Monday Geekiness

The Simpson's have done some pretty good couch gags over the 20 plus years on the air.  Recently, they turned their satirical eye on Game of Thrones by mashing Springfield with Westeros.  To say this video was difficult to find and share is an understatement.  Fox took down clips on websites and blogs with Digital …

Wrestling with Perfection(ism)

Grrrr... For the past three weeks, I have written, deleted, written some more, pressed backspace again and again, before withdrawing my hands from the keyboard to recognize perfectionism paid me a visit.  It's not the topic of my piece (Michael Geist's website), just the usual feeling of it's not good and who do I think …

A Soundtrack for Feet

I had a lousy run on last Saturday.  I can figure out the factors, but it doesn't change the run.  I went out for a long walk, with my Nordic poles, the next day to simply keep moving in some way.  Every trek and swing had a soundtrack with beats pumping me up, or lyrics …

Midweek Geekiness

I liked doing the last Midweek Geekiness so much I decided to do it again. Game of Thrones Season 2 Game of Thrones season 2 showed another trailer.  The Spider does a silky monologue on power while the song 'Seven Devils' by Florence and the Machine plays in the background. Saying I feel excited for the …

Book Talk: What’s Next

People go through a period of mad reading, followed by a bit of a lull, then do more mad reading.  Alright, I go through those periods although I pick up a newspaper, read a blog, read an online essay, among many things.  Right now I experience the what-am-I-going-to-read paralyses until I pick up a book …

Walking Dead finds its Guvnor…er…Governor

I watched The Walking Dead since it started then read some early issues of the comic.  One well-known character from the series is only known as 'The Governor".  He's a sadistic leader, rules with an iron fist, and can make a survivor wish for an old-fashioned zombie sighting.  Ever since season one, people wondered who …

Sprucing Up the Place

After using the Esquire theme for my blog, I decided a change was necessary.  Esquire looked great, but I didn't like everything down at the bottom as a footer.  I had a look at a few themes, tried some on, and settled on 'Pilcrow' with its row of books.  I have tags and other information …