CBG’s Netflix Suggestions – June 2017

For whatever reason, I find myself having more opportunities to watch programs during the summer than I do during the other three seasons. Maybe it’s because school is in session the other times of the year, which means spending time with the kids whenever possible and running errands whenever my wife and I have free time together.

Of course, it doesn’t help when there are good programs to watch, either. As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I’m always given a listing of shows that are coming out each month. Whether by design or not, the month of June looks incredibly entertaining and I truly believe it has something for everyone.

These are the programs I’m most looking forward to watching on Netflix in June:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

June 1st

This isn’t a movie I have had the opportunity to see yet, but my stepdaughters have told me it’s really good. Because of their recommendation, I’m anxious to give it a chance once it premieres on Netflix.

The story of the movie is how a teenager discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times before finding a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers… and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jacob discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends!

 

Orange is the New Black

June 9th

I’ve been following the crazy ups and downs of Piper Chapman since the initial season debuted back in 2013. The ONLY problem I have with the show is that once my wife and I binge-watch an entire season, we have to wait 11 ½ months before the new one is released!

 

Vacation

June 13th

I’ll be 100% honest here…I wasn’t too keen on watching this movie in the theatres when it came out. I mean, how can you reboot a comedy as classic as Vacation with Chevy Chase?? I, however, am a big fan of stars Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, so I figure why not give it a shot? It’s designed as a modernized reboot of the original in addition to being a sequel of sorts. That type of description gives me interest, as does the movie trailer.

 

Disney’s Moana

June 20th

Unfortunately, I can’t deny that my “man crush” is Dwayne Johnson (of course, my wife will tell anybody within earshot so I couldn’t deny it if I wanted to…lol). I initially was hesitant to see Moana simply because it didn’t look like a movie I’d enjoy, but the success of the film in theatres and the subsequent positive reviews have meant that it’s definitely on my “watch list”.

 

GLOW

June 23rd

I’m a wrestling geek. Yes…I admit it. My wife, however, is not. Thankfully, I have convinced her to give this series a shot and in doing so am really hoping it’s as good as it looks.

Back in the 1980’s during the “wrestling boom” era of Hulkamania, GLOW was a real promotion that tried to blend beautiful women with athletic competition. It was ridiculously bad and failed miserably after trudging along for six years, but from those ashes comes this fictional story an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. Where this is a Netflix original series, how can you go wrong??

 

Okja

June 28th

This is an extremely unique film in that it’s made by a South Korean-American director and isn’t entirely set in English. It’s got an ensemble cast with a crazy story, but it was realistic and gritty enough that it competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

As you can see in the trailer, the story is about how a young girl has befriended a massive animal over the course of 10 years in the mountains of South Korea. The animal (aka Okja) is taken by a multinational conglomerate in New York who believes that it can do great things for humanity with this animal, but that results in a rescue mission while different groups (demonstrators, consumers, capitalists, etc) all want to control the fate of this incredible creature.

I really can’t wait to see this with the entire family.

 

*****

Have I missed any? Are there any of your own “must sees” coming out in June? If you have any suggestions of your own, please don’t hesitate to let me know as I would love to hear them. You can always hit me up on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and email.

I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team, but all opinions are my own.

Vacation Week

There wasn’t a lot of blogging activity over the past couple of weeks because of our annual family vacation. For over a full week, we had four kids living in our 3-bedroom home and not only did we manage to NOT kill each other, we managed to have a great time.

So here’s the deal…with me losing my job the week before our vacation, it was decided that we needed to play it smart and have a “stay-cation”. Y’see, for the past 3+ years or so we have either borrowed a vehicle or rented a vehicle to get the six of us around town, drive the 90 minutes to the nearest zoo, drive the 45 minutes to Peggy’s Cove, or the 2.5 hours to Magic Mountain. We wanted to always make the vacation as memorable for the kids as possible.

What we discovered, though, was that we could come up with a LOT of different things to do in the Halifax area without having to (a) spend a lot of money or (b) use a larger vehicle to transport everyone.

