Memorial Day

I was going to write a lengthy narrative about Brian C., a guy I knew while in the service.  He was 19 when he died, the victim of a drunk driving accident.  To this day, I don’t know if he was intoxicated and driving, if he was an intoxicated passenger (with a drunk driver), or…

Eh . . . Waiter?!

While there’s a whole, drawn-out backstory (trust me when I say that you’ll thank me for being brief), I’ve decided to just focus on the main issue:  The New York Public Library has been digitizing and transcribing their collection of restaurant menus. Go here. I’ve only come across the site, so I’m still relatively new…

Who Ya Gonna Call?

As strange (or not-so-strange) as this might sound, I have to confess that I was never a fan of the original Ghostbusters film or it’s sequel.  I could go on in detail – as I have in person as I combat the GB fan army – but I won’t.  I respect the fact that the…

More Music

I mentioned a while back of my love of movie soundtracks.  Well, I picked up the soundtrack to the fourth season of the Netflix show, House of Cards (by Jeff Beal), and I’d be interested in seeing if anyone else has done the same. I also mentioned previously that I’d only seen three (3) episodes…

This Seat of Mars

With all of the noise about Mars and its proximity to the Earth, I figured that I’d spend a few moments trying to see what all of the fuss was about. So, I dug out my trusty Parisian binoculars, which were made either during the First World War, or shortly thereafter (eh, they work), and…

Space Food Sticks

Unfortunately, my attempts to find out the cause for Wednesday’s performance at Walmart have all failed miserably, so I guess I’m destined to never know.  Pity, because that was one heck of a show. 

Clean Up in Aisle Six, Please

Within the span of six days, I’ve been falsely accused, called a tyrant, and labelled a liar.  With this in mind, I decided to take a well-deserved break from my evil machinations and relax.  Even us sinister masterminds deserve a day off. 

The Transit of Mercury

You know, I was feeling fairly decent today.  That was the case this morning, at least.  Woke up earlier than usual, was cleaned, dressed, and on my way almost 15 minutes ahead of schedule.  Seemed like this was going to be a great day. And why not?  The skies were clear, science was in the…

End of a Mini-Era

My side blog on prop making and other interests has gone nowhere.  Since creating the site at the start of the year, there’s been very little interest in it, including from me. I guess that just don’t have the motivation to push two sites right now.  It’s no big deal, I suppose; I’ll probably redirect…

What to Cook

In many ways, I’ve been extremely negative as of late, and in an attempt to “cross back into the light,” as it were, I thought that I should share a recent find with you.  I’m actually quite excited by it all. Some weeks ago, I visited a museum gift shop that had copies of Jane…

Supervillainy by the Numbers

Because I had nothing to do (and too much money in my pockets), I stopped, as I am wont to do, at a local used bookstore.  I’m glad that I did. 

New Projects – Or Not

While doing something-or-another, I managed to twist my back.  In doing so, I’ve managed to aggravate the earlier existing pain, meaning that the last day or so has not been pleasant.  But, life goes on, as they say; I don’t have the luxury of sitting around and convalescing, because I’ve got stuff to do.  …