Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Horror of Out of Date Equipment

Admittedly, this is a lame excuse for a Halloween themed post, but by the end of the story, someone was truly scared.

For the purists in the crowd, here’s a couple of quick vampire reviews:

Thursday, October 22, 2015

I-A-Go on Broadway

This year, for our daughter’s twelfth birthday, we planned ahead instead of waiting until the last minute and trying to find discount theater tickets.  Not that that method hasn’t ended up working out astonishingly well for us in the past.

The combination of her love of the source material and her appearing in the Junior version last spring led us to choose Aladdin for our destination on the great white way.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Short Treks- To Boldly Stop

I originally intended to keep going after the original cast movies, to review their guest appearances and the hand off to the reboot films.

I also intended this whole Short Treks excursion to be well under a dozen posts and nowhere near sixty-seven-thousand words and taking an close to an entire year on the blog.   Boy, if I had half a brain I would have started later and used it for the 50th Anniversary year, which is only three months away now.

However, we’ve pretty well established I’ve got issues when it comes to letting my fandom run away with my writing plans, or planning in general.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Playing Taps for Tap

Way back when my wife started talking about us taking dance classes…

Yes, I know, me not being the instigator of the idea must come as quite a shock…

Way back when my wife started talking about us taking dance classes, both tap and ballroom were discussed.  She’s always been a fan of tap, and since it’s what I pretend to do when I drop my juggling clubs anyway, a part of me has always felt I should know how.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A Carnivore’s Guide to Cardiology: Stress Test – The Extended Dance Mix

(Stunt chart, not mine)

Last spring everything checked out at the cardiologist.  He told me to track my blood pressure better for a while since it was up, but wasn’t overly concerned because all my other vitals were good. I told him I couldn’t get my weight down as low as I had before, but wasn’t overly concerned because, as Dad said, “Aging sucks but it beats the alternative.” Mostly, we were having our usual conversations about how advancing technology is changing the face of medicine.

I think he enjoys having a patient that actually listens to his directions as much as I enjoy having a doctor that isn’t rushing to get out of the examination room as fast as possible.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Why I Don’t Keep a Dream Journal

I still don’t have recurring dreams.

All the “recurring dream concepts” from my childhood (gliding, twisty tree transport, giant bathrooms) still hold true.

This is why, when I exited the ENORMOUS (yet abandoned in February) rest room along the Atlantic City boardwalk I was twitchy and confused for the rest of the day, as I half expected potato aliens to steal my family.