Michelle Branch Is Everywhere… Including My iPod

Michelle Branch - Everywhere

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these music posts, but I was doing some work the other day and “Everywhere” by Michelle Branch shuffled through my iPod and I just had to write about it. This song was one of my absolute favs back when it was released. “Everywhere” comes from the 2001 debut album of Michelle Branch called The Spirit Room.  It rose to #12 on the Billboard charts and to … Continue reading

Heaven & Hell – When An Open Bar Goes Bad

Heaven & Hell

It’s been a while since I’ve added a new Beer Shot to the blog here. I was going through some old photos and saw this one and instantly thought it a candidate for something I’ll call “Heaven & Hell”. I’m a HUGE fan of going to weddings (and naturally the open bar that tends to accompany them).  These pics were taken at a wedding we went to.  Sadly, I can’t remember which wedding it was … Continue reading

Death In Box – McDonald’s Dinner Box

McDonalds Dinner Box

I was driving in this morning and a new billboard caught my attention.  It was a McDonald’s billboard talking about their new “Mickey D’s® Dinner Box” for only $9.99.  Seemed like a good price so I figured when I got to work I’d check it out.  Not because I would actually buy it (I’ve documented my issues with fast food here) but just cause I was curious as to what actually goes into this fabulous … Continue reading

13 Years Later I’ve Not Forgotten – Have You?

September 11th

I’m sitting down and continuing my “tradition” of putting some thoughts on virtual paper on this anniversary of September 11th. Another year has passed.  Another war has started. The vast majority of people have forgotten.  It’s sad, but it’s true. I’ve seen people go about their day today like it’s any other day.  I saw dreadfully few flags being flown this morning on my way to work.  I’ve received marketing emails “using” the events of … Continue reading

Jerry Springer On RAW – Another Bad Idea From WWE

Jerry Springer On RAW

I really don’t like to be a complainer.  Honestly… I don’t. I watch professional wrestling (WWE & TNA) because I enjoy the product. I hate to be one of those guys that does nothing but bitch and I always try to find the good in any story line or angle.  But this shit has to stop. The WWE apparently has woken up in the mid 90s because they’re promoting the fact that Jerry Springer… yes, … Continue reading

Star Wars Black Series – Jabba’s Throne Room

Jabba's Throme Room (5)

I haven’t done a ton of toy collecting lately, but what I have picked up (and gotten completely sucked into) is The Black Series (6″ line) from Hasbro. These figures are absolutely stunning and they’ve done what no Star Wars toy has been able to do in the last 30 years… make me go all in on a SW line.  The last time I had to have EVERY figure from a line was with the … Continue reading

The ALS #IceBucketChallenge – A Family Affair

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

In case you’ve been living under a rock, there’s a movement afoot.  The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  What is ALS you ask?  From the ALS Association website: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. … Continue reading

Is Hulk Hogan Still Relevant To Today’s Wrestling Fans?

Hulk Hogan

So… last week, Hulk Hogan announced on Twitter that he’d be attending tonight’s (Monday, August 11th) edition of Monday Night RAW to celebrate his birthday.  Twitter, Facebook and various wrestling groups I belonged to immediately started buzzing about his return, what it would mean, would the NWO reform, etc.  But it got me to thinking. I’m at the age (38) where Hulk Hogan definied professional wrestling during my formative years.  But when I think about today’s … Continue reading

38 And Counting (My Blessings)

Family - Tami

I’m sitting here at Panera on a Saturday morning as is my normal routine, working on stuff for clients, catching up on email, etc. What’s a little abnormal is that it’s my 38th birthday.  And while I’ve got a HUGE list of stuff to get done, I’ve got to take a minute to put some thoughts down here on the blog. I started this “tradition” when I turned 35 and I’ve continued it with Thoughts At … Continue reading

8 Years Ago Today – Chewie Quits Chewing

8 Years Dip Free

8 years ago this morning my world was a very different place. I had a 53 day old son… the first of my three boys that I cherish above all else. Pope Benedict hadn’t resigned yet. Revenge Of The Sith was just over a year old and was finally washing away the thoughts of Jar Jar Binks. Michael Bay hadn’t touched the Transformers franchise yet. Twitter was less than a month old. Charlie Frye was the … Continue reading