Monday, January 28, 2013

Personally Revisiting the Doctors

In the unbelievably ancient mists of our childhoods, seven regenerations ago, Jesse introduced me to Doctor Who for which I am eternally grateful.  Here in the future, both our families have become huge fans of the revived show.  He’s been watching the classic series from the beginning again with them as well. 

He recently told me about this fiftieth anniversary The Doctors Revisited thing coming up where BBC America will air one story for each Doctor.  He (and his family) guessed which episodes the network would select, and also what their personal choices would be.  When and if he posts his list, the link will be here.

He told me his list and we talked about it a bit.  Afterwards I and my own Whovian Family came up with our list…and here it is!

Like I’d Buy Any Other Calendar This Year?

Monday, January 21, 2013

Dancing Seeing Stars: The Rise

I wore my dress shoes and there was significant improvement.  Shortly into the class, during the still confusing but non painful Merengue, he reminded us to stay on the balls of our feet and I improved further.

Then Tony turned on a Fox Trot tune, and my feet got as excited over hearing white people music as Navin Johnson did at the start of The Jerk.  Rosa had lost her genetic advantage!

We were doing pretty well, I was actually leading the whole time, and I even was able to explain some steps to my wife.

Sadly, it was short lived as we switched back to Cha Cha Cha and I fell down.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Dancing Seeing Stars: The Fall

Our family has been constant followers of both Face Off and Dancing with the Stars, for several seasons, never missing an episode of either. 

For almost my entire life, I have been a huge fan of the details and inside secrets of movie magic, and have made multiple Halloween forays into makeup effects. 

Guess which class we ended up taking?

My Peruvian wife’s genetic disposition to dancing and my curiosity from watching Dancing with the Stars led to the only possible answer. 


Upon hearing I’d enrolled in a ballroom dance class, friends of my mother asked:
“Doesn’t Jeff dance like your husband did?  Standing still while Rosa dances around him…
He must really love her.”

Monday, January 7, 2013

The Next Generation Watches the Original Crew - Part 2

We finally finished the Star Trek films.  There was a large gap between the first post and this one, mostly due to detours through Middle Earth, and the entire series of Reba.

See, my wife does have an influence on viewing selections in our home.

The Adventure Continues…

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Disney World 2010: Preludes and Plans

The Disnish Invasion
It was actually worth it

Scheduling, planning , and moving eight people consisting of two families with three small children through Disney World is more complex than most military operations, therefore this travelogue will be a . . .

Campaign History of 2010’s Disney World Vacation

Diary of Leading up to D-Day (Disney-Day)

D minus 763 Days