Friday, September 18, 2020

AFF Notes for an Unexpected Bye Week

Hi guys.  Happy Friday. 

Let's start by noting that Rob & I are 15-3 on our Locks of the Week college football picks.  "Good" is 55% or better, so...  

I mean, I don't know how many of you are betting sports, but we could actually help you make a little money.  If that means anything to you.  I really have no idea.

Also:

I really liked this podcast.  I hope you do as well.

Thanks.  That's all I've got.  Enjoy the weekend! 

Friday, September 11, 2020

5 Things on a Friday: Dune!

Hey everyone.  Long time, no see, yeah?  I hope you’re all doing really, really well.

Apologies up front, but the basic purpose of this post is to get you caught up on what’s going on with our family.  Sally has a new gig, and I’ve got a video for As For Football that I wanted to feature, so a lot of this is gonna be self-promotional.  Hopefully you’ll at least find it entertaining.

Happy Friday!  Let’s get it on!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Quick Thoughts: All-Elite Wrestling’s All-Out PPV

I’m gonna keep this quick because there are already a half-million takes on All-Out out there, and I can already tell you that the very last thing anyone needs is another Internet smark’s interpretation of anything.  I watched the show sitting next to my 15-year-old daughter Emma, and if there’s one thing that experience taught me, it’s that some of y’all read too much Internet before you turn on a pay-per-view.  Because Emma’s reactions and some of y’all’s reactions were so diametrically opposed that y’all are clearly wrong.

They say “the economy is not the stock market, and the stock market is not the economy.”  The same is true of Twitter.  It’s not really reflective of popular opinion; it’s reflective of a certain echo-chamber slice of popular opinion.  Hence people getting off Twitter for two weeks and -- consistently -- talking about what a life-changing experience it was.

Some of this stuff was only good or bad because one has a very particular view when one’s head is stuffed that firmly up one’s own ass.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Pics from Dinner Last Night (#NoFilter)

Sally and I went to the new Oyster Bar in Bridgeport for dinner last night. It was quite a place.

I'm in love with this guy's monster-boat.

More pics from dinner last night after the jump...

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Movie Review: The New Mutants

I took my kids to the Mansfield Drive-In Movie Theater last night to see the New Mutants.  A great experience overall but probably not one that we would repeat on anything like a regular basis, mostly because the theater itself was over an hour’s drive away.  Needless to say, this was my kids’ first experience with a drive-in.  We brought lawn chairs but forgot to bring a boom box and thus learned the hard way that my car’s speakers aren’t as loud as I might’ve hoped when you’re sitting outside.  Volume issues affected our enjoyment of the film, unfortunately.  It was hard to hear at times.  Still, we all enjoyed ourselves quite a bit.  


Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Pics from St. Sauveur & Acadia Mountain

 Sally and I hiked St. Sauveur and the Acadia Mountain Trail while we were up in Maine last week.  As the title of this post suggests, these are our pictures.

The hike wasn't too bad save for the climb up Acadia Mountain itself. The mountain is not quite seven hundred feet high, but the way is extremely steep.  We also got turned around a bit at one of the trail junctions.  I blame myself, but we were trying to follow the signs instead of looking at our map, which was an obvious error in retrospect.

I should note, too, that we took our dog but left our kids at the campsite.  This would've been a little much for them.  For better or worse, this just isn't their thing.

Our route, via AllTrails.com
As you can see, it's steep towards Acadia's peak.

More pics after the jump. 

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Sunrise at Cadillac Mountain

We went to Maine last week.  I don't think that's a secret.  While we were there, Sally and I trekked to the top of Cadillac Mountain to watch the sun rise.  Given that this was at 4:00 am on Wednesday, we decided to drive. 

We weren't the only ones.

These are my pics.  Enjoy!

Frenchman's Bay and the Porcupine Islands at first light