindsight's 20/20.
Over the course of 48 hours this week, I achieved multimedia nirvana!
I'm getting excited.
This happened yesterday...
Katie and I have been unabashed lovers of Disney/Pixar films for 20 years now. We're such fans that we've made it a point to see almost all of them in theaters. Given the cost of theatergoing these days, that's saying something.
I may have been a bit heated when I tweeted this last night, but, if you are a fan of the Chicago Bears, you cannot tell me that it's not deserved given how they're playing this season.
Funny how things get all coincidental on you, isn't it?
Wow! It is such a fantastic time to be a fan of Cleveland sports! The Indians make the postseason by winning a one-game playoff against the dreaded New York Yankees and, due to their inspired play and sudden surge in fans, they aren't going to move to Florida as originally thought! And then the Browns pull some clever moves in the NFL Draft and screw over the Seattle Seahawks by nabbing not only a number one pick in Vontae Mack but also a number seven in RB Ray Jennings! If only I could be in Cleveland to help them celebrate what is sure to be the start of a dynasty in two sports!
On behalf of Katie and I, I would like to offer up our sincerest apologies to the players, managers, employees, and fans of the Kansas City Royals. Why apologies? Because Katie and I were not only rooting for you to win the World Series, we actually tuned into a big chunk of game 7 last night. Every time we tuned in, San Francisco scored. We think we may have jinxed you. We're sorry.
We promise not to watch next season.
When I found out that the tickets for Foo Fighters were starting at a mere $50 (the same price I paid for Rolling Stones 20 years ago), it was difficult to say no.
Nathan has become a certified PBS Kids and Disney Junior junkie. Sheriff Callie's Wild West, Doc McStuffins, Curious George, Super Why!, The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and Thomas & Friends.
This past weekend, Katie and I finally watched the first episode of FOX's new Batman-based series Gotham starring Ben Mackenzie as Detective James Gordon.
I DID IT! I DID IT! I finished what is currently George R.R. Martin's last book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Dance With Dragons, thus completing my reading goal for this year!
This past weekend, I finally got around to watching Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Nope, never saw it in theaters and that's okay. My library got it for me on DVD, which allowed me to watch it for free. I can handle the wait. Usually happens only a handful of months after the movie is in theaters anymore. Not like the old VHS days where you could wait years for a home video release of a movie, if ever.
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.
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.
David Faustino reprising his role as Bud Bundy in a Married... With Children spinoff?
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.
Have you ever heard of a Survivor Pool?
I got a letter in the mail last week letting me know that my Sirius/XM radio was being reactivated for two weeks for free starting today and running through Monday, August 8.
Last night, my buddy Eric and I went to a concert at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin. Actually, a park right outside the casino proper. Opening was a band known as The Orchestra, comprised of former members of Electric Light Orchestra (a name held legally by former member Jeff Lynne). Headlining was the classic metal band Deep Purple.
This past weekend, Katie and I finally got around to watching The LEGO Movie.
[collective gasp from all of you]
A little more than a week ago, actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead in his home of an apparent suicide. The world collectively gasped.
Last night, Katie and I watched the movie Divergent. It was my first time seeing it and Katie's third as she saw it with the SiL twice in theaters.
My review of Nick Offerman's Paddle Your Own Canoe as it appears on Goodreads (2 of 5 stars):
I love new music announcements! When a band or musician I like (or love) lets us all know that they have some new stuff in the hopper, I'm happy. Just. Plain. Happy.
As you may recall, I've been "reading" the fourth George R.R. Martin novel in the A Song of Ice and Fire series -- A Feast For Crows -- as an audiobook via Audible.
I have no words to describe how amazing this trailer looks.
Funny thing about my TV binge watching Snippet yesterday. Technically, Katie and I are binging on a TV show right now.
I just got an email from DirecTV that they are offering a free preview of HBO and Cinemax today through June 23.