Saturday, May 7, 2022

It's May Already

It's funny to me because I thought I would find myself interested in blogging again once I kicked my season depression.  It's why I haven't posted on here in months, I just haven't cared to.  It was my first time, to my knowledge, experiencing seasonal depression and boy did it do me in.  I could function, I could go to work and I was there for my kids and even attended multiple wrestling and other live events.  

What I can't figure out is why I haven't comeback to posting on not just this blog, but all my blogs.  I enjoy reading my friends blogs thoroughly.  It's a little frustrating because writing has always been a passion of mine and it's just gone.

I'm not sure the future of this or any of my blogs, the one I feel I would focus on the most is the Wrestling Insomniac, which attracts the most traffic of all my blogs.  

Until next time...if there is one

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Hit Songs on my Birthday

I saw on twitter someone posted, the #1 song on your 22nd Birthday is how your 2022 is going to go, this lead me to this neat website Birthday Jams and here is the list of hit songs on my Birthday every year since my birth...June 24, 

1979    Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
1980    Comin Up - Paul McCartney
1981    Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
1982    Ebony & Ivory - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
1983    Flashdance... What a Feeling - Irene Cara
1984    The Reflex - Duran Duran
1985    Heaven - Bryan Adams
1986    On My Own - Patti LaBelle & Michal McDonald
1987    I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
1988    Foolish Beat - Debbie Gibson
1989    Satisfied - Richard Marx
1990    Step by Step - New Kids On The Block
1991    Rush Rush - Paula Abdul
1992    I'll Be There - Mariah Carey featuring Trey Lorenz
1993    That's The Way Love Goes - Janet Jackson
1994    I Swear - All-4-One
1995    Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? - Bryan Adams
1996    The Crossroads - Bones Thugs-n-Harmony
1997    I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy& Faith Evans featuring 112
1998    The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
1999    If You Had My Love - Jennifer Lopez
2000    Be With You - Enrique Iglesias
2001    Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, & Pink
2002    Hot in Herre - Nelly
2003    This is The Night - Clay Aiken
2004    Burn - Usher
2005    We Belong Together - Mariah Carey
2006    Hips Don't Lie - Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
2007    Umbrella - Rihanna featuring Jay-Z
2008    Viva La Vida - Coldplay
2009    Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas
2010    California Gurls - Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg
2011    Rolling In The Deep - Adele
2012    Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
2013    Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell
2014    Fancy - Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
2015    See You Again - Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
2016    One Dance - Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
2017    Despacito - Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
2018    Sad! - XXXTentacion
2019    Old Town Road - Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
2020    Rockstar - DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
2021    BTS - Butter

I'm way more familiar with the songs in the first tens years of my life than the last ten years. The middle two about 50 / 50.  I found another website that does the same thing and the majority of the songs are the same.  

Until Next Time!

Monday, December 20, 2021

Cold Crisp Morning

I stepped outside to take trash out and start my van before work, it was just after 6am and it was a crisp 10 degrees.  It's the coldest morning we've had since last winter and I loved it.  There is just something about those cold crisp mornings, where there is no wind and the air just feels so clean.

There is nothing like take few deeps breaths on morning like these.  I'm sure it's all in my head, but it just feels like it cleans out the lungs and it's refreshing.  

The moon looked awesome with a double ring around it, my picture doesn't capture it like I would like it too.  

It was a very serene few minutes before heading to work.  

Until Next Time!

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

It's snowing

It's snowing outside, we aren't supposed to get much and it's going to be in the 50's and rain this weekend, but it still does put me in that Christmas spirit!

I love Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol' it's such a great story and I have watched many different versions of it over the years.  As a child Mickey's Christmas Carol was my favorite, the 1938 version starring Reginald Owens is a masterpiece!  The Muppets had a bad ass version, and the Bill Murray take on the story in Scrooged is wonderful. 

There have been so many different takes on the story, but the most recent 2019 BBC Version starring Guy Pearce is terrific.  I've watched it the last two years and had the itch to start it last night.  It's broken down to three episodes on FX with a commercial free runtime of 173 minutes.  It has it faults but I like this take on the story.   

I think tonight is good night to break out the Christmas specials we have on DVD & Blu Ray and fire them up!  Until 8pm when AEW Dynamite comes on. 

Until Next Time!

