Friday, February 24, 2017

Stuff In My Drawers Day

I drew this picture thirty years ago at the age of 7.

Excited about a planned trip to San Diego to visit relatives and go to Disneyland but not really knowing what California was actually like, I created this true-to-life representation of the life that Mike and Annie live on a daily basis. Also, there is only one beach stretching the entire length of the coast, called CALIFORNIA BEACH, and all of the houses have push bars on their doors like my elementary school did.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Happy 222 Day!

To celebrate 222 day, we went in for an ultrasound and now know the gender of our baby. Who wants to guess?

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Monday, February 20, 2017

List Day: 20 Vetoed Baby Names

  • Brian Uri, Jr.

  • Lunchmeat Uri

  • Donald Uri

  • Papaya Uri

  • Creighton Barrel Uri

  • Popeye Uri

  • Bribecca Uri

  • Plinky Uri

  • Gonorrhea Uri

  • Stonewall Antietam Uri

  • Euwanimus Forsythia Uri

  • Michael Jackson Uri

  • Jedediah Ezekiel Uri

  • Virginia Tech Uri

  • Oedipus Uri

  • Garage Sale Uri

  • Null Uri

  • White Fang Uri

  • Axl Rose Uri

  • Genghis Grill Uri

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    Friday, February 17, 2017

    Review Day

    There are no major spoilers in these reviews.

    Travelers, Season One:
    Like Colony before it, this is a sci-fi show with a lot of potential that immediately gets squandered when the plot goes nowhere fast. The characters remain relatively flat, and little sparks of great world-building ultimately end up showcasing just how little actually happens in the first season. Free on Netflix.

    Final Grade: C-

    Finding Dory (PG):
    This is a fun revisit to the world of Finding Nemo although it never quite reaches the heights of the original movie. I enjoyed the ride, but I'm getting a little tired of the "bounce from one panicky set piece to the next" pattern of most recent animated movies. Free on Netflix.

    Final Grade: B

    Boogie Nights (R):
    This epic about porn stars in the 1970s feels a little self-indulgent by the time it's all over (two and a half hours later). It follows the typical "rise to fame and brought down by drugs" plotline you see in all of these grandiose types of movies but ends on a quieter, redemptive note that keeps it from being too depressing. If you enjoy long, single-take shots, you'll appreciate the artistry, and the soundtrack is solid (in spite of the fact that Heatwave's "Boogie Nights" isn't played even once). Free on Netflix.

    Final Grade: B-

    Michael Bolton's Big Sexy Valentine's Day Special:
    This is a collection of skits, parody songs, and cameos that works in spite of (or maybe because of) the fact that Michael Bolton is the most wooden presence in the show. Fun and over quickly, and not as bad as I worried it might be. Free on Netflix.

    Final Grade: B

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