2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 880 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 15 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the …

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Absent Minded

Last week, I received the yearly summary of this blog from wordpress.com. And I was kinda excited about it to be honest...until I read it. Sure, it looked great, with flash fireworks, fancy type, cool design...but when it told me I only made 5 posts in 2011....geez....how lame. 5 freakin posts? What the heck was …

G-Force 7 1/2

Smart. Imaginative. Independent. Creative. Hilarious. Sweet. Stubborn. Fun. Those are just some of the words I could use to describe my 7 1/2 year-old daughter. But one of the most fun and imaginative things about her is her willingness to dive into certain shows or characters or movies and not come out of the water …

The Last in Line?

Jack Harrison, believed to be the last survivor of "The Great Escape" from Stalag Luft III in WWII (which according to the msn.com article cannot be confirmed), passed away this past Friday in his native Scotland, at the age of 97 (god bless him!). As a camp gardener, Harrison was on the dirt disposal team, …

Kaiju Koincidence

I'm reminded today by the good folks at Bradley On FilmĀ that May 7th is the fabulous director Ishiro Honda's birthday, a day where he would have been 99 years young. It's also my daughter's 7th birthday today. Considering how a couple of years ago she fell in love with Godzilla movies (and who wouldn't!), it's …