Last April, I took a sabbatical/vacation out to the Pacific Northwest. There, I visited my good friend Brian and his clan. We took a man-cation down to Oregon, visiting my old friend Mieke, dining in Portland, exploring the beauties of the Oregon coast, giving our money to the Native Americans at a casino. We also stopped … [Read more…]
The fact that I closed on my new home three days before my year anniversary of moving out of my old house is not completely lost on me. It is a sort of one-door-closes-another-opens kinda thing. Sometimes, it’s funny how things work out. For example: On December 7th, 2012, I put a contract on a … [Read more…]
Last Monday was the one year mark of a personal journey in my life that I never thought I would be making, nor wanting. It was a day that signified a moment in time, which even now for me is difficult to fully comprehend. In just a moment, I can switch from disbelief to how … [Read more…]
This video is geek heaven… And the orientation thing is so bizarre.
According to NASA, the International Space Station is the third brightest object in the sky (behind the Sun and Moon, of course.) This means under the right conditions, you can see the ISS with just your eyes. When NASA started the Spot The Station! program, I signed up. Whenever the ISS will fly over where … [Read more…]
When thinking about what to write, I was struck how I kept comparing this theater to the more common movie theaters like AMC or Loews. These theaters are the more “general consumer” orientated places and nearly always the places I go, as many others, to watch new mainstream movies. Which means, the vast majority of … [Read more…]
If I were being overly dramatic, I would say that 2012 was the worst year of my life. But I’m not dramatic, so I won’t say that. My hope is that this year, 2013, is a lot better than last year. The thing about bottom is you can only go up. The only thing that has … [Read more…]
Owning an English Bulldog is a unique experience. They are like little clowns, odd looking clowns seemingly designed to make us laugh. Not only do they look funny, but combined with the cacophony of grunts, burps, farts, sighs, huffs, and other bestial noises they are odd creatures. Yet, all of this comes with a price … [Read more…]