Here’s a breakdown of our vacation in pictures:

The vacation started with me still hitting the pavement every day. My workout routine varies from day to day, but on this particular morning I went to the Halifax Common and took a photo of the fountain located in the center of the park.
The vacation started with me still hitting the pavement every day. My workout routine varies from day to day, but on this particular morning I went to the Halifax Common and took a photo of the fountain located in the center of the park.
After a particularly long week at the office, Sunshine wanted to hit a beach in the evening. We decided to try a new beach that was only about 30 minutes away, Lawrencetown Beach. This place was AWESOME!
After a particularly long week at the office, Sunshine wanted to hit a beach in the evening. We decided to try a new beach that was only about 30 minutes away, Lawrencetown Beach. This place was AWESOME!
The kids were a little apprehensive at first, but the waves kept coming in and a very good pace. They loved trying to jump "through" them as the crashed against the shore. The waves are so good here that there were surfers everywhere.
The kids were a little apprehensive at first, but the waves kept coming in and a very good pace. They loved trying to jump “through” them as the crashed against the shore. The waves are so good here that there were surfers everywhere.
My son was the first one out of the water, so he got the "privilege" of taking the first vacation selfie with me!
My son was the first one out of the water, so he got the “privilege” of taking the first vacation selfie with me!
Sunshine loved the beach so much that she jumped for joy...literally. I love it when she's this happy.
Sunshine loved the beach so much that she jumped for joy…literally. I love it when she’s this happy.
A selfie taken at the Halifax Public Gardens. Another free attraction for all of us to enjoy that's just a 30-minute walk from our home!
A selfie taken at the Halifax Public Gardens. Another free attraction for all of us to enjoy that’s just a 30-minute walk from our home!
There was just something about the shot that I love, so I'm including it here. Ankle Biter was just standing and looking at the pond while we were at the Halifax Public Gardens.
There was just something about the shot that I love, so I’m including it here. Ankle Biter was just standing and looking at the pond while we were at the Halifax Public Gardens.
We asked the kids to get together for a pic, and this was the "least ridiculous" shot we could get. Trust me...it's tough to get them to all smile and look at the camera at the same time. You'd think it's just such an easy task to accomplish, yet it's insanely difficult to pull off.
We asked the kids to get together for a pic, and this was the “least ridiculous” shot we could get. Trust me…it’s tough to get them to all smile and look at the camera at the same time. You’d think it’s just such an easy task to accomplish, yet it’s insanely difficult to pull off.
This is just a statue/fountain found at the Halifax Public Gardens. It was a beautiful day, so it turned into a beautiful pic.
This is just a statue/fountain found at the Halifax Public Gardens. It was a beautiful day, so it turned into a beautiful pic.
While we climbed to the top of Citadel Hill (which overlooks the downtown and the majority of the city), Ankle Biter decided to lay back on the grass and take-in the beautiful day. I really love this shot of him.
While we climbed to the top of Citadel Hill (which overlooks the downtown and the majority of the city), Ankle Biter decided to lay back on the grass and take-in the beautiful day. I really love this shot of him.
This is a pic from the same spot as above, only without my son in it and a slightly modified colour filter applied to it. I love how this turned out.
This is a pic from the same spot as above, only without my son in it and a slightly modified colour filter applied to it. I love how this turned out.
We went up to Needham Park and Kiddo took our official 2nd Anniversary Photo. After a number of different poses with both of us on the swing, this is the one we chose because it just seemed so natural and so US. I love this photo.
We went up to Needham Park and Kiddo took our official 2nd Anniversary Photo. After a number of different poses with both of us on the swing, this is the one we chose because it just seemed so natural and so US. I love this photo.
Our 2nd Wedding Anniversary. Oh where we I even begin? Because of financial cutbacks, we couldn't go to a nice restaurant like we wanted to. Sunshine had found a Groupon from a restaurant that we both enjoyed earlier this year, so the plan was to go out and enjoy that for our anniversary dinner. Unfortunately, the kitchen was short-staffed that night and we were expecting an hour-long wait. Not a big deal normally, but we had run errands before going to eat and it was after 7pm by this point. Sunshine was STARVING and we couldn't afford to eat in any other restaurant in the area, so Wendy's was the only choice available. Hey...we saved money, we ate food, and we talked and laughed once we stopped being so "hangry". If nothing else, this will make for a great story in another year from now.
Our 2nd Wedding Anniversary. Oh where we I even begin? Because of financial cutbacks, we couldn’t go to a nice restaurant like we wanted to. Sunshine had found a Groupon from a restaurant that we both enjoyed earlier this year, so the plan was to go out and enjoy that for our anniversary dinner. Unfortunately, the kitchen was short-staffed that night and we were expecting an hour-long wait. Not a big deal normally, but we had run errands before going to eat and it was after 7pm by this point. Sunshine was STARVING and we couldn’t afford to eat in any other restaurant in the area, so Wendy’s was the only choice available. Hey…we saved money, we ate food, and we talked and laughed once we stopped being so “hangry”. If nothing else, this will make for a great story in another year from now.
