Disney Princess Culture Part 1

  I titled this Part 1 because I am sure I’ll have to revisit this topic in the future. Scarlett is only 1 and she barely cares for television, much less Disney animated films. However, if you don’t think about the future, it has a way of surprising you and finding you unprepared. Of course, … Continue reading “Disney Princess Culture Part 1”

Review: Warbreaker, Part 2 of 3

Warbreaker, Part 2 of 3 by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sanderson continues to weave together 3 narratives in a way that makes me really invested in each one. Well, to be fair, for most of this part of the book I viewed Vivena’s sections with resignation. Interestingly, both sisters are naive … Continue reading “Review: Warbreaker, Part 2 of 3”

Review: Lightspeed Magazine, March 2013

Lightspeed Magazine, March 2013 by John Joseph Adams My rating: 4 of 5 stars Got this as part of a Humble Bundle in 2015, I think. Finally got around to it. There were some really great and moving stories in here. As usual with anthologies, a collection of my status updates: “Things Undone” (Novella) – … Continue reading “Review: Lightspeed Magazine, March 2013”

October Video Games Report (includes LIMBO review part 2)

Back to the Future: The Video Games (5 hrs) – As is the usual situation with these types of games, I figured out I had to get to the 1920s about 2 hours before I had triggered the right series of events that would allow me to get there. Got to see the sense of … Continue reading “October Video Games Report (includes LIMBO review part 2)”

How I Got A Smartphone (Or How I left Verizon and learned to love Ting)

Around three or so years ago I was ready to get a new cell phone. My phone was no longer maintaining a charge and a new battery was more than the nearly free phone I could get by renewing my contract. Smart phones had been around for a few years, but I didn’t want a … Continue reading “How I Got A Smartphone (Or How I left Verizon and learned to love Ting)”

Cooking

Back in May I came across an article on Boing Boing Titled “You Don’t Have a Moral Obligation to Cook“: I have found myself frustrated with Michael Pollan lately. In the course of promoting his new book about cooking, he’s taken to spouting some opinions that I’ll frankly call claptrap. He’s mocked women who felt … Continue reading “Cooking”

Placebo Buttons

A month or so ago I had a disagreement with my sister-in-law. I’d read about how many traffic crossing buttons and elevator buttons to close the doors were not wired up to anything. She claimed I was wrong and I couldn’t remember where I’d read it. Luckily, I recently came across an article on Placebo … Continue reading “Placebo Buttons”

San Francisco Trip Days 6 and 7: The Wedding (actually in Livermore) and Aftermath

The wedding day went the way these things always go. If you’re not involved you’re spending most of the day waiting around until it’s time to get your nice clothes on and go to enjoy the wedding. I went to get In-N-Out Burger for lunch and learned that Scarlett really, really likes french fries. There … Continue reading “San Francisco Trip Days 6 and 7: The Wedding (actually in Livermore) and Aftermath”

Comics Review: Astonishing X-Men

A Fitting Followup to Morrison’s Run Astonishing X-Men Omnibus # 1 – Astonishing X-Men Omnibus I came into this right on the heels of Morrison’s run in the Ultimate 3 Volume collection. I know there’s an Uncanny Volume that takes place between the two, but it doesn’t look like it contained anything that kept me … Continue reading “Comics Review: Astonishing X-Men”

Comic Reviews: Gotham City Sirens, Harley Quinn, FF, and Flashpoint

I wanted to share my comic book reviews with my blog-reading audience without forcing them to go to Comic Vine to find them.   Leaves you Wanting More Gotham City Sirens # 23 – Friends, Part 1 I am just returning to reading comics after a 12 year hiatus. Additionally, I was never that big … Continue reading “Comic Reviews: Gotham City Sirens, Harley Quinn, FF, and Flashpoint”

Another Crack at the Same Idea

Last weekend Danielle and I went to Borders so Danielle could check out the Buffy graphic novels and I could pick up Watchmen. While in the graphic novel section I started looking around to see what new books were out in this space and I came across Beyond Wonderland and Return to Wonderland, two comics … Continue reading “Another Crack at the Same Idea”