So, what have I been up to? To answer that I need to tell you a story. In January of 2014 I went thru a life altering experience. About 6 months prior my employer told me they were eliminating my position, and that I had the next few months to find a new position or take a severance package and be laid off. I am now able to say almost two and a half years later. I may have made the wrong choice.
I’m pretty enamored with novelty food items. I gave up all fast food and soft drinks a few years ago due to health reasons, but lately I’ve been diving back in to the fray with crazy things like the Whopperito, and long time fan favorites like the returning Ecto Cooler. So when I heard that Wawa was putting out some Mac and Cheese Mash Up specialty items, I was definitely on board.
I’ve always thought of myself as a competent writer. Yet when the fingers start to move across the keys it’s not exactly like riding a bike. So with that in mind I’m throwing on the training wheels and giving it a go. The point, after all, is to turn the handle and let it flow. In this edition of the Creative Catastrophe, the Geeky Faucet is draining out the rusty water and I’m going to keep going till it runs clear.
This is a few weeks old, but I thought it was still worth posting. Despite the fact that I didn’t really like the mime (though I understand the ASL aspect impressed some) I was completely amazed by this performance of Chandelier on SNL. I am not all that familiar with Sia, nevertheless I was completely taken by the pure emotion in her voice. I was kinda sad to find out the album version of this song is not as soulful. I’ve also watched a few performances of this song since and found that like the original they are a little less intimate. Seems like Sia has a knack for letting the performers shine while she takes a back seat. However in this SNL performance she hit the nail on the head and gives us a hauntingly beautiful version of her hit. Do yourself a favor and watch it. You won’t regret it.
It’s been a tough transition to 50 to 60 hour work weeks. I have had little time to dedicate to the GeekyFaucet project, and the little time I have had I’ve used to share with my family and friends. As I sit here now, I have a half edited podcast and a half baked blog post, and sadly no idea when I’ll get either of them done.
Over the weekend I got the itch to re-watch the pilot episode of the popular WB series “Arrow”. As a fan of the show, I have maintained that the first season is near flawless. It stands as one of the best examples of an episodic approach at live action comic book hero story telling. In this edition of the High Five/Low Five I’ll look at the what made the first season great, and what I could have gone without.
I usually go on and on about how sequels are inferior to their predecessors. Rarely does a film prove me wrong. This spring I am hopeful, however. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has a solid chance of being that film.
My first exposure to the story of Marcus Luttrell and Operation Red Wings came when I caught the second half of a 60 Minutes Special about Luttrell’s amazing and gruesome tale of survival. It was shortly thereafter that I discovered a Major Motion Picture was being made about that story.
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