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
Man, 2016 was a rough year. We’ve lost so many important people. Losing Bowie alone was crushing. But the rest of the musicians, actors, athletes and dignitaries that died compounded that feeling. And then add the train wreck that is President Elect Trump and man, 2016 was just the worst. I usually hate seeing end
Another year come and gone. Some big changes for the Rastiellos in 2015, namely I said goodbye to my friends at LyntonWeb and joined Rackspace. On top of that, we traveled to Arkansas, Chicago, and Memphis, and New Jersey twice (not to mention several road trips within Texas). We saw my youngest sister get married,
Last night was Jon Stewart’s last night of hosting The Daily Show, something he had done for the last 16 plus years. I watched The Daily show here and there when Craig Kilborn was the host, and sporadically when Stewart took over, but Ali and I became faithful viewers during the year before the 2008 election.
Earlier this week the Golden Globes were on. Ali and I love watching the Emmys, Golden Globes, and Oscars since we are big TV and movie nuts. As we were watching Ali and I were of course live-tweeting because we are big dorks. One of my Twitter friends made an interesting comment, and I responded
2014 is slowly coming to a close. It’s been a good year. Ali and I did some traveling, hung out with friends, spoiled our niece and nephews some more, saw family, and a few weddings. Our biggest news of course is that Ali and I built and moved into our dream home in New Braunfels,
Breaking Bad’s fifth and final season was broken into two parts in 2012 and 2013. The first half closed out with 2.78 million views. The second half opened with 5.92 million viewers, that’s a gain of 3.14 million viewers. The series finale 8 weeks later brought in 10.3 million viewers. According to Entertainment Weekly the show’s
This past weekend I was doing some maintenance on my site and in doing that (read: procrastinating) I was reading some old posts of mine. I came across this one: “CDs, DVDs, Digital Downloads and Price Gouging“. While re-reading it, the subject and argument of piracy (from the media companies) kept creeping into my head.
Last week NBC’s long standing hit comedy The Office aired it’s final episode. I was a huge Office fan. I got into it late, around the 2nd or 3rd season, but as soon as I started I was hooked. The Office was a strong show for NBC for many years until the last two seasons
Every once in a while I see something that reminds me how much I love film editing, and loved doing it. It’s what I studied in college, it’s what I wanted to do, and did for a while as a professional job. Back in college, I thought what I wanted to do was shoot and