2018 marks a big year for me on multiple fronts. The first and most obvious is that I will be celebrating my 40th birthday on August 22. I share this birthday with Mr. James Corden (we are birthday twins – both born August 22, 1978). I’m hoping for an epic birthday extravaganza, but I’ll save that for another blog post. Continue reading “2018: A Trinity of Celebrations”
While podcasts are not new, I’ve only somewhat recently jumped on the bandwagon. I’ve now found a handful of podcasts that I enjoy, but have been struggling with keeping up. This leads to my question for you today:
Where and when do you listen to podcasts? Continue reading “A Different Kind of Pod Challenge”
We’ve reached the big day! I hope you all had a magical holiday season, and that your Christmas was full of love, laughter and joy. I know mine was. I thought this would be the ideal time to finish up my Christmas Spirit recap for the year.
I realized recently that I had still not done any of my Christmas shopping, and was quickly approaching the big day. This is very unlike me, since I’m usually mostly done by the first week of December. This realization caused my Christmas spirit to dip. Considerably. Continue reading “Shopping Up A Storm”
It’s been a week or so since I last updated on my Christmas Spirit boosting activities. So I thought it would be time to give an update. Continue reading “On the Holiday Road”
It’s been a few days since I decided to try to elevate my Christmas spirit for the year. In that time, I’ve done a few things to try to not only raise my spirits, but also to spread a little holiday cheer to those around me. Continue reading “(Christmas) Spirited Away”
Today marks the turning of another page on the calendar. Goodbye November, hello December. And with December comes all of that holiday bliss that is Christmas. I should be clear that I am a confirmed Christmas junkie. Or more aptly, I was a Christmas junkie. Continue reading “I’ll show YOU my Christmas spirit!”
It’s been a good summer thus far, despite the fact that my wife had her gallbladder removed following a second visit to the ER in two weeks. While she’s doing phenomenally well, and is recovering nicely, it forced us to be a little low key for a few weeks. When I wasn’t working, we spent our nights and weekends bingeing Netflix series. Even now, two weeks out of the surgery, she’s getting out of the house a bit more, but we’re still keeping things quiet. And I must say that I’ve enjoyed the summer because of it. It’s allowing us to enjoy the little things. As much as we used to sit and binge TV shows periodically, I truly enjoyed the experience this time. Even our outings are small scale, but fun. This past weekend, we opted to do a stay-cation.
It’s been a while since my last post. I’d apologize, but that’s on me.
One day last week, getting out of the shower, I had a great idea for a blog post. That’s what brought me to the site today, but now that I’m here, I have no sweet clue what it is I wanted to write about. Instead, you’ll get a couple of short(ish) posts over the next few days.
I’ll start with an update on my reading challenge. So far this year, I’ve read 17 books, with another 2 in progress, and a couple more in the queue. It’s been a busy year, book-wise. Granted, I’m not at 30 books completed like Adam Copeland (WWE Superstar Edge), but I’m quite pleased with having 17 completed.
- Tales from the Haunted Mansion – Amicus Arcane
- Disney At Last (The Return, book 3) – Ridley Pearson
- The Obsidian Chamber – Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
- Universal Harvester – John Darnielle
- The Lost City of the Monkey God – Douglas Preston
- The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – JK Rowling, Jack Thorne & John Tiffany
- The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, book 1) – Stephen King
- The Universe Has Your Back – Gabrielle Bernstein
- Voilà pourquoi cette fille n’est pas ta mère, T1 – Justin Guitard
- Voilà pourquoi cette fille n’est pas ta mère, T2 – Justin Guitard
- Voilà pourquoi cette fille n’est pas ta mère, T3 – Justin Guitard
- Solving the Innovation Mystery – Steve Gladis
- The Search / D’aulnay’s Legacy – Louis Robichaud
- Full Wolf Moon – Lincoln Child
- Be Feel Think Do – Anne Bérubé
- Constellations – Nick Payne
- Meddling Kids – Edgar Cantero
- The Book of Joy – His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams
That’s all for now folks!
Oh, life could be a dream (sh-boom)
If I could take you up in paradise up above (sh-boom)
If you would tell me I’m the only one that you love
Life could be a dream, sweetheart
–Sh-Boom, The Crew Cuts (1954)
Over the past few years, there has been an ever-growing chatter as to whether our existence is real or just a simulation in some super powerful computer. Reading these metaphysical discussions can end up causing an existential crisis of faith type moments in some people. But that is only partly what this post is about.