Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Walking Dead Season 1

Wow. Season 1 was just as sphincter clenching the second go around as the first. I’m caught up on the two current episodes from season two, and the series hasn’t missed a beat.

News of a new stable of writers and a lower budget had me worried. I’m glad my concerns were for naught.

My one complaint- Not to give anything away if you haven’t seen it, but I hate it when the kids are messed with. The end of episode 2 had me gnashing my teeth. Getting chased by zombies, screaming and crying, near misses, that’s fine. Show one of the little turds getting hurt and possibly killed = Not Cool.

I’m not kidding, leave the kids alone! My favorite Stephen King story is The Mist. I read it many times and almost wore out my cd of the audiobook. I’ve never seen the movie and don’t plan on ever seeing it. Why? Because of the ending.

Anyways, I’ll tune in next week. I gotta know what happens.


Side note: Imagine my astonishment when I found out the guy playing Rick Grimes is a Brit! I know, right? I would of never guessed. He’s got the southern nailed. The dude’s name is Andrew Lincoln… damn, even his name sounds as American as apple pie and Jack Daniels. Kudos to you, sir.


Zebra G-301 Gel Pen

I love the act of writing. Watching the ink flow out, the scritch of the pen tip crossing the page. It’s a shame I can’t pen anything thought provoking or at least entertaining, but damn my handwriting sure is pretty!

I’ve been rocking a Pelikan fountain pen. The Pelikan fits my hand and the black Pelican ink flows sooo nice. I carry it in my bag in case the urge to scribble strikes. The downside is if it gets lost I may never replace it


Enter the Zebra G-301. Nowhere near as nice as my Pelikan, I like how it writes and if misplaced I won’t have to lunch on ramen noodles for two months so I can afford another. The steel barrel will take the abuse that reduces lesser, plastic pens to bits cluttering the bottom of my bag. Bonus, I bet I could drive a G-301 through a zombies skull and brain with no problem.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I Love This Time of Year

jack_1And I love Halloween. Ghouls and Jack o’ Lanterns, scary movies, the whole shebang. The air has gotten very crisp. The Weather Prognosticators claim there will be snow flurries soon. That’s just fine with me since I’m in no hurry to start shoveling the driveway. That’s going to suck. I am in no shape for clearing snow by hand. I fear there will be much PT in the near future.

Our old snow blower died in a puddle of gas last winter. I found out last week it was un-revivable. Since we don’t have $400 to replace it with a new one, we picked up an electric ‘blower at Menards for $100 after the rebate. I’ll let you know if it’s worth it.

In the spirit of Halloween I’m working my way through the first season of AMC’s The Walking Dead on Netflix. Let me tell you, it’s just as good the second time around. When that’s done I’ll start the second season.

The boys and I enjoyed 6Teen: Dude of the Living Dead and Phineas & Ferb’s Halloween special. That is some mix, huh?

This weekend we start on costumes. Numero Dos wants to be a cyborg with robot arms. The oldest is planning on manning the door and handing out candy, there’s time yet for him to change his mind.


I really, reaallly want to visit a haunted corn maze this year. There’s now way in hell Red will set foot in one, she won’t even wait in the car.

I never made it to Howl O’ Scream at Busch Gardens. If I’d known there would be cheerleaders… more pics here and here.


Monday, October 03, 2011