Tagged: Miami

Why we can’t have nice things (& why #anime conventions like @ChibiPa still don’t get it.) 4

Why we can’t have nice things (& why #anime conventions like @ChibiPa still don’t get it.)

Since the ripe old age of sixteen years old, I’ve been going to fan conventions.  For those of you that know me well, THAT’S A LONG FUCKING TIME.  (In short, I’m old.)  Over the years, I’ve worked hard to be less of a grumpy old man of anime and more...

For all you @InvaderCON and #InvaderZIM fans. MORE proof that ZIM fandom lives on! 2

For all you @InvaderCON and #InvaderZIM fans. MORE proof that ZIM fandom lives on!

When I was in Miami a couple of weeks ago I walked into a Hot Topic at some local mall.  (We were there, believe it or not, looking for Alice in Wonderland Vinylmation figures.  My wife collects them.) Today marks seven months until InvaderCON II: DOOMCON kicks off.  This photo...

Four years later and she’s still ‘Mrs. Croom’ 0

Four years later and she’s still ‘Mrs. Croom’

Today is 11/11/11. And here I am in the lobby of our hotel in Miami Beach: Here’s Shannon. Same lobby. It should be noted that SHE is the younger of us. We’re chilling in the lobby before getting a cruise to the Bahamas tomorrow. It will be our first cruise...

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Car wreck. Six feet from my car. DAMN THAT WAS CLOSE (with photo!)

Today Ryan, Annie, and I took a drive down to see Mike at Florida Super Comics in South Florida.  While there, we stopped to grab a bite to eat at Pollo Tropical across the street. Mmmmmm… chicken on the grill…. After eating, we walked back out to the Mustang and...

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My wife’s @HardRock Cafe Teddy Bear collection (with pics!)

Last Monday I wrote a post about the spoils from my travels over the past few years: my Starbucks mug collection.  Today, though, is the collection in our house over ten years in the making… Shannon’s Hard Rock Cafe Teddy Bear collection. Atlanta, Georgia Atlantic City, New Jersey Baltimore, Maryland Biloxi,...

I drink a lot of coffee and (as a result) I have a large collection of @Starbucks Global Icon Mugs (with pics!) 1

I drink a lot of coffee and (as a result) I have a large collection of @Starbucks Global Icon Mugs (with pics!)

Going to conventions around the U.S. is time consuming, but I get to meet a lot of great people and eat some pretty intense meals (Man v. Food, baby!)  One thing that stays consistent, though, is my caffeine addiction – and the insane number of Starbucks locations in major cities....

Review: They Call Me Baba Booey 0

Review: They Call Me Baba Booey

They Call Me Baba Booey by Gary Dell’Abate My rating: 3 of 5 stars Baba Booey, Baba Booey, Howard Stern’s penis. Yup, I’m a Stern fan. While I type this, I am listening to Howard talk to former governor Jesse Ventura and guest announcer George Takei is with them this...

Review: Atomic Lobster 1

Review: Atomic Lobster

Atomic Lobster by Tim Dorsey My rating: 3 of 5 stars Best. Driving. Audio. Books. Ever. (Especially of you live in Florida.) I got introduced to Tim Dorsey’s books because he did a book signing at my local small town book store in Florida. Having lived here over twenty years,...

Flickr Friday: It’s not easy being green. 0

Flickr Friday: It’s not easy being green.

This little guy lives in the Miami Zoo. I occasionally update new photos (and old ones that I scan) on my Flickr account.  Each Friday I post one on my blog from my collection that I think is kind of snazzy. You can see the complete set this photo is...

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La Moon in Miami, Florida…

This crazy Man v. Food list is getting pretty long.  LOL Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami, Florida The Old Salty Dog in Sarasota, Florida Hot N Juicy Crawfish in Las Vegas, Nevada The NASCAR Cafe in Las Vegas, Nevada Shula’s Steak House in Miami, Florida Gladys Knight And Ron Winans’...

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Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami, Florida…

Previous Man v. Food locations I’ve been to: The Old Salty Dog in Sarasota, Florida Hot N Juicy Crawfish in Las Vegas, Nevada The NASCAR Cafe in Las Vegas, Nevada Shula’s Steak House in Miami, Florida Gladys Knight And Ron Winans’ Chicken And Waffles in Atlanta, Georgia The Jack-N-Grill in Denver,...

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Shula’s Steak House in Miami, Florida…

Previously on “Tom Croom visits a bunch of Man v. Food locations”: The Vortex in Atlanta, Georgia The Buckhorn Exhange in Denver, Colorado The Jack-N-Grill in Denver, Colorado Gladys Knight And Ron Winans’ Chicken And Waffles in Atlanta, Georgia Today’s post is MEAT-TASTIC.  A couple of weekends ago, I took...

Looking (and Sounding) Like a Geek for the Miami Herald… 2

Looking (and Sounding) Like a Geek for the Miami Herald…

So – there’s an article about Florida Supercon on the Miami Herald website that features a small video of the show.  Yes – that is my voice doing the voice over for it and (more importantly) that really is my hat: (Note: the video isn’t embeddable – so click here...

Florida Supercon is this weekend and… 2

Florida Supercon is this weekend and…

I’m swamped.  This weekend is going to be MAD busy with events and fun with some great guests (including my good friend Richard Horvitz who is coming to visit.) For that reason – there may not be a post a couple of days on the blog.  See you on the...