The next day was filled with rain, so we decided to have a "Board Game Day". We picked up some trophies from the local dollar store and told the kids that the winner could keep the trophy until the next time we all got together. First up was Apples to Apples, a great family-friendly version of Cards Without Humanity. Fun stuff!
The next day was filled with rain, so we decided to have a “Board Game Day”. We picked up some trophies from the local dollar store and told the kids that the winner could keep the trophy until the next time we all got together. First up was Apples to Apples, a great family-friendly version of Cards Against Humanity. Fun stuff!
So the "Apples to Apples Champion" was Sunshine, who was more than happy to show off her trophy as she laughed with evil glee. :-P
So the “Apples to Apples Champion” was Sunshine, who was more than happy to show off her trophy as she laughed with evil glee. 😛
Next up was Yahtzee, where Lil' Mo was the winner over Rugrat by only about 20 points or so. Each of them rolled TWO Yahtzees and both got the bonus on the top section. Talk about a nail biter!
Next up was Yahtzee, where Lil’ Mo was the winner over Rugrat by only about 20 points or so. Each of them rolled TWO Yahtzees and both got the bonus on the top section. Talk about a nail biter!
The next day the rain ended and we headed out to the Halifax Oval, which is a skate park in the winter. During the summer, though, they have free rollerblade, rollerskate, scooter, & bicycle rentals to anyone with valid ID. All of the helmets and elbow/wrist/knee pads were all free, as well. How awesome is that??? The kids (and Sunshine) had a GREAT time! I enjoyed watching them and was smiling the entire time.
The next day the rain ended and we headed out to the Halifax Oval, which is a skate park in the winter. During the summer, though, they have free rollerblade, rollerskate, scooter, & bicycle rentals to anyone with valid ID. All of the helmets and elbow/wrist/knee pads were all free, as well. How awesome is that??? The kids (and Sunshine) had a GREAT time! I enjoyed watching them and was smiling the entire time.
Yeah...they're my "Wonder Women"!
Yeah…they’re my “Wonder Women”!
During the afternoon, it was scorching hot so we walked down to the local park. There was a very small water feature that spit out water randomly, just to cool the kids off. This shot happened just as the water surprised both Ankle Biter and Kiddo. I got lucky.
During the afternoon, it was scorching hot so we walked down to the local park. There was a very small water feature that spit out water randomly, just to cool the kids off. This shot happened just as the water surprised both Ankle Biter and Kiddo. I got lucky.
The next day was another beauty, so we went to the park to have some fun as a family. Ankle Biter and Rugrat were throwing the football around. He's getting much better, but she really surprised me with how great her throwing arm is. Really...she was firing bullets!
The next day was another beauty, so we went to the park to have some fun as a family. Ankle Biter and Rugrat were throwing the football around. He’s getting much better, but she really surprised me with how great her throwing arm is. Really…she was firing bullets!
With two kids occupied, I took a quick selfie with my wife and two awesome stepdaughters.
With two kids occupied, I took a quick selfie with my wife and two awesome stepdaughters.
Nothing much to say about this pic; Ankle Biter just thought he'd relax a bit on the playground area. Maybe he was preparing for his next challenge...?
Nothing much to say about this pic; Ankle Biter just thought he’d relax a bit on the playground area. Maybe he was preparing for his next challenge…?
The third and final trophy of Vacation Week was for "Somersaulting in the Park". Kiddo, Lil' Mo, and Ankle Biter all participated. AB won with 40 somersaults in a row (!!!). Lil' Mo wanted to try and match him, but was over-heating badly and we had to stop her (she'd probably somersault until she passed out...lol). He gladly accepted his trophy.
The third and final trophy of Vacation Week was for “Somersaulting in the Park”. Kiddo, Lil’ Mo, and Ankle Biter all participated. AB won with 40 somersaults in a row (!!!). Lil’ Mo wanted to try and match him, but was over-heating badly and we had to stop her (she’d probably somersault until she passed out…lol). He gladly accepted his trophy.
We were all waiting for Pebbles to show up so all seven of us could go to the beach as a family. It's a very rare occasion when all of us are together at the same time, and Ankle Biter was waiting for his half sister to arrive...impatiently.
We were all waiting for Pebbles to show up so all seven of us could go to the beach as a family. It’s a very rare occasion when all of us are together at the same time, and Ankle Biter was waiting for his half sister to arrive…impatiently.
This was the coup de grace! All seven of us in one photo for the first time since the wedding two years ago. This made me happier than words can adequately explain.
This was the coup de grace! All seven of us in one photo for the first time since the wedding two years ago. This made me happier than words can adequately explain.
The kids had a GREAT time splashing in the massive waves from Lawrencetown Beach again. Really...this is now our "go-to beach" because of the waves.
The kids had a GREAT time splashing in the massive waves from Lawrencetown Beach again. Really…this is now our “go-to beach” because of the waves.

