Best of 2018

2018 felt like the longest year every while also speeding past us. On New Year’s Eve we played a little game, 2018: Bummer, or Not a Bummer? Personally 2018 was not a bummer for us. We saw a bunch of awesome concerts, spent quality time with family and all the kids, moved to Austin and began renovating our new house. The continued shit show that is the President and what he’s doing to our country? Definitely a bummer, but the midterm elections

Continue Reading

Marvel Cinematic Universe Rewatch – Phase 3

This is the third installment of my Marvel Cinematic Universe Rewatch which will take a look back at the MCU movies released between 2006 and 2018, usually referred to as Phase 3. Wait, what is this about? Check out the intro post here. Check out the Phase 1 post here or the Phase 2 post here. Captain America: Civil War (2016) The Good: I liked seeing the new team trying to become a team while on mission. They are all learning how to

Continue Reading

Marvel Cinematic Universe Rewatch – Phase 2

This is the second installment of my Marvel Cinematic Universe Rewatch which will take a look back at the MCU movies released between 2008 and 2012, usually referred to as Phase 2. Wait, what is this about? Check out the intro post here. Check out the Phase 1 post here. Iron Man 3 (2013) The Good: Tony having PTSD from New York was a great addition to his character. I think any time you can showcase mental illness in a movie or

Continue Reading

Marvel Cinematic Universe Rewatch – Phase 1

This is the first installment of my Marvel Cinematic Universe Rewatch which will take a look back at the MCU movies released between 2008 and 2012, usually referred to as Phase 1. Wait, what is this about? Check out the intro post here. Iron Man (2008) The Good: Perfect casting for Tony Stark. Robert Downey Jr.’s personal story and battle with his demons fits perfectly with the journey Stark went on in the comics in the late 70’s. The entire cast

Continue Reading

Marvel Cinematic Universe Rewatch Preview

Earlier this summer Marvel did what was once unimaginable. They released Avengers: Infinity War – their 19th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) which was built upon all of the movies that came before it. Before next years still untitled follow up to Infinity War I wanted to do a Marvel Cinematic Universe rewatch and revisit all 20 movies so far. Another inspiration point for this endeavor was listening to The Incomparable’s Summer of Marvel podcast series (starting at episode 413) where

Continue Reading

Media Bites – July 2018

Like last month, this month’s Media Bites is kind of lacking since we’ve spent most of our time dealing with closing on our new house and move to Austin, but here’s a quick review of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of July 2018. Movies Ant-Man and the Wasp – The latest Marvel movie, and just as expected, it was super fun. Skyscraper – Going into

Continue Reading

Media Bites – May 2018

Here’s a quick review of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of May 2018. Movies Deadpool 2 – You don’t get to say this very often, especially in the realm of comic book movies, but for me, the sequel was better than the first one. Solo: A Star Wars Story – I went into this movie with the lowest of expectations, and was pleasantly surprised.

Continue Reading

Media Bites – April 2018

Here’s a quick review of some of the movies, television shows, music, and other media that I’ve consumed and thought was worth sharing for the month of April 2018. Movies Ready Player One – I went into this movie mostly blind to the story or plot. I just knew that there was a ton of references (and Easter eggs) to some of my favorite pop culture items and that there was a battle between two camps – the users of

Continue Reading

Media Bites – March 2018

Kottke.org, one of my favorite blogs, has a recurring feature called “Media Diet” where Jason Kottke lists out all of the media he’s consumed in a given time, and shares the worthwhile ones. I love that idea and want to copy it. So I am. With the clever name – Media Bites – which will hopefully be a monthly thing. In these posts I’ll include movies, music, comics, television shows, books, articles, whatever I come across that’s worth sharing. They won’t

Continue Reading

Best of 2017

Best of 2017

Wow, what a shit show 2017 was, huh? Daily doses of idiocy from Trump and administration, countless mass shootings, hurricanes, Net Neutrality being destroyed, and so much more. But, there were a lot of great things too. We kicked off 2017 by meeting our newest nephew TJ in March, and our second niece Gia in November. We now have 2 nieces, and 5 nephews, ranging from 9 (10 next year) to 2 months. I can’t believe our oldest is going

Continue Reading