As a little kid, there was a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut that drove right by a giant Toys R Us. There you’d see the neon sign, with giant Geoffrey the Giraffe head rising above the roadway – a beacon to get us to go there. We never went. Frivolous shopping wasn’t something we did. Then, one day, my grandparents were in town and they … Continue reading Goodbye to Toys R Us – I’ll Always Be a Toys R Us Kid!
I loved The Karate Kid growing up. I’m pretty sure my brother and I fought each other after every viewing, back in 1984. I was 9 years old and watched that video tape often. I always love a good underdog story, standing up to the bully. Daniel was a loner and just trying to stand up for himself. I loved the theme about balance. Even … Continue reading Sweep The Leg! Cobra Kai Crane-Kicks Us In The Nostalgia on YouTube
Recently on Facebook, a good friend nominated me to create a 10-day long project, listing 10 favorite albums. The post went like this: In no particular order – 10 all time favorite albums. What really made an impact and is still on your rotation list, even if only now and then. Post the cover, no need to explain and nominate a person each day to … Continue reading 10 Favorite Albums That “Made An Impact”
A few days ago, we posted some fun Pixar vs Disney animated movie brackets – done March Madness style – on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Now, we can’t take credit for the creation of these brackets. My 20 year old niece sent it to me. We have a history of going to see Pixar movies together. I wish I could credit the creator – … Continue reading March Madness – Disney & Pixar Brackets
“You learn something new every day.” Time for this week’s installment of things that I learned. Let’s get to sharing! Tom Hanks is playing Mr. Rogers. I adored watching Mr. Rogers as a kid. As an adult, a friend had gifted me the book “The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember”. It’s filled with the insight and ‘feel good’ things you’d expect … Continue reading What Did I Learn This Week? – #3 – February 11, 2018
With Justice League currently pushing the box office, and before Star Wars The Last Jedi takes center stage, KP and Steve were debating the ‘value’ of superhero movies. Where do you stand? S: I tried to watch Wonder Woman last week. I couldn’t have cared less. K: Oh man. I loved it. Saw it in the theater and I never go to the movies anymore. … Continue reading And Justice (League) For All – Debating Superhero Movies
This past weekend, Sunday was a dreary gray day. Of course we all slept in an extra hour after turning the clocks back. Oh wait. No we didn’t. We have kids. But we did have an extra hour to play before Church. After Church, my wife and I took the kids for some fun. We hit up one of their favorite playgrounds and then over … Continue reading Daylight Savings, Baseball Cards and the Kindness of Strangers
My son is going on 4 years old and I was so excited to show him It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. It aired on ABC at 8:00pm – too late for H to stay up. So, we waited the day for it to be on ABC On-Demand and all piled into bed to watch last night. It ended and he turned to me and … Continue reading A Quick Take – Why Do We Love It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown?
This week I was watching an advance copy of NBC’s hit show – This Is Us. (Yes, I love being a TV critic.). In one scene – don’t worry, no spoilers – Jack, Rebecca and the kids were in the video store looking for a movie to rent for the weekend. They didn’t have any of the Karate Kids in stock! Poor Kevin. This got … Continue reading I Miss My Dinosaurs – Longing For Bygone Memories of The 80s and 90s