Friday, July 31, 2015

Imperial Troop Transport (short story)

Just when I thought I had it all....

The best thing about doing the podcast is that now folks are bringing me things I never knew existed. Take for instance this 1979 short story that came with the Imperial Troop Transport toy. Unbelievable!

And after further review I realized that not only does it fit into continuity with the other stories (with minor issues that can be easily explained) I discovered it was actually MENTIONED in another short story on years later!!

Incredible! Is it no surprise I love these better than the movies?!

Anyway folks, today I thought I'd paste the copies here for you to see yourself.

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Upcoming Board Games

As a lot of you know, I love me some board games and there's a few board games coming out soon that I'm looking forward to.

 Firefly: Kalidasa

I love this game and even though I don't know much about this expansion other than the name, I can't wait for it to come out!
Zombies!!! 14: Space Bites

My favorite game in the world and I get excited every year when the new expansion comes out! This upcoming one is no exception and I look forward to fighting Zombies on a space station!!

K folks, just wanted to geek out for a minute. I'm done now!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

More toys from the past!

I found a few more toy from my childhood I wanted to share today:

 You hit the keys and their mouths open as if they're singing the notes themselves! I remember playing this one at our old church nursery I think.
 And though we never had this, my neighbor did and I thought it was the coolest kit ever! We used to put water in the medicine bottle and pretend it was health potion from Zelda.
 We had these too. Played with them for hours on no end. Don't know why but they were extremely fun to play with!
The Fisher Price Movie Viewer.

Completely forgot about it until doing a random search online for toys the other day and re-discovered it! My cousins had this and I thought it was so awesome! All you did was slide the cartridge into the back of the viewer and crank the handle to turn the pictures. Afterwards you rewound the whole thing and picked up the next one.

Fun toy, but the one that blew my nostalgia up past 100 was this...

Pop-up Pinball machine!!!!! I've been looking for this toy online for years and could never remember the name of it until I stumbled across it last month. I LOVED this toy growing up. I can't tell you how many times I played it either, it was SO fun!

Ok, that's my little stroll down memory lane. Thanks for walking it with me!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Otto and I

 Here's me with my best friend (and nephew) Otto. Look how much he loves me!
Here we are again that same night an hour later. He's going to be a singer with that voice!

Monday, July 27, 2015

The "Me" Update

Been a while since I've done one of these so I thought now would be a great time as any to tell you what I've been up to.
 After my dinner theatre ended in May I've had more free time to catch up on rewatching some older movies, getting a little reading in and having fun.
My next show got delayed and didn't come around in June, it's now been pushed back to a January date and I'm completely happy about that. At the moment, I don't plan on writing anymore but focusing on my writing skills and doing something else.

I'm attending a Writer's Symposium this week that should help hone my skills even better but we'll see.

Ok folks, that's all for now. See ya tomorrow!

Friday, July 24, 2015

August Movies

That time again to look at the upcoming movies for next month and already it looks like slim pickings!
 Fantastic Four

The reboot. I wasn't interested in this movie from the very beginning and still aren't impressed now that I'm seeing the trailers. Pass!
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Green Destiny

I liked the first one. I don't know much about this one but I may try it out if I have the time. Other than these two movies there's nothing really worth mentioning this month.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Chase Day

Back in May we had our first annual Chase Day for employees. I forgot to post this short clip of Megan heading down this:

The biggest blow up slide I've ever seen. I went down it and nearly took the skin off the back of my heels!

Megan didn't suffer any damage thanks to heeding my prior warnings to her.

It also took place at the Zoo. I place Megan always loves to visit. Here she is inside one of the exhibits. If you look close enough, you'll see her "I'm perfectly happy" face.

See you later folks!