As I lay in bed this morning, unfortunately mere minutes before my alarm was supposed to sound, I had one question and one question alone on my mind: Why write? There are a ton of professions I could long for, many different dream jobs I could aspire to. So why do I write? It’s a simple question to think about really. Why do any of us do the things that we do? Why are we compelled or driven rocketing towards one goal while completely avoiding others? I often find when we’re exploring things that should be the most basic we find that the answers are not so simple. For instance, why I write.
Friday, June 28, 2013
So my time that was once devoted to such things as a quest to beat Zelda (I haven’t quit yet, I was just delayed) and Minecraft on both my iPhone (I deleted my game level by accident) and Xbox has now been taken over with a new obsession: Clash of Clans. Somehow I managed to escape Farmville and Mafia Wars, but I was sucked into Clash of Clans by a co-worker. At first I thought this was going to be just a brief obsession that would quickly fizzle out. The game is pretty simplistic, but somehow something that started out as a time waster back in February has turned into a juggernaut. I’ve made it thus far without spending a single dime on this “free” game, but the temptation is growing. I mean, who doesn’t want a Barbarian King, right? And I now find myself asking just how bad do I still want Dragon’s now that my wife has gone all Daenerys Targaryen on me? Oh yeah, that’s right, even my wife is sucked in now…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Last year I remembered my best friend by sitting down and conquering a game from our youth that we never had a chance to beat together; Mega Man II. This year I had plans of continuing that same tradition with the second annual Mega Man II Marathon, but as I previously mentioned in last years Mega Blog, life is what happens when you’re busy making plans. My two cohorts from last year’s marathon were scattered across the United States. Joe is keeping America’s skies safe as a member of the Vermont Air National Guard Alert Detachment, and Covino is touring the country in support of his amazing documentary A Band Called Death (If you haven’t seen it yet, you should and chances are it’s coming to a theater near you!). So that left me to sit down solo and take on the behemoth that is Mega Man II. The only problem with that is I don’t exactly have the free time that I used to (notice the blogs have been a little light lately - sorry about that). I have this tiny dictator in my life now that I love to pieces but that doesn’t give me a lot of time off. So with that in mind, I changed the game…
Friday, February 15, 2013
“Tell me something, my friend. You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?” That’s right, I made it back to Throwback Thursdays at Essex Cinemas and the movie was the 1989 Tim Burton classic Batman! This was something to get excited over and also something to beg my wife for a kitchen pass for (thanks sweetie). Batman was a movie that influenced my childhood and well, I guess with my Batman apron, baby batsuit and comic collection, it’s a film that still influences my life.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
|The patron saint of Bacon Christmas|
So last year we were invited to participate in a new holiday celebrated by my brother and sister-in-law called Bacon Christmas. Yes, I’m saying that there is something bacon that I didn’t create, I only got to bore witness to, but I was very thankful that I did. From the Bacon bearded, eye-patched, Bob Dole Whiskey offering to the two pounds of bacon-covered turkey, to the Corned-beef stuffing, it was a holiday celebration of excess and awesomeness.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
So, after trying to take on way too much with the January Friday the 13th marathon and having to skip the April Friday the 13th due to work, that left us with only one more chance to get our act together and do it right. The mission: to watch all eleven Friday the 13th movies in one sitting and, if given time, even watch the truly evil 2009 remake. But the truth is, as long as we made it to Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (yeah right) we’d make it farther than the last Friday. Did we do it? I guess you’ll have to keep on reading to find out...
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A Friday the 13th marathon is something I’ve wanted to do since back when I walked the hallowed halls of South Burlington High School. Times were different back then; for one, DVD’s were out but hadn’t defeated the giant that was VHS (that’s right kids, we used to have movies on videocassette tape long before wirelessly streaming your media was even a day dream) and the Friday the 13th series ended with Jason Goes to Hell, the first non-paramount Friday the 13th movie. There was no Jason X or Freddy vs. Jason (although the ending of Jason Goes to Hell did promise this epic battle). Back then I used to fall asleep every night watching one of my many horror VHS movies, usually waking back up when the tape reached the very end and auto rewound to the beginning (imagine that, having to rewind a movie?). I always had a soft spot for the Friday the 13th series (and no, I’m not talking about the television show - that would be a different blog).