Monthly Archive: September 2010

The DVD (and Blu-ray) backlog of “need to watch.” 7

The DVD (and Blu-ray) backlog of “need to watch.”

I am a firm believer of making proper use of things I purchase and own.  More specifically: books, Blu-rays, DVDs and video games. If I own (or someone gives me a gift of) a movie or TV series to watch, then I insist of watching it as least one time...

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My Top 10 Favorite Android Apps (so far)

So I recently got a Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy S phone called “The Epic 4G“.  I can safely say that after owning it for almost a month it is THE best phone I have ever owned. For those of you that know me, I have had a long...

The LiveJournal Project: July 2003 (Part 1 of 2) 3

The LiveJournal Project: July 2003 (Part 1 of 2)

Yikes… I had 21 posts in 2003.  It’ll take a bit of time to restore/fix some of these, so I’m making public the half I have done: Happy Birthday Shannon! (NOTE: My then girlfriend, now wife, turns the ripe old age of 23.) SHAMELESS PLUG POST! (NOTE: This post was...

Well, it looks like I’m going to go see the Grand Canyon. 1

Well, it looks like I’m going to go see the Grand Canyon.

A couple of details got confirmed yesterday for a trip out west this November.  While there, Shannon and I plan on staying an extra week to visit someplace we’ve never been: The Grand Canyon.  Here’s a photo of the hotel I just booked us at:

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Gladys Knight And Ron Winans’ Chicken And Waffles in Atlanta, Georgia…

For those of you just joining us: my wife and I (and my friend Joey Snackpants) are fans of a popular Travel Channel show called Man v. Food.  The series showcases a number of unique eating spots and meals across the U.S.  With all the travelling I do lately for...

I got quoted in a local news story about @Foursquare and Social Networking… 1

I got quoted in a local news story about @Foursquare and Social Networking…

Right before hitting the road for Dragon*Con, I got contacted by a local newspaper and asked if I wouldn’t mind answering some questions about playing with Foursquare.  Here’s my quote that appeared: Indian River County resident Tom Croom has been the mayor of 32 places in Vero Beach. He treats...

My #DragonCon 2010 Report, Part 3 of 3: The Ugly 12

My #DragonCon 2010 Report, Part 3 of 3: The Ugly

Registration. I mean, COME ON Dragon*Con. Seriously. There are dozens of blogs, Livejournal posts, forum discussions and websites all preaching the reasons why Dragon*Con’s registration sucks.  Instead of some epic post going on and on forever – I prefer to just illustrate the problem and solution using math. <math geekiness>...

Anime Weekend Atlanta wants you to get cancer. 4

Anime Weekend Atlanta wants you to get cancer.

Last weekend I went to Anime Weekend Atlanta with the team from Wasabi Anime.  While there, we hosted a number of events including the now (in)famous DARE! The Transformers Panel Ultimate! Overall the event was a success and our events were well received by everyone who attended them. For those...

My #DragonCon 2010 Report, Part 2 of 3: The Bad 9

My #DragonCon 2010 Report, Part 2 of 3: The Bad

(Sorry for the delay in getting this up. September is the last month of “convention season” for myself and the Wasabi Anime team, so writing again should get much easier. Allegedly.) In part one, I pointed out the awesomeness that was Dragon*Con 2010. My friends and I had a great...

Remember that “leaked” dark Pokemon trailer? Here’s the full version… 1

Remember that “leaked” dark Pokemon trailer? Here’s the full version…

File this under too awesome to ever be actually made. It seems it is a slickly done fan produced trailer created as a commentary for all of the “dark” reboots for children’s shows. Remember the eighties when companies did it backwards? Kids were sold toys that were marketed (and often...

Where the F*** is the rest of the F***ing #DragonCon review? 1

Where the F*** is the rest of the F***ing #DragonCon review?

Yes, I said there were three parts in my last post. No, I haven’t had time to finish them. Yes, I will post them soon. Yes, I still need to write the story of our visit to have chicken and waffles in Atlanta. Yes, I need to add my Dragon*Con...

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My #DragonCon 2010 Report, Part 1 of 3: The Good

Believe it or not, I normally don’t plan to go to Dragon*Con each year.  When I do go, I’m usually only there for a day or two at the most.  This year, though, I did the “full” Dragon*Con weekend experience by showing up on on the first day of the...