Perspective served on a poppy seed bun with mustard, relish, tomato, onion, hot peppers, celery salt and a pickle
Mac over at The Chive posted a few weeks ago a series of would you rather- type questions. Please allow me to fill you in on the correct answer to each proposed scenario (that is unless you feel different):
Your own private island or your own private jet?
Answer: You’d rather own the island. There are only so many private islands in the world and jets are a pain in the ass to maintain (parking, fueling, paying a pilot, etc.). Having your own island offers you the opportunity to be master of your domain. You can make it a for-profit venture or it can be your More >
It’s been a weird weekend on this end. On Friday night The Wife and I stayed up and polished off the last three episodes of Breaking Bad – we’d DVR’d the entire series back in Septmeber and have been clipping through them slowly ever since. It was everything I was hoping it would/could be. If you haven’t invested your intellectual resources in the series of yet I cannot think of a better way for you to fill those awkward two weeks created by two holidays falling on consecutive Wednesdays at the end of the month. That is, as long as your More >
The Wife and I are hunkering down for NBC’s live action rendition of The Sound of Music this evening. I am literally on the edge of the couch cushion with anticipation… of a train wreck. I recognize already that this production is set up for an all-time roasting on Twitter and various social media outlets so by the time you read this most if not all of the jokes will have been made already, but I just can’t help myself. The Wife is an admitted Julie Andrewsaholic and has hated the idea of tonight’s production since they started promoting it More >
I’ve been up in Canada the first part of this week again but am headed home this morning. Canada is a great place but it lacks the little things that make America the greatest country in the world.
We find ourselves in that fertile ground of office parties and ugly sweaters that is the approximately three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s important to rehash the lessons from these past few days in order to make us stronger this time next month as well as for years going forward. So with that in mind here’s what I learned over my Thanksgiving break…
- I took a tour of Wrigley Field last week as part of their Season Ticket Holders program. The tour was very interesting if everything my tour guide said was true. Now up front here I want to More >
I’ve decided to forego sleep here of late. It’s not so much a conscious choice as it has been a series of events that have come up here of late which I have opted to pursue in lieu of collecting REM. This schedule shows no sign of stopping for the duration of this week so I’m taking matters into my own hands and declaring a temporary hiatus in posting until Monday December 2nd. It’s not you, it’s me. With the holiday week upon us I have commitments every night this week through Sunday so I just don’t know when I’d More >
I’m up in the great white north of Calgary and Edmonton this week where it has been a consistent -20 degrees Celsius which has been really neat. There a good few inches of snow on the ground and it basically hurts to go outside. So these cities have that going for them. With that said it’s actually been a good time culminated by attending the heated & historic Oilers-Panthers rivalry clash tonight. All you need to know is the tap beer at the Rexall Place (the Oiler’s stadium) is Molson Canadian and thus everything is right with the world. While the in-game More >
I mentioned in my Quick Quips column two weeks ago that this Blackhawks season has gone remarkably well. The story of the 2010-2011 Blackhawks season where they recovered from their first Stanley Cup hangover in 49 years is well chronicled. Duncan Keith came out and admitted that coming off a season that featured a Gold Medal Olympic run and a Stanley Cup championship left him struggling to get up for the monotony of regular season games five months later. There’s a reason repeating a championship is so difficult – particularly in hockey where it hasn’t happened since the Redwings did it More >
The Wife is celebrating her birthday today. She’s another year older much as I will be in four short months. Both of us are beyond the point where we can explain away our age by having “just turned 30” as that excuse is now a few years into our rearview mirrors. We are in the process of buying a new home (and going through the associated mortgage approval process and all the fun stuff that comes with it), and we’re expecting another new addition to our family next spring. Basically we’re all grown up at this point and find ourselves More >
I’m not sure if this has come across your radar of yet but I just learned about it on Tuesday and my world has been a little sunnier ever since.
Essentially what this lowering of in-flight digital restrictions means is that the airlines have been lying to us since day one. There is no threat of disaster brought on by your continuing to check your emails as you pull away from the gate. Nor will the pilot lose communication with the tower as you catch up on your Twitter feed. The whole thing has been a sham from the beginning. I More >
On Friday night I went to see Gravity with a buddy of mine and I must say, my mind was blown. It’s an incredibly ambitious project that defies the conventional structure of the three act narrative on which American cinema is based. There are only two characters and a whole lot of space for the duration of the film. With that said it is perhaps the only movie that I can think of, which I can say with 100% confidence, that is dramatically improved through 3D glasses. It’s absolutely fantastic… as long as you do not have a heart condition.
To say More >
As a Cubs fan I like to think I know a thing or two about patience. My father learned it from this ballclub and my grandparents have been asked for a lifetime of it from this organization. I have invested more than a few words in my support of the new administration over these past two years and I’m as sold on the plan of building through the draft and player development as one could be. But I’ve got to be honest, this managerial search has brought me to my limit.
Back in 2011 when Theo & Co. rolled into town they More >
There was a time in the history of this website where the Quick Quips format was a popular crutch. It allows me to empty the tank of a bunch of half-baked thoughts and tidbits that I think are worth sharing. In looking back at this past year of posts I see that this will only be the fourth edition since the calendar flipped to 2013. For that I apologize. Please consider your Quick Quip itch scratched via the following…
Thank you Veterans. It’s because of you that all the rest of this is possible. Thank you.
After seeing Gravity two weeks ago, space has been on my mind a lot. In thinking about it more and more I’ve come to two definite and infallible conclusions, 1) we are small specs in the grand scheme of things and thus any importance or significance we believe our lives entail is all self created. Life is short, it’s the only one you’ve got so enjoy it. 2) Canadiens have embraced #1 better than perhaps any other race as evidence by the work of Astronaut Chris Hadfield. This was recorded as he wrapped up his 147 day trip through our stratosphere. More >