Let me start by saying, aside from my childhood, I’ve never been a big self-celebrator of my birthday. I can’t remember a time in my ‘adult’ life where I was comfortable being ‘the birthday boy’. Does anyone like when the waiters at Ruby Tuesdays/Outback/TGIFridays/Red Lobster/Applebys… etc sing Happy Birthday to you– in their own restaurant-specific phrasing? Is the free scoop of vanilla ice cream worth … Continue reading Happy Birthday To You… How Old Are You Now?
On Friday, September 1st, the Lucas Film merchandising machine went full bore with Force Friday II. It’s the Black Friday of Star Wars stuff. Books, clothing, school supplies, and of course TOYS are all released. Last year, the premiere of Force Friday was to push the toys associated with Rogue One. This year, we were inundated with teases of the upcoming The Last Jedi. **BE … Continue reading These Are the Droids I’m Looking For
The other day KP expounded on the wonderfulness of some of ThinkGeek’s back-to-school items. A Firefly Flash Drive, Hogwarts’ Stationary Set and Harry Potter Composition Notebooks, too! These are more fun than they should be for school supplies. We got some great feedback from our readers about how kids will love this stuff, and of course – so will the parents! So, we teamed up … Continue reading Back to School GIVEAWAY with ThinkGeek, Harry Potter and Firefly
Our amazing friends at ThinkGeek sent us a pack of Back to School goodies to try out and share our thoughts with you. So, what did they send us? A Firefly Serenity USB Flash Drive Wow, this thing is impressive! We use and toss USB flash drives all the time. They look like a stick and we lose them. (Remember when they used to be … Continue reading Modern Man, ThinkGeek, Harry Potter and Firefly Head Back to School!
I’ve been married four and a half years. And I’ve lost my wedding ring – twice. Yes, twice. Let me tell you, each time is a bit more traumatizing than the last. When we were getting ready to get married, we had to figure out our rings. Neither of us are jewelry people. My wife never wore rings until her engagement ring (was my Grandmother’s). … Continue reading Lord of the Rings
Beware. If you buy someone else’s kid a noisy toy – they will get you back. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But someday – BLAM! Your life will never be the same. Here’s my case study for this hard-fast rule… When my niece was born, our family was overjoyed. The first of the next generation was here. To say she was spoiled is an … Continue reading The Sound of Silence
Father’s Day has come and gone. Hopefully you were met in bed with a fantastic breakfast, lots of hugs and most likely some gifts. There are those gifts that have been deemed cliche for Father’s Day – neckties, slippers, grilling tools, etc. Sometimes they’re great – other times…. well, other times it’s like Mat said last week: it’s the thought that counts. Today is the … Continue reading Cliche Father’s Day Gifts Men Actually Want