Category: Geekdom

Helen’s story, too many words on Transformers: Legends, and a recap of my weekend movie blitz

Helen’s story, too many words on Transformers: Legends, and a recap of my weekend movie blitz

Helen’s lion story A couple of weeks ago I had the girls in my office for a half-hour or so to account for some unusual schedule quirk between Mel and I. During that visit,...

Conversations with an eight-year-old

Conversations with an eight-year-old

Helen: “Dad, what is a knapsack?” Me: “Knapsack is another word for backpack.” Helen. “Oh, I see. So, you have a knapsack. Only yours is called a Man Purse 2000.”

The toy history of characters in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”

The toy history of characters in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”

Toys can be an important merchandising tie-in for summer’s blockbuster Hollywood movies, and this summer’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation is no different. As it is based on characters which appear in Hasbro’s G.I. Joe toy line, which...

Good day with the girls

Good day with the girls

Took the girls to an event at Bemidji Community Art Center where they each got to make five Cristmas-related crafts, then hung out with Helen a bit while Millie napped. Plus, I resurrected Derka...

Things I’ve read today

Things I’ve read today

Like a vast number of users of Apple’s products, I read every post at Daring Fireball every day. It’s an Apple-centric news, information and review blog, but it’s also about whatever else its author,...

It’s been one crazy day

It’s been one crazy day

Storm of the Decade Last night, Bemidji got crushed with the worst thunderstorm I have seen in the 11 years I have lived up here. It was intense even by Kansas standards, which have...

What I’m reading/writing/learning

What I’m reading/writing/learning

What I’m Reading I’m a bit behind on my comic book reading; and, in actuality, I’ve cut back significantly on the number of books I’m buying every month. I’m down to less than a...

Birchbox and comics — a pretty solid combination

Birchbox and comics — a pretty solid combination

What I’m Buying I actually got this on Monday; I signed up for a three-month trial to Birchbox. This was a total impulse buy; it just seemed silly and fun to get a little...

The rumors are true — I actually finished another novel

The rumors are true — I actually finished another novel

What I’m Reading I just finished Clive Barker‘s Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War (literally just finished, within the last 15 minutes).  I’ve fallen into a “like it but don’t love it” kind of...

Helen started softball

Helen started softball

Helen started softball tonight. I didn’t get to see much of her debut, as I was chasing Millie all over the adjacent playground, but I think she had fun. But instead of wearing Millie...

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