After taking Ankle Biter back to his mom, dropping Rugrat off at her grandmother’s, and returned the girls to their dad for a couple of days, Sunshine and I had two days all to ourselves. The first thing we did was go to a 50% off sale at the local Value Village…cause sales!

Where I've been working out and losing weight, i thought I would try on some sports-related clothing. While I'm really happy with the weight I've lost, even I had to recognize that this shirt was too tight. But honestly, I NEVER take selfies in a mirror...but I had to send this to Sunshine because I didn't think I looked too bad. :-P
Where I’ve been working out and losing weight, i thought I would try on some sports-related clothing. While I’m really happy with the weight I’ve lost, even I had to recognize that this shirt was too tight. But honestly, I NEVER take selfies in a mirror…but I had to send this to Sunshine because I didn’t think I looked too bad. 😛
Sunshine and I enjoyed a beautiful afternoon walk at Fisherman's Cove. There isn't much there to look at, but it was nice to know something so "rural" could be found only 30 minutes from our home in the city.
Sunshine and I enjoyed a beautiful afternoon walk at Fisherman’s Cove. There isn’t much there to look at, but it was nice to know something so “rural” could be found only 30 minutes from our home in the city.
Not something you see everyday...even in the Maritimes.
Not something you see everyday…even in the Maritimes.
Y'know, I walk or run by this sign quite often on my workout days, but something about this particular day made me stop to take a pic. It's sad because it's true. In an area that's littered with homes and businesses, this corner has been vacant for a very long time. I would love to see it turn into a park...but those are becoming harder and harder to find these days.
Y’know, I walk or run by this sign quite often on my workout days, but something about this particular day made me stop to take a pic. It’s sad because it’s true. In an area that’s littered with homes and businesses, this corner has been vacant for a very long time. I would love to see it turn into a park…but those are becoming harder and harder to find these days.
We went to a harbour-side park with the girls to enjoy the sunset. The vacation was drawing to a close and we wanted to get as much "escape" from it as we could.
We went to a harbour-side park with the girls to enjoy the sunset. The vacation was drawing to a close and we wanted to get as much “escape” from it as we could.
I was really fortunate to capture this pic. I love this!
I was really fortunate to capture this pic. I love this!
Uh...yeah. This is what our kids do when we're out in public. It's our family...whattya gonna do?
Uh…yeah. This is what our kids do when we’re out in public. It’s our family…whattya gonna do?

MacKay Bridge - Halifax, NS
And thus ended our family vacation for another year.

The Mini-Vacation

For the past couple of years, both Sunshine and I have pined to get away from the city for a much needed vacation. Heck, we haven’t even had an official honeymoon yet! We had planned on driving to Ottawa, Ontario this past weekend to meet up with one of her friends from high school, but finances dictated that not happen. 

What we decided to do, however, was find something closer that could still help us get out of the city and away from everything…the work, the financial issues, the kids, the cats…and concentrate on us, Obviously, with my issues over the past year or so, wanting to spend some time together was pretty important to both of us. 

So we drove 90 minutes down to the South Shore of Nova Scotia to a tiny fishing village called Port Mouton. Here we stayed in a great spot that we stayed at a few years ago: Port Mouton Bay Cottages. There was a 3 nights-for-2 nights off-season special and we jumped at the opportunity.  I mean, we had two bedrooms, a 4-piece bathroom, a fully stocked kitchen, an electric BBQ, satellite television, dvd player, a propane fireplace, a seaside view, and complimentary WiFi. What else could we possibly want??Port Mouton Bay Cottages

We packed the car with clothes and food and left on Friday morning. We didn’t actually do anything the rest of the day once we arrived. We just sat back and relaxed the entire afternoon/evening. It was weird to not have any cats jumping on us or whining at 3 o’clock in the morning, so we slept extremely soundly that night.