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

8-Bit Christmas

I watched the HBO Max flick 8-Bit Christmas this past weekend.  Based on the trailer it looked like an updated version of A Christmas Story and after watched that I do get the inspirational vibes that it got from the timeless classic.

In A Christmas Story Ralphie pines for a Red Ryder 200 shot range model air field with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells times.  In 8-Bit Christmas Jake pines for a Nintendo.

Overall I really enjoyed the movie and I could, at times, relate to how desperately Jake wanted a Nintendo.  I would give this recommend and say it's worth your time for a watch, but I'm not ready to say it's a new timeless classic like A Christmas Story became.  I could see myself buying it when it comes out on home video because it has just the right amount of nostalgia for me to want to look back at it. 

In Christmas 1988, when this movie takes place, I was 9 1/2 years old and my brother and desperately wanted this home entertainment system.  Our parents agreed to pay half, but we had to work and earn the money for it.  So we worked under the table for a farmer at his enormous chicken barn picking eggs. 

This barn has rows and rows of chickens in cages, stacked on top of each other, looking back it's not that sanitary.  I would push my cart down the row and collect the eggs in flats of 36, I believe we got 18 cents a flat.  The downside was that some chickens would peck your hands as your took the eggs, and that hurt like crazy. 

When we would get paid our mother made us put have of it in the back, then half of what was left, a quarter, we go towards the Nintendo and the remainder we got as spending money.  It felt like it took years, in reality it was months, to save up the money for the Nintendo but we did.

Today I'm not a huge at home gamer.  I love old arcade games and I'm a pinball fanatic, but at home my favorite games to play are the classic Nintendo and Super Nintendo games.

I just found out that this movie is based on a book that came out in 2013, I think I'll have to read that.

Until Next Time!

Friday, November 26, 2021

It's the Christmas Season

I love me some Christmas, always have, it was my favorite holiday.  I just love the time of the year, the family get togethers, the food, the holiday spirit.  A then along the way someone made it very hard for me to enjoy Christmas, it just became more frustrating than fun.

My wife's favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, as she says the only expectation is a good meal and she's got that down.  My wife has really made Thanksgiving so appealing and exciting, and she really is a marvelous cook. 

Last year on Black Friday, Wesley asked if we could go and get a Christmas tree, the look on his faceand the excitement in his eyes reminded me of how great Christmas was for me.  So we headed to the tree lot and picked out a nice one.  Christmas 2020 was one of the best that I have had in years.  Christmas 2021 feels like it's going to top last year easily.  

Before Thanksgiving Wesley asked if we were going to get the tree the day after again, and I said that we would.  Even my wife said that Wesley's excitement was rubbing off on her.  I mean who doesn't find a 6 years old innocent wonder and excitement contagious.  

The weather Black Friday forecasted rain with a mix of snow all day and I didn't want to bring a wet tree in the house, as the lot was open on Thanksgiving day I decided to get it that morning.  So at 8am when it opened Wesley and I were there to fetch the tree.  We had to be back by 9am to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, he was very excited to watch that.

We got the tree in the stand but didn't decorate it until Friday.  I worked in the morning, then when I got home Addison and I made the popcorn strands, Kate had already put the lights on it.  Wesley and Addison then decorated it.  I must say it looks fantastic!

We watched Christmas Chronicles 2 on Netflix while we trimmed the tree, so I guess it can be said that we are definitely full ahead Christmas!

Until Next Time!

Saturday, October 23, 2021

This and That

I'm enjoying my life right now, I'm just not finding the time to do some of the things that I used to have more time to do.  Since July I have just been so swamped with work, not at work and while at home.  I've managed to do plenty with my family, going to wrestling and what not.  However, for work I am behind a computer all day long and the last thing I want to do with my free time at home is sit behind a computer even more.  

Maybe if I had a comfortable set up to sit on my couch and use my laptop, I don't know.  My buddy has a new webpage and message board, Middle Aged Fat Kids that is well worth your time.  It's a fun mix of 90's based pop culture.  The Forum is cool as well because I used to use these all the time and now I just don't.  

I get it, reddit is all the rage, but I don't like sorting through it.  I like a good old fashioned forum, but that's me!  I mean when I want to play video games at home I just want to play Nintendo or the SNES Classic Edition Mario Kart.  

Until Next Time!