Monthly Archive: January 2013

Memories of @FloridaAnime Experience 2012 (via Terri Hawkes.) 0

Memories of @FloridaAnime Experience 2012 (via Terri Hawkes.)

I got an email yesterday from the AMAZING Ms. Terri Hawkes (the English voice of Sailor Moon) forwarding on this photo of she, Darrel Guilbeau, Dan Woren, “Trace-Wrangler,” and I at Emeril’s at CityWalk in Orlando, Florida after Florida Anime Experience 2012. Good stuff.  🙂

Oh #Anime Conventions. That popular @AFOUpdate 2001 story I like to tell about “The Wedding.” 0

Oh #Anime Conventions. That popular @AFOUpdate 2001 story I like to tell about “The Wedding.”

The more you work with fan conventions, the more you see certain patterns emerging.  One such pattern involves the learning curve of hotels that step into the wild and zany world of playing host to anime, comic, and “geek” conventions.  You see, “norms” (normal people – often hotel employees!) don’t...

Review: Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good 0

Review: Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good

Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good by Kevin Smith My rating: 4 of 5 stars Timing is everything, sometimes, and I stumbled into this book (thanks to a gift from my pal Joey Snackpants) at a perfect time. This book is Kevin Smith telling...

Like so many other businesses in #VeroBeach, @FirehouseSubs #FAILS at service. Sadly. 1

Like so many other businesses in #VeroBeach, @FirehouseSubs #FAILS at service. Sadly.

What is it with small towns and franchise businesses?  I just don’t get it.  Maybe living in Orlando for years has me spoiled as to what to expect as far as service is concerned.  Whatever the reason, last night was the LAST NIGHT I’ll be ordering from Firehouse Subs in...

Review: Berkeley Breathed’s Opus: The Complete Library: Sunday Comics: 2003-2008 0

Review: Berkeley Breathed’s Opus: The Complete Library: Sunday Comics: 2003-2008

Berkeley Breathed’s Opus: The Complete Library: Sunday Comics: 2003-2008 by Berkeley Breathed My rating: 3 of 5 stars Man, do I ever miss Bloom County. This book, though, isn’t Bloom County. It’s more of a reminder of what was a “golden age” of comic strips. And by golden age, I...

Hey @Sprint – if you’re going to AMBER ALERT me in the middle of the night, how about some info?! 4

Hey @Sprint – if you’re going to AMBER ALERT me in the middle of the night, how about some info?!

Shannon and I were both tired last night.  REALLY tired.  She ran a marathon (26.2 miles!) and I had just spent the entire day washing, waxing, and detailing a black sports car.  Thus, we went to bed early so we wouldn’t be (completely) dead to the world today. Then we...

The Year in Review or “WTF HAPPENED IN 2012?” 0

The Year in Review or “WTF HAPPENED IN 2012?”

This is that time of year when folks begin posting about how this year they’re planning on changing a zillion things and making thinks different somehow.  For me, though, I’m not looking forward to changing… I’m looking forward to continuing. 2012 was a hard year, but that’s not a bad thing....