This past Thursday, June 7, President Obama rolled past my baby’s school twice; once to head to breakfast and then back again after he was done.
On his way back, the administrators had all of the students of the small, private school standing on the sidewalk; our baby included.
Here she is explaining to her mom and I what happened. Forgive me for the slight background noise (we were sitting next to a fan), but the audio is still loud and clear. Enjoy her enthusiasm as much as we did:
Thanks to WordPress’ excellent method of tracking your blog’s stats, I noticed that many of the people who read that blogged clicked the link of the picture to film Melancholia, that I rented through Amazon although it was still in theaters.
I think this was because few people had heard of it and had wanted more info on it.
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But like most guys I’ve been an action fan as far back as I can remember. I like gun fights if they’re cool, I like blow ups if it’s relevant. I like fights if they can actually fight. I like car chases if they provide a fresh look at car chases (do not miss the climax of Fast Five). Continue reading →
Not sure if you’ve heard what’s been going on lately, but I’ll assume you haven’t so allow me to get you up to speed.
Eddie Murphy was slated to host the Oscars. Brett Ratner (film director best known for the Rush Hour series), who also directed Murphy’s flick Tower Heist was slated to produce the Oscars.
Well, a couple days ago during an interview with the oh so raunchy Howard Stern, Ratner made a boo boo in his choice of words and hurled out a gay slur in reference to his apparent work habits, or lack thereof. Subsequently he was fired resigned. You know, the kind of fired where you can say you quit even thought we know you were dumped?
As I reflect on my most recent trip to Vegas a few short days ago, I confirmed what I already suspected.
The Vegas Strip is rapidly losing it’s secret weapon. It’s losing what made it most unique. What let you know beyond the shadow of a doubt that you were in the heart of Vegas.
Don’t get me wrong I still had a blast. We stayed at South Point just off the strip and had a great time. I’m normally a gambler when I go and this time I didn’t spend a single penny gambling.
I even managed to do what used to be my favorite thing in Vegas….take a trip down the strip. That’s how I confirmed what’s changed. As I thought about it, I thought maybe it was a little silly. After all what I’m missing is so simple that I wondered if I took for granted that it would always be there.
I’m usually pretty easy going when it comes to life’s little details. Often when something comes along that doesn’t seem right or fair, if I understand the logic for its existence I will go along with it. Even if I don’t like it or agree with it. Particularly if there is still value. Such as a recent blog I wrote regarding a popular company’s change in pricing.
But this is different. I don’t understand the reason, so I’m frustrated. Frustrated with these guys that call themselves Ticketmaster.