On Saturday morning, we each went out for some exercise. Sunshine ran and I walked, but we both got out there. After breakfast, we jumped in the car and drove a couple of hours to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The reason was that there was a lighthouse there that was supposed to be the #1 attraction in the area. Thankfully, it didn’t disappoint. Cape Forchu

We went to Cape Forchu and were told that there was a webcam set up for NovaScotiaWebcams.com and situated ourselves exactly where we could be seen: in the giant chair.

Yes...that's us in the big yellow chair.
Yes…that’s us in the big yellow chair.

We walked around the area and thought it was spectacularly beautiful. Cape Forchu Cape Forchu Cape Forchu

Once finished, we head to downtown Yarmouth to see if there was anything worth seeing. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much there but we did find a fantastic antique store called The Wooden Buoy. If you’ve ever seen American Pickers (or Canadian Pickers), then this would be THE PLACE for you.The Wooden Buoy

Almost picked up this Happy Days lunchbox but thought $45 was a little much, considering the weathered condition of a lot of the paint.Happy Days Lunchbox

We made our way back to the cottages, weaving in an out of the small villages and towns along the way (such as Shelburne and Lockeport). Once back, we had dinner and watched a movie before turning in early (*wink wink*). 

Sunday morning brought us both heading out again for exercise. It was a gorgeous morning with the sun beaming down on us. Roadside home in Port Mouton, NSPort Mouton, Nova Scotia

After lunch we decided to check out the Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct, another place we had visited a few years ago when I wasn’t very interested in walking anywhere. It’s a 4km round-trip walk to the shore and back, and on our previous trip I hated every second of it. Even though I’m heavier now, I quite enjoyed the exercise and had no complaints at all about the walk.Kejimkujik Seaside AdjunctKejimkujik Seaside AdjunctKejimkujik Seaside Adjunct Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct

On the way back to the cottage, we hit up Carter’s Beach; a tiny white-sand beach that is hidden from the main roads and only has a dirt path through the trees to the beach. But once there, wow.

How beautiful and white is this sand??
How beautiful and white is this sand??

I BBQ’d some steak for supper and Sunshine took the time to have a bubble bath while I wrote this blog post. I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, that this has been one of the more awesome trips away that we’ve had together. We both concentrated on being happy, and that really made the weekend for us. 

We’ve been through our share of ups and downs over the past year, but now that we’re both in a much better head space life is presenting itself in a whole new way. This is the way we should have been feeling from the moment we got married.

At one point over the weekend, I said that I felt like a brand new man. Sunshine stopped me and said that I was the CBG that she originally met and fell in love with. So whatever changes these anti-depressants are making is TOTALLY fine with me.

Life is as good as it’s ever been. I’m more in love today than I was on Friday.  

Our Vacation

If you were wondering where my posts were last week, there is a good reason for my absence. Y’see, Sunshine and I took the week off for a well-earned vacation. And yes, I certainly have a few photos to show you from our time together.

Here’s the first…

Our room

Oh…you were expecting, maybe, a picture from a trip? Well, the only trip we took was to the local hardware store to pick up some paint.

Here’s the deal…last week was initially supposed to be when we took the kids to Florida. Unfortunately, that didn’t quite turn out the way we thought it would (hence, our new “how to save money” blog). We talked about maybe not taking the entire week off, but then decided that (a) we needed a break from the office together and (b) there was a lot of work around the house that needed to be done.

The girls had been asking for two years to paint their rooms, and we had said for two years “yes” but never followed through. This was the perfect time to follow through.

On Monday, Mo joined Sunshine and I as we painted her room a purple that she picked out herself. Purple is her favourite colour and she was absolutely stoked to be able to have her very own purple room. While I was a little hesitant at first about the colour, I think it all turned out great in the end.

Mo's room

Kiddo wanted a green colour for her room. She actually wanted a red room, but we put the kibosh on that pretty quick and she went with her second choice. I wasn’t a fan of either option, but what the heck…it’s only paint, right? The room is certainly green and it’s pretty bright, but she helped paint it and is really happy with the results, so I’m happy with the results, too.

Kiddo's room

Not content with painting two rooms, Sunshine and I went about painting two more. She painted our bathroom in a pretty snazzy shade of grey (doesn’t anybody even say “snazzy” anymore?) and then we both turned our attention to the bedroom.

