Homemade Escape Room Intro

It was my 50th birthday a few months ago, and in celebration thereof my friend Josh created a homemade escape room for me in my office. I was called in for a meeting, and as I arrived, one of our computer screens was playing with the image you see below.

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The Daily Spoon #4 – #MonthoftheSpoon

In celebration of the Spoons of our life–ubiquitous but often unrecognized–Blue Towel Productions is proud to present the Daily Spoon, which we were are celebrating this September, the Month of the Spoon.  #MonthoftheSpoon

Today is the special sort of story that you only recognize if you really have your eyes open for it.

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The Daily Spoon #3 – #MonthoftheSpoon

In celebration of the Spoons of our life–ubiquitous but often unrecognized–Blue Towel Productions is proud to present the Daily Spoon, which we were are celebrating this September, the Month of the Spoon.  #MonthoftheSpoon

Today we are looking at the month’s first spoon which I don’t actually own.

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The Daily Spoon #2 – #MonthoftheSpoon

In celebration of the Spoons of our life–ubiquitous but often unrecognized–Blue Towel Productions is proud to present the Daily Spoon, which we were are celebrating this September, the Month of the Spoon.  #MonthoftheSpoon

Today we are looking at the spoon that I ate my breakfast with, just this morning.

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The Daily Spoon #1 – #MonthoftheSpoon

In celebration of the Spoons of our life–ubiquitous but often unrecognized–Blue Towel Productions is proud to present the Daily Spoon, which we were are celebrating this September, the Month of the Spoon.  #MonthoftheSpoon

We start with this, one of my personal favorite spoons.

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Merry Awkward Christmas!

So, it’s Christmas!  As always, there’s so much to celebrate and do, involving lots of work and lots of fun.  Right now, my daughter is playing with a lazer tag set that her friend got.  They are about to shoot at each other in our back yard.

I don’t have a lot to say this Christmas in relation to the day itself, but I like to post something here, so I thought I’d share one of quirkier Christmas-related stories that I have experienced, just to highlight a situation where Christmas, well, didn’t exactly go wrong, but just got a bit weird.

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Geeking Out With My Daughters: Preparing for the Future [Doctor Who–The Empty Child]

I’ve been watching Doctor Who with my children recently, going back to the beginning of the revival series (aka, what’s easily available on Netflix).  Just today we got up to The Empty Child by Steven Moffat, and part way through the second episode of the two-parter, The Doctor Dances before real life got in the way.

If you are familiar with it, you know that it’s pretty creepy stuff, and I’d say the first great story that the series produced.

Anyway, shortly afterwards as we were getting ready to go, my middle child (13 years old now) starts chattering to me about what’s she’s taking away from the show, and says this:

So, rules if you are in a little-child-in-a-gasmask-pocalypse:  don’t open the door, don’t answer the phone, tell the child to go to his room but then don’t go to his room yourself.

It warms my heart as a parent to see my kids offspring pulling these important life lessons out of their popular entertainment!

A Legion of Nerdy Mugs

So, it turns out that I have a number of hobbies and interests that some might consider to be, how shall we put this, a bit “nerdy”: for example, comic books or science fiction TV or mystery games, etc.

And it turns out that like many people with nerdy interests, I have a birthday.  One that I celebrate every year, often with presents.  Plus Christmas.

And I think sometimes people aren’t sure what to get me, even though I–like all people with a hobby–think I’m a pretty easy person to shop for (“Just get The Flash by Geoff Johns, vol. 3 or Showcase Presents The Unknown Soldier vol 2 or a Doctor Who DVD, but not the new series, cuz I watch that on iTunes or Netflix–c’mon, it’s so obvious!”)

Anyway, the result of this confluence of circumstances is that over the years, I have received  a lot of mugs.  A lot of nerdy mugs. Even…a Legion of nerdy mugs!

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My favorite comic series, the Legion of Super-Heroes, started with only three members, so six definitely counts

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Actor Appreciation: 90th in their 90’s during the 90’s

A while ago I was talking to my friend who is also into movies and we somehow got into a thing of wondering about actors who kept acting until they were quite old, specifically into their 90’s.  Then we were wondering how many actors were acting in their 90’s during the 1990’s.  And that got me wondering if there are any who actually acted in their 90th film, in the 90’s, while they were in their 90’s.  Could it be?  I resolved to find out. Continue reading Actor Appreciation: 90th in their 90’s during the 90’s