The Blog of that "Tom Croom" guy.

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The next 24 hours will be both AMAZING and HORRIBLE.

I’m still far from healthy, but I am continuing to “act as if” in order to make sure things continue to get done.  Due to illness, I am -11 Gym Hours (counting today) and -2 Blog Posts. The good news?  I spend yesterday at my desk, hopped up on espresso,...

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The Land of #NyQuil Induced Dreams and Being Not Well

People like me who suffer from acute “workaholicitus” will tell you that our most dreaded fear is getting sick.  Now, in most cases, being sick is just uncomfortable and inconvenient: sniffling, body aches, etc. I can work with that.  I can type with sniffling, body aches, etc. What I can’t...

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Playing Catch Up on a Monday That Can Go Fuck Itself.

CURRENT MUSIC: “Step Out” by Jose Gonzalez from the soundtrack to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Getting ahead of some things almost alway means getting behind on others.  Striking that exact chord of balance between life and work life has always been a struggle for me since, well, forever.  It’s...

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I Finished Watching Mr. Robot

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, I had started watching Mr. Robot because I had heard that it not only won the Golden Globe for Best TV Drama, but also the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series… but Christian Slater. Growing up, I loved...

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It was a snow day.

Growing up, I remember everyone telling me that when a major national/worldwide tragedy occurs, you always remember where you were.  They all cited D-Day, the Kennedy assassination, etc.  Adults at the time would tell me precisely where they were and what they were doing. My impactful memory as a child happened on...

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The Lengths I’ll Go For A Silly Joke… $6.30.

PROLOGUE: Still playing catch up.  Gym is at -5 and the blog is at -4. A video showed up on my social media feed this morning presenting a young Vin Diesel working as a pitchman for the early nineties toy line: Street Sharks. “Say hello to that round mound of...

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The Internet Before Time

Watching Mr. Robot gave me a case of nostalgia today, and I was reminded of my early days on the early Internet. My first ISP?  “Prodigy”. It’s beyond gone and buried, but back in the early nineties, Prodigy served it purpose.  It was basic and simplistic – but so was...

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Finished watching #MakingAMurder

Before going too deep into this blog post, I should point out that I know (as should you) that all documentaries are presented from a viewpoint that the filmmaker wants to convey.  The filmmakers from Making a Murderer have stated time and time again that they weren’t looking to create a...

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My Predilection for Watching Movie Series

I don’t know it’s a mild form of OCD, but I have a fixation on watching things (and sometimes re-watching) things to completion.  The incorporation of iTunes as our primary media collection at home has made this MUCH easier since I can continue watching something when I’m away from home....