We had this plan; this wonderful, glorious plan. We wanted to have the feel of a Caribbean beach in the room, with three walls having a “sand” colour and a bright, vibrant blue as a feature wall (pictured, top). The focal point of the room would be an incredible photo that Sunshine took when we were in Roatan, Honduras a couple of years ago. We’d blow it up into a poster and everything would be complete.

Like a dream

Unfortunately, we didn’t blow up the pic until AFTER we purchased the blue paint. Needless to say, as awesome as the wall looked on its own, it didn’t match the photo or even blend with it in the slightest way.

Sigh…

We now have a new idea. We’re going to put our favourite photo from the wedding on the wall and we think it’s going to “pop” beautifully.

The wedding photo

We’re going to take our Honduran beach poster and put it in our living room, where it matches the walls perfectly.

Throughout all of this painting was about ten full garbage bags of items to be donated to charity (clothes, toys, games, tec.). We’re not quite finished yet, either, as there were a number of items that we had on our “to do” list that we just didn’t have time to do. Those items will have to be done next weekend.

So we’re both back at work today and, quite frankly, could use a vacation to recover from our vacation. Sunshine worked her ass off all last week and we both still have things we need to do this coming weekend. It’ll be worth it in the end, though. Nothing good ever came from not working hard.

Confessions from a Cubicle

Confessions from a CubicleI don’t do these very often anymore. Quite frankly, I haven’t been working out of a cubicle in well over a year so it simply doesn’t make any sense to write about thoughts from my cublicle…y’know?

And while I still don’t have a cubicle (it’s an interior, open-top office space…ahem), I thought that I might as well write down a few thoughts while I had some down-time on a Monday afternoon to post on a Tuesday morning…

    • I feel bad that Sunshine and I didn’t stay up to watch the VMA’s this past Sunday. We normally like to make fun of celebrities on Twitter and, may I add, are quite witty with our comments and banter. From what I saw the next day, though, we didn’t miss very much. We missed a bunch of Nicki Minaj’s ass showing Miley Cyrus how it’s done, but I can just watch her video to see that.
  • I’m really excited about the upcoming football season. I’ve joined four different fantasy football leagues and I might join one or two more just for shits ‘n’ gigs. In fact, I’m even part of a league with Random Esquire…and I look forward to kickin’ some major ass when the season is all said and done. Maybe there needs to be an individual wager between the two of us?
  • Platinum Blonde2014 has turned into the “Musical year of Sunshine”. It kicked off with us seeing Platinum Blonde, who she was a MAJOR fan of (I have to admit…I enjoyed the concert a lot more than I expected). She then got tickets for September to see Jann Arden, who she is a MAJOR fan of. Now we’ve got tickets in October to see her #1 childhood dream, Richard Marx. I won’t lie…I’m looking forward to that concert, too, as I’m a fan. The question, though, is when is an artist that I want to see going to make their way through Halifax? I guess this would be Sunshine getting retribution for making her go to the KISS concert five years ago (lol).
  • guardians-galaxy1Finally got to see “Guardians of the Galaxy” this past weekend with my son. What an incredible movie! When they initially released the poster, I had no idea what the movie was about as I had never read the comics. I thought it was ridiculous to think that they could make a realistic gun-toting raccoon and a walking tree and then incorporate it all into a good movie. I couldn’t be happier to be more wrong! This is probably now in my Top 10 all-time favourite movies, it was that good. I’d pay to see it again and can’t wait to pick up the Blu-Ray when it’s available.
  • My work is full of hills and valleys. One week I could be all-out non-stop crazy busy and the next week I could be sitting here desperate for inspiration to smack me on the head so I can write more blog posts. Guess where I’m at this week?
  • The summer seemed to speed by faster than any other I can remember. I can’t believe it’s almost September already. Sometimes I wish life would just slow down a bit, y’know?
  • CBG & Sunshine on Navy PierSunshine and I are still thinking about possibilities for an October long-weekend drive somewhere. We want to get out of the city for a few days but aren’t sure where to go. Montreal and Boston are suggestions, but we’re just not sold on each as of yet. We need to get away, though…just the two of us. Hell, we haven’t even had a proper honeymoon yet!! I mean, sure…we flew to Chicago to hang with Random Esquire for a few days (which was AWESOME), but we didn’t…y’know…“do honeymoon things” while we were there. That would just be rude. Anyway…we need to get away for a few days on a budget. We just need inspiration on where to go.
  • Ugh…I’m 42 soon.