Thursday, February 24, 2022

Son of Frankenstein Through a “Kid’s” Eye’s

Well, Anabelle has proven complete resistance to any black and white film that doesn’t feature tap dancing…
Or a “Floot.
Therefore, Rosa and I watched the next Frankenstein classic 
while Anabelle was away at school. 

"Son" is the last one with Boris Karloff as the monster, 

Monday, February 21, 2022

Bray Days: Snow Daze Part 1

Aside- This image was taken around three decades after the events of the story, as can be seen by the existence of the pointy building in the background occupying space that was the parking lot where I kept the first Crimson Thunder at the time.

The other valuable lesson I learned that first semester regarding attentiveness and study habits is going to be embedded into much longer and more chaotic stories about snow, because linear, easy to follow, narrative structure is not how my brain works..

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Boba Fett? Boba Fett? Where?!?

I have expressed joy that The Mandalorian is unashamedly a western.  However, I also pointed out it was full of bits from all of George Lucas's other influences that led to the original Star Wars.

There will be spoilers.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Bray Days: Computer Lesson

Aside- Behold! A photo of the wall in my dorm room, where the nervous breakdown documented in this story happened. It is from move in day. Witness the Next Generation poster as proof of me trying desperately to be a fan, before giving up, following multiple seasons.

Besides learning about the health and general quality of life benefits of exercise, RPI taught me several other off the books lessons. Amazingly, some were specifically about study habits.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Bad Geek Confessions: Dune

I finally got around to seeing the new Dune film on blu-ray because I am a casual fan of the franchise.

This is what makes me a bad geek.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Bray Days: Physical Education

Freshman Year was when I started formally exercising regularly. No matter where we ate, that and a youthful metabolism, brought me to levels of healthiness never seen before or since. 

Aging is truly unfair. Now I have to walk/ bike an hour a day just to maintain weight, while watching my diet closely. Thanks to my knees (and most of the rest of me) running is no longer an option. Back then I could semi-regularly grab a bag of kettle cooked barbecue chips on the way back from a stint on the track and still be buff and slim.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man films through a Kid's Eyes


Hey, I forgot to mention that the last post was the 11th anniversary of the blog!

Let's celebrate with a throwback to  "Kid's Eyes" since those are getting harder to do, for location and chronological reasons.

Therefore when the franchise rebooted in 2012 with The Amazing Spider-Man, she never got around to